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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 10-week CBA season, which recently completed its 4th year in 2016, 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)


    CBA / Under Armour Partnership

    - Beginning in 2016, Under Armour becomes the official on-court apparel supplier for 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 Global Opportunities player training option at Under Armour Headquarters for international trips departing from the Washington, D.C. area. 

    2016 CBA Championship Game (May 21, 2016)

    2016 CBA Playoff First Round (May 14, 2016)

    2016 CBA Playoff Semifinals (May 15, 2016)

    2016 Leaders

    2016 Leaders

    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: 153

    • North America (48)
    • Asia (46)
    • Europe (27)
    • South America (23)
    • Australia (5)
    • Africa (4)

    International Contracts Offered: 70

    • Europe (22)
    • North America (18)
    • Asia (13)
    • South America (11)
    • Australia (3)
    • Africa (3)

    Professional Domestic Opportunities: 7

    • NBA D-League (6)
    • NBA (1)

    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 Standings

    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)


    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)