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USBL Completes 2003 Draft

April 15, 2003 - United States Basketball League (USBL) News Release

MILFORD, CT – The United States Basketball League, Inc. (USBL), held its 18th Annual Draft today, which disseminated via teleconference cal from the League Office. The Draft was broadcast live over the USBL’s Web Site. A total of 73 players were taken in the eight round draft. With their first pick in club history the Texas Rim Rockers selected Bingo Merriex of TCU. The Westchester Wildfire, also making their first selection in team history, selected Sam Hoskins from DePaul and the Brooklyn Kings selected local star Anthony Glover from St. John’s.

Merriex, a 6-9 forward from TCU, averaged 12.6 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Horned Frogs. Merriex finished second all-time in TCU history in three pointers made and proved to be a solid contributor, scoring over 1,000 points for his career. Merriex finished his career in high form, scoring a season high 25 points in a win over South Florida.

Sam Hoskins was selected by the Westchester Wildfire with the second overall pick. Hoskins is coming off an excellent senior season at DePaul and he participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament where he was a favorite amongst NBA scouts. Local product Anthony Glover of St. John’s filled out the top three, being selected by the Brooklyn Kings.

Other first round draft picks include: Melvin Sanders (6-5 G, Oklahoma St – Dodge City Legend), Willie Chandler (6-5 G, Misericordia – PA ValleyDawgs), Quannis White (6-1 G, Oklahoma – Oklahoma Storm), Jackie Rogers (6-7 F, UMASS – Adirondack Wildcats), Chris Davis (6-6 F, North Texas – Kansas Cagerz), Donta Richardson (6-2 G, Wyoming – Brevard Blue Ducks)

A look at the draft reveals that 22 of the 64 players invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament were drafted. Also selected was LeBron James from St. Vincent’s/ St. Mary’s HS in Akron, Ohio. James led his team to two high school championships and has won every scholastic award possible this season. James is highly regarded as one of the greatest high school players ever.

