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World Basketball Association
Country United States
Founded 2004
Number of teams 7
Website [www.WBABall.net Official website]

The World Basketball Association, often abbreviated to the WBA, is a professional men's spring basketball league in the United States.

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.

Franchises[]

Current clubs[]

  • Gwinnett Majic (Buford, Georgia)
  • Jacksonville Bluewaves (Jacksonville, Florida)
  • Marietta Storm (Marietta, Georgia)
  • Conyers Court Kings (Conyers, Georgia)
  • Rome Gladiators (Rome, Georgia)
  • Tennessee Tornadoes (Fayetteville, Tennessee)
  • Upstate Heat (Anderson, South Carolina)

Complete club list[]

  • Anderson Heat (2005-05)
  • Arkansas ArchAngels (2005–2006)
  • Atlanta Hardhats
  • Magic City Court Kings (2005–2006) (withdrew during season), as Birmingham Bulldogs (2004–05)
  • Birmingham Steel (2010) (never played)
  • Bristol Crusaders (2004-04)
  • Chattanooga Majic (2004-04) (never played)
  • Cleveland Majic (2005–06)
  • Decatur Court Kings
  • Druid City Dragons (2006-06)
  • Florida Flight (2010)
  • Floyd County Rage
  • Fort Worth Star Prospects
  • Franklin Knights (2010)
  • Gainesville Knights (2005–2006) (withdrew during season), as Raleigh Knights (2004-04)
  • Georgia Warriors (2006–2008) (spent 2006 as Cartersville Warriors)
  • Gulf Coast Bandits (2005-05)
  • Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels
  • Jackson Rage (2004-04)
  • Kentucky Reach (2004–05)
  • Macon Blaze (2005-05)
  • Marietta Storm (2006–present)
  • Mayas-USA
  • Mississippi Hardhats (2004–2009)
  • Mississippi Miracles
  • Murfreesboro Musicians (2006–2008)
  • Newport News Wildcats (2005-05) (never played)
  • North Mississippi Tornadoes (2006–present)
  • Rome Gladiators (2004–present)
  • Southern Crescent Lightning (2004–05)
  • Texas Tycoons
  • Tunica Gamblers (2004–05)
  • Tupelo Rock-n-Rollers(2009–2010)

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
  • 2008 Decatur Court Kings 131 Buford Majic 128 (2OT)
  • 2009 Buford Majic 95 Tupelo Rock-n-Rollers 93
  • 2010 Gwinnett Majic 133 Franklin Knights 113
  • 2011 Gwinnett Majic 113 Conyers Court Kings 91


References[]

External links[]

  1. REDIRECTTemplate:Men's professional basketball leagues
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