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Buffalo 716ers Center Alvin Brown Signs Professional Contract To Play In Mongolia

Alvin Brown

 

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.

Buffalo 716ers Play Nationally Televised Game on ESPN3 against Rochester RazorSharks

BUFFALO, NY (December 15, 2014) — Professional basketball fans in Buffalo will get an opportunity on Sunday to watch their hometown team on national television.  The 2 – 1 Buffalo 716ers travel to Rochester to take on the 1 – 0 RazorSharks on Sunday, December 21, at 1 pm.  The game will be televised nationally on both the Soul of the South Network and ESPN3.
 
The 716ers are tied with the PeeDee Vipers for first place in the PBL eastern division.  The third place RazorSharks did not have a game last weekend, but will play in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 20th, before returning to Rochester to host the 716ers on Sunday.  The winner of Sunday’s game could be in sole possession of first place,
 
The 716ers will have a slightly different roster for this game.  6’11″ center Alvin Brown signed a professional contract to play basketball overseas.  
 
This week the 716ers signed 6’1″ guard Jeff Stubbs, a 2014 graduate from Jackson State University.
 
“We are going to give the teams in the PBL east a big problem, and now adding Jeff to the roster makes us even deeper at the guard position,” said Tawan Slaughter, owner and head coach of the 716ers.
 
Sunday’s game will be the first time the 716ers get to play in front of a national audience.  The 716ers are hoping for a strong turnout by their fans.
 
“The 716ers are playing some of the best basketball this season that I’ve seen from any team in a long time. We got to see Rochester at our Thanksgiving tournament, and they have a strong group of players. This could be the best game of the year, and it’s only our fourth one. We would like to see as many of our 716ers fans make the hour drive to Rochester that can make it, and support us by wearing red,” said Slaughter.
 
Tickets for the game are available on both razorsharks.com and ticketmaster.com, ranging between $10 – 32.  The Rochester RazorSharks play at the Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14614. 
 
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About the Buffalo 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.

Please contact Tawan Slaughter, owner of the Buffalo 716ers for additional information at 716-986-3433 or info@buffalo716ers.net

For more information visit www.Buffalo716ers.net

Follow the 716ers on Twitter at Twitter.com/buffalo716ers

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Buffalo 716ers Win First Game of Home-and-Home Series against Erie Hurricane

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.

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