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CHRIS IVERSEN NAMED 2017 PBL COACH OF THE YEAR
by posted 05/17/2017


May 17, 2017 - Chicago, IL - The Premier Basketball League today continued their post-season award announcements with Chris Iversen being named 2017 PBL Coach of the Year.  Iversen has had a long and distinguished career with the Razorsharks, holding many positions before being named Head Coach before the 2016 season.  Iversen finished the season 19-3 overall and captured his second consecutive PBL Championship after an exciting Finals series against the Kentucky Mavericks.

 

"Chris had another outstanding season and this award is proof of that," said PBL Commissioner Dennis Truax.  "The Razorsharks had the best record in the regular season and used their home court advantage to capture another PBL Championship, all of this under his guidance and leadership."

 

"I am grateful to receive this award," stated Iversen.  "This would not be possible without the efforts of my coaching staff, players, and the Razorsharks organization as a whole.  We had a great year and we hope to be able to build on it next year as we look to defend our title." 

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JOHN IVY NAMED PBL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
by posted 05/05/2017


May 4, 2017 – Chicago, IL – The Premier Basketball League today announced their first post-season awards with John Ivy being named the 2017 PBL Rookie of the Year.  Ivy, a 6-1 guard from Brockport, is the latestt Razorshark to be named Rookie of the Year since Todd McCoy was awarded this honor in 2011.

Ivy was third in the PBL in 3 Point Percentage, shooting 47.8% from behind the arc this season, while also being seventh in total 3 pointers made in the PBL with 32.  More impressive for the Ivy was his shooting 50.2% from the field in total as a 6-1 rookie.  He had a high game of 23 points against Washington on January 8, and averaged 10.9 ppg for Rochester this season. 

“John had an outstanding rookie season in the PBL for Rochester this season,” stated PBL Commissioner Dennis Truax. “He came right in and made himself a factor in every contest this season.  He was a valuable member of the Razorsharks and was a focal part of the championship run for Rochester.”

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