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Players Of The Games Announced For November And December.

USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ~ The PBA by A&T Sports is ending 2023 by recognizing players from each week of the season that have impacted their team during a win πŸ† These players had an instrumental role in helping their team secure a victory βœ”οΈ Denzel McDuffey SR led the pack for the Mississippi Raptors dropping an impressive double double with 20 Points 24 rebounds 4 assists & 2 steals in their 11/19 victory over the River Region Generals πŸ”₯ Cortez Chaney commanded the floor for the Columbus Ga Vipers dropping a red hot stat line with 30 Points 9 rebounds 8 assists & 7 steals in their 11/18 victory over the Dothan Snipers πŸ”₯ George Stanberry for Trained To Eat has remained consistent in holding it down for his team. With his 3rd Player Of The Game he racked up 43 Points 7 rebounds & 4 assists in their 12/2 victory over the Lancaster ThunderπŸ”₯ Cortez Chaney has picked up his 3rd Player of the game. The floor general of the Columbus Ga Vipers dropped a red hot stat line with 24 Points 10 rebounds 9 assists & 1 steal in their 12/2 victory over the Mississippi Raptors πŸ”₯ One assist away from a triple double β˜„οΈ Cameron Woodall for the Mississippi Raptors has now joined the Player Of The Game circle by racking up 28 Points 9 rebounds & 3 assists in their 12/16 victory over the Dothan Snipers πŸ”₯ Yurmon Barnes of the Columbus Ga Vipers has joined the Player Of The Game alumni by racking up 27 Points 17 rebounds & 4 assists in their 12/10 victory over the River Region Generals πŸ”₯

As the year ends the PBA announces the standings for both the Southeast and MidAlantic Regions. Going into the new year the Southeast is led by the current reigning champions the Columbus Ga Vipers whom remain undefeated and followed by the Mississippi Raptors who have only taken a loss by the Vipers. In the Midatlantic, Trained to Eat is leading the pack and are currently undefeated as well. The talented Lancaster Thunder are closely following as they have only taken a loss at the hands of Trained To Eat. Continue to follow the PBA and all of its teams and players on Facebook and Instagram as well as here on our website.

The 2023-24 Winter Season is Here!!!

It’s that time!!! Winter season opening day for the Pro Basketball Association is less than two weeks away! Teams have released schedules and rosters are coming in daily. Follow your favorite teams and look for updates here and on all of the PBA By A&T Sports social media pages.

The reigning National Champions, the Columbus Ga Vipers are returning to defend their title. Allstar and league MVP Cornelius Thomas stated “I’m coming back for it all again, including Back to Back championships”. With newly added teams such as DC Crank (Maryland), Mississippi Raptors, PA Lightning and the Nova Bulls in Virginia, this season looks to be very exciting and competitive. So be on the look out for new emerging star players and teams.

New franchises interested in joining the PBA can contact Commissioner Culliver at [email protected] for more information about the upcoming season. The league will play a 12 game regular season between November 4, 2023 and March 10, 2024. Be sure to check out the league’s website www.pbaplayers.com

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Summer 2022 PBA by 1891 Awards Ceremony

Arlington, TX – The Summer 2022 PBA by 1891 season featured over 500 players Nationwide and several were featured in the Awards Ceremony this past Sunday. Player of the Year 6’5 SG Quintarius Porter (Mississippi Hawks) was among the league leaders in the Nation in Scoring, Rebounding, FG%, and 3P shooting. Final 4 MVP Wolf Rabb (Fort Worth F.I.R.M.) was also featured on the 1st Team All-PBA and the do everything 6’5 PG can spend time at all 5 positions on the floor and fills up the box score in Scoring, Assists, Rebounds, Shooting percentage, and is known as a stout defender. Rabb also won Final 4 MVP helping the F.I.R.M. repeat as Champions. Cortez Chaney (Georgia Vipers) is a 6’3 guard that following a trend here in the awards, does a little bit of everything really well. He can score, play make, was among the league leaders in assists and steals. He’s a big part of the reason why Georgia has won two consecutive Southeast championships. His partner on the wing is Cornelius Thomas (Georgia Vipers). Thomas led the Nation in field goals made and was among the leaders in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage. George Stanberry (TTE) is an absolute scoring machine. Inside – outside, just over half court, hand in his face, on the move, knock down scorer!

