Buffalo, NY (December 17, 2014) –
The Buffalo 716ers announce that 6′ 10″ star center Alvin Brown has signed a one season contract to play overseas in the Mongolian National Basketball Association (MNBA).
Brown signed with the 716ers just before the start of the 2014 – 2015 Premier Basketball League (PBL) season.
Brown is a 2014 graduate from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
While at USC Aiken he played in 35 games, scoring 234 points, blocked 144 shots, and had 203 rebounds for the Division II Pacers. Brown previously attended James Madison University. Led the nationally ranked number one seed Pacers to the NCAA Division II Final Four as a senior.
In Brown’s first season with the Pacers, 2010-2011, he broke the Peach Belt Conference record for blocked shots in a single game with 13.
Brown earned an NBA Development League invitation from the the Erie BayHawks, making the training camp roster for the 2014-15 season. When the final regular season roster was announced he was not selected to join the team. The BayHawks are the D-League affiliate for the Orlando Magi
Brown first appeared with the ‘s 716ers during the pre-season Thankgsiving Weekend Tournament. Brown appeared in the first two games of the season for the 716ers. In those two games Brown recorded 12 rebounds, 6 blocked shots, 2 assists, and scored 11 points.
“Alvin will be missed here in Buffalo, but at the same time I am excited that he was able to use his short time with us as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. The entire 716ers organization wishes Alvin nothing but the best with his basketball career,” said Tawan Slaughter, owner and head coach of the 716ers.
The Buffalo 716ers are Buffalo’s only professional basketball team, competing in the Premier Basketball League (PBL). Home games are played at Tapestry Charter School, 65 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo, NY. The owner/coach is Tawan Slaughter, a Buffalo native, is committed to bringing professional basketball back to Buffalo.
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BUFFALO, NY — The 716ers recorded their second win of the 2014 – 2015 PBL season, defeating the Erie Hurricane 112 – 108. This marks the ninth consecutive victory for the 716ers, dating back to last season.
Forward Robert McKiver was named Subway Eat Fresh MVP of the game for leading the team in points with 33.
“We came out and played hard, and got the win. We’re not celebrating yet, we still have one more game to go this weekend,” said head coach Tawan Slaughter.
Center Antonio Speed score 18 points, and led the team in rebounds with 10. Glenroy Carr (12), Austin Cooley (11), each also scored in double digits.
The 716ers travel to Erie tomorrow to face the Hurricane for a 3 pm tip-off.