Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
 USA basketball USA Basketball
Men Professional
Men College
High Schools

 Canadian basketball Canadian Hoops
Americas Events
World Events
Upcoming Events
Aug 19: Taipei (TPE): Universiade starts
Aug 20: World University Games starts
Oct 17: NBA: NBA starts
Authors:


 
Gianni Pascucci

Facebook
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover ABA basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
Men Women
ABA Standings
At Large
 1. Cleveland Proers 1-1 
 2. Albany Ballers 0-0 
 3. Palm Beach K. 0-1 
 4. NY Holy Storm 0-2 
 5. Topeka A. 0-2 
 6. Ga Thunder 0-5 
Chesapeake
 1. DMV Warriors 17-0 
 2. Steel City YJ 11-9 
 3. PG Valor 8-6 
 4. Baltimore Hawks 8-8 
 5. Reading Wizards 6-9 
 6. Philadelphia C. 5-8 
 7. York Buccaneers 2-11 
 8. Salisbury B. 1-9 
Far West
 1. Orange Cnty N. 9-3 
 2. Arizona Scorpions 7-0 
 3. Yuba City GM 7-3 
 4. Las Vegas J. 6-5 
 5. Henderson Hawks 4-4 
 6. Tucson Buckets 2-5 
 7. Oceanside A-T 1-0 
 8. NV Senators 1-5 
 9. San Diego Surf 1-6 
 10. Hawaii Swish 0-0 
 11. California G.T 0-5 
 12. Shizuoka G. 0-9 
Florida
 1. S.Florida Gold 20-4 
 2. Jacksonville G. 17-2 
 3. Orlando Waves 16-2 
 4. Saint Petersburg .. 10-10 
 5. Sarasota M. 1-4 
 6. Florida All-Stars 0-9 
Georgia
 1. Southwest W. 9-17 
 2. Atlanta Wildcats 8-2 
 3. Pro Elite Flyers 8-5 
 4. Georgia Kingz 7-0 
 5. Columbus BH 7-8 
 6. Gainesville H. 4-6 
 7. Atlanta Storm 4-7 
 8. Atlanta Aliens 3-5 
Great Plains
 1. Salina Saints 12-0 
 2. Kansas City S. 2-4 
 3. Bartlesville R. 1-3 
 4. Tulsa Twisters 0-5 
Gulf Coast
 1. Mobile Bay T. 11-2 
 2. Pensacola L. 8-8 
 3. Birmingham B. 3-3 
 4. Jackson S. 2-9 
 5. Mid South E. 1-0 
 6. Georgia G. 1-7 
Louisiana
 1. Twin City Jazz 6-1 
 2. Shreveport-BF 0-2 
Mid-Atlantic
 1. Richmond Elite 12-3 
 2. Fredericksburg G. 9-6 
 3. Carolina Cougars 8-5 
 4. Virginia Storm 5-4 
 5. RDC Vulcans 4-6 
 6. Fayetteville F. 2-4 
 7. Greenville G. 0-5 
 8. Lions Basketball 0-7 
No conference
 1. Oklahoma O. 0-2 
North Central
 1. W.Michigan LH 14-6 
 2. Grand Rapids D. 12-4 
 3. Kalamazoo C. 7-5 
 4. Oakland CC 2-5 
 5. Team NetWork 2-11 
 6. Detroit FF 1-4 
 7. Motor City F. 1-7 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Express 11-8 
 2. Atlantic C.Cardin.. 10-3 
 3. Rochester Ravens 9-2 
 4. Elmira Eagles 9-13 
 5. N.England A. 7-3 
 6. WNY T-snow 7-9 
 7. NY Court Kingz 5-6 
 8. Bronx HF 2-7 
 9. Boston C. 2-10 
 10. Long Island J. 0-4 
 11. Buffalo BH 0-7 
Southwest
 1. Austin Bats 14-1 
 2. Universal City S. 13-6 
 3. Laredo S. 6-6 
 4. Texas RW 6-7 
 5. Texas Sky Riders 2-6 
 6. San Antonio Blaze 2-7 
 7. Kyle Stallions 1-7 
 8. Texas Fuel 0-0 
 9. Texarkana P. 0-2 
Tri State
 1. Windy City G. 15-1 
 2. Kentucky En. 15-9 
 3. Chicago Steam 8-4 
 4. Chicago Fury 7-4 
 5. Indy Naptown AS 4-5 
 6. Wisconsin RR 2-0 
 7. N.Indiana M. 2-12 
 8. Chicago Knights 1-3 
 9. Libertyville V. 1-11 
 10. S.Bend Monarchs 0-0 
Poll

