1 Antoine Morgano NJP 35.7 2 Fahreed Cheatham PJD 34.3 3 Nate Young MP 33.1 4 Doug Herring Jr. HVK 31.7 5 Terry Hosley BAS 30.6 6 Angelo Hernandez NH 28.8 7 Kurt Cuffy 524 26.2 8 Corriche Gaskin HVK 25.0 9 Marcus Ashton WIN 24.7 10 Anis Taylor PJD
Rebounds Per Game
1 Kurt Cuffy 524 16.9 2 Danny Thompson BAS 15.6 3 Anthony Cox HVK 14.6 4 Tyrone Hill PJD 12.6 5 Fahreed Cheatham PJD 12.6 6 Antoine Morgano NJP 12.1 7 Doug Herring Jr. HVK 12.1 8 Nate Young MP 11.0 9 Korey Riley JAG 9.9 10 Brian Leggett NH
Assists Per Game
1 Andrew Gould MP 9.4 2 Doug Herring Jr. HVK 8.8 3 Dele Ojo RV 7.9 4 Roman Perez JAG 7.6 5 Brian Smith BB 6.5 6 John Hawthorne 524 5.8 7 Jeremiah King NJP 5.8 8 Cedric Stewart MAS 5.6 9 Karim Telfair TSE 5.6 10 Mike Mckenzie BAS
Steals Per Game
1 Doug Herring Jr. HVK 2.9 2 Brian Smith BB 2.9 3 Antoine Morgano NJP 2.6 4 Aaron Collins 524 2.9 5 Cedric Stewart MAS 2.7 6 Dele Ojo RV 2.4 7 Rogers Barnes BB 2.8 8 Anthony Williams RV 1.9 9 Jeremiah King NJP 1.9 10 Curtis McCollum BKF
Blocks Per Game
1 Kevin Briggs HVK 4.9 2 Danny Thompson BAS 3.9 3 Kurt Cuff 524 3.1 4 Mike Anderson BB 3.4 5 Brian Leggett NH 2.2 6 Anthony Cox HVK 3.4 7 Onyie Onunaku WIN 1.6 8 Naji Turner BKF 1.6 9 Antoine Morgano NJP 1.3 10 Andre Hardy CAP
As the upcoming APBL season approaches, we will begin to highlight the Manhattan Pride roster, one player at a time.
Todays highlighted player is Seon Jack (6'1''-G), a 6'1" guard from Brooklyn. Jack began his collegiate career at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2006-07 season. He then joined NYU-Poly during the 2008-09 season and finished his collegiate career with the Fighting Blue Jays.
1. Where and for what teams have you played for throughout your professional career?
The Manhattan Pride is the only team I've played for in my professional career.
2. How long have you been with the Manhattan Pride and what is your role with the team?
I am a sophomore with the Manhattan Pride franchise; this is going to be my ninth month on the team. I have always been interested in the team from first time I heard about it. When they first got started last year around this time, I told Will [team owner] that if he needs any practice players to scrimmage against, don't hesitate to give me a ring. Then during the Christmas break, the team underwent some changes and I got the call.
As for my role on the team, I have more of a defensive and pass first mindset. I like to guard the main ball handler on the opposing squad. I would pick the ball handler up full court to get a feel of his speed, quickness, and ball handling capabilities. Depending on how good he is, I would know how to play him in the half court setting. I can play both guard positions comfortably but I like to play the point position because that way I am able to create more.
3. What do you hope to accomplish as a member of the Manhattan Pride this season? And, where do you ultimately hope to advance to next in your basketball career?
Personally I'd like to average around 10 points, six assists, five rebounds, and three steals for the season. The 10 points is not difficult, but the assists, rebounds and steals would bring the bigger challenge. And overall I hope that there are no injuries or circumstances that would cause anyone to miss any games so that at worst we would be a .500 team.
Like everyone who plays this sport competitively I would like to play at the highest level whether it is in the U.S, Europe, or Asia.
4. Have you thought about life after playing professional basketball? If so, what are your plans once your playing career is completed?
