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Jermaine Barnes named URBL Most Valuable Player - May 31, 2009

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Texas, May 31, 2009 Jermaine Barnes of the Dallas Ft. Worth Disciples is the winner of the Mac Claire Trophy as the 2008-09 URBL Most Valuable Player, the URBL announced today.
Barnes totaled 830 points, including 25 first place votes, from a panel of 30 coaches and owners throughout the URBL.
Rounding out the top five in voting for this seasons award were DFWs Jerome Boyd (2 points), Irvings Rick James (2 points) and Converse's Geoff Harner (1 points).

Barnes finished the season ranked first in the league in scoring at 41.5 ppg, having shot .519 from the field, .840 from the free-throw line and .461 from three-point range. In addition, Barnes added 10.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 5.1 steals per game. The 6-5 guard led the Disciples to the best record in the URBL (17-3) and a URBL Championship. 'I just want to thank my teammates and Mac Claire for this award', said Barnes.

The URBL MVP trophy is named in honor of the owner Mac Claire, the first commissioner of the URBL.

Jermaine Barnes, a native of Atlanta, GA was a stand out at Atlanta Christian College were he was Named NCAA Division 3 National Player of the Year(06). Also Named 1st Team All-American and led the nation is scoring with a 26.4ppg average. After a very successful collegiate career, Barnes took his show to Japan(Proline Kings). Barnes was again the top scorer averaging 48.2ppg and winning Aichi League Most Valuable Player. Barnes led the Proline Kings to the All-Japan Championship (were Barnes posted his unforgettable 63 point game), it mark the first time a JBL3 team has made it to All-Japan.

Barnes is now signed with Low Country Sports Management (agent: Corey Washington), which Barnes will be the first player in the URBL to go overseas. Barnes has recently signed to play in The Middle East (team not to be named). To top it all off Barnes has also signed an endorsement deal(shoe and cloths) with Hang Time Sports (Owner: Jerone Dodd). 'Hang Time Sports has the best shoes and cloths in Japan. Mr. Jerone Dodd made me a deal I couldn't refuse, I'm honored to be apart of the team'.

When asked about people who have help him along the way Barnes just laughed, followed by a....'where do I start', said Barnes

'I would like to thank God, my parents (Gary and Adrienne Barnes), The Barnes Family, Sherman Douglas, Corey Washington, Jerone Dodd, Sam Aggrey, Gaydrick Barnes, Mac Claire, Jered McClinic, Mike Davis, Robert Moore, Jay Livingstone, Derrick Stroud, Will De La Cruz and Royal Maxwell'.

Well one thing is for sure, Jermaine Barnes has a bright future ahead of him. (writer: Mac Claire)
Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82, agency: Low Country Sports Management, college: Atlanta Christian)


Will De La Cruz joins the Georgia Prowl - Sep 13, 2009 (by URBL media)

The former Atlanta Christian player Will De La Cruz (6'2''-G-80) signed wit the ABA. He agreed on terms with the ABAs Georgia Prowl. The Prowl is the expansion team that is scheduled to take the start in November. They will be located in Atlanta, Georgia. The 28-year-old Will De La Cruz was among the best performers of the URBL last season. The guard was named to the NCAA Division 3 HM All-American Team in college. He led the Irving Assault to the URBL Championship games last season   [read more]

Kearse Re-Signs with SISU CPH - Sep 4, 2009 (by URBL media)

Kearse finished the season 2008-09 with SISU CPH in the Danish Canal Digital Ligaen averaging 22.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.8 assists per game in 29.8 minutes per game on the court. He finished the regular season as the second scorer with 22.5 PPG, seventh rebounder with 8.3 RPG, fifth in steals with 2.7 SPG, while he is also sixth in the number of fouls drawn per game. Kearse led the league in the number of mid-range shots made per game   [read more]
URBL Owners Name Maria Correa President of International Operations. - Sep 4, 2009 (by URBL media)

The United Regional Basketball League announced today that international scout and business women, Maria Correa has been appointed President of International Operations, effective immediately. Maria Correa will head up the franchise expansion and team development north and south of the border. 'Maria knows what it takes to be a champion, her experience and knowledge gained from her international recruiting success makes her a natural for this position,' said J   [read more]

Jermaine Barnes Signs with Al Ahli Jeddah - Jul 23, 2009   [read more]
Ferro Carril (Uruguay) sign Boyd - Jul 14, 2009   [read more]
Catching up with URBL Finals MVP (Sherman Douglas) - Jul 9, 2009   [read more]
Big Spoon Takes his show to Uruguay. Lastest URBL player signed - Jul 9, 2009   [read more]
Sheffield Arrows (United Kingdom) sign Oxley - Jul 9, 2009   [read more]
Dallas Ft. Worth win URBL Championship: Douglas Named Finals MVP - May 31, 2009   [read more]
Jermaine Barnes named URBL Most Valuable Player - May 31, 2009   [read more]
All-URBL Awards 2009 Summary - May 31, 2009   [read more]
James' 44 points help Irving pass the Flight 109-100: URBL Semi Finals - May 31, 2009   [read more]
1st Round Game Results: 2009 URBL Play-Offs - May 30, 2009   [read more]
Will De La Cruz named URBL Player of the Week - May 27, 2009   [read more]
Game Results: Texas Falls to Houston but Harris Makes a Statement. - May 22, 2009   [read more]
URBL Announces All-Star Selections - May 17, 2009   [read more]
Jerome Boyd named URBL Player of the Week - May 16, 2009   [read more]
Douglas help Disciples even the score in Converse. - May 16, 2009   [read more]
URBL Names Snell Player of the Week - Apr 27, 2009   [read more]
Barnes Rewrites Record Book scoring 50 points - Apr 19, 2009   [read more]

URBL Standings
D Division
 1. Austin F. 6-5 
 2. Houston S. 6-5 
 3. S. Antonio 5-6 
 4. Univ.City S. 3-7 
 5. Dallas 1-10 
National Division
 1. DFW 13-2 
 2. Irving A. 13-2 
 3. Converse F. 12-3 
 4. Houston G. 8-7 
 5. Texas M. 6-9 
 6. Katy S. 0-15 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1. Barnes, DFW41.5 
 2. Boyd, DFW30.5 
 3. James, Irving29.0 
 4. Harner, Con25.3 
 5. De La Cruz, Irv.20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 1. Boyd, DFW,15.2 
 2. Stroud, Dallas,11.0 
 3. Barnes, DFW,10.9 
 4. Ellison, Texas10.4 
 5. Green, Houston,10.1 
Assists Per Game
 1.Douglas, DFW13.5 
 2.Fisher, Con12.2 
 3.De La Cruz, Irving10.9 
 4.Oxley, Austin9.6 
 5.Negrin, Houston S.9.5 
Steals Per Game
 1.Barnes, DFW5.2 
 2.Fisher, Con4.0 
 3.Snell, Dallas3.7 
 4.Humphrey, Irving3.1 
 5.Stroud, Dallas3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 1.Boyd, DFW3.0 
 2.Stroud, Dallas.2.8 
 3.Green, Houston2.0 
 4.Barnes, DFW1.8 
 5.James, Irving,1.0 
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