Articles
Interviews

Salem Sabres player lands overseas deal - Nov 30, 2012


POSTED BY:
GIANNI PASCUCCI
E-mail Gianni:
Gianni's Articles 
| Follow Gianni on  Facebook

Rich Smith (6'7''-F/C) a 250lbs Center/Power Forward currently playing with the Salem Sabres ABA professional basketball team will soon be shedding his Sabres uniform and heading overseas to play with the Indonesia Warriors. Smith was born in Subic Bay, Philippines but grew up in Bremerton, Washington. He graduated from Olympic High School and went on to play basketball for Concordia University from 2007-2009. In 2009 Smith transferred to George Fox University where he played until 2011. While at George Fox Smith pursued a degree in Chemistry and Civil Engineering. Smith signed to play with the Salem Sabres in mid July. He came into the Sabres camp ready to work hard. Smith only played two games as a Sabre and contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds in those games.
Head Coach Willie Freeman had this to say about Smith. "Rich is a young up and coming athlete who is putting in the work to further his professional career. We wish him well with his future endeavors".
When Smith got the news of the opportunity to go overseas the whole Sabres camp was excited for him. Owner Rhonda Alexander "This is one of the goals of the organization, to help local talent gain that recognition to hopefully get a shot at an overseas deal, D League or even the NBA. We did not think it would happen in our Inaugural season, but none the less we are proud of Rich"
Smith said: "I am excited to play overseas. It's a new opportunity for me and to get to wake up doing something I love every day so I cannot complain. I love the opportunity to be able to travel to different countries and experience their culture, it's amazing! I like the fact the coach I will have has had NBA coaching experience, is an American and has been in constant contact with me. I feel that is what drew me to the Indonesia Warriors. The family like atmosphere is the same as we have with the Sabers. I got the chance to play overseas because I was actually born in the Philippines so I am an Asian import not an American even though I have been in America all my life. I feel God wanted me to be on this path in life and I feel that I grew a lot while with the Sabers. I got a lot of guidance from Coach Freeman and fellow teammate Cory Largent about playing overseas. They helped a lot in preparing me along with strong support from the upper management of the Sabres organization. It helps a lot when you have people who treat you like family around you. I am just ready to focus purely on basketball instead of school and hoops. I am wondering what my ceiling will be as Coach Freeman was just starting to tap into my potential".
The Sabres will be playing its first game without Smith on December 14th, 7pm at Chemeketa Community College Bldg #7. This will be the Salem Sabres first time match up with the Olympia Rise.   




Joe Newman
ABA adds Topeka Steek to Great Plains Division - 4 days ago
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Topeka Steel has been added to its Great Plains Division. "We very pleased that Shawn Smith and his group have decided to join the ABA," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Shawn has a great background in a variety of sports and we believe he'll do a terrific job with his ABA team - plus we were very eager to expand the Great Plains Division." The Topeka Steel is owned by One Distraction Sports Group, the parent owners of Impact...   [read more]
ABA Final Eight heads to Austin, TX - 5 days ago
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that this year's Final Eight will be played in Austin, TX and will be hosted by the Austin Bats. The Final Eight will be held in mid-April following a series of tournament games starting mid-March. "This year's tournament will be bigger and better than ever," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman, " because the ABA is bigger and better than ever with nearly 120 teams competing for the ABA Championship. Modeled after the single elimination NCA...   [read more]

Joe Newman
ABA returns to Owensboro, KY - 11 days ago
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announces that it will be returning to Owensboro KY starting in November. "Owensboro was a great ABA city, the home of the ABA Champion Kentucky Bisons," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "A great team with great fan support; we are very happy to be back." The team's primary owner will be Antjuan Washington , CEO of ABA Media and Entertainment and several other ABA teams. The co-owner is Dustin Driskell, co-owner of the ABA Kentucky Enforcers who...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map:
Usbasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.