2nd Team All-PBA: Lamar Morinia (Bluetails), Eddie Sims (Just Hoops), Jonathan Milligan (Just Hoops), Treyvon Butler (Sternmen), and Reuben Berry (Blazers).

3rd Team All-PBA: Anthony Jackson (Blazers), Jaylin Robinson (Snipers), Steven McDonald (Just Hoops), Lavelle Smith (Reign), Darrell White (Vipers).

Honorable Mention: Jelon Hornbeak (F.I.R.M.) Malik Montoya (Vets), Chasten King (F.I.R.M.), Chris Robinson (Rockets), Tre Jackson (Snipers), Jordan Neal (Snipers), Travis Sprigg (Bullies, Vets), Jaron Washington Thomas (Knights), Seth Warfield (Bluetails), Da’Quan Forrest (Hawks), Jamarcus Nunnally (Snipers).

Coaches of the Year: Don Waters (F.I.R.M.), Brian Brown (Bluetails), Angela Culliver (Vipers), Eaton Wade (Vets)

Final 4 MVP: Wolf Rabb

F.I.R.M. become the two-time defending Champions, defeat New Mexico

Arlington, TX – The Fort Worth F.I.R.M. have been on a mission for 2 years. The 2021 PBA Champion went undefeated in 2022 and proved their value once again when it counted most in the Final 4. New Mexico having come off an impressive victory over Georgia came into the game riding their explosive 2-man game with Lamar Morinia and Devon Williams. The F.I.R.M. countered with veteran leader Wolf Rabb, shooters in Jelon Hornbeak and Chasten King, and pick and pop big man JR Duffy along with the high flying, shot blocking, big man Damontrae McFarland. Rabb just seemed to be able to control the game from the onset. At 6’5 and 225lbs he’s a little bit of a mismatch for most point guards and he’s savvy with it. He just knows how to use his body and create angles, and get into a pick and roll game with the post in an elbow series that the F.I.R.M. runs really effectively. He was effective getting into the paint against smaller guards that are a second late on the ball screen action or backing out and creating space for a switch mismatch, or finding the perfect timing for the pocket pass that was allowing his bigs to finish high percentage shots right at the goal. It’s not that the Bluetails couldn’t score. Sure they started off slowly but they always do. It was the percentage from the field they were allowing that really seemed to doom their chances for a second half comeback. Inevitably the F.I.R.M. did what the F.I.R.M. do defeating New Mexico 102-88 and earning the PBA Championship in the process. Wolf Rabb was named Final 4 MVP.

New Mexico advances to Championship Game defeating Georgia

Arlington, TX – New Mexico Bluetails and Georgia Vipers both came into the Nationals having won their divisions, the Southwest and the Southeast respectively. Both organizations having only experienced one loss over the course of the season. The two teams proved to be fairly evenly matched throughout this one. Georgia was up early and seemed to be ready to break away late in the first half but the Bluetails got a little momentum starting to buckle down a little bit at the defensive end and then going to a combination of Guard Lamar Morinia and Forward Devon Williams to help get them back in the game just before halftime. For the Vipers, who had rode the electric play of Guard Cortez Chaney and Swing forward Cornelius Thomas en-route to this opportunity, they just lost momentum and were frustrated attacking the basket in the second half. The set defense of the Bluetails with a little more size and length inside proved to be the difference as Williams was a difficult matchup on both ends, serving as an effective secondary scoring option on one end and also helping to form that wall on the defensive end as well. Bluetails advance defeating Georgia in this one 97-86.

F.I.R.M. defeat PNW Vets to advance to PBA by 1891 Championship Game

Arlington, TX – The defending champion Fort Worth F.I.R.M. handled business on Saturday evening getting out early on the PNW Vets and maintaining the advantage to come away with the victory. For the Northwest champion Vets, they had a lot of momentum behind them coming into this game. Fresh off a Division final against Base Hill Bullies that put an exclamation mark on their one loss season, PNW came to the Dallas area as the 4 seed in the PBA. Guys like Malik Montoya at guard, Kwame Bates on the wing, and James Edwards inside had the Seattle/Tacoma area Vets advancing from the Northwest. For the defending champion F.I.R.M. they got out early and often behind eventual Final 4 MVP G/F Wolf Rabb, Guard Chasten King, and sharpshooting combo guard Jelon Hornbeak. Final score F.I.R.M. 100 Vets 71

Texas Roughriders join the PBA

Austin, TX – The Pro Basketball Association is pleased to announce a market has been awarded to the Texas Roughriders. Team ownership is no stranger to minor league basketball having owned another franchise in a different league.Β The Texas Roughriders Management Group will play in the Austin area.

