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February 16, 2005 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release


Great Lakes Storm guard Jermaine Jackson was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, while Dakota Wizards forward Chris Porter was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of February 6 – 12.

Jackson earned his third player of the week award in five weeks after posting 29.3 points and 8.3 assists per game as the Storm finished the week with a 2-1 record. He also added 4.7 rebounds per contest while shooting 63.0 percent (30 of 48) from the floor, 81.0 percent (25 of 31) from the free-throw line, and 38.0 percent (3 of 8) from behind the three-point line. In a 118-105 (5.5-1.5) victory over the Rockford Lightning on February 7, Jackson posted 26 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Later in the week he notched 38 points and 11 assists, including the game winning shot with 0.8 seconds left, as the Storm defeated the Idaho Stampede 113-111 (5-2) on February 11.

Dakota Wizards forward Chris Porter earned his first weekly honor of the season after he posted 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as the Wizards finished the week with a 2-0 record. He also added 3.5 assists per contest while shooting 61.0 percent (14 of 23) from the floor. In a 107-104 (5-2) victory over Eastern Conference leading Great Lakes on February 9, he posted 22 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. The following night he notched 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Wizards defeated the Rockford Lightning 124-120 (5-2).

Other players receiving consideration were Michigan’s Sam Mack (22.3 ppg, 3.0 apg), Rockford’s Brian Lubeck (17.2 ppg, 7.8 apg), and Idaho’s Kaniel Dickens (18.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg).


Week Eastern Conference Winner/Team Western Conference Winner/Team
11/19-11/27 Ezra Williams/Great Lakes Storm Kaniel Dickens/Idaho Stampede
11/28-12/4 Darrick Martin/Michigan Mayhem Billy Keys/Dakota Wizards
12/5-12/11 Mark Jones/Great Lakes Storm DeSean Hadley/Sioux Falls Skyforce
12/12-12/18 Stais Boseman/Rockford Lightning Billy Thomas/Dakota Wizards
12/19-12/25 Lonnie Jones/Gary Steelheads Sam Clancy/Idaho Stampede
12/26-1/1 Jackie Butler/Great Lakes Storm Alpha Bangura/Sioux Falls Skyforce
1/2-1/8 Sam Mack/Michigan Mayhem Marlon Parmer/Yakima Sun Kings
1/9-1/15 Jermaine Jackson/Great Lakes Storm Sam Clancy/Idaho Stampede
1/16-1/22 Charles Gaines/Michigan Mayhem Sam Clancy/Idaho Stampede
1/23-1/29 Jermaine Jackson/Great Lakes Storm Marlon Parmer/Yakima Sun Kings
1/30-2/5 Brant Bailey/Rockford Lightning David Jackson/Sioux Falls Skyforce
2/6-2/12 Jermaine Jackson/Great Lakes Storm Chris Porter/Dakota Wizards


2004-05 CBA-to-NBA Call-Ups
(Season total = 8)

Date Player CBA Team NBA Team
11/24/04 Britton Johnsen Idaho Stampede Indiana Pacers
12/4/04 Corsley Edwards Sioux Falls Skyforce New Orleans Hornets
12/8/04 Kaniel Dickens Idaho Stampede New Jersey Nets
12/12/04 Lonny Baxter Yakima Sun Kings New Orleans Hornets
1/4/05 Darrick Martin Michigan Mayhem Los Angeles Clippers
1/10/05 John Thomas Sioux Falls Skyforce Minnesota Timberwolves
1/21/05 Billy Thomas Dakota Wizards New Jersey Nets
2/1/05 Donnell Harvey Sioux Falls Skyforce New Jersey Nets


Total roster spots held by former CBA players on 2004-05 NBA regular season rosters: 54
Total number of former CBA players on 2004-05 NBA rosters during the regular season: 48
Total roster spots held by former CBA players on 2004-05 NBA opening night rosters: 38
Total number of former CBA players on 2004-05 NBA training camp rosters: 65

