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Former Chicago Bulls Big Man Signs with Hardhats

May 2, 2007 - World Basketball Association (WBA) News Release

Atlanta, GA - The Atlanta Hardhats have announced their 2007 WBA opening night roster. The Hardhats organization has been a staple of excellent play in the World Basketball Association for years. The 2005 Andy Stoglin led Hardhats advanced to the WBA Championship game and this year's Hardhats are ready to get back to the big game.

Will Howard is a prolific athlete and starred in Mexico's CiBaCoPa league this past fall, Howard is a former 1st round draft pick (#4 overall) for the Marietta Storm. Leroy Davis (6'5''-F-81, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Georgia St.) (6'5''-F-81, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Georgia St. ) played with Howard in the Mexican league and the 1-2 punch of Howard and Davis will once again be teamed together in the WBA. Tim Parham (6'9''-F-83, agency: Octagon, college: Md-Eastern Shore ) will man the middle for the Hardhats, the 6'9 Parham played with the Chicago Bulls this past summer in the Pepsi Summer Pro League and was an early draft candidate coming out of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Toby Smith (6'10''-C-85, college: Connors State, Okl. ) is a mobile forward that can score inside and out. Johnathan Burris was the Hardhats 1st round selection in this year's WBA Rookie Draft Camp. Burris is an athletic guard/forward that at 6'6 creates problems for 2's around the league.

Here are your 2007 WBA Hardhats:

William Howard (6'5''-G/F-84, agency:, college: N.Carolina A&T)


Jonathan Kelly (6'6''-G-84) "JK" FLORIDA A&M UNIVERISITY

Mike Toth (6'3''-G-84, college: Delaware St.)

Kamura Catron (6'9''-C) FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

Johnathan Burris (6'6''-F-82, college: Bethune-Cookman)

Tim Parham (6'9''-F-83, agency: Octagon, college: Md-Eastern Shore)

Leigh Gayden (5'10''-G-80) TENN TECH UNIVERSITY

Jacob Selman (6'2"-G, college: Reinhard College)

Toby Smith (6'9"-F)

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