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HISTORY OF THE SOUTHWEST BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Organized by former player agent Charles E. Johnson, with the help of George
Daniel, the Southwest Basketball League became the first basketball league
with 100% African-American ownership.  
Special thanks to Mr. Johnson his help with information on the league and it's
history.
Compiled by - Robert Bradley
Contributors - Christopher Bever, Robert Bradley and Charles E. Johnson
SBL MEMBERSHIP CHRONOLOGY 1997-98 - 2000-01
1997-98
In-  Arlington Texans        1997-98           [charter franchise]
     Austin Cyclones         1997-98 -         [charter franchise]
     Corpus Christi Sharks   1997-98 - 1999-00 [charter franchise]
     El Paso Flames          1997-98           [charter franchise]
     Galveston Storm         1997-98 - 1998-99 [charter franchise]
     Lake Charles Hawks      1997-98           [charter franchise]
1998-99
In-  Central Texas Jaguars   1998-99           [expansion franchise]
     Dallas Express          1998-99           [formerly Arlington Texans]
     Killean Bombers         1998-99           [expansion franchise]
Out- Arlington Texans                          [to Dallas Express]
     El Paso Flames                            [disbanded]
     Lake Charles Hawks                        [disbanded]
1999-00
In-  Round Rock Jaguars      1999-00           [formerly Central Texas Jaguars]
     San Angelo All-Stars    1999-00
     San Antonio Bombers     1999-00 -         [formerly Killean Bombers]
     Sugarland Sharks        1999-00 -         [formerly Corpus Christi Sharks,
                                                moved during season]
Out- Central Texas Jaguars                     [to Round Rock Jaguars]
     Corpus Christi Sharks                     [to Sugarland Sharks, moved during
                                                season]
     Dallas Express                            [disbanded]
     Galveston Storm                           [disbanded]
     Killean Bombers                           [to San Antonio Bombers]

2000-01
In-  Round Rock Roughriders  2000-01    
Out- Round Rock Jaguars
     San Angelo Bombers                        [disbanded]
SOUTHWEST BASKETBALL LEAGUE FRANCHISE HISTORY 1997-98 - 2000-01
ARL - Arlington Texans [Arlington, TX]           1997-98
AUS - Austin Cyclones [Austin, TX]               1997-98 - 2000-01
CEN - Central Texas Jaguars [Waco, TX]           1998-99
CCS - Corpus Christi Sharks [Corpus Christi, TX] 1997-98 - 1999-00
DAL - Dallas Express [Dallas, TX]                1998-99 - 1999-00
EPF - El Paso Flames [El Paso, TX]               1997-98
GAL - Galveston Storm [Galveston, TX]            1997-98 - 1998-99
KIL - Killean Bombers [Killean, TX]              1998-99
LCH - Lake Charles Hawks [Lake Charles, TX]      1997-98
RRJ - Round Rock Jaguars [Round Rock, TX]        1999-00
RRR - Round Rock Roughriders [Round Rock, TX]    2000-01
SAA - San Angelo All-Stars [San Angelo, TX]      1999-00
SAB - San Antonio Bombers [San Antonio, TX]      1999-00 - 2000-01
SMS - San Marcos Slam [San Marcos, TX]           1999-00 - 2000-01
SUG - Sugarland Sharks [Sugarland, TX]           1999-00 - 2000-01
1997-87 - ARL  AUS  CCS  EPF  GAL  LCH
1998-99 - AUS  CCS  CTJ  DAL  KIL*
1999-00 - AUS  RRJ  SAA  SAB  SMS  SUG
2000-01 - AUS  RRR  SAB  SMS  SUG

*Disbanded during season
SBL YEARLY STANDINGS 1997-98 - 1999-00
1997-98 SBL             W   L  PCT.  GB
Corpus Christi Sharks  11   3  .786  ..
Austin Cyclones        10   4  .714   1
Arlington Texans        7   7  .500   4
Lake Charles Hawks      7   7  .500   4
Galveston Storm         3  11  .214   8
El Paso Flames          0  14  .000  11
SBL FIRST ROUND
Austin defeated Arlington 2 games to 0
SBL CHAMPIONSHIP
Austin defeats Corpus Christi by forfeit
1998-99 SBL             W   L  PCT.  GB
Dallas Express         18   0 1.000  ..
Austin Cyclones        11   7  .611   7
Corpus Christi Sharks   7  11  .389  11
Central Texas Jaguars   7  11  .389  11
Killeen Bombers*        2  16  .111  ..
*Killeen disbanded during the season and its record includes forfeits
SBL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Dallas 125, Austin 111

1999-00 SBL             W   L  PCT.  GB
San Marcos Slam        17   1  .944  ..
Austin Cyclones        16   2  .889   1
Sugarland Sharks       10   8  .556   7
San Antonio Bombers     5  13  .278  12
Round Rock Jaguars      3  15  .167  14
San Angelo All-Stars    2  16  .111  15
2000 SBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
San Marcos Slam defeats Austin Cyclones 2 games to 1

2001 SBL                 W   L  PCT.  GB
San Antonio Bombers     13   2  .867  ..
Austin Cyclones         11   4  .733   2
Sugarland Sharks        10   5  .667   3
San Marcos Slam          3  12  .200  10
Round Rock Roughriders   1  15  .062  12.5
SBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 
20Mar01 Austin 107, San Antonio 95 
23Mar01 San Antonio 93, Austin 84 
24Mar01 San Antonio 107, Austin 105
SBL AWARD WINNERS 1997-98 - 1999-00
SBL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1997-98 - Orlando Smart, AUS
1998-99 -
1999-00 -
2000-01 -
SBL COACH OF THE YEAR
1997-98 - Gary Moss, CCS
1998-99 -
1999-00 -
2000-01 -
ALL-SBL
1997-98
First Team
Orlando Smart, Guard, AUS
Walsh Jordan, Guard, EPF
Willie Sublet, Forward, ARL
Joe Wilbert, Forward, CCS
John Carter, Center, GAL
Second Team
Dwayne Rogers, Guard, LCH
Louis Davis, Guard, AUS
Steve Overstreet, Forward, ARL
Malcolm Leak, Forward, CCS
Johnny Tyson, Center, LCH
Honorable Mention
Theon Dotson, GAL
John Lewis, ARL
Marshall Wilson, CCS
David Smith, AUS
Chris Sandle, EPF
Byron Smith, LCH