ABA ADDS FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETBALL TEAM
Indianapolis. IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com
today announced that it has added the first Native American basketball team to its growing list of expansion teams for the upcoming season. “This is long overdue,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. “There are so many great Native American basketball players in the US and now they’ll be able to get the exposure and recognition they deserve. I am very excited to be adding the Wind River Bison to the ABA. Wind River is in Wyoming and they’ll be a part of our Rocky Mountain Division.”
The Wind River Bison will be owned by Waylon Oldman, a 39-year old member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Am employee of the Northern Arapaho Tribal/Wind River Internet. “I am by no means a wealthy person, but I believe in working hard in order to succeed in anything you do in life,” added Oldman. “That’s why I believe the Wind River Bison will be successful.”
He added, “I believe true value is created when you give back to your community. My only agenda is making our community a better place, and when I put my mind to something, it doesn’t take long to get results. …I believe in this community and work daily to make it a better place to live, work and play for our children.”
The Wind River Bison has already received interest fro players as far away as New Mexico to North Dakota.
“I think people are going to be very surprised at how good Native American players are and we are very appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of the ABA,” commented Oldman. For more information,