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Jackson Rage

Jackson, Mississippi

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SF
6'11"
Mississippi State
G
6'1"
Connors State/Mississippi State
G
6'4"
Mississippi

Jackson Rage TEAM NEWS
Jackson Rage's Mario Austin Named WBA Player of the Year

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:00 am

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The first World Basketball Association regular season is over and the all-star selection are in with Mario Austin of the Jackson Rage getting the top selection as the Player of the Year and Litterial Green of the Southern Crescent Lightning being named the Coach of the Year. The all-star voting was done by the head coaches and owners of each WBA franchise. Also selected was the All – WBA Team, along with Defensive and Rookie players of the year.

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Rage Begins

Saturday, May 1, 2004 12:00 am

JFP Staff, Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Rage opened its inaugural season with an 87-86 victory over the Kentucky Reach Friday night at Elizabethtown, Ky. Former Mississippi State star and Russian refugee Mario Austin scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Rage.

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Southern Crescent topples Jackson, Claims Title

Sunday, June 27, 2004 12:00 am

Henry Goolsby, Clarion-Ledger

Through 20 regular-season games, the Jackson Rage was the driving force behind the new World Basketball Association. On Saturday night, however, the Southern Crescent Lightning took over with the WBA championship game on the line. Both teams scrapped and clawed until the end. But the Lightning made 15 of 18 free throws in the final 1 minute, 22 seconds to claim an 82-79 victory before 5,206 easily the biggest crowd of the season at Jackson State's Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.

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