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    This is where I'll discuss the other minor leagues in North America that don't already have threads. And even discuss defunct ones from a while ago. This is just a start of what's to come here.

    The IBA is coming back at least in name with the Battle Creek Knights leaving the IBL for this.

    Buffalo Stampede actually joined the ACPBL from the PBL. As did the Washington GreenHawks but ceased operations in mid-December.
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    The teams in the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League are:

    True Hope Trailblazers (former ABA franchise)
    Bay Area Shuckers
    Beltway Bombers
    Buffalo Stampede (former PBL team)
    Garden State Rebels (former EBA team)
    Hartford Lightning
    Hudson Valley Kingz
    New York Lions
    North Jersey Pros (former EBA team)
    The Destroyers (former EBA & NPBL team)
    Westchester Wildkatz

    The Washington GreenHawks were replaced by the Tri-City Suns, another former ABA team, this completed season. the Virginia Avengers were originally supposed to take the place of the Greenhawks but couldn't do it due to the fact of failing to secure a home venue in time. As the name suggests, this is a league of teams based in the mid-Atlantic region. Bay Area, Hartford, Hudson Valley, New York, and Washington are all original teams in this league. The league's first title belonged to the Tru Hope Trailblazers in March over the Garden City Rebels in a close one 97-96. Both teams finished the season with 11-3 as their records atop the standards.

    Texas Wranglers ended up winning the United Basketball League, joining the Dallas Mavericks as the pro basketball champs from Texas. In fact, the Wranglers sent a couple of players to the Dallas Mavericks summer pro league and another to the NBDL. The Wranglers won over the Arkansas Warriors in what resulted from a Final Four-like format with the Tulsa Tornadoes and the Mississippi Tornadoes that determined the playoff field with Tulsa and Springfield earlier playing for the wildcard. Another regional minor pro league. This time more in the Southwest involving Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Games started in February.

    Eastern Basketball Alliance announced a new franchise in New York for next season called the Jaguars to help build a rivalry with the New York Wizards, Hudson Valley Hype, and the Brooklyn Pride. The Metropolitan All-Stars took the EBA crown. Games are played on weekends stretching out in four months. Several former franchises left the league for other ones like the ACPBL. Teams currently in are:


    North
    Harrisburg Horizon Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Manny Weaver Gym
    Hudson Valley Hype Pine Bush, New York Pine Bush High School
    New York Wizards Deer Park, New York Robert Frost Middle School

    South
    Carolina Gladiators Fayetteville, North Carolina Crown Center Arena
    Maryland Marvels Severna Park, Maryland Severn School
    Metropolitan All-Stars Capitol Heights, Maryland Central High School
    Nova Hawks Chantilly, Virginia Hoop Magic Sports Academy
    Old Dominion Mustangs Roanoke, Virginia Lucy Addison Middle School
    Washington Madness District Heights, Maryland Capital Sports Complex
    Winchester Storm Winchester, Virginia
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    Another regional semi-pro basketball league lies in the Pacific Northwest. The National Athletic Basketball League completed its first official season last year with all of its franchises in that area, mostly in and around the Seattle-Tacoma vicinity and Portland. Teams are: Portland Showtime, Seattle Aviators, Snohomish County Explosion, Salem Stampede, Seattle Flight, Tacoma Thunder, and Tualatin Rainmakers. There was the Seattle Mountaineers involved but the amateur team was removed and since left for the ABA. Portland won the first league over Salem in a very high-scoring game 160-140. The league's schedule is supposed to be a 15-game one, but some teams don't even go that far to play them. So it starts to resemble a bit, when you look at the standings, like the typical ABA standings. Only Salem and Snohomish County played 15 games.

    And it just got itself a new commissioner...

