The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released the names of players selected for the ABA All Star Game to be played in Baltimore, MD on Friday, April 22nd. "This was the toughest year ever to select the All Star teams," stated ABA Co-founder Joe Newman. "With nearly 90 teams and 1000 players, the #talent in the #ABA is truly amazing. I have no doubt that these players and many others in the league could give any professional sports league in the world a run for their money and that includes the NBA, D-League and top FIBA international teams. Too bad that they have turned down #challenges for our #AllStar teams to compete against them. It would probably "bust the bubble" that they have a corner on the top talent. They don't by a long shot."
With opening weekend just a few days away, the Hawks finalize their roster with the addition of a few players that will take on big roles for the Hawks. Those signees are all Baltimore natives, whom all have great basketball resumes on the International level!
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Baltimore Hawks will host the 2015-2016 All Star Game in mid-April following the Final Four playoffs. "Gregory Brown and the Hawks did a fabulous job in their first season and we anticipate another great year," stated Tom Chichester , ABA VP of Operations and All Star Game Site Selection Chairman. "They are putting together a fabulous weekend of activities and were the majority choice of the Selection Committee. We are looking forward to an exciting All Star Game."
"We are going to introduce a new format for this All Star Game," continued Chichester, "sort of modeled after the NFL All Star Game. The coaches of the top 2 ABA teams will select their teams from a roster of 28 players nominated by the ABA Executive Committee and the ABA Division Chairmen. It should be a very exciting competitive game."
For more information, visit www.baltimorehawks.com or contact Gregory Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.americanbasketballassociation.org or www.abaliveaction.com.
Posted By Don Sanchez
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.americanbasketballassociation.org today released its Pre-Season Power Rankings for the upcoming season. "The Power Rankings were selected by the ABA Executive Committee and the Division Chairman," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman, "and it was the closest vote ever with only one point separating the two leaders. The two-time ABA Champion Jacksonville Giants edged out last season's runner-up team, the Miami Midnite. Rounding out the top three is the South Florida GOLD. For the first time ever, the three highest ranked teams are in the same division, the Florida Division."
1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Miami Midnite
3. South Florida GOLD
4. Chicago Steam
5. Bowling Green Bandits
6. Baltimore Hawks
7. Jersey Express
8. Atlanta Wildcats
9. Richmond Elite
10. Arizona Scorpions
11. Steel City Yellow Jackets
12. Laredo Swarm
13. Indy Naptown Allstars
14. West Michigan Lake Hawks
15. Carolina Coyotes
16. Texas FUEL
17. Fayetteville Flight
18. Orange County Novastars
19. Jackson Showboats
20. Colorado Kings
21. DMV Warriors
22. West Texas Whirlwinds
23. Austin Boom
24. Missouri Rhythm
25. Buffalo 716ers
26. Flint Chargers
27. Georgia Gwizzlies
28. Mobile Bay Tornados
29. Oceanside A-Team
30. Mid-South Echoes
31. Bronx Holy Flames
32. Lansing Sting
Also receiving votes were the Texarkana Panthers, Dallas Impact, Philadelphia Spirit, Calgary Crush,
Chicago Fury, Southwest Warriors, Clarkston Poets, Atlanta Storm, South Coast Fire, Daytona Beach Sharks, South Bend Monarchs, Garland Hoyas, Texas Cardinals, Louisiana Cajun All Stars, Tulsa Twisters, Texas Red Wolves, Metroplex Lightning and Texas Skyriders.
When season play begins in November, over 90 teams will be competing for the ABA Championship with the Finals being held in Laredo TX in April. For more information, visit www.americanbasketballassociation.org.
Posted By Don Sanchez
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.americanbasketballassociation.org today announced that it has signed an agreement to partner with LiveSportscaster and WatchIDSN to provide two major platforms that will carry ABA games this season.
LiveSportsCaster is a Louisville-based proprietary streaming platform that provides multi-platform streaming solutions that work with Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Tablets, and can also archive broadcasts for On Demand viewing and offers a Pay Per View (PPV) Option.
WatchISDN can reach every home with an internet connection of which there are hundreds of millions in the US alone. "We are pleased to be partnering with the ABA and bringing professional basketball to WatchIDSN," stated Joseph Pecoraro. "The ABA has always been identified with excellence both on and off the court and we are more than confident that the ABA will continue to put a great product on the court night in and night out. WatchIDSN is excited to showcase the ABA and bring quality professional basketball to sports fans across the country and around the world."
