Saturday night it all goes down in the UBA. Battle of the two unbeaten top ranked teams in the UBA (GIE Maile Matrix, Georgia PRIME). The Southern Conference has produced over 100 players that have gone on to the next level rather overseas or to the NBA Dleague. This game will separate all debates of who is the best team in the UBA. But how could you choose? The GIE Maile Matrix are coached by reigning UBA Coach of the Year D.J. Douglas . The Georgia PRIME has 2-time UBA Coach of the Year Michael Davis . Both are very familiar with eachother and have very similar styles of play. The PRIME have the #1 offensive in the UBA (113ppg) and GIE has a selfish defensive ranking #1 in scoring for an opponent (80ppg). Below you will find the two team breakdowns, match-ups and X factors to the game.
Walls X-Factor: The X-Factor of this game will be the play of Erick Gainous (6'3''-G-79, college: Georgia Perimeter). Gainous is by far GIEs best on ball defender and has the ability to play 4 positions the the D.J. Douglas Scheme. He is only averaging 6.0ppg; but it's the 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assist and a league best 3.0 steals per game that's the most impressive in just 23.0 minutes of play. He has my early vote for 6-Man honors based on his all around dominance off the bench.
Georgia PRIME: 4-0 The PRIME have had a great season thus far. Mike Crain and DeAndre Bray (5'6''-G-85, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Jacksonville St.) are well and truly in MVP discussions and leading their team well. The PRIME hold the best record in basketball and need to pass GIE for the top spot respectfully to be named the baddest team in the UBA. Michael Davis knows the Matrix well coaching the from 2009-2011 wining 2 UBA championships. So we can expect a very personal game between these two clubs.
Walls X-factor: Richard Lusane (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Valdosta St.): Lusane has to be one of the most loved players in the UBA. Every coach raves about is play on both ends of the floor. He is currently averaging 18.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 5.0 assists per game. These number bring me to the mind of a Jason Kidd. Lusane will have the task of defending Jermaine Barnes which will be interesting. His play will determine there out come.
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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