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Chicago Fury join the Pro Basketball Association

Chicago, Illinois – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Tuesday that the Chicago Fury had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Spring-Summer Season. Team owner Recce Carter is a 13 year ex-pro who played professionally in Europe and has won 4 championships. Upon returning to the States, after his career as a player overseas, Recce purchased the Chicago Fury franchise. The team is currently in the American Basketball Association’s Elite 8 out of 200 teams and are looking to wrap up their campaign to win the league championship.

Owner Recce Carter said “We are currently in the Elite 8 and our goal is to win the ABA Championship and then hopefully have the same success in the PBA.”

Chicago Fury – FAB 5

“We’re really excited about Recce and the Chicago Fury. They’re one of the top teams in the ABA overall and in the City of Chicago and they’ll be a terrific fit in our Midwest Division. We preach slow and moderate growth and organizations that are winners on and off the basketball court and the Fury check all those boxes. The PBA is kind of a who’s who from a number of other minor leagues and the ABA has a strong contingent of teams in the league but we also have many of the top MBL teams playing with us this Summer and some of the top teams from the PBL and other various minor leagues. We’ve acquired some other smaller leagues along the way and are fortunate to have some of the best teams Nationally come on board.”

“I think it’s really great that we can take the best of the best and work to build bridges and unite the sport at the levels below the NBA and NBA G-League. Our claim is as the top Spring-Summer Pro Basketball league in the United States and with over 50 teams Nationwide we have a lot to live up to. We have no interest in playing in the Fall-Winter season and love just being in our lane and giving organizations a way to keep the momentum on into the warmer weather where there is less competition from other Pro and Collegiate sports and when many of the best non-NBA players in the World are coming home so it’s a perfect space for us. I’m interested to see how these top clubs, who otherwise may not of been able to experience competing against one another, match up now that they’re in the same league. I know one thing, the Chicago Fury has a star studded program full of top level talent and they’re going to bring it all on game day.” PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell

Midwest Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

Texas Takeover joins the Pro Basketball Association

Fort Worth, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Monday that the Texas Takeover had been awarded a franchise in the PBA for the 2021 Spring-Summer Season. Team owner Derrick Newton is a military vet with over 15 years coaching AAU and Pro-Am. Having coached numerous players that have made All-State, All-Region and players that have played at the collegiate and professional levels over the years helped position the organization for success. Some of the players that have come through the program (formerly Fort Worth Elite) include Chasten King, Deondre Ray, and Norense Odiase. Odiase played at Texas Tech and for Phoenix in the NBA G-League. Some of the players currently on the roster include Raylon Howard (U of St. Marys), Bryon Cooke (Avila), and Jonathan Turner (Ranger College).

Texas Takeover will play in the bubble format held this Summer at the MAC in Lewisville, Texas featuring teams from all over North Texas including teams like the North Texas Prowlers, the F.I.R.M., DFW Just Hoops, Prymetyme, North Texas Saints, Texas Tsunami, Texas Hyenas, Dallas Kings, HoopGoon, DFW Powerhouse, Texas Admirals, Temple Hawks and Waco Terror among others. The bubble is a unique format to minor league basketball in which the participating organizations share in the game day operations costs involved with hosting a high level pro game at one facility. Covid protocols are in place and the league is able to oversee all aspects such as facility, referees, table staffing, video and full 20 category box scores, a graphics artist for promotion, door and gameday operations staffing, the book, the clock, a photographer, a DJ to give the fans an NBA experience for $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Players and coaches are accessible for media availability and will take time to meet and greet the fans after the game, sign autographs for the kids. It’s a way to do it pro and take your whole family to the game for a fun entertaining experience. We have concessions, a restaurant, seating, sponsor involvement, it’s something special that you really don’t find at this level.

South Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

The “PRO” part of the Pro Basketball Association in the bubble? Teams vie for the door as the winner will take a 50% take of all attendance proceeds. We expect the top clubs will be paid handsomely to win games on Sunday nights and when you combine that with not having the operating costs of travel or the costs of hosting a game themselves it just makes it a no-brainer when compared to playing in another league financially. Now add to that the number of NBA and high level Overseas people involved in the PBA, 20 category box scores, full game pro looking video every game, scouts all over the World… it’s easy to figure out why the PBA has exploded onto the pro basketball scene domestically and is positioning itself as the highest level of pro basketball played domestically outside the NBA and NBA G-League. There are leagues that don’t check all these boxes and the only ones that get close are financially not comparable. In the PBA everybody wins – team owners, coaches, management, staff, players, scouts alike. If you want PRO – You want the PBA.

The Pro Basketball Association is the top Spring-Summer Pro league in the United States. Currently over 50 teams Nationwide from Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between, the PBA has divisions in the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, South, and Southwest and plays from May through August with playoffs in September. Salaries in the PBA are in upwards of $1500 per month for experienced overseas players and currently has many teams filling their rosters with top level guys coming home from abroad that want to keep working this summer towards NBA Summer League opportunities and lining them back up to head back overseas in the Fall. The PBA currently has 6 people in their front office with NBA Experience, and the National Director of Scouting for the PBA is current Houston Rockets Coach Antoine Broxsie. Also headed by Commissioner Chris Terrell and Deputy Commissioner Ricky Benitez the PBA has 37 years between them of coaching in first division clubs all over the World including the CBA in China, FIBA Europe, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, and all over the World including Domestic leagues like the CBA, USBL, ABA, WBA, MBL, and TBL among others. The PBA also has 17 International Scouting Directors strategically placed Globally who’s sole purpose is to scout PBA players for opportunities in their countries and those include China, Japan, Australia, France, Hungary, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican, Venezuela, and Canada among others. The league has established itself as the premiere platform for agents to get their players in a reputable league that has full 20 category box scores and quality pro looking video for every game. If you want PRO – You want the PBA.

Ultra Instinct joins the Pro Basketball Association

Dallas, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association has announced that Ultra Instinct has been awarded a franchise in the PBA for this coming Spring-Summer Season. Team owner David Hargrow has owned teams prior and played locally in leagues such as the Rockwall league, Grapevine, Mansfield, and in the TJ League under the team name “The Humans”.

Ultra Instinct will play in the bubble format held this Summer at the MAC in Lewisville, Texas featuring teams from all over North Texas including teams like the North Texas Prowlers, the F.I.R.M., DFW Just Hoops, Prymetyme, North Texas Saints, Texas Tsunami, Texas Hyenas, Dallas Kings, HoopGoon, DFW Powerhouse, Texas Admirals, Temple Hawks and Waco Terror among others. The bubble is a unique format to minor league basketball in which the participating organizations share in the game day operations costs involved with hosting a high level pro game at one facility. Covid protocols are in place and the league is able to oversee all aspects such as facility, referees, table staffing, video and full 20 category box scores, a graphics artist for promotion, door and gameday operations staffing, the book, the clock, a photographer, a DJ to give the fans an NBA experience for $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Players and coaches are accessible for media availability and will take time to meet and greet the fans after the game, sign autographs for the kids. It’s a way to do it pro and take your whole family to the game for a fun entertaining experience. We have concessions, a restaurant, seating, sponsor involvement, it’s something special that you really don’t find at this level.

South Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

The “PRO” part of the Pro Basketball Association in the bubble? Teams vie for the door as the winner will take a 50% take of all attendance proceeds. We expect the top clubs will be paid handsomely to win games on Sunday nights and when you combine that with not having the operating costs of travel or the costs of hosting a game themselves it just makes it a no-brainer when compared to playing in another league.

PNW-VETS join the Pro Basketball Association

Federal Way Washington – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Monday that the PNW-VETS had been awarded a franchise in the PBA for the 2021 Spring-Summer Season. Team owners Reginald Robinson, Eaton Wade, Daylon Ramsey, and Malik Montoya will be heading the ownership group for the organization.

