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Cedric Ceballos signs with Phoenix Flame

January 2, 2007 - International Basketball League (IBL) - Phoenix Flame News Release

Phoenix, AZ-The Phoenix Flame has announced that former NBA star Cedric Ceballos will join the team for its inaugural season in the International Basketball League.

Phoenix Flame Owner Stephen Moss-Kelley-"Cedric is a popular player and personality in the Phoenix area. He has been an NBA star player in this town and also is a pillar of the community. We are extremely excited to have someone with his experience on our team."

Cedric Ceballos' career highlights: - Poured in a career-high 50 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 12/20/94

- Led the NBA in field goal percentage (.576) in 1992-93 season

- Won the 1992 NBA slam-dunk competition at All-Star Weekend in Orlando with a blindfolded dunk which earned him a perfect score of 50.0

- Has appeared in 56 career NBA Playoff games, averaging 10.2 ppg and 4.6 rpg

- Scored his 7,000th career point, totaling 22 points and 6 rebounds, against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 3/3/98

- Ranked 12th in the NBA in 1995--96 in field goal percentage (.530) and 13th in scoring (21.2 ppg, tops on the Lakers)

- Scored 25 points in each of 6 consecutive games from 11/7 to 11/15/95, the longest such streak for a Lakers player since Magic Johnson in 1987

- Played in his 500th career game, totaling team-highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds, in a 90-81 win over the Denver Nuggets on 2/25/99

The Flame also signed 6'2" guard Brandon Wells. Flame owner Stephen Moss-Kelley describes Wells as a 'great, undiscovered local talent.'

The Flame will host the Las Vegas Stars at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday, April 6 to kick off their 2007 season.

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