Generals Gearing-up for Summer Camp
(Lincoln, NE) - It might not be boot camp, but the Lincoln Generals of the All-American Professional Basketball League are off for training tryout camp.
They will be heading to the AAPBL Training Camp in Billings, Mont., from July 10-23 with a roster chock-full of collegiate talent.
"At this camp, we want to look for good competition. Also, we want to find the fifteen best players for our team, and the best ten of those for our roster," said Head Coach Mark Berokoff.
Berokoff hopes to bring back many talented athletes from this camp, as he wants instill an up-tempo offensive attack and play a style of basketball similar to the NBA's Phoenix Suns. "We want to get some local guys and some real good athletes," Berokoff said. The Generals' final roster won't be determined until after the NBA's final cuts in October.
The training camp roster is as follows:
Adrick Hills, a 5-10 guard from Bethel College, who led the Bethel College Pilots to a 19-15 record and a National Runner up in the NCCAA national championships.
Will Porter, a 6-0 guard who played collegiately at NAIA power California Baptist and was one of the top 3 point shooters in the country.
Sean Davis, a 6'0 guard from Bloomington, Indiana. Davis played with NBA players Sean May and Jarred Jeffries in high school. Coach Berokoff likes Davis' passing ability and explosiveness.
Kameron Gray, a 6'1 guard from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Gray was rated the number one point guard recruit of California Junior College athletes before heading into Cal Poly.
David Finklea played his collegiate basketball at both Creighton and Morningside College in Sioux City. The 6'4 guard was a Class A All State player in high school out of Nebraska. David is a solid wing prospect.
Nick Johnson, a 6-3 guard from California State Monterey Bay. Coach Berokoff likes Johnson's athletic ability, describing him as a guard who can score in bunches.
Terris Sifford, a 6-4 forward who played collegiately at Winstom- Salem State University. Terris appeared in 30 games for the Rams, averaging over 19 minutes per game. He was one of the top rebounders on his team.
Al Lanier, a 6-5 forward with both college and professional experience. He played collegiately at Hastings College and professionally for the Chicago Pros in the IBL.
David Johnson was a 6-6 forward at Bluefield College. Coach Berokoff writes that Johnson has great touch from 23 feet and in, describing Johnson as "instant offense" for the Bluefield College team that went 22-11.
Demetrus McCray, a 6-7 forward from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He played professionally with the Colorado Bandits and made the all-star team in the LNBP in Mexico.
Daniel Zinchuk, a 6-7 forward from Emerson College. Zinchuk was named to the GNAC All-Conference team and averaged over 12 points per game.
Marcus Wernke played collegiately at Concordia University in Seward. The 6-10 forward averaged seven points per game and six rebounds a game, helping lead Concordia to a NAIA National Championship Runner-up.
Lincoln will open their inaugural season in November and will play 31 games at the Pershing Center Season tickets are on-sale starting at $372, with ten-game packs as low as $120. For ticket information or additional information, call the Lincoln Generals office at (402) 477-5050 or email at [email protected]
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