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Encyclopedia > Raleigh Cougars

The Raleigh Cougars were a USBL team from 1997-1999. The team included many well known players from the local college powerhouses. It was considered a great entertainment value for the dozens of fans who showed up to Dorton Arena. The United States Basketball League is a professional mens summer basketball league. ... Dorton Arena is a 5,110-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...

The Cougars refrigerator magnet.
The Cougars refrigerator magnet.

Some Players:

  • Greg Newton - Cougars literature noted that Mr. Newton was 1 away from Duke's all-time top 10 in blocks. (This is no longer the case.)
  • Amere May - After averaging 13 points per game, Amere left Division II Shaw University early to declare for the 1997 NBA draft. Was quoted by Sports Illustrated as saying that he didn't think anybody in the NBA could stop his game. One observer quipped that he was right - nobody in the NBA would ever stop his game.
  • Nate Higgs - Cheered on by the crowd - "Come on Nate-Dawg! You're better than that!"

The Cougars even drafted NBA superstar Tracy McGrady in the fourth round of the 1997 USBL draft. A Dzo is a male hybrid of a yak and a domesticated cow. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Shaw University is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina . ... The National Basketball Association draft is an annual U.S. event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ...



One half-time show featured a short basketball game played by local children. Some observers felt it was marred by an unhinged, bearded man loudly booing and jeering the poor play of the youngsters.


 
 

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