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United States Basketball League
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United States Basketball League logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 1985
Motto "The League of Opportunity"
Country(ies) United States
Most recent champion(s) Kansas Cagerz
Most championships (tie) Atlantic City Seagulls & Dodge City Legend (3)
Official website www.usbl.com

The United States Basketball League OTCBB: USBL is a professional men's spring basketball league. The league was formed in 1985. The current champions are the Kansas Cagerz, who won the title game on July 1, 2007.

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Current status

After speculation that the USBL might fold after the 2007 season[1], the league announced that it will sit out the 2008 season and consider its options for the future.[2] It has not since restarted, although as of July 2009, its website states that it will play in 2010.

2007 season

Originally the USBL began 2007 with ten teams in two five-team divisions, but the failure of the New Jersey Meteors, Delaware Stars and Jackson Wildcats (and the initial failure and later reinstatement of the Long Island PrimeTime), the league was realigned in mid-season into a single division.

Only six teams finished the season:

Location of USBL teams and divisions

Complete team list

  • Albany Patroons (2006-07)
  • Atlanta Trojans (1991-99, as Atlanta Eagles in 1991-93)
  • Atlantic City Seagulls (1996-2001)
  • Brevard Blue Ducks (1988, 1990-2004, as Jacksonville Hooters in 1988, 1990-92; as Daytona Beach Hooters in 1993; as Jacksonville Hooters in 1994; as Jacksonville Shooters in 1995; as Jacksonville Barracudas in 1996-98; as Gulf Coast SunDogs in 1999-2000; as Lakeland Blue Ducks in 2001; back to being the Brevard Blue Ducks in 2002-2004)
  • Brooklyn Kings (1999-present)
  • Camden Power (1997-98, as Philadelphia Power in 1997)
  • Carolina Cardinals (1996)
  • Cedar Rapids River Raiders (2004)
  • Connecticut Skyhawks (1985, 1988, 1990-2001, as Connecticut Colonels in 1985; as New Haven Skyhawks in 1988, 1990-92)
  • Delaware Stars (2007)
  • Dodge City Legend (2000-present)
  • Empire State Stallions (1991)
  • Florida Sea Dragons (2000-02, as Tampa Bay Windjammers in 1996-99)
  • Florida Sharks (1995-97)
  • Florence Flyers
  • Gary Steelheads (2007-07)
  • Jackson Jackals (1995)
  • Jackson Wildcats (2007), as Adirondack Wildcats (2002-04)
  • Jersey Shore Bucs (1988)
  • Jersey Turnpikes (1995)
  • Kansas Cagerz (1998-present, as Columbus Cagerz in 1998)
  • Long Island Surf (1985, 1987-88, 1991-2001, as Long Island Knights in 1985, 1987-88)
  • Maryland Mustangs (2001)
  • Memphis Fire (1994-95)
  • Miami Tropics(1987-88,1991-1993)
  • Mississippi Coast Gamblers (1994)
  • Nebraska Cranes (2005-2006)
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Breakers (2006-2008)
  • New Hampshire Thunder Loons (1996-99)
  • New Jersey Jammers (1985-88, 1992, as Jersey Jammers in 1986-88)
  • New Jersey Flyers (2004-05, as Florence Flyers in 2004)
  • New Jersey Meteors (2007)
  • New Jersey Shore Cats (1998-2001)
  • New York Whitecaps (1991)
  • Oklahoma Storm (2000-present)
  • Palm Beach Stingrays (1986-88, 1990, 1992-94, as Gold Coast Stingrays in 1986; as West Palm Beach Stingrays in 1987)
  • Philadelphia Aces (1985-88, 1990 as Wildwood Aces in 1985-86)
  • Philadelphia Spirit (1991-92)
  • Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs (1999-2006)
  • Portland Wave (1996-97, as Portland Mountain Cats in 1996)
  • Raleigh Cougars (1997-99)
  • Rhode Island Gulls (1985, 1987)
  • Saint Joseph Express (2002, 2004)
  • Saint Louis Skyhawks (2002-2004)
  • Springfield Fame (1985-86)
  • Staten Island Stallions (1986-87)
  • Suncoast Sunblasters (1991)
  • Tampa Bay Stars (1986-87, as Tampa Bay Flash in 1986)
  • Tampa Bay Sunblasters (1992)
  • Texas Rim Rockers (2003-04)
  • Treasure Coast Tropics (1996, as Miami Tropics in 1987-88, 1991-95)
  • Tulsa Tough-Necks (1999-2000)
  • Washington Congressionals (1998-2000)
  • Westchester Golden Apples (1985-86)
  • Westchester Stallions (1993-94)
  • Westchester Kings (1997)
  • Westchester Wildfire (2003-05)

USBL Champions

Notable past players

See also

References

External links

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