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Atlanta Vision Selects 47 Year Old For Vet Camp

August 2, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA)
Atlanta Vision News Release

ATLANTA, GA - August 2, 2006 - Atlanta Vision, Atlanta's new professional basketball team, has announced the selected players from this past weekend's tryout camp that have earned a spot on their Vet Camp Roster. One name, which may come as a surprise to some but not to those that were in attendance, is 47 year old Kelvin Davis. Kelvin Davis is pursuing his life-long goal of becoming a professional basketball player even after 20 years of marriage and five children. "Kelvin Davis satisfied the Atlanta Vision and exceeded the expectations of all those that stood in amazement of this awesome feat," states Vision owner Quentin Townsend. "LeBron James and Kelvin Davis should do a Nike commercial together because this weekend, WE WERE ALL WITNESSES! Kelvin has something that cannot be purchased and few have, heart fueled with the mentality to win," added Townsend. Should Kelvin Davis make the team, he will be the oldest rookie in the history of professional basketball.

Davis' passion for the game of basketball goes back more than 30 years when he was a standout on his Lyeffia High School squad in Evergreen, Ala. As a senior, Davis often averaged a double-double per game, pouring in 21 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. His ability to play the game led him first to Jeff Davis Junior College where he averaged 11 points per game. From there, Davis signed with Alabama State University where he was known for his ability to play defense. With Davis' help, Alabama A&M turned into a national NAIA power, finishing his senior season with a 27-1 record.

"You're never too old to pursue your dreams," states Kelvin Davis.

"This is what the ABA and the Atlanta Vision is about, providing opportunities for those that have the passion and desire to succeed," states Atlanta Vision General Manager Dennis Scott. "Where would the sport of basketball be without Julius Dr. J Erving, Rick Barry, George Gervin, Larry Brown, and sportscaster Bob Costas? The ABA provided these men a professional contract and the opportunity to capture their dream," Scott added.

16 camp participates were selected for the Atlanta Vision Vet Camp roster which will begin the first week of November. Held at the Samson's Center in Lithonia, GA. camper's received their vertical measurement, long jump, wingspan, reach, body fat %, true height, 185lbs bench press report, and their own personal web profile page on the Atlanta Vision's website The Atlanta Vision awarded selected top performers with Dennis Scott's Max-A-Drin supplement and Ajani Williams' How to Become a PRO Basketball Player - The Complete Guide and Manual for their strong effort. Other standouts were Jarman Sample from Oregon State University, Eric Webb from Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Antez Smart, Gabriel Dominguez from New Mexico State University, Greg Hall from Atlanta Technical College, and returning Point Guard Shawn "Mugsy" Cox from Norcross High School.

Atlanta Vision is an official member of the American Basketball Association. For further information about Atlanta Vision try-outs and the ABA, please visit the team's website at, e-mail, or call 770-482-7994.

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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