Ive never really given it any kind of serious thought. I work in the construction industry, so I guess as my involvement in professional basketball become less, my involvement in that industry will become more.
After another successful regular season, the APBL has kicked off another season of summer league action. The Pride improved to 2-0 in the summer season with a victory over the New York Crusaders this past weekend. Nate Young (6'7''-G/F-86) led all scorers with a Manhattan Pride scoring record of 50 points in the victory. Wayne Surin (6'4''-F/G-89, college: Columbia, MO) also added 20 points and William Modeste (6'1''-G-81, college: Polytechnic) scored 17 points and made four three point... [read more]
After another successful regular season, the APBL has kicked off another season of summer league action.
In other Manhattan Pride news, after their 2015-16 APBL season, Pride CEO and founder Will Modeste received the prestigious Executive of the Year award. The Pride finished with the fourth best record in the APBL Eastern Conference and the best winning season in Manhattan Pride history.
In April the Pride also traveled to Mexico and hosted their first international overseas tour. The Pride spent a number of days in Mexico and received valuable experience playing against other Mexican pro teams there. The Pride also have other events and exhibition games planned before entering their sixth season as a professional franchise in the APBL.
MVP of the Year: Dele Ojo (6'0''-G-81) of Rockville V.; Clutch Performer of the Year: Tory Fassett (F) of Bay Area Sh.; Most Improved Player of the Year: Chad Moore (6'5''-F-89) of Winchester S.; Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Collins (6'0''-G) of NYC 524; Coach of the Year: Chaz Dudley of Beltway B.; 1st Team: G: Dele Ojo (6'0''-G-81) of Rockville V.; F: Tory Fassett (F) of Bay Area Sh.; G: Doug Herring Jr. (6'3''-G) of St.John M.R.; F: Chad Moore (6 [read more]
USBasket.com All-APBL 1st Team 2016
MVP of the Year: Dele Ojo (6'0''-G-81) of Rockville V. Clutch Performer of the Year: Tory Fassett (F) of Bay Area Sh. Most Improved Player of the Year: Chad Moore (6'5''-F-89) of Winchester S. Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Collins (6'0''-G) of NYC 524 Coach of the Year: Chaz Dudley of Beltway B.
A weekend filled with intense basketball ended much like the 2015 championship. Defending champion New Jersey Thunder needed a late basket to win the APBL title, this time it was a one-point victory over Hudson Valley Kingz. In a wild back-and-forth affair, New Jersey took a slim 22-21 lead after one quarter. Hudson Valley played much more confident in the second to lead at halftime 52-46. Both teams made runs in the third quarter with the Thunder first. After the home team build up a s... [read more]
A weekend filled with intense basketball ended much like the 2015 championship. Defending champion New Jersey Thunder needed a late basket to win the APBL title, this time it was a one-point victory over Hudson Valley Kingz.
In a wild back-and-forth affair, New Jersey took a slim 22-21 lead after one quarter. Hudson Valley played much more confident in the second to lead at halftime 52-46.
Both teams made runs in the third quarter with the Thunder first. After the home team build up a six-point advantage 67-61, the Kingz stormed back and by the end of the quarter led 76-74.
A close fourth quarter followed with Hudson Valley building a five-point lead with 4:57 to play. New Jersey would not go down easy, but still trailed by five with 1:38 left. That margin was cut to one with :14 remaining. A foul was called on the next play and after two free throws New Jersey led 98-97!
Hudson Valley did not panic, taking possession with :09 to play. A drive to the paint by Shereef Taylor resulted in a pair of free throws for the Kingz, who led 99-98 with just :04 on the clock. After a timeout the Thunder inbounded the ball from half court and found a streaking Charles Funches (6'8''-F-88, college: Hampton) under the basket. Although contested Funches easily scored to make it 100-99. Hudson Valley called timeout, but threw the ball away and their shot at the championship. Past APBL champions 2011: Tru Hope Blazers 2012: Beltway Bombers 2013: New York City 524 2014: Metropolitan All-Stars 2015: New Jersey Thunder 2016: New Jersey Thunder
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