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    Welcome to the Central Basketball Association

    The Central Basketball Association (CBA) welcomes everyone to the continuance of a fresh concept in the world of minor league basketball. Strong, financially sound teams. Online video rebroadcasts of league games. Detailed & accurate team and individual statistics. Strict adherence to International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules. Taking advantage of technological resources through a user-friendly website and mobile-application. Playing in front of larger media markets. Working directly with agents and scouts as a genuine bridge for players to get overseas contracts in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and South America. All led under a strong corporate-style management structure. 

    These attributes one will not find apparent in any other minor league basketball league or organization. Until now. Welcome to the Central Basketball Association.    

    The 8-week CBA season, which will commence its 5th year in 2017, begins annually at the end of March and concludes at the end of May. Following the season, the league works diligently behind the scenes to help its players earn opportunities to try out and secure contracts with international organizations across the globe. 

    Countdown to 2017 CBA Season (Year 5)

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    CBA / Under Armour Partnership

    - Beginning in 2016, Under Armour became the official on-court apparel supplier for the CBA.

    - Customized Under Armour uniforms for each member team, where the designs are crafted to improve marketability of each organization.

    - Various complimentary Under Armour apparel for individuals affiliated with the CBA.

    - Under Armour uniforms and apparel for CBA Global Opportunities Program to promote the brand domestically and internationally.

    - Offseason CBA Annual Meetings to be held each year at the Under Armour Headquarters in Baltimore.

    CBA / Hilton Hotels Partnership

    - Beginning in 2017, Hilton Hotels & Resorts becomes the official hotel partner for the CBA.

    - Access to all the hotels under the Hilton portfolio: Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Conrad, Curio, and Waldorf Astoria.

    - Significantly discounted hotel rates for CBA teams during road games with prices below traditional group travel rates.  

    - Required free membership for all CBA players with the Hilton HHonors Rewards Program to allow for registered players to earn reward points during team hotel stays, as well as earn potential elite status and free reward nights for future stays with hotels under the Hilton hotel portfolio. 

    CBA / Southwest Airlines Partnership

    - Beginning in 2017, Southwest Airlines becomes the official domestic airline travel partner for the CBA.

    - Significantly discounted flight rates for CBA member teams, as well as complimentary checked baggage, priority service, and flexible scheduling. 

    - Required free membership for all CBA players with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Program to allow for registered players to earn reward points during air travel with the airline, as well as earn potential elite status and free flights for future travel with Southwest Airlines. 

    Week 1 Regular Season (March 25-26, 2017)

    Week 1 Regular Season (March 25-26, 2017)

    CBA Quick Facts

    League Founded:

    • 2013 (entering 5th season)

    Season Preview Press Releases:

    • USA Today (2014-15 season)
    • Associated Press (2014-15 season)
    • Associated Press (2013-14 season)

    Players Drafted From League:

    • (2) 2015 NBA D-League Draft
    • (1) 2016 NBL-Canada Draft
    • (1) 2014 NBL-Canada Draft
    • (1) 2013 NBL-Canada Draft

    Team Ownership Backgrounds:

    • Former NBA, NFL, & MiLB Players
    • Former NASCAR Drivers
    • Former Harlem Globetrotters
    • Former NCAA Coaches & Athletic Directors
    • Former International Basketball Athletes

    CBA Quick Facts

    Players Sent Overseas: 168

    • North America (51)
    • Asia (48)
    • South America (32)
    • Europe (28)
    • Australia (5)
    • Africa (4)

    International Contracts Offered: 83

    • Europe (23)
    • South America (20)
    • North America (19)
    • Asia (15)
    • Australia (3)
    • Africa (3)

    Professional Domestic Opportunities: 7

    • NBA D-League (6)
    • NBA (1)

    2016 CBA Season Leaders

    2016 CBA Season Leaders

    CBA & NBA

    Sampson Carter

    CBA Team: Mississippi Eagles

    NBA Team: Memphis Grizzlies

    College: University of Massachusetts

    Position: Forward (6-8, 225)

