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October 10, 2011

The Connecticut Topballerz recently held their inaugural mini-camp whereas 30 plus ball-players were invited to come and tryout. At the end of camp, Coaches and owners met and made the very difficult decision as to whom they would be letting go and those that would make the team. This week, the Topballerz will conduct their first official practice in preparation for the upcoming season, which begins on November 12th..

17 players were invited back to the official practice as Coach Huston and the rest of the staff will make the final decision as to which 12 players will be receiving contracts, therefore leaving the final five players to become practice players.

When asked about how the first practice would go, Coach Huston smirked, self-assuredly crossed his arms and stated, “We are going to RUN….and we are going to run A LOT. Part of our strategy as a team is to utilize our player’s athleticism and run opposing teams into the ground. In order to do so, we ensure that these guys are in shape. Most of them have played basketball at the D-1 level, but those games are only 40 minutes. The ABA games are 48 minutes long and those 8 additional minutes can make or break a team!” Connecticut basketball legend and Assistant Coach of the Topballerz Maurice Williamson added, “We want to make practice so hard that when the games come, they are easy in comparison!”

Currently, all practices are open to the public and are being held at Clinton Avenue Middle School. Feel free to stop by and catch a glimpse of the future of Connecticut basketball.

The Connecticut Topballerz look to kick off their inaugural season November 12th at home (Albertus Magnus College) against reigning division champion, the New Jersey Express!

“Winning is a choice, Success is a habit!”

---- John Scavuzzo

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