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USBL Hands Out Post-Season Awards

July 2, 2003 - United States Basketball League (USBL) News Release

MILFORD, CT – The United States Basketball League, Inc. (USBL) announced the recipients of its Annual All-Team honors today. “The League of Opportunity” has four All-USBL Teams: All-USBL First Team, All-USBL Second Team, USBL All-Rookie Team, and USBL All-Defensive Team. In order to be a candidate for the Post-Season Awards, a player must have competed in a minimum of (15) regular-season games. The Post-Season Awards do not factor in Post-Season play.

The USBL Title in 2003 was truly up for grabs as each team loaded their team with talent in a quest to capture the Championship. Many players turned in unbelievable performances and there are many deserving award-winners. On the pages that follow, please find a list of the All-USBL-Team members.

The USBL just completed its 18th season of play when the Dodge City Legend defeated the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs 97-96 in overtime to capture their second USBL Title in four years. USBL Coach of the Year and Legend Head Coach Cliff Levingston was one of six former NBA superstars that patrolled the coaching sidelines this season in the USBL.

“This season has been one of the best ever in USBL history,” stated USBL Founder and Commissioner Daniel T. Meisenheimer III. “The USBL saw great fan interest all season long. The talent level was amazing and we had some unbelievable performances on the court. Invitations to NBA camps are beginning to pour in for our players, which goes to show the level of talent we had this season. The USBL has already received inquiries from interested parties for next season in the way of expansion and we look forward to seeing what the possibilities are. We hope the addition of Cedar Rapids will be the starting point in expansion for next season. I would like to thank all the fans, sponsors, teams, and staff for making this season a resounding success and we look forward to next season where we will continue to showcase all the USBL is, ‘The League of Opportunity’.”

2002 UNITED STATES BASKETBALL LEAGUE POST-SEASON AWARDS

USBL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ALBERT MOURING – OKLAHOMA STORM

USBL COACH OF THE YEAR
CLIFF LEVINGSTON – DODGE CITY LEGEND

USBL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
LENNY COOKE – BROOKLYN KINGS

USBL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KEVIN FREEMAN – WESTCHESTER WILDFIRE

USBL 6TH MAN OF THE YEAR
DAVID GRAVES – DODGE CITY LEGEND

USBL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
TOM NELSON – DODGE CITY LEGEND


ALL – USBL FIRST TEAM
PLAYER
TEAM
POS
COLLEGE
Kareem Reid
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Guard
Arkansas
Albert Mouring
Oklahoma Storm
Guard
UCONN
Ace Custis
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Forward
Virginia Tech
Darrin Hancock
Dodge City Legend
Forward
Kansas
Johnny Jackson
Kansas Cagerz
Forward
Mississippi

ALL – USBL SECOND TEAM
PLAYER
TEAM
POS
COLLEGE
Lenny Cooke
Brooklyn Kings
Guard
None
Olden Polynice
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Center
Virginia
Kevin Freeman
Westchester Wildfire
Forward
UCONN
Lee Benson
Kansas Cagerz
Forward
Brown Mackie CC
Antonio Smith
Dodge City Legend
Forward
Michigan State

USBL ALL – ROOKIE TEAM
PLAYER
TEAM
POS
COLLEGE
David Graves
Dodge City Legend
Guard
Notre Dame
Lenny Cooke
Brooklyn Kings
Guard
None
Bingo Merriex
Texas Rim Rockers
Forward
TCU
Anthony Glover
Brooklyn Kings
Forward
St. John’s
Ousmane Cisse
Brevard Blue Ducks
Center
None

USBL ALL – DEFENSIVE TEAM
PLAYER
TEAM
POS
COLLEGE
Kareem Reid
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Guard
Arkansas
Tim Winn
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Guard
St. Bonaventure
Immanuel McElroy
Dodge City Legend
Guard
Cincinnati
Kevin Freeman
Westchester Wildfire
Forward
UCONN
Johnny Jackson
Kansas Cagerz
Forward
Mississippi

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