Garland, a suburb of Dallas Texas, is the last addition to the southwest region for the NEBA
The Garland Hoyas are owned by Paul Parker, a current active duty officer in the US Army. Parker was a Community College basketball star, but after finding out that he needed to have a kidney removed, Paul decided to focus on coaching basketball instead of playing.
The Garland Hoyas are a welcome addition to the NEBA League and are loaded with talent that includes two former Division-I basketball players in their backcourt. When asked what promoted Parker to join up with the NEBA movement Parker stated The professionalism and structure of the NEBA League is the most appealing thing to me. Joining up with the NEBA is truly the best way that I can develop my players and get them to the next level.
The Garland Hoyas first game of the season will be November 13th versus the Memphis Lions which will tip off the start of the NEBA Season.
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At last week's league conference call (yes, the league's officers meet with all team owners 1-2 times a week) the NEBA added some new team requirements which I will discuss at a later date. Because of this, two teams; Hickory, NC and Washington, DC decided that they couldn't meet those requirements and have dropped out for the 2015-16 season.
So the addition of the Garland Hoyas brings the team total up to 19.