    NABL announced Tyrone White as new Commissioner - May 15, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    After the first and successful year for the league, the National Athletic Basketball League announced Tyrone White as the new leader of the NABL. White is a Portland area legendary player out of famed Jefferson High School. Tyrone who goes by 'Ty' is the current owner of the Portland Showtime and Troutdale All-Stars along with the duties of running the league. Nathan Mumm and Joe Becerra are the founders of the NABL with the first season of play in the 2010 season. This league is the first of its type with the creation of the first owner controlled minor basketball league that enables the owners to vote on all aspects of the business. The 2011 season is just around the corner and look forward to high action and great competition in the NABL for 2011 season.
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    ACPBL announces the addition of the Hartford Lightning - Jul 6, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) has officially added the Hartford Lightning to the leagues line-up of teams for the upcoming 2011-2012, season.
    Peter Higgins, the CEO of the world famous greater Hartford Pro-AM tournament has been named director of operations and marketing for the Hartford Lightning professional basketball team. Joining him in the front office is team general manager Kyle Wright and team vice president Peter Fischer. The first head coach in Hartford Lightning team history will be none other then local legendary coach Izzy Caro. Malcolm Yelling will serve as the top assistant coach under Caro.

    For years now, the best players in the world have arrived to play in the Hartford Pro-AM, stated ACPBL commissioner James R. Schutz . When Hartford Pro-AM CEO Peter Higgins sits down with Wright, Fischer and Caro, this could very well end up being the most talented team in ACPBL history.

    For more information on the Hartford Lightning please visit www.hartfordlightning.com

    Miles Injury - Aug 2, 2011 (by Justin Moore)

    Beltway Bombers took a hard hit during the off season with Steven Miles (6'2''-G-81, college: American) tearing his achilles tendon during a summer league game last month. Steven has been in the pro ranks for the past 5 years with stints in ireland and in the EBA with the Alexandria Avengers and this past two seasons with the bombers in the ACPBLfor one. Steve notified me that he will be back in April, but it will be hard to tell ' I took a shot next thing i know it was like someone kicked me said miles steve was playing in one of alexandria's top summer leagues the Gum springs league we wish steve a speedy recovery!!!!!!!!!

    Buffalo Warriors added to ACPBL - Aug 11, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) is pleased to announce that it has added the Buffalo Warriors for the upcoming 2011-2012 ACPBL season.
    The Buffalo Warriors have appointed former Buffalo Stampede professional basketball player Terrence Dill as the teams Co-General Manager. Terrence Dill is a basketball legend back in his native land of Bermuda. Franklin Jackson (G), another well known basketball player on the Buffalo, NY scene will serve as the other Co-General Manager for the Warriors. Dill is a talented basketball player with strong business and basketball connections in both Bermuda and the United States, stated ACPBL commissioner James R. Schutz . Combined with regional/local player knowledge of Franklin Jackson, this could turn out to be a playoff bound team in just their first season on the pro basketball circuit.

    For more information on the Buffalo Warriors visit www.eteamz.com/buffalowarriors

    NYC teams will be more prevalent in the ACPBL next season...

    Former NY Knicks Coach will coach ACPBL Manhattan Pride - Aug 11, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) is pleased to announce that it has added the Manhattan Pride for the upcoming 2011-2012 ACPBL season.
    The Manhattan Pride have appointed former New York Knicks (NBA) assistant coach Cliff Morgan as the teams first ever head coach. Cliff Morgan served as a NBA assistant coach for the New York Knicks under coach Don Chaney, hall of fame coach Lenny Wilkins, general manager Scott Layden and another NBA hall of fame guy in Isiah Thomas.
    The Manhattan Pride have named William Modeste the teams first ever General Manager. William Modeste is a former NCAA basketball star at NYU-POLY and the current varsity mens head basketball coach at Brooklyn Friends School.

    With the NBA lock out looming, I think this may be one of many NBA coaches who start to trickle into the ACPBL, stated ACPBL commissioner James R. Schutz. Watch out for the Manhattan Pride, Cliff Morgan and William Modeste have the experience to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
    For more information on the Manhattan Pride please visit www.acpbl.com, the Manhattan Pride team website is currently under construction and will be made available next week.

    New York City 524 joins ACBPL - Aug 27, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) is pleased to announce that it has added the New York City 524 for the upcoming 2011-2012 season.
    The successful New York City real estate investor Brian Graham will own the New York City 524. They are currently finalizing the teams venue lease agreement and the venue information will be made public very soon.

    'The top owners and teams are lining up to play in the ACPBL', stated ACPBL commissioner James Schutz. 'We have raised the bar for all of minor league professional basketball and the best of the best want to be a part of this'.

