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The 19th Annual BSN SPORTS Kentuckiana Pro Am Semi-Final Night Preview

Semi-Final 1 - 7pm KPA #1 vs. KPA #3



Game 1

This game will feature two teams who have pulled things together recently. KPA #1 coming off of a huge 87 to 86 win over KPA #2, are playing their best basketball right now. KPA #1 has been led by Aaron Nance and Vance Hall (Bellarmine 2015). Nance is a 6-4 former Louisville football player who can flat play the game, and can play inside or out. Hall has been a floor general for the team and has had some big scoring nights. Also Jomari Bradshaw (Florida A&M 2014) has come on as of late and lead the team in their first playoff game with 22 points. Kentucky State leading scorer Ulysses Thomas has really played well as of late and is shooting  3 with deep range. KPA #3 pulled off a HUGE upset in the first round of the playoffs defeating the defending champs Team Southern Indiana. NAIA All American Jake Simpson scored 28 points and went to war on both end for KPA #3, and Antonie Watson (IU Southeast) established hisself around the basket with his rebounding and scoring ability. Watson had 17 in game 1 fo the playoffs. The key with these two teams are both teams are HUNGRY and now starting to play together to win.

Rosters for the two teams

KPA #1

   6             Aaron Schmidt                G                     6-1              McKendree *Current

   3             Clint Happe                      G                     6-1              McKendree (2014) 

  40            Joe Lawson                      F                     6-8               Indianapolis (2015)

  41            Aaron Nance                   F                     6-4                Louisville Football

  42            Orlando Rutledge           F                     6-7               Southern Indiana (14)/Malta Italy

   8             Jomari Bradshaw           F                     6-6                Florida A&M (2014)

   5             Vance Hall                       G                     6-4                Bellarmine (2014)

  15           Brian Boerner                  G                     6-1                Springfield College

                 Ulysses Thomas              G                     6-3                Kentucky State (2015)


KPA # 3

     7              Sean Brown                          G              6-1         Union College *Current

     3              Dewhon McAfee                 G              6-1         Spalding University (2013)

    20             Melvyn Little                        G              6-3         Southern Indiana (2013)

    11             Quayshaun Hamilton          G              6-4        Spalding (2014)

     6               Carlos Mitchell                    G              6-1        IU Southeast (2010)/UBA

    18              Billy Thomspon                   G              6-4        Savannah State (2013)

    19              Markus Montague             F/C            6-9        Kentucky State (2015)

    10              Jake Simpson                       G              6-4         IU Southeast (2015)

                      Antoine Watson                  F               6-5         IU Southeast

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