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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 eight-week 2015 CBA season is scheduled to begin on March 28, 2015, with the league expanding to eight teams, in which each team will participate in eight regular season games, including four games at home and four games on the road. Each team will play every other team in the league at least once during the regular season. All eight teams will qualify for the post-season knockout tournament, over a two-weekend span, in late May 2015. 

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    CBA Players Signed Overseas

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    CBA Quick Facts

    • 52 CBA players have been provided opportunities to play in 22 different countries, leading to 28 players signing professional international contracts, including: 9 in Europe, 8 in North America, 5 in Asia, 3 in South America, and 3 in Australia. 
    • 21 overseas contracts were offered after the 2014 season; an increase from 6 contracts after the 2013 season. So far, 1 contract has been offered during the 2015 season. 
    • The CBA has included over 230 former NCAA and NAIA athletes within its member teams over the course of its first three years, including nearly 50 players who had previously played overseas.
    • Associated Press (AP) and USA Today have issued multiple national press releases promoting the 2014 and 2015 CBA seasons, respectively.
    • The ownership groups for each member team come from various professional backgrounds including former NFL players, NASCAR drivers, Harlem Globetrotters, minor league baseball players, collegiate athletic directors, and international basketball stars.
    • The CBA has partnered with the Canadian-based North of the Border Basketball League (NBBL) to showcase the first annual competitive exhibition matchups between the two leagues. The inaugural event resulted in a 100-92 victory by the NBBL over the CBA in Hamilton, Ontario in August 2014. Toronto defeated Fort Wayne, 79-67, in the second matchup in Brantford in March 2015. 
    • After gaining notoriety across North America, the league announced its plan to expand its influence throughout South America with the start of "CBA Brazil" set for September 2015. 

    CBA Quick History

    • In 2013, the original 4 teams were the Bowling Green Hornets, Middle Tennessee Storm, River City Panthers, and St. Louis Hawks. Each team played 7 regular season games, with the top 2 teams advancing to the title game. The St. Louis Hawks won the regular season title (5-2) and defeated the Bowling Green Hornets 107-96 in the Championship Game in St. Louis. Floyd Irons (St. Louis) was named Coach of the Year; DeMarco Polk (Middle Tennessee) was named League MVP.
    • In 2014, the league expanded to 7 teams: Bowling Green Hornets, Chattanooga Rail Runners, Fort Wayne Flite, Memphis Soul Kings, Middle Tennessee Storm, River City Panthers, and St. Louis Hawks. Each team played 10 regular season games, with the top 4 teams advancing to the post-season. The Chattanooga Rail Runners won the regular season title (8-2), and were the top seed in the post-season, followed by the Middle Tennessee Storm, Fort Wayne Flite, and St. Louis Hawks. Middle Tennessee ultimately prevailed as they defeated St. Louis 106-103 in the Championship Game in Nashville. Rodney English (Chattanooga) was named Coach of the Year; Antonio Cannon (Fort Wayne) was named League MVP.
    • In 2015, the league expanded to 8 teams: Bowling Green Hornets, Chattanooga Rail Runners, Fort Wayne Flite, Memphis Soul Kings, Middle Tennessee Storm, Mississippi Eagles, Peoria Panthers, and Springfield Sentinels. The Chattanooga Rail Runners won the regular season title (7-1) for a second consecutive season. The final four playoff teams were the Rail Runners, Bowling Green Hornets, Fort Wayne Flite, and Middle Tennessee Storm. Paul Gaffney (Chattanooga) was named Coach of the Year; Mardracus Wade (Mississippi) was named League MVP.

    2015 CBA Semifinals

    2015 CBA Quarterfinals

    2015 CBA Semifinals

    2015 CBA Quarterfinals

    2015 Leaders

    2015 Leaders

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