Salem Soldiers

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Salem Soldiers
Founded 2005
Folded 2012
League IBL (2006-07)(2012)
NABL (2010)
Team history Salem Stampede (2005-2011)
Salem Soldiers (2012)
Based in Salem, Oregon
Arena Salem Armory
2005-2006
Douglas McKay High School
(2007-2011) Salem Hoop (2012)
Colors Silver and blue
Owner(s) Anthony Veilz
Head coach Joe Becerra
Championships 0
Division titles 1

The Salem Soldiers were a basketball team from Salem, Oregon that played in the International Basketball League from 2005–2007 and in 2012. Originally the Salem Stampede, they played home games in the Salem Armory, which seats 3,000 for basketball. In 2007 the team played home games in Salem's Douglas McKay High School. The team became the Soldiers in 2012 when they returned to the IBL, their final season with the Salem Sabres entering the league the next year.[1][2][3]

Notable players[edit]

Notable past and present players for the Stampede include:

  • Eric Fiegi — 2006 IBL scoring champion
  • Antone Jarrell — all-time IBL single game scorer for points in a game (68)
  • Jeff Dunn — two-time IBL All-Star
  • Will Funn — 2007 IBL assist leader (14.9 per game); also the single game IBL assist record holder (27)
  • Mike Tabb — 2007 ABA and IBL rebound champion
  • Blake Walker — averaged over 32 ppg in 2007
  • Nick DeWitz — averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks per game in 2007
  • Grayson "The Professor" Boucher of AND1 Mixtape Tour fame; he signed as a reserve but quickly earned the starting point guard role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salem Soldiers on with a new look in the IBL". Media. International Basketball League. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Salem Soldiers". Teams. International Basketball League. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "2013". Standings. International Basketball League. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 

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