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League has recently finalized two national league sponsors that are now able to influx large quantities of money into the individual ACPBL teams through revenue sharing.

    For more information on the New York City 524 please visit www.team524.com or contact newyorkcity524@gmail.com

    New York City 524 adds guard Arnell Milton - Sep 8, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    New ACPBL team based in New York City announced the agreement with 6-0 guard Arnell Milton, out from Washington & Jefferson College, also known as 'Mega Man'. Milton is a solid, well respected and recognized player throughout NYC courts. He is the first player signed ever in New York City 524 history.

    Two other signings from New York City 524 - Sep 13, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The new ACPBL, NY based team continues its signing barrage on New York City by agreeing to terms with Aaron Collins and Kurt Cuffy. Both players are well known in the NYC basketball scene for their defensive skills and the abilty to win. But the two players are both coming from overseas. Collins (6'0'-G) hails from Leeds, United Kingdom, is better known as 'muff' and has earn his stripes on the courts of NY. This season he looks to bring his talents the fast growing ACPBL. Cuffy (6'7'-F) is a Trinadadian born power forward in the last few years has taken the New York City scene by storm.

    Dodd joins New York City 524 - Sep 20, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    Brian Graham , owner of ACBPL team New York City 524, told to Usbasket.com his team has just agreed to terms with ACPBL past season All-Star Gamer Michael Dodd (6'4''-G/F-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Hunter). Thanks to his shooting skills, Dodd, who is a Queens, NY native, is a great addition to the 524 attack.
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    Bombers loading up for season - Sep 27, 2011 (by Justin Moore)

    BELTWAY BOMBERS RETURN 5 ALL-STARS AND TARGET OPENING NIGHT FOR ACPBL SEASON

    Coach Chaz Dudley and his Beltway Bombers are always one of the most talented professional basketball teams in the country, but ths upcoming ACPBL season, they are really loaded. The Bombers are entering this 2011-2012 ACPBL season returning 5 out of their 8 all-stars from last season; ACPBL MVP and Player of the Year Hugh Jones (6'3''-F-80) ACPBL leading scorer Marcus Fisher (6'4''-G/F-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management), Ed Jones (6'7''-F-86, college: N.Carolina A&T), Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G, college: N.Carolina A&T) and Camontae Griffin (5'9''-G-86, college: St.Mary's, MD). Last season all-star Jamaal Wise (6'5''-F-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Rhode Island) is playing overseas, Steven Miles (6'2''-G-81, college: American) is on injured reserve, and 5-10 PG Joe Flegler is playing in Canada.

    The Bombers are also returning Chris Darnell (6'9''-F/C-86, college: William & Mary), Rogers Barnes (6'2''-G-86, college: Morgan St.), Darrian Lee (6'5''-G-78, college: Goucher Perry King (6'0''-G, college: St.Bonaventure), G Kareem Collins (6'3''-G/F-80, college: New Jersey City St.) and Keith Gray (6'8''-C-80, college: American). Coach Chaz also signed and/or has committed to training camp; Johndre Jefferson (6'9''-F), Lawrence Felder (6'9''-C-76, college: Salem Intern.), Arbry Butler (6'8''-F), Stanley Jones (6'10''-C/F-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Francis Marion), Antwi Atuahene (6'3''-G-84, college: Arizona St.), Nate Flowers (6'5''-F-87), 5-11 PG Rahmmel Fishback, 6-5 G/F Chris Grant (6'2''-G), 6-10 F Chris Karlheim, Kyle Cannon (6'8''-F-86), Tremayne Russell (6'1''-G-8, Anthony Williams (6'2''-G-79, college: Pfeiffer), 6-3 G Marcus Ashton, Jonathan Hart (6'6''-F-86, college: UNC Pembroke), Lex James (6'10''-C-84, college: Bridgeport), Anderson Labase (5'11''-G, college: Queens, NY), Kayode Ayeni (6'5''-F-88, college: St.Francis, NY) and Patrick Behan (6'8''-F-87, college: Bucknell).

