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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 
 5. Indianapolis B. 0-0 
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 7. Mississippi E. 0-0 
 8. Washington Stars 0-0 
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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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Kevin Keathley of the East Kentucky Miners - Mar 2, 2009


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Under-appreciated talent and minor-league basketball are almost synonymous with each other. Even though the Continental Basketball Association's season may have come to much-to-soon end, one cannot fail to recognize the quality of the players, and more significantly coaches, that are part of the league. In fact, the CBA may be home to one of America's top young and little known coaches, Kevin Keathley of the East Kentucky Miners.
Keathley, who in his 10 seasons as a coach has never had a losing season (in fact he's never even had to sweat having one), has implemented an offensive philosophy at East Kentucky that can only be compared to Loyola Marymount's Run-N-Gun... on steroids. In 2007-2008 seasons, East Kentucky averaged 111 points per game, including dropping an absolute ridiculous 194 points in the season finale. During this years CBA-ABA inter-league challenge, in which Keathley's team went 8-0, the miners managed to absolutely obliterate the West Virginia Wild 172-70, the largest margin of victory in CBA history and one of the most one-sided beat downs in the history of professional basketball.
Talent begets talent of course and just a week later Keathley coached CBA veteran Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) to a quadruple-double consisting of 22 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists and 10 steals, the first quadruple-double in Continental Basketball Association history. In fact if you cant remember that last time someone scored a quadruple double in the NBA, I don't blame you... it was 15 years ago when a little known player named David Robinson did it against the Pistons.
Jermaine was not to be outdone of course, and fellow teammate Mike Dean decided to add insult to injury against that same West Virginia team by scoring 50 points and 10 assists! What makes Dean's performance so extraordinary (aside from the obvious) is the fact that he became just the sixth player since 1975 to score 50 points while dishing out 10 assists in a professional game. Dean joins such names as Michael Jordan (6'7''-F-63, college: N.Carolina) and LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) to accomplish this feat since 1975... except people watching them had to pay $7.50 for a beer while doing it.
Keathley is undeniably a winner, leader and role model in every sense - his instant credibility is supplemented with genuine caring and concern for the well being of his players. His up-tempo offense will make you sweat just sitting in the stands and by the time the game is over you just might be cross-eyed from trying to keep up with its pace. He has an amazing reputation around the game, not just for his accomplishments on the court, but for the type of person he is. As they say, the cream rises to the top, and coach Keathley will one day bring his talents to the NBA...   




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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CBA holds landmark annual league meeting at the Under Armour Global Headquarters in Baltimore - 4 months ago  
Illinois Coal Miners join CBA for the 2017 season, bringing valuable basketball experience to the league - 6 months ago  
East Coast expansion continues as the Washington Stars join the CBA for the 2017 season - 6 months ago  
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  
Indianapolis Blaze signs Dion Smith - 10 months ago  
Jones starts his pro career at Columbus Condors - 10 months ago  
Columbus Condors sign Weaver just out of college - 10 months ago  
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  
Fort Wayne, Bowling Green pull off upsets as both advance to Sunday's CBA Championship Game - 2 Years ago  
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