United States Basketball League

United States Basketball League

Infobox sports league

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caption = United States Basketball League logo
sport = Basketball
founded = 1985
motto = "The League of Opportunity"
teams =
country = USA
champion = Kansas Cagerz
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website = [http://www.usbl.com/ www.usbl.com]

The United States Basketball League otcbb|USBL is a professional men's spring basketball league. The league was formed in 1985 and has been in continuous operation every year except 1989. The current champions are the Kansas Cagerz, who won the title game on July 1, 2007.

Current status

After speculation that the USBL might fold after the 2007 season [ [http://www.saljournal.com/Sports/Story/cagerz061207 SalJournal.com - Local News Page ] ] , the league announced that it will sit out the 2008 season and consider its options for the future. [ [http://www.usbl.com/currentNews.php?news_id=244 United States Basketball League - News ] ]

2007 season

Originally the USBL began 2007 with ten teams in two five-team divisions, but the failure of the New Jersey Meteors, Delaware Stars and Jackson Wildcats (and the initial failure and later reinstatement of the Long Island PrimeTime), the league was realigned in mid-season into a single division.

Only six teams finished the season:
*Brooklyn Kings
*Dodge City Legend
*Gary Steelheads
*Kansas Cagerz
*Long Island PrimeTime
*Oklahoma Storm

Complete team list

USBL Champions

*Year Champion, score Runner-up, score
*1985 Springfield Fame (19-6), Won regular season, No Playoffs
*1986 Tampa Bay Flash (22-8), Won regular season, No Playoffs
*1987 Miami Tropics 103 Rhode Island Gulls 99
*1988 New Haven Skyhawks 134 Palm Beach Stingrays 126
*1989 USBL Suspended Operations
*1990 Jacksonville Hooters (15-1) Won regular season, No Playoffs
*1991 Philadelphia Spirit 110 Miami Tropics 108
*1992 Miami Tropics 116 Philadelphia Spirit 114
*1993 Miami Tropics 139 Westchester Stallions 127
*1994 Jacksonville Hooters 117 Atlanta Trojans 109
*1995 Florida Sharks 109 Atlanta Trojans 104
*1996 Florida Sharks 118 Atlantic City Seagulls 115
*1997 Atlantic City Seagulls 114 Long Island Surf 112
*1998 Atlantic City Seagulls 100 Long Island Surf 96
*1999 Atlantic City Seagulls 83 Connecticut Skyhawks 77
*2000 Dodge City Legend 89 Oklahoma Storm 86
*2001 Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs 100 Dodge City Legend 91
*2002 Oklahoma Storm 122 Kansas Cagerz 109
*2003 Dodge City Legend 97 Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs 96
*2004 Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs 118 Brooklyn Kings 116
*2005 Dodge City Legend 97 Kansas Cagerz 84
*2006 Nebraska Cranes 100 Dodge City Legend 92
*2007 Kansas Cagerz 95 Brooklyn Kings 92

Notable past players

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*Darrell Armstrong - (Atlanta Trojans)
*Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues - (Rhode Island Gulls)
*Manute Bol - (Rhode Island Gulls)
*Devin Brown - (Kansas Cagerz)
*Mario Elie- (Miami Tropics)
*World B. Free-(Miami Tropics)
*Raja Bell-(Tampa Bay Windjammers)
*Avery Johnson - (Palm Beach Stingrays)
*Roy Jones, Jr. - (Brevard Blue Ducks)
*Nancy Lieberman - (Springfield Fame)
*Anthony Mason - (Long Island Surf)
*Cheryl Miller - (Staten Island Stallions)
*Jamario Moon - (Gary Steelheads)
*Randy Moss - (Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs) Fact|date=June 2008
*Terrell Owens - (Adirondack Wildcats) Fact|date=June 2008
*Lynette Richardson-(Miami Topics)
*Micheal "Sugar" Ray Richardson - (Long Island Knights)
*Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb - (Rhode Island Gulls)
*John "Hot Rod" Williams - (Rhode Island Gulls)
*Boris Izaguirre - (Rhode Island Gulls)
*Shivang Patel - (Miami Tropics)

ee also



External links

* [http://www.usbl.com/ USBL Official Site]
* [http://www.logoserver.com/USBL.html USBL logos]
* [http://www.dodgecitylegend.com/forum/index.php Official USBL - Discussion Forum]

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