FLORIDA FLIGHT TO PLAY AT AMWAY CENTER

Knights at Flight 6-7-14-111(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Flight has been invited by the Orlando Magic to play the Mickael Pietrus-sponsored Team CSR (Guadalupe) at the Amway Arena.

The invitation is an extension of the Magic’s Court of Dreams initiative, where the NBA team provides an opportunity for individuals to play basketball on a bonafide NBA hardwood court.

This will be the second time the two teams compete. The Flight training camp roster squared off against Team CSR during the Flight’s 2013 pre-season. Team CSR won the contest 65-60. The Flight will feature most of their official 2014 roster for the upcoming rematch.

“I’m extremely grateful to Antonio Perez and the entire Orlando Magic family for extending this opportunity to us,” said Mark King, Owner and Head Coach of the Flight. “The Flight exists to provide a development and exposure platform that enables players to continue their pursuit of a professional basketball career. Our players are very talented, but for many of them, this might be the closest they get to playing on an actual NBA court. That’s what you call Pure Magic!

The game will be held at the Amway Arena on Saturday, November 1st. Tickets are available for fans wishing to attend. In accordance with the Magic’s Court of Dreams Initiative, each ticket will also provide fans with admission to the Orlando Magic-Toronto Raptors game that same evening.

Tickets start at just $20. Tip-off is slated for 1:30pm. For ordering information, please contact the Florida Flight at tickets@flighthoops.com.

The Florida Flight is a member team of the Florida Basketball Association. The mission of the Florida Flight is to utilize the platform of professional basketball to invest in the lives of others. For more information on the Florida Flight, please visit http://www.flighthoops.com. For more information about the Florida Basketball Association, please visit www.thefba.com.

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FBA NAMES FLORIDA FLIGHT’S CHRIS WATSON GAME CHANGER JUNE PLAYER OF THE MONTH

WATSON NAMED GAMECHANGER PLAYER OF THE MONTH EDIT

(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has named Florida Flight rookie Chris Watson their Game Changer Player of the month for June.

Watson set an FBA record-breaking scoring mark in his 3rd game as a professional, notching 46 points against the Tampa Bay Rebels on May 31st, 2014. Watson continued to thrive, averaging 26.3 points and 17.8 rebounds per game while .585 from the field. Chris’s production helped lead the Flight to a 2-2 record for the month of June.

“Chris Watson has exemplified the very best of the high quality talent that exists in the Florida Basketball Association,” said Commissioner Greg Kite.

Watson, who recently graduated from University of Pikeville this past December, hopes the FBA will propel his career to an international level.

“I’d thank the Florida Flight teammates, Coach King and Coach Danish, Commissioner Greg Kite and all of the wonderful people involved in the FBA that are providing us all with the opportunity to continue playing after college,” said Watson. “It’s such a blessing to have a platform like this. I’m just trying to make the most of it.”

Watson and the Florida Flight travel to Lake Wales on Saturday to play the Heartland Prowl this upcoming weekend. The game will have serious playoff implications as both teams are tied for the final playoff spot in the FBA.

For a complete schedule, please visit www.thefba.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 career in professional basketball.

Flight’s Ernest Jones Wins Final 2013 Player of the Week

Jones Flight POW 2 & 5 The Florida Flight came up short, but veteran starting point guard Ernest Jones contributed a monstrous 25 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks in the Flight’s final regular season game against the Heartland Prowl on Saturday, July 20th.

This makes the 3rd Player of the Week award for Jones this season, who has been with the Flight since inception. Jones is in his 8th year of his professional basketball career.

The Flight finish the season 5-7, and will square off against the Prowl again in the 1st round of the FBA Playoffs.

FBA NAMES THE FLIGHT’S JONATHAN ADAMSON FBA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Adamson FBA Player of the Week

 

(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has named the Florida Flight’s Jonathan Adamson player of the week for week 1.

Adamson averaged 28.5     points, 18 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals to lead the Flight to a 2-0 start by sweeping the Palm Beach Knights on the road this past weekend.

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 Week 1 Recap

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(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) kicked off its season-opening weekend in exciting fashion with all three games requiring overtime for the finish.

On Saturday, April 27th,the Florida Flight (Orlando) traveled to Riviera Beach to take on the Palm Beach Knights in one of the highest scoring games thus far in the FBA. Despite trailing by 18 at one point, the Flight regrouped to force overtime and won by a score of 140-132. The Flight’s Corey Williams led all scores with 36 points, and also contributed 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Jon Admason also contributed 32 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.Germer Kinsey led the Knights with 25 points.

That same day, the Defending-Champion Tampa Bay Rebels hosted the Heartland Prowl at Freedom High School. The Rebels came out on top to win 123-122 in overtime. The Rebels Chris Stephenson led all scores with 24 points. He also added 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals. Charles Okwandu for the Rebels also added 22 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.

Sunday, April 28th provided the Knights with an immediate opportunity to avenge their opening day loss to the Flight. Momentum carried over for the Flight, who held a 51-44 advantage at halftime. The Knights pushed ahead to force overtime by the end, but couldn’t recover from a barrage of 3 pointers from Ernest Jones and Mark King. The Flight won by a score of 117-108.

The Flight’s Jonathan Adamson picked up where he left off in game 1, contributing game highs in points (24) and rebounds (20). Jones and Corey Williams contributed 24 a piece, and Adam Waldo added 21 points and 14 rebounds. Germer Kinsey again led the Knights with 22 points.

On Saturday, May 5th, the Flight travel to Tampa to take on the Rebels.The game will be held at Freedom High School. Tip off is slated for 2:00pm.

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.

Flight Name Rebekah Day Head Coach for 2013

Day Fire(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Flight named Rebekah Day the Head Coach for the 2013 season.

Day, a recent graduate and 4-year basketball player from Southeastern University, replaces Flight Owner Mark King, who stepped down after a disappointing 2012 season to focus on other aspects of the team.

Day started as an intern with the Flight during the teams inaugural 2010 season. Seeking a coaching career, Day spent last season on the bench with the Flight as an assistant coach. She also spent a semester in New York as a Graduate Assistant Coach under Coach Daryle Tucker at Green Mountain College (NCAA III).

“I’m so excited about this opportunity,” said Day. “It’s rare to walk into this kind of opportunity right out of college. I’ve been preparing for the last 6 months, and I’m ready for the challenges ahead!”

Appointing young talent to leadership positions is nothing new for the Flight, whose mission is to utilize the platform of professional basketball to invest in the lives of others. Cal Thompson, the General Manager of the Flight, is also graduating from University of Central Florida this semester.

“We probably have the youngest executive team in all of professional sports right now,” said King. “I wanted to build a team that provides a platform for others to propel their careers in the direction of their hopes and dreams.”

Coach Day will begin her professional coaching career this weekend as the Flight travel to Palm Beach for a double-header weekend against the Palm Beach Knights. Both games are at 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, and will be held at Inlet Grove Community High

School. For more information about attending the game, email info@flighthoops.com.

The Florida Flight is a member team of the Florida Basketball Association. The mission of the Florida Flight is to utilize the platform of professional basketball to invest in the lives of others. For more information on the Florida Flight, please visit http://www.flighthoops.com. For more information about the Florida Basketball Association, please visit http://www.thefba.com.

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