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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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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. The Texas Roughriders Management Group will play in the Austin area.

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💯 The Pro Basketball Association is the only league in the United States to have complete box scores, game recap, graphics artwork, large social media following, and full game video with play by play all provided by the league for every game played AND accessible on everything from your big screen TV, to your laptop, on your smart phone, or tablet or iPad. 💰 🔥 All of this adds value to the organization at less than 5% of the cost of some other leagues!!! 💰 🔥Watch the PBA your way! PBATV is available in over 2 Billion homes globally. If you want Pro – You want the Pro Basketball Association. 🏀 👍 

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.

NBA Coach Antoine Broxsie

Pro Basketball Association names current NBA Coach Antoine Broxsie as National Scouting Director of the PBA

Dallas, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Friday that Antoine Broxsie has been named the National Director of Scouting for the PBA. Broxsie is a NBA coach having worked for the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. In addition, he’s has worked as an assistant coach in the NBA G-League and is currently coaching in China with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Broxsie is a retired professional basketball player having played 16 years professionally in Countries all over the World. His connection to PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell was playing for then Coach Terrell in the Mexican league of CiBaCoPa for Fuerza Guinda Nogales in 2010 and for Cimarones de Ensenada in the Liga Nacional (LNBP) in 2007. Broxsie got his start at the Pro level playing in the World Basketball Association in 2005-2006 when Terrell was the Deputy Commissioner of the WBA.

Broxsie was a long time dominant force in leagues globally but was especially known for being a rim protector at 6’11 that could also step out on offense and knock down the jumper consistently. His ability to play above the rim as a pick and roll big man, pick and pop stretch 5, soft baby hook in the post, or face up and knock down jumpers from distance combined with his elite level rim protection made him a star for many years abroad.

These two go back a long time and know each other well. The Pro Basketball Association gives players an opportunity to show their abilities in a pro setting for scouts both foreign and domestic.

“Having someone NBA caliber like Coach Antoine Broxsie just takes the league to another level. He’ll be watching our games and scouting players and be my right hand man that can give advise on a players path whether that be the NBA Summer League, NBA G-League, NBA workouts, Overseas opportunities. This man is an incredible resource and was a terrific player but an even better person that truly gives of himself to the sport. I’m honored that he will help us with the players in the PBA.”

Pro Basketball Association Commissioner – Chris Terrell

Texas Admirals join the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association has announced that the Texas Admirals have joined the PBA for the 2021 Spring-Summer Season beginning with a league pro combine and draft in April and the 20 week season opening in May. The Admirals will be placed in the South division joining Fort Worth F.I.R.M., Texas Revelation, DFW Just Hoops, Hoop Goons and Waco Terror among the first clubs to announce their franchises in the South. The Texas Admirals are led by Ashley Robinson as owner. The Admirals, formerly of Kitsap, Washington, are a winning organization that makes a positive impact  through a Commitment to Excellence in the community, both on and off the court. They strive to set a standard of integrity, honesty and professionalism by providing high quality programs while empowering and developing the future leaders of tomorrow.

The Admirals goal is to form a successful international professional feeder program for coaches and players worldwide. The Admirals are  pioneers among minor league teams throughout the United States. They are the 2015-16 Pac NW Champions, 2016 Tacoma Pro Am Champions and the 2016 Seattle Summer League Pro Am Conference Champs. 2017 NABL West Conference Champs, 2017 Zeke-End Runner Up and 2019 United Kingdom WCBT Runner Up. The 2020 Maximum Madness Runner-up. Along with victories over the NBL, CBA, Div 2 Spain & Russia and a team that plays in the SuperLeague in Russia.

“Working with Ashley Robinson in the MBL, I learned quickly how astute this guy is in everything he does. He’s taken clubs overseas and played big time basketball in Europe and Asia as well as created a reputation for excellence in the Pacific Northwest. Having him in our league with his franchise relocating to Texas for the PBA Season puts him in a really strong South Division. We’re excited to see the Texas Admirals compete for a PBA Championship this coming season.” PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell

Buffalo Blaze Join the PBA

Buffalo, New York – The Pro Basketball Association is pleased to announce that the Buffalo Blaze will be joining the PBA for the Spring-Summer Season set to begin with a league combine and draft in April. The 20 week regular season will begin in May and play through August. Buffalo joins the Rochester Razorsharks as recent additions to the Pro Basketball Association. The two cities in upstate New York are natural rivals and make up two pillars of the division for the PBA in the Northeast.

Rochester Razorsharks x Buffalo Blaze Tournament

The Buffalo Blaze are dedicated to creating a championship basketball team that will bring the community together with an affordable high caliber professional sports and entertainment experience for the fans with a positive impact on the city of Buffalo.

“We’re really excited to work with Kim Corpus as CEO of the Buffalo Blaze. The team has a terrific value proposition to their fan base and really puts an emphasis on giving back to the community. Kim works with kids in the pediatric field and putting smiles on the faces of the fans on game day is something that’s truly special for everyone in the organization. Buffalo has a great team to cheer on. Please help us welcome the Buffalo Blaze to the Pro Basketball Association.” PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell