Kentuckiana Pro Am Championship Tuesday June 24 Kentucky (KPA 1) vs. Indiana (Team Southern Indiana)
KPA Championship and 3rd Place Game Tuesday (June 24) At Beth Haven (5515 Johnsontown Road Louisville, Kentucky 40272) Admission $3
8:15 2014 KPA Finals - KPA #1 vs. Team Southern Indiana
7:00 2014 3rd Place Game - KPA #2 vs. KPA #3
Previews of Both Games Below and Naming of All League Team
The 18th KPA Championship game (Read History of event here http://michproa.wix.com/kyproam#!history/c66t ) should be very interesting, and exciting. If everything works out and rosters are complete on this night it could be one of the best KPA finals ever. KPA #1 will be lead by Chris Dowe (Bellarmine/Portugal) and Peyton Siva (Louisville/Detroit Pistons). The two combined for 64 points in a 106 to 103 victory over KPA 3 on Thursday night. Dowe went to war on Thursday on both ends of the floor. Siva motivated everyone to raise their game to another level as he showed the winner he is. KPA #1 had not won a game until Siva showed for the playoffs on Thursday. Also rumored to be running with KPA #1 Tyler Brown (Illinois State/DLeague) and Russ Smith (Louisville/NBA Draft Candidate). KPA #1 has gotten excellent play from several current college players: Jermaine Jackson (Florida Tech), Sean Brown (Union College), and Tony Horne (Lindsey Wilson).
They will take on a talented Team Southern Indiana led by Darryl Baker (Lincoln Trail J.C. and future High Major D1 player), and Antonio Ballard (Miami Ohio/NBL All Star Canada). Baker is a big time scoring wing who can knock down the 3 or penetrate to the hole at will. Ballard averaged 35ppg. in first two games in the KPA but was in Ohio this past week. Ballard being at the game will be huge for Team SI to compete in this one. Also Team SI has gotten big time guard play from Chris Whitehead (Fordham transfer) and Tenale Roland (Utah State 14). Whitehead and Roland are a solid guard tandem. Team SI also has a solid low post game with 6-7 Kegan Clark (IU Southeast), Donnie Hale 6-8 (Purdue/Bellarmine *current) and Terrance Farley 6-10 (Louisville/several overseas stops).
KPA #1 Roster - #1 Chris Dowe (Bellarmine/Portugal), #34 Peyton Siva (Louisville/Detroit Pistons), #6 Tony Horne (Lindsey Wilson Current), #11 Jermiane Jackson (Florida Tech *Current), #7 Sean Brown (Union College *Current), #15 Dalton Whitney (Union College *current), #21 Quinton Horton (St. Catherine), #9 Kalin Kimberland (Lindsey Wilson/CBL), #2 Chase Spreen (Lindsey Wilson/Australia), *Possible Tyler Brown (Illinois State/Dleague), Russ Smith (Louisville/NBA Draft)
Team Southern Indiana - Tenale Roland (Utah State 14), Antonio Ballard (Miami Ohio/Canada Island Storm), Donnie Hale (Purdue/Bellarmine), Chris Whitehead (Fordham transfer), Wille Barber (Spalding 14), Darryl Baker (Lincoln Trail J.C.), Kegan Clark (IU Southeast 14), Terrance Farley (Louisville/Overseas), Sean Hampton (Alderson Broaddus/Overseas Veteran), Brandon Roland (IU Southeast)
7p.m. KPA 2 vs. KPA 3 (3rd Place Game)
The night will start with a very solid match up between KPA 2 and KPA 3. KPA 2 features Jazzmarr Ferguson (IU Southeast/Italy) vs. KPA 3 (A.J. Slaughter WKU/France). The game will be the 5th of the summer for both teams, and will be a solid match up to end the season for both teams.
KPA #2 Roster - #10 G Jazzmarr Ferguson (IU Southeast/Italy), #3 G Dewhom McAfee (Spalding 13), #16 G Carlos Mitchell (IU Southeast/UBA), #17 Lemontray Harris G/F (PRP/Robinson Prep), #13 Antoine Watson F (IU Southeast 13), #18 Davin Anderson G (Kentucky State), #24 Jeremy Holland F (IU Southeast), #23 A'Darius Pegues C (Campbellsville 14)
KPA #3 Roster - #19 A. J. Slaughter (Western Kenttucky/France), #12 Trey Rakes G (Pikeville *Current), #4 Antonio Sullivan G (Kentucky State 14), #14 Quayshaun Hamilton G/F (Spalding 14), #5 Donovan Johnson (Kentucky Wesleyan 14), #20 Chartreal Hall (Thomas More), #22 Chartreal Hall (Bellarmine/Germany), #8 Rashad Basey G (Texas A&M Kingsville 14)
The All League team will be named after the 3rd Place Game and after the Championship game as well as naming a 2014 KPA MVP after the finals.
Khalils on Dixie Highway (10966 Dixie Highway) will be offering half price appetizers for all players and fans of the KPA after the games. Go to Khalils and meet the KPA players after the game and celebrate a successful 2014 season.
Basketball fans around the area should get out and see two high profile basketball games on Tuesday night at Beth Haven. Admission is only $3 (6 and under free). Contact Coach Stinnett if interested in bringing youth teams etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org .