Team owner Reginald “Robbyo” Robinson served in the United States Army for 8 years spending three years in Germany, 5 years at Fort Lewis and was an Iraq war veteran. He played in the ABA from 2013-2018 and was later an AAU coach for the Northwest Rockets and for the Tacoma Kings in the American Basketball Association. Robbyo is from Amityville, New York and has three children RJ, Isaiah, and Samiya. Eaton Wade is a Federal Way alumni, played in the ABA for 3 years and was a coach at Decatur High School while also coaching the AAU Northwest Select / Pure team. He’s from West Covina, California. Daylon Ramsey is a Federal Way Alumni and attended Grays Harbor College in 2019 and is a young entrepreneur. Malik Joseph Montoya is from Seattle and was a 4 year varsity letter winner at Federal Way where he was a 2015 State Champion. He played at Seattle University and Central Washington. He is a 40% 3 point shooter career in college. He also coached the AAU 16u Washington Warriors and at Federal Way High School.

Soldiers salute the U.S. flag during a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from a deployment in Afghanistan, at Fort. Carson, Colo., Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012. Nearly 300 soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned home after a tour of duty that began in February. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

“The PNW-VETS are a perfect fit for what our league is all about. Guys like Robbyo that have that military background and experience and know what hard work, commitment, teamwork, and sacrificing for each other means to results on the battlefield and take many of those same principles with them in business and on the court. The PBA has many of their top clubs led by American veterans and that’s something we take pride in. Geographically they fit right in with that Northwest division that already has some great teams with Doc and his Quad City Flames, Michael Bethely and the Lilac City Legends and Ashley Robinson and the Kitsap Admirals. Ashley was instrumental in helping to form the division. I also want to give a tip of the cap to my good friend Dikran Zabunyan in Vancouver, Canada. Our brother to the North of our border was instrumental early on in the process of helping to put this Northwest Division together. He and Ashley and Doc go back a long way together and these guys just felt like family to me right away. I’m excited about having Dikran involved in what we’re doing now and in the future.” Chris Terrell – Commissioner of the PBA

Northwest Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

The Pro Basketball Association is the top Spring-Summer Pro league in the United States. Currently over 50 teams Nationwide from Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between, the PBA has divisions in the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, South, and Southwest and plays from May through August with playoffs in September. Salaries in the PBA are in upwards of $1500 per month for experienced overseas players and currently has many teams filling their rosters with top level guys coming home from abroad that want to keep working this summer towards NBA Summer League opportunities and lining them back up to head back overseas in the Fall. The PBA currently has 6 people in their front office with NBA Experience, and the National Director of Scouting for the PBA is current Houston Rockets Coach Antoine Broxsie. Also headed by Commissioner Chris Terrell and Deputy Commissioner Ricky Benitez the PBA has 37 years between them of coaching in first division clubs all over the World including the CBA in China, FIBA Europe, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, and all over the World including Domestic leagues like the CBA, USBL, ABA, WBA, MBL, and TBL among others. The PBA also has 17 International Scouting Directors strategically placed Globally who’s sole purpose is to scout PBA players for opportunities in their countries and those include China, Japan, Australia, France, Hungary, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican, Venezuela, and Canada among others. The league has established itself as the premiere platform for agents to get their players in a reputable league that has full 20 category box scores and quality pro looking video for every game. If you want PRO – You want the PBA.

Phoenix Valley Outlaws join the Pro Basketball Association

Phoenix, Arizona – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Thursday that the Phoenix Valley Outlaws had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 Spring-Summer PBA Season. Team owner Monnard Brown has been successfully competing with his organization in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and will be playing in the Pro Basketball Association (PBA) this upcoming season. The team prides itself on hard work and providing high flying, fun, family entertainment.

