Las Vegas Blackjacks Press Releases

  • Domenic Baum named play of the week +

    Las Vegas Blackjacks SG Domenic Baum has been named player of the week by the OBWL. the 27 year old averaged 30 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, 4.3 assists per game, 2.7 steals per game. Domenic was honoured getting the award but also did not lose sight of what his team's challenge is and that is to make it out of a very tough division." We (Las Vegas Blackjacks) were lucky enough to keep our core players together this was important to me as well as our new GM Gerry Tessier, I am hoping I can to my part to achieve our team goal." Said Domenic Baum . The team is off to a 3-2 start and looks to Read More
  • Blackjack retain core +

    Day 6 of free agency was the day Las Vegas GM Gerry Tessier was waiting for, the Blackjack signed Steven Lee, Prince McCary and Michael Abbot to multi year deals, "Keeping all three was what I wanted the moment I came over to Las Vegas, it was important to keep this team intact" says Blackjacks GM Gerry Tessier. PG Prince McCary signed a 4 year deal worth $39,000,000.00 having Prince (McCary) back was important every team neead a player to run the offence and Prince McCary who averages almost 10 assist per game is a true Point guard who will help this team get to the next level. SF Steven Lee signed a 5 year deal worth $60,174,623.00 , Steven will Read More
  • Blackjacks & Baum Surging +

    After a shaky start the Las Vegas Blackjacks are now surging, having won 9 of their last 10 bringing them to 18-8 overall. They sport the league's second best point differential at 8.4 and have reached #2 in OBWL.com Power Rankings. Blackjacks' fans expected the team to have a high scoring offense (currently 5th in PPG) after notching a 1st round playoff series win over fellow AMCON West Rival Dragoons last season. What they might not have seen coming was the uptick in defense that LVB has shown this season. LVB currently sports one of the leagues most efficient defenses, ranking 2nd in the OBWL in defensive efficiency and 6th in points allowed. When asked about his team's new found Read More
  • Upstart Blackjacks Finally Put Down by Veteran Pioneers +

    The Las Vegas Blackjacks were ousted by the veteran KC Pioneers last week. The Blackjacks held a surprising 2-1 lead early in the series before the Pioneers' closed the door with 3 straight wins. The Pioneers won the series in large part by slowing down the Blackjacks. The Blackjacks averaged 113 point per game on 52% shooting in their two wins and only 90.5 points per game in their 4 losses on 39% shooting. The Pioneers were expected to be a touch match-up for the Blackjacks since everything the Blackjacks are built to do, win the rebounding battle and limit turnovers, the Pioneers do better. The Blackjacks finished #2 in the league in rebounds per game, #4 in offensive rebounding Read More
  • Blackjacks Complete Historic Turn-Around & Look Forward To 1st Playoff Appearance Since 2013 +

    The Blackjacks have just completed the best regular season in their history. After winning only 13 games in an abysmal 2016, Vegas found their way to an incredible 45 wins. The reasons for this turnaround are many. You could look at the off-season addition of Center Isaac Murphy. The journeyman center simply took off in his 10th year in the OBWL while averaging a career high 18.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks. Murphy was named the starting center for the AMCON Allstar Team and 1st team All OBWL. Of course, you could also look at the addition of phenom rookie scoring guard Domenic Baum who averaged 21.6, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game on his way Read More
  • Double Down! - Blackjacks Field Two AllStar Starters +

    In a development that no one could have predicted last summer, the BlackJacks have had two players selected to the 2017 All Star Game. News broke early this afternoon that both Isaac Murphy and Louis Lysne had been selected to start for the AmCon All-Star Team this weekend. The duo has provided the foundation for an upstart Blackjacks team that is in the thick of the AmCon playoff picture. Murphy was a journeyman who'd played with 6 OBWL teams in 7 seasons and signed a now unthinkably cheap 4 year, 23.6 million dollar deal last off-season with Las Vegas. Now that Murphy has been named an Allstar starter (17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks per game) there can't Read More
  • DBaum Rising - Blackjacks Rookie SG Named ROTM +

    Blackjacks rookie Domenic Baum got an early Christmas present last week when he was named OBWL Rookie of the Month for November. He averaged 18.3 points, 5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.75 steals per game for the month. Baum has been even better in the month of December, averaging 22.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals. Baum's overall shooting percentage has jumped 4 percent, despite seeing a 7% drop in his 3fg percentage over the same time span. When asked about his rising star's rapid improvement, GM Adam Staples said, "DBaum has been everything we'd hoped for thus far. We probably pushed him a little hard early in the season, but coach dialed that back his minutes and Read More
  • Blackjacks Update - Flowers Staying Home For the Summer +

    Blackjacks fans got some good news earlier this week when local favorite and UNLV superstar Charles Flowers landed on the Blackjacks Summer League Squad. Charles was a unanimous 1st team All American Selection last season while averaging 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game for the Rebels. You can bet that Blackjacks will take full advantage of seeing Charles up close. The Blackjacks sunk to new depths this season when new GM Adam Staples blew up what little foundation the Blackjacks had by trading Jordyn Hardin, their best rounder, and Dustin McBrayne, 2015's leading scorer, early in the season. The moves resulted in the Blackjacks winning only 13 games while being outscored by 15 points a game. As Read More
  • Piper Paid - Blackjacks Look to the Future +

    In case you missed it (and you probably did), the Las Vegas Blackjacks just completed a season in which they were a total and complete punching bag. Finishing an abysmal 13-67 while playing in the brutally tough AmCon West. Bad got worse when LVB GM Adam Staples traded away Jordyn Hardin and Dustin McBrayne mid season. From that point on the Blackjacks were pummeled by a near league worst (behind only Portland) 15.1 points per game. There is reason for hope, however, as the Blackjacks have positioned themselves well financially during this miserable season. They are also flush with draft picks, holding the 16th and 20th picks obtained in the Hardin and McBryane deals respectively. And of course we can't Read More
  • Blackjacks Insider Report - Hardin and McBrayne Shown the Door +

    In a series of moves that weren't really any surprise according to those close to the team, the Blackjacks recently moved Jordyn Hardin and Dustin McBrayne to the Indiana Invaders and Tampa Bay Tritons respectively. Blackjacks GM, Adam Staples, has been making the rounds on local Vegas radio shows in an attempt to assure the fans that these moves are made with the future in mind. According to Staples, "Of course we realize that Jordyn Hardin and Dustin McBrayne could help us a win a few more games this season. But the difference between 15 wins and 25 wins in the AmCon is virtually nothing. Rather than chase victories today, the Blackjacks are moving forward with the groundwork laid before Read More
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