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fenikz
10-28-2007, 09:29 PM
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Much like the now defunct football leagues this will be a simulation where teams will compete against each other in the draft, FA and throughout the season. All games will be simmed in NBA Live 07 so that there is no bias as to who wins or what players have what stats. It will be a 8 team league 4 CPU / 4 Human run(could be more I'm just kind of assuming not to many will sign up)
so we need 4 GM's it won't be the 1st 4 to sign up it will be the 4 that I think are most qualified and that will stay the most active throughout this, pm me the following info if you want to be a GM

City/Name:
Colors:
Logo:
GM Name:

as for those who want to be a player, your rating will depend upon your write up, it should be realistic and detailed in this format

User Name:
Player Name:
Age:
Position:
College:
Height:
Weight:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Background:

depending on how fast people sign up will depend on when the draft is

let the shenanigans begin

here are the 4 CPU teams

Bay Area Hyphy
Colors: Powder Blue & Yellow
City: Oakland, California

Tokyo Shoguns
Colors: Maroon & Black
City: Tokyo, Japan

Colorado Summit
Colors: Black & Purple
City: Denver, Colorado

Phoenix Phalanx
Colors: Brown & Yellow
City: Phoenix, Arizona


The User Teams

User Name: Royhall#1
Team Name: Boondock Banshees
Colors: Black, Purple, Silver
GM Name: Brandon Flowers
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User Name: Comahan
City/Name: Beijing Bombers
Colors: Blue/White
GM Name: Wang Kikkoman
Logo:
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User Name: DWilliams2IndyColts
Name: Washington Tidawave
Color: Wizards Gold and Magic Blue
GM Name: Brett Morris
Logo: http://www.fwrestling.com/host/awonation/tw-logo1.jpg

City/Name: Dallas Fury
User Name: D-Unit
Colors: Blue / Silver
GM Name: The Rock
Logo:
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Standings
Banshees 13-4
Fury 11-6
Shogun 10-7
Bombers 10-7
Tidalwaves 9-8
Summit 6-11
Hyphy 5-12
Phalanx 4-13

FBA Regular Season Schedule

Tokyo vs Bay Area
Colorado vs Phoenix
Boondock vs Beijing
Dallas vs Washington

Boondock vs Tokyo
Beijing vs Phoenix
Colorado vs Dallas
Bay Area vs Washington

Tokyo vs Colorado
Beijing vs Dallas
Phoenix vs Washington
Bay Area vs Boondock

Dallas vs Tokyo
Beijing vs Washington
Bay Area vs Phoenix
Colorado vs Boondock

Washington vs Tokyo
Bejing vs Colorado
Bay Area vs Dallas
Phoenix vs Boondock

Tokyo vs Phoenix
Washington vs Colorado
Bay Area vs Beijing
Dallas vs Boondock

Tokyo vs Bejing
Colorado vs Bay Area
Dallas vs Phoenix
Boondock vs Washington

Tokyo vs Bay Area
Colorado vs Phoenix
Boondock vs Beijing
Dallas vs Washington

Boondock vs Tokyo
Beijing vs Phoenix
Colorado vs Dallas
Bay Area vs Washington

Tokyo vs Colorado
Beijing vs Dallas
Phoenix vs Washington
Bay Area vs Boondock

Dallas vs Tokyo
Beijing vs Washington
Boondock vs Phoenix
Colorado vs Bay Area


All-Star Break


Washington vs Tokyo
Bejing vs Colorado
Phoenix vs Dallas
Bay Area vs Boondock

Tokyo vs Phoenix
Washington vs Colorado
Bay Area vs Beijing
Dallas vs Boondock

Tokyo vs Beijing
Colorado vs Bay Area
Dallas vs Phoenix
Boondock vs Washington

Tokyo vs Bay Area
Colorado vs Phoenix
Boondock vs Beijing
Dallas vs Washington

Boondock vs Tokyo
Beijing vs Phoenix
Colorado vs Dallas
Bay Area vs Washington

Tokyo vs Colorado
Beijing vs Dallas
Phoenix vs Washington
Bay Area vs Boondock

Dallas vs Tokyo
Beijing vs Washington
Bay Area vs Phoenix
Colorado vs Boondock

Washington vs Tokyo
Bejing vs Colorado
Bay Area vs Dallas
Phoenix vs Boondock

Tokyo vs Phoenix
Washington vs Colorado
Bay Area vs Beijing
Dallas vs Boondock

Tokyo vs Bejing
Colorado vs Bay Area
Dallas vs Phoenix
Boondock vs Washington

Playoffs Start

fenikz
10-28-2007, 09:37 PM
Point Guards

User Name: SuperKevin
Name: Kevin David
Age: 23
Position: PG
College: Gardner-Webb University
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs

Strengths: Very intelligent player who knows where everyone is at all times. Rarely makes a mistake and is the definition of a floor general. Excellent shooter who can score in the mid and long range game with ease. Excellent at creating contact and getting to the line, where he is an outstanding shooter. Excellent perimeter defender, both on and off the ball. Moves well without the ball. Excellent stamina and is able to stay on the court for entire games.

Weaknesses: Average athleticism and won't wow anyone with his footspeed. Not known as a penetrator by any means. Not comfortable on offense within 5 feet of the basket. Can't always create his own shot and is at his best when working off of a screen. Can get exploited by much faster players and as a result will occasionally pick up fouls because of it. Slightly older than the average prospect.

Bio: Took a year off after college to discover what he wanted to do with his life. Eventually chose to walk on at Gardner Webb University and quickly found the starting lineup, becoming a 4 year starter. Two time all-Atlantic Sun 1st team. Holds the school records for assists, 3 Point%, and FT%.

Player Comparison: John Stockton

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User Name: Neko4
Name: KayJ Jackson
Age: 22
Position: PG
College: George Washington
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170

Strengths: A great shooter, can make most of the shots. Leads by example and stays out of trouble of the court. Agressive defender. Excellent speed. Clutch.

Weaknesses: Gets to aggresive sometimes. The obvious for a short guy. If the game is close and time is ticking down he will become a ball hog. Ball control.

Background: Born in Maryland's Prince George County just outside of DC in a rough neighborhood. Would move to Hampton VA later and became a great HS QB known for his scrambling. Also played basketball ofcourse and set records for points. Coming out of highschool he was ranked as a 2-star QB, and a 4-star in basketball, and was also offered an academic scholarship by many schools as he had a 3.8 GPA. At GW he would lead them to conference titles and an Elite 8 apperance twice. He decided to stay all 4 years even though he owned many A10 and GW records by his sophmore and junior year. Also played D3 football for GW as a QB and WR(GW doesnt actually have a team but w/e)

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User Name:HinesWardJr
Player Name:Seth Harris
Age:20
Position:PG or SG
College:North Carolina
Height:6'3
Weight:205
Strengths: Is one of the best three point shooters in the country. Unselfish who can average at least a double-double a night. Great dribbler and is good at the foul line.Rebounds with the best of them and can play great defence. Has a knack of making the big shot at the right time. Great passer.Has a great upside and can be a Allen Iverson/Chris Paul type of player.

Weaknesses:Raw.Came out as a sophmore but needed more time to polish his game.Fades away too many ball games and needs to get more conditioning as he tires out late in games sometimes. Sometimes turns over the ball too much and loses concentration when not on his game. Boom or bust prospect but one to take a chance on.

Background: Harris won the ACC Freshman of the Year when he averaged 20.3 ppg with 5.8 apg. A boom or bust prospect with really high potential. Will he ever live up to the potential? With the right coach, he will.

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User Name: derza222
Player Name: Chris Anthony
Age: 19
Position: PG
College: Villanova
Height: 6'2
Weight: 190

Strengths: A confident point guard with the ability to run a team. A competitor that does not back down from a challenge and really shows up in big games. Strong and does not shy away from contact, especially when finishing around the basket. Has a fantastic combination of bulk and quickness. Gets to the basket with ease and is a good finisher. Flashy, both in scoring and passing. Very fun to watch. In essence, a true point that is flashy but good at getting the ball to teammates. His biggest strength is probably his handle, closely followed by his ability to get the ball to his teammates. Excellent penetrator and a great finisher. Jumper is above average right now for a true point, but not great. Does have NBA range from three, but can be inconsistant and is definitely streaky.

Weaknesses: Sometimes tries to do too much. Expects a lot out of his teammates, and shows it on the court. Can get away from his best skill- penetrating, and settle for jumpers. Doesn't have much of a midrange game to speak of. Pretty much can only get to the basket or take threes. Not a great on-ball defender, though he has improved in that area since high school and has the physical ability to continue to do so. He has the skillset to be a solid on ball defender with his strength and quickness, but is disinterested and isn't great right now. Doesn't have much leaping ability to speak of, can't get up very high off the floor.

Background: Has won and been successful at each level that he has played at. Left Villanova after his freshman year. Was a second team all Big East performer. Helped lead the Wildcats to a better than expected season in the Big East, finishing 4th. Started all but 2 games at the point. While splitting time at the position he averaged 17 points and 7 assists in 25 minutes per game. Leader of and best player on the #2 high school team in the country his senior year. Grew up in the Bronx, but went to St. Pat's high school in New Jersey. Had to take a 5:30 bus from the Bronx to get to school on time each morning. Given first name is Corey.

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User Name: adschofield
Player Name: Derrick Strozier
Age: 19
Position: G
College: Memphis
Height: 6'4
Weight: 195
Strengths: A breath taking athlete with terrific size for the point guard position at 6-4 ... His upside is truly special … An absolutely dazzling dunker with blinding speed ... Likely to be the most athletic PG in the league for years to come … A point guard in the truest sense of the word … Knows how to run a team, and raises the level of play of his teammates … A pass-first point guard with excellent court vision … Has a rare ability to create passing lanes – finding and creating shots for teammates who do not appear to be open … A relentless defender with quick hands and length. Gets low and will lock his man down on defense and should only improve. Gives the same intensity and effort on both ends of the floor … Excellent handle on the ball, with a deadly crossover, very tough to contain one on one … A constant threat to blow by his man off the dribble … Rarely shows much emotion, very calm on and off-court demeanor, does not get rattled easily … Plays with a high level of intensity remaining level-headed … Deadly on the fast break with his passing ability and athleticism … Powerful leaper. Can get his head at rim level and has the strength to go into traffic and dunk on people … Catlike quickness and body control … Excellent finisher around the basket even after contact… Clutch player who raises his level of play against good competition and wants the ball in crunch time … Hits his foul shots at a good rate … Very team-oriented with a great attitude. Willing to learn, very coachable and still improving … Tough as nails competitor. A warrior who leaves it out on the floor every time out … A true floor general who shows a solid understanding of the game. Good decision maker. … Has very long arms and strong hands … Loves to drive and hang in the air and shoot when he’s cleared the defense … Very crafty at making shots around the basket, especially fadeways getting great height on his jumpers … Excellent rebounder due to his size, strength and tenacity …

Weaknesses: Mechanics on his shot are not fluid, so he may need to adjust it some as he sort of slings the ball from his shoulder, though his shot has shown steady improvement … A streaky shooter, can go through cold spells … More effective in an up-tempo game, understands tempo but his speed obviously makes running logical and is still less effective in the half court … Underdeveloped moves off the dribble. He can become more polished creating shots from the perimeter … Right now relies almost exclusively on his power, handle, and quickness to get by defenders … Can become a lot better at running the pick and roll … Has the size to post up PGs all day. He shows great strength and intensity inside but has underutilized back to the basket skills


Shooting Guards

User Name: BuckNaked
Name: Blackie Chan
Age: 24
Position: SG
College: UK
Height: 6'6
Weight: 220

Strengths: He's the jack of all trades. He has a fantastic shooting touch. Blackie is a great penetrator(in more ways than one if you know what I mean, SHAZAAM!) and is a good dunker. He is usually given ball handling responsibilities due to his great dribbling. Is a great passer.

Weaknesses: He lets up on defense at times. He has a bit of an attitude problem, and is waaay to open with the press.

Comparison: Kobe Bryant

Background: Blackie went down to Kentucky from the mean streets of Harlem where he was a street ball star. He was recruited by god/coach Billy Gillespie to play for the Wildcats. He really shined there and learned how to become a team player. Blackie won SEC player of the year and was a 1st team all-american on his way to leading them to a National Championship as the heart and soul of that team.

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User Name: Turtlepower
Player Name: Jerry "Turtle" Ferrara
Age: 21
Position: SG/SF
College: Arizona State
Height: 6'6
Weight: 220
Strengths: Defense, Defense, Defense. Strong defensive players thanks to a long wingspan and quick feet. Led the PAC-10 in steals for the past two years and was a major asset to an improving Arizona State basketball team. Not only does his long arms allow him to get good reaching to steal the ball, but it also helps with block as he was second on his team in block shots even though he predominately guarded outside shooters. He also has a nice, quick stroke leading his team in 3 pointers last season, shooting 35% from the field form beyond the arc. Always guarded the superstar of the opposing teams and has learned how to effectively play uptight without committing to many penalties.

Weaknesses: Does not drive to the basket very well. On offense it sort of seems obvious that he is going to be shooting a 3-pointer who not shooting at all. He is has a very slow first move, which is the reason for his ineptitude while driving the lane. His outlet passes are shaky, but they are usually passes to other perimeter shooters or into the paint to a big man. Even though he gets a lot of blocks, he is not known as a tremendous rebounder. He is known to not always create his own shot, but gets help from screens or quick passes to free him up. Best shooting without a defender in his area.

Background:
Grew up in a poor neighborhood in the Bronx with his mother, father, and 4 sisters. His father and mother each worked two jobs trying to support their 7 person family while also trying to instill good values to them. Turtle was born "Jerry Ferrara" but got the name Turtle when he was in the second grade when he saved a turtle from almost being hit by a car outside of his elementary school. Turtle was a bright kid, but he followed his dad in his love for basketball. Turtle's dad, John Ferrara, was a highly sought after high school recruit before blowing out his knee in his school's state championship game. John was known as a tough defender during his time in high school and taught that to his son. Turtle loved to play basketball, but being the oldest of 5 siblings, he thought it would never be possible. When he turned 14, unbeknown to his parents he chose to get a job at a McDonald's 20 blocks away from where he lived to earn money to support his family, while also not being close enough for his parents to find out.

One day, one of Turtle's relatives spotted him working at the McDonald's and promptly told John Ferrara about where his son was working. When Turtle arrived home from work that day, he proceeded to yell at Turtle and tell him that his future was not flipping patties, but playing ball. Since that day, Turtle has worked hard on and off the court to improve his game one step at a time. He practices 100% every game and finishes his practice seeing tape of the defender he will be assigned the next game. Choosing to play at an Arizona State program on the rise, Turtle wanted to show the world that hard work, a smile, and great fundamentals can get you a long way in life. He is looking forward to having a great career in the FBA and would like to help support his family with his new career.

