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VILLANOVA BASKETBALL STAR TO SCORE MAJOR POINTS WITH SECOND ANNUAL iBALL PRO COMBINE

NATION’S ELITE FREE AGENT PLAYERS TO COMPETE IN FRONT OF NBA, WNBA & FIBA SCOUTS

POTTSTOWN, PA, April 27, 2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — 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 from 9 AM-8 PM ET 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.

These include:

▪ Athleticism.

▪ Reading Plays And Decision-Making.

▪ Levels of Contribution to A Winning Team.

▪ Attitude.

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

Food Trucks

Music

Community Information Centers

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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

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VILLANOVA BASKETBALL STAR TO SCORE MAJOR POINTS WITH SECOND ANNUAL iBALL PRO COMBINE
VILLANOVA BASKETBALL STAR TO SCORE MAJOR POINTS WITH SECOND ANNUAL iBALL PRO COMBINE

New questions for season kickoff. Sports Genius Trivia App has added over 1000 questions for the upcoming NFL, NHL, and NBA seasons

Kadabby Software Studio and Wave Marketing Group announce the release of over 1000 new questions for the new NFL, NHL, and NBA 2012-2013 season. To promote the fall kick-off, Sports Genius is offering a limited time price of 99 cents for download to iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices.

Download at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sports-genius-trivia/id520809702?ls=1&mt=8

The Sports Genius Trivia App provides over 25,000 sports trivia questions, and is designed and built for the sports trivia enthusiast, those who know their trivia and love to show it. Trivia is now available at their fingertips, play a quick game in 3 minutes, track your performance stats and even get help from friends on Facebook or Twitter.

At the heart of the app is a core philosophy, give sports fans a challenge, have them debate, puzzle-over and spark conversations. Sports Genius aims to challenge with tough questions, rewards fans with the rush of being at the top of their game. The easy to use Sports Genius also builds the love of trivia with the notice, by giving casual users a great experience to increase their knowledge and have some fun. The rookie and pro, can use hints to help their game while the all-star can show how well they know their stuff without assistance. Each game can be played at different levels so you can challenge yourself appropriately from sport to sport or region to region.

“We are very excited to offer sport fans a premium trivia experience for the upcoming NFL, NHL and NBA season. The secret behind a good trivia game is the questions, and this is where we have focused. Our sports fans will love a good challenge. Learn more about my inspiration for the game at www.sports-genius.com/blog, where tough questions from my grandfather turned into a love of trivia“, says, Mike Shara, Sports Genius and Founder.

Key features of the game that users will fall in love with:
• Play over 25,000 questions
• Play by region or sport
• Play by different levels – rookie, professional, all-star
• Earn points at different levels, including double plays and three pointers
• Get hints while playing
• Get help with question via Facebook or Twitter
• Track your performance, and earn a spot on the leaderboard

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Win Basketball Games By Unleashing Your True Potential

Over the past 2 decades studies to mimic Basketball Legend Michael Jordan’s ‘Natural Jumping Prowess’ has now become an Exact Science. However, marketing gurus and commission-greedy affiliates pollute the market with ineffective training programs.

The ability to do a really high vertical jump has always been one of the greatest advantages that few athletes truly enjoy in sports such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball. Back in the day, how high one could jump was usually associated with the height of the athlete, which is only partially true. This is probably the main reason behind extremely tall athletes being favored in professional sports such as basketball, but this does not mean that shorter athletes do not stand a chance. Height will certainly affect how high you can reach, but it does not dictate how high your vertical explosion is.

This ability is innate in most athletes. Some discover it by accident, and are capable of astonishing feats, but aren’t really aware of how they do it. You could say this is natural talent. In others this ability lies dormant and needs to be ‘awakened’, and this is why we are here today.

A lot of athletes find themselves failing and giving up, and partly to blame in this is the media and false advertising. A lot of marketers and affiliates choose to promote products developed by coaches who simply aren’t experts, but are most profitable for them. Failure to deliver the results promised can lead to disheartenment on the part of dedicated athletes, thinking that they simply do not have what it takes. This ends here and now!

The guys at WinBasketball.com understand the dilemma from which far too many of the world’s devoted athletes now suffer, and have made it their mission-in-life to provide truthful, and scientifically proven methods to improve their overall competitiveness. It is of the utmost importance that athletes stay on top of their game, both physically and mentally. Wrongful marketing can not only harm the physical aspect of an athlete’s training, but can also have serious ramifications on morale, hampering an individual’s true potential, and destroying careers before they have had their chance to prove their worth!

This is why WinBasketball.com supports the men and women who have dedicated their lives to giving athletes a truly safe and effective chance to be competitive, absolutely no BS – backed by results and proven scientific methods!

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UltimateSportsDecor.Com Has Launched An Online Poll In Which Fans Are Invited To Determine Which University Will Receive The Company’s Quarterly Charitable Donation

UltimateSportsDecor.com has launched an online poll in which fans are invited to determine which university will receive the company’s quarterly charitable donation.

UltimateSportsDecor.Com

Voters can chose among four universities each quarter. The school with the most votes will receive 5 percent of third-quarter sales from UltimateSportsDecor.com. The donation will be earmarked for scholarships.

The 2009 third-quarter poll includes the University of Oklahoma, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin and Florida State University. Votes can be cast through Sept. 30.