Atlanta (0): (Anthony “Pig” Miller)
Boston (1): Mark Blount
Chicago (1): Adrian Griffin
Cleveland (2): Jeff McInnis, Ira Newble
Dallas (1): Darrel Armstrong
Denver (4): Earl Boykins, Greg Buckner, Voshon Lenard, Mark Pope
Detroit (1): Anthony Goldwire, (William “Smush” Parker)
Golden State (0): (Ansu Sesay)
Houston (1): David Wesley
Indiana (3): Michael Curry, Eddie Gill, Stephen Jackson, (Tremaine Fowlkes),
(Britton Johnsen)
L.A. Clippers (3): Rick Brunson, Mikki Moore, Darrick Martin
L.A. Lakers (1): Chucky Atkins
Miami (1): Damon Jones
Milwaukee (2): Zendon Hamilton, Mike James, (Anthony Goldwire)
Minnesota (3): Anthony Carter, Troy Hudson, John Thomas
New Jersey (2): Rodney Buford, Billy Thomas, (Kaniel Dickens),
(Aaron Williams), (Donnell Harvey)
New Orleans (3): Junior Harrington, Lee Nailon, Corsley Edwards, (Lonny Baxter),
(Darrell Armstrong), (David Wesley)
New York (2): Moochie Norris, Bruno Sundov
Philadelphia (2): Josh Davis, Kevin Ollie
Phoenix (2): William “Smush” Parker, Paul Shirley
San Antonio (2): Bruce Bowen, Linton Johnson
Toronto (2): Rafer Alston, Aaron Williams
Utah (2): Raja Bell, Keith McLeod

( ) Indicates player was waived or traded during the regular season
Indicates 2003-04 CBA player, or 2004-05 CBA-to-NBA call-up


With just under a month left in the 2004-05 regular season, every team in the league remains in the playoff hunt, as nobody has been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.

The 2005 CBA Playoffs will showcase four teams, and are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 15 or Wednesday, March 16, after the final regular season game on March 13. Four clubs qualify for the playoffs, two from each conference, based on total quarter-points earned during the regular season. The Number 1 Seed will play the Number 2 Seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Number 1 Western Conference Seed will play the Number 2 Western Conference Seed. Both series will be best-of-five game formats (2-2-1). The two conference winners will then meet in the CBA Finals, a five-game championship series. The team with the higher quarter-point total will be awarded home court advantage in all Playoff match-ups.

Currently the Great Lakes Storm sits atop the Eastern Conference standings with a 4.1 quarter-point average, followed by the Rockford Lightning with a 3.5 average. The Gary Steelheads sit in third with a 3.0 average, while the Michigan Mayhem is in fourth place with a 2.8 average.

In the Western Conference, the Dakota Wizards claim the top spot with a 4.1 quarter-point average, followed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce at 3.8 quarter-points per game. The Idaho Stampede is in third place with a 3.6 average, and the Yakima Sun Kings round out the conference with a 3.1 average.

Continental Basketball Association Standings
(through 02/15/05)


W L W L W L QW* PTS. Avg Last 5 Streak
Great Lakes Storm 23-15 14-5 9-10 85.5 154.5 4.1 3-2 WON 1
Rockford Lightning 19-18 14-5 5-13 74.0 131.0 3.5 1-4 LOST 1
Gary Steelheads 14-20 10-7 4-13 61.5 103.5 3.0 3-2 LOST 2
Michigan Mayhem 14-26 9-10 5-16 68.0 110.0 2.8 4-1 WON 4


W L W L W L QW* PTS. Avg Last 5 Streak
Dakota Wizards 24-12 12-6 12-6 76.0 148.0 4.1 4-1 WON 3
Sioux Falls Skyforce 22-15 10-5 12-10 76.0 142.0 3.8 3-2 WON 2
Idaho Stampede 19-19 14-7 5-12 78.5 135.5 3.6 1-4 LOST 4
Yakima Sun Kings 14-24 9-12 5-12 76.5 118.5 3.1 2-3 LOST 1

*Teams get 3 points for a win, 1 point for each quarter won, and 1/2 point for
any quarter tied. Avg = Average points per game played.