“We’ve had some great communication with Monnard and everyone with their group with the Phoenix Valley Outlaws. Geographically, they fit into our model of reducing travel costs and grouping teams in divisions to help organizations be more profitable. By following a model more inline with minor league baseball, our partner clubs in the association are able to avoid costly flights and hotels that would normally be associated with a professional nationwide league. We play a 10 game regular season where each team has 5 opponents geographically within the division where they play once at home and once on the road. Fans don’t want to see the same team over and over again and teams from Phoenix that aren’t at the NBA level don’t want to travel to the Midwest or Northeast to compete in a league. So there a large number of smaller regional leagues that struggle for attention from attendance and sponsors because it’s seen as just being a local level of play. With the PBA we’re able to reap the benefits of a Nationwide footprint, inter-division play in the post-season, but keep costs in check so we can offer a profitable model to our partners while still garnering attention from National sponsors. We’re excited about Monnard and the Outlaws. They’ve played minor leagues before and have learned the ropes by now. They have a strong team that will competitive on the floor and they’ll fit nicely with 7 City Knights, Silver State Mustangs, Vegas Huskies, Nevada Pharaohs, New Mexico Bullsnakes, and Southwest Desertcats in our Southwest Division.” PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell

Phoenix Valley Outlaws shown here competing in Mexico in 2019
Southwest Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

50 teams Nationwide – 2 round Draft = 100 Players DRAFTED!

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be held in two locations beginning with 3/27 in Rochester, New York and then 4/3 in Dallas, Texas. With pending announcements the PBA will have a minimum of 48 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 96 draft eligible players will become a part of the Pro Basketball Association. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile/video to league@PBAplayers.com or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation

DFW Powerhouse join the Pro Basketball Association

Addison, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association has announced that DFW Powerhouse had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Spring-Summer Season. Team owner and GM Dale Perkins Jr. was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from Raytown South High School in 2001 and went to Park University in Parkville, Missouri. Perkins was a former minor league player for the Metroplex Lightning. After his playing career, Perkins was an Assistant Coach for the North Dallas Vandals from 2012-2013 and then spent several years coaching in China for Beijing and for Shenzhen ZQP Basketball Club and SUPAHOOPS.

Perkins brings organizational leadership to the equation having been the Owner of Life Combat Training since 2017 and President of DFW Powerhouse since 2018 and is well rounded in each aspect of operations including working as an official for the last 19 years. A proud father of daughter, Divine Joy Perkins, “DJ” has been instrumental in the DFW basketball scene since 2010. Dale Perkins Jr. was named Pro Basketball Association Vice President of Conduct and Community Awareness in December of 2020.

“Dale is a personal friend of mine. We’ve known each other for years and spent a lot of time talking about the game of basketball and changing the sport for the better at the minor league level. He’s one of the first people I called when we started working out details of forming the league and he was a part of the first group announced in executive management at the league level last year. His taking that vision forward with his brand and putting his own team in the league is really just a culmination of what we’ve been working so hard for the community, for the players, for the referees, and coaches. We really just want something that everyone can be proud of and use as a platform to the next levels. I can’t think of a person who is more genuine, he doesn’t pull punches, and will tell you exactly what he’s thinking. He’s direct, sincere, and his aspirations for his guys is heartfelt. He puts love into the game of basketball and is excellent at using it as a vehicle for personal growth on and off the basketball court. A+ human being. Couldn’t be happier that he’s a big part of what we’re doing in the PBA.” PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell

50 teams Nationwide – 2 round Draft = 100 Players DRAFTED!

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be held in two locations beginning with 3/27 in Rochester, New York and then 4/3 in Dallas, Texas. With pending announcements the PBA will have a minimum of 50 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 100 draft eligible players will become a part of the Pro Basketball Association. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile/video to league@PBAplayers.com or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation – You can keep up to date on the club @The_DFW_Powerhouse or reach them by email at DFWPowerhouse2020@gmail.com

Silver State Mustangs join the Pro Basketball Association

Henderson, Nevada – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Thursday that the Silver State Mustangs had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Spring-Summer season. Marcus Mooney is the owner of the Mustangs out of Henderson, Nevada. He’s been coaching and training basketball for over 20 years. The goal of the organization is to bring professional basketball to Henderson.

