MILFORD, Conn. -- Springfield Fame guard Michael Adams and Rhode Island Gulls center Manute Bol Tuesday were named to the first annual U.S. Basketball League All-Defensive team.
Also named were Westchester Golden Apples center Jim Bostic, Connecticut Colonial forward Alvin Frederick and New Jersey Jammers guard Clinton Wheeler.
The team was selected on the basis of votes casted by the league's seven head coaches. Three of the five players were invited to NBA rookie camps including Bol (Washington Bullets), Adams (Sacramento Kings) and Wheeler (New York Knicks).
The 7-foot-7 Bol finished as the USBL's leader in blocked shots, averaging 11.2 per game and also led the league in defensive rebounds with 267. Adams closed the year as the USBL's leader in steals with an average of 3.2 per game.