United Basketball League

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United Basketball League
United Basketball League logo.png
United Basketball League logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 2008
Motto "It's affordable and you don't have to be named Trump, Buss, or Cuban."
No. of teams 13
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s) Arkansas Bobcats
(2014)
Official website ublhoops.com

The United Basketball League is a spring semi-professional basketball league in the Southern United States. Founded by Mac Claire in 2006 as the Regional Basketball League, the UBL began its inaugural season in the spring of 2008. With an aim to provide stable, family-friendly basketball teams for all to enjoy, the UBL plays with 12 teams in cities with populations between 100,000-300,000 in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Its rules and style of play include a shot clock shortened to 20 seconds and 5 seconds to advance the ball past midcourt to promote a consistently up-tempo game. Teams are geographically located to create a favorable travel schedule where players and coaches may return home on most nights.

Teams[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

Team Location Head Coach General Manager Arena
Arkansas Bobcats Conway, Arkansas Dedrick Harris Dedrick Harris
Arkansas Warriors Little Rock, Arkansas Felix Eason Eugene Udell
Muskogee Oklahomans Muskogee, Oklahoma Antwone Taulton
Oklahoma OnPoint Hoops Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Springfield Thrill Springfield, Missouri
St. Louis Scorpion St. Louis, Missouri
Tulsa Tornadoes Tulsa, Oklahoma

Southern Division[edit]

Team Location Head Coach General Manager Arena
Central Texas Rhythm Marble Falls, Texas Dennis Porter Marble Falls Middle School
Denton Destroyers Denton, Texas
Houston Spirit Houston, Texas
Metroplex Lightning Dallas, Texas
Southeast Missouri Terror Missouri
Texas Wranglers Addison, Texas Ozzie Denson Ozzie Denson Greenhill Sport Complex

Champions[edit]

  • 2008: Central Texas Stars
  • 2009: Oklahoma Impact
  • 2010: Oklahoma Impact
  • 2011: Texas Wranglers
  • 2012: Texas Wranglers[1] [2]
  • 2013: Arkansas Bobcats[3]
  • 2014: Arkansas Bobcats[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UBL title to Texas Wranglers". Court Side News. 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Champions". Fox News. 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas Bobcats New UBL Champs". USbasket. 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "UBL 2014 Champion". USbasket. 30 June 2014. 

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