The spotlight player of the month is Jimmy Allen. After coming off the best game of Jimmy’s career with the Matrix of 25 pts and 18 rebs against the new Fresno Griffins. This will be Jimmy’s second year with the Matrix after leading the team in rebounding and blocked shots in the 2012-13 season. Jimmy stands at 6’10 and has been one of the most consistent players. According to coach Jim, “Jimmy has been at every practice and works hard every day. I can always rely on him to play hard, and he is always a team player. I am appreciative of his commitment to the Matrix.” Jimmy has helped the Matrix get the ABA season off to a good start. Look for the Matrix to move up in the rankings with Jimmy in the middle.
George Keres, D.C., C.M.T.
Team Physician & Trainer
Bay Area Matrix Professional Basketball
Dr Keres was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was heavily into music and sports growing up, playing in bands such as Phoenix, which won the KSJO radio station’s Best of the Bay Band contest and The 22nd Row, which won MTV’s Basement Awards contest. Dr Keres was also a student of martial arts. He was chosen by his sensei (teacher in Japanese) to be in a martial arts movie with him called, Falcon Claw, starring the famous Eric Lee. Also staring in the film were Jack Tatum, Rod Martin, and George Atkinson from the Oakland Raiders.
Dr. Keres has been a licensed, practicing chiropractor since 1995. He graduated fromPalmerChiropracticCollege, the top chiropractic college in the nation. Because of specializing in sports medicine, he has had the opportunity to work along with the San Francisco Giants resident chiropractor. Aside from running a thriving practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, he also was the chief resident chiropractor and trainer for the American Basketball Association’s (ABA) professional league’s Richmond Rockets.
From professional athletes like Tracy MacGrady and ex Olympians to weekend warriors and people well into their 80′s and 90′s are in the family of patients treated by Dr Keres. Dr Keres thrives to stay current and up to date in the literature pertaining to sports medicine and rehabilitation. He believes as science becomes more sophisticated as it pertains to the professional athlete, the better athletic performance will be achieved.
Dr. Keres looks forward in being part a “high intensity” Bay Area Matrix Professional Basketball Team. “This is an exciting time for The City of Oakland, as well as an exciting time for ABA Professional Basketball.”
This weeks spotlight player is “KK” Keneth Alexander. He is our 6’6 multi versitle wingman. KK has played every position except for the point guard. According to coach Gordon Beresford,”KK is our most consistant offensive player. He has came up with game winning block shots along with key 3pt shots to close games out. Without KK we would not have had a 20 win season.”. Going into the playoffs KK will be a key player to watch. He is an exciting player who plays above the rim and can spread the floor with his outside shooting. The Matrix are very proud to have a player like KK and love to see him excel on the court.
This weeks spotlight player is on the Matrix defensive stopper Josh Dozier. According to coach Ben Darling, “Josh is the most underated player in this conference. He is our defensive stopper.” Josh has been put on every teams best player. It doesn’t matter if it’s the point guard or the center, Josh will guard whoever he needs to. Along with his defense, his offense isn’t bad either. He’s had excellent games against Stockton with 15pts, 5rebs, and 5 steals. Against Sacramento he had 20pts, 10 rebs, and 2 steals, adding a monster 15 rebound game against Chico. Coach Gordon says that “Without Josh, we would not be ranked 7th in the nation, Josh is one of those players you can’t put a value on, he is that good.”
Josh Dozier playing defense