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RazorSharks Sign Former All Greater Rochester Selection
The Rochester RazorSharks have signed 5’10 guard, Casey Sheehan, for the 2015 PBL Season. Sheehan is a Rochester native who attended Greece Athena high school and Daemen College.
Honor Roll student at Greece Athena was one of many notable accolades during his tenure at Greece Athena. He was earned team MVP honors as both a junior and senior. He was named Monroe County Division II Player of the Year as a senior after leading the division in scoring at 17.6 points per game. Sheehan also was an All Greater Rochester first team selection as well as a Ronald McDonald All-Star Game participant. As a junior, he led the Trojans to the Monroe County Division II Co-Championship, Section V Class AA Championship and an appearance in the New York State Far West Regionals.
Sheehan finished his college career with 1,506 points, 470 assists and 185 steals. Throughout his Daemen career, Sheehan put up highs of 35 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists. His sophomore year, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the Gary Miller Classic after scoring 24 points in the Classic Championship Game, a 72-65 Daemen win over Pitt-Johnstown. He ranks among Daemen's all-time career leaders in total points (sixth), assists (third), steals (tied for second), made field goals (fifth) and made three-pointers (fifth).
“We are very excited to have a player with local high school and college roots,” said Ryan Raftery, general manager of the Rochester RazorSharks. “Casey has shown the typical blue collar Rochester work ethic and we expect to see that in his pro debut.”
It was a gorgeous day Saturday at Lollypop Farm for their 17th Annual Barktober Fest. Finley had a blast playing with all the dogs and it seemed the dogs liked playing with him too. There was great music, food, activities, and, of course, plenty of friendly people and pets.
The RazorSharks would like to send special thanks out to President/CEO, Alice Calabrese, and the rest of the Lollypop Farm team for having Finley come and help out with the festival. Finley enjoyed every minute of the festivities and we hope to help out in the future. For more information on Lollypop Farm, visit http://www.lollypop.org/site/c.clKUI9OQIoJcH/b.6179485/k.BEF3/Home.htm.
Join Finley and staff for the 17th annual Barktober Fest Saturday, September, 27th. It will be held at Lollypop Farm starting at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm! This is a daylong event with lots to do. Festival highlights include K9 contests, live music, pet portraits, food, fun run, and a lot more! Bring your family, friends, and most importantly, your dogs.
RazorSharks Sign Former NBA and Notre Dame Star's Son
The Rochester RazorSharks have signed 6’3 combo guard, LaPhonso Ellis Jr, for the 2015 PBL Season. Ellis Jr. is the son of retired NBA player, LaPhonso Darnell Ellis. His fathered played 11 years in the NBA and was drafted 5th overall out of Notre Dame.
Ellis Jr scored 1,601 total points in his Greenville College career. This puts him as third All-Time leading scorer in Greenville College History. He brings experience from teams such as the Kenosha Ballers (USA), Chicago Muscle (PBL), and St. Louis Pioneers (ABA).
“Growing up with a father in the NBA, Ellis Jr knows what it takes to take his game to the next level,” said Robert Spon, head coach of the Rochester RazorSharks. “He is an energetic defender that can shoot an NBA 3 pointer.”
The Rochester RazorSharks have signed 6’2 guard, Chris Colvin, a former Arizona State product, for the 2015 PBL Season. Colvin adds size and strength to the point guard position. The guard averaged 6.0 ppg 2.9 apg and 2.9 rpg during his two seasons at Arizona State.
Colvin’s most notable game came against Washington State when he posted a career high 16 points and added 6 rebounds and 4 assists. RazorShark, Jerice Crouch, highly recommended signing Colvin after they both played together at a Florida summer league.
“A bigger and stronger point guard like him, brings a change of pace,” said Robert Spon, head coach of the Rochester RazorSharks. “He is coming from a great basketball program who sets high standards on the defensive end.”
A little rain wasn’t enough to put a damper on the 2nd Annual Step Up for Kids 5K Run & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk at Monroe Community College! Finley had a great time seeing the runners off, dancing, and hanging out with all sorts of superheroes, characters, and kids. Finley even got a chance to try his hand at some Zumba!
The RazorSharks would like to thank executive director Mary Whittier along with everyone else from the Bivona Child Advocacy Center for having Finley come and help out the cause. It’s a fantastic cause that Finley and the RazorSharks hope to help out with again soon!
The Rochester RazorSharks have resigned returning big man, Darren Moore for the 2015 PBL Season. Moore’s athleticism and ability to play his back to the basket allows him to play the forward and center positions. The returning big man averaged 10.7 ppg and 8.8 rpg during last year’s PBL Championship season.
Moore brings championship experience, winning the 2014 PBL Championship and the National Championship with Cardinal Stritch University his senior year. The big man was named National Champion MVP after an outstanding 16.4 ppg in tournament play. He was also named to first team All-American and first team All-Conference. Last season Moore posted a season high 18 points twice (Buffalo 716ers & Lynchburg Titans) and held an impressive 53.1% FG% throughout the season.
“Darren was an excellent presence in the post and relentless on the glass,” said Ryan Raftery, General Manager of the Rochester RazorSharks. “We have high expectations for him this season.”
Step Up for Kids 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
We are excited to be to attending the 2nd Annual Step Up for Kids 5K Run & 1 mile Family Fun Walk. The event will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Monroe Community College. 5k begins at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile Family Fun Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
By participating in the Step Up for Kids Run/Walk, you are helping to ensure that proper services are in place for children who have experienced abuse and you are taking steps to help prevent abuse from happening in the future.
We are glad to once again be partnering with Bryant & Stratton College for the Don’t Foul Out program. We highly encourage all high school students to attend. The program includes inspirational remarks from RazorSharks Head Coach Rob Spon who most notably worked with the Cleveland Cavaliers scouting department during Lebron James era. Representatives from Bryant & Stratton College will provide information on college preparation and the college experience. Groups of 25-500 students wanted! Coming to local high schools near you so don’t miss out!
There are a limited number of events scheduled, starting December 1st. To schedule your event and for more info, please contact Maria Scalise at 585.292.5627 or email email@example.com.