FBA WITHDRAWS FROM PLANS FOR 2020 SEASON

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(Orlando, FL) – Due to the elevation of Covid-19 cases within the state of Florida, the FBA Board of Governors have voted to withdraw plans to host a 2020 regular season.

The FBA adjusted to play the 2020 regular season in one location this year without fans, making the appropriate investments to offer commercial advertisements as a new, alternative revenue stream during games streamed to the public.

“Securing the venue dates for a full season has become too much of a challenge given the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in Florida,” said FBA Commissioner Greg Kite. “At this time, it’s more prudent to redirect our attention to 2021 while finding ways to do some sort of league smaller, more flexible league events this year.”

Although the regular season has been cancelled, FBA teams have been working hard to establish reasonable, executable plans to provide basketball opportunities that ensure players still get necessary, high quality game film. From exhibition games, youth camps and clinics and other alternative events, FBA fans can still expect a mix of diversified basketball activities in the state of Florida.

The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.

FBA WELCOMES 2020 BREVARD BOBCATS EXPANSION TEAM

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(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) announces the addition of the Brevard Bobcats of Melbourne, Florida as a new expansion team for the upcoming 2020 season. The Bobcats will be owned by Meenyus Miller, Jr., a young entrepreneur and resident of Palm Bay, Florida.

The Bobcats are the second expansion team to be announced for the 2020 season. Earlier this week, the approval of the Gainesville Mighty Oaks was also announced.

“The planning and preparation already done by Mr. Miller was very impressive,” said Greg Kite, Commissioner of the FBA. “We’ve developed a strong following over the years for the FBA in Brevard County, and we look forward to seeing that tradition carry on with the Bobcats.”

“I’ve been watching the growth of the FBA for 5 years,” said Miller. “The FBA has changed the trajectory of opportunities for basketball players in Florida. I feel blessed nd honored to have been given this opportunity to build something that will enhance my community on multiple levels.”

Next steps for the Bobcats include finalizing their venue and building an inaugural roster, both of which have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information about the Bobcats, email Mmillerjr@brevardbobcats.com.

The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.