“Giving back has been at the forefront of our business since conception. Too many kids do not get the opportunity to go to college to further their education and quality of life. I know firsthand how a scholarship can make a dramatic impact on a student.” said Andrew Nadler, co-founder of Forward Momentum LLC. Forward Momentum owns and operates sports-related Web sites UltimateSportsDecor.com and GnomeFrenzy.com.

Established in 2008, Grayslake, IL-based UltimateSportsDecor was founded by passionate sports fans. The Web-based company offers unique, licensed team-themed products for more than 60 U.S. universities.

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Find perfect gifts with new styles from UFC clothing with low-cost shipping in the U.S. and Canada

OfficialProSports.com, a leading retailer of professional sports apparel and equipment today announced the addition of new UFC clothing and recent picks from top brands such Triumph United, ADX and Warrior Wear, in time for this holiday shopping season. Low shipping is available year-round, with five dollar shipping in the U.S. and seven dollars in Canada.

“We are pleased to offer the latest UFC shirts, in addition to our vast selection of MMA clothingMMA Gear“said Keoki Kaine, spokesperson for OfficialProSports.com. “Some of mixed martial arts’ most celebrated fighters have climbed through the ranks of UFC — veterans like Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell to relative newcomer Anderson Silva. The addition of the latest UFC shirts reinforces that we are the go-to source for all pro sports gear.”

What began as a single tournament to identify the top fighters in the world, the UFC is now the largest U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization. Expanding into Canada, Europe and new markets within the United States, the UFC is experiencing a surge in popularity, with increased mainstream media coverage, on Spike in the United States and Canada, as well as in 34 other countries worldwide. In North America, UFC is synonymous with MMA mixed martial arts.

With new cable television, pay-per-view and video game deals, the UFC merchandising and marketing machine has yielded new designs on merchandise such as UFC Triple Skulls Black T-Shirt, UFC Skull Collar Black T-Shirt and UFC Dragon Belt Black T-Shirts. These, along with other UFC products can be found at OfficialProSports.com for the best prices available anywhere.

For the growing contingent of female MMA fans and competitors, OfficialProSports.com carries ladies MMA shirts from No Fear, Chess Game Fight, ADX and more. Mixed martial arts enjoy an ever-growing following of women, who represent consumers that purchase fight gear for themselves and as gifts.

OfficialProSports.com carries a number of brands in MMA clothing, UFC Gear, NFL, MBA, MLB, NHL, Elite XC and motorsports apparel, gear and equipment. By providing low cost shipping rates and competitive prices, OfficialProSports.com provides everything you need to “keep it official”.

About OfficialProSports.com

OfficialProSports.com is a leading online retailer, providing professional sports apparel and equipment for MMA, UFC, WEC, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Elite XC and motorsports. The company takes pride in being a single source for athletic apparel including MMA ShirtsUFC clothingMMA Gear, fight & sports apparel, as well as many other items offering serious athletes official apparel and equipment to compete like professionals. With headquarters in Murrieta, CA, OfficialProSports.com is a privately held company. Founded in January, 2008 OfficialProSports.com has quickly become a key player allowing customers to “Keep it Official with OfficialProSports.com.”

For information about OfficialProSports.com please visit the company’s web site at http://www.officialprosports.com.

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NFL Jerseys, NCAA Jerseys & Sports Merchandise on Sale

SidelineApparel.com, a leading retailer of NFL jerseys, sports apparel and athletic shoes, today announced the 25-50% off sale of all NFL Jerseys and NCAA Jerseys, merchandise and apparel, including the2008 NFL Rookie Jerseys.

For nearly twenty years, Sideline Apparel has offered sports apparel and the ultimate selection of fan gear featuring popular styles of athletic shoes, apparel, football jerseys, college and professional sports merchandise for fans of all ages. Football fans can take advantage of deep discounts offered by Sideline Apparel on NFL jerseys and NCAA Jerseys as well as a wide selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts and athletic shoes.

“Our goal is to continuously provide customers with the season must haves in a variety of sizes. Plus with our ‘Any Size – Same Price’ policy, it doesn’t matter if you wear a small or a 5x, customers are charged the same low price regardless of size,” stated Tony Dean, spokesperson for SidelineApparel.com.

The online retailer offers a wide assortment of jerseys including youth jerseys, throwback and replica jerseys, as well as t-shirts, shorts, and other items from top brands including, Nike, Reebok and Jordan Apparel. Built upon 18 years of supplier relationships and sound customer service, Sideline Apparel provides shoppers the assurance of 100% authentic merchandise.

All of the products offered by Sideline Apparel are guaranteed authentic and manufactured from the highest quality fabrics. Relying on the company’s nearly 20 years of servicing the professional and college sports community, fans can shop with assurance in security, quality and service. For more information on Sideline Apparel or to start saving on athletic shoes, NFL jerseys, NCAA jerseys and sports apparel, please visit SidelineApparel.com.

About Sideline Apparel
Sideline Apparel was established in 1989 as a retail location located inside of a shopping mall. In 2003, the company began selling sports apparel and pro sports jerseys nationwide with the launch of SidelineApparel.com. Providing the best selection of NFL jerseys, MLB Jerseys, NBA Jerseys and NCAA jerseys and apparel, SidelineApparel.com ensures quality and affordability. Privately held, the company is headquartered in Marshall, Texas. For more information, please visit SidelineApparel.com.

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