Texas Tribe join the Pro Basketball Association

Conroe, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Thursday that the Texas Tribe had been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Spring-Summer Season. Owner and Coach Emmitt Welch has been a staple in the Houston basketball community since his high school days at Klein Forest High School where he played for legendary coaches Larry Petri and Cary Black. Welch went on to play his collegiate ball at Dallas Christian College,  where he was named an all-American as a true freshman and is top 10 on the all time scoring list. Welch was a High School basketball coach in Dallas Texas For three years before coming to Houston and being the Assistant Head Coach at Lone Star College in Kingwood. The Tribe will make their home in Conroe, which is less than an hour’s drive North of Houston and approximately 30 miles North of Spring, Texas.

Welch is also a well known players coach with a knack for winning in the recruiting business. The Texas Tribe are an organization who’s sole purpose is to build basketball beyond borders by being a pipeline for local Houston talent by providing them FIBA overseas and G-league opportunities.  The Tribe have signed players from all across Texas. The Tribe will set the standard for professional basketball in Houston and show the true meaning of player development.

Southeast Division – Current, pending, and proposed markets

“We’re really excited about everything that Coach Welch and the Texas Tribe bring to the table. We were looking for a geographic rival with our Houston franchises to help with travel. At less than an hour north of Houston and about 30 minutes away from Spring, we feel like that they’re a natural fit. Those short commutes in division really make a World of difference for budgeting for travel but far enough away from one another where they’re not tapping into the same fan base. Add Shreveport-Bossier and that Gulf Coast area and we’re excited about the Western half of that Southeast Division. Coach has some high level players and is in a good position to put an exciting product on the court.” PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell

If you want Pro – You want the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association 2021 PBA 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 48 teams (From Seattle to New York City and everywhere in between – America) in the two round draft which means 96 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


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