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January 17, 2004 - Eastern Basketball Alliance (EBA) - Delaware Express News Release

The Delaware Express Professional Basketball Club will be hosting the Eastern Basketball Developmental League (EBDL) 2004 March Madness Minor League World Championship Tournament series, and is looking for eight men and women teams to round out the field. The tournament seek qualified team organizers regardless of their minority status, creating what is truly the first diversified sports event. Agents from Professional Sports Management (PSM) will attend this series to recruit players for the NBA and other basketball leagues.

The tournament will began March 6, 2004, and games will be played every Saturday and Sunday through April 4, 2004. This is an excellence opportunity to organize a travel team to participate in the established EBDL World championship Series.

The Eastern Basketball Developmental League is looking for quality basketball players and teams to complete our field. We seek Players with a professional appearance and attitude, integrity, and respect for themselves and their communities. And have played successfully in NCAA collegiate programs, as well, as the United States Basketball League (USBL) during the summer.

Anyone interested in organizing a men's and woman's team in the fast growing Eastern Basketball Developmental League should contact the Leagues Director of Expansion and Delaware Express Professional Basketball Club chairman, PJ. Foster, at the League HQ at 302/983-0730.

The newly formed Eastern Basketball Developmental League is a Double A level of professional basketball, formerly the Eastern Basketball Alliance, the longest running winter basketball minor league in the United States. Allows aspiring players the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in a highly competitive tournament, while providing affordable, quality family entertainment.

Last year, after the start of the 2003 season, three teams Delaware, New Jersey, and Connecticut decided to return to its long, rich basketball history, and incorporated as the Eastern Basketball Development League. Through continued minor league expansion, the EBDL, who's roots go back fifty-eight years, is looking forward to building on the success and recognition that has come its way. The league founded the Women's Eastern Basketball League during the summer of 2002.

Delaware Express Professional Basketball Club chairman PJ. Foster said "We are continuing to study expansion for the 2005 season," and are targeting select areas where we feel basketball will thrive and succeed including: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia; West Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey; New York, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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