    Pictured With: Vince Carter (8-time NBA All-Star; former NBA Rookie of the Year; in his 20th season in the NBA & 2nd with Grizzlies)

    Note: First CBA player to play in the NBA (2015)

    CBA & NBA D-League

    Brandon Harris

    CBA Team: Bowling Green Hornets

    NBA D-League Team: Oklahoma City Blue

    College: Western Kentucky University

    Position: Guard (6-1, 175)

    Pictured With: Marcus Teague (former 1st-round selection of the Chicago Bulls in 2012; younger brother of Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague)

    Note: First CBA player to receive NBA D-League opportunity (2015)

    CBA & NBA D-League

    Mardracus Wade

    CBA Team: Mississippi Eagles

    NBA D-League Team: Iowa Energy

    College: University of Arkansas

    Position: Guard (6-3, 190)

    Note: First CBA Most Valuable Player to play in NBA D-League (2015). First CBA player to earn second contract opportunity in the NBA D-League (2016). 

    CBA & NBA D-League

    Jeremy Williams

    CBA Team: Mississippi Eagles

    NBA D-League Team: Idaho Stampede

    College: University of Texas-El Paso

    Position: Forward (6-8, 200)

    Note: First CBA player to be selected in NBA D-League Draft (2015). Second CBA player to earn second contract opportunity in the NBA D-League (2016). 

    CBA Players Signed Overseas

    CBA Players Signed Overseas

    CBA Players Signed Overseas

    CBA Quick History (2016)

    Year: 2016

    Teams: (9) Bowling Green, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Peoria, Springfield

    Regular Season Champion: North: Fort Wayne (8-0 record), South: Middle Tennessee (7-1 record)

    Playoffs: (1) Fort Wayne, (2) Middle Tennessee, (3) Columbus, (4) Bowling Green, (5) Indianapolis, (6) Memphis

    League Champion: (1) Fort Wayne

    League Runner-Up: (2) Middle Tennessee

    Coach of Year: Rod Wilmont (Fort Wayne)

    Most Valuable Player: Brett McKnight (Columbus)

    2016 CBA Champions: Fort Wayne

    CBA Quick History (2015)

    Year: 2015

    Teams: (8) Bowling Green, Chattanooga, Fort Wayne, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Peoria, Springfield

    Regular Season Champion: Chattanooga (7-1 record)

    Playoffs: (1) Chattanooga, (2) Bowling Green, (3) Memphis, (4) Fort Wayne, (5) Mississippi, (6) Middle Tennessee, (7) Springfield, (8) Peoria

    League Champion: (2) Bowling Green

    League Runner-Up: (4) Fort Wayne

    Coach of Year: Paul Gaffney (Chattanooga)

    Most Valuable Player: Mardracus Wade (Mississippi)

    2015 CBA Champions: Bowling Green

    CBA Quick History (2014)

    Year:  2014

    Teams: (7) Bowling Green, Chattanooga, Fort Wayne, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Peoria, St. Louis

    Regular Season Champion: Chattanooga (7-1 record)

    Playoffs: (1) Chattanooga, (2) Middle Tennessee, (3) Fort Wayne, (4) St. Louis

    League Champion: (2) Middle Tennessee

    League Runner-Up: (4) St. Louis

    Coach of Year: Rodney English (Chattanooga)

    Most Valuable Player: Antonio Cannon (Fort Wayne)

    CBA Quick History (2013)

    Year: 2013

    Teams: (4) Bowling Green, Middle Tennessee, Peoria, St. Louis

    Regular Season Champion: St. Louis (5-2 record)

    Playoffs: (1) St. Louis, (2) Bowling Green

    League Champion:  (1) St. Louis

    League Runner-Up: (2) Bowling Green

    Coach of Year: Floyd Irons (St. Louis)

    Most Valuable Player: Demarco Polk (Middle Tennessee)

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