    Going into his 19th year of coaching pro, with over 640 wins and 44 championships, the well known and respected Owner and Head Coach of the Bombers is looking forward to training camp and opening night on December 3rd. Known for his very grueling and physical training camps, along with his up-tempo style and intense defense, Coach will have a lot of pro talent from which to choose from. 'Our two training camps in October and November will allow me to evaluate assorted talent and add the final players to my roster. Being that we don't have tryouts, our initial training camp will enable me to invite specific players to veteran camp.

    The Bombers ACPBL season opens on Saturday night December 3rd, with a home game vs a new team in the league; Bay Area Shuckers. Seems that the Shuckers had requested in the off-season to play the Bombers for their first game. Being a new franchise, I'm not sure if the Shuckers really are aware of the Bombers pro talent level, intensity and championship resume. Coach Chaz commented that 'they will get to know us on December 3rd. Seems their off-season enthusiasm prompted those comments. Be careful what you wish for. Every team has a game-plan until the buzzer sounds and they get hit. My players and I are very much looking forward to welcoming them to the league on opening night.' With the Bombers averaging over 160 points per game, and with several players in every top ACPBL statistical category, the Shuckers definitely need to be ready on December 3rd.

    Enterprise join ACPBL, the league continues East Coast take over ! - Sep 28, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League announced that it has added a new team, named The Enterprise for the upcoming 2011-2012 ACPBL season. The Enterprise will be based out of Philadelphia, PA.

    After a successful first pro season last year in a different league (the team was named South Jersey Enterprise), The Enterprise ownership felt it was time to make the leap to the big time (ACPBL). 'We decided on the ACPBL because of the overall leadership from the league office', stated Enterprise owner Avery Watkins . 'As well as the talented teams the ACPBL has recently landed before us'.

    'The top owners and teams are lining up to play in the ACPBL' stated league Commissioner James R. Schutz . 'We have raised the bar for all of minor league professional basketball and the best of the best want to be a part of this'.

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League is one of the first minor leagues to successfully implement revenue sharing for all its teams through league sponsorship. Previously such things as revenue sharing were only seen on the major league level such as the NBA. 'We are proud of where we now stand, yet realize we must never settle if we wish to remain the best.' stated ACPBL commissioner James R. Schutz .

    ACPBL announces three Regional Divisions and Playoff format - Oct 1, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)

    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League is pleased to announce that the ACPBL has aligned into three separate regional divisions for the upcoming 2011-2012 season.
    We have always been about the fans and the quality of play in the ACPBL, stated Commissioner James R. Schutz . By creating three separate regional divisions inside of the ACPBL, we have managed to create three separate regular season division championship races.
    The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League is the #1 independent basketball minor league in the United States of America and second overall only to that of the affiliated NBA D-league. The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) is one of the first ever minor leagues to successfully implement revenue sharing for all of its teams through league sponsorship, something previously only seen in the major leagues such as the NBA and NFL.
    The new official 2011-2012 ACPBL regional divisions are listed below, together with playoff format. The ACPBL season will start on December 3, 2011, and the league has released its official schedule too, that is available at http://www.acpbl.com/latest-news/112...12-season.html

    ACPBL North

    Buffalo Warriors
    Garden State Rebels
    Hartford Lightning
    North Jersey Pros

    ACPBL Big Apple

    Hudson Valley Kingz
    Manhattan Pride
    New York City 524
    New York Lions

    ACPBL South

    Bay Area Shuckers
    Beltway Bombers
    Chesapeake Tru Hope Trailblazers
    The Destroyers (Philadelphia, PA & Wilmington, DE)
    The Enterprise (Philadelphia, PA)

    **PLAYOFF FORMAT**
    SEEDS #1, #2, #3 reserved for division champions
    SEEDS #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 reserved for wild card teams from any division

    The Trailblazers are getting ready for the upcoming ACPBL season - Oct 12, 2011 (by Mike Lee)

    While the NBA Lockout is still in effect and appears to be without resolve for the near future, professional basketball in this area will begin in the near future. Last year, the Norfolk Tru Hope Trailblazers won the 2010 ACPBL title and are preparing to defend that title during this upcoming season. The ACPBL season will begin on November 19th and the Trailblazers are making plans for another big year.

    The ACPBL has made some changes to this years league format by splitting teams into three divisions. The new division format and the schedule is now regionally-based allowing each team to play the other teams in their division at least once. The remaining games on each teams 14-game schedule will include teams within and outside their division, depending on location. The league hopes that the changes will allow teams to keep their travel budgets to a minimum.

