Tag: Director of International Scouting

PBA Director of International Scouting (Mexico) Taylor leads Ensenada to the Championship of CIBAPAC

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – Congratulations go out to Laselle Taylor. The 40+ year Head Coach at the professional levels in Mexico has won another championship, this time in Cibapac. Coach Taylor will be in attendance as scouting director at the PBA-LBE Draft Combine held in Chihuahua Mexico 12/16-18, 2021.

North Texas Prowlers join the Pro Basketball Association

Argyle, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Thursday that the North Texas Prowlers had joined the PBA for the 2021 Spring-Summer Season. Team owner Heath Tipton is a minor league pro, having successfully fielded teams in the MBL and ABA, among others. The Prowlers are a well respected organization, led by Head Coach Terry Williams and Assistant Ezell Craft, the Prowlers have a terrific team that will be competing in the Texas bubble where clubs share in game day costs such as facility, referees, operations, stats, video, DJ all at one North Texas location, the MAC, played Sunday nights from May until August.

Already slated to be in uniform for the Prowlers this PBA season include: 6’4 Guard Brandon Fields, 6’0 Guard Tay Merriwether, 6’6 Forward Ty Thomas, 6’9 Forward Dayton Mickens, 6’7 F/C Jonathan Durley, 6’5 Forward Sean McCary, 6’3 Guard Chris Bibbs, 6’3 Guard Myron Taylor, and 6’10 Center Ernest Vannorsdell. The Prowlers still have two draft picks in the upcoming PBA draft held after two National combines but they’re stacked.

Brandon Fields is an electric scoring combo guard capable of spending time at 1 or 2 that can create out of pick and roll and starred for the Texas Legends of the NBA G-League where he averaged 10ppg and 6apg just this past season including successive 25 point plus performances in back to back games with 26 points against the Sacramento Kings affiliate in Stockton followed up by 27 the following game against the Golden State Warriors G-League affiliate Santa Cruz two nights later. Santa Cruz had Jeremy Pargo in uniform in their back court trying to slow down Fields and the former NBA guard had his hands full. Stockton had Isaiah Canaan at guard when they matched up with Fields and Canaan who averaged 13ppg for the Philadelphia 76ers is another super high level player.

6’4 Guard – Brandon Fields has played in Lithuania, Ukraine, Italy, and extensively in the NBA G-League for multiple NBA teams including Mavericks, Clippers, and Jazz among others

Putting Fields experience into context helps outline how good of a player this really is for the Pro Basketball Association. The whole roster is high level, high power. Shooters, scorers, high flyers. Tay can run the squad and take pressure off of Fields. Ty Thomas is an experienced stretch forward with NBA range and experience in the top leagues in Mexico. “Bama” Mickens is a matchup nightmare at 6’9 and a face up and step out kind of game that is hard to defend with his length. Vanorsdell covers the rim and changes everything on the interior defensively… they’re the real deal. Get ready PBA! This isn’t your typical rec level semi-pro league ladies and gentlemen.

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association from it’s inception put people in position around the league that come from high level backgrounds. PBA National Director of Scouting Antoine Broxsie is a current NBA coach in the Houston Rockets organization. Laselle Taylor is the International Scouting Director for Mexico and has coached in all the top leagues down there for 4 decades. Eric Carr is a proven overseas coach in the Middle East. Zoran Milovic the same for Eastern Europe. Samir St. Clair coached in Japan and the Middle East and is the PBA Scouting Director for Japan. League Deputy Commissioner Ricky Benitez coached all over the World including the top league in Venezuela, Mexico, and in International tournaments in Chile, Hungary, and China and currently serves as advisor for Latin America. PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell coached in the CBA, the top league in China, with multiple first round NBA draft picks playing for him as well as a decade and a half overseas in Europe, Latin America, Canada, the D-League, etc. The Pro Basketball Association has scouting directors set up all over the World with top level agents in Countries like France, Australia, Argentina, and Austria to name a few. When a league puts an emphasis like that, the way it has, it’s bound to attract top level talent and help get that talent on to higher levels domestically and internationally. If you want Pro – You want the PBA.

