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South Texas Showboats Complete Training Camp And Roster

November 26, 2008 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Texas Fuel News Release

San Antonio, TX. The ABA South Texas Showboats have completed their training camp and have made final cuts regarding the roster. The Showboats will have nine local San Antonio players and three from out of state. The team has recorded a 4-0 record in the pre-season going into the regular season play December 6th vs the West Texas Whirlwind at home.

The Showboats are ranked fiourth in the ABA Power Rankings based on their pre-season games. San Antonio is a city where Championship caliber teams have grown such as the Spurs, the Silver Stars and the Missions in AAA baseball. "The City of San Antonio has had so much talent and now we have an opportunity to show our fans how San Antonio has grown to develop basketball and great players," said CEO/Head Coach Benjamin Mireles. "We look forward to having a lot of fun in this league and just want to be able to complete at a high level night in and night out. The fans want to see fast, exciting, entertaining and affordable basketball and that is what we plan on giving them here in San Antonio. Willing is always something you want to accomplish, but this year there are so many good teams within our division with Houston, Mississippi, West Texas, Texas City, and SE Texas - this is going to be a dog fight for the division title." The roster includes:

Isaiah Allen, 6'3 guard from Jefferson High School - UTSA (Portland)

Keith Simpsion, 6'7 forward from Robert E. Lee High School, Texas A & M (SA)

Frank Ford, 6'2 guard from Leesville High School, McNeese State U

Ben Caldwell, 6'8 center from San Antonio

Albert Strickland, 6'8 forward from Lincoln University (Detroit)

Jason McNeil, 6'7 forward from Judson High School, Houston Tillitson (SA)

Chris Woods, 6'4 guard from Fox Tech Nigh School (SA)

Jamar Chatman, 6'1 guard from Southwest High School (SA)

Kenny Wilson, 6'5 forward from John Jay High School, Boise State U

Langston Grady, 6'6 forward from John Jay High School, Western Missouri U

Leonard Brown, 5'10 guard from Judson High School, Stephen F. Austin State U

George Reyes, 5'10 guard from John Jay High School (SA)

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