    The ACPBL also participates in a revenue-sharing program, possible through league sponsorships, for all participating teams. Revenue sharing is something normally seen in major leagues like the NBA and the NFL, and the ACPBL is one of the first minor leagues to successfully implement this type of program.

    The Trailblazers will compete in the ACPBL South, which includes the Beltway Bombers and the Bay Area Shuckers, teams that are based in Virginia and Maryland, respectively. The division also includes two Philadelphia-based teams, the Destroyers and the Enterprise. The other two ACPBL divisions are the ACPBL North division and the ACPBL Big Apple division. Both divisions feature teams from the northeast, with the Big Apple division featuring teams in or near the New York metropolitan area.

    In preparation for this season, the Trailblazers held a two-day tryout on October 1st and 2nd. Nine players attended the tryout, hoping for an invitation to the teams upcoming training camp on November 1st - 4th. Five players were invited to the training camp:

    Branden Smith 6'3' G
    Brian Faulcon 5'11' PG
    Laquann Bogues 6'6' F
    Bruce Royal 6'0' PG
    Samonn Frazier 6'7' F/C

    After the teams training camp, the Trailblazers will participate in a preseason exhibition game on November 19th against the Boys & Girls Club Alumni Team of the Southside. The game will be held at Atlantic Shores Christian High School and tipoff will be at 7:00 pm. The Alumni team features local stars such as John Gilchrist (Salem/University of Maryland), Myles Holley (Booker T. Washington/University of Nebraska), and Terrence Woodbury (Coastal Christian Academy/University of Georgia). The Trailblazers will open their regular season schedule on December 4th with a home game against the Beltway Bombers.
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    A new lower-level basketball league has been formed. All the teams are based in the Carolinas with a couple of ones that left the CBL--the Wilmington Sea Dawgs (can't you just stay in one league?), Fayetteville Crossover, and the Cary Invasion, CBL champs. This is called the Tobacco Road Basketball League. It will have three travel teams for the season--Big Texas, Team Macleen, and the Queen City Express. An original team for the league are the Carolina Gladiators and the Prime Time Players.

    http://www.trblproball.com/
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    Tobacco Road Basketball League play started on April Fool's Day. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs won their debut game against 93-90 over the Prime Time Players of Charlotte. The Cary Invasion won 119-81 against the Carolina Gladiators after also beating Big Texas. Queen City was victorious against Fayetteville.
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    Fayetteville Crossover goes to .500 with their second consecutive win over the Carolina Gladiators in as many weeks to get the fourth and final playoff spot in the league. Even with taking 44 more shots than the Gladiators, the Crossover only eked out three more points than Carolina.

    More news about the Tobacco Road Basketball League can be found here up to this point:
    http://www.trblproball.com/
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    Really surprised me that there's another basketball league in Canada. But the following league is actually semi-pro and all of the teams in it are entirely based in Quebec, Canada's predominantly French-speaking and its most socially progressive province (and capturing international headlines lately with student protests against tuition hikes and the really illegal Law 74). This is the League Basketball du Quebec or the LBQ. Play started in mid-April with five teams. Basketball is not very popular in Quebec as a spectator sport despite 23,000 turning up for a preseason NBA game between Toronto and New York at Montreal's Bell Centre. The LBQ is one modest step in helping basketball grow there with NBL Canada's Quebec City Kebs, who likely may not return for the league's second season with its attendance woes at Laval University's PEPS. This league is great for former players in the RSEQ and the Quebec schools in the CCAA to continue on their basketball endaevors after college when seemingly there are no higher-level pro options out there in Quebec to further their skills. Where these teams play is a far cry from even the CCAA facilities in terms of high quality.

