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“Nova Nation” frenzy is still alive and well in Pottstown, -- the place where former Nova Basketball Star Howard Brown still calls home. He’s not only planning the second annual iBall National Pro Combine with his company, International Ball Players United LLP (iBall United), for June 25 and 26 from 9 AM-8 PM ET at Pottstown Senior High School, but now he’s just revealed plans for a community–wide “Unity Day” to be held Saturday, June 11.
This unique, free event was designed by Brown and will take place at Spruce Street Park (742 Spruce St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature games, music, vendors and even a special iBall Knockout Basketball Tournament.
According to Brown, his reason for creating a community event prior to the iBall National Pro Combine was simple – he wanted the town to come together and celebrate all the great things that were occurring within the community and to learn about all of amazing non-profit organizations that were available to them.
“Our goal is to promote and connect the community and to raise awareness about the wonderful opportunities that are here right now and others that are soon to be coming to the city. Not only that, we have some really great people here in Pottstown, and I am thrilled to have the support of so many local business and for the participation of so many of our local non-profits, churches and public service agencies,” he said. “Thank you!"
Some of the non-profits that Brown is referring to include:
Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA)
Foundation for Pottstown Education
All Kings on Deck
The STRIVE Initiative
Kingdom Life Church
Jehovah Jirah Musterd Seed Orphan Care Ministry
Last year, the iBall National Pro Combine raised more than a $1,000 for the community and this year Brown hopes that this amount is more substantial.
The Second Annual iBall Pro CombineThe Second Annual iBall National Pro Combine will be held June 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pottstown Senior High School and will feature some of the nation’s top free agents as they compete in front of NBA, WNBA and FIBA scouts for the consideration of contracts at the U.S. and international professional basketball level.
iBall United is a full service player management, marketing and consulting firm focused on building professional careers. The company decided to create the iBall National Pro Combine for athletes as an effective yet highly efficient tool for capturing the attention of NBA, WNBA and FIBA scouts in one controlled setting.
Brown, who was a successful player at Villanova and was one of just a few players to break the 1,000 point mark, faced an uncertain future after graduation. That’s when he pursued a career overseas and became one of the most valuable players internationally. After 13 years playing abroad and winning two championships, two scoring titles and remaining one of the top 10 scorers in LEB Gold history, he decided to retire and start iBall United.
The iBall United Pro Combine DetailsFrom action packed tournament-style games and world-class drills, to intensive speed and athletic tests, iBall National Pro Combine demonstrates what it takes to play at the professional level. The event is open to both male and female players. However they must be officially “invited” to attend after filling out an application online at www.iballunited.net and meeting the necessary requirements.
Data for all registered players is shared internationally before, during, and after iBall National Pro Combine to inform scouts on key metrics associated with professional evaluation.
▪ Reading Plays And Decision Making.
▪ Levels of Contribution to A Winning Team.
To date, several local players have been confirmed, including: Deva'nar Workman - Duquense (Reading, PA), who was a WNBA Top 50 Draftboard Candidate, who will be playing for Team MaxOut, and Ciara Andrews - St Joseph's, who will play for Team Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky.
On the men’s side, Luke Moyer, a Souderton native, who was ranked 7th in the nation for 3-pointers made at the NAIA level at John Brown University will lead Team Mainline Sports Management while Desi Washington, a Harrisburg native and former standout player at Saint Peter’s University, who recently starred for Ohud-Medina in the Saudi Arabia Premier League, will lead Team Cutillo’s.
About International Ball Players UnitedInternational Ball Players United, LLP (iBall) is a full service player management, marketing and consulting firm focused on building professional careers. iBall has captured a unique agency structure that marries player management and player preparation with innovative consulting and marketing technology. iBall is a proven service provider for individuals with goals of building and sustaining sports careers at the highest level of professional play. With staff throughout North America, Europe, and parts of Asia, iBall leverages first-hand knowledge and expertise of collegiate and professional sports to offer programs and services for sports enthusiasts worldwide.
For more information, visit http://iballunited.net