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Jacksonville Sharks Player LaRoche Jackson Joins ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team
Jacksonville Sharks Player LaRoche Jackson Joins ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team

Jacksonville Sharks player LaRoche Jackson (Defensive Back) joined the ABA Jacksonville Giants for several days of basketball practice this week. LaRoche will play for the Giants on Sunday, February 19th, 2012, as the Giants 13th man.

The ABA rules allow for a celebrity 13th man to play in an ABA game. LaRoche (born June 24, 1984) joined the Jacksonville Sharks as a free agent for the 2011 season. It was truly a blessing for LaRoche to have joined that season.

The Sharks won the Arena Football League National Championship. When asked about the Championship ring, LaRoche told host Richard Miller that if he wants to see the ring, you need to come to the Sharks’ March 24th game against Georgia, which will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Describing the Sharks' winning that National Championship, LaRoche stated: “The experience was a blessing to bring [that championship] back to Duval.” LaRoche urges the Jacksonville community and its surrounding areas to come out this weekend to support the Jacksonville Giants. He states: “Everybody should support everybody at the professional level. Support each other. The Giants need some love to bring a championship home to Jacksonville.”

As part of his support of the Jacksonville Giants, LaRoche will play as the 13th man and display his basketball skills at Sunday night’s game. At basketball practice this week with the Giants, LaRoche was amazed at the talent of the Jacksonville Giants. He described the last practice as “rough.” At 5’11”, he is “in football shape” but “not in basketball shape.” When asked if he worked harder for the Sharks in season or off season, he stated that he puts in more work during the season and “comes to practice every day like it is game day.” He explained that the competition is tough and that each and every day like it is game day.”

He explained that the competition is tough and that each and every day he has to display his talents to the coaches and the other players. His work ethic is comparable to the motto that you are only as good as your last performance. In high school, LaRoche played basketball, and his team won three state championships. In his senior year, the team was 31-0. So, clearly, he has basketball skills that will be displayed on Sunday night with the Giants. LaRoche noted that he could have played college basketball, but chose to play football instead. Describing himself as a defensive basketball player, he can shoot free throws and “loves to pass.” On Sunday night with the Giants, he plans to “penetrate and pass” and “will give it a good show.”

So, come out to support the Giants and LaRoche Jackson because, as LaRoche says: the Giants “need some love to bring the championship home to Jacksonville.” The Giants will play both evenings this weekend at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Saturday’s game is at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday’s game is at 5:00 p.m. Both games are essential to the Giants’ paving that road to the national championship and bringing back that title to Jacksonville.

THIS INFORMATION WAS COMPILED BY RADIO SPORTS TALK HOST AND JACKSONVILLE GIANTS TELEVISION PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER RICHARD MILLER. AT 26, RICHARD MILLER IS THE YOUNGEST RADIO SPORTS TALK HOST IN THE NATION. HIS SHOW, MILLERONSPORTS, AIRS WEEKDAYS FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 PM ON AM 1600 WZNZ. LISTEN TO MILLERONSPORTS, LISTEN ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.ILOVETHETRUTH.COM “EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST TALK.” YOU CAN FIND HIS VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/user/milleronsports Be sure to LIKE : http://www.facebook.com/milleronsports

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