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Premier Basketball League to Host Combine at Same Arena as NBA
posted 07/24/2014
 

Premier Basketball League to Host Combine at Same Arena as NBA

Chicago, IL- The Premier Basketball League (PBL) will host their national summer combine on August 23rd at Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago, Illinois.

This 65,000-square foot facility has four NBA regulation size courts and professional level amenities including professional locker rooms, hydrotherapy rooms and resistance pool.

Hosting this year’s combine at Chicago’s Quest Multisport Complex will be particularly special for participants this year not just because of the venue’s size, or for the fact that it is free thanks to one of the league’s major sponsors, Flixpress, but also because Quest Multisport Complex was the host of the NBA combine back in May.

“Chicago Quest Multisport is proud to welcome the PBL combine to join our list of grand events that include the NBA combine, McDonald’s All-American Games practice series, and other internationally renowned showcases and camps,” stated Quest General Manager, Jerry Hardin.

Located on the west side of Chicago, players will be able to showcase their talents in front of owners, coaches and managers from the PBL for a chance to become a professional basketball player. Just like the NBA combine, players will arrive for check in the morning of the combine, followed by cardio workouts to test the physical synopsis of each participant.

While these young players are trying to impress team officials around the league, the referee’s combine will take place simultaneously at Chicago’s Quest. Paul Carter, Director of Officiating for the PBL will be evaluating the referee portion of the combine.

This combine will be free to all participants thanks to one of the league’s major sponsors, Flixpress. Team owners, managers and scouts from all across the PBL will be present to scout who will be the difference makers in their chase for the championship trophy in the 2015 season.


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Robert Spon to Coach Recent PBL Championship Razorsharks
posted 07/17/2014
 

Rochester, NY- On Wednesday July 16th, the Rochester RazorSharks will introduce their new head coach for the 2015 season, Robert Spon. An introductory press conference is set to be held in the lower atrium of the Blue Cross Arena at 11:00 am.

Coach Spon brings a history of coaching experience that spans over twenty years most notably six years with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers scouting department during LeBron James era. Coach Spon was named Honorable Mention to Pro Basketball News’ list of the Top 10 Minor League coaches in 2009, when he led the Manchester Millrats to the Premier Basketball League’s Atlantic Conference Championship. He also won the Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Spon will become the RazorSharks fourth head coach in the team’s 10 year history, replacing former head coach and Syracuse University all-time leading scorer Lawrence Moten. Spon looks to continue the organizational success of last year’s 17-1 regular season record which led to the 4th PBL Championship this past season.


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Premier Basketball League Adds First Ever Wisconsin Team
by anthony@thepbl.com posted 07/15/2014
 

The Premier Basketball League continues to add strength on and off the court with their newest addition in the Midwest.

Successful businessman and entrepreneur, Michael Tyler, purchased the Racine Storm back in 2014 with a visual idea of bringing the best level of minor league basketball to Wisconsin.

"We are very honored and pleased to bring our exciting brand of basketball to Racine, Wisconsin and the PBL. Our relationship with a quality organization such as the PBL shall allow us to show the world that basketball in Racine is played on a very high level," stated the Storm's owner, Michael Tyler.

As the Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel, Clint Bryant, will be in charge of utilizing Wisconsin's local talent and ability to produce a championship contending team.

"Racine has a rich basketball history that we shall strive to exemplify and broadcast to the world," stated Tyler.

The Storm will also host a major press conference in August discussing the team's decision to join the PBL, venue, staff and more in-depth information for the upcoming season.

 


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PBL and BPS Partner to Keep Youth Active
by Anthony Weihofen posted 07/07/2014
 

Chicago, IL- The Premier Basketball League’s, ‘Keeping Youth Active’ program is ready for take-off and we want to see how you’re spending your summer.

Whether you’re playing a game of basketball, fishing, hiking, at the beach or just spending some quality time outdoors we want to know how you’re spending your summer vacation. It’s simple, just send us a photo of yourself, your friends or a group of you and we will select a few of the best pictures for the contest. You can even stop and send us a selfie.  

Sounds cool, right? Well, what’s even better is that Bass Pro Shops and the Premier Basketball League have come together to help you win prizes simply by sending us a photo of how you’re spending your summer vacation. We’ll put up the top pictures and people vote with Facebook ‘LIKES’ to decide the winner. As part of our summer program, participants must be outdoors and enjoying nature or doing physical activity in order to be eligible to win.

Different prizes will be sent out to various participants. So if you’re looking for sporting gear, athletic apparel, merchandise or possibly even tickets to a local basketball game then this contest is for you.

All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ us at facebook.com/PremierBasketballLeague and send in your photos to . Voters must ‘LIKE’ the PBL on Facebook for votes to count. The voting booths will close on Thursday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m. central time.

 

About Bass Pro:

Bass Pro Shops® is a company made up of associates who are dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. We understand the power of nature and how enjoying the great outdoors helps build strong families and contributes to healthy, happy lifestyles. Bass Pro Shops® helps kids discover how to have fun outdoors in a variety of ways. Our 60+ stores across the U.S. and Canada host in-store events throughout the year that provide workshops and seminars dedicated to helping kids and adults learn how to camp, fish, hike, hunt, paddle and more.  To learn how you can gear up and get active in the outdoors, find a Bass Pro Shops® near you at http://www.basspro.com/stores.


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Premier Basketball League 2014 Summer Combine
posted 06/04/2014
 

Chicago, IL- The chance for you to play professional basketball is coming to Chicago, Illinois. On August 23rd, 2014 the Premier Basketball League will be hosting their summer combine.

Register to participate for a chance to showcase your talents in front of former NBA players, PBL coaches, General Managers and other officials involved in the league.

Thanks to Flixpress, one of the major sponsors in the PBL, this opportunity comes free of charge for those who will be looking to participate in this event. The combine will be held at one of the leading major arenas in the city of Chicago that is yet to be announced.  

Hotel deals will be available for players coming out of town and looking to stay after the one-day combine has completed.

This free experience is an exclusive opportunity to fulfill your dreams and become a professional basketball player. If you wish to participate in this year’s free 2014 PBL summer combine, please fill out the form here to receive updated information.


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