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Columbus Ga Vipers & PNW Vets set to play for the PBA By A&T Sports National Championship on Sunday 9/24/23 in Columbus Ga.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Columbus, Ga ~ Congrats to the Columbus Ga Vipers and the PNW Vets Hoops who will compete Sunday evening at 5:30 for the PBA BY A&T Sports National Championship in Columbus Ga. Both of these teams are filled with intense players and they both have lots of experience between them. We look forward to seeing this matchup! Today itโ€™s the state of Georgia vs Washington ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ€ Get ready fans because today someone will be crowned National Champions ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

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PBA By A&T Sports Announces It’s Summer 2023 Season

USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ– In the words of the infamous Dick Vitale, โ€œyou must be living in a cave baby if you donโ€™t know that itโ€™s basketball season!โ€

The Summer ๐Ÿ€ season opening day has come and we are excited for all that lies ahead!!

PBA by A&T Sports tipped off the Summer season with the Columbus Ga Vipers, the Winter seasons Conference Champions, hosting a pre season opener on May 21st in Columbus, Georgia. The league kicked off around the globe on June 3rd & 4th to some very exciting matchups. Teams this summer included the Plainview Knights, Tulia Bulls, Dallas Gamblers, BLTN, Music City Jazz, Shreveport Kingdom Riders, Mobile Miners, Mississippi Hawks, Tennessee Speed, PNW Vets and the Basehill Bullies to name a few. There are many spectacular teams ready to make their come back this winter so get your market reserved now!!!

New franchises can contact [email protected] for more information about the upcoming summer or winter seasons. More info available at 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

Chattanooga, TN ownership group acquires Knoxville Yellowjackets – moves team

Chattanooga, TN – The Pro Basketball Association has announced that the Knoxville Yellowjackets has been acquired in a move that will help bring pro basketball to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Antonio McMath and Preston Halbert are the principles owners of the Chattanooga Spades. 
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Classic early season match-up in the Southeast – Knoxville defeats Mississippi 95-92

Jackson, MS – The PBA Southeast Division opener for both teams as the Jackson based Mississippi Hawks hosted the Knoxville Yellowjackets on Saturday. Both teams battled for the entire game and it came down the stretch with either having a chance to prevail but Knoxville gets the tough road victory defeating Mississippi 95-92 in a classic early season Southeast match-up.

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.ย Coach Taylor will be in attendance as scouting director at the PBA-LBE Draft Combine held in Chihuahua Mexico 12/16-18, 2021.

Pro Basketball Association unveils plans for 2022 Season

Dallas, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Wednesday plans for 2022. The league has decided on a 16 game regular season for next year for the PBA and also a Women’s league that will have the same standards, policies and procedures as the Men’s league. The 16 game season will be played at the same time of year in the Spring-Summer and several teams in the Association have already begun the renewal process.

The Pro Basketball Association has some 20,000 unique views online here at www.pbaplayers.com on any given day. Coupled with a large facebook following where over 100,000 people are reached with news about the league. Instagram and other social outlets @probasketballassociation are growing in following as well as YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/ProBasketballAssociation

The PBA announced an International TV deal with Roku, Amazon Fire, and YouTube showing PBA games, a Thursday Night in the PBA and Friday Night in the PBA show each week during the season where play by play man Gary Ayd and Color commentators Paul Mokeski and Rich Anselmo bring you all the action from key match-ups. Mokeski is a 2 decade plus veteran of the NBA as a long time player and coach. Ayd and Anselmo worked together on the 2021 PBA Draft Show and have a natural chemistry together having worked together in the past as well. Adding Mokeski to the team helps round out a solid on-air lineup. The combination of Roku, Amazon Fire, and YouTube are available to over 250 Billion homes Internationally and that ties in well with the way the league has positioned itself Internationally. Jeff Mondlock is the TV Station General Manager for PBATV and helps bring it all home in the league’s weekly broadcasts; the two PBA Games of the Week with play by play and commentary show Thursday and Friday nights and also a weekly highlight and recap show following Friday night’s game called “This Week in the PBA”. PBATV will also have over 350 games this season on the International Network. The league has an agreement in place with 1891 to provide game video and box score services as well as game recap services to every team in the Association.

The PBA has 17 International Scouting Directors set up in Countries around the Globe who’s primary job focus for the league is helping to create a bridge of talent from the PBA to opportunities abroad. There’s now 7 people in a position with the league office or in a team leadership role that is either currently or formerly in the NBA. The league is covered by the Eurobasket network as 16 category box scores and full game video will be made available from every game played this season from every team, home and away. Also a league website that tracks all the analytics, cumulative data, and everything organized in such a way that other professional leagues and sponsors alike would expect.

In addition to the league’s prowess on Social Media, Marketing, a PBA Players Agency that works to increase the visibility and known availability of it’s players and coaches, the league is rooted in it’s emphasis on a professional image; the PBATV deal is a first for Minor League Basketball ever to this scale. 66 (Sixty-Six) clubs will play in the PBA in 2021 from Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between and the league will hold true to it’s standards for existing clubs if they want to return for 2022 and continue to attract better organizations moving forward. Pricing works out to be 60% more games (from 10 to 16) for 50% more in the way of the franchise dues – going from $500 in 2021 to $750 for 2022. Obviously there is 60% more to do so the nominal increase of $250 is what is being offered to existing members. New franchises that enter as expansion in 2022 will be able to join for $1000 plus game dues that cover Stats, Video, PBATV, marketing, graphics artwork, promotion, social media, and an ever growing blueprint for the league in both attendance for their games with the general public but also sponsors because the proof is in the pudding now… the PBA is on fire!

The Women’s league is something a lot of clubs have been inquiring about. Many of the clubs in the Association also have a Women’s Minor League program so it’s a natural progression to what the PBA is all about and that is offering a platform of excellence, hard work, organization, and the marketing of top level players and coaches to opportunities both foreign and domestic.

“The Women deserve all the same opportunities as the Men. The PBA helps give them that platform and we look to serve as a development league, AA if you will, for Men towards the G-League and NBA and AAA for the Women towards the WNBA. The duration of the season is something everyone has asked for and we’re going to have a lot of fun doing this for a long time. If you want Pro – You want the PBA!” PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell

More information is available on team ownership in the PBA here Team ownership made simple โ€“ Pro Basketball Association (pbaplayers.com)