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User Name: jballa838
Player Name: Jake Red
Age: 22
Position: Combo guard. (SG 1st)
College: Washington
Height: 6'4
Weight: 225
Strengths: Amazing leaper and dunker. Scoring is his specialty, and can score from anywhere on the floor, and in bunches. Good passer, good offensive awareness, quick and has great top end speed. Great stamina.
Weaknesses: Defense is horrid. Rebounding is decent, but take it for what it is. Strength is pretty bad too. Can't block or steal the ball from anybody.
Background: Out of Bellevue high school in Washington, had a nice childhood, played AAU every year since 3rd grade. All-Pac 10 for 3 years at Washington. Labeled "Biggest All-American Snub" after not making honorable mention after 2 straight seasons of Sweet 16 appearences.

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User Name: OSUGiants17
Player Name: Queiten O'Grady
Age: 22
Position: SG
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'2
Weight: 227
Pros: Queiten O'Grady can be called a combo guard as he is an excellent scorer, but is also able to find his open teammates. He is a very good ball-handler who excels in transition. Despite his small stature, O' Grady isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and bang with the big boys.

Cons: Queiten O'Grady played both point guard and shooting guard in college but will be asked to stick to the shooting in the FBA. Will have to improve his assist to turnover ratio and improve his passing skills. Since he’s a natural scorer it will be important for him to adapt to the new position. Speed and D need alot of work

Background: Born and raised in Washington is O'Grady. O'Grady's dad is a basketball coach who has coached greats like Micheal Jordan, Koybe Bryant, and many more, because his dad coached these men they helped Queiten with his game often making him the best coached player in this draft which has helped him learn disipline and hard work. O'Grady made first team all pro 3 years in a row leading OSU to 2 national championchip games and 2 championchip wins.

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User Name: yayarearb
Player Name: Johnny Cash
Age: 20
Position: SG
College: UCLA
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220 lbs
Strengths: Extremely Athletic for his size. Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone.. He's making a play on the court no matter who, what, how, or where. He plays a very physical and intense brand of defense. Very Versatile, true swingman of the SG-SF position and in emergancy situations, he can play PG. Clutch. In the crunch time he loves to have the ball in his hands. Strong finisher at the rim and does a good job in traffic. Pretty reliable jumpshot. Uses his big body size to his advantage over smaller defenders. His vision on the court is above average for a young player. Can pick apart defenses on instinct alone. Great Work ethic. Thrives on the fast break.

Weaknesses: A little too aggressive on defense. Gets caught up in the heat of the moment at times. Although reliable, his jumpshot could use some work. Is known to taunt his opponents and uses mind games along with his unmatched skill to beat an opponent. Will go for big play all the time even if it is against a triple team. Not known to be a great team player. Sometimes takes shots that shouldn't be taken. Struggles to learn new offensive schemes.

Background: Grew up in the Los Angeles area. Selected All-State his junior and senior years at Dominguez High School. Signed Letter of Intent to attend UCLA. After leading the Bruins to the National Championship and garnering All-American honors as a freshman, breaking numerous school records along the way, he declared for the draft. Some referred to him as the greatest high school basketball player of all time. John Wooden himself has stated he's one of the greatest players to put on a Bruin uniform, this includes Kareem Abdul Jabaar, Bill Walton, Reggie Miller, and Baron Davis.

Small Forwards

User Name: HoopsDemon12
Name: Benn Hart
Age: 19
Position: SF
College: Penn State
Height: 6'7
Weight: 247

Strengths: Can take it to the rim on anyone, as well as has a very good one dribble pull up jumper. Has a very consitent mid ranged shot. Excellent rebounder on both ends of the floor, crashes the boards with reckless abandon. Is very athletic and fast out there on the wing, a very good defender. And has an incredible abilty to draw fouls. Finishes well in teh paint with contact, can dunk with the best of them.

Weaknesses: is not the best passer in the world, does not always look up while driving to find hte open shot. Has adequate dribbling skills but dont look for him to dribble up teh court under pressure consitently and succeed. His mid range shot may be excellent but if he takes that step behind the three point line he struggles to his his shots consitently. Can not really block shots for his size.

Background: He has only been playing basketball since grade 8, is a student of the game but is still elarning the intracasies involved with the next level. Has the effort and wil get better with coaching and playing time. Is an emotinal leader and will spark his teams with well timed blocks and seems to draw a lot of charges. Coming form Canada he feels as if he has something to prove, even after dominating at the Div 1A level. Will loose his temper form time to time and get a technical foul, not the rasheed wallace level but not the coolest headed player if he gets hard fouled.

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User Name: Jensen
Name: Troy Keton
Age: 19
Position: SF
College: UNC
Height: 6'10
Weight: 220
Strengths: Athletic player with height, wingspan, speed, quickness, leaping ability, reflexes, coordination, all off the charts. Great hands and ball handling skills. Great lateral movement and instincts. Leadership skills and killer mentality to take over a game. Scores in any way he wants: off the dribble, off screens, posting up, in transition, great accuracy from beyond NBA 3 range. Has the tools to become a top notch defender. Good shot blocker.

Weaknesses: Needs to add bulk to somewhat skinny frame working in the weight room to add 10-15 pounds. Needs to improve defense. Needs to become a better passer. Sometimes settles for outside shots even when mismatches present themselves. Occasionally careless with ball.

Background: Troy was born into a family of 6, having a brother and two sisters. His dad played a big part in getting him interseted in basketball. Troy started playing basketball at the age of 9. He quickly became a force at the high school level, drawing rave reviews from many colleges. He decided to attend UNC, and he dominated in his one and only year there. Troy decided to enter the FBA draft after much thought, but the main reason why he decided to jump to the FBA was so he could finally make his dream come true...which was to play in the FBA.

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User Name: Brownstown
Player Name: Andre "12" Soul
Age: 21
Position: SG/SF
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'6
Weight: 230

Strengths: He's the rock. Literally and figuratively. As evidenced by his league leading minutes per game average, he's the player the whole team will lean on. Great stamina and he almost never gets injured. Unbelievable clutch, hit a game winner to send his team into overtime in the NCAA final 4, then dominated the overtime to give his team the win. He can shoot, he's got the range. He won't be the best 3 point shooter ever, but he can definately make them with a bit of consistency. Absolutely money with the mid range jumper. He uses his unreal speed and strenght combo to drive to the basket. He can either run past you, or run over you. Draws the foul incredibly well when going to the basket. He's got incredible ball handling skills. He can dribble like a madman. Just an aboslute force when it comes to scoring. He can pass well. Is very unselfish for a player of his scoring skills, will like to get his teammates involved on offense. Quite possibly the greatest dunker in the league. A good locker room prescense and a leader, but does not tolerate failure. A workout warrior. He's almost all muscle. He's always the first one in the weight room and the last one out. He's an extremely hard worker.

Weaknesses: Defense isn't his thing. He can defend pretty well, but if he's ever matched up against a very good player on offense, he'll get clobbered. His defense on the perimeter is better than his defense in the paint by a good margin. Is non-existent in the low post when fighting for rebounds, but will hustle for the perimeter rebounds well. Free throw shooting is only average. Won't win any 3 point contests for you.

Background: Andre grew up as an incredibly shy person. His father was a proud person who felt his son must grow up disciplined. Benjamin Soul, his father, was a former basketball player who quit the NBA to go soul searching. He was a strict Catholic and tought his son to respect and help others. As a result, Andre worked with charity organizations in his free time to help the less fortunate. He was discovered as a basketball player when asisting a wheelchair basketball league at his local YMCA. His father forbade him to play basketball during his younger years, but softened up as the years went on.

At the age of 16 Andre played his first organized basketball game, as a sophmore at his local high school. He scored 40 points, with 12 rebounds and assists and the game was won by his team by the score of 63-51. After the game, he learned his father had been hit by a drunk driver. He raced to the hospital but his father was pronounced dead at exactly midnight. He has tried to model his personality after his father and in his honor wears the number 12, his fathers old number. He wants to succeed both on and off the court for his dad.

He was only a 3 star recruit coming out of college, but immediately showed his worth by earning a starting spot on the roster and earning all big 10 freshman honors. In his sophmore year, he broke out as the leader of the team, averaging 30 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds per game, finishing runner up in the Naismith award. His team faced a challenge in the final 4, but Andre dominated the overtime after hitting a 3 to force it, and in the Championship, scored 41 and hit 2 clutch free throws to ice the victory.

It was a tough decision, but he decided to leave college after his sophmore year at the urging of his family. He fully plans to return and get his degree after his career is over.

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User Name: yo123
Name: DeMarcus Johnston
Position: SF
Age: 21
College: Marquette
Height: 6'8
Weight: 220
Strengths: Extremely athetic and runs the floor great. Gets to the basket with ease and is a great finisher, good 3 point and mid range shooter, but streaky. Good court vision and a very good passer. Very good in the open court and is a great ballhandler for his size. Occasionaly brought the ball up the court in college.

Weaknesses: Needs to put on a lot of muscle, larger opponents will overpower him on the blocks, not a very good defender, especially off the ball. A streaky shooter, and will keep jacking them up when they arent falling. Commits more turnovers than most coaches would like.

Background: McDonalds All American and 5 star recruit coming out of high school in Minnesota. Won the McDonalds slam dunk contest after his senior year in high school. 2 time first team all Big East and led the conference in scoring as a junior. Excelled in the classroom as he finished college early enough to graduate after his junior year with a 3.4 GPA.

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User Name: princefielder28
Player Name: James Johnson
Age: 22
Position: SF
College: North Dakota State
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 228
Strengths: Perimeter oriented game, can hit the 3 ball, finished well at rim on fast breaks
Weaknesses: Lacks an inside game and needs to add a bit more bulk

Power Forwards

User:scottyboy
name: Quincy Jefferson
College: where do you think?
age: 19
Position: PF/C
Height: 6'9.5
Weight: 245

Strenghts: Big guy who loves to use his body. Not afraid of contact. Will pull down plenty of boards. A smart player, sets picks and plays excellent post and zone D. about an 80% FT shooter, with a nice J inside the key. past that, not effective shooting. Will drive, but lose ball after after 3-5 dribbles. Hook shot is devastating, his best move. Physical, not afraid to take on anyone or box anyone out HARD. unusually unselfish. Looks to pass 1st, score 2nd. Shot blocker by definition, could take over a game if needed(and if hot)

weaknesses: Slow, not good stamina. Fits in prefectly in a slow down paced team, wont help running team, except for grabbing boards. His aggressivness to block shots will cause fouls. very inconsistent on the defensive side. Not overally explosive from outside the paint. his lack of speed and agility hurts him against faster PF's.

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User Name: HChu
Player Name: Jeremy Munevar
Age: 23
Position: PF
College: George Mason
Height: 6'11
Weight: 230
Strengths: Physical body, amazing specimen, will make any low post shot, phenomenal rebounder, led the NCAA his junior and senior year in blocked shots, an above average free throw shooter, does not take a single second of the game off
Weaknesses: Gets in a bit too much foul trouble, if you drive him out of the key to attempt a shot he will definitely miss.
Background: He was an All-American 1st Team his junior and senior year, he led George Mason to the Elite Eight his senior. Adored by fans, and the media.

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User:wiscbadgerfootball
name: DyShawn Taylor
College: Loyola (Chicago)
age: 19
Position: PF
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 240

Strenghts: An incredibly quick player who can race up and down the court. Uses his body very well in the air and makes all of the layups and close range shots incredibly easily. Has mad hops, throws the ball down with authority. Exceptional on the defensive side of the ball, can lock anyone up, blocks shots, and rebounds very well.

weaknesses: A young, raw talent. Only 19 years old. He is a liability shooting anything past about 13'. Has a very skinny body frame and can get knocked around easily. His stamina is only average. Pretty awful from the foul line. Doesn't always give it 100% and makes dumb fouls and mistakes when he gets rattled.

Bio: Raised in the projects of Chicago. Grew up playing basketball in the streets 24/7. Both parents were killed by ricocheted bullets in the projects. Left to raise 3 siblings all on his own. Graduated high school with many basketball honors but didn't have the grades to go to any major schools. His coach talked to Loyola (a local school) and convinced them to accept him. He walked on to the team had a good freshman year 17 ppg 10 rbg and decide to declare to the FBA.

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User Name: Charm City Byrdgang
Name: Anderson "Ando" Silva
Age: 19
Position: SF/PF tweener
College: BRAZIL
Height: 6'10
Weight: 220
Strengths: Athelticism is top notch up there with the likes of Gerald Wallace and Josh Smith. Like these players he has the ability to block many shots and he is tough on the boards pulling down offensive and defensive rebounds. He also possesses the ability to attack the rim in a jaw dropping fashion. He has a Solid mid range game. He is a player that's potential is drooled upon. Above average ball handling and passing skills for a big man. Skill set fits 4 positions (SG,SF,PF,C) projects to be a PF. His style of play would fit best in an up tempo offense ala the Phoenix Suns, GS Warriors or Washington Wizards.

Weaknesses: Asside from dunking does not have much of a skill set in the post. Does not have much of a long range shot but has the form to eventually one day have one. Sometimes makes stupid decisions because of his young age. Also needs to put on weight to make the transition from SF to PF where his skills would translate better.

Background: Grew up in Curitiba, Brazil and didn't play organized basketball until the age of 16. As a young child he participated in Brazilian jiu jitsu which reflects in his balance and flexibility and also was a avid soccer player which reflects in his athleticism and moves on the court. Member of the Brazilian National Team Anderson averaged 10 pts 10 rebounds 4.5 assists and 2 steals.

NBA COMPARISON: A young Kevin Garnett/ Josh Smith

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User Name: Lions WMD
Player Name: Zahir Zabul-Zahid aka "3-Z" aka "The Minister of Basketball"
Age: 24
Position: PF
College: University of Michigan
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 236

Strengths: Quick big man. Has great shooting touch, with range out to the three point line. Above Average free throw shooter. Great fit for an Up Tempo offense. Uses his long arms to poke the ball away from opponents and will block a few shots. Not afraid to handle the ball more than your usual Power Forward. Working on a hook shot. Very good conditioning as he went through plenty of rigorous training in his home land. Lots of hustle and will sacrifice himself for the better of the team.

Weaknesses: Not a dominating post presence. Not the best Defender around one on one.. The ball doesn't go to other teammates much after it touches his hands. Can rack up the fouls rather quickly while looking to make defensive plays. Doesn't communicate well. Needs to get stronger.. Still adjusting to the American game. Would be a technical foul machine if all referees knew Arabic.

Background: Transferred to the Michigan Ann Arbor campus from University of Michigan-Dearborn. Has only lived in the United States for 5 years. Not completely fluent in English, but he knows enough. Has been compared to Dirk Nowitzki.

Center

User Name: Tampa 2 4 life
Name: Thomas Forgenstein
Position: PF/C
Age: 21
College: UCONN
Height: 6'11'
Weight: 235
Strengths: Very athletic, and has a nose for getting blocks and breaking up cross court passes. Good at hitting mid-range jumpers consistently and has good enough handling to get a nice shot if guarded 1V1 with a Center. Unstoppable if he gets an angle for a layup. Very smart player who knows when to pass the ball when he's in trouble and sees a teammate with an open shot. Soft hands. Displays great leadership.

