LISTEN LIVE: Space Coast Stars vs. Florida Flight From Amway Center Today At 1:45 p.m.
By Space Coast Daily // March 26, 2016
Florida Basketball Association action
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Stars, the newest team in the Florida Basketball Association, features many past Brevard County High School standouts and will play the Florida Flight at the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday afternoon.
If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to it live courtesy of the Friday Night Locker Room veteran broadcast crew of Orville Susong and Steve Wilson.
Joining Susong and Wilson during the game broadcast will be former NBA star Greg Kite, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, who is the commissioner of the FBA.
The game will be broadcast on 89.3FM, and also livestreamed on SpaceCoastDaily.com and FNLR.net beginning at 1:45 p.m.
The Stars roster includes Darnell Brown of Astronaut High; Corey Williams of Astronaut High; Devon Hardison of Bayside High; Jessie Capell of Cocoa High; Ellis Young of Cocoa High ; James Pouncey Jr. of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr.; Lennon Winebrenner of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr.; Bryan Brown of Eau Gallie High ; Anthony Jackson of Melbourne High; Isaac Williams of Titusville High ; and Stephen Galvin Jr. of Viera High.
Tickets for the game, which is the Star’s season home opener, are available online at flighthoops.com, and also include entrance to the Magic vs. Bulls game later Saturday evening.
The Space Coast Stars are owned by an investment group led by former Astronaut High basketball star Corey Williams, and the team’s home court is at Bethany Christian School in Melbourne.
A Florida-based professional basketball league, the FBA provides a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball careers.
“In addition to increasing the skill of the players, I would like to see the league develop a Hoops Life program that fuses basketball and life skills,” said FBA CEO Mark King.
“With this type of program, players have an opportunity to do something outside of basketball. So, once their basketball career has ended, they will have something sustainable.”
To build on what King said about the FBA being more than just a basketball league, Stars’ owner-player Williams said, “We are a community-driven organization that wants to do anything we can to give back to the community that raised us. We are open to doing any speaking engagements at any school in Brevard County.”
“The level of play in the FBA is high,” said Williams. “In the short time I have been playing, I have been offered four opportunities to play professionally – two in Germany, one in Canada, and one in Ireland.”
Now in its fifth season, the FBA currently has six teams in the league including the Florida Flight (Orlando), Tampa Bay Saints, Palm Beach Knights, Miami Midnites, Native Pride (Miami) and the Space Coast Stars.
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