The Fresh are back, and this time, the minor league professional basketball will be in Crowley with some familiar faces in uniform for the Universal Basketball Association. The North Texas Fresh, which has been existence since 2009, will relocate from playing at Birdville Coliseum to playing its home games at Crowley Middle School. The Fresh are (1-1) this season so far and will face the Metroplex Lightning in its first home game for the season on Saturday, January 26th at 6 p.m. Crowley area spectators will get the opportunity to see A'Daeron Duncan (6'7''-F-87, college: N.Kentucky) and Jay Bowdy (6'6''-F/G-83, college: W.Georgia) perform for the Fresh; two impactful individuals in regards to the Crowley area. A'Daeron Duncan, guard forward wearing #13, is a Crowley Middle School and North Crowley High School alumni. Duncan was an intricate part in the district title winning team for Crowley Middle and one of Coach Tommy Brackels key guys in the 2004 2005 season for North Crowley High School; which fell short of a 5A championship. Duncan went on to play at Merced Junior College and finished at Northern Kentucky. After ending his collegiate career, he has continued with the North Texas Fresh and waiting for the opportunity for a chance to play overseas. Duncan is the career points leader in the history of the North Texas Fresh and 2nd in highest career point per game total with a 17.3 mark. Duncan is currently averaging 20 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assist, and 3 steals per contest. Jay Bowdy, guard forward wearing #23, is a Crowley ISD employee and Crowley Middle/Mary Harris Intermediate coach. Bowdy is a graduate from Trimble Tech H.S. and was part of the Bulldog team to lose by one point to Keith Langford & North Crowley at North Crowley in the 1998 1999 season. Bowdy went on to play at Southwestern Christian Junior College and finished at University of West Georgia.After ending his collegiate career, Bowdy healed from two previous knee surgeries and was part of the NBA D Leagues Austin Toros camp roster and also played for the Texas Fuel and West Texas Whirlwinds before joining the Fresh. He has many accolades; including, former All ABA Team Selectee, All Southwest Division Selectee, and an ABA All Star. Bowdy comes into this season 2nd in career points for the Fresh and 1st in career point per game total with an 18.8 ppg mark. Bowdy is currently averaging 24 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.5 assist, along with 3 steals per contest this season. With both Bowdy and Duncan on the court, it has been a nightmare for teams to defend them. Both look to bring some excitement to the Crowley area.
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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