The Official CBA Scorephone provides final scores, quarter point totals and leading scorers from each team upon the completion of each day’s final game.

“Since 1983 the Scorephone has allowed anyone with access to a telephone the ability to find out the outcome and leading scorers for CBA games on the night they were played,” stated CBA Deputy Commissioner, Wade Morehead. “Coupled with the official CBA website, our goal is to provide the public with up-to-date information from around the league as soon as it becomes available.”

The CBA Scorephone number is 208-429-8503.


· 2/15/2005
- Gary signed Maurice Spillers.

· 2/14/2005
- The CBA League Office: Fined and suspended Doug Smith (Great Lakes) for four games (Game # 147, # 150, # 159 and # 160) for fighting and unsportsmanlike conduct following Game # 146. Fined and suspended Stais Boseman (Rockford) for one game (Game # 158) for public criticism and verbal abuse of game officials following Game # 100 and Game # 144.
- Gary placed Daniel Watts on the Injured Reserve List, retroactive to 2/6/05.
- Sioux Falls placed Corsley Edwards on the Active Roster; and traded Lawrence Nelson to Gary for a Second Round pick in the 2005 CBA Annual College Draft.
· 2/12/2005
- Michigan signed Nick Sheppard; and waived Greg Clausen and Calvin Bowman.

· 2/10/2005
- Rockford signed Jermaine Tate.

· 2/9/2005
- The CBA League Office: Fined Head Coach Paul Woolpert (Yakima) for violating League policies on objectionable language (Game #135), and public criticism of officials/failure to exit the floor (Game #132 and Game #127). Fined Michigan for game operations violations. Approved the contractual buyout of Marlon Parmer (Yakima).
- Idaho placed Britton Johnsen on the Active Roster; and placed Bryan Christiansen on the Inactive Reserve List, retroactive to 2/8/05.
- Rockford placed Jermaine Walker on the Injured Reserve List.

· 2/8/2005
- Great Lakes placed Trevor Huffman on the Injured Reserve List.
- Dakota signed Wayne Turner and waived Derrick Davis.
- Idaho placed Britton Johnsen on the Inactive Reserve List.

· 2/7/2005
- Idaho placed Bryan Christiansen on the Active Roster and placed Taliek Brown on the Injured Reserve List.

6. AROUND THE CBA (Team notes contributed by the respective team’s media relations department)

DAKOTA WIZARDS: The Dakota Wizards continued their strong road trip, beating Great Lakes in a battle of division leaders on Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon. Dakota also picked up a Thursday night 124-120 overtime win against the Rockford Lightning to capitalize on the week. Sunday's win improved Dakota's record to 4-1 on its lengthy road trip and increased their quarter point average to 4.1.Chris Porter earned his first player of the week honors as he posted 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Due to an out of town Wizards team, General Manager Jane Link, and Marketing Director Kim Mueller paid a visit to KFYR-TV's Wizards Watch on Sunday night to recap last week's wins and preview the week ahead. The Wizards will head to Sioux Falls this Friday night to cap off their 6 game road trip and then are back at home next Monday night to begin a 5 game home stand.

GARY STEELHEADS: The Gary Steelheads started the week off at home against the Yakima Sun Kings on February 11th…The Steelheads jumped out to an early lead and coasted to an 89-81 victory…Leading the way for the Steelheads was David Graves with 24 points…Jemeil Rich had 16 points and Shelly Clark pulled down 11 rebounds in the win…The Steelheads next faced the Sioux Falls Skyforce in a Sunday matinee in Gary…The Steelheads tied the 1st quarter and won the 4th but were unable to come away with the victory, losing 91-85…Shelly Clark had 28 points in the loss…Jemeil Rich had 11 points and 10 assists…The Steelheads face the Mayhem twice in Michigan, 2/14 & 2/17, before hosting the Idaho Stampede on Friday and Saturday night..