Weaknesses: Usually gets overpowered by more physically imposing centers. Only average in terms of pass accuracy and will have passes become turnovers. Doesn't have the tenacity you need to get a lot of offensive rebounds. Overestimates his shooting ability and takes shots he has no business taking. Could stand to put on some muscle.

Background: Also played Tight End in football at High School where he was All-State. Set state records for blocks as a Senior in High School. Led his team to two National Championships at Uconn. Led the NCAA in blocks, and PPG as a Center in his final Junior year at Uconn. Graduated early with a degree in psychiatry and motivational speaking at Uconn.

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User Name: Nerv
Player Name: Richard Cheese
Age: 21
Position: C
College: University of Detroit Mercy
Height: 7'0
Weight: 260
Strengths: Back to the basket post up game. Arsenal of low post moves, bringing back the baby hook. Finishes around the basket and very tough to stop with a single defender. Good passer for a big man, very adept at passing out of the double team and finding cutting teammates. Has a high basketball IQ and understands the game very well. Solid spot up shooter out to about 16 feet. Excellent hands, can snag a pass from any angle. Has a mean streak to him, plays the game aggressive and maybe a little dirty. Cleans up the defensive glass and loves to block & alter shots.


Weaknesses: Athleticism can be described as average at best. Does not have top notch conditioning. Has had some trouble hitting the offensive glass. Free throw shooting is spotty & inconsistent. Ball handling is nothing to write home about, prefers working with his back to the basket. Tends to not demand the ball when having a tough game. Shows no semblance of ever improving his range from what its currently at. While he has excellent timing on blocking shots, is not a great leaper. Not a good dunker, prefers using the glass.


Background: Detroit born & bred, Richard decided to stay close to home and play for the UofD Titans under Michigan legend Perry Watson. Always the tallest since he was born, he was taught basketball and began working on his game at an early age in hopes of going pro one day. Loves the game of basketball, when he isnt playing it he is watching it. Gotten into trouble with the law on a few occassions as he tends to be angry when drunk. He once threw Titans CB Pacman Jones across a dance floor in a bar room altercation.

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User Name: Bhaarat316
Player Name: Chad India Jr.
Age: 19 3/4
Position: C
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 7'1
Weight: 255

Strengths: NBA ready body, is physically strong and takes advantage of that in the post, particularly defensively when he pushes opposing offensive players out of position. JR. can run the floor and take it to the basket. He is an excellent defender and shotblocker utilizing his instincts and long arms. He's developed a bit of a mid-range shot, which adds a certain dimension to his offensive ability. Wing Span of 7'6, Benched 185, 20 times, his Vertical came to 34 inches.

Weaknesses: needs to work on his offensive moves, works a little more on the outside and his shot. He doesn't try to take over games and will defer to his teammates. Jr's aggressiveness on defense tends to lead him to get into foul trouble. His sprint time of 3.25 was average and his lane agility of 11.75 wasn't much better. Despite those slow times, this workout showcased his strength, length, and athleticism and should only help his draft stock.

Background: Jr. is physically gifted to play this game. It's all about working out some basketball mechanics and he'll be good to go. He's raw offensively, but in his years with Miami, has shown some real improvement, which is a good sign. Jr. should do very well in the NBA his rookie season. He didn't play much basketball in his life, untill his senior year. He wasn't recruited highly living in FL. He tried out for the Hurricanes, and walked on. Due to injuries of key players he was able to make it to the floor where he showed his abilities. After 2 season of Playing Jr. decided to go in the direction of the FBA. He comes from a sport background, His father played for the WFFL (which collapsed due to competition, and people flaking out and joining 2 leagues.) His father Chad India played Safety for the Gulf Coast. Jr. was going to follow in Sr. footsteps but the leagues closed down. So he deiced to go in another direction. At da U, he showed that he wasn't afraid to play D and push people around sometimes leading to foul trouble. He showed power at da U by always taking it to the rim and now being afraid to dunk on his opponents.

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User Name: comahan
Player Name: Hakeem Stylez
Age: 24
Position: C
College: Texas
Height: 7'0
Weight: 245

Very good post moves. Silky smooth jumper inside 18 feet. Alters nearly every shot from opponents. Very good passer out of the post. Long arms. Able to block shots. Keeps blocks in play. Very passionate. Leader. Very good interview, very charismatic.

Not the most Physical inside. Relies on agility and great post moves to score. Average free throw shooter. Not a powerful dunker, prefers hook shots, jump shots, and soft layins. Could stand to gain some muscle.

Background: From Nigeria. His idol shares his first name, Hakeem Olajuwon. Was a soccer goalkeeper and handball player, which helped give him the footwork and agility to balance his size and strength in basketball, and also contributes to his shot-blocking ability. Emigrated from Nigeria to play Basketball at the university of Texas.

jballa838
10-28-2007, 09:42 PM
User Name: jballa838
Player Name: Jake Red
Age: 22
Position: Combo guard. (SG 1st)
College: Washington
Height: 6'4
Weight: 225
Strengths: Amazing leaper and dunker. Scoring is his specialty, and can score from anywhere on the floor, and in bunches. Good passer, good offensive awareness, quick and has great top end speed. Great stamina.
Weaknesses: Defense is horrid. Rebounding is decent, but take it for what it is. Strength is pretty bad too. Can't block or steal the ball from anybody.
Background: Out of Bellevue high school in Washington, had a nice childhood, played AAU every year since 3rd grade. All-Pac 10 for 3 years at Washington. Labeled "Biggest All-American Snub" after not making honorable mention after 2 straight seasons of Sweet 16 appearences.

D-Unit
10-28-2007, 09:46 PM
I'll be a GM. Nice logos!

HoopsDemon12
10-28-2007, 09:47 PM
Name: Benn Hart
Age: 19
Position: SF
College: Penn State
Height: 6'7
Weight: 247

Strengths: Can take it to the rim on anyone, as well as has a very good one dribble pull up jumper. Has a very consitent mid ranged shot. Excellent rebounder on both ends of the floor, crashes the boards with reckless abandon. Is very athletic and fast out there on the wing, a very good defender. And has an incredible abilty to draw fouls. Finishes well in teh paint with contact, can dunk with the best of them.

Weaknesses: is not the best passer in the world, does not always look up while driving to find hte open shot. Has adequate dribbling skills but dont look for him to dribble up teh court under pressure consitently and succeed. His mid range shot may be excellent but if he takes that step behind the three point line he struggles to his his shots consitently. Can not really block shots for his size.

Background: He has only been playing basketball since grade 8, is a student of the game but is still elarning the intracasies involved with the next level. Has the effort and wil get better with coaching and playing time. Is an emotinal leader and will spark his teams with well timed blocks and seems to draw a lot of charges. Coming form Canada he feels as if he has something to prove, even after dominating at the Div 1A level. Will loose his temper form time to time and get a technical foul, not the rasheed wallace level but not the coolest headed player if he gets hard fouled.

http://www.vancouversportspictures.com/custom/1159336948_RobSacre.jpg

ccB
10-28-2007, 09:50 PM
Name: Anderson Silva
Age: 20
Position: SF/PF tweener
College: BRAZIL
Height: 6'10
Weight: 220
Strengths: Athelticism is top notch up there with the likes of Gerald Wallace and Josh Smith. Like these players he has the ability to block many shots and he is tough on the boards pulling down offensive and defensive rebounds and also the ability to attack the rim in jaw dropping ways. Solid mid range game. He is a player that's potential is drooled upon
Weaknesses: Does not have much of a long range shot but has the form to eventually one day have one. Sometimes makes stupid decisions because of his young age. Also needs to put on weight to make the transition from SF to PF where his skills would translate better
Background: Grew up in Curitiba, Brazil and didn't play organized basketball until the age of 16. As a young child he participated in Brazilian jiu jitsu and also was a avid soccer player which reflects in his athleticism and moves on the court.

NBA COMPARISON: A young Kevin Garnett.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g87/scorps420/UFC/andersonsilva.jpg

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 09:53 PM
Nice idea. I gotta decide whether to be a player or a GM

Tampa 2 4 life
10-28-2007, 10:05 PM
Name: Thomas Forgenstein
Position: PF/C
Age: 21
College: UCONN
Height: 6'11'
Weight: 235
Strengths: Very athletic, and has a nose for getting blocks and breaking up cross court passes. Good at hitting mid-range jumpers consistently and has good enough handling to get a nice shot if guarded 1V1 with a Center. Unstoppable if he gets an angle for a layup. Very smart player who knows when to pass the ball when he's in trouble and sees a teammate with an open shot. Soft hands. Displays great leadership.

Weaknesses: Usually gets overpowered by more physically imposing centers. Only average in terms of pass accuracy and will have passes become turnovers. Doesn't have the tenacity you need to get a lot of offensive rebounds. Overestimates his shooting ability and takes shots he has no business taking. Could stand to put on some muscle.

Background: Also played Tight End in football at High School where he was All-State. Set state records for blocks as a Senior in High School. Led his team to two National Championships at Uconn. Led the NCAA in blocks, and PPG as a Center in his final Junior year at Uconn. Graduated early with a degree in psychiatry and motivational speaking at Uconn.

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 10:08 PM
Name: Kevin David
Age: 23
Position: PG
College: Gardner-Webb University
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs

Strengths: Very intelligent player who knows where everyone is at all times. Rarely makes a mistake and is the definition of a floor general. Excellent shooter who can score in the mid and long range game with ease. Excellent at creating contact and getting to the line, where he is an outstanding shooter. Excellent perimeter defender, both on and off the ball. Moves well without the ball. Excellent stamina and is able to stay on the court for entire games.

Weaknesses: Average athleticism and won't wow anyone with his footspeed. Not known as a penetrator by any means. Not comfortable on offense within 5 feet of the basket. Can't always create his own shot and is at his best when working off of a screen. Can get exploited by much faster players and as a result will occasionally pick up fouls because of it. Slightly older than the average prospect.

Bio: Took a year off after college to discover what he wanted to do with his life. Eventually chose to walk on at Gardner Webb University and quickly found the starting lineup, becoming a 4 year starter. Two time all-Atlantic Sun 1st team. Holds the school records for assists, 3 Point%, and FT%.

Player Comparison: John Stockton

http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics10/200/WY/WYXFSRPEIFMRQYX.20061120234013.jpg

yo123
10-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Name: DeMarcus Johnston
Position: SF
Age: 21
College: Marquette
Height: 6'8
Weight: 220
Strengths: Extremely athetic and runs the floor great. Gets to the basket with ease and is a great finisher, good 3 point and mid range shooter, but streaky. Good court vision and a very good passer. Very good in the open court and is a great ballhandler for his size. Occasionaly brought the ball up the court in college.

Weaknesses: Needs to put on a lot of muscle, larger opponents will overpower him on the blocks, not a very good defender, especially off the ball. A streaky shooter, and will keep jacking them up when they arent falling. Commits more turnovers than most coaches would like.

Background: McDonalds All American and 5 star recruit coming out of high school in Minnesota. Won the McDonalds slam dunk contest after his senior year in high school. 2 time first team all Big East and led the conference in scoring as a junior. Excelled in the classroom as he finished college early enough to graduate after his junior year with a 3.4 GPA.

Jensen
10-28-2007, 10:16 PM
Name: Troy Keaton
Age: 19
Position: SF
College: UNC
Height: 6'10
Weight: 220
Strengths: Athletic player with height, wingspan, speed, quickness, leaping ability, reflexes, coordination, all off the charts. Great hands and ball handling skills. Great lateral movement and instincts. Leadership skills and killer mentality to take over a game. Scores in any way he wants: off the dribble, off screens, posting up, in transition, great accuracy from beyond NBA 3 range. Has the tools to become a top notch defender. Good shot blocker.

Weaknesses: Needs to add bulk to somewhat skinny frame working in the weight room to add 10-15 pounds. Needs to improve defense. Needs to become a better passer. Sometimes settles for outside shots even when mismatches present themselves. Occasionally careless with ball.

Background: Troy was born into a family of 6, having a brother and two sisters. His dad played a big part in getting him interseted in basketball. Troy started playing basketball at the age of 9. He quickly became a force at the high school level, drawing rave reviews from many colleges. He decided to attend UNC, and he dominated in his one and only year there. Troy decided to enter the FBA draft after much thought, but the main reason why he decided to jump to the FBA was so he could finally make his dream come true...which was to play in the FBA.

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:16 PM
Beautiful effort already im in, but im not a big NBA expert so here goes nothing...

Name: KayJ Jackson
Age: 22
Position: PG
College: George Washington
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170

Strengths: A great shooter, can make most of the shots. Leads by example and stays out of trouble of the court. Agressive defender. Excellent speed. Clutch.

Weaknesses: Gets to aggresive sometimes. The obvious for a short guy. If the game is close and time is ticking down he will become a ball hog. Ball control.

Background: Born in Maryland's Prince George County just outside of DC in a rough neighborhood. Would move to Hampton VA later and became a great HS QB known for his scrambling. Also played basketball ofcourse and set records for points. Coming out of highschool he was ranked as a 2-star QB, and a 4-star in basketball, and was also offered an academic scholarship by many schools as he had a 3.8 GPA. At GW he would lead them to conference titles and an Elite 8 apperance twice. He decided to stay all 4 years even though he owned many A10 and GW records by his sophmore and junior year. Also played D3 football for GW as a QB and WR(GW doesnt actually have a team but w/e)

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 10:17 PM
Off topic but how does Fantasy Basketball League get abbreviated as FBA?

HoopsDemon12
10-28-2007, 10:18 PM
Beautiful effort already im in, but im not a big NBA expert so here goes nothing...

Name: KayJ Jackson
Age: 22
Position: PG
College: George Washington
Height: 5-10
Weight: 145



HOLY CRAP!!! your tiny haha

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:19 PM
HOLY CRAP!!! your tiny haha
Fixed, i was gonna make him 5-7

fenikz
10-28-2007, 10:25 PM
Off topic but how does Fantasy Basketball League get abbreviated as FBA?

lol minor typo, made the logo as i made the thread didn't double check it i guess

BuckNaked
10-28-2007, 10:28 PM
Name: Blackie Chan
Age: 24
Position: SG
College: UK
Height: 6'6
Weight: 220
Strengths: He's the jack of all trades. He has a fantastic shooting touch. Blackie is a great penetrator(in more ways than one if you know what I mean, SHAZAAM!) and is a good dunker. He is usually given ball handling responsibilities due to his great dribbling. Is a great passer.
Weaknesses: He lets up on defense at times. He has a bit of an attitude problem, and is waaay to open with the press.
Comparison: Kobe Bryant
Background: Blackie went down to Kentucky from the mean streets of Harlem where he was a street ball star. He was recruited by god/coach Billy Gillespie to play for the Wildcats. He really shined there and learned how to become a team player. Blackie won SEC player of the year and was a 1st team all-american on his way to leading them to a National Championship as the heart and soul of that team.