    Two games kicked off the league with the Laurentide Revolutions winning over the Jaguars 93-79 led by a familiar name if you followed the ABA's Montreal Matrix half a decade ago Pascal Fleury, and the Seigneurs defeated Page-Dynamo 64-53. Jean-Richard Volcy was supposed to make his way to the Seigneurs a short time after playing with JL Bourges in France.
    http://www.usbasket.com/LBQ/basketba...?NewsID=268898

    A summary of the next five rounds in LBQ play with Monteregie getting some play and the Revolution atop the standings. Page-Dynamo hasn't won a game.
    http://www.usbasket.com/LBQ/basketba...?NewsID=270944

    But the Seigneurs currently are at the top spot in the five-team table ahead of Laurentide with one more victory than the them as Page-Dynamo is still winless. Former Northern Michigan player Jean-Richard Volcy had 25 points for the Seigneurs in the loss to Revolution 100-89.
    http://www.usbasket.com/LBQ/basketba...?NewsID=273544

    LBQ's website: http://www.lbq.ca/

    At the Tobacco Road Basketball League, Cary Invasion hold off a fierce Carolina Crossover on the road in Smithfield in a game that was missing key players on both sides and neither really didn't want to maintain a lead.
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=271321

    Terrell Smith leads the Prime Time Players to their 4th win a row beating the Carolina Gladiators
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=270587

    Even when they were shorthanded of four players, the Prime Time Players still still found a path to victory over the Fayetteville Crossover
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=271322

    Wilmington Sea Dawgs beat Fayetteville by 10 points at home by pounding the paint
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=271954

    Prime Time goes off in the second half pummeling the Queen City Express 126-99
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=272081

    Fayetteville gets revenge on Wilmington at home and clinches the fourth and final TRBL playoff spot
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=272191

    Fayetteville piled it on against league weaklings Queen City finishing with a league-record 177 points with everybody on the Crossover scored. The Crossover led by 29 at the half. Isn't it just a very bad time for pro basketball in Charlotte, no matter the level of pro play?
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=272673

    Wilmington had only seven players to suit up against Queen City and could've put it away but didn't in their home season finale.
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=272676

    Cary Invasion gets a home playoff game by beating Fayetteville but scored as many points like it did with Queen City in their last game
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=272819

    Prime Time beats Carolina Gladiators by 27 127-100 and wins their 8th consecutive game.
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=272820
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    Cary Invasion pulls away from the Queen City Express at home starting in the third.
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=273402

    Even with sloppy shooting, top TRBL team Prime Time Players still defeated the Wilmington Sea Dawgs 124-105
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=273403

    Prime Time clinches the regular season title, or as many of you would call it the minor premiership over Cary.
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=273403

    Final regular season stats of the TRBL season
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=274281

    Prime Time Players are your first-ever Tobacco Road Basketball League champions with their 123-103 win against Cary.
    http://www.usbasket.com/TRBL/basketb...?NewsID=274961
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    Riveries des Prairies Jaguars are the first champs of the LBQ over Montenergie 88-57 in the Big Final or Finale Gros. Let's hope the league serves as an important step in development of Quebec basketball and last long enough so it can be sort of a feeder league to the NBL Canada's Quebec teams in Montreal and (hopefully the return of) Quebec City. LBQ aims for more teams this year.
    http://www.usbasket.com/LBQ/basketba...?NewsID=279756
    http://www.lbq.ca/index.php?option=c...les&Itemid=246
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    After that monstrosity that is the first season of the Montreal Jazz, it's a good idea to see how the second season of the LBQ is doing right now. Funnily enough, several players of the Jazz came from that league.

    There's a new team in the LBQ known as, in English, the Quebec City Royals. Apparently, it is comprised of players from the Kebs and ex-players who graduated from Laval University. They sitting atop the standings at 6-2 as the new franchise to round out the field to six, up from five last season. Page-Dynamo sits at second with 5-3. The Jaguars and Seigneurs are the only other teams with a .500+ record right now. Montenergie is dead last at 0-7. All of them play in high school gyms.
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/LBQ/n...andings/317678
    http://www.lbq.ca/index.php?option=c...=35&Itemid=246

    Quebec City Royals name and logo: http://www.lbq.ca/index.php?option=c...les&Itemid=246

    A new minor pro basketball league sprang just recently with a regional bent. It's called the Central Basketball League with its CBL acronym which should not be confused with the Continental Basketball League. This league has franchises based in the area that I call the Ohio Valley--St. Louis Hawks, Middle Tennessee Storm, Bowling Green Hornets, River City Panthers, and the Dayton Air Strikers. To get started, read these CBL stories as I make a greater linkage to this league:

