Alaska Quake Player Makes ABA All-Star Team
Anchorage, Alaska – The American Basketball Association(ABA) www.abalive.com today announced Carl Arts of Alaska Quake made the ABA All Star White Team roster for its 2011-12 ABA All Star Teams. Arts lead the Alaska Quake to a 7-6 season, averaging 28.7 points, 13.4 rebounds and 6.6 assist per game.
For the first time ever, a professional sports league has created three separate teams which will compete against one another in a round robin tournament during the ABA Final Four Championship Playoffs. “We’ve been watching the declining interest in All Star Games at the NBA, NFL and MLB level and decided to change formats,” stated Dick Packer, ABA President/COO. “The three ABA All Star teams will play a round robin tournament for prize money which will give them added incentive to perform at peak level – it will be a winner take all format, the team winning two games will get the trophies and prize money.
“This season, the ABA had over 700 very good players, truly outstanding talent. It was very difficult to choose and our method of selection came from nominations from the teams as to their outstanding players, added Packer, we think these 45 represent the cream of the crop from those nominated.”