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Cleveland teammates share WBA award

May 29, 2005 - World Basketball Association (WBA) - Gwinnett Majic News Release

Teammates, Steve Thomas (203-F-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) and Dontae Truitt (198-G/F, college: Georgia SW), share WBA Player of Week honors for May 20th - May 26th.

Steve Thomas (203-F-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) was chosen as the Co-Player of the Week in the WBA for May 20th - May 26th. Thomas had a monterous week, averaging 20.6 points, 13.3 rebounds and shooting 61% from the field and 75% from the FT line, while leading the Cleveland Majic to a 2-1 record for the week. Thomas started with 11 points and 15 rebounds in a 111-101 loss at Magic City on May 21st, then exploded for 35 points and 14 rebounds in a 113-108 win at Kentucky on May 22nd, and followed that with a 16 point, 11 rebound effort, as the Majic upset the visiting Gulf Coast Bandits 104-88 on May 23rd. For the season, Steve is averaging 13.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1 block per game, while shooting 57.5% from the field and 72.2% from the FT line.

Thomas' teammate, Dontae Truitt (198-G/F, college: Georgia SW), also had a great week and has been chosen to share Co-Player of the Week honors for the week. Dontae averaged 29.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.3 steals, all while shooting 66% from the field and 60% (6-10) from beyond the 3-point line. Truitt poured in 32 points and pulled 8 rebounds against Magic City, then downed 27 points in the win at Kentucky, and finished the week with a 30 point, 5 rebound, 6 assist performance in Cleveland's stunning win over Gulf Coast. For the season, Truitt is averaging 23.6 point, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and is shooting a cool 55.8% from the field.

Congratulations to Steve Thomas (203-F-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) and Dontae Truitt (198-G/F, college: Georgia SW) for being chosen Co-Player of the Week in the WBA's week #5 of the 2005 season.

Honorable Mention and other top performers in WBA week of May 20th - May 26th...

Myron Allen (181-G, agency: ND Corner Sports, college: Trinity Valley JC), Arkansas... Averaged 27 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds in two games for the ArchAngels.

James Brewer (189-G-69, agency: Court Side, college: Louisville), Kentucky... Averaged 24.5 points, 3.5 steals, shot 18-20 from FT line in two games for Reach.

Donielle Davis (193-F, college: Anderson), South Carolina... Averaged 24 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2 steals in three games for the Heat.

Joe Hamilton (198-F, college: Virginia Tech), Macon... Averaged 23.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3 steals in two games for the Blaze.

Lamar Karim (180-G, college: S.Poly St.), South Carolina... Averaged 23.0 points, 7.3 assists, 5 rebounds, 2.3 steals in three games for the Heat.

Kenny Walker (206-F/C-80, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama), Magic City... Averaged 23.0 points, 9.5 rebounds in two games for the Court Kings.

Rogers Washington (202-F-77, college: LSU), Cleveland... Averaged 19.3 points, 7.6 rebounds in three games for the Majic.

Timmy Bowers (188-G-82, college: Mississippi St.), Gulf Coast... Averaged 19.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 steals in three games for the Bandits.

Jared McCurry (191-G-80, college: Bellarmine), Kentucky... Averaged 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals in two games for the Reach.

Ronnie Burrell (203-F-83), Gainesville... Averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds in two games for the Knights.

Torris Bright (193-G-81, college: LSU), Gulf Coast... Averaged 17.6 points, while shooting 57.1% from field in three games for the Bandits.

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