United Looking to Repeat
For Immediate Release- June 22, 2021
The East Houston United has high hopes heading into year two of the NBL-US. Last season was a blur for the East Houston United. The NBL-US Launched its league January 1st, 2020, and begin play February 22nd,2020. With only a month and three weeks to prepare for the season President of Basketball Operations and Head Basketball Coach Kevin Williams had to move quick.
Williams stated." I knew our 2019 team was one of the best minor league pro teams in Texas after going 15-1 the previous season as an independent team, so I reached out to all the guys and asked them if they wanted to compete in the NBL-US for a National Championship and they were more than willing to test their skills against the best players in the country."
The United started the NBL-US season 5-0 before the Covid- 19 virus ravaged the world and made the NBL-US postpone its season.
Against all odds the NBL returned for the playoffs in August as the league moved the championship series to San Antonio, Texas. The United came into the playoffs as the number one seed earning a first round bye. In the semi finals the United was matched up against the Baytown Bobcats who defeated the Galveston Islanders in the first round.
After a hard fought game the United defeated Baytown 111-102. In the championship game the United faced off against the Marietta Rockets the winners of the American Conference.
The teams battled back and forth with the United coming up big in the second half to win the Inaugural NBL-US Championship 112-83.
This season the United looks to bring back to back championships to the East Houston but it will be no easy task. A couple of new teams have entered the league. ( Space Coast Stars-Melbourne, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Herd, New Orleans Blues), Looking to knock the United off their thrown as one of the best teams in Minor League Basketball. The United will bring their whole team back this season as they look for the repeat.
The NBL-US Season Kicks off Saturday June 26th in Fort Lauderdale and Houston.
2021 NBL-US Teams
East Houston United
Bexar County Bucs
New Orleans Blues
Fort Lauderdale Herd
Space Coast Stars
South Atlanta Showtyme
The NBL-US is the only USA Minor League with a direct partnership with a International League when the league signed a deal to be the official basketball partner of the NBL-Philippines.
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Jerry Dancer (6'4''-SG)
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