GREAT LAKES STORM: The Great Lakes Storm is currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-15 (154.5 pts). They finished the week with a record of 2-2 as they split four home games against two Western Conference foes. The Storm lost to the Wizards twice and beat the Idaho Stampede twice...With two losses to the Wizards at home, the Storm is no longer the best team in CBA. The Wizards (4.111) lead the Storm (4.066) in quarter-point average by the slimmest of margins...Jermaine Jackson won Player of the Week for the third time this season as he averaged 29.3 ppg and 8.3 apg while shooting 63% from the floor and 81& from the free-throw line in three games. He also hit the game winning 19-footer with 0.8 seconds left against the Stampede on Friday night in a 113-111 (5.0, 2.0) victory...The Storm will play five straight road games before returning home for their final five-game home stand to close out the regular season.

MICHIGAN MAYHEM: The Michigan Mayhem went undefeated this week winning a total of four games. The Mayhem defeated the Rockford Lightning on Tuesday night by the score of 123 to 114. Charles Gaines led the Mayhem with a quiet 36 points and 18 rebounds. Charles is certainly making a bid for the rookie of the year award. Sam Mack chipped in with 25 points. The Mayhem earned 5.0 points while Rockford received 2.0. This was the first game of a seven game home stand…The Mayhem looked extremely tough on Wednesday night during their win over the Sun Kings. Darrick Martin lead with 29 points and 7 assists while Olden Polynice helped out with 23 points. This was the Mayhem’s third straight home win. The team is playing their best basketball of the season. Michigan earned another 5 points for the game while Yakima gained two points by winning the second and third quarter…On Saturday February, 12 the Mayhem hosted the very tough Idaho Stampede. The Mayhem was able to defeat the Stampede by the score of 100 to 91. The game was close until Michigan late in the 4th quarter opened the gap to pull away. The Mayhem was lead by the play of Reggie Jordan and Sam Mack. Jordan scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Mack finished with 24 points. The Mayhem that night set a new franchise record of 4 home wins in a row. The Mayhem came away with five points in the win in front of 4,692 fans…And finally to end the week the Mayhem defeated the Gary Steelheads 96 to 90 during a late morning game. Almost 3,000 kids attended this field trip day. The Mayhem was lead once again by the play of Sam Mack. Mack scored 23 points and hit some clutch shots late in the game to lead this victorious Mayhem team. The team earned 6 points for the game only dropping the first quarter by the score of 29 to 23. The Michigan Mayhem is now 14-26 on the season. It is late in the season but this team still believes that a playoff spot is possible.

ROCKFORD LIGHTNING: The Rockford Lightning finished the week of February 7-13 with a record of 1-4...They started the week with a morning contest against the Great Lakes Storm on February 7, which tipped off at 10:05 a.m. Rockford time...Rockford got 24 points out of Brant Bailey, but fell short to the Storm 118-105...The next day, February 8, the Bolts traveled to Muskegon to face the Michigan Mayhem, and lost 123-114, as Brant Bailey led the scoring again for Rockford, this time chipping in 23 points in the effort...The Lightning returned to the MetroCentre on February 10, as they faced off against the Western Conference leading Dakota Wizards, and for the second consecutive home game needed an extra period, losing to the Wizards 124-120 in overtime...Brian Lubeck rattled off his season high 35 points in the contest...the weekend brought back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday...Rockford's Stais Boseman scored 28 points on February 12, as the Lightning defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 103-98, but on Sunday, February 13, Marshall Phillips had the hot hand, scoring 24 points, but the Lightning fell short to the Yakima Sun Kings, 108-93...Saturday's game against Sioux Falls featured alternate gold Lightning jerseys that were auctioned off to fans in a silent auction during the game...a total of $2,752 was raised in the first ever "Jersey Off Their Backs" auction for Rockford Lightning Charitables...Sunday's game against Yakima was delayed due to an arena lightning malfunction, so local radio personality Jim Stone from 104.9 WXRX offered $10 to a fan who could hit a half-court shot...Rockford Lightning media representatives, sponsors, and season ticket holders donated money to the pot...By the time the lights came back on, no one had hit a half court shot, so the $280 that was raised was given to the Rockford Chariots wheelchair basketball team, who was playing an exhibition game at halftime of Sunday's game.

