Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) March 9, 2009
The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released the ABA East All-Star Team that will compete in the ABA All-Star Game in Nashville on Sunday, March 22nd as part of a gala event that will include the Final Game of the ABA Playoffs. According to Ron Hicks and Jay Sills, Chairmen of the East All-Star Selection Committee, "As good as these players are, and they are good, when we look at the players that were left off the team in the East, we believe we could have a second competitive All-Star team.
The talent is truly amazing and we feel for those who didn't make it, but we know that those who did really deserve it for outstanding play all season. The West will be very surprised."
- Boris Siakam, C, Kentucky Bisons
- Desmond Cambridge, G, Nashville Broncs
- Scott Williams, G/F, Knoxville Thunderbolts
- Isaiah Hunt, G, Jersey Express
- Eric Smith, G, Chicago Steam
- Kenny Jones, F, Kentucky Bisons
- Wesley Fluellen, F, Cleveland Rockers
- Anthony Jones, G, Detroit Hoops
- Maurice Davis, G/F, West Virginia Blazers
- Curtis Lewis, G, Nashville Broncs
- Alexis Foyle, F, Jersey Express
- Gus Chase, F, Knoxville Thunderbolts
- Zachary Logan, F, Bahamas All Pro Show
- Marquis Patton, Nashville Broncs, G
- Mike James, F, Kentucky Bisons
- Sam Crenshaw, F, Aurora Force
- Rod Smith, C, Mississippi Blues
The coaching staff will be announced shortly.
In another note, Bilai McIntyre, the forward/center from the Modesto Bearcats who was named yesterday to the ABA West All-Stars has signed an international contract to play. He will be replaced on the team by Beijing Aoshen Olympian center Songtao Zhang. For more information, visit http://www.abalive.com.