"We are very excited about adding these two great organizations to the ABA family," stated Joe Newman, ABA co-founder." "Antjuan Washington, VP of ABA Media & Entertainment, put these two programs together and is working directly with each to schedule top ABA games throughout the season."
"LiveSportsCaster is very excited about this association with the ABA," added Timothy Brian, Media Specialist. "The original ABA produced some of the greatest players of the 20th Century, the brand recognition worldwide is phenomenal. And this ABA has over 1000 players made up of former NBA players, NCAA Division 1 & 2 players, McDonalds All Americans and international players..so the interest in these games should have worldwide appeal and generate a large audience." For more information, visit www.livesportscaster.com orwww.watchidsn.com or contact Tjuan at email@example.com or visit www.americanbasketballassociation.org.
"New Year, New Team, New Goals" is the the motto for the Hawks as they gear up season 2 in the ABA! The Hawks will be ranked amongst the top teams in the American Basketball Association [ABA] when pre-season rankings release in a few weeks. With such a high rank, the reigning 2015 Mid-Atlantic Division Champs will also have high expectations. With the release of the 2015-16 schedule, the Hawks will have some tough games away! Check out the full schedule below...
September 12, 2015
Posted By Don Sanchez
Indianapolis, IN. After a several year hiatus, the American Basketball Association (ABA) www.americanbasketballassociation.org will resume play in Mexico when the highly-ranked Baltimore Hawks visit Mexicali Mexico to take on the defending champion Soles de Mexicali in pre-season exhibition games. "We are very pleased that
Greg Brown, owner of the Hawks, was able to arrange these games," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. "ABA teams were always warmly received in Mexico, the competition was very good and I hope this is the predecessor of more to come."
The Baltimore Hawks won the Mid-Atlantic Division Championship last season, were ranked as high as #3 and were voted ABA Expansion Team of the Year. They are led by forward Jarwand Rheubottom and guard Dishawn Bradshaw.
Zach Graham of Soles de Mexicali led his entire league in scoring. "We are very pleased and proud to be going to Mexico and to help resume play between our countries," added Brown. "The ABA actually had teams in Juarez, Tijuana,
Hermisillo, and Mexico City. Hopefully this will be the stepping stone for new teams to return. Soles de Mexicali is a very good team, it won't be easy and we're looking forward to the challenge." For more information, visit www.baltimorehawks.com or visit www.americanbasketballassociation.org.
As the Hawks prepare for the upcoming 2015-16 season, they do so with just 7 returning players from last years Mid-Atlantic Division Championship team. A lot of smiles filled the room as the organization welcomed 6 new additions to this years team!
August 24, 2015
Posted By Don Sanchez
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.americanbasketballassociation.org today announced the ABA Certified Affiliate League program designed to establish relationships with other professional and semi-professional basketball leagues. According to Joe Newman, ABA co-founder, "Since we announced our plans to organize ABA summer basketball leagues around the country, we have had many inquiries from existing summer leagues about
working with them. Our goal is for players to have a chance to play in the summer so this concept works well...and hopefully, many players will have the skills to play in the ABA also."
The ABA Certified Affiliate League program will be managed by Don Sanchez, ABA Vice President of West Coast Operations and also CEO of the ABA Summer Pro League. "I feel the way Joe does," stated Sanchez. "There is no reason for us to compete with existing summer pro leagues when there are so many excellent leagues in existence. For example, Nessie Drake, owner of the ABA Louisiana Cajun All-Stars, also owns the Christian Basketball League that plays in Louisiana, Texas and Florida. Ms. Drake's league will be the first ABA Certified Affiliate League. And we're very pleased."
August 18, 2015
Posted By Don Sanchez
"We are very pleased to be going "west" for the first time," stated ABA Co-Founder Joe Newman. "Long overdue. The City of Laredo is rolling out the red carpet; the fans of the Larado Swarm have been tremendous. And we are going back to a Final Eight to make it even bigger and better."
"We're very proud to have been chosen to host this year's tournament," added Laredo Swarm team owner Marlon Minifee." "Both Shreveport and Jacksonville have set very high standards for ABA Final playoffs, so we have a lot of work to do to make them even bigger and better. That's our goal."