The 18th Annual KPA Championship Game will be played this Tuesday at 8:15p.m. at Beth Haven's Bailey Fieldhouse (5515 Johnsontown Road Louisville, Ky. 40272). KPA #1 will be without Peyton Siva. Siva will have to return to Detroit in preparation for the NBA Summer League. Siva made another major impression on the community the other night. His humble attitude and give back approach to the fans of Louisville, is a perfect example of why he is where he is today. However, KPA#1 has added Rakeem Buckles (Former Louisville Cardinal and Florida International Star), and Tyler Brown (Illinois State/D League Maine). Buckles averaged a double double last year at Florida International and will give KPA#1 a major boost on the interior. Brown is a big time player who is inches away from the NBA. Brown last summer played with the San Antonio Spurs in Vegas NBA Summer League, and this past winter played for the Maine Red Claws in the DLeague.
KPA Championship Night Schedule (Tuesday June 24 at Beth Haven Christian School/Admission only $3)
7p.m. KPA #2 vs. KPA#3 (3rd Place Game)
8:10p.m. Naming of KPA All League Players from 3rd Place Game Teams
8:15p.m. 18th KPA Finals (Team Southern Indiana vs. KPA #1)
9:30 Awards KPA Champs, Remainder of All League Team, 2014 KPA MVP
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) . Dowe and Peyton Siva 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. KPA#1 will be without Siva in the finals because he will return to Detroit to prepare for the summer league. KPA#1 has added DLeague standout Tyler Brown (Illinois State/Maine DLeague). Brown is a highlight reel and will be a pleasure for KPA fans. He played last summer with San Antonio in the Vegas summer league. Rakeem Buckles (6-9 Florida International) has been added to the roster. Buckles averaged a double double at FI this year, after transferring from Louisville. 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), Tyler Brown (Illinois State/Dleague), Rakeem Buckles (Florida International 14) Possible * 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 .