InsideHoops.com has basic USBL basketball news and basic information. The 2007 USBL regular season runs from late April to late June. It's the only well-established men's minor league that runs in the summer.
January, 208 Note: The USBL has suspended operations and may not have their 2008 season. One of the only minor leagues to play during the summer, it's still possible they'll organize and have a season, but as of now it appears the USBL won't be back until maybe the summer of 2009.
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BROOKLYN KINGS WIN EAST | June 20, 2006
After trailing the Long Island Primetime by two games with three left to play, the Brooklyn Kings capped an remarkable regular season finish by beating the Primetime 89-80 on Sunday June 18th to capture their third consecutive United States Basketball League (USBL) Eastern Division crown.
Brooklyn and Long Island played three head-to-head contests to finish the regular season with Brooklyn needing a three-game sweep to win the division since Long Island would have won the tiebreaker if they finished with the same record.
“Our backs were up against the wall. Our guys out-hustled them,” said Kings coach Kenny Charles. “I like how we’re playing right now. We’ll be ready to go for the playoffs.”
The Brooklyn Kings will be the number one seed from the East in the upcoming 2006 USBL Post Season Championship that begins Friday June 23rd in Dodge City, Kansas. Long Island will be the Eastern Division’s number two seed in the post-season.
USBL NEWS: WEEK 7 ROUNDUP | June 16, 2006
The United States Basketball League (USBL) seventh week of play has concluded with teams making one last push as they head into the final week and a half of the regular season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Quannas White (Oklahoma Storm). The Storm rode the strong play of Quannas White last week. White averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 assists in the Storm’s four contests last week.
HONORABLE MENTION: Garnett Thompson (Long Island Primetime)
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Tim Barns (Oklahoma Storm)
HONORABLE MENTION: Sun Ming Ming (Dodge City Legend)
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oklahoma Storm. The Storm earns consecutive “Team of the Week” honors posting a 3-1 mark in week 7. The Storm has won 7 of their last 8 games and are poised to finish the season strong heading into the post-season.
USBL NEWS: WEEK 6 ROUNDUP | June 8, 2006
The United States Basketball League (USBL) standings got even tighter during week six of the regular season. The Eastern Division race features three teams within one game of each other. The dogfight for the Midwestern Division has already begun and it appears this division title will not be decided until the last week of the season!
Player of the Week: Louis White (Brooklyn Kings)
Louis White has the Brooklyn Kings in contention for the Eastern Division crown. The King’s relied on White significantly last week and he responded by carrying his team in two victories over Nebraska. White’s best performance was on Thursday against the Cranes when he scored 24 points with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals.
Player of the Week Honorable Mention: Anthony Johnson (Kansas Cagerz)
Rookie of the Week: Tristan Smith (Long Island Primetime)
Rookie of the Week Honorable Mention: Brendan Plavich (Kansas Cagerz)
Team of the Week: Oklahoma Storm
The Storm went 3-0 during the USBL’s sixth week of action handing divisional foes Kansas and Dodge City losses along the way to sole possession of first place in the Midwest Division. Quannas White, Mike Mackell and Terrence Crawford have all contributed to the recent success of the Storm.
USBL NEWS: WEEK 1 ROUNDUP | May 2, 2006
The United States Basketball League (USBL) opened their 21st season in Brooklyn and have just completed their first full week of action. There have been numerous roster changes and even the season’s first trade. Coaches are getting a feel for the chemistry of their team and adding to their offensive schemes as they build on last week’s performance. Brian Chase of Nebraska and the NEPA Breakers are rewarded for their early season efforts, being named USBL player and team of the week.
Brian Chase earns the season’s first Player of the Week award after posting solid outings against divisional rivals Kansas, Oklahoma, and Dodge City. Chase averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.75 steals per game in 4 games to start off the season. He helped Nebraska to their first win of the young season Sunday night during the Cranes’ home opener. Chase added 7 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals to go along with 25 points in a 114-106 win over the Kansas Cagerz.
Player of the week honorable mention goes to Cory Hightower (NEPA Breakers).
The NEPA Breakers opened their inaugural season with a 3-2 mark, highlighted by a buzzer-beater from Cory Hightower to give the Breakers a 120-119 victory over the defending USBL champion Dodge City Legend on Thursday, April 27th. Steve Castleberry has been cleaning up the mess, consistently reaching double figures in rebounds each night while Lennox McCoy has been an additional source of offense for Al Clocker early on this season.