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Yakama's Anthony Goldwire Named CBA Player of the Year

March 17, 2006 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

Boise, ID (March 17, 2006) - The Continental Basketball Association announced today that Yakama Sun Kings guard Anthony Goldwire has been named the CBA Player of the Year for the 2005-06 season, as voted on by the eight CBA head coaches. His efforts helped the Sun Kings to the Western Conference title and a No. 2 seed in this season's CBA Playoffs.

Goldwire is having one of his best seasons in the CBA, averaging 17.7 points, 8.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 40 games played (25 starts). His 341 assists this year are a career-high for the 1994 University of Houston product and the most in the CBA. His 8.5 assist-per-game-average is second best in the league. Meanwhile, his 40 games played in the regular season are the most in the CBA for Goldwire since his 1994-95 rookie campaign (55 games). That year, Goldwire was drafted in the first round of the CBA College Draft (7th overall selection) by the Sun Kings and in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns (54th overall selection).

The 6-foot-1 guard signed as a free agent this season with the Sun Kings on Dec. 6, 2005. He tallied 13 double-doubles (points/assists), including a triple-double on Feb. 13 vs. Idaho (29 points, 10 rebounds, 17 assists). Goldwire was fourth in the CBA in free-throw percentage (86.8 pct., 164-of-189) and 3-point field goal percentage (44.4 pct., 71-of-160) while his 17.7 points per game were ninth best. He earned CBA Player of the Week honors on Feb. 20 after averaging 24.8 points, 12.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal in four games for the Sun Kings.

Goldwire has played all five of his CBA seasons with the Sun Kings, appearing in 176 career games with 2,833 career points (16.1 avg.), 1,049 career assists (6.0 career avg.) and 440 career rebounds (2.5 avg.). His 1,049 career assists rank him 33rd all-time in CBA history.

He has earned six NBA call-ups over the course of his career, second most in CBA history. Goldwire has appeared in 263 NBA games while playing for Charlotte, Denver, San Antonio, Washington, Minnesota, Milwaukee, New Jersey and Detroit. For his NBA career, he has averaged 6.3 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds. His best season came in 1997-98 when he played in 82 games for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 9.2 points, 3.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds.

This marks Goldwire's first CBA Player of the Year award, while it is the second time he has been named All-League First Team (2004). He is a two-time CBA All-Star (1996 & 2004) and was named to the CBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1995.

2005-06 CBA All-League First and Second Teams Announced CBA All-League teams announced for 60th anniversary season

Boise, ID (March 17, 2006) - The Continental Basketball Association announced today the CBA All-League First and Second Teams for the 2005-06 season, as selected by CBA Head Coaches. To be eligible, players must have played in 20 games, or had enough games remaining at the time ballots were distributed to reach 20, and be in good standing with the CBA. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

Team members are listed below in the order of votes received.

ALL-LEAGUE FIRST TEAM

James Thomas, Albany Patroons - F, 6-8, 235 (Texas '04) - Named Newcomer of the Year after averaging 19.6 points and 14.6 rebounds in 19 games.accumulated 17 double-doubles (points/rebounds).named to 2006 CBA All-Star Classic, tallying 17 points and 16 rebounds in 35 minutes.

Anthony Goldwire, Yakama Sun Kings - G, 6-1, 189 (Houston '94) - Earned League Most Valuable Player of the Year award.was a CBA Player of the Week selection (Feb. 20).led the league with 341 assists while ninth in the league in scoring (17.7 ppg.).had 13 double-doubles and one triple-double.second All-League First-Team selection with the other coming in 2004.

Kasib Powell, Dakota Wizards - F, 6-7, 215 (Texas Tech '03) - Averaged 18.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 42 games for the Wizards.named to the 2006 CBA All-Star Classic, recording 16 points.also played several games at point guard for the Wizards due to injuries.named CBA Player of the Week on Feb. 6.attempted a CBA season-high 23 free throws Feb. 4.

Marlon Parmer, Rockford Lightning - G, 6-3, 187 (Kentucky Wesleyan '03) - Was fourth in the league in scoring (20.9 ppg.) and third in assists (7.3 apg.).pulled down 4.4 rpg. while shooting 44.6 pct. from the field and 40.2 pct. from behind the 3-point arc.named to the CBA All-Star Classic, dishing out a game-high 11 assists with 10 points.named CBA Player of the Week on Jan. 23.had a season-best 45 points Jan. 12.

Noel Felix, Sioux Falls Skyforce - F, 6-9, 240 (Fresno State '03) - Named Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league with 2.0 blocked shots per game (80 total).was 11th in the league in scoring (15.7 ppg.) to go with 7.0 rpg. and 34 steals.called up by the Seattle Sonics on March 2 and signed a second 10-day contract on March 12.played in the 2006 CBA All-Star Classic, registering 18 points and eight rebounds.

ALL-LEAGUE SECOND TEAM

Randy Holcomb, Gary Steelheads - F, 6-8, 235 (San Diego State '02) - Named the CBA All-Star Classic MVP after scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds and two blocked shots...was called up by the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 5.finished the season seventh in the league in scoring (19.2 ppg.) while averaging 7.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists with 25 blocked shots and 39 steals in 34 games.

Ronnie Fields, Rockford Lightning - G, 6-4, 205 (Farragut H.S. '96) - Finished second in the league in scoring (22.2 ppg.) while leading the league in steals (109 total, 2.3 pg.).named CBA Player of the Week on Feb. 27.had a CBA season-high eight steals March 7.among the all-time leaders in CBA history in steals (6th), points (13th), games played (T-30th), and minutes played (39th).

Eric Chenowith, Idaho Stampede - C, 7-1, 275 (Kansas '01) - Led the league with a franchise-record 595 rebounds (12.7 pg.) in 47 games played.was also sixth in the CBA in offensive rebounds (3.0 pg.) and eight in blocked shots (1.0 pg.).named to the CBA All-Star Classic, tallying six points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.named CBA Player of the Week on Dec. 26.had a CBA season-high 29 rebounds Dec. 29.

Roger Powell, Rockford Lightning - F, 6-6, 220 (Illinois '05) - Named Rookie of the Year after finishing third in the league in scoring (21.1 ppg.) and offensive rebounds (3.3 pg.), while finishing fifth in field goal percentage (57.0 pct.).named to the CBA All-Star Classic, recording 11 points, three rebounds and three blocked shots.named CBA Player of the Week on Dec. 19.

Corey Williams, Sioux Falls Skyforce - G, 6-3, 217 (Alabama State '00) - Led the league in assists per game (9.8 pg., 264 total), while finishing fifth in steals (2.0 pg.) in 27 games played.also led the league with three triple-doubles (points/rebounds/assists).averaged 14.2 points and 5.8 rebounds.named CBA Player of the Week on March 6.

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