SOUTH TEXAS SWARM MOVE TO MEXICO
The Central Texas Swarm of the ABA has announced that it has officially changed its name to the AM-EX Swarm. The AM-EX Swarm has found its home in Piedras Negras, Mexico on the border with Eagle Pass, Texas. The team is comprised of highly talented athletes who are coming together to be coached by San Antonio Spurs legend Johnny Moore. Moore who played for the Spurs from 1980-1987 is the all-time leader in assists (3,866) and joins others like David Robinson and George Gervin in the elite group comprised of only seven whose number has been retired by the Spurs.
The AM-EX Swarm is proud to announce its partnership with a FIBA certified agent. The team will serve as a farm team for the Mexicali Soles which narrowly missed clinching the national Championship title of the LNBP (Mexico’s National Professional Basketball league) last year and is currently leading the league. “The AM-EX Swarm will be a great addition to our community. Not only will this ABA team bring great exposure to the city of Piedras Negras, but this will set the foundation for a great partnership between the ABA and the LNBP”, stated team co-owner Michael Luna. This is an awesome opportunity for the players of the Southwest Division to get exposure and be seen first-hand by various agents and owners of LNBP teams and various other FIBA teams. This partnership will serve as a platform or catapult to help young and aspiring players to be placed internationally on FIBA teams.
The AM-EX Swarm will host its inaugural season opener November 30th against the Austin Boom in Piedras Negras, Mexico at the Santiago V. Gonzalez Auditorium.
Jersey Express Host Season Opener
The Jersey Express to Open the 2014-2015 Season vs. Providence
NEWARK, N.J – November 13th, 2014 – The Jersey Express ABA Men’s Professional Basketball Team will begin its 2014-2015 campaign on Saturday November 22 when they host the first year Providence Sky Chiefs of Rhode Island. Tip-off is set for 5:00 pm. at Weequahic High School, 279 Chancellor Avenue (gym is off Hobson St), Newark, NJ.
Last seen making the ABA Elite 8 Championship Series on ESPN3, the Express will enter its ninth season in the ABA with a distinctly different look than the squad that made a run at the championship a year ago. Returning for the Express are standout guards Jason Smith (Paterson, N.J) and Donald Hennie (Englewood, NJ), along with 2013-2014 ABA All Star Center Almin Hodzic (Budd Lake, NJ) who excelled last season to help lead the Express in 2013-2014.
The Express feature newcomers among their 15-man roster. The list of prominent newcomers includes guards Anderson Labaze, Angel Flores, Lucky Armstrong and Zaki Thomas, Forwards Devin Bennett, David Bellamy, Kirk Bailey, Alvin Adams and Chris Bol, Centers Sam Furr, and Hashim Bailey. Elijah Thorpe, (Newark, NJ) returns to the Express, to fill the veteran guard/forward/assistant coaching position.
The game is the only home game this month. The Jersey Express will then travel to New York to play against Brooklyn Sky Rockets and then Pennsylvania to play Pittsburgh. The Express will face the Brooklyn Sky Rockets on November 29 at 7:00 pm. and will travel to Pittsburgh for a 5pm tipoff the night of the 30th. They then return home after the Thanksgiving Holiday, to face the Brooklyn Sky Rockets on December 6th at 5pm. The Express full 2014-2015 season schedule is available at www.jerseyexpress.net/schedule. Individual Game Tickets are available on-line at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/jersey-express-basketball-1144251079. General admission to ALL home games is $10, VIP Floor seating is available on-line, or at the door, based on availability. For more information on the Jersey Express, log onto www.jerseyexpress.net. To learn about the ABA, log onto www.ABAlive.com.