YAKIMA SUN KINGS: The Sun Kings began their two week road trip with a win over the Idaho Stampede on February 7th…The Sun Kings earned five quarter points as Cliff Hawkins, Derek Hood, and Tommy Smith each had 15 points each in the victory...The following games would not be so good to the Sun Kings as they dropped two in a row…On Wednesday February 9th, they faced the Michigan Mayhem; their first meeting since February 2nd, but this time the Mayhem would come out the clear winner as the Sun Kings lost 120-113; earning only two quarter points in the loss…Noel Felix led the Sun Kings with a season high 37 points…Two nights later, the Sun Kings would drop another contest; this time to the Gary Steelheads…The Steelheads outlasted the Sun Kings to win 89-81 allowing the Sun Kings another two quarter point loss…Talk about starting the week off right, the Sun Kings started out this week with a 108-93 win over the Rockford Lightning…The Sun Kings earned six quarter points in the victory; as Noel Felix led the way with 29 points and Jeryl Sasser added an additional 25 in the 15 point victory…IN THE COMMUNITY…ALL FOR CHARITY…the Sun Kings staff will participate in the annual charity basketball game at Zillah High School…Players will be on site to sign autographs, and the Sun Dancers will perform during time outs…All proceeds benefit the Zillah School District…Also this week, the Sun Kings players and staff will visit Garfield Elementary in Toppenish as part of the P.A.C.E. (Pro Active Community Efforts) campaign…to congratulate those students who have excelled in their academic endeavors.

7. CBA STATISTICAL LEADERS (Thru Games of 2/15/05)

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1. Sam Mack, Michigan 23 505 22.0 9. Sam Clancy, Idaho 38 679 17.9
2. Mark Jones, Great Lakes 37 794 21.5 10. Ronnie Fields, Rockford 26 461 17.7
3. Ezra Williams, Great Lakes 22 438 19.9 11. Jackie Butler, Great Lakes 37 646 17.5
4. Stais Boseman, Rockford 37 722 19.5 12. Charles Gaines, Michigan 36 627 17.4
5. Britton Johnsen, Idaho 30 562 18.7 13. DeSean Hadley, Sioux Falls 37 633 17.1
6. Kasib Powell, Great Lakes 26 482 18.5 14. Maurice Baker, Dakota 30 508 16.9
7. Marshall Phillips, Rockford 30 555 18.5 15. Brant Bailey, Rockford 28 467 16.7
8. David Graves, Gary 34 617 18.1 16. Jemeil Rich, Gary 28 462 16.5

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1. Charles Gaines, Michigan 36 427 11.9 1. Charles Gaines, Michigan 36 152 4.2
2. Sam Clancy, Idaho 38 411 10.8 2. Jackie Butler, Great Lakes 37 125 3.4
3. Jackie Butler, Great Lakes 37 388 10.5 3. Derek Hood, Yakima 28 93 3.3
4. Derek Hood, Yakima 28 274 9.8 4. Sam Clancy, Idaho 38 120 3.2
5. Shelly Clark, Gary 34 308 9.1 5. Carlos Daniel, Yakima 37 93 2.5
6. Noel Felix, Yakima 20 159 8.0 6. Noel Felix, Yakima 20 50 2.5
7. Carlos Daniel, Yakima 37 292 7.9 7. Patrick Okafor, Idaho 31 76 2.5
8. Brian Lubeck, Rockford 37 247 6.7 8. Shawn Daniels, Dakota 36 88 2.4