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:28 PM
Stupid question, but can we play for CPU teams
Also how good wil they be, it wont be like when PF28 ran the NFL and the all sucked will it?

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:29 PM
Blackie chan is back
dun-dun-daaaaa!

fenikz
10-28-2007, 10:31 PM
Stupid question, but can we play for CPU teams
Also how good wil they be, it wont be like when PF28 ran the NFL and the all sucked will it?

No the CPU team will just be made of CPU players, they will all have their strengths and weaknesses, i will probably mold them after real life teams I will have a description up about each one eventually

BuckNaked
10-28-2007, 10:34 PM
Blackie chan is back
dun-dun-daaaaa!

And he's better than ever, to start banging hoes...to start banging hoes.

(kind of went with the Hess truck theme song there)

fenikz
10-28-2007, 10:35 PM
I may allow GM's to have a player as well, all of the GM player ratings will be the same though

Windy
10-28-2007, 10:35 PM
the bay area hyphy looks awesome.

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 10:38 PM
What are ratings based off of?

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:41 PM
So next we have to start...
MLB
PGA
NASCAR
LPGA
NFLE
AFL
CFL
NHL
MLS
FIFA
NCL (National Curling League)
Dodgeball

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 10:42 PM
I think most would fail just because the players wouldn't make that much of a difference. In all honestly BBall was probably perfect for this to begin with.

HoopsDemon12
10-28-2007, 10:44 PM
So next we have to start...
MLB
PGA
NASCAR
LPGA
NFLE
AFL
CFL
NHL
MLS
FIFA
NCL (National Curling League)
Dodgeball

basketball is actualyl a cool idea.. i thought about it earlier but i didnt do anyhting about it.. i would rather do this than a football one.. especialyl wiht the way the football ones are being run right now

fenikz
10-28-2007, 10:46 PM
What are ratings based off of?

your write up

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:46 PM
your write up
Im screwed then, oh well, like i said not a BBall expert by any means

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 10:47 PM
your write up

Like length or substance or what?

fenikz
10-28-2007, 10:48 PM
mostly just substance

Nerv
10-28-2007, 10:50 PM
User Name: Nerv
Player Name: Richard Cheese
Age: 21
Position: C
College: University of Detroit Mercy
Height: 7'0
Weight: 260
Strengths: Back to the basket post up game. Arsenal of low post moves, bringing back the baby hook. Finishes around the basket and very tough to stop with a single defender. Good passer for a big man, very adept at passing out of the double team and finding cutting teammates. Has a high basketball IQ and understands the game very well. Solid spot up shooter out to about 16 feet. Excellent hands, can snag a pass from any angle. Has a mean streak to him, plays the game aggressive and maybe a little dirty. Cleans up the defensive glass and loves to block & alter shots.


Weaknesses: Athleticism can be described as average at best. Does not have top notch conditioning. Has had some trouble hitting the offensive glass. Free throw shooting is spotty & inconsistent. Ball handling is nothing to write home about, prefers working with his back to the basket. Tends to not demand the ball when having a tough game. Shows no semblance of ever improving his range from what its currently at. While he has excellent timing on blocking shots, is not a great leaper. Not a good dunker, prefers using the glass.


Background: Detroit born & bred, Richard decided to stay close to home and play for the UofD Titans under Michigan legend Perry Watson. Always the tallest since he was born, he was taught basketball and began working on his game at an early age in hopes of going pro one day. Loves the game of basketball, when he isnt playing it he is watching it. Gotten into trouble with the law on a few occassions as he tends to be angry when drunk. He once threw Titans CB Pacman Jones across a dance floor in a bar room altercation.

http://blogs.salon.com/0001739/myImages/bill_walton.jpg

neko4
10-28-2007, 10:51 PM
The CutlerChris of the FBA

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 10:55 PM
User Name: Turtlepower
Player Name: Jerry "Turtle" Ferrara
Age: 21
Position: SG/SF
College: Arizona State
Height: 6'6
Weight: 200
Strengths: Defense, Defense, Defense. Strong defensive players thanks to a long wingspan and quick feet. Led the PAC-10 in steals for the past two years and was a major asset to an improving Arizona State basketball team. Not only does his long arms allow him to get good reaching to steal the ball, but it also helps with block as he was second on his team in block shots even though he predominately guarded outside shooters. He also has a nice, quick stroke leading his team in 3 pointers last season, shooting 35% from the field form beyond the arc. Always guarded the superstar of the opposing teams and has learned how to effectively play uptight without committing to many penalties.

Weaknesses: Does not drive to the basket very well. On offense it sort of seems obvious that he is going to be shooting a 3-pointer who not shooting at all. He is has a very slow first move, which is the reason for his ineptitude while driving the lane. His outlet passes are shaky, but they are usually passes to other perimeter shooters or into the paint to a big man. Even though he gets a lot of blocks, he is not known as a tremendous rebounder. He is known to not always create his own shot, but gets help from screens or quick passes to free him up. Best shooting without a defender in his area.

Comparison: Corey Brewer/JJ Redick

Background:
Grew up in a poor neighborhood in the Bronx with his mother, father, and 4 sisters. His father and mother each worked two jobs trying to support their 7 person family while also trying to instill good values to them. Turtle was born "Jerry Ferrara" but got the name Turtle when he was in the second grade when he saved a turtle from almost being hit by a car outside of his elementary school. Turtle was a bright kid, but he followed his dad in his love for basketball. Turtle's dad, John Ferrara, was a highly sought after high school recruit before blowing out his knee in his school's state championship game. John was known as a tough defender during his time in high school and taught that to his son. Turtle loved to play basketball, but being the oldest of 5 siblings, he thought it would never be possible. When he turned 14, unbeknown to his parents he chose to get a job at a McDonald's 20 blocks away from where he lived to earn money to support his family, while also not being close enough for his parents to find out.

One day, one of Turtle's relatives spotted him working at the McDonald's and promptly told John Ferrara about where his son was working. When Turtle arrived home from work that day, he proceeded to yell at Turtle and tell him that his future was not flipping patties, but playing ball. Since that day, Turtle has worked hard on and off the court to improve his game one step at a time. He practices 100% every game and finishes his practice seeing tape of the defender he will be assigned the next game. Choosing to play at an Arizona State program on the rise, Turtle wanted to show the world that hard work, a smile, and great fundamentals can get you a long way in life. He is looking forward to having a great career in the FBA and would like to help support his family with his new career.

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:22 PM
No the CPU team will just be made of CPU players, they will all have their strengths and weaknesses, i will probably mold them after real life teams I will have a description up about each one eventually

So how many human players per team? 5 or are you going to do more and allow people to be benched?

fenikz
10-28-2007, 11:35 PM
it will depend on how many people we get

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 11:41 PM
So far my guy is the only real team player in this thing it looks like. GMs should take notice

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:43 PM
So far my guy is the only real team player in this thing it looks like. GMs should take notice

What are you talking about? Read my guys' life story and you will see that Turtle Ferrara is a team player who plays hard-nosed defense and is a workaholic. =D

Tampa 2 4 life
10-28-2007, 11:44 PM
So far my guy is the only real team player in this thing it looks like. GMs should take notice

Dude, I have a degree in motivational speaking

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 11:44 PM
User Name: Brownstown
Player Name: Andre "12" Soul
Age: 21
Position: SG/SF
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'6
Weight: 230

Strengths: He's the rock. Literally and figuratively. As evidenced by his league leading minutes per game average, he's the player the whole team will lean on. Great stamina and he almost never gets injured. Unbelievable clutch, hit a game winner to send his team into overtime in the NCAA final 4, then dominated the overtime to give his team the win. He can shoot, he's got the range. He won't be the best 3 point shooter ever, but he can definately make them with a bit of consistency. Absolutely money with the mid range jumper. He uses his unreal speed and strenght combo to drive to the basket. He can either run past you, or run over you. Draws the foul incredibly well when going to the basket. He's got incredible ball handling skills. He can dribble like a madman. Just an aboslute force when it comes to scoring. He can pass well. Is very unselfish for a player of his scoring skills, will like to get his teammates involved on offense. Quite possibly the greatest dunker in the league. A good locker room prescense and a leader, but does not tolerate failure. A workout warrior. He's almost all muscle. He's always the first one in the weight room and the last one out. He's an extremely hard worker.

Weaknesses: Defense isn't his thing. He can defend pretty well, but if he's ever matched up against a very good player on offense, he'll get clobbered. His defense on the perimeter is better than his defense in the paint by a good margin. Is non-existent in the low post when fighting for rebounds, but will hustle for the perimeter rebounds well. Free throw shooting is only average. Won't win any 3 point contests for you.

Background: Andre grew up as an incredibly shy person. His father was a proud person who felt his son must grow up disciplined. Benjamin Soul, his father, was a former basketball player who quit the NBA to go soul searching. He was a strict Catholic and tought his son to respect and help others. As a result, Andre worked with charity organizations in his free time to help the less fortunate. He was discovered as a basketball player when asisting a wheelchair basketball league at his local YMCA. His father forbade him to play basketball during his younger years, but softened up as the years went on.

At the age of 16 Andre played his first organized basketball game, as a sophmore at his local high school. He scored 40 points, with 12 rebounds and assists and the game was won by his team by the score of 63-51. After the game, he learned his father had been hit by a drunk driver. He raced to the hospital but his father was pronounced dead at exactly midnight. He has tried to model his personality after his father and in his honor wears the number 12, his fathers old number. He wants to succeed both on and off the court for his dad.

He was only a 3 star recruit coming out of college, but immediately showed his worth by earning a starting spot on the roster and earning all big 10 freshman honors. In his sophmore year, he broke out as the leader of the team, averaging 30 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds per game, finishing runner up in the Naismith award. His team faced a challenge in the final 4, but Andre dominated the overtime after hitting a 3 to force it, and in the Championship, scored 41 and hit 2 clutch free throws to ice the victory.

It was a tough decision, but he decided to leave college after his sophmore year at the urging of his family. He fully plans to return and get his degree after his career is over.

Hines
10-28-2007, 11:45 PM
User Name:HinesWardJr
Player Name:Seth Harris
Age:20
Position:PG or SG
College:North Carolina
Height:6'3
Weight:205
Strengths: Is one of the best three point shooters in the country. Unselfish who can average at least a double-double a night. Great dribbler and is good at the foul line.Rebounds with the best of them and can play great defence. Has a knack of making the big shot at the right time. Great passer.Has a great upside and can be a Allen Iverson/Chris Paul type of player.

Weaknesses:Raw.Came out as a sophmore but needed more time to polish his game.Fades away too many ball games and needs to get more conditioning as he tires out late in games sometimes. Sometimes turns over the ball too much and loses concentration when not on his game. Boom or bust prospect but one to take a chance on.

Background: Harris won the ACC Freshman of the Year when he averaged 20.3 ppg with 5.8 apg. A boom or bust prospect with really high potential. Will he ever live up to the potential? With the right coach, he will.

Jensen
10-28-2007, 11:46 PM
Hey fenikz, you kind of combined mine and yo123's sign-ups.

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:47 PM
Nice post Brownstown.

Also, doesn't anyone realize that I'm the only true defensive presence in the FBA. I'll take on the best players and work hard to frustrate the hell out of them.

Also, is it just me or can everyone shoot a 3 pointer.

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 11:47 PM
Drafting Kevin David to run the point=Multiple Championships

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 11:48 PM
Nice post Brownstown.

Also, doesn't anyone realize that I'm the only true defensive presence in the FBA. I'll take on the best players and work hard to frustrate the hell out of them.

Thanks...I saw yours and felt inadequate aso I pretty much doubled the length of it.

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:49 PM
Championships are built around defense. Draft Jerry "Turtle" Ferrara and you will be 1 step closer to that immortal place.

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:49 PM
Thanks...I saw yours and felt inadequate aso I pretty much doubled the length of it.

***hole... =D

neko4
10-28-2007, 11:50 PM
Theres only two PG's flip a coin and pick me!

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 11:50 PM
Championships are built around defense. Draft Jerry "Turtle" Ferrara and you will be 1 step closer to that immortal place.

Kevin David is an excellent perimeter defender.

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:51 PM
Kevin David is an excellent perimeter defender.

Turtle Ferrara is a superb all-around defender with one hell of a stroke.

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 11:52 PM
Turtle Ferrara is a superb all-around defender with one hell of a stroke.

Not as good as Kevin David's jumper. Best in the league. That's pretty much all you're getting scoring wise from him though. You're looking at a consistent 15 and 10 a night point and assist man

Jensen
10-28-2007, 11:54 PM
Just incase you didn't see it on the last page, you combined mine and yo123's sign-ups. yo123 is the profile you have there, mine should be after his.

Turtlepower
10-28-2007, 11:54 PM
Not as good as Kevin David's jumper. Best in the league. That's pretty much all you're getting scoring wise from him though. You're looking at a consistent 15 and 10 a night point and assist man

I'll lead the league in steals and 3-point percentage, but I'll give you assists. I could see us being the best defensive team ever, thanks to me being the best defender in the league.

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 11:54 PM
Andre Soul's better than both of you anyway.

Hines
10-28-2007, 11:57 PM
im going to be the best player..watch

SuperKevin
10-28-2007, 11:58 PM
im going to be the best player..watch

You yourself said your guy can be a bust.

BrownsTown
10-28-2007, 11:58 PM
You yourself said your guy can be a bust.

Ba-zing. Self-owned.

Hines
10-28-2007, 11:59 PM
You yourself said your guy can be a bust.

but its very unlikely

Hines
10-28-2007, 11:59 PM
Instead of saying King James, bitches will be saying King Harris

yo123
10-29-2007, 12:00 AM
but its very unlikely


Couldnt you say this about every prospect?

fenikz
10-29-2007, 12:00 AM
Just incase you didn't see it on the last page, you combined mine and yo123's sign-ups. yo123 is the profile you have there, mine should be after his.

i think i got it fixed

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 12:00 AM
Instead of saying King James, bitches will be saying King Harris

Cause you know King James always tires out at the end of games.

Hines
10-29-2007, 12:02 AM
its cuz i got so many women on my jock that it tires me out

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 12:03 AM
Seth Harris has been romantically linked to John Amechi

Tampa 2 4 life
10-29-2007, 12:08 AM
Thomas Forgenstein is the most unstoppable prescence in the middle, and we all know bigmen win championships.

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 12:13 AM
im going to be the best player..watch

I love how you are great at everything, but your weakness is that you are a boom or bust. If that is your only weakness, than I would say it will bite you in the ass.

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 12:14 AM
Turtle Ferrara has a great life story and will build on the lessons he learned to make himself a better basketball player. He may never be the "superstar" of the basketball team, but everyone on the opposing team will be aware of him.

