GEORGE HILL joins Texas FUEL for an ABA exhibition game on Oct.16th,2011. Brownsville's UTB will host the game, as rivals Texas FUEL and the West Texas Whirlwinds battle it out for the 4th straight year. Tickets sold on http://Texasfuelbasketball.Eventbrite.com
Hill, formerly of the San Antonio Spurs and recent acquisition of the Indiana Pacers, was originally slated to attend the rally, but due to a scheduling conflict in relation to an exhibition game scheduled Sunday, Oct. 16 in Brownsville was forced to cancel. Clayborn, however, said Hill’s schedule has cleared for Friday, Oct. 14, the day of the rally, and has expressed interest in visiting Miller Jordan.Cindy Clayborn, the Miller Jordan Middle School Science Dean who’s working to bring professional basketball players to her campus in hopes of attending an anti-bullying rally said on Friday that George Hill may in fact attend. Read More
Special to the NEWSBy CARLOS GONZALES
The exhibition is going to be in Brownsville Saturday at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) at 7 p.m.; but on Friday, Hill and the gang were in San Benito to attend an anti-bullying rally at Miller Jordan, an event organized by campus Science Dean Cindy Clayborn.Hill, who along with a slew of other professional basketball players, was in the area to participate in an exhibition game with his ABA (American Basketball Association) team, Texas Fuel.The music was playing and students were cheering while NBA star George Hill, formerly of the San Antonio Spurs and recent acquisition of the Indiana Pacers, stood at center court inside the Miller Jordan Middle School gymnasium Friday. Read More
Former Spurs guard George Hill has picked an unlikely location to continue his work during the lockout. Hill has settled in Brownsville, where he’s working at the University of Texas-Brownsville during the work stoppage. ”I will stay here in Brownsville and at UTB and work on my game until the lockout is over,” Hill told UTBathletics.com. Interestingly, Hill has steered clear of his hometown of Indianapolis, where he was traded to the Pacers over the summer by the Spurs in a deal involving first-round draft pick Kawhi Leonard. Read More
By LAURA ZAMORA, Special to The Herald
October 15, 2011 11:38 PM
The Fuel led 25-17 after the first quarter and kept the momentum running in the second with the help of guard Dekarius Hollins, who dunked in two points and added a steal right after with 7:05 left in the half. Hollins’ surge paved the way for a layup by Hill, two free throws from DeAndre Hall and a Hill 3-pointer to total nine unanswered points for the Fuel.
But he still boasted 39 points in the match, also contributing eight assists, two steals and one rebound.
“It felt fun to get out there, I was a little bit out of shape,” said Hill, who hasn’t played in a game since July. “I look forward to playing more and it was a great success for us tonight.”
Hill, who played for the San Antonio Spurs before being traded to the Indiana Pacers over the summer, is playing with the Fuel during the ongoing NBA lockout. The game was one of two exhibitions to be played in Brownsville over the weekend.
George Hill and the Texas Fuel ousted the West Texas Whirlwinds 119-93 on Saturday night in an American Basketball Association exhibition game at UTB’s Garza Gym. Read More
|2011 Texas Fuel Game Schedule|
|Nov. 12-13||TBA||ABA Showcase Classic||Dallas, Tx|
|Nov. 18-19||TBA||ABA Preseason Tournament||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Nov. 20||5 pm||vs. Hill Country Stampede||ACC|
|Nov. 26||7 pm||at Dallas Impact||Dallas, Tx|
|Nov. 27||5 pm||vs.West Texas Whirlwinds||ACC|
|Dec. 4||5 pm||vs. North Dallas Vandals||ACC|
|Dec. 10||7 pm||at West Texas Whirlwinds||Midland, Tx|
|Dec. 11||5 pm||vs. Arlington Bulldogs||ACC|
|Dec. 14||7 pm||at Gulf Coast Flash||Biloxi, Ms|
|Dec. 18||5 pm||vs. Oklahoma City Stallions||ACC|
|Dec. 30||7 pm||vs.West Texas Whirlwinds||ACC|
Johnny Tyson brings passion for the game of basketball to the team, both on and off the court. A professional player, Johnny earned a championship ring with the Southeast Texas Mustangs in 2010. He is active in the community, always ready to volunteer for a good cause. Johnny Tyson is very athletic for a big man. At 6’10” he can run the court with the best of them. Johnny is a big time shot blocker as he has led every league in blocked shots over his career. Johnny brings a wealth of coaching and player experience to the team.
Kym McNicholas, Forbes Staff
The NBA dissed the wannabe pro basketball players of Hollywood, dumping its NBA Hollywood League. But now the entertainers, directors, producers, elected officials, business professionals, ex-NBA, NFL, MLB and collegiate athletes who participated in that League are warming up for a new court battle. In two weeks, September 10th, the new Entertainment League kicks off. It’s a division of the American Basketball Association (ABA), ABA Classics. ABA Classics was the brainchild of Deon Taylor, a former professional basketball player in Germany, who now makes horror films through Deon Taylor Entertainment and heads up Ether Sports Marketing & Consultancy. He teamed up with J. Erving, son of legendary basketball star Julius Erving, as well as recently retired NFL star of 14 years Ephraim Salaam and veteran sports, entertainment and media attorney & executive Jeffrey Benz to give celebrities a new basketball venue after the NBA pulled their sponsorship of the League. Read More
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