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Kevin Williams Pre- Season Predictions - Nov 13, 2015

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The NEBA Kicks off it's 2015-2016 Winter season tonight when the Memphis Lions travels to Texas in what the NBA would call the Texas Triangle. Memphis will face Garland Hoyas Friday, San Antonio Kings Saturday, and Austin Knights on Sunday. This process the last three months has been the most rewarding 90 days in my basketball career. Starting with one team the Houston Xperience and expanding into twenty markets in 45 days was more than I could imagine. We have eight teams participating in the Winter season and all of our teams have a shot at the championship. I started this league in 2013 in Houston, Texas as a development league to help players and coaches receive exposure when other leagues was not providing them with the opportunity that the needed. I am proud of that fact that the NEBA helped over 23 players receive international contracts and four of our former players are currently in the NBA D League. This season we will see a ton of talent in the NEBA and with the start of our own Television Network fans from all around the world can see these players showcase their talent. I wanted to give the fans something to follow this season so I created my preseason predictions based off my team owners, coaches, and players that I think will make a impact this season. We will all follow these teams, coaches, and players progress to see if my predictions is correct! #Respectthemovement

Pre Season Power Rankings.

1. Memphis Lions
2. Houston Xperience
3. CFL Marvel
4. Garland Hoyas
5. Austin Knights
6. Miami Live
7. San Antonio Kings
8. Hub City Cyclones

Coach Of The Year Candidates
1. Memphis Lions- Larry Stepter
2. CFL Marvel- Luke Stuckey
3. Houston Xperience- Kevin Armstrong
4. Garland Hoyas- Paul Parker

Coach of the Year- Luke Stuckey

All NEBA 1st Team

Guard-Christian Sonier (6'0''-G-83, college: Prairie View A&M) - Houston Xperience
Guard-Haakim Johnson (6'7''-G/F-87, college:Pikeville, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc.) - CFL Marvel
Forward-DMond Grismore (6'6''-F-86, college: Huston-Tillotson) - Austin Knights
Forward-Jarvis Bradley (6'6''-PF-82, college: McNeese St.) - Garland Hoyas
Center- Taj Gray (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Virtus Sports Management) - Houston Xperience

All NEBA 2nd Team

Guard-Jahrell Holmes (6'3''-G-87, college: Rust) - Memphis Lions
Guard- Vincent Dilliard- CFL Marvel
Guard- Ladarrin Williams (6'1''-G)
Forward- Decorey Young (6'7''-F-85, college:Cumberland, agency: USA) - Houston Xperience
Forward- Joseph Clifford (6'7''-F-89)- San Antonio Kings

All NEBA 3rd Team

Guard- Bobby Jones (6'3''-G-91, college: Tenn-Martin)- Memphis Lions
Guard- Myron McGowan (6'7''-SG, college: Dillard)- Houston Xperience
Guard- Tyrie Prince (6'2''-G)- San Antonio Kings
Forward- Anthony Coleman (6'6''-C)- Austin Knights
Forward- Melvin Allen (6'7''-F-83, agency: Marcher Sports)- Garland Hoyas

6th Man of the Year Candidates

BJ Mathews- San Antonio Kings
Brandon Taylor (6'3''-G-91)- Houston Xperience
Joel Jones (6'3''-G)- Austin Knights
Steven Johunkin- Garland Hoyas

6th Man of the Year

Brandon Taylor (6'3''-G-91)- Houston Xperience

MVP Candidates

Jarvis Bradley- Garland Hoyas
Haakim Johnson- CFL Marvel
D'Mond Grismore- Austin Knights
Christian Sonier- Houston Xperience
Jahrell Holmes- Memphis Lions


Haakim Johnson- CFL Marvel

Rookie of the year Candidates

Isaac Mack (6'1''-G-92)- Houston Xperience
LeShaun Murphy (6'0''-PG, college: Auburn-Montgomery)- Garland Hoyas
Eric Robinson (6'2''-G)- Austin Knights
Larry Green- Memphis Lions

Rookie of the year

Larry Green- Memphis Lions

Final 4 Prediction

1. CFL Marvel
2. Garland Hoyas
3. Houston Xperience
4. Memphis Lions

Championship Game

CFL Marvel vs Houston Xperience


Houston Xperience

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Garland Hoyas Change Name to Dallas Hoyas and join new league - 2 Years ago
The Garland Hoyas has officially changed its name to Dallas Hoyas. The team was first started in 2015 and has been very successful in its inauguration year. The organization was able to secure 3 sponsorships and a lot of support within the community within it's first year. The management stated that the name change was because there were so much support throughout the season from everyone all over the metroplex that we wanted to have a team representative of our city   [read more]

San Antonio Texas set to Host NEBA Final 4! - 2 Years ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: By: Nick Garton The Austin Knights, Memphis lions, Garland Hoyas and Houston Xperience will compete in the New Era Basketball Association Final Four. League President Kevin Williams announced that the games will take place on February 20. Williams also announced that the Final Four will be televised on NETV, marking the first time that a minor professional league has aired games on its own network.The Final Four is the culmination of what has been a landmark i...   [read more]

Matt Addison
Austin Knights steal narrow win over Hub City Cyclones - 2 Years ago
Austin Knights prevailed 98-97 Saturday night against a feisty Hub City Cyclones team here in Austin at the Pan Am Center. The Knights improved to (4-2) on the NEBA Winter Season and was led by the efforts of the power forward D'Mond Grismore (6'6''-F) who hit 2 critical free throws with 6 seconds left to give the Knights the final 98-97 lead. Grismore notched a double-double in points and rebounds and led all scorers with 38 points. Hub City (0-3) trailed by as many as 19 points just be...   [read more]

NEBA Standings
 1. Austin K. 6-2 
 2. Garland H. 5-2 
 3. Houston X. 3-3 
 4. Memphis L. 2-2 
 5. San Antonio K. 2-6 
 6. Hub City C. 0-3 
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