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Top 5 former UBA players currently overseas based on performance - Sep 27, 2012


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As you know, the Universal Basketball Association pride themselves on their athletes making it to the next level (overseas). In just four years the UBA has sent over 97 players to Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. With all the great success the UBA has voted it's top international players in league history (09-12).

#1. Chris Miller-Williams (6'6''-F/G-87, college: W.Georgia) (Iceland):

Miller-Williams has to be the best success story of the UBA. He joined the UBA in 2010, after playing for South Carolina State and finishing at West Georgia. Miller-Williams had an average college career and no one would think that an undersized post could become a standout in mid major Europe. He was signed for the 2010-11 season with the Georgia Lions. He averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds earning him Rookie of the Year honors. After a great UBA season he signed with KFI Reykjavik (Iceland) in the 2nd league, he averaged a team best 22.4ppg and a league best 12.3rpg. He was later named Eurobasket.com All-Iceland Forward of the Year along with All-Import honors. Although awards are great Miller-Williams did the unthinkable helping his team move into the top league with an 18-1 record.

UBA Season: 2010-2011
UBA Team: Georgia Lions: 30 games: 18.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 76.5%
UBA Awards: Rookie of the Year, 2nd Team All-UBA, All-Star Selection, 1st Team All-Rookie

Overseas Team since UBA: Iceland
2011-2012: KFI Reykjavik Reykjavik: 16 games: 22.2ppg, 1- (12.7rpg), 1.6apg, 1.8spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 66.7%
2012-2013: Re-Signed with KFI Reykjavik (now Express league)
Iceland Awards: Forward of the Year, All-Import Team, 1st Team All-Iceland, Iceland Championship

#2. Jermaine Dailey (6'8''-F-86, college: Ill.-Chicago) (Taiwan):

In 2010 Dailey was selected by the GIE Morrow Disciples with the first overall pick. He was by far the best athlete to play in the league with his great dunking and leaping ability. Dailey set the UBA rebounding mark with 24 boards vs. the Southern Generals. He averaged 16 points and a league best 14 rebounds earning him Defensive Player of the Year honors. After a great UBA season he signed with Yulon Luxgen (Taiwan), he averaged 14.0ppg and a league best 15.9rpg. He was later named Asiabasket.com All-SBL Defensive Player of the Year along with All-Import honors.

UBA Season (s): 2010-2012
UBA Team (s): GIE Morrow Disciples (10-11), Georgia Lions (11-12): 24 games: 16.2ppg, 13.0rpg, 2.4bpg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 74.6%
UBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-UBA, 1st Team All-UBA, (2) All-Star Selection, 1st Team All-Rookie

Overseas Team since UBA: Uruguay, Taiwan, Dubai, Venezuela
Best Season (Taiwan): 20 games: 13.9ppg, Reb-2 (15.9rpg), 1.4spg, Blocks-3 (1.6bpg), FGP: 54.5%, FT: 63.2%
Taiwan Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, All-Import Team

#3. Mychal Kearse (6'5''-G-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Mt.St.Mary's) (Japan):

In 2009 signed with the GIE Morrow Disciples and later joined the Dallas Stars (2010). Kearse averaged 23 points and a league best 3.4 steals earning him All-UBA honors. After a great UBA season he signed a 2 year deal with SISU Copenhagen (Denmark), he averaged a league best 24.0ppg and 7.0rpg. Kearse was later named Euroabasket.com All-Danish Defensive Player of the Year along with All-Import honors. He also was the MVP of the Danish All-Star game.

UBA Season (s): 2009-2011
UBA Team (s): GIE Morrow Disciples (09-10), Dallas Stars (10-11): 24 games: 23.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.4bpg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 77.6%
UBA Awards: 1st Team All-UBA, All-UBA Playoff Team, All-Star Selection, 1st Team All-Rookie

Overseas Team since UBA: Denmark, Lebanon, Romania, Japan
Best Season (Denmark): 28 games: Score-1 (23.4ppg), 7.4rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-2 (2.1spg), FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: FT: 83.9%
Denmark Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, (2) All-Import Team, All-Star Game MVP, (2) All-Danish 2nd Team

#4. Michael Sloan (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Clayton St.) (Iceland):

Sloan is also a great story over the years in the UBA. He joined the league in 2010, after playing for Clayton State University. In 2010 Sloan was drafted by the Southern Generals in the 2nd Round. He averaged 23 points and 5 rebounds earning him Southern Conference Player of the Year honors. Sloan breakout season helped carry the Generals to a 32-3 record and its first UBA title. After a great UBA season he signed with Hottur (Iceland), he averaged a league best 30.0ppg, 7.6 rebounds and 5 assists. He was later named Eurobasket.com All-Iceland Guard of the Year along with All-Import honors.

UBA Season: 2010-2011
UBA Team: Southern Generals: 35 games: 23.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 80.1%
UBA Awards: Southern Conference Player of the Year, 1st Team All-UBA, All-Star Selection, UBA Guard of the Year

Overseas Team since UBA: Iceland, Venezuela, Ecuador
2011-2012: Hottur: 19 games: Score-1 (30.0ppg), 7.6rpg, Ast-3 (5.1apg), 2.9spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 75.7%
2012-2013: Asociacin Deportiva Naval Marina (Ecuador)
Iceland Awards: Guard of the Year, All-Import Team, 1st Team All-Iceland, Iceland Scoring Leader

#5. Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Point, GA) (Dominican Republic):

Barnes is the most active player in UBA history. He was draft first overall by the DFW Disciples in 2009. He later went on to win 3 MVP awards and 3 UBA scoring titles. He is the record holder in scoring with an amazing 60 point outburst versus the Tennessee Dragons in 2011. Barnes best UBA season was in 2012 where he averaged a league best 30 points per games and winning his 3rd UBA title. He was later named Usbasket.com All-United States Guard of the Year voted by all sports writers of Usbasket.com. After several great season in the UBA Barnes signed to play in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Uruguay, Dominican Republic and Taiwan for the USA National Team for the William Jones Cup. His best season came in Uruguay where he average a league best 30 points per game leading Universtalio to the Semi Finals of the Salt-Uruguay LIGA playoffs.

UBA Season: 2011-2012
UBA Team: GIE Morrow Disciples: 21 games: Score-1 (30.0ppg), 7.4rpg, 6.4apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 42.6%, FT: 74.1%
UBA Awards: (3) UBA MVP, (3) Conference POY, (3) UBA All-Star, (3) 1st Team All-UBA, Usbasket.com USA Guard of the Year, All-United States 1st Team

Overseas Team since UBA: Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Dominican Republic, Taiwan (USA Team)
2009-2010: Universitario Salto: 10 games Score-1 (30.5ppg), 9.5rpg, 6.0apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 80.0%
Iceland Awards: All-Import Team, Scoring Leader


  




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