    Floyd Irons' St. Louis Hawks run to a league-best 4-0:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n..._to_4-0/315668

    CBL Store opens:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...e_Opens/315671

    CBL honors all the active US military personnel:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n..._Troops/315677

    St. Louis Hawks logo unvieled:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...ew_Logo/315685

    Bowling Green Hornets get big local sports media coverage:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...rite-up/315747

    Want to follow this new CBL on your mobile phone? Well, the CBL has an app for that!
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...ile_App/315749

    Middle Tennessee Storm's Michael France's decorated college resume:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...he_Week/315752

    CBL teams up with Autism Association:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...ciation/315754

    Former Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Khalil McDonald, Teeng Akol and Jamal Crook entertain for the Bowling Green Hornets in front of screaming kids at the Jim Young Gym beating Dayton 118-98:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...the_CBL/315775

    Fourth weekend CBL preview:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...g_Games/315859

    NFL's Cincinnati Bengals interested in Bowling Green's Vic Moses
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...Bengals/315860

    River City Panthers sign Chris Tarpley and Rocky Robinson to contracts in time for the Panthers' game against Dayton :
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...ign_Two/316008

    St. Louis meets River City in Peoria:
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/CBL/n...the_CBL/316457
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    Royal de Quebec beat Montegri to stay atop the standings and the Jaguars stop Page-Dynamo
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/LBQ/n...Jaguars/318689

    Page-Dynamo and the Revolution made it to the LBQ Championship with wins over the Royal and Jaguars, respectively.
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/LBQ/n...r_Final/321139

    Page-Dynamo wins the 2013 LBQ championship 77-70 over the regular season champions Jaguars
    http://basketball.usbasket.com/LBQ/n...Q_title/321377
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    Almost a year passed since I last wrote here. There's now a new semi-pro league with only Florida-based franchises called aptly the FBA. Actually it's in its third year of existence. Teams are the Miami Midnites, Tampa Bay Rebels, Florida Flight, Palm Beach Knights, and the defending champs Heartland Prowl.

    As I write this, Miami and Tampa Bay are tied for first at 4-1. Palm Beach has yet to win a game at 0-4.

    Page-Dynamo are in the middle of the LBQ pack as the reigning champs at 4-3 with Royal, Revolution, and the new Basketball Sun Youth ahead of them in the standings. Basket Trois Riveries are dead last still seeking a win after 8 games of play.
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    Couple of years have passed since I last posted here. These leagues will get caught up eventually soon.

    May I tell you there's a brand new minor pro basketball league coming? It's called the National Basketball League of America, based in Sioux Falls. The teams are the Omaha Chargers (first basketball team there since the CBA's Omaha Chargers), Sioux City Hornets, and the Dakota Magic confirmed. Season goes from September to November on a 20-game schedule and gets territoral players like many other minor leagues to generate interest. If this reminds you of the 1990s-era International Basketball League with regional teams based up in the Upper Midwest (Des Moines Dragons, Black Hills Posse, Fargo-Moorehead Beez, Winnipeg Cyclones, and Magic City Snowbears), you're right. Players can even go on over the NBL Canada and PBL after the NBLA's short play is done:
    http://www.omaha.com/sports/new-pro-...62074ec0e.html
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    Another new bus-travelling minor pro basketball league sprang up since called the North American Basketball League (NABL), focusing on the south. First season had 10 teams with the Atlanta Show winning the first title. Tampa Bay Windjammers were in the league but later folded. Now it grown to 21 that includes west coast and midwest expansion like the Tacoma Thunder and a former ABA team in the Kitsap Admirals. This year's season started 17 days ago with 5 games in its slate.

    Another regional minor league kicked off its season in the United Basketball League with a slow process in the scheduling but starting too get things in with a more Southwestern focus (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri in this case) having 7 teams (4 in the north, 3 in the south).

    Florida Basketball League just started too in their new season with 6 teams across the Sunshine State. Early March saw the East Coast Basketball League starting with teams in the southeast (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia) having endured 8 rounds so far that also includes two travel teams counting in the standings. The APBL just completed its season featuring teams from the Mid-Atlantic.
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