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 12:23 AM
So nobody wants to be a GM in this?

neko4
10-29-2007, 12:24 AM
So nobody wants to be a GM in this?
I would, but ive got poor basketball knowledge, but if its okay w/ everyone i might
But at the sametime i wouldnt mind keeping my player, so im not sure
I guess 60-40 Player

fenikz
10-29-2007, 12:24 AM
so far, but i expect that there will be more east coast people signing up tomorrow because i started the thread so late

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 12:27 AM
so far, but i expect that there will be more east coast people signing up tomorrow because i started the thread so late

You're probably right. I'm sure someone like ghetto would like to be a GM, but because a GM is not as glamourous as a player in this, I think it might be best to let them have a player that is more of a role player that fits into the scheme they want to run for their team.

neko4
10-29-2007, 12:29 AM
You're probably right. I'm sure someone like ghetto would like to be a GM, but because a GM is not as glamourous as a player in this, I think it might be best to let them have a player that is more of a role player that fits into the scheme they want to run for their team.
Good idea, imo

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 12:30 AM
It seems like there is a lot of interest already for players. Wait to see if it dies down before allowing GMs to make players

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 12:34 AM
It seems like there is a lot of interest already for players. Wait to see if it dies down before allowing GMs to make players

But a GM would do little to nothing in this league compared to the a football league. I'm not saying give them a superstar, but more of a 6th man as a sort of special player that excels mainly in 1 attribute over everything else (i.e. 3 point shooting, rebounding, defense, assisting PG). Just an idea to throwout. =D

brat316
10-29-2007, 12:55 AM
Uh Hold up it may take me a while to make a player uh the Ninja Turtle forced me to play



Right now i have this
User Name: Bhaarat316
Player Name: Chad India Jr.
Age: 19 3/4
Position: PF
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 7'1
Weight: 255
Strengths: NBA ready body, is physically strong and takes advantage of that in the post, particularly defensively when he pushes opposing offensive players out of position. JR. can run the floor and take it to the basket. He is an excellent defender and shotblocker utilizing his instincts and long arms. He's developed a bit of a mid-range shot, which adds a certain dimension to his offensive ability. Wing Span of 7'6, Benched 185, 20 times, his Vertical came to 34 inches.
Weaknesses: needs to work on his offensive moves, works a little more on the outside and his shot. He doesn't try to take over games and will defer to his teammates. Jr's aggressiveness on defense tends to lead him to get into foul trouble. His sprint time of 3.25 was average and his lane agility of 11.75 wasn't much better. Despite those slow times, this workout showcased his strength, length, and athleticism and should only help his draft stock.
Background: Jr. is physically gifted to play this game. It's all about working out some basketball mechanics and he'll be good to go. He's raw offensively, but in his years with Miami, has shown some real improvement, which is a good sign. Jr. should do very well in the NBA his rookie season. He didn't play much basketball in his life, untill his senior year. He wasn't recruited highly living in FL. He tried out for the Hurricanes, and walked on. Due to injuries of key players he was able to make it to the floor where he showed his abilities. After 2 season of Playing Jr. decided to go in the direction of the FBA. He comes from a sport background, His father played for the WFFL (which collapsed due to competition, and people flaking out and joining 2 leagues.) His father Chad India played Safety for the Gulf Coast. Jr. was going to follow in Sr. footsteps but the leagues closed down. So he deiced to go in another direction. At da U, he showed that he wasn't afraid to play D and push people around sometimes leading to foul trouble. He showed power at da U by always taking it to the rim and now being afraid to dunk on his opponents.

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 01:00 AM
Uh Hold up it may take me a while to make a player uh the Ninja Turtle forced me to play



Right now i have this
User Name:
Player Name:
Age: 19 3/4
Position: C
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 7'3
Weight: 220
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Background:


So you're guy is from Somalia right? 7'3" 220 would be the equivalent of like a 6'1" 110 pound guy

Nerv
10-29-2007, 01:38 AM
Another C for me to boss around in the post.

brat316
10-29-2007, 01:56 AM
sorry guys i put the wrong stuff down i changed it take a look see, not that smart in basketball, dont know much about it. other then general concepts not to into it either.

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 01:57 AM
sorry guys i put the wrong stuff down i changed it take a look see, not that smart in basketball, dont know much about it. other then general concepts not to into it either.

You realize how godly a 38 inch vertical leap at 7'1" 255 would be? He'd be dunking from the 3 point line more than likely

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 01:59 AM
You realize how godly a 38 inch vertical leap at 7'1" 255 would be? He'd be dunking from the 3 point line more than likely

Like Michael Jordan in Space Jam. It's possible. He just has to stretch his arms. =D

brat316
10-29-2007, 02:00 AM
thanks i'll change that

brat316
10-29-2007, 02:02 AM
is that better 34

OSUGiants17
10-29-2007, 06:11 AM
i'll join were do u need me?

RoyHall#1
10-29-2007, 09:08 AM
I'll be a GM.

fenikz
10-29-2007, 09:42 AM
well just fill out this info then

City/Name:
Colors:
Logo:
GM Name:


We have 13 players so far, no GM's yet

derza222
10-29-2007, 11:17 AM
User Name: derza222

Player Name: Chris Anthony

Age: 19

Position: PG

College: Villanova

Height: 6'2

Weight: 190

Strengths: A confident point guard with the ability to run a team. A competitor that does not back down from a challenge and really shows up in big games. Strong and does not shy away from contact, especially when finishing around the basket. Has a fantastic combination of bulk and quickness. Gets to the basket with ease and is a good finisher. Flashy, both in scoring and passing. Very fun to watch. In essence, a true point that is flashy but good at getting the ball to teammates. His biggest strength is probably his handle, closely followed by his ability to get the ball to his teammates. Excellent penetrator and a great finisher. Jumper is above average right now for a true point, but not great. Does have NBA range from three, but can be inconsistant and is definitely streaky.

Weaknesses: Sometimes tries to do too much. Expects a lot out of his teammates, and shows it on the court. Can get away from his best skill- penetrating, and settle for jumpers. Doesn't have much of a midrange game to speak of. Pretty much can only get to the basket or take threes. Not a great on-ball defender, though he has improved in that area since high school and has the physical ability to continue to do so. He has the skillset to be a solid on ball defender with his strength and quickness, but is disinterested and isn't great right now. Doesn't have much leaping ability to speak of.

Background: Has won and been successful at each level that he has played at. Left Villanova after his freshman year. Was a second team all Big East performer. Helped lead the Wildcats to a better than expected season in the Big East, finishing 4th. Started all but 2 games at the point. While splitting time at the position he averaged 17 points and 7 assists in 25 minutes per game. Leader of and best player on the #2 high school team in the country his senior year. Grew up in the Bronx, but went to St. Pat's high school in New Jersey. Had to take a 5:30 bus from the Bronx to get to school on time each morning. Given first name is Corey.

princefielder28
10-29-2007, 01:23 PM
User Name: princefielder28
Player Name: James Johnson
Age: 22
Position: SF
College: North Dakota State
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 228
Strengths: Perimeter oriented game, can hit the 3 ball, finished well at rim on fast breaks
Weaknesses: Lacks an inside game and needs to add a bit more bulk

fenikz
10-29-2007, 01:42 PM
I have decided to let GM's have players, they will all have the same rating and will have a lesser role than the normal ones

Everyone in this thing will have a rating between 75-90, the GM players will probably be 77's

RoyHall#1
10-29-2007, 03:04 PM
Boondock Banshees

Black, Purple, Silver

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8025/bansheelogoft7.jpg

GM: Brandon Flowers


And I'll pick my player after the draft/FA.

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 03:44 PM
Boondock Banshees

Black, Purple, Silver

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8025/bansheelogoft7.jpg

GM: Brandon Flowers


And I'll pick my player after the draft/FA.

Nothing new or original? =D

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-29-2007, 03:50 PM
I want to be a GM if at all possible.

scottyboy
10-29-2007, 04:03 PM
way to steal my idea fenikz!! haha ok

User:scottyboy
name: Quincy Jefferson
College: where do you think?
age: 19
Position: PF/C
Height: 6'9.5
Weight: 245

Strenghts: Big guy who loves to use his body. Not afraid of contact. Will pull down plenty of boards. A smart player, sets picks and plays excellent post and zone D. about an 80% FT shooter, with a nice J inside the key. past that, not effective shooting. Will drive, but lose ball after after 3-5 dribbles. Hook shot is devastating, his best move. Physical, not afraid to take on anyone or box anyone out HARD. unusually unselfish. Looks to pass 1st, score 2nd. Shot blocker by definition, could take over a game if needed(and if hot)

weaknesses: Slow, not good stamina. Fits in prefectly in a slow down paced team, wont help running team, except for grabbing boards. His aggressivness to block shots will cause fouls. very inconsistent on the defensive side. Not overally explosive from outside the paint. his lack of speed and agility hurts him against faster PF's.

fenikz
10-29-2007, 05:07 PM
How many games do you all want?

14, 21, or 28?

And there are two ways I can present the games too, either all the games get a real quick write up or I can take say 2 games a set and do a in detail view as to what happened

so you people decide

neko4
10-29-2007, 05:08 PM
20-30 games i suppose

Tampa 2 4 life
10-29-2007, 05:11 PM
21 sounds good.

brat316
10-29-2007, 05:12 PM
21 Games

I want detail one but at the same time, i want to see things happen quickly idk man idk

neko4
10-29-2007, 05:13 PM
we've got 16 players and only 3GM's right?

wiscbadgerfootball
10-29-2007, 05:26 PM
User:wiscbadgerfootball
name: DyShawn Taylor
College: Loyola (Chicago)
age: 19
Position: PF
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 240

Strenghts: An incredibly quick player who can race up and down the court. Uses his body very well in the air and makes all of the layups and close range shots incredibly easily. Has mad hops, throws the ball down with authority. Exceptional on the defensive side of the ball, can lock anyone up, blocks shots, and rebounds very well.

weaknesses: A young, raw talent. Only 19 years old. He is a liability shooting anything past about 13'. Has a very skinny body frame and can get knocked around easily. His stamina is only average. Pretty awful from the foul line. Doesn't always give it 100% and makes dumb fouls and mistakes when he gets rattled.

Bio: Raised in the projects of Chicago. Grew up playing basketball in the streets 24/7. Both parents were killed by ricocheted bullets in the projects. Left to raise 3 siblings all on his own. Graduated high school with many basketball honors but didn't have the grades to go to any major schools. His coach talked to Loyola (a local school) and convinced them to accept him. He walked on to the team had a good freshman year 17 ppg 10 rbg and decide to declare to the FBA.

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 05:36 PM
No offense, but I don't know if DWilliams is reliable enough to be a GM.

wiscbadgerfootball
10-29-2007, 05:37 PM
when is this getting started and who so far is a gm?

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-29-2007, 05:38 PM
Name: Washington Tidawave
Color: Wizards Gold and Magic Blue
Logo: http://www.fwrestling.com/host/awonation/tw-logo1.jpg
GM Name: Brett Morris

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-29-2007, 05:44 PM
No offense, but I don't know if DWilliams is reliable enough to be a GM.How so?(10 char)

neko4
10-29-2007, 05:45 PM
He's been involved and completed other fantasy stuff before

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 05:46 PM
No offense, but I don't know if DWilliams is reliable enough to be a GM.

Would you like to be a GM and have an all out war of words. =D

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 05:46 PM
He's been involved and completed other fantasy stuff before

IIRC he was in the original fantasy league, forgot he had a player, and came back a bit before it ended. I just don't know if he's active enough.

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-29-2007, 05:48 PM
IIRC he was in the original fantasy league, forgot he had a player, and came back a bit before it ended. I just don't know if he's active enough.I never forgot I had a player. I just never had time in the summer because of football.

OSUGiants17
10-29-2007, 05:49 PM
User Name: OSUGiants17
Player Name: Ty Ross
Age: 22
Position: SG
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'2
Weight: 227
Pros: Ty Ross can be called a combo guard as he is an excellent scorer, but is also able to find his open teammates. He is a very good ball-handler who excels in transition. Despite his small stature, Ross isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and bang with the big boys.

Cons: Ty Ross played both point guard and shooting guard in college but will be asked to stick to the shooting in the FBA. Will have to improve his assist to turnover ratio and improve his passing skills. Since he’s a natural scorer it will be important for him to adapt to the new position

Background: Born and raised in Washington Ross has been playing ball since he was 7, going to 10 championchip games in his carrer and winning 8. Ross's dad is a basketball coach who has coached greats like Micheal Jordan, Koybe Bryant, and many more, because his dad coached these men they helped Ty with his game often making him the best coached player in this draft which has helped him learn disipline and hard work. Ross made first team all pro 3 years in a row leading OSU to 2 national championchip games and 2 championchip wins.

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 05:50 PM
User Name: OSUGiants17
Player Name: Queiten O'Grady
Age: 22
Position: SG
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'2
Weight: 227
Pros: Queiten O'Grady can be called a combo guard as he is an excellent scorer, but is also able to find his open teammates. He is a very good ball-handler who excels in transition. Despite his small stature, O' Grady isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and bang with the big boys.

Cons: Queiten O'Grady played both point guard and shooting guard in college but will be asked to stick to the point in the NBA. Will have to improve his assist to turnover ratio and improve his passing skills. Since he’s a natural scorer it will be important for him to adapt to the new position
Background:

Your guy's negative is that he plays two positions?

HoopsDemon12
10-29-2007, 05:50 PM
User Name: OSUGiants17
Player Name: Queiten O'Grady
Age: 22
Position: SG
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'2
Weight: 227
Pros: Queiten O'Grady can be called a combo guard as he is an excellent scorer, but is also able to find his open teammates. He is a very good ball-handler who excels in transition. Despite his small stature, O' Grady isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and bang with the big boys.

Cons: Queiten O'Grady played both point guard and shooting guard in college but will be asked to stick to the point in the NBA. Will have to improve his assist to turnover ratio and improve his passing skills. Since he’s a natural scorer it will be important for him to adapt to the new position
Background:


if he is asked to stick to point in the FBA... why is his postition listed as SG?

HChu
10-29-2007, 06:03 PM
User Name: HChu
Player Name: Jeremy Munevar
Age: 23
Position: PF
College: George Mason
Height: 6'11
Weight: 230
Strengths: Physical body, amazing specimen, will make any low post shot, phenomenal rebounder, led the NCAA his junior and senior year in blocked shots, an above average free throw shooter, does not take a single second of the game off
Weaknesses: Gets in a bit too much foul trouble, if you drive him out of the key to attempt a shot he will definitely miss.
Background: He was an All-American 1st Team his junior and senior year, he led George Mason to the Elite Eight his senior. Adored by fans, and the media.

fenikz
10-29-2007, 06:09 PM
So far only RoyHall & familyguy555 are GMs, and it will start basically right after we get everyone signed up

I am undecided as to Dwill being one right now, but if it comes down to not having enough people sign up as a GM he will be one

jballa838
10-29-2007, 06:17 PM
User Name: jballa838
Player Name: Jake Red
Age: 22
Position: Combo guard. (SG 1st)
College: Washington
Height: 6'4
Weight: 225
Strengths: Amazing leaper and dunker. Scoring is his specialty, and can score from anywhere on the floor, and in bunches. Good passer, good offensive awareness, quick and has great top end speed. Great stamina.
Weaknesses: Defense is horrid. Rebounding is decent, but take it for what it is. Strength is pretty bad too. Can't block or steal the ball from anybody.
Background: Out of Bellevue high school in Washington, had a nice childhood, played AAU every year since 3rd grade. All-Pac 10 for 3 years at Washington. Labeled "Biggest All-American Snub" after not making honorable mention after 2 straight seasons of Sweet 16 appearences.
my player posted on page 1. post 3

fenikz
10-29-2007, 06:32 PM
we have 19 players right now and 2 GM's

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Has anyone told ghetto about this yet?