Marcus Mooney – Owner – Silver State Mustangs

“The Mustangs have acquired some of the most athletic, high IQ players from all over the United States to bring competitive exciting games for our fans. We will be active in the community as well as becoming mentors for those who are looking to get to the next level through different camps and clinics. We Got You…. we want to thank Chris Terrell and the whole PBA family for allowing us the opportunity to play for a great organization.Go Mustangs!!!!!” Marcus Mooney – Owner – Silver State Mustangs

Silver State Mustangs Home Uniform reveal

The Mustangs will play in the Southwest Division and Regional Director of League Operations Samantha Stukes has been working to assemble an all-star cast of top level teams in the division. Silver State joins Las Vegas Huskies and Nevada Pharaohs in the greater Southern Nevada area. The 7 City Knights were announced just last week in the Phoenix area. The New Mexico Bullsnakes make Albuquerque home. And the Southwest Desertcats (owned by Stukes) play out of El Paso, Texas. The division now features six teams and that is the blueprint model of the PBA. Travel that is limited to divisional play where each team plays the others once at home and once on the road in a 10 game regular season over 17 weeks followed immediately by a single elimination playoffs where the first round between top clubs is at the home of the higher seed, again in division.

Southwest Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

When a team comes out of the Southwest they’d be matched up in the Second round, again single elimination, against the neighboring division, at the home of the higher seed. The classic model noted above works to keep travel costs down by eliminating the need for flights. Hotels are far and few between as well except for once when travelling from one side of the division to the other. Southwest Desertcats can make a Vegas weekend out of it and the clubs out of Nevada can do the same when they play in El Paso and Albuquerque. That one trip all season can be planned for and budgeted but keep the rest of the travel to a minimum and that allows for greater financial flexibility. The PBA is currently in conversation with clubs in California who are trying to throw their hat into the ring. It’s possible with the right team in the right market that the division could see expansion once again before the Pro Draft Combines at the end of the Month.

50 teams Nationwide – 2 round Draft = 100 Players DRAFTED!

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be held in two locations beginning with 3/27 in Rochester, New York and then 4/3 in Dallas, Texas. With pending announcements the PBA will have a minimum of 48 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 96 draft eligible players will become a part of the Pro Basketball Association. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile/video to league@PBAplayers.com or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation

Pro Basketball Association announces PBA Florida

Orlando, Florida – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Tuesday that the league would host a bubble in the Orlando area that would allow teams in Florida to participate in the PBA, all while reducing expenses and profit sharing with those organizations. The PBA took some of what was successfully done by the NBA this past playoff season and has implemented it throughout the Country in key markets around the US but also gave teams the option of the classic model where they’d host home games in their own arena and travel within their region to play divisional opponents on the road. “The bubble” helps cut down on travel, venue, and other organizational costs and allows teams within the association that choose that model, the ability to pool resources and play with the door money on the line. It’s a hot concept that sweeping the Country. Central Florida will join Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth as markets that will be hosting a PBA bubble this season.

The PBA Florida “Bubble” will be held at “the Well” on Athletes Row in Apopka, Florida; a short 15 minute drive from Orlando and 30 minutes to Walt Disney World. The league plans to have International World Class Tournaments and Events featuring some of the top Pro clubs around the World as a part of their product offering in Florida in the coming months and this venture and the establishing of a strong foundation in the Sunshine State moving forward helped push this the forefront. The PBA is the top Spring-Summer Pro League in the United States with 50 teams Nationwide as members of the Association. PBA Florida helps the league expand into that State. Of the 50 teams in the United States, the Pro Basketball Association is located in arenas from Seattle to New York City and just about everywhere in between. The plan is to add eight of the best organizations in the State of Florida to play in the Bubble and to award them franchises in the Pro Basketball Association. Meetings have already been ongoing with interested pro teams in and around Florida over the past several weeks.

50 Teams Nationwide – The Pro Basketball Association

A little about the League

The Pro Basketball Association currently has six current or former NBA people in position in the league office as well as 17 International Scouting Directors all over the World helping to place PBA players abroad. One crucial component to the PBA mission statement is to provide full 20 category box scores and full game branded video – equipped with league commercials, team branding and merchandise, as well as TV quality pro level games streamed online for a Global audience and already has been featured on NBC, Fox, and CBS as well as inking deals with Wilson Sporting Goods (the current basketball of the NBA is also the official basketball of the PBA), YouTube, Media company 1891, and the Eurobasket Network as league partners. If you want Pro – You want the PBA.

