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July 17, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Columbia Rottweilers News Release

Columbia, SC. The Columbia Rottweilers announced the results of their first round tryouts for the new ABA team scheduled to begin play in November. "The success of the tryouts exceeded our wildest dreams," said team owner John Wannamaker. "Columbia has some amazing professional quality basketball talent and I believe we have some great candidates for our 12 man roster."

The following individuals, representing talent from USC, Coker College, pro leagues and numerous Midlands high schools, have been invited back to the final mini-camp to compete for a position in the Columbia Rottweilers' line-up: Pete Asmond, Eric Baxter, Nathan Carson, Patrick Corbitt, James Fuller, Christopher Irick, Jerome Kershaw, Byron Latimere, Aaron Lucas, Simon Moore, Willie Pear, Michael Pierce, Kadiri Richards, Antonio Robinson, Cecil Williams and Xavier Williams.

The tryouts were hosted at Brookland Health and Wellness Center with 41 players trying out and seven coaches from around the region on hand to watch the action. Sixteen candidates have been invited back to the final tryouts scheduled for August 10-12 in Columbia.

The team will play at Benedict College. For more information, visit or

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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