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ABA Announces New Maryland Expansion Team

March 27, 2009 - American Basketball Association (ABA) News Release

Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it will add a team in Maryland next season. "We are very pleased to be back in Maryland. the new team will fit beautifully into our East Coast divisional plans and the ownership group, Chimeka Unlimited, LLC, led by James Agbai is experienced, organized and driven," said Joe Newman, ABA CEO. "I see nothing but great success on and off the court."

James Agbai is the CEO/President/General Manager of Chimeka Unlimited, LLC. He has had a lifelong dedication to the game of basketball. Since his childhood, he has played countless hours on the school teams as well as on the courts of New York City and Massachusetts. After relocating to Maryland, James built and currently runs the first Adult Basketball Recreational program in Essex, MD. As league commissioner, he has creatively used technology, corporate sponsorships, and local basketball talent to grow his league to become one of the most desirable men's leagues in Baltimore County. In addition, he serves as chairperson in the Sternbridge Parks and Recreation Council which has strengthened his ties to the community where he has positioned his league as full of "family fun." Mr. Agbai has earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

"We are very excited about this opportunity," stated Agbai. "We believe that we have the perfect blend of basketball and business - and the passion - to make our team and organization one of the very best that has ever been in the ABA. We have put together a tremendous group of people and are ready for the challenge. We are determined to be here for the long haul and truly become an integral part of the community."

Agbai has surrounded himself with an executive team whose strengths focus on Marketing and Public Relations, Human Resources, Management, Operations and Security. He also has business advisors from various industries including Law, Education, Fundraising and of course, professional basketball.

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