The Express, recently relocated to Houston, won the UBA's draft lottery Wednesday and the No. 1 pick overall -- which they almost certainly will use to pick former Maryland star Terence Morris (6'10''-F-79, college: Maryland).
The Express started it's franchise in Norman, Oklahoma and was know for just having a middle of the road team that prides it's self on defense and hustle. In 2011 the Express upset UBA favorite GIE Morrow Disciples in the 2nd round of the playoffs. They would later lose in the Semi Finals but proved that heart not talent can win big the the playoffs.
The Express have been led by 2011 co-Rookie of the Year Brayon Brown (6'3''-G-86, college: Oklahoma) and UBA All-Star Kenneth Henderson (6'7''-F-82, college: Texas Arlington) who later left to join Svit of Slovakia. Henderson ranked 3rd in the league in scoring and was named Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Import Team.
The UBA draft will take place Saturday November 3rd in Atlanta, GA. The Express will be on center stage where again they will most likely draft former NBA player Terence Morris with the 1st overall pick.
The pick of Morris along with the return of of Ken Henderson changes the complete make up of the Express. Brayon Brown will continue to produce 15 plus ppg and Anthony Allison (6'7''-F-86, college: Texas Coll.) will also return. This puts the Express in a power position to win it;s first UBA title.
"I have been quite this whole offseason just waiting for December, said Express star Brown. It's time for the Express to move up to one of the elite teams of the UBA.
1/16/2017 The GIE Maile Matrix have developed a knack for beating the best in the South. They did it again on Sunday night, rallying from a 15-point, first-quarter deficit for a 90-81 victory over the Atlanta Legends. Jermaine Barnes (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored a season-high 40 points and 8 rebounds as the Matrix, who are second in the South, improved to 4-1 combined against the Atlanta Legends and Georgia Spartans this season. ''This is th... [read more]
The GIE Maile Matrix have developed a knack for beating the best in the South. They did it again on Sunday night, rallying from a 15-point, first-quarter deficit for a 90-81 victory over the Atlanta Legends. Jermaine Barnes (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored a season-high 40 points and 8 rebounds as the Matrix, who are second in the South, improved to 4-1 combined against the Atlanta Legends and Georgia Spartans this season. ''This is the team we had to beat,'' Barnes said. ''I think we get up for the big games like the Legends. We've just got to come with a better mindset for games that we feel like we should win. We know we can play with anybody, we've proven that. But for now I'm happy with the direction of the team.'' GIE led by two early in the third quarter before Barnes scoring the next 15 points, capped by a 3-pointer to end the third. "I knew it was a matter of time before I got hot", said Barnes. Coming back from this injury has been hell for me. I needed this.
1/16/2017 Louisville Diesel go Next Level tonight in 142 to 58 win over the Dayton Sharks. Carlos Mitchell (6'1''-PG, college: IU Southeast) led all scores with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Justin Taylor (6'3''-G-85, college: Georgetown, KY) and Nate Johnson (6'4''-G-81, college: Florida St.) added 21 points apiece. The rest of the Diesel front line all added double figures (Darryl Baker (6'3''-G, college: Danville Area CC) 19, Vernon Payne (6'8''-F/C, college: IU Southeast) 18, Greg Grimes... [read more]
Donnie Lee (6'4''-SG) lead Dayton with 16 and Ben McGriff (6'5''-G) with 11. The Diesel added some much needed fire power by getting ex Louisville point guard Chris Jones (6'2''-G) and Louisville forward veteran Nate Johnson.
1/16/2017 Former UBA first round pick Jamorris Gaines (6'7''-F-90, college: Albany St.) continues his solid play as he led the Southern Generals to a 65-63 victory over the Georgia Elite. Gaines finished the game with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Ron Blossomgame (6'9''-C/F-89, college: Middle Georgia) added 15 points and 9 rebounds for the Generals. Rupert Rose (5'11''-G) add 10 for the Generals. Arif Sempala scoring a game high 23 points for the Georgia Elite. Yet again the young Elite squ... [read more]
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