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EBA & ABA Powerhouses set to collide - Jan 11, 2013


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Its a game that has been years in the making! Its a battle of New York & New Jersey! Its potentially the best that Minor League Basketball has to offer!
The Jersey Express of the American Basketball Association have agreed to host the New York Wizards of the Eastern Basketball Alliance in an interleague battle at Centenary Colleges beautiful John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center in Hackettstown NJ on Saturday January 26th at 7 PM.
What makes this game special? Many reasons !
Perhaps most important is that these two teams are real professional minor league basketball teams. They practice, play at quality facilities, have players European Scouts and Coaches have avid interest in, and they win!
"Marsha Blount and I have been talking for about 3 years now in terms of attempting to arrange a game" Stated Wizards head Coach Greg Cerillo Sr "I respect her and her organization so much. When we finally had dates that aligned I think we both felt a bit of excitement".
Truly these two teams are exactly what minor league basketball is all about. Both teams are loaded with former college talent and many former Division I players! No mens league superstars or YouTube sensations here! These teams can flat out ball! In 4 years of play in the EBA the Wizards have won 2 Division Titles and made 2 Final Four appearances. The Wizards have also had 9 players ink paid contracts or overseas deals in the past 14 months.
The Express are a perianal powerhouse in the ABA and currently lead the Northeast Division with a 2-1 record and a 120 PPG average. The Express scoring is distributed among 7 players averaging double digits! Express leading scorers include Bill McDonough (6'7''-F, college: Richard Stockton) at 19 PPG and Devon Young (6'3''-G/F-89, agency: BBEH Cokrlija, college: Felician) at 18 PPG.
The Wizards have a stifling defense which has held their two opponents to an 89 PPG average while averaging 130 PPG on the offensive end for a +41 point winning margin per contest.
"All the averages and stats are out the window at this point" continued Cerillo "We will rely on what has always made us successful. We are going to get the ball in the hand of our experienced players and Captains Aubin Scott (6'2''-G-83, college: LIU Brooklyn), Eric Ferguson and Brandon Lawley, and have them lead us."
The Wizards are led in scoring by Khalil McDonald (6'6''-F, college: Queens, NY) averaging 37 PPG, Brandon Lawley (6'7''-F/C-85, college: Mansfield, PA)'s 17 rebounds per game, and center Anthony Cox (6'9''-C-83, college: Farmingdale St.) averaging 15 PPG and 13 RPG. The Wizards also get exceptional shooting from Shavar Richardson (6'3''-G-89, college: Florida Atlantic) at 21 PPG and added punch from SaiQuon Stone (6'6''-G/F-87, college: S.Mississippi) s 12.5 PPG and 4.5 steals per game.
If that is not enough Trinity Fields (6'2''-G) adds 8 PPG and 5 APG to go with 2 time EBA MVP Aubin Scotts14 PPG and 9 APG!
The Wizards can also count on Rob Hampton (6'4''-G/F-88, college: Norfolk St.) and Tim Zephyr (6'8''-F-87, college: Norfolk St.) to produce since being added to the roster after returning home from playing in Chile   




Embry Malone
Another Gwizzlies player overseas to China - 4 days ago
The ABA Georgia Gwizzlies are pleased to announce that Power Forward Luke Joseph (6'8''-F, college: Reinhardt), a Ft.Myers, Florida, native, has just arrived in Shanghai China. TGBTG agency invited Joseph for workout and tour. "I told Luke from day one when l first met him. That he must be with the right team, coach, program; and he listened" states Gwizzlies' Coach/Owner Embry Malone   [read more]
CJ Henderson appointed CEO of ABA Australia - 5 days ago
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that CJ Henderson as been appointed CEO of ABA Australia, the second initiative in the league's international expansion. "The ABA brand is recognized worldwide," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. "Each year, we send over 250 players to play internationally and have established some remarkable relationships. Many countries have expressed interest in the exciting ABA rules and in our fan-friendly affordable approach to professional basketb...   [read more]

Joe Newman
ABA adds Atlanta Rappers to huge expansion - 12 days ago
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that it has added the Atlanta Rappers to its growing list of expansion teams for the upcoming season. "This is an especially exciting team as it adds great basketball with tremendous entertainment, a goal of the ABA," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "The team is owned by Kenneth "Kigity K" Kelly, an Atlanta-based rapper/producer and entepreneur with a passion for basketball." Kelly started his career in music independently in 2010 and...   [read more]


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