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Akron Aviators join the Pro Basketball Association

Akron, Ohio – The Akron Aviators have accepted an invitation and been awarded a franchise in the Pro Basketball Association. Team Owner Brian Collins and partners founded the Akron Aviators in 2017. Collins will take over the role of President of Media and Entertainment for the Pro Basketball Association. He has helped provide entertainment such as music performance artists around the World with Royal Heir Entertainment and will help PBA teams with his direction in helping to facilitate bringing successful acts and performers to PBA arenas this season. In addition to music, Collins also works with television, and other entertainment mediums, in the production and distribution of the product to a large audience.

On the court, the Akron Aviators are high flyers like the name suggests. They’ve made deep runs in the post season of another professional league and have an established fan base that supports their brand of winning basketball in the City of Akron, Ohio.

Collins on joining the PBA “We see this as a unique opportunity to give back to the community of Akron. The Spring-Summer schedule fits perfectly with our vision for the brand and being active in the community is a big part of our mission. We’re coming with a purpose this season and will look to give the fans their money’s worth and appreciate all the support that the City of Akron has given to us.”

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.

For more information about the Akron Aviators and the Pro Basketball Association visit us on social platforms FB/IG @AkronAviators @probasketballassociation or online at www.akronaviators.com and www.pbaplayers.com

Sergio Rivera

Sergio Rivera named Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Pro Basketball Association

Fort Myers, Florida – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Wednesday that Sergio Rivera of SurgeFit has been named the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the PBA.

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Rivera “Trainer of the Stars” featured on TV – Wink News – Fort Myers, Florida

Rivera is known as the “Trainer of the stars” featured on television for the impact he is able to make in the performance of his athletes. Rivera has been part of the Benitez International Team (Ricky Benitez) as Strength and Conditioning Coach for 11 years. He has been responsible for the training of players that have won 8 championships. Sergio is a graduate of Weber International where he played football for 4 years. He also attended Florida Fort Myers High School which is a State powerhouse where he played football, basketball, and baseball. Sergio is the owner of Surge Fit Inc. in Fort Myers, Florida.

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.

For more information about Sergio Rivera, Surge Fit Inc., and the Pro Basketball Association visit us on social platforms FB/IG @probasketballassociation or online at www.pbaplayers.com

North Texas Saints join the Pro Basketball Association

The North Texas Saints have been awarded a franchise in the Pro Basketball Association. Team Owner Kimberly Greene after attending Middle Tennessee State joined the Air Force where she not only served for 14 years but also played for 9 years at multiple base/post installations. Pursuing her love of the game and giving back she has been coaching for 15 years, 11 of which have been at the minor league professional levels. Kimberly is the only female coach to be inducted into the Military Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction to the Hall of Fame was in 2019 and she earned that distinction a member of the first class.

“Kimberly Greene joins Cree Hallman, Jen Moore, Desiree Bromley, Kimberly Meadows-Clark, Chakiea Jackson, Monique Lopez, and Kim Corpus as female owners and C.E.O.’s of professional basketball teams in the PBA. The percentage of not only women but people of color in league management and team ownership in the Pro Basketball Association is something we’re really proud of. We are a league of diversity that collectively works together as a part of an Association to make a difference to not only the players on our teams but also in the community at large in which we serve. Kimberly Greene embodies that spirit. Having come from a strong military background and accomplished so much in her career, she really prides herself on giving back to the community. Also, in being a mentor to these young men. In helping to create opportunities for them to continue their education and to pursue opportunities abroad on the professional level overseas.”

Commissioner – Chris Terrell

The PBA Pro Combine and Draft will be coming to Rochester, New York on March 27, 2021 and Dallas, Texas on April 3, 2021. Players and agents are asked to please submit their client’s profile and video for consideration towards invitation to the pro combine and draft by emailing [email protected]

More information is available on the North Texas Saints and the Pro Basketball Association on social platforms FB/IG @probasketballassociation and online at www.pbaplayers.com