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East Coast Basketball League

East Coast Basketball League (ECBL)
Sport Basketball
Founded June of 2014
No. of teams 12
Country  United States
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent champion(s) PrimeTime Players (2015)
Most titles PrimeTime Players (1)
Official website EastCoastBasketballLeague.org

East Coast Basketball League (ECBL) is a semi-professional men's Virginia.

Five of the teams (Carolina Gladiators, Fayetteville Crossover, PrimeTime Players, Queen City Express, South Carolina All-Stars)[1] in the ECBL previously played in the Tobacco Road Basketball League. The teams broke away from the TRBL due to changes in the league format.[2]

The ECBL will broadcast games live and delayed online via Chris Schieman Media & Marketing.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Teams 2
  • Champions 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

On August 16, 2014 the ECBL announced[4] the addition of the Fort Gordon Eagles. A military team, the Eagles also compete in the Southeast Military Athletics Conference (SEMAC) from October to February.

Former American Basketball Association team Savannah Storm were named the 11th franchise to enter the ECBL.[5]

The first-ever ECBL Championship was won by PrimeTime Players, 130-113 over the Fayetteville Crossover. The final was played on June 27, 2015 in Fort Mill, South Carolina and streamed live online. Former Catawba College forward Donald Rutherford[6] scored 34 points while grabbing 16 rebounds for PrimeTime and was named game MVP.

Teams

Team City Arena Founded First season in ECBL
Carolina Gladiators Lumberton, North Carolina Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center 2011 2015
Columbia Crusaders Columbia, South Carolina Greenview Park 2014 2015
Fayetteville Crossover Fayetteville, Georgia John D. Fuller Recreational/Athletic Complex 2011 2015
Fort Gordon Eagles Augusta, Georgia Fort Gordon 2013 2015
Winston Salem Team Certified Winston-Salem, North Carolina 2014 2015
High Point Hawks High Point, North Carolina Nathanael S. Morehead Recreation Center 2013 2015
PrimeTime Players Fort Mill, South Carolina Banks Street Gym 1991 2015
Petersburg Revolution Petersburg, Virginia Virginia State University 2015 2015
Savannah Storm Savannah, Georgia Savannah High School 2014 2015
South Carolina All-Stars Greenville, South Carolina First Baptist Greenville AYMC 2013 2015
SC Upstate RedHawks Greenville, South Carolina Legacy Charter School 2014 2015

Champions

Season Champion Runner-up Result
2015 PrimeTime Players Fayetteville Crossover 130-113[7]

References

  1. ^ "New East Coast Basketball League Created In Aftermath of Significant TRBL Changes". USBasket. 23 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "East Coast Basketball League to Begin Play in 2015". ECBL. 4 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "ECBL to Broadcast Game of the Week". Schieman Media & Marketing. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fort Gordon Eagles Join ECBL". ECBL. 16 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "ECBL adds Savannah Storm to 2015 Lineup". Savannah Storm. 20 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Four Recieve(sic) Post-Season All-SAC Honors in Men's Basketball". Catawba College Athletics. 5 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "PrimeTime Players Win Inaugural ECBL Title". USBasket. 2 July 2015. 

External links

  • Official league website
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