Don’t miss this 5K Race/Walk, October 26th 9:00 a.m. at Genesee Valley Park. The 5K is to help every woman and girl in the community become economically self-sufficient. Come support this cause with us and don’t miss Finley who will be taking pictures and hanging out with everyone!
The ZooBoo is always a fun time! Don’t miss out as we attend our last ZooBoo of the year! Finley and staff will be there at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Trick-or-treating, pictures, animals and lots of fun! This Saturday, October 25th!
The Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League announce the signing of four players for the upcoming 2015 PBL Season. 6’8” Marcus Ware (Niagara University) and 7’0” Charles Okwandu (University of Connecticut) will join the ‘Sharks along with returning players 6’7” Fred Durr (Oklahoma Panhandle St.) and 6’6” James Helton (West Virginia St.).
Ware, a New Jersey native, finished his college career last year at Niagara University where he averaged 8.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game in 22 minutes per game.
Okwandu, originally from Nigeria, was selected by the Maine Red Claws in the 2011 NBA Developmental League Draft after appearing in 81 games while attending UConn.
Durr who played three seasons for the RazorSharks in 2009, 2010, and 2011 played in 62 total games for Rochester, winning two Championships, and having career averages of 6.4 ppg and 2.7 rpg.
Helton returns to Rochester after spending last season with the Pee Dee Vipers of the PBL. Helton helped the ‘Sharks advance to the 2013 PBL Finals in his first season with the team while averaging 9.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, and shooting 51% 3PT.
“These new acquisitions gives our roster more depth,” said Robert Spon, head coach of the Rochester RazorSharks. “With their size and versatility, we expect them to be key contributors on our team.”
RazorSharks Legend Furthers His Career Into the NBA
Rochester, NY- The Philadelphia 76ers have added experience and knowledge with their recent addition of Rob Baker to their front office.
Baker, who is a three-time Coach of the Year winner while in the Premier Basketball League, has furthered his career into the NBA after seven successful years in the PBL and 12 years in professional basketball.
In 2005, Baker would begin his seven-year tenure in the PBL as the head coach of the Rochester RazorSharks, and would go on to win three championship titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Each of those years he would go on to win the league’s Coach of the Year award.
He would then go on to further his career into the NBA Development League as an assistant coach for the Bakersfield Jam and helped lead his team to the top of the Western Conference standings after winning 72-percent of their games.
In 2013, Baker had the opportunity to run his own team again as head coach for the Delaware 87ers, the farm team for the 76ers.