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The Premier Basketball League is giving you a chance to have your talents and skills recognized by former NBA players, team owners, GMs, coaches and other officials around the league.

On August 23rd the PBL will host its summer combine in Chicago, Illinois.

Thanks to Flixpress, one of the major sponsors in the PBL, this opportunity comes FREE of charge to all participants.

Hotel deals will also be available for those looking to stay over night.

Click here to sign up and become a part of sports history.

BPS Inaugural Partner in New PBL Program

Bass Pro Shops and the Premier Basketball League have come to a similar conclusion that today's youth should be spending more time outdoors and being active for the remainder of the summer.

July is upon us and that means the end of summer is going to be sooner than many would hope. With the growth of technology and video games more children are spending time indoors, in front of a screen and lacking the exercise that we had before iPads and Xbox consumed the nation.

Movies such as The Mighty Ducks trilogy, The Sandlot, Space Jam and The Great Outdoors were all great family movies that children could watch and inspire them to go outdoors, be social and physically active.

Johnny Morris opened up the first Bass Pro Shops in 1971 after he believed there was not a strong enough supply of fishing gear in his area. After 43 years, Bass Pro Shops has become the premier shop for outdoor gear, supplying hiking equipment, bikes, golf equipment, fishing gear, hunting, camping and other supplies to entertain a young mind and enjoy the great outdoors.

The contest kicks off Monday, July 7th. Go tofacebook.com/PremierBasketballLeague for more details on how to win FREE gear from Bass Pro Shops. Also, make sure you 'LIKE' the PBL on facebook with our red, white and blue logo.

PBL Overseas Highlight

Scott Rodgers had a stellar year with the Rochester Razorsharks this season. The championship winning guard averaged 12.4 points per game, led the Razorsharks with a whopping 83 assists and was second on the team with 24 steals in 17 total games played.

After hoisting the championship trophy for the first time in his career Rodgers would continue to play professional basketball in Saudi Arabia.

Rodgers signed with As Seeb, of the Omani Basketball League, where he averaged approximately 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists per game.

PBL: How was it winning the PBL championship in front of your home crowd?
SR: Winning the championship felt great. That was my first professional championship since I became a pro. If felt good to finally get one under my belt.

PBL: How is living in Saudi Arabia differ than in the United States?
SR: Playing in Oman was very different compared to the U.S. The culture and the way people carry themselves is not like Americans. I had to learn to follow their rules and carry myself a little different than how I would carry myself at home.

PBL: What has been the biggest challenge so far, if any, being so far from home in the United States?
SR: The culture and the way people carry themselves is not like Americans. You have to be able to absorb information and adjust. You can't be closed minded or it will take a toll on you mentally.

PBL: Now, something you would like the fans to know.
SR: Dreams come true if you work hard for what you want in life.

Click here to read more about the Razorsharks, Rodgers and their 2014 season. 

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