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 06:34 PM
we have 19 players right now and 2 GM's

So close. Does that include GM players?

fenikz
10-29-2007, 06:35 PM
no, just 19 normal players if we got 1 more player and 2 more GM's this could start

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 06:35 PM
no, just 19 normal players if we got 1 more player and 2 more GM's this could start

That would be absolutely perfect.

ccB
10-29-2007, 06:39 PM
User:wiscbadgerfootball
name: DyShawn Taylor
College: Loyola (Chicago)
age: 19
Position: PF
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 240

Strenghts: An incredibly quick player who can race up and down the court. Uses his body very well in the air and makes all of the layups and close range shots incredibly easily. Has mad hops, throws the ball down with authority. Exceptional on the defensive side of the ball, can lock anyone up, blocks shots, and rebounds very well.

weaknesses: A young, raw talent. Only 19 years old. He is a liability shooting anything past about 13'. Has a very skinny body frame and can get knocked around easily. His stamina is only average. Pretty awful from the foul line. Doesn't always give it 100% and makes dumb fouls and mistakes when he gets rattled.

Bio: Raised in the projects of Chicago. Grew up playing basketball in the streets 24/7. Both parents were killed by ricocheted bullets in the projects. Left to raise 3 siblings all on his own. Graduated high school with many basketball honors but didn't have the grades to go to any major schools. His coach talked to Loyola (a local school) and convinced them to accept him. He walked on to the team had a good freshman year 17 ppg 10 rbg and decide to declare to the FBA.
That is pretty much the exact same player I made.

adschofield
10-29-2007, 06:41 PM
User Name: adschofield
Player Name: Derrick Strozier
Age: 19
Position: G
College: Memphis
Height: 6'4
Weight: 195
Strengths: A breath taking athlete with terrific size for the point guard position at 6-4 ... His upside is truly special … An absolutely dazzling dunker with blinding speed ... Likely to be the most athletic PG in the league for years to come … A point guard in the truest sense of the word … Knows how to run a team, and raises the level of play of his teammates … A pass-first point guard with excellent court vision … Has a rare ability to create passing lanes – finding and creating shots for teammates who do not appear to be open … A relentless defender with quick hands and length. Gets low and will lock his man down on defense and should only improve. Gives the same intensity and effort on both ends of the floor … Excellent handle on the ball, with a deadly crossover, very tough to contain one on one … A constant threat to blow by his man off the dribble … Rarely shows much emotion, very calm on and off-court demeanor, does not get rattled easily … Plays with a high level of intensity remaining level-headed … Deadly on the fast break with his passing ability and athleticism … Powerful leaper. Can get his head at rim level and has the strength to go into traffic and dunk on people … Catlike quickness and body control … Excellent finisher around the basket even after contact… Clutch player who raises his level of play against good competition and wants the ball in crunch time … Hits his foul shots at a good rate … Very team-oriented with a great attitude. Willing to learn, very coachable and still improving … Tough as nails competitor. A warrior who leaves it out on the floor every time out … A true floor general who shows a solid understanding of the game. Good decision maker. … Has very long arms and strong hands … Loves to drive and hang in the air and shoot when he’s cleared the defense … Very crafty at making shots around the basket, especially fadeways getting great height on his jumpers … Excellent rebounder due to his size, strength and tenacity …

Weaknesses: Mechanics on his shot are not fluid, so he may need to adjust it some as he sort of slings the ball from his shoulder, though his shot has shown steady improvement … A streaky shooter, can go through cold spells … More effective in an up-tempo game, understands tempo but his speed obviously makes running logical and is still less effective in the half court … Underdeveloped moves off the dribble. He can become more polished creating shots from the perimeter … Right now relies almost exclusively on his power, handle, and quickness to get by defenders … Can become a lot better at running the pick and roll … Has the size to post up PGs all day. He shows great strength and intensity inside but has underutilized back to the basket skills

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 06:42 PM
I love how half the players in this league's weakness are that they are raw/young. On the other hand, their strengths are that they are great shooters, passers, ball handlers, defenders, rebounders, coaches, humanitarians, etc.

OSUGiants17
10-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Your guy's negative is that he plays two positions?

if he is asked to stick to point in the FBA... why is his postition listed as SG?

sry messed up but fixed it

wiscbadgerfootball
10-29-2007, 07:57 PM
That is pretty much the exact same player I made.

sorry.. I didn't even look at other player bios

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 08:04 PM
Hey mind if I change my player because it seems i'm the only one who made a realistic PG and am going to get buried by all of these freakish PGs people made

wiscbadgerfootball
10-29-2007, 08:10 PM
http://www.prodigalsonmagazine.com/free/DwightHoward1.jpg

DyShawn Taylor believes he is one of the best talents in the draft and expects to be picked in round 1

fenikz
10-29-2007, 08:10 PM
don't worry about it, as i said realism and substance were my 2 grading points

jballa838
10-29-2007, 08:28 PM
http://www.fiba.com/images/web/News/players_head_shots/arg/walter_herrmann/_original/arg_03_walter_herrmann_o.jpg
Jake Red looks to lead a team to victory.
hahaha

scottyboy
10-29-2007, 08:29 PM
guys dont worry, i told fenikz I'll be a player/gm if need be, so we could always fall back on that

fenikz
10-29-2007, 08:30 PM
if we let Dwill be a GM and scottyboy became a GM we would have 20 players and 4 GM's

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 08:39 PM
if we let Dwill be a GM and scottyboy became a GM we would have 20 players and 4 GM's

Sounds good, get this sucka started. I'd rather wait and see if anyone else wants to be a GM but if not then go go go.

neko4
10-29-2007, 08:40 PM
if we let Dwill be a GM and scottyboy became a GM we would have 20 players and 4 GM's
That works out perfectly,but D-Unit said he wanted to be GM was he not approved or something?

wiscbadgerfootball
10-29-2007, 08:40 PM
yea get this mofo started

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 08:42 PM
That works out perfectly,but D-Unit said he wanted to be GM was he not approved or something?

I think it's D, Roy, Dwill (maybe) and scotty (maybe) but wouldn't scotty have a regular player and not a role player? That would mess up the draft.

scottyboy
10-29-2007, 08:44 PM
I'll do what ever is best for this thing, cuz well, I'm sweet like that

OSUGiants17
10-29-2007, 08:44 PM
User Name: OSUGiants17
Player Name: Queiten O'Grady
Age: 22
Position: SG
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'2
Weight: 227
Pros: Queiten O'Grady can be called a combo guard as he is an excellent scorer, but is also able to find his open teammates. He is a very good ball-handler who excels in transition. Despite his small stature, O' Grady isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and bang with the big boys.

Cons: Queiten O'Grady played both point guard and shooting guard in college but will be asked to stick to the shooting in the FBA. Will have to improve his assist to turnover ratio and improve his passing skills. Since he’s a natural scorer it will be important for him to adapt to the new position

Background: Born and raised in Washington O'Grady has been playing ball since he was 7, going to 10 championchip games in his carrer and winning 8. O'Grady's dad is a basketball coach who has coached greats like Micheal Jordan, Koybe Bryant, and many more, because his dad coached these men they helped Queiten with his game often making him the best coached player in this draft which has helped him learn disipline and hard work. O'Grady made first team all pro 3 years in a row leading OSU to 2 national championchip games and 2 championchip wins.

fenikz I edited my backround

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 08:48 PM
Jerry "Turtle" Ferrara talks about about the upcoming FBA draft with ESPN Analyst Chad Ford http://www.sportsmanagementworldwide.com/images/instructors/Chad-Ford1.gif

Chad Ford: What round do you see yourself being drafted Turtle?

Jerry "Turtle" Ferrara: I would love to be drafted in the first, but I would much prefer joining a team that is focused more on a great defense than a team with a shoot first offense and a hopeless defense.

CF: Are you saying that there is one team in the draft that you are leading to over another?

Turtle: What I am saying is that I want to win championships, not scoring titles. Do you know the last year when a team won the NBA championship with a player holding that season's scoring title?

CF: I believe it was Shaquille O'Neil in the 1999-2000 season.

Turtle: You are correct Mr. Ford. But no one seems to mention the fact that teams who have made it deep into the playoffs year in and year out all have players who are on the all-defensive first-team. Tim Duncan, Ben Wallace, Bruce Bowen, and Amare Stoudamire all lead their team deep into the playoffs with great defense. Their offense does help their team, but they would not be the same without their defense.

CF: What are you going to do once you get your first paycheck?

Turtle: My family is my first priority in life and I will make sure that my pops and my mom don't have to struggle to make a living. I also want my sisters to go to college and get themselves a degree. I chose to enter the FBA early because I want to provide for my family, but I will be taking summer classes in the offseason to help myself after my career is over as a player. My pops always taught me how important an education is, and I want my sibilngs to get one.

CF: Before we go Turtle, I want to see one of those signature smiles that us in the media have wrote about so much.

Turtle: Well, I can't disappoint my fans can I?

http://www.courtneycochran.com/blog/photos/turtle.jpg

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 08:49 PM
I think it's D, Roy, Dwill (maybe) and scotty (maybe) but wouldn't scotty have a regular player and not a role player? That would mess up the draft.

I hope Roy is on more this time. His players did a lot of the UDFA work. =D

fenikz
10-29-2007, 08:51 PM
That works out perfectly,but D-Unit said he wanted to be GM was he not approved or something?

i didn't see the post, ill go look

RoyHall#1
10-29-2007, 08:59 PM
I hope Roy is on more this time. His players did a lot of the UDFA work. =D

I did PM every UDFA...

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 09:01 PM
I did PM every UDFA...

Then my bad, I probably got a bad impression. =D

familyguy555
10-29-2007, 09:02 PM
Im a GM tho so D will probally get Dwill's spot

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 09:04 PM
People really love to use alliteration when making their team names. =D

RoyHall#1
10-29-2007, 09:05 PM
Then my bad, I probably got a bad impression. =D

It's true I wasn't on a ton, but if you PM someone and they don't respond, there's nothing I could do anyway. Btw, pick in my Yahoo league.

BrownsTown
10-29-2007, 09:09 PM
Ok so it's familyguy, Roy, D, and DWill? That way we don't get all weird with scotty having a player + a GM. I think maybe wait to see if someone else signs up to be a GM.

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 09:11 PM
Ok so it's familyguy, Roy, D, and DWill? That way we don't get all weird with scotty having a player + a GM. I think maybe wait to see if someone else signs up to be a GM.

Yeah, no offense to scotty, but I think he'll be perfectly happy with the player he created. We got 4 GMs, so let's begin a 5 round draft. No UDFA is required.

RoyHall#1
10-29-2007, 09:12 PM
Ok so it's familyguy, Roy, D, and DWill? That way we don't get all weird with scotty having a player + a GM. I think maybe wait to see if someone else signs up to be a GM.

Just let Dwill do it. The only times he needs to be on are for the draft and FA.

scottyboy
10-29-2007, 09:12 PM
i dont care. whatever is best/fastest for the league is cool with me.

fenikz
10-29-2007, 09:15 PM
All right I'm pretty positive that D-Unit is going to be a GM too so we just need one more

Tampa 2 4 life
10-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Thomas Forgenstein expects to be a first rounder and to lead his team to victory!

brat316
10-29-2007, 09:25 PM
Everyones player would be number one overall pick in the NBA, this is all because Diggs had to be the best player in the WFFL, so people are trying to top that. i just had no idea wat i was doing so i made a random player.

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 09:25 PM
All right I'm pretty positive that D-Unit is going to be a GM too so we just need one more

On a side note, so is the league's new full name the Fantasy Basketball Association (FBA)?

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 09:26 PM
Everyones player would be number one overall pick in the NBA, this is all because Diggs had to be the best player in the WFFL, so people are trying to top that. i just had no idea wat i was doing so i made a random player.

Ferinz said that realism matters, so people should have looked into that when making a player.

brat316
10-29-2007, 10:04 PM
yeah yo i changed things thanks to SUPERk and U

fenikz
10-29-2007, 10:09 PM
just updated it, anyone with further changes fill free to just post it again so i don't have to go looking for it

brat316
10-29-2007, 10:14 PM
User Name: Bhaarat316
Player Name: Chad India Jr.
Age: 19 3/4
Position: PF
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 7'1
Weight: 255
Strengths: NBA ready body, is physically strong and takes advantage of that in the post, particularly defensively when he pushes opposing offensive players out of position. JR. can run the floor and take it to the basket. He is an excellent defender and shotblocker utilizing his instincts and long arms. He's developed a bit of a mid-range shot, which adds a certain dimension to his offensive ability. Wing Span of 7'6, Benched 185, 20 times, his Vertical came to 34 inches.
Weaknesses: needs to work on his offensive moves, needs work a little more on the outside and his shot. He doesn't try to take over games and will defer to his teammates. Jr's aggressiveness on defense tends to lead him to get into foul trouble. His sprint time of 3.25 was average and his lane agility of 11.75 wasn't much better. Despite those slow times, this workout showcased his strength, length, and athleticism and should only help his draft stock.
Background: Jr. is physically gifted to play this game. It's all about working out some basketball mechanics and he'll be good to go. He's raw offensively, but in his years with Miami, has shown some real improvement, which is a good sign. Jr. should do very well in the NBA his rookie season. He didn't play much basketball in his life, untill his senior year. He wasn't recruited highly living in FL. He tried out for the Hurricanes, and walked on. Due to injuries of key players he was able to make it to the floor where he showed his abilities. After 2 season of Playing Jr. decided to go in the direction of the FBA. He comes from a sport background, His father played for the WFFL (which collapsed due to competition, and people flaking out and joining 2 leagues.) His father Chad India played Safety for the Gulf Coast. Jr. was going to follow in Sr. footsteps but the leagues closed down. So he deiced to go in another direction. At da U, he showed that he wasn't afraid to play D and push people around sometimes leading to foul trouble. He showed power at da U by always taking it to the rim and now being afraid to dunk on his opponents.