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1. Jemeil Rich, Gary 28 286 10.2 1. Jemeil Rich, Gary 28 89 3.2
2. Randy Livingston, Sioux Falls 34 269 7.9 2. Marshall Phillips, Rockford 30 73 2.4
3. Taliek Brown, Idaho 33 234 7.1 3. Ezra Williams, Great Lakes 22 52 2.4
4. Maurice Baker, Dakota 30 201 6.7 4. Ronnie Fields, Rockford 26 54 2.1
5. Darrick Martin, Michigan 22 147 6.7 5. Stais Boseman, Rockford 37 75 2.0
6. Stais Boseman, Rockford 37 188 5.1 6. Randy Livingston, Sioux Falls 34 67 2.0
7. Ronnie Fields, Rockford 26 114 4.4 7. Maurice Baker, Dakota 30 56 1.9
8. Trevor Huffman, Great Lakes 26 103 4.0 8. DeSean Hadley, Sioux Falls 37 56 1.5

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1. Lawrence Nelson, Gary 55 85 0.647 1. Darrick Martin, Michigan 70 77 0.909
2. Sidney Holmes, Rockford 46 77 0.597 2. Tommy Adams, Idaho 63 71 0.887
3. Shawn Daniels, Dakota 144 246 0.585 3. DeSean Hadley, Sioux Falls 196 225 0.871
4. Darrin Hancock, Gary 127 219 0.580 4. Ezra Williams, Great Lakes 105 122 0.861
5. Charles Gaines, Michigan 233 407 0.572 5. Sam Mack, Michigan 79 92 0.859
6. Renaldo Major, Gary 37 67 0.552 6. Melvin Sanders, Dakota 97 115 0.843
7. Patrick Okafor, Idaho 109 201 0.542 7. Randy Livingston, Sioux Falls 137 164 0.835
7. Brant Bailey, Rockford 150 277 0.542 8. Britton Johnsen, Idaho 136 163 0.834

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1. Ezra Williams, Great Lakes 49 112 0.438 1. Keith Closs, Gary 27 108 4.0
2. Donald Williams, Idaho 54 125 0.432 2. Sam Clancy, Idaho 38 90 2.4
3. Maurice Baker, Dakota 29 69 0.420 3. Jackie Butler, Great Lakes 37 54 1.5
4. Brian Lubeck, Rockford 67 162 0.414 4. Noel Felix, Yakima 20 24 1.2
5. Rich Melzer, Sioux Falls 31 77 0.403 5. Lawrence Nelson, Gary 24 27 1.1
6. Marshall Phillips, Rockford 35 87 0.402 6. Derek Hood, Yakima 28 24 0.9
7. David Graves, Gary 70 176 0.398 7. Kasib Powell, Great Lakes 26 22 0.8
8. Darrin Hancock, Gary 18 46 0.391 8. Carlos Daniel, Yakima 37 29 0.8

8. UPCOMING SCHEDULE (From Games of February 16 - 22)
Wednesday, February 16
Sioux Falls at Idaho
Great Lakes at Michigan

Thursday, February 17
Gary at Michigan

Friday, February 18
Idaho at Gary
Dakota at Sioux Falls

Saturday, February 19
Idaho at Gary
Yakima at Sioux Falls

Sunday, February 20
No Games Scheduled

Monday, February 21
Yakima at Dakota

Tuesday, February 22
Great Lakes at Gary
Idaho at Rockford

On Feb. 19, 1979, the first season after the Eastern Basketball Association was renamed the CBA, the Anchorage Northern Knights set league records for points in a game (183), points in a half (99 in the 2nd), and field goals in a game (74) during a 183-140 victory over the Maine Lumberjacks. The Knights found themselves on the flip-side of the field goal record on March 11, 1982 when the Billings Volcanos tied the mark during a 174-128 win over Anchorage.

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