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 1. Baltimore Sh. 0-0 
 2. Bowling Green H. 0-0 
 3. Ft.Wayne F. 0-0 
 4. Illinois Coal Min.. 0-0 
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 6. MidTenn S. 0-0 
 7. Mississippi E. 0-0 
 8. Washington Stars 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1 White, Indianapolis28.1 
 2 McKnight, Columbus25.4 
 3 Foster, Ft. Wayne24.6 
 4 Cannon, Ft. Wayne24.1 
 5 Thrash, Mid. Ten.23.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Weaver, Columbus13.2 
 2 McFadgon, Mid. Ten.11.8 
 3 Smith, Indianapolis10.9 
 4 Sturdivant, Bowling10.8 
 5 Pelham, Mid. Ten.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 1 Foster, Ft. Wayne5.6 
 2 Jordan, Preoria5.2 
 3 Clarkson, Columbus5.0 
 4 Patton, Mid. Ten.4.8 
 5 Hitchens, Columbus4.4 
Steals Per Game
 1 Wade, Missis6.0 
 2 Patton, Mid. Ten.3.2 
 3 Davis, Springfield2.8 
 4 Jones, Columbus2.6 
 5 McCrory, Bowling2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 1 McFadgon, Mid. Ten.2.7 
 2 Sturdivant, Bowling2.1 
 3 Simmons, Missis.2.0 
 4 Stevens, Memphis1.9 
 5 Niang, Memphis RR1.4 
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Interview: Head Coach Ozell Wells - Sep 21, 2007


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Ozell Wells
Eurobasket had the pleasure of chatting with experienced international coach Ozell Wells , who just signed with BC Kalev-Rapla, as the FIRST EVER U.S. Coach in Estonia.

Eurobasket: Hello coach, it looks as if you are making history again! What are yo hoping to accomplish? You are the 1st ever US coach there, is that significant?

OW: Hello, good to speak with u. This job is more of a thing where I have a chance to TEACH THE GAME of basketball. When I say teach the game, I am speaking in terms of fundamental aspects that are sorely lacking.. Even in Europe, the influence of streetball, ESPN highlights, etc. have affected the level of play. My aim is only to help players reach their FULL POTENTIAL! I guess the importance is that I can carry the US name and build on its reputation while paving the way for other coaches to follow suit.

Eurobasket: Now you had a good situation in Luxembourg this past year, coaching the jr national teams. Was that not the IDEAL OPPORTUNITY to teach the game?

OW: Actually YES IT WAS. However with the structure of basketball and sport in general, in countries where it is viewed only as recreation & not a profession dimishes things. That approach to the game dictates that there can never be a total dedication to realizing ones' full potential, as players who desire to be great, hit a ceiling; and as such, are forced to go elsewhere to hone their talents. I relished the chance to work with some GREAT COACHES who have a similar desire to TEACH THE GAME, Mathias Fischer, Yves Grandjean, Mathias Eckhoff, Ron Tuffel & Walt Lilyblad.

Eurobasket: What about the US? Why not set up shop there, teach the game there the way it is supposed to be in your mind?

OW: There are many coaches in the US who have adopted a similar appraoch to myself & are teaching ACTUAL BASKETBALL Tom Hughes, Ken Sanders, Jamie Angeli, Ramsey Nichols, Durand Walker and many others. The state of affairs in the US has been gradually deteriorating, as players are being more or less wharehoused & sold to the highest bidder based on height, athletic ability, etc but are not taught the basics.The commericalism of sport in the US has been a big detractor. Also there, the NBA highlights, AND 1 mix tapes, and fascination with “crowd pleasing” “STAR POWER” is a turn off.

Eurobasket: There is talk of an International Basketball Academy in Estonia, correct?

OW: Yes, it is the brainchild of longtime int'l coach Maarten vanGent and with support from BC Kalev mgmt, it is taking shape. I am honored to be a part of it coming to realisation. There will be talents from the world over HERE in Tallinn!

Eurobasket: You were the youngest FIBA coach ever in '00 in Saudi Arabia, do u ever see yourself trying to advance to a higher level, say the NBA or a Euroleague team?

OW: The NBA and Euroleague are everyone's dream and I value the relationshsips that I have now with people at those levels. With my aim being to develop players, if something where to materialize, I would love to explore the oportunuty.

Eurobasket: How do u see the Kalev-Rapla team? Any players stand out in your mind?

OW: We are a team with young, promising players & as they mature and develop, we will see great things! WE WILL DEFEND! Promising Estonians? Peter Kraavik, Heikko Niidass, Raimo Taam….there is a wealth of young, untapped potential her  




Greg Foster
Al Ansar inks Greg Foster and releases Craig Winder !! - 2 months ago
Al Ansar Medina (SBL) signed 28-year old American guard Greg Foster (188-84kg-89, college: Saginaw Valley). He played last summer at Fort Wayne Flite (CBA) in the U.S. Foster helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was voted USBasket.com All-CBA Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. The previous (2014) summer he played at another team Diesels in U.S. semi-pro league PBL where in 16 games he had 13.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.9apg (top 4) and 1.4spg...   [read more]
One hundred days away from the start of the league's fifth year, as the CBA unveils 2017 season schedule - 3 months ago
As the Central Basketball Association prepares for the start of its fifth year in approximately one hundred days, the league has revamped its lineup of member teams for the upcoming season, with an even greater emphasis on competitive, financial, and organizational strength. Three new teams have joined the league for the 2017 season, in the form of Baltimore, Washington, and Illinois, while Peoria, Springfield, Columbus, and Memphis have been left off next year's lineup of participating c...   [read more]

Shaun Manney
New set of league players en route to South America to participate in CBA Brazil competition - 3 months ago
In the fall of 2015, the Central Basketball Association, as part of its CBA Global Opportunities Program traveled to South America to initiate the beginning of the CBA Brazil project - a league initiative allowing for the bilateral exchange of players between the United States and Brazil. Following the inaugural trip, in which eight players participated in the week-long set of exhibition games in Rio de Janeiro, five individuals were offered opportunities to play competitively in South Am...   [read more]


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Shuckers add Baltimore to name, join new league - 9 months ago  
USBasket.com All-CBA Awards 2016 - 10 months ago  
Mission Accomplished: Undefeated Fort Wayne rout Middle Tennessee to become 2016 CBA Champions - 10 months ago  
2016 CBA Playoff Semifinals: Fort Wayne clobbers Indianapolis; Middle Tennessee escapes Columbus - 10 months ago  
Columbus edges Indianapolis in nail-biting finish to regular season - 10 months ago  
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Jones starts his pro career at Columbus Condors - 10 months ago  
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Bowling Green knocks off undefeated Middle Tennessee; Columbus, Memphis win comfortably - 11 months ago  
Peoria stuns Columbus, Middle Tennessee holds off Bowling Green, Fort Wayne wins fifth consecutive game - 11 months ago  
Columbus posts record-breaking win over Peoria; Memphis pulls away in overtime against Mississippi - 11 months ago  
Middle Tennessee and Columbus claim emphatic road victories; Springfield rallies to remain undefeated - 11 months ago  
Columbus and Indianapolis new faces to the league, as CBA releases 2016 regular season schedule - 1 Year ago  
Interview with Terry Evans - 2 Years ago  
USBasket.com All-CBA Awards 2015 - 2 Years ago  
Bowling Green hits game-winning buzzer beater to win 2015 CBA Championship game over Fort Wayne - 2 Years ago  
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