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The PBL Welcomes Its Newest Addition

 Chicago, IL - In a press conference held today in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Premier Basketball League welcomed the Grand Rapids Cyclones to the PBL family.

Adam Chrisco, the founder of the Cyclones, spoke about the team's involvement in the community and the excitement it brings to the basketball floor.

The Cyclones plan on playing some exhibition games in 2014 as they prepare their roster for the 2015 season. Home court for the Cyclones will be the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids which seats 6,000.

"This is the type of ownership group we are always looking for," stated Dominic Turcotte, VP of PBL Operations. "The ownership group in Grand Rapids has the business and basketball knowledge to make it very successful".

Drexel Alumni Chaz Crawford Signed To Razorsharks' Roster
By: Laura Fien
January 7, 2014

Rochester, NY- The 6’10” forward, Chaz Crawford signed with the Rochester RazorSharks Thursday afternoon. Crawford played all four years at Drexel with six points a game and ten rebounds a game in his senior year. The Division I athlete also played in Turkey, Sweden, and Qatar.
In 2007 Crawford was the Defensive Player of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference. In an interview Coach Moten stated “We are excited to add Chaz to the organization, we believe his ability to defend in the paint will be an asset.”
The Rochester RazorSharks are a professional basketball team based in Rochester, New York. They are members of the Premier Basketball League and play their home games at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. The next home game will be Saturday February 8 at 2:00 p.m.

For more information on the Rochester RazorSharks visit www.RazorSharks.com or contact the office at 585-232-9190.

Go RED for Women Fundraiser for American Heart Association
February 7, 2014

            Rochester RazorSharks team up with Glow Sunless Tanning and Rochester Woman’s Magazine

Rochester, NY - The Rochester RazorSharks are devoted to remaining involved in the Rochester Community. We are elated to be partnering with Glow Sunless Tanning and Rochester Woman’s Magazine to help support the American Heart Association with their “Wear Red for Women” campaign.

On Saturday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m., the American Heart Association will be setting up a booth with the help of Glow Sunless Tanning and Rochester Woman’s Magazine at the RazorSharks home game at the Blue Cross Arena. They will be raising awareness for heart disease in women, which kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined!

The Razorsharks ask that fans wear RED to support awareness for heart disease and stop by the booth to purchase their red scarf for $20.00 to wear all of February for heart month. We would like to thank the Rochester community in advance for coming out and showing their support!

Flex Return to Action After Long Break
February 6, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Bloomington Flex will hit the road this weekend for a pair of games against Midwest Division foes after being idle since January 18.

The Flex (2-0) first head to the south Chicago suburb of Markham to take on the host Chicago Tide (0-4) on Friday at the Markham Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.  The Flex beat the Tide 115-86 on January 18 in Bloomington in the Tide’s first-ever game.

Chris Singletary had 24 points for the Flex in that game, while Nate Fuqua added 20.  C.J. Hampton had 24 for the Tide, while the Flex earned a 45-29 rebounding advantage. 

Saturday, the Flex head east on I-74 to Indianapolis to visit the Diesels (3-1) at 7:05 p.m. E.S.T. at the Indy South Sports Academy.  The Flex downed the Diesels 110-89 on January 11th in Bloomington in the Flex’s season opener.

Singletary again led the Flex in scoring with 21 points, while former Diesel Brandon McGee pulled down nine rebounds.  David Inabnit led all scorers with 24 points, and teammate Harry Marshall scored 23.

Both games will be streamed live on WJBC.com.  The Flex are next home on Wednesday, February 12 against the Diesels.

Rochester, NY- The Rochester RazorSharks will play a home-and-home series this weekend against the Erie Hurricane in a match-up of the East Division in the Premier Basketball League.

The RazorSharks (6-1) have won five straight games and are coming off a season high 143 points in their last game, which was against the Hurricane. Rochester is now 2-0 against Erie this season and averaging 133 points per game in those two contests.

The Hurricane (0-5) are still searching for their first PBL win in franchise history. Erie recently made a
coaching change and are now led by Anthony Green. Green is looking for a higher level of intensity from
his team to get their first win. When asked what his team needs to do to get a victory in Rochester,
coach Green responded, “We need to play harder (than them), we need to play smart, and we need to
play together.”

There was one bright spot for Erie in their last loss to Rochester on Super Bowl Sunday. Guard Lester
Jones scored a PBL season-high 41 points in Erie’s last game. The RazorSharks have added some new
wrinkles to their team defense this week that specifically focus on stopping Jones.

RazorSharks head coach Lawrence Moten was asked about the double-header coming up this weekend.
“In order to keep this winning streak alive we need to trust each other and continue to work hard on
defense. Everything will take care of itself for this team if we do what we have to do on the defensive
end of the court. I like this team and the 14 guys we have on the roster, now we just need to make
winning a habit”.

Rochester’s newest acquisition, guard Scott Rodgers, is off to a strong start to his 2014 PBL season.
Rodgers is averaging 20 points per game in his last two games and had 17 points against the Hurricane
the last time these two teams played.

Coach Moten was asked about his impressions on Rodgers so far this season, “Scott is a smart player, he
is a combo guard and can play both the point and off-guard. He is a good distributor, he not only makes
the right decision, he gets his teammates in the right position”.

The first game of the double-header will take place in Rochester at the Blue Cross Arena this Saturday,
February 8, with a tip-off time of 2:00 p.m. Both teams will travel to Erie the next day, Sunday February
9, with tip-off starting at 4:00 p.m.