World Basketball Association

Infobox sports league

pixels = 150px
caption = World Basketball Association logo
sport = Basketball
founded = 2004
motto = "The next best thing to the NBA"
teams = 10
country = USA
champion = Mayas-USA
folded =
website = [http://www.wbaball.net/ www.wbaball.net]

The World Basketball Association is a professional men's spring basketball league.

History

The WBA was conceived in 2004, with seven teams scheduled to play. One of these, the Chattanooga Majic, did not start the season, and was replaced by the Bristol Crusaders.

The WBA consists of players with 5 years or less experience and each team is limited to 2 players with 5 years on their final 10 man roster. The WBA holds that the window of opportunity for NBA hopefuls is 3 years.

The WBA exists to prepare players to play in the: CBA, NBA D-League, NBA, and international scouts.

Current teams

*Atlanta Hardhats
*Floyd County Rage
*Fort Worth Star Prospects
*Georgia Warriors
*Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels
*Mayas-USA
*Mississippi Miracles
*Murfreesboro Musicians
*Rome Gladiators
*Texas Tycoons

Complete team list

Possible Expansion and Returns

* sat out for the 2006 season
* Gulf Coast Bandits
*Evansville, Indiana
*Longview, Texas
* Macon Blaze
*Slidell, Louisiana

WBA Champions

*Year Champion, score Runner-up, score
*2004 Jackson Rage 82 Southern Crescent Lightning 79
*2005 Rome Gladiators 103 Mississippi Hardhats 100
*2006 Rome Gladiators 125 Cartersville Warriors 114
*2007 Mayas-USA 114 Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels 104

ee also

*List of developmental/minor sports leagues

References

External links

* [http://www.wbaball.net/index.htm Official WBA website]
* [http://www.oursportscentral.com/sports/?l_id=117 WBA on OSC]
* [http://www.usbasket.com/wba/wba.asp USBasket WBA page]


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