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    THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league. The league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world! In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league. It is the re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976. Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers. Joe Newman was the CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. and Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc. The ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets]. Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players. The ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 16 years.

     

    "The ABA America’s Largest and Most Diversified Professional Sports League

     

    Eligibility player's age 18 yrs and over not currently playing on, high school, college, semi-pro or professional teams.

     

     

    Player's interested playing for the St. Joseph Shields, e-mail player bio information, your contact number, HT, WT, PO.

    E-mail GM/Coach Nichols (usaforever2014@yahoo.com)

     

     
     

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    Shields Roster

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    DaJuan Harris 6'3 205 G/F St. Joseph Shields

    Lenardo Bryant 6'5 208 G/F ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Dwayne Blakley 6'6 240 G/F ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Jason Samuel 5'8 170 G ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Marcus Pruitt 6'0 185 G ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Perry Jackson 6'1 195 G ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Shennen North Jr 6'2 215 G/F ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Maurice Brown 6'1 180 G ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Chaz Smith 6'0 180 G ABA St. Joseph Shields

    Shane Smith 6'0 185 G St. Joseph Shields

    Le'Mone Carter 6'1 165 St. Joseph Shields

    Adruis Fulton 6'2 186 G St. Joseph Sields

     

     

     

    SHIELDS STAFF

     
    Owner/GM/Head Coach, Roger. E . Nichols
    Coach: International Basketball League, Juco
    College and Semi-Pro
     
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  • 2018-2019 Schedule

    DEC 01 HOME VS JACKSON SHOWBOATS 7:00 at Central High School

    DEC 02 HOME VS JACKSON SHOWBOATS 4:00 at Central High School

     

    DEC 08 TOPEKA SIZZLERS VS ST. LOUIS SPIRITS 2:00 DEC 08 ST. JOSEPH SHIELDS VS MO CAPITALS 5:00 at Lafayette High School

    (ROUND ROBBIN ON DEC 08 & 09)

    DEC 09 CONSOLATION GAME 2:00 at Lafayette

    DEC 09 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 5:00 at Lafayette

    DEC 15 HOME VS ALEXANDRIA ARMOR 6:00 at Lafayette

    DEC 16 HOME VS ALEXANDRIA ARMOR 6:00 at Lafayette

    DEC 29 AWAY VS TOPEKA SIZZLERS 7:00

    JAN 05 AWAY VS ST. LOUIS SPIRITS 6:00

    JAN 06 AWAY VS ST. LOUIS SPIRITS 4:00

    JAN 12 HOME VS LOUISIANA CAJUN ALL STARS 6:00 at Lafayette

    JAN 13 HOME VS TOPEKA SIZZLERS 6:00 at Lafayette

    JAN 19 AWAY VS TOPEKA SIZZLERS 7:00

    JAN 26 AWAY VS LOUISIANA CAJUN ALL STARS 6:00

    JAN 27 AWAY VS ST. LOUIS 2:00

    FEB 02 HOME VS MANHATTAN GENERALS 2:00 at Central

    FEB 02 HOME VS MANHATTAN GENERALS 6:00 at Central

    FEB 09 AWAY VS KANSAS CITY GRILLERS 6:00

    FEB 10 HOME VS LOUISIANA CAJUN ALL STARS 6:00 at Lafayette

    FEB 17 AWAY VS MANHATTAN GENERALS 2:00

    FEB 17 AWAY VS MANHATTAN GENERALS 6:00

    FEB 23 AWAY VS LOUISIANA CAJUN ALL STARS 6:00

    FEB 24 AWAY VS ALEXANDRIA ARMOR 6:00

     

    MAR 02 HOME VS KANSAS CITY GRILLERS 2:00 at Lafayette

    MAR 02 HOME VS KANSAS CITY GRILLERS 6:00 MAR 03 HOME VS MANHATTAN GENERALS 6:00 at Lafayette

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