Premier professional league, The World Basketball Association Exposure League (WBA) has officially announced the launch of its 2012 season. Marking the 10 year anniversary since its inception, the athletic organization has assisted over 400 players in getting paid athletic contracts. The season will commence with the 9th Annual Professional Tryout Camp in partnership with Check Up Athletics and Floyd Mayweather’s Lottery Soda and Wing Heaven on April 28th from 2pm to 7pm and 29th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Redan Recreation Center at 1839 Phillips Rd. Lithonia, GA 30058.
Over the course of the two day camp, free agents will have the opportunity show off their skills before scouts and agents from the NBA, Mexico, a host of international leagues and all 7 teams of the WBA including the Atlanta Blaze, Conyers Court Kings, Gastonia Gamers, Gwinnett Majic, Mauldin Stars, Rome Gladiators, and the Anderson Upstate Heat.
Consistent in its rigorous drill and scrimmage training, the 2012 camp is unique in that it will be conducted in a ‘combine-like’ style. Players will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Basic Athletic Measurement (BAM) testing which is used by the NBA and is the world’s first athletic testing platform to drive consistency, reliability, and validity into global athletic performance measurements and ratings.
Registered athletes will also have the opportunity to have the 2nd day of game play televised live and recorded for distribution to the top recruiters in the world. Former NBA star, current commentator for the Atlanta Hawks and Commissioner of the WBA Michael Glenn will be addressing attendees directly as the events keynote speaker.
‘When we founded the league years ago many people didn’t believe that the concept would work’ says WBA President Leroy McMath ‘However because of great support and some of the world’s best talent here we are 10 years later consistently working with many of the top players from the US and abroad to actualize their dreams.’
On a mission to teach, develop and expose rising basketball stars to the NBA, D-League and international opportunities the WBA serves as a training ground to develop players and coaches on and off the court. The organization places emphasis on fundamental development, community involvement and professional publicity opportunities for participants in addition to bringing an exciting brand of basketball and live entertainment to the markets they touch.