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Border Country Sports Blog-March 24th

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.


New York Lady Lights Looking For Players


Did you play high school or college girls or women's basketball and have ever thought of continuing your career? If you never believed that playing professional basketball was a goal that you could achieve, well now it is. A new local women's professional team is coming to the area this spring and summer. The New York Lady Lights will begin their first season this spring and summer in the Professional Basketball Association and your chance to tryout is coming next week.


The Lady Lights are a partner team to the newly formed PBA team, the New York Lights. Both teams will be holding tryouts for their inaugural season next weekend.


The Lady Lights will hold a Franchise Showcase on Friday, April 1st from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The showcase will be held at Albany Leadership Charter School in Albany. The team will be looking for players to sign to play in the upcoming professional basketball season.


The team will be coached by Regina Mason who is very excited for the opportunity.


"I want to thank Chris Kidd for having the faith in me to be able to step into another level of coaching," Mason said. "I am super excited that my dream of coaching at a higher level."


The New York Lights men's team will be holding their Franchise Showcase on Saturday, April 2nd. The showcase will be held from 7 p.m.. to 10 p.m. also at Albany Leadership Charter School.


For more information on playing for the New York Lady Lights contact Regina Mason on Facebook or at pawletmasons@gmail.com. For the men's New York Lights team contact Christopher Kidd on Facebook or at chriskidd30.ck@gmail.com.


A year ago the PBA burst onto the scene adding 52 teams Nationwide between February and April 2021. The LPBA, PBA, PBATV, and PBA Properties including the non-profit PBA Family are built on a platform of providing opportunity, both foreign and domestic, to players and coaches around the World. All games in the PBA and LPBA are televised with score and time lower third graphics with team logos, commercials, and play by play commentary and televised globally; shown on several global networks via PBATV including Roku, Amazon Fire, and YouTube as well as an in-development Netflix style video on demand service available for download by Android or IOS devices. The PBATV platform is viewable in over 2 Billion homes around the World which along with detailed NBA style box scores for every game are some of the key components to the exposure the players and coaches in the Association continue to receive.


Since September of 2021, 74 players and coaches have signed professional contracts abroad. Both leagues (PBA and LPBA) follow the same season in the Summer beginning in May thru August with the regular season and playoffs in September and feature a 16 game regular season and high level Nationwide talent on display.

The PBA and LPBA also have a Winter league that plays from November to March where-in-which all teams that participate in the Summer can continue to play in the Winter for zero franchise fee in 2022.


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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.







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