Aurora Cavalry

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Aurora Cavalry
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Founded 2005
League IBL 2006-2006
Team history Aurora Cavalry
2006-2006
Arena Gateway High School
Based in Aurora, Colorado
Colors Blue, Gold
Owner(s) Dirk Speyer
Head coach Dejon Jernagin (2006), A.B. Maxey (2006)
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Aurora Cavalry is a defunct basketball team from the International Basketball League. They were based in Aurora, Colorado and played only one season in 2006. The team played its home games in a local high school gymnasium.[citation needed]

Cavalry Players[edit]

Aurora Cavalry Roster
G/F 6'5 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Barthule (Adams State College)
G 6'7 Flag of the United States.svg Jamar Bohanon (Metropolitan State College)
F 6'9 Flag of the United States.svg Jamar Brown (Colorado State University - Pueblo)
F 6'4 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Buggs (University of Colorado)
G 6'0 Flag of the United States.svg Ricky de Aragon (Northern Arizona University)
F 6'6 Flag of the United States.svg Sneed Deaderick (DePaul University)
G/F 6'6 Flag of the United States.svg Jon Gaines (Cal State Bakersfield)
G 6'0 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Graham (Washington State University)
F 6'5 Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Green (University of Missouri–St. Louis)
F 6'8 Flag of the United States.svg Phillip Hillstock (Barber-Scotia College)
F/C 6'8 Flag of the United States.svg Marquis Holmes (University of Idaho)
G 5'11 Flag of the United States.svg Lamar Karim (Southern Polytechnic State University)
F 6'5 Flag of the United States.svg Derek Lambeth (Sacramento State University)
G/F 6'5 Flag of the United States.svg Derrick Lemuel (Mesa State)
G 6'2 Flag of the United States.svg Jermaine Mason (Colorado State University - Pueblo)
G 6'0 Flag of the United States.svg Adam Moeller (Fort Lewis College)
F 6'7 Flag of the United States.svg Joshua Morse (Metropolitan State College)
F 6'8 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Morse (Metropolitan State College)
G/F 6'6 Flag of the United States.svg Dameon Page (University of Colorado)
F 6'6 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Qorri (Mesa State)
G 6'4 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Reece (University of Oregon)
G 6'3 Flag of the United States.svg Leslie Richardson (University of Denver)
G 6'3 Flag of the United States.svg Dorian Smith (Metropolitan State College)
F 6'6 Flag of the United States.svg D.J. Stelly (University of Dayton)
F 6'7 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Thomas (Regis University)
F 6'7 Flag of the United States.svg Jermaine Williams (Louisiana State University)
G 6'2 Flag of the United States.svg Solomon Yearby (Campbell University)

Coaches[edit]

Dejon Jernagin, 2006 (10-7)
A.B. Maxey, 2006 (3-0)

All-Stars[edit]

2006

  • Sneed Deaderick, G
  • Phillip Hillstock, F
  • D.J. Stelly, F

Team Record[edit]

Season W L Win % Result
2006 13 7 .650 3rd Place, Western Conference

Franchise History[edit]

The Cavalry was created as an expansion team of the International Basketball League in September 2005. Initially named the Aurora Outlaws, the franchise became the Aurora Cavalry and from its inception became an above-average team in the league. The Cavalry tipped off their first game on March 31, 2006, beating crosstown team Colorado Crossover 140-132. Beginning their existence with a 5-game winning streak, Aurora, led by coach and former Harlem Globetrotter Dejon Jernagin (later replaced by A.B. Maxey), quickly gained a reputation for a balanced attack which was hard for their opponents to counter at first, but they went on to lose seven of their final fifteen games - four in a row in blowout fashion. Injuries to some players reportedly was to blame, while others left for better opportunities elsewhere. However, the Cavalry managed to finish 2006 in 4th place out of 12 teams in the Western Conference and 7th overall.

The Cavalry have since folded.[citation needed]

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