NY2LA Sports is pleased to play host to the inaugural Generation Next Basketball Association “GNBA” starting this weekend with Eastern Conference play.  This invitation only elite middle school league will feature programs from 10 states with 4 Conference play weekends that all lead up to the GNBA/GNIC Championships in June.  Session #1 of the GNBA will tip this weekend at the Waukegan Fieldhouse in Waukegan, Illinois and it’s set to feature some of the top 5th-8th grade prospects and teams in the country.  
Teams from the following programs are scheduled to compete in the Eastern Conference this season and will be hitting the courts March 22-23, 2014 for their opening session of play:   
 
5TH GRADE
Wisconsin Playground Warriors (WI)
Reach Legends (MI)
Illinois Speed (IL)
Wisconsin United (WI)
Kessel Heat (IL)
Illinois Rising Stars (IL)
Wisconsin Shooters (WI)
Playground Elite (WI)
Illinois Predators (IL)
Ray Allen Select (WI)
 
6TH GRADE
Wisconsin United (WI)
Reach Legends (MI)
Future Elite (IL)
ET12 Buckeyes (IL)
Wisconsin Shooters (WI)
Wisconsin Playground Warriors (WI)
Team Sizzle (MN)
Team Ramey (MO)
Ray Allen Select (WI)
Kessel Heat (IL)
Illinois Rising Stars (IL)
 
7TH GRADE
Future Elite (IL)
Chicago Select (IL)
Playground Elite (WI)
Ray Allen Select (WI)
Illinois Irish (IL)
Team Sizzle (MN)
Scottie Pippen Rising Stars Elite (IL)
Wisconsin United (WI)
Kessel Heat (IL)
Reach Legends (MI)
Team Ramey (MO)
 
8TH GRADE
Mac Irvin (IL)
Reach Legends (MI)
Wisconsin Playground Warriors (WI)
SYF Players (IN)
ET12 Buckeyes (IL)
Scottie Pippen Rising Stars (IL)
Ray Allen Select (WI)
Team Ramey (MO)
Wisconsin United (WI)
Young Legends (WI)
Future Elite (IL)
Illinois Irish (IL)
Arkansas Hawks (AR)
Kessel Heat (IL)
 
Games will tip off at 8 am on Saturday and run all day and night and they will also tip at 8am Sunday and run until the late afternoon.  Day passes are available at the door for a cost of $10 per person.

GNBA COVERAGE AND UPDATES
For complete coverage of the GNBA all spring and summer visit GNBABASKETBALL.COM and NY2LASPORTS.COM.  

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