WBA Announces Official 2011 Press Conference and Season Tryout Camp

Top Quote Atlanta's Fox Sports Grill to Host WBA Season Kick Off Press Conference April 8th Followed by Pro Ball Tryouts at Lawrenceville's Rhodes Jordan Park April 15-16th. End Quote
  • Columbus, GA-AL (1888PressRelease) March 31, 2011 - The World Basketball Association [WBA], former home to Atlanta Hawks' Josh Powell and LA Clippers' Jamario Moon, will host its official 2011 WBA Season Press Conference on Friday, April 8th, at 1:30 pm, at Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station for media and fans. The well respected exposure league will also hold the 8th Annual WBA Professional Tryout Camp on Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th in preparation for the upcoming season. Professional team tryouts will be held at Rhodes Jordon Park at 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville, GA, from 8 am to 3 pm both days. Players can register at www.wbaball.net for $200 or on-site for $225; a $50 discount is given when source code "WBA777" is used by April 1st; fee is half-off if participant brings a teammate. Scouts and agents from the WBA, NBA, NBDL and overseas leagues, will be present.

    The WBA 2011 game season runs from May 20th - July 2nd with teams from Birmingham (AL); Columbus (GA); Decatur (GA); Fayetteville (TN); Gwinnett (GA); Jacksonville (FL); Marietta (GA); and Rome (GA).

    In honor of the 8th World Basketball Association season, the WBA Foundation and sponsors Check Up Athletic Wear and Marriott Columbus will present the 8th Annual Historical Black College All-Star Classic [HBCAC] on Saturday, April 23rd, at the Columbus, GA Civic Center. The top-24 basketball stars of Historical Black Colleges and Universities from across the country will showcase their skills for thousands of fans, as well as NBA overseas scouts. For more details: www.HBCALLSTARCLASSIC.com.

    ABOUT THE WBA: The WBA Exposure League was created in 2002 to teach, develop, and expose basketball players to NBA, D-League, KBL, PBL, and international scouts. The purpose of the WBA is to serve as a training ground to develop professional players, coaches, and personnel on and off the court. Emphasis is placed on career development, community involvement, and education.

    WBA teams are comprised of talented athletes with a maximum of five years professional experience. The highly respected exposure league has produced and worked with top coaches, such as former Rome Gladiators' coach Harold Ellis, who signed to the NBA's Detroit Pistons coaching staff and standout players who made it to the next level, including Kenyon Gamble, who played with the WBA's Magic City Court Kings, former Hawks Anthony Grundy, and Kyle Davis of the New Jersey Nets.

    The WBA Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization. For more information about the WBA or Historical Black College All-Star Classic Weekend, contact the WBA Foundation office at 1-866-245-1996 or 678-693-0898. For sponsorship or vendor opportunities and media inquiries, contact Trea Davenport of Trea Day Management & Publicity at 678-327-8281 or treadaypr ( @ ) gmail dot com dot

    Media Contact:Trea Davenport
    678-327-8281 or treadaypr ( @ ) gmail dot com

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