South Florida Sharks Press Releases

  • Quentin Bryson Loving South Florida +

    After a lot of speculation and grandstanding during the beginning of 2020 season, the Denver Demons and South Florida Sharks were able to come to terms on a mega-deal that sent former Demons leader, Quinten Bryson to South Florida in exchange for a bevvy of pieces to assist Denver in re-tooling a team that never seemed to quite mesh. In the trade, The Sharks sent several young assets including former top 10 picks Marvin Marshall and Tony Griffith. Additionally, the Sharks parted a young improving point guard in Chris Brawner and a solid bench scorer in Tony Griffith. The key piece in the deal included 26 year old power forward Justin Miller, who looked to join his former teammate, Charles Read More
  • Sharks Begin Offseason in Troubled Waters -- Part 2 +

    MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- The last time we caught up with the South Florida Sharks, the up and coming basketball team was entering a crucial period during the off-season. A power struggle, of sorts, started between owner Robert Day and GM Lay. Lay wanted more money and say in roster and coaching hires while Robert Day believed Lay had not build up that level of trust to garner so much power. As rumors swirled of a flirtation between Lay and a few larger sized market teams, Day relented and increased the budget and allowed Lay to bring in a new staff. At the time, GM Lay wanted to shore up the team's defense and focus on adding some punch on the Read More
  • Sharks Begin Offseason in Troubled Waters -- Part I +

    MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- After finishing with a franchise high in wins (52), one would think the brain trust behind the South Florida Sharks would be jovial, but instead of tranquility, rumors quickly began swirling in Miami of a power struggle happening behind the scenes. What developed over a series of weeks was what many considered one of the greatest behind-the-scenes rollercoasters in OBWL history. To begin, one must look back into the past. Owner Robert Day brought in GM JLay into the Sharks organization on what many considered a lark -- JLay had history helping in the front office of smaller, now defunct leagues from around the world, but to those in OBWL circles, he was an unknown. Day at the Read More
  • The Greatest Sharks Season of All Time +

    MIAMI (AP) - When the South Florida Sharks moved on from previous General Manager AJ Perko, the mood about the team and even from the fans could be described in one single concept: Gloom. Despite the sunny weather and vibrant culture, the Sharks fell into gloomy web of mediocrity. In the team's entire history, it had yet to experience any real semblance of success that the fans could rally around. Even worse, the team was viewed throughout the league as a joke or an easy win. An inside source that was a former scout in the league commented, "We penciled them in as a W and their name only came up in our meetings when we thought we could pull of Read More
  • Cabana Chat with the South Florida Sharks New GM +

    Welcome everyone to Cabana Chat, your number one source for what is happening in southern Florida sports. While the Miami Marlins continue to steal our tax money and break our collective hearts, we now have a new source of hope: The Sharks. Now, I know you are probably chuckling at least a little bit after as the team continually disappoints, but things are already looking to turn around under the new regime. Many are wondering exactly who is General Manager Jeramy Lay, and you know Phil Cabana has the inside scoop! Welcome Jeramy, how are you doing today? GM Lay: Doing well. Thank you for having me. Many fans initially bought into the hype and "vision" of former GM AJ Read More
  • The Rookie Diaries- End of Season +

    I have a lot to think about, it was a rough season for the team. I know they thought they had a shot at making the playoffs, but after we traded Nate McMull for Devon Cambre-We, we never got things figured out. I'm only a rookie, so I can't say too much but I hope management has a plan, because this season wasn't really much fun. I didn't expect to start, but I guess Coach Dempsey was happy with my ball control and defense... even though, to my frustration, my shooting was a liability. The Sharks want to build a pass-first offense, which I'm cool with, it just seemed at times no one could get open and I had to Read More
  • With the 6thish pick of the 2016 Draft the Sharks take? +

    - When all the swinging, wheeling, and dealing was done.... guys like Jaylon Urbin, Noah Dewell and Nate McMull (unfortunately never at the same time) had passed through. Also gone were the Sharks 2016 and 2017 first round picks. In there place stand 2 fatally flawed players. However with the Sharks history of first round flops, Dana Showalter, Gregory Caruther and probably more success with their #2 picks Joseph Miller, Jared Hayes (at least those players were tradeable!) was it a bad deal? Tony Griffith is the guy the Sharks are most high on. In a center heavy draft the big guy slipped all the way to #16. Few players have a bigger upside than Griffith, he shows tremendous potential. The Read More
  • The Rookie Diaries- All Star Break +

    It's been mixed emotions so far. The team is 16 games under .500 at the All-Star break so the mood around the locker room stinks. I'm getting more playing time, and starting to get a feel for this league, it is still difficult and nothing comes easy but we have a core of young guys and we are all working hard. I really like Melvin Gadsen, it takes a while to get to know him but once you do, he is a really great guy. His work ethic is awesome, in the gym on the court. Every night he takes on the other teams top scorer, and usually shuts them down. I hope someday I can be the kind of Read More
  • Zain Blew Out- Malique Dempsey In +

    by Chuck Curley Zane Blew may have sealed his fate long before the Sharks started their recent death spiral, likely before even the first tip off of the season. GM AJ Perko had invested much in acquiring the likes of Chris Medina, Jae Shaefer, Richard Voyles and made it clear he wanted these young players going through intensive off season training- Coach Blew ran offseason workouts like a summer camp, and several of the players showed up nowhere near game shape. GM Perko was furious. So it came as little surprise when Coach Blew was released. Replacing him is former Toronto Huskies coach Malique Dempsey. Dempsey who was on a 2 year hiatus, brings a record of 100-60 including a Read More
  • The Rookie Diaries- Nemesis +

    They are telling me, that everyone has a team they struggle against for one reason or another, and part of becoming an OBWL player is learning how to overcome that challenge. It isn't much help right now, I am so frustrated with New Jersey. In 2 games, 27 minutes, I have 9 turnovers and 2 assists. You would think playing a bigger team they would be slower, it just seems the passing lanes get closed down so quickly. I've been watching the tapes all week of those 2 games over and over. I see things, Coach has pointed out some things, I just want to get back out and play them again tonight. It's also frustrating we have slipped 4 Read More
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