Buckhannon Bears join the Pro Basketball Association

Buckhannon, West Virginia – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Friday that the Buckhannon Bears had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 Season. The Buckhannon Bears were founded in 2019 by team owner/ player Cordell Nicola and partners. They played in the American Basketball Association (ABA). They are located in the Northern part of West Virginia that is an area that loves basketball and is about 2 hours South of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On the court the Buckhannon Bears have some high flyers and some knock down 3 point shooters that you don’t want to miss watching in action. It would be hard to find another team that plays with more heart and determination for whats on the front of the uniform and not whats on the back. They play for West Virginia and for each other and they always bring their best effort. We are a team with one goal and that is to bring home a championship to West Virginia. The Bears organization is excited about the opportunity to join the PBA and is ready for the high quality competition from teams that play in larger markets.

TMO Cordell Nicola – 6’9″ PF/C – Buckhannon Bears

Team Market Owner Cordell Nicola is also a player on the team. It’s not common to find a young man that is capable of doing both at a high level. But as accomplished as he has been with the business aspect of basketball, he’s equally adept at it on the court. Nicola is a 6’9″ stretch big man. He has 3 point range and a soft release. His ability to pull opposing bigs away from the basket is key in opening the floor and allowing their athletes to get to the paint. It’s pick your poison for defenses – either let Nicola pick and pop his way to 20 plus on any given night and work to stop penetration from others or stay spread out and open up those lanes. The team will be conducting a tryouts knowing the level of competition in the Northeast division is robust and is excited about the prospects of the season. The team will be joining the Akron Aviators, Buffalo Blaze, Rochester Razorsharks, New York Generals, and Mid Coast Sternmen in what is shaping up to be a very talented Northeast.

Pro Basketball Association Northeast Division – Announced, pending, and proposed markets

The Pro Basketball Association will host a Pro Combine and Draft in two locations this year. March 27th at Fast Break Sports in Rochester, New York and April 3rd at the MAC in Lewisville, Texas. This is an INVITE only event. Players and/or their representation is encouraged to email profile and video to [email protected] to be considered for invitation.

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