2003 USBL DRAFT

Rd.
No.
Team
Player
Pos.
College
1
1
Texas Rim Rockers
Bingo Merriex
Forward
TCU
1
2
Westchester Wildfire
Sam Haskins
Forward
DePaul
1
3
Brooklyn Kings
Anthony Glover
Forward
St. John's
1
4
Dodge City Legend
Melvin Sanders
Guard
Oklahoma State
1
5
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Willie Chander
Guard
Misericordia
1
6
Oklahoma Storm
Quannis White
Guard
Oklahoma
1
7
Adirondack Wildcats
Jackie Rogers
Forward
UMASS
1
8
Kansas Cagerz
Chris Davis
Foward
North Texas
1
9
Brevard Blue Ducks
Donta Richardson
Guard
Wyoming
1
10
Brevard Blue Ducks
Myron Allen
Guard
North Dakota
2
11
Westchester Wildfire
Travis Watson
Forward
Virginia
2
12
Brooklyn Kings
Clifford Strong
Forward
St. Francis
2
13
Dodge City Legend
Pervis Pasco
Forward
Kansas State
2
14
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Matt Lotie
Guard
LeHigh
2
15
Oklahoma Storm
Vincent Bridgewater
Forward
Tarlton St.
2
16
Adirondack Wildcats
Davont Jackson
Guard
Barbour Sotia
2
17
Kansas Cagerz
Brandon Brown
Forward
Tulane
2
18
Brevard Blue Ducks
LeBron James
Forward
St. Vincents/St. Mary's
2
19
Texas Rim Rockers
Mose Malone, Jr.
Guard
South Carolina State
3
20
Brooklyn Kings
Kareem Wright
Forward
Rutgers
3
21
Dodge City Legend
Pawal Storozynski
Forward
Texas Tech
3
22
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Rob Battle
Forward
Drexel
3
23
Oklahoma Storm
Brent Blizzard
Guard
UNC-Wilmington
3
24
Adirondack Wildcats
Justin Brown
Center
UCONN
3
25
Kansas Cagerz
Larry House
Guard
Creighton
3
26
Brevard Blue Ducks
Mike Manciel
Forward
Central Michigan
3
27
Texas Rim Rockers
Jerome Beasley
Center
North Dakota
3
28
Westchester Wildfire
Victor Williams
Guard
Oklahoma State
4
29
Dodge City Legend
Marvin Stone
Center
Louisville
4
30
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Terry Taylor
Forward
Virginia Tech
4
31
Oklahoma Storm
Clay Tucker
Guard
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
4
32
Adirondack Wildcats
Micah Brand
Center
UMASS
4
33
Kansas Cagerz
Gilson DeJesus
Guard
Kansas State
4
34
Brevard Blue Ducks
Jermaine Hall
Forward
Wagner
4
35
Texas Rim Rockers
Quinton Ross
Guard
SMU
4
36
Westchester Wildfire
Jerome Coleman
Guard
Rutgers
4
37
Brooklyn Kings
Kasib Powell
Forward
Texas Tech
5
38
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Chris Monroe
Guard
George Washington
5
39
Oklahoma Storm
Ebi Ere
Guard
Oklahoma
5
40
Adirondack Wildcats
Kueth Duany
Forward
Syracuse
5
41
Kansas Cagerz
Robby Ballard
Guard
Emporia State
5
42
Brevard Blue Ducks
Joel Cornette
Center
Butler
5
43
Texas Rim Rockers
Troy Bell
Guard
Boston College
5
44
Westchester Wildfire
Leonard Stokes
Guard
Cincinnatti
5
45
Brooklyn Kings
Chris Stockwell
Forward
St. Francis
5
46
Dodge City Legend
Will McDonald
Center
South Florida
6
47
Oklahoma Storm
Bernard King
Guard
Texas A&M
6
48
Adirondack Wildcats
Willie Deane
Guard
Purdue
6
49
Kansas Cagerz
Manny Clifton
Forward
Washburn
6
50
Brevard Blue Ducks
Brett Nelson
Guard
Florida
6
51
Texas Rim Rockers
Jahari Harris
Guard
Texas Southern
6
52
Westchester Wildfire
Ed Scott
Guard
Clemson
6
53
Brooklyn Kings
Antawn Dobie
Guard
LIU
6
54
Dodge City Legend
Antonio Meeking
Forward
Louisiana Tech
6
55
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Don Little
Center
Cincinnati
7
56
Adirondack Wildcats
Phil Sellers III
Forward
St. Rose
7
57
Kansas Cagerz
Eric Bush
Guard
UAB
7
58
Brevard Blue Ducks
Torrey Butler
Guard
Coastal Carolina
7
59
Texas Rim Rockers
Drew Nicholas
Guard
Maryland
7
60
Westchester Wildfire
Rick Apodaca
Guard
Hofstra
7
61
Brooklyn Kings
Ugonna Onyekwe
Forward
Penn
7
62
Dodge City Legend
James Jones
Forward
Miami
7
63
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Jeff Howard
Center
Jacksonville
7
64
Oklahoma Storm
Theron Smith
Forward
Ball State
8
65
Kansas Cagerz
Nick Moore
Guard
Toledo
8
66
Brevard Blue Ducks
Larry Razzle
Forward
Pepperdine
8
67
Texas Rim Rockers
Ryan Randle
Forward
Maryland
8
68
Westchester Wildfire
Josh Iserloth
Forward
Wisconsin
8
69
Brooklyn Kings
Dan Lieberman
Guard
Fairleigh Dickinson
8
70
Dodge City Legend
Uche Nsonwu-Amadi
Center
Wyoming
8
71
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Jimmy Miggens
Guard
Pepperdine
8
72
Oklahoma Storm
Kevin Johnson
Guard
Tulsa
8
73
Adirondack Wildcats
Marcus Banks
Guard
UNLV

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