The Well – Athletes Row – Apopka, Florida

The Well formerly known as the Cooper Sports Complex offers sports activities & classes for adults and children. The facility also includes a restaurant if your hungry and need to get something to eat while attending a game.  The Well also has meeting rooms and is non-smoking, wheelchair accessible and has available parking. The Well also is home to Church services on Sunday mornings and proudly serves the Apopka community and surrounding areas. Sunday evenings will be home to teams in the Association as a part of PBA Florida; designed to be a weekend destination for clubs from across the State to be able to participate in a Covid free, safe zone where all precautions are taken to ensure your viewing enjoyment of Pro Basketball at affordable prices – convenient to shopping and entertainment options for the whole family!

Homer Gray – Regional Director of League Operations – PBA Florida

The Pro Basketball Association has named Homer Gray and Sam Brown as the Regional Directors of League Operations for PBA – Florida. Homer Gray is a Graduate of Valencia Community College and Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a former Pro Basketball Player with International playing experience, Gray brings the perfect match of skill sets to the position. He is a basketball coach and trainer since 2008 and has an extensive background Internationally. Gray was the assistant coach for Jamaica’s Men’s National Basketball Team in 2010. The coach of the Nigerian National Basketball Team from 2011-2013 and specializes in the fundamentals of basketball including skill development, shooting, ball handling, and the mental preparation and confidence for the game. Gray has been successful training numerous professional athletes, both international and NBA but also spends time working as a professional trainer for all levels from beginner to pro. His experience and connections in the Central Florida area will be a key asset for the PBA in the region.

Sam Brown – Regional Director of League Operations – PBA Florida

Sam Brown born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He is a Community Leader for the Apopka Area Chambers of Commerce. Basketball has been his ticket in many communities, around different arenas and facilities around the Country. Sam spent 12 years in Northern Virginia on the AAU and High School Basketball Circuit as a Coach and Youth Basketball Trainer. During his time in Virginia, he launched his Non-Profit Organization, Travel Basketball Association. TBA became a household name for the Woodbridge Community as Sam trained, coached, and mentored kids through his TBA “Train to Compete” Basketball Program. In 2015, Sam partnered with Big Time Hoops where he became the Youth Tournament Director for all of the Mid-Atlantic United States. He organized competitive tournaments for thousands of Student-Athletes from 3rd thru 12th grade. His tournaments allowed Student Athletes an opportunity to be seen by College coaches and scouts. Sam’s competitive spirit, energy, passion, and love for basketball can be recognized on and off the court. He’s an excellent business person with the proven track record in organization for larger events with many teams and participants.

Ricky Benitez
Ricky Benitez – PBA Deputy Commissioner

“The Pro Basketball Association is really excited to partner with Homer and Sam with PBA – Florida. We’ll announce more about the International component in the near future and having 8 high level teams competing in the Pro Basketball Association in one central location during these difficult times is life changing for players, coaches, and fans alike. We love being able to offer this to the greater Orlando community from an entertainment aspect. And having some of the top pro level clubs from the State of Florida all at one facility is a special thing. Add in our contacts from a league standpoint as it relates to the NBA and Pro leagues in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Venezuela, to name a few; really give the PBA players and coaches an opportunity to take their game to the highest levels possible. Homer and Sam exemplify what we’re looking for with the Pro Basketball Association and we’re looking forward to several pending announcements from teams shortly.” PBA Deputy Commissioner Ricky Benitez

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be held in two locations beginning with 3/27 in Rochester, New York and then 4/3 in Dallas, Texas. With pending announcements the PBA will have a minimum of 48 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 96 draft eligible players will become a part of the Pro Basketball Association. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile/video to league@PBAplayers.com or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation

Seven City Knights join the Pro Basketball Association

Phoenix, Arizona – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Saturday that the Seven City Knights had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Spring-Summer Season. Owner Lawrence Taylor is entering his 10th season in minor league basketball having began the organization back in the 2010-2011 season as an expansion franchise in the ABA based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The team relocated to the Phoenix area a couple years ago and has had a lot of success in the new market being embraced by the community there.

