MVP’s Re-sign with Mavericks!!!
ABA MVP’s Ed Horton (2013-14 ABA MVP/ABA Championship Finals MVP), PJ Couisnard (2011 ABA Championship Finals MVP), and Josh Pace (2009-10 ABA MVP/ABA Championship Finals MVP) have all re-signed to play for the Shreveport- Bossier Mavericks for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Horton a native of Shreveport, LA averaged 17.2 points per game while leading the Mavericks to a perfect 34-0 Championship Season.
Couisnard won his 2nd National Championship with the Mavericks! He averaged 15.6 points per game and 7.2 rebounds. Couisnard was 1st Team All-ABA for the 2013-14 season.
Pace was the first player to ever win both the ABA Regular Season and Championship Finals MVP Awards helped the Mavericks win their 1st ABA Championship in 2009-10. Pace played his college basketball at Syracuse University and was a starter on their 2003 NCAA National Championship Team.
For more information on the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks go to www.abamavericks.com or to www.abalive.com.
Chicago Fury Will Be Having Tryouts!
Los Angeles Plays Sichaun Blue Whales and Xinjian Flying Tigers of the CBA
The Los Angeles SLAM played the Sichaun Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) in Southern California on Thursday. The Sichaun Blue Whales is the CBA team who just signed Metta World Peace to a contract. The Los Angeles SLAM did not have their full roster of SLAM players due to the Los Angeles Drew League Playoffs. The Los Angeles SLAM played with only 8 players. The SLAM had one regular SLAM player and the rest of the players were new and reserve players. The SLAM led by 8 to 12 points for most of the game. The Sichaun Blue Whales were able to take the lead with one minute to go. The SLAM tied the game and sent it into overtime. The coach of the Sichaun Blue Whales did not want to play overtime. The game ended in a 95 to 95 tie.
On Saturday 8-2-14 the Los Angeles SLAM took on the CBA powers house Xinjiang Flying tigers. Xinjiang was defeated this past CBA season by the Beijing Ducks in the CBA Championship, Xinjiang has been in the CBA Championship series 4 years of the last 6 years. Xinjiang is 4 time runner up. Xinjiang is one of the top two teams in China.
The Los Angeles SLAM played Xinjiang with only 6 players. Xinjiang had 12 players. The Los Angeles SLAM utilized their quickness and athleticism to counter the size of Xinjiang. The SLAM led by as much as 30 points in the 3rd quarter. The final score was 87-64. The los Angeles SLAM won. This was an easy victory for the Los Angeles SLAM.
MR. Don Sanchez
CEO - ABA Summer Pro Basketball League