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 10:19 PM
Am I the only one who finds the full life story backgrounds to be completely useless?

fenikz
10-29-2007, 10:19 PM
nah i like to read em, in general everyone has the same strengths and weaknesses for their respective positions so it helps separate the players

adschofield
10-29-2007, 10:20 PM
just updated it, anyone with further changes fill free to just post it again so i don't have to go looking for it

Fenikz, is my player real enough...if not, just let me know and I'll change it

And do I need a background

fenikz
10-29-2007, 10:22 PM
good enough for me

SuperKevin
10-29-2007, 10:23 PM
nah i like to read em

Oh so should I mention that Kevin David was born October 12th 1984 at 6:47 PM weighing 9 lbs 3 oz to loving parents. His mom was a school teacher and his father worked in advertising. He lost his first tooth at the age of 7 when he crashed his bicycle into Mrs. Thomas' mailbox. He experienced his first real heartbreak at age 13 when his dog, Scooter, was run over by a car but used that emotion to win his CYO 13 and under league championship. Oh yeah he also scored a 94% on his 9th grade Geometry final exam

fenikz
10-29-2007, 10:26 PM
poor scooter

YAYareaRB
10-29-2007, 11:32 PM
User Name: yayarearb
Player Name: Johnny Cash
Age: 20
Position: SG
College: UCLA
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220 lbs
Strengths: Extremely Athletic for his size. Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone.. He's making a play on the court no matter who, what, how, or where. He plays a very physical and intense brand of defense. Very Versatile, true swingman of the SG-SF position and in emergancy situations, he can play PG. Clutch. In the crunch time he loves to have the ball in his hands. Strong finisher at the rim and does a good job in traffic. Pretty reliable jumpshot. Uses his big body size to his advantage over smaller defenders. His vision on the court is above average for a young player. Can pick apart defenses on instinct alone. Great Work ethic. Thrives on the fast break.

Weaknesses: A little too aggressive on defense. Gets caught up in the heat of the moment at times. Although reliable, his jumpshot could use some work. Is known to taunt his opponents and uses mind games along with his unmatched skill to beat an opponent. Will go for big play all the time even if it is against a triple team. Not known to be a great team player. Sometimes takes shots that shouldn't be taken. Struggles to learn new offensive schemes.

Background: Grew up in the Los Angeles area. Selected All-State his junior and senior years at Dominguez High School. Signed Letter of Intent to attend UCLA. After leading the Bruins to the National Championship and garnering All-American honors as a freshman, breaking numerous school records along the way, he declared for the draft. Some referred to him as the greatest high school basketball player of all time. John Wooden himself has stated he's one of the greatest players to put on a Bruin uniform, this includes Kareem Abdul Jabaar, Bill Walton, Reggie Miller, and Baron Davis.

Comparison: Kobe Bryant + Josh Howard

Turtlepower
10-29-2007, 11:37 PM
Am I the only one who finds the full life story backgrounds to be completely useless?

I like to write, sue me. =D

Nerv
10-29-2007, 11:59 PM
Kevin David will you help me with my geometry homework

comahan
10-30-2007, 01:18 AM
User Name: comahan
Player Name: Hakeem Stylez
Age: 24
Position: C
College: Texas
Height: 7'0
Weight: 245

Very good post moves. Silky smooth jumper inside 18 feet. Alters nearly every shot from opponents. Very good passer out of the post. Long arms. Able to block shots. Keeps blocks in play. Very passionate. Leader. Very good interview, very charismatic.

Not the most Physical inside. Relies on agility and great post moves to score. Average free throw shooter. Not a powerful dunker, prefers hook shots, jump shots, and soft layins. Could stand to gain a bit of muscle.

Background: From Nigeria. His idol shares his first name, Hakeem Olajuwon. Was a soccer goalkeeper and handball player, which helped give him the footwork and agility to balance his size and strength in basketball, and also contributes to his shot-blocking ability. Emigrated from Nigeria to play Basketball at the university of Texas.

D-Unit
10-30-2007, 02:13 AM
City/Name: Dallas Fury
Colors: Blue / Silver
Logo:
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7807/sponsorfuryge3.jpg
GM Name: The Rock
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2002/Oct/13/islandlife2_b.jpg

comahan
10-30-2007, 02:37 AM
Your arena has to be on the corner of Know Your Role Blvd. and Jabroni Dr.

It also must have a Smackdown Hotel next door.

derza222
10-30-2007, 08:51 AM
fenikz, is my player realistic? if not i'll make some changes.

RoyHall#1
10-30-2007, 09:08 AM
How many people are we letting sign up? Some aren't goin to start... and I don't think GM's should have players now.

ccB
10-30-2007, 11:58 AM
User Name: Charm City Byrdgang
Name: Anderson "Ando" Silva
Age: 19
Position: SF/PF tweener
College: BRAZIL
Height: 6'10
Weight: 220
Strengths: Athelticism is top notch up there with the likes of Gerald Wallace and Josh Smith. Like these players he has the ability to block many shots and he is tough on the boards pulling down offensive and defensive rebounds. He also possesses the ability to attack the rim in a jaw dropping fashion. He has a Solid mid range game. He is a player that's potential is drooled upon. Above average ball handling and passing skills for a big man. Skill set fits 4 positions (SG,SF,PF,C) projects to be a PF. His style of play would fit best in an up tempo offense ala the Phoenix Suns, GS Warriors or Washington Wizards.

Weaknesses: Asside from dunking does not have much of a skill set in the post. Does not have much of a long range shot but has the form to eventually one day have one. Sometimes makes stupid decisions because of his young age. Also needs to put on weight to make the transition from SF to PF where his skills would translate better.

Background: Grew up in Curitiba, Brazil and didn't play organized basketball until the age of 16. As a young child he participated in Brazilian jiu jitsu which reflects in his balance and flexibility and also was a avid soccer player which reflects in his athleticism and moves on the court. Member of the Brazilian National Team Anderson averaged 10 pts 10 rebounds 4.5 assists and 2 steals.

NBA COMPARISON: A young Kevin Garnett/ Josh Smith



updated it just a bit.

fenikz
10-30-2007, 12:16 PM
How many people are we letting sign up? Some aren't goin to start... and I don't think GM's should have players now.

It's done in NBA live so even the bench guys get plenty of minutes, it also makes you have to have 8 people per team i was originally just going to make the extras some really low rating

right now we have 23 players & 4 GMs

so 1 more player and we are set

RoyHall#1
10-30-2007, 12:17 PM
It's done in NBA live so even the bench guys get plenty of minutes, it also makes you have to have 8 people per team i was originally just going to make the extras some really low rating

right now we have 23 players & 4 GMs

So we're aiming for 32 players with the draft being on hopefully Thursday night? (works best for me, but I could prolly do Friday)

fenikz
10-30-2007, 12:18 PM
well if we let the GM's have players then we only need 28 or we can just start with 24 once we get that

Turtlepower
10-30-2007, 12:52 PM
well if we let the GM's have players then we only need 28 or we can just start with 24 once we get that

I say once we get one more person, Fenikz begins with the ratings and then we can start with he draft right away.

derza222
10-30-2007, 01:42 PM
User Name: derza222

Player Name: Chris Anthony

Age: 19

Position: PG

College: Villanova

Height: 6'2

Weight: 190

Strengths: A confident point guard with the ability to run a team. A competitor that does not back down from a challenge and really shows up in big games. Strong and does not shy away from contact, especially when finishing around the basket. Has a fantastic combination of bulk and quickness. Gets to the basket with ease and is a good finisher. Flashy, both in scoring and passing. Very fun to watch. In essence, a true point that is flashy but good at getting the ball to teammates. His biggest strength is probably his handle, closely followed by his ability to get the ball to his teammates. Excellent penetrator and a great finisher. Jumper is above average right now for a true point, but not great. Does have NBA range from three, but can be inconsistant and is definitely streaky.

Weaknesses: Sometimes tries to do too much. Expects a lot out of his teammates, and shows it on the court. Can get away from his best skill- penetrating, and settle for jumpers. Doesn't have much of a midrange game to speak of. Pretty much can only get to the basket or take threes. Not a great on-ball defender, though he has improved in that area since high school and has the physical ability to continue to do so. He has the skillset to be a solid on ball defender with his strength and quickness, but is disinterested and isn't great right now. Doesn't have much leaping ability to speak of, can't get up very high off the floor.

Background: Has won and been successful at each level that he has played at. Left Villanova after his freshman year. Was a second team all Big East performer. Helped lead the Wildcats to a better than expected season in the Big East, finishing 4th. Started all but 2 games at the point. While splitting time at the position he averaged 17 points and 7 assists in 25 minutes per game. Leader of and best player on the #2 high school team in the country his senior year. Grew up in the Bronx, but went to St. Pat's high school in New Jersey. Had to take a 5:30 bus from the Bronx to get to school on time each morning. Given first name is Corey.


Fixed it up and made a couple of changes. Clarified a few things I thought weren't getting across what I wanted to say, and added to the background as well. If there's anything I need to change, let me know.

OSUGiants17
10-30-2007, 01:58 PM
User Name: OSUGiants17
Player Name: Queiten O'Grady
Age: 22
Position: SG
College: Ohio State
Height: 6'2
Weight: 227
Pros: Queiten O'Grady can be called a combo guard as he is an excellent scorer, but is also able to find his open teammates. He is a very good ball-handler who excels in transition. Despite his small stature, O' Grady isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and bang with the big boys.

Cons: Queiten O'Grady played both point guard and shooting guard in college but will be asked to stick to the shooting in the FBA. Will have to improve his assist to turnover ratio and improve his passing skills. Since he’s a natural scorer it will be important for him to adapt to the new position. Speed and D need alot of work

Background: Born and raised in Washington is O'Grady. O'Grady's dad is a basketball coach who has coached greats like Micheal Jordan, Koybe Bryant, and many more, because his dad coached these men they helped Queiten with his game often making him the best coached player in this draft which has helped him learn disipline and hard work. O'Grady made first team all pro 3 years in a row leading OSU to 2 national championchip games and 2 championchip wins.

fenikz I edited my player

RoyHall#1
10-30-2007, 02:01 PM
I say once we get one more person, Fenikz begins with the ratings and then we can start with he draft right away.

Yeah, might as well start the draft tonight.

ccB
10-30-2007, 03:09 PM
fenikz I edited my backround

You basically created a SG with no weakness' who has had the greatest coaching possible and a history of championship after championship. I thought we were supposed to keep this somewhat realistic, everyone cannot be the next MJ there needs to be some parity. I hate to think that my player is going to be of lower quality than everyone elses because I didn't create superman in gym shorts.

derza222
10-30-2007, 03:17 PM
You basically created a SG with no weakness' who has had the greatest coaching possible and a history of championship after championship. I thought we were supposed to keep this somewhat realistic, everyone cannot be the next MJ there needs to be some parity. I hate to think that my player is going to be of lower quality than everyone elses because I didn't create superman in gym shorts.

I'm pretty sure fenikz said that realism counts, he's going to grade people that made realistic players better than those that didn't. I know some people based their characters off of real players (one guy copied and pasted Derrick Rose's nbadraft.net profile), so some should be relatively realistic. I'd like to have somebody else's perspective on mine, but I'm sure fenikz is going to give your character a high overall because he isn't, as you said, superman in gym shorts.

fenikz
10-30-2007, 05:05 PM
Yeah, might as well start the draft tonight.

I won't be here most of the night, so more than likely the draft will be tomorrow because I'm making all the players and ratings right now, but if I can get them all done and a draft preview done you guys can do the draft without me

wiscbadgerfootball
10-30-2007, 05:06 PM
so can you possibly give out the ratings before you leave so we can discuss about the draft?

BrownsTown
10-30-2007, 05:06 PM
I won't be here most of the night, so more than likely the draft will be tomorrow because I'm making all the players and ratings right now, but if I can get them all done and a draft preview done you guys can do the draft without me

Nice sig ;)

They don't need to be crazy in-depth or anything.

RoyHall#1
10-30-2007, 05:08 PM
I won't be here most of the night, so more than likely the draft will be tomorrow because I'm making all the players and ratings right now, but if I can get them all done and a draft preview done you guys can do the draft without me

Whenever is fine by me. If you can get it done tonight we might as well start it. Then we can try to get all of the GM's on at 1 time to finish it tomorrow night.

I'm actually pretty excited about this.

wiscbadgerfootball
10-30-2007, 05:09 PM
doubt you will be able to do it tomorrow night considering it is after all Halloween

BrownsTown
10-30-2007, 05:10 PM
doubt you will be able to do it tomorrow night considering it is after all Halloween

Pretty much my thinking.

wiscbadgerfootball
10-30-2007, 05:24 PM
yeah adschofield completely copied Derrick Rose's profile from NBAdraft.net... he should get the worst rating

Nerv
10-30-2007, 05:39 PM
doubt you will be able to do it tomorrow night considering it is after all Halloween

Yes but Halloween for people over the age of 13 was Saturday night

wiscbadgerfootball
10-30-2007, 05:40 PM
I would argue it is also tomorrow night

adschofield
10-30-2007, 05:41 PM
yeah adschofield completely copied Derrick Rose's profile from NBAdraft.net... he should get the worst rating

Why, there's no rule against it...if you guys have a real problem with it, I'll change it...Also, I didn't completely copy it, I cut it down a bit :D

fenikz
10-30-2007, 05:50 PM
honestly I didn't notice it and he player is already made so i'm not gonna change it

adschofield
10-30-2007, 05:50 PM
Why, there's no rule against it...if you guys have a real problem with it, I'll change it...Also, I didn't completely copy it, I cut it down a bit :D

Anybody have a true problem with it?

Besides, who doesn't love Derrick Rose?

adschofield
10-30-2007, 05:56 PM
Quand est le draft?

wiscbadgerfootball
10-30-2007, 06:05 PM
wow nice spanish

fenikz
10-30-2007, 06:09 PM
Quand est le draft?

We still need one more player to sign up and I need to finish making all your players and ratings plus a little draft scouting report thing, so more than likely it will start tomorrow with no clock

BrownsTown
10-30-2007, 06:11 PM
We still need one more player to sign up and I need to finish making all your players and ratings plus a little draft scouting report thing, so more than likely it will start tomorrow with no clock

We need even more players? Why not make it 5 rounds and the leftovers will be UDFA. But like restrict is to 1 UDFA per team.

fenikz
10-30-2007, 06:13 PM
well than 1 team would be left without a 6th man which seems a little unfair, i assume someone else will want to sign up by tonight

OSUGiants17
10-30-2007, 07:20 PM
well than 1 team would be left without a 6th man which seems a little unfair, i assume someone else will want to sign up by tonight

I'll send out invites

RoyHall#1
10-30-2007, 07:20 PM
I'll send out invites

Just do 1 and wait for a reply.

OSUGiants17
10-30-2007, 07:29 PM
I sent 1 to Ghettosermon, who else should I send 1 to?

BrownsTown
10-30-2007, 07:32 PM
I sent 1 to Ghettosermon, who else should I send 1 to?

I already asked Ghetto, he didn't want to.

adschofield
10-30-2007, 07:34 PM
wow nice spanish

En francais

OSUGiants17
10-30-2007, 07:35 PM
I already asked Ghetto, he didn't want to.

$hit idk who else to send 1 to

Turtlepower
10-30-2007, 09:40 PM
well than 1 team would be left without a 6th man which seems a little unfair, i assume someone else will want to sign up by tonight

You could always create a player and just not give him a super high rating just to make things fair. It is simulated in NBA Live, so there is no way that people have to worry about you tampering with the player after the initial ratings.

WMD
10-30-2007, 09:58 PM
I'll sign up. Let me do a little write up.

BrownsTown
10-30-2007, 10:07 PM
I'll sign up. Let me do a little write up.

No terrorists.

WMD
10-30-2007, 10:53 PM
User Name: Lions WMD
Player Name: Zahir Zabul-Zahid aka "3-Z" aka "The Minister of Basketball"
Age: 24
Position: PF
College: University of Michigan
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 236

Strengths: Quick big man. Has great shooting touch, with range out to the three point line. Above Average free throw shooter. Great fit for an Up Tempo offense. Uses his long arms to poke the ball away from opponents and will block a few shots. Not afraid to handle the ball more than your usual Power Forward. Working on a hook shot. Very good conditioning as he went through plenty of rigorous training in his home land. Lots of hustle and will sacrifice himself for the better of the team.

Weaknesses: Not a dominating post presence. Not the best Defender around one on one.. The ball doesn't go to other teammates much after it touches his hands. Can rack up the fouls rather quickly while looking to make defensive plays. Doesn't communicate well. Needs to get stronger.. Still adjusting to the American game. Would be a technical foul machine if all referees knew Arabic.

Background: Transferred to the Michigan Ann Arbor campus from University of Michigan-Dearborn. Has only lived in the United States for 5 years. Not completely fluent in English, but he knows enough. Has been compared to Dirk Nowitzki.

fenikz
10-31-2007, 12:01 AM
Ok, I just got back from class I only need to do 2 more people and then WMD's guy and I will start on the draft preview

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 12:05 AM
Ok, I just got back from class I only need to do 2 more people and then WMD's guy and I will start on the draft preview

Sweet. Are you going to post the ratings first and then the draft preview tomorrow, or are you just going to post it all tomorrow?

Also, is it now called the Fantasy Basketball Association (FBA) instead of the Fantasy Basketball League?

fenikz
10-31-2007, 12:09 AM
It was always supposed be the FBA but I screwed up when I was making the thread, thats the only reason it says fantasy basketball league

the ratings will be a ceiling and floor thing again(like 81-87) and the draft preview will have a few former players opinions and a sort of mock draft thing

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 12:10 AM
It was always supposed be the FBA but I screwed up when I was making the thread, thats the only reason it says fantasy basketball league

the ratings will be a ceiling and floor thing again(like 81-87) and the draft preview will have a few former players opinions and a sort of mock draft thing

Sounds good. I can't wait. =D

fenikz
10-31-2007, 01:04 AM
Here are the ceilings and floors for your player ratings, draft preview will come tomarrow

PG

K. David - 82-86
K. Jackson - 80-87
S. Harris - 81-86
C. Anthony - 82-85
D. Stroizer - 83-87


SG

B. Chan - 81-86
T. Ferrera - 83-90
J. Red - 80-85
Q. O'Grady - 78-86
J. Cash - 82-85


SF

B. Hart - 84-89
T. Keton - 80-85
A. Soul - 82-90
D. Johnston - 83-87
J. Johnson - 79-84


PF

J. Munevar - 81-86
Q. Jefferson - 83-88
D. Taylor - 86-89
A. Silva - 81-88
Z. Zahid - 83-87


C

T. Forgenstein - 83-87
R. Cheese - 81-87
C. India Jr. - 82-89
H. Stylez - 81-87

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 01:16 AM
Good job with the ratings. And yes I am biased because Turtle Ferrara is tied for the highest ceiling and the second highest floor. =D

fenikz
10-31-2007, 01:21 AM
btw how would a mid-season all-star break sound to you guys?

It would include a slam dunk competition, 3 point shoot-out and a FBA vs NBA All-Star Game

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 01:23 AM
btw how would a mid-season all-star break sound to you guys?

It would include a slam dunk competition, 3 point shoot-out and a FBA vs NBA All-Star Game

We should also do a 2-on-2 game with NBA stars. =D

And I was always a fan of the skills competition, except it might be tough in this league.

comahan
10-31-2007, 01:24 AM
Id love it.

D-Unit
10-31-2007, 02:14 AM
Draft Order?

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 02:37 AM
Draft Order?

He will have a draft preview show up tomorrow. I'm excited. =D

Nerv
10-31-2007, 02:43 AM
Richard Cheese is still the most dominant post scorer in this baby, don't you GM's forget that!

wiscbadgerfootball
10-31-2007, 07:15 AM
DyShawn Taylor has the highest floor and second highest ceiling, he should be the first pick in the draft.

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 09:30 AM
DyShawn Taylor has the highest floor and second highest ceiling, he should be the first pick in the draft.

Turtle Ferrara would beg to differ on the highest ceiling part.

brat316
10-31-2007, 09:50 AM
Yo man, can you PM me the attributes for Live India got, i want to put it on my copy of live i just rented to try it out.

Also damn I thought i could have India as a PF, o well C same thing more taking it to the rim.

I'm #2 in ceiling

neko4
10-31-2007, 09:56 AM
KayJ Jackson just wants to play

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 10:34 AM
Yo man, can you PM me the attributes for Live India got, i want to put it on my copy of live i just rented to try it out.

Also damn I thought i could have India as a PF, o well C same thing more taking it to the rim.

I'm #2 in ceiling

Isn't your guy a 7-footer? How can he be a PF?

fenikz
10-31-2007, 10:39 AM
That's why I made him a center

I'm at school right now, i'll be back home in about 3 hours and then i'll get the draft preview ready

brat316
10-31-2007, 11:10 AM
well 6'11 i considered a PF, so i just added a 1 inch so it would make him the best PF. O well still now he can be the best C

Tampa 2 4 life
10-31-2007, 01:25 PM
Thomas Forgenstein has the highest floor and is tied for second highest ceiling for centers, this pleases him.

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 01:31 PM
Thomas Forgenstein has the highest floor and is tied for second highest ceiling, this pleases him.

Actually you are tied for the third highest floor. The highest floor is 86 and the second highest is 84. You're with me at 83 buuuudy. =D

Tampa 2 4 life
10-31-2007, 01:35 PM
Actually you are tied for the third highest floor. The highest floor is 86 and the second highest is 84. You're with me at 83 buuuudy. =D

I meant for Centers, sorry.

BrownsTown
10-31-2007, 02:16 PM
Highest ceiling, BOOYA!

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Highest ceiling, BOOYA!

Tied for highest ceiling, BOOYA! And I am a better person, BOOYA! =D

BrownsTown
10-31-2007, 02:31 PM
Tied for highest ceiling, BOOYA! And I am a better person, BOOYA! =D

Hey now, check out my background.

We're different players but I don't see why we both can't be succesful at what we do.

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 02:36 PM
Hey now, check out my background.

We're different players but I don't see why we both can't be succesful at what we do.

I agree with that. We're the kind of players who will let our work show on the court, not in the papers. =D

ccB
10-31-2007, 03:03 PM
I got bored at work so I created a mock scouting report on my player....


Draftexpress.com profile of Anderson Silva.
http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/fightfinder/Pictures/andersonsilva_profile.jpg
6'10 220 lbs
Curitiba, Brazil


Strengths: His Length, athleticism,explosion and defensive play are the first things that jump out at you. I was amazed the first time I saw him in action he had a highlight reel block then took the ball and threw down a thunderous jam at the other end. The other thing that jumps out at you when you see this kid play is his versatilty, at 6'10 he handles the ball like a guard and will instantly be one of the top passing big men in the league which is why he draws a lot of comparisons as a rich mans Boris Diaw. His wing span (7'2 in) is another facet of his game that scouts drool upon. Despite being undersized he uses his athleticism to gather Offensive and defensive rebounds. He has a solid mid range game and great foot speed.

WEAKNESSES: He is somewhat frail and I'd like to see him put on 20-30 lbs of muscle. He is pretty ineffective in shooting from long range but all the scouts are raving over his shooting form. It is a situation similar to Tyrus Thomas' coming into the league 2 years ago. His newness to the game is also a worry of a few scouts seeing as how hes only played organized basketball since he was 16. But a lot of scouts look at how he played for the Brazilian National Team this summer and look past that. Other scouts looked for more of an offensive post repertoire past slam dunking. There is no doubting his defensive skills but we can't help but wish to see more from him on an offensive level.


STATS:

Brazilian National Team: 10.5 ppg 10.0 rpg 5.5 ast 2.9 bpg and 2.0 spg

draftexpress.com comparison: Best Case Scenario: Kevin Garnett Worst Case Scenario: Josh Smith and Boris Diaw's love child

fenikz
10-31-2007, 03:34 PM
Ok well i just got home and I'm starting work on the draft preview thing, plus i found a mining helmet outside my house with the light on top and everything and i just blinded myself by looking in the mirror with it on, so expect that stuff in a lil while

Turtlepower
10-31-2007, 03:35 PM
Ok well i just got home and I'm starting work on the draft preview thing, plus i found a mining helmet outside my house with the light on top and everything and i just blinded myself by looking in the mirror with it on, so expect that stuff in a lil while

That was one of the most random things i have ever read here... And mining helmets are awesome.

wiscbadgerfootball
10-31-2007, 03:54 PM
Turtle Ferrara would beg to differ on the highest ceiling part.

that would be why I said second highest..

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-31-2007, 04:33 PM
Name: Washington Tidawave
Color: Wizards Gold and Magic Blue
Logo: http://www.fwrestling.com/host/awonation/tw-logo1.jpg
GM Name: Brett Morrisbump......

scottyboy
10-31-2007, 04:38 PM
Quincy Jefferson is pleased with a high ceiling. he should be a very safe pick. A big powerful rebounder. Team guy. Doesnt need to be a big scoring option. He'd much rather out-physical his opponent than drop 50. He preaches D and rebounding. Blocking a shot is more fun and exciting than a big jam

fenikz
10-31-2007, 04:40 PM
The FBA Draft Preview

Kenny Smith: Kenny Smith here with Steve Kerr & Reggie Miller two of the greatest clutch shooters in the NBA.

Steve Kerr: Thanks Kenny, you know you weren't to bad yourself

Reggie Miller: I must be mistaken but I thought you already blew each other back stage

KS: ...Well lets get down to business, this is the 1st ever FBA Expansion Draft in which 4 teams will select 6 players each to compete against the likes of the Shoguns, Hyphy, Summit & Phalanx, in this upcoming season.

SK: There is a lot of talent in this draft at multiple positions, no matter what style of team you are I'm sure you will end up with a great core group of players.
RM: That's right Steve, there are players from all over the world coming in today to finally get their chance to prove that they are the best on a professional level.

KS: Well lets start it off with the point guards, which would you choose and why? Me personally I gotta take David, the man is the definition of Point Guard

RM: I gotta go with Harris the man light's it up from down town, and with all the Zone defense being played now a days a man who can hit 3's on a regular basis is extremely valuable

SK: I'll have to agree with Kenny here David is a well polished prospect, he may be a little older then the rest of these guys but he also has more experience at a higher level, all right now on to the shooting guard.

RM: I gotta go with Turtle, the guy knows how to ball basketball the right way, defense, defense & more defense

SK: For me it's Blackie Chan, the guy can do anything and he isn't afraid to say so, it may get him in trouble from time to time but the kid's got talent

KS: I agree with Reggie here turtle is a beast and he can put non-stop pressure on the oppositions best player whither he is a PG, SG, or SF. All right now on to the Small Forwards.

RM: I gotta go with Andre Soul here, he may very well be the best player in the draft, not a complete package as a defender yet but he is everything you hope for in a scorer.

SK: I can't argue their Soul is an incredible talent that only comes once every few years.

KS: Well then it's a clean sweep, Soul take this round, although Hart is a sleeper who many of the scouts have fallen in love with. Now on to the big men starting with the power forwards, who do you got Steve?

SK: Silva and Taylor are both rare talents but I'm going with Jefferson, he knows how to play D, and has about as sweet of a hook as their is now a days

RM: I gotta go with Silva the man is freak, he will need to bulk up if he wants to play for a long time but in his youth his athleticism will help him get by.

KS: We will have have to agree to disagree then, I'm going with Taylor he is the total package, good D, excellent hops and is just nasty when he takes it to the hoop, On to the centers now

RM: Cleese is the guy I build my franchise around, he may not have the most talent but he is about as sure of a prospect as they come.

SK: India Jr. is the guy that catches my eye, he is just a monster of a man and with some work he can be very special.

KS: I'm gonna go with Stylez here he is a finesse style of center but he always seems to get the job done, So now to the big question. Who would you guys take in the 1st to kick start your franchise?

RM: Well I have always been partial to starting off with a big man, all dynasties have a good one so I'll have to go with Cleese.

SK: For me you have to go with BPA and that guy for me is Andre Soul, he is the total package a Swingman who can score on anyone, they say that defense wins championships but offense definitely sells seats.

KS: You said it your self Steve, defense wins championships, that's why I gotta go with Turtle Ferrara, he is a throw back kind of player, he will do all the dirty work and then mop it up too. Well that will wrap it up for our pre-draft coverage, so until next time peace bitches



FBA Mock Draft

1. Tidalwave: Andre Soul SG/SF
2. Bombers: Anderson Silva PF/SF
3. Fury: Turtle Ferrera SG/SF
4. Banshees: Kevin David PG

1. Banshees: DyShawn Taylor PF
2. Fury: Robert Cleese C
3. Bombers: Blackie Chan SG
4. Tidalwave: Hakeem Styles C

We can start the draft anytime, I'll make the thread and there won't be a clock

D-Unit
10-31-2007, 04:46 PM
I'm ready to go. Let's do this.

scottyboy
10-31-2007, 04:47 PM
uggh, flashy guards are all the rage. oh well, Q doesnt care where or when he goes. He's a team guy and a true definition of a center. an old school type of center. They're pretty rare these days. Quincy is trying to preserve this style of play

adschofield
10-31-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm ready to go. Let's do this.

D-Unit, you're up...I think you know who to pick...

wiscbadgerfootball
10-31-2007, 05:04 PM
yeah DyShawn Taylor

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-31-2007, 05:05 PM
I am happy to announce the Washington Tidalwave have selected Andre Soul. We expect him to be a dominant player that can't be stopped.

adschofield
10-31-2007, 05:08 PM
yeah DyShawn Taylor

LOL...who is this guy?

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-31-2007, 05:08 PM
We also expect him to help emmensly in the community.

wiscbadgerfootball
10-31-2007, 05:10 PM
LOL...who is this guy?

he's the best prospect in the draft if that's what you mean

D-Unit
10-31-2007, 05:11 PM
I'm not up. Familyguy is up.

Eaglez.Fan
10-31-2007, 05:16 PM
Too late to join?

DWilliams2IndyColts
10-31-2007, 05:17 PM
Too late to join?I don't think so.

RoyHall#1
10-31-2007, 05:21 PM
I don't think so.

I think it is.