PBA Regional Director and VP Samantha Stukes shown here with Seven City Knights owner Lawrence Taylor.

“The Seven City Knights and Lawrence Taylor (shown far left) are a perfect fit with what we’re trying to do in the PBA. The Southwest division has teams from El Paso with the Southwest Desertcats, New Mexico Bullsnakes in Albuquerque, Vegas Huskies and Nevada Pharaohs. Add Phoenix to that mix and that’s the market we wanted to be in and Lawrence and his decade of team ownership are a welcomed addition to the Pro Basketball Association. Samantha Stukes is the owner of the Southwest Desertcats, Regional Director of League Operations for the Southwest Division, and is the PBA’s Vice President of Social Media. Her relationship with Lawrence just made it feel like family from the beginning. His organization will be well received by all the teams except after that jump ball then it’s FIRE in the desert”.

Southwest Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets
Seven City Knights will be representing the PBA in Phoenix in White, Black, and Gold and will be looking for players to draft at the upcoming PBA Draft Combine held in two locations Nationally – 3/27 in Rochester NY and 4/3 in Dallas, TX

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be held in two locations beginning with 3/27 in Rochester, New York and then 4/3 in Dallas, Texas. With pending announcements the PBA will have a minimum of 48 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 96 draft eligible players will become a part of the Pro Basketball Association. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile/video to league@PBAplayers.com or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation

Lionheart Kings join the Pro Basketball Association

Binghamton, New York – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Saturday that the Lionheart Kings had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Spring-Summer Season. Team owner Chris Cartwright is a successful entrepreneur, AAU club team owner and organizer, and has a long history in the Binghamton area as an accomplished pro level athlete playing point guard for the Binghamton Bulldogs in the ABA. “Lionheart” Cartwright has something that those in Binghamton can really cheer for.

Chris Cartwright – Hometown hero to many Binghamton boys and girls

Prior to his ABA experience, Chris was All-SUNYAC First Team twice at Buffalo State, has an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and was All-East Region in 2015. For the 5’9 point guard to dominate at the collegiate and professional levels like he has in Upstate New York for a decade is amazing in itself, competing against giants and starring on his successful teams; but to transition so quickly to adept businessman, now working with multiple teams at varying age groups, hosting tournaments, taking teams around the State just a few years removed from his playing experience really illustrates his skill set on and off the basketball court.

Now bringing the Pro Basketball Association to his hometown of Binghamton really brings his journey full circle. Two years ago he was the point guard for the Binghamton Bulldogs and now he owns his own professional team. So if you’re asking yourself about the name of the team – Lionheart Kings – You only need to go so far as the article below to know, the Captain for those years for the Bulldogs nickname was “Lionheart” because he played with the heart of a lion and did whatever the team needed to win averaging 24.4ppg and 6.2apg. He’s winning in business now too Binghamton. Hometown hero makes good!

Chris Cartwright – 12 Sports Athlete of the Week (wbng.com)

PBA Northeast Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

The Lionheart Kings join the Pro Basketball Association’s Northeast Division and in doing so join the Pennsylvania Peacemakers just an hour down 81 as the Peacemakers make the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area home. The division also features the Rochester Razorsharks who are the 7x PBL Champions, the Buffalo Blaze, the MidCoast Sternmen in Maine, New York Generals in the White Plains (Westchester County area of New York), Akron Aviators, and Buckhannon Bears. There is expected to be another couple announcements coming out about the division shortly. Later this month on March 27, Rochester will be the home of the 2021 PBA Draft Combine where 96 players will hear their names called as players selected in the pro draft to the 48 current professional teams Nationwide in the PBA.

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be held in two locations beginning with 3/27 in Rochester, New York and then 4/3 in Dallas, Texas. With pending announcements the PBA will have a minimum of 42 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 84 draft eligible players will become a part of the Pro Basketball Association. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile/video to league@PBAplayers.com or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation