ABA News & Notes

By ABA Media Relations
Updated: March 19, 2008


NEW YORK — Here is a look at the latest major happenings surrounding the American Basketball Association.

This week’s guests on the popular “One on One” with Quentin Townsend, which is heard each Saturday at 10am on Black Athlete Sports Network (www.blackathlete.com), will be various representatives participating in the ABA All Star Game that will be held in Barre, Vermont, home of the ABA Defending Champion Vermont Frost Heaves. Quentin will attempt to talk with the event organizers, coaches and players to capture the excitement of this tremendous event. To listen, visit www.abalive.com, and click on the Black Athlete Sports Network banner at 10 am ET on Saturday.
The league has announced that its recently introduced “ABA Super Savings Store” will offer daily specials on name brand merchandise. “Everything in the store is priced well below retail prices,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO, “And now we’ve decided to lower the prices even more on selected items. We hope that people will check them out regularly and take advantage of some incredible discounts.”
The “ABA Super Saving Store” features quality name brand merchandise at huge discount savings. Merchandise includes electronics, sporting goods, apparel, appliances, jewelry and other items. The first daily special features NASCAR apparel from drivers like Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmy Johnson and others. For more information, visit www.abalive.com, and click on the “ABA Super Savings Store” banner.
Burrel Lee III, General Manager of the ABA Maywood Buzz, today announced that the team will conduct open player tryouts in its search for local and afar basketball talent. Coach Lee and his staff will be in charge of conducting the camp and can be reached via e-mail at buzzbasketball@gmail.com.
The camp will be held on Saturday, May 17th at the Home of the Buzz, the Maywood Activity Center, located at 4801 East 58th Street, Maywood, CA 90270. (Interested parties are reminded NOT to call the facility for directions). Special accommodations rates ($69) are available in Bell Gardens at the Ramada, located at 7330 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens CA 90201. The telephone number is 562-928-3452.
Lee stated, “The registration for the camp will begin promptly at 10am. The fee for participating in each camp is $50. Walk-up registration fee on the day of the tryout is $75 and cash only.”
“We had a really bad season on the court finishing 3-28, but we had some great moments as well and with 2007-08 Buzz Captain Darwin ‘DC’ Carter (6-feet-1, 187 G Tennessee State) being named to the 2008 ABA All Star Game, being named Buzz MVP and you add in there John ‘Smitty’ Smith (6-feet-3 G U.C. Irvine) being named an alternate on the ABA All Star team and getting the Coaches Hustle Award possibly returning next season, we would like to find a few players to put around them as we look to be a force during the 2008-2009 season,” Lee added.
Registration fees should be made payable to “The Maywood Buzz” in the form of a money order or cashier check only. You can also visit the Buzz web site at //<![CDATA[ //]]> www.buzzbasketball.com and click on the registration link and sign up and pay online. Participants are required to bring their own gym shoes, towels, refreshments/beverages. The tryout camp will last approximately six hours. Participants will be required to sign a waiver and complete a registration form before being permitted to participate. This tryout camp is for players looking to become professional basketball players and players trying out should come in shape and ready to play as if the season started tomorrow. For more information, visit www.buzzbasketball.com.
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