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 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 [email protected] or visit Pro Basketball Association Combine and Draft – Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com) or follow FB/IG @probasketballassociation

Pro Basketball Association names David Condouant as Director of International Scouting – France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Paris, France – The PBA has announced David Condouant has been named the Director of International Scouting for France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. David has been one of the successful agents in France since 2012 having placed many import players there in many of the top leagues during that time. Prior to becoming a FIBA certified agent in France, David played in the French leagues for 20 years and was the French MVP in 1997 and also the bench French rebounder several times in Pro B. He also played on the French Military team and prior to that for the U21 French National Team. David graduated with a Master’s Degree in Asset Management in 2012.

“David is one of the best in the business. He intimately knows all of the best organizations in France and has proven to be an incredible evaluator of talent and also an incredible resource to his clients and the teams he works with on a daily basis. We’re excited to be able to add David and his experience to the PBA as it will be a natural bridge for some of the top players in the league to France.”

PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell

The PBA will host it’s pro combine and draft this Spring with two locations Nationally with Rochester, NY on March 27 and Dallas, Texas on April 3rd. Players and agents interested in having their clients considered for invitation are asked to email player profile and video to [email protected]

For more information on David Condouant and the Pro Basketball Association follow us on social FB/IG @probasketballassociation or online at www.pbaplayers.com

PBA names Samir St. Clair as Director of International Scouting – Japan

Atlanta, GA – The Pro Basketball Association has announced reaching an agreement with Samir St. Clair as the Director of International Scouting for Japan. St. Clair has guided multiple basketball programs throughout Europe, Middle East, and Japan. He most recently served as Head Coach for Pioneros de Los Mochis in CiBaCoPa, Mexico. Before joining the Pioneros, St. Clair was the Head Coach for the Saitama Broncos in Japan. In his first season as Head Coach of Saitama he led the team to 22 victories from a team that finished the season 5-47 the year prior. During his second season in Japan he led them to it’s first winning season in 9 years with a 34-28 record.

Prior to his arrival in Japan, St. Clair spent the 2015-2016 season in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Al Nasr club where he was the director of player development and Associate Head Coach. He helped develop a guard tandem that led the UAE Pro league in 3 pointers made and percentage. He also coached former Dallas Mavericks high flyer Eric Griffin. Al Nasr made a run in the finals of the UAE Professional President’s Cup. In addition, St. Clair had the honor of being the Head Coach of the Ohud club of Medina, Saudi Arabia in the prestigious Gulf Club Championship in 2016 where he coached former first round NBA draft pick Donte Greene. He’s also led clubs such as Al Jazira and Sharjah (UAE) where his clubs have won the Arab Cup and Super Cup.

St. Clair also has experience coaching at the College level with Clark Atlanta University and Southern Polytechnic State; known to be a great communicator, a student of the game, exceptional teacher and for connecting with players on and off the court.

The PBA will host it’s pro combine and draft this Spring with two locations Nationally with Rochester, NY on March 27 and Dallas, Texas on April 3rd. Players and agents interested in having their clients considered for invitation are asked to email player profile and video to [email protected]

For more information on Samir St. Clair and the Pro Basketball Association follow us on social FB/IG @probasketballassociation or online at www.pbaplayers.com

zoran milovic director of international scouting Eastern Europe and China

Zoran Milovic named Director of International Scouting for Eastern Europe and China

Zoran Milovic has been a basketball coach for 7 years, and prior to that was a professional basketball player for 20 years. Milovic helped bring on the age of the skilled big man where at 6’10 he was a three point specialist and excelled at the pick and pop stretch 4 position in Europe for many years where he played various Pro leagues including the Adriatic league, Radivoje Korac Cup, and European Cup competition considered by many to be the top level, second only to Euroleague.

Milovic over a star studded career played in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus, and Romania. As a coach, Milovic worked for 5 years in Romania with the Timba Timisoara basketball club. For the last 2 years, he has been coaching in China for Shenzhen.

Milovic was the star forward for CSS Giurgiu in Romania where he played for Pro Basketball Association commissioner Chris Terrell in 2011-2012. He has been instrumental in helping many players play in various leagues around the World and has a keen eye when it comes to scouting talent. He will be huge for the PBA in his ability to scout players and make recommendations to top level clubs in Eastern Europe and China.