News & Notes From The ABA

By ABA Media Relations
Updated: March 20, 2008


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


A special competition for Vermont High School Senior Hot Shots will take place between the ABA All Stars’ Three-Point and Slam-Dunk Contests at ABA All-Star Weekend on Friday, at the Barre Municipal Auditorium.

Community National Bank will present the derby, which will feature 16 of the finest sharpshooters in the state — eight senior boys and eight senior giarls, chosen with the assistance of the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association. The evening’s events will get underway at 7 p.m.

The boys will be Dan Disaccio (Mount Anthony); D.J. Campbell (Winooski); Jeff Danyew (Windsor); Rob Dorion (Rutland); Tyler Everett (Montpelier); Greg Hughes (West Rutland; Kevin Labas (Mount Abraham); and Kyle McQuarrie (Proctor).

For the girls, Brianna Baker (Spaulding); Camille DuPont (Twinfield); Meghan Farrell (Green Mountain); Stephanie Gagnon (Williamstown); Sam Graves (U-32); Stephanie Hazlett (Arlington); Alyssa Herrington (Mount Anthony); and Kaleigh Sullivan (Rutland) have all confirmed their participation.

The top two boys and top two girls after an opening round will advance to a shoot off with a Hot Shot trophy on the line. Tickets for All-Star Weekend are available for in-person purchase at Allen Lumber in Barre; First in Fitness in Montpellier; and the Flynn Regional Box Office at 153 Main Street in Burlington.

Fans may also call 802-86-FLYNN or go to Tickets are available for each individual session or in special packages that include both days’ events.

Friday night’s Hot Shots and Dunks will also feature ABA All-Star Slam Dunk and Three-Point Contests presented by M&M Beverage Centers and Simply Subs and Pizza.

Forward Issa Konare scored a four-point play on a 3-D layup and a free throw to break a 95-95 tie in the final minute and power the ABA Vermont Frost Heaves to a 106-97 defeat of the Atlanta Vision at the Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night.
Konare, who wound up with 29 points and 18 rebounds, will be one of two Vermont representatives for the East team in Saturday’s ABA All-Star Classic, presented by VSECU and set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Aud.
The other Frost Heaves All-Star, Antonio Burks, tossed in 19 points, while B.J. Robertson scored 12 and Brett Gravitt addded 11. For full details, visit
The Nashville Broncs have just finished setting up new offices and the search to complete the team off court is underway. The new Nashville Broncs offices are located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 315 Union Street, Suite 1230.
On Friday, March 14, a press conference was held at Trevecca Nazarene University announcing the Nashville Broncs and the return of the ABA to Nashville. The local news and media were present to cover the breaking news. “We greatly appreciate the coverage of this event along with the support from fans and local business that are joining in an effort to better our organization,” stated team owner Scott Lumley.
“Also, we would like to think the other ABA team owners and coaches who have contacted us with suggestions and offered us support. As with any new business, mistakes are often made; the knowledge the other ABA teams have shared with us definitely helped to counter some mistakes we could have made.”
Several tryout camps have been scheduled. Please keep your eye on the Nashville Broncs web site for complete information. The Head Coach has been named and will be announced shortly. For more information, visit
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