In the midst of “Nova Nation” frenzy, former Villanova Basketball Star Howard Brown (1995-1999) is returning to his hometown of Pottstown, PA with his full service player management, marketing and consulting International Ball Players United, LLP (iBall United) for the Second Annual iBall Pro Combine.
This innovative two-day event, which will be held June 25 and 26 at Pottstown Senior High School (750 N. Washington St., Pottstown, PA 19464) 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 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.
Howard, who was a successful player at Villanova and was even 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 remains one the top 10 scorers in LEB Gold history, he decided to retire and start iBall United.
"It's an honor and privilege to work with the young men and women who have entrusted us with the opportunity to launch, catapult, and sustain the path to growth in their careers,” said Brown. “I know what it’s like to be confident in your talent but need someone to give you a chance to show what you can do and prove yourself to the key decision-makers that can potentially offer you a contract."
The iBall United Pro Combine
From action-packed tournament-style games and world-class drills, to intensive speed and athletic tests, iBall 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 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, Ciara Andrews - St Joseph's, and Devontae Andrews – Temple.
Additionally, marquee players including: Tyler Deihl - ABA Rookie of the Year Finalist, Marcus Cousin – Former NBA Player and Overseas Star and Alexander Morillo – International All Star are also confirmed.
The iBall United Pro Combine and The Community
In addition to the Pro Combine, Howard believes strongly in giving back to his hometown of Pottstown, which is why the event also has a strong focus on involving the community. The iBall Healthy Families Initiative was launched in 2015 to promote health, wellness, and unity of area families and the community.
At the 2015 iBall Pro Combine, 20 businesses participated to help IBall United award more than $1,000 to local charities and 100 youth participating in the Healthy Families Basketball Clinic (HFBC). And the 16 Healthy Families initiative is already expected to more than double the gifts to the community.
The 2016 iBall Pro combine will also feature the HFBC and a new group of Pro Prospects from across the country will volunteer once again in the drills with kids and their families.
New this year, iBall will host the Inaugural United Communities Knockout Tournament. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at Spruce Street Park, Spruce and Gay Street
Pottstown, PA. Details are below:
9 AM – 5 PM
Cost is Free
Cash and Other Prizes
Community Information Centers
About International Ball Players United
International 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