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716ers Release 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

Buffalo, NY- After weeks of anticipation, the 2014-15 Buffalo 716ers regular season schedule is now here! The 20-game campaign begins on Saturday, December 6th when the Lynchburg Titans visit the 716ers at the Tapestry Charter School Thunderdome. Other key dates on the schedule include December 13th when the Erie Hurricane make their first of three visits to Buffalo for a 2:00 PM contest. The 716ers take on the defending PBL champion Rochester Razorsharks December 21st at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, the first of five match-ups against the Razorsharks this season. On February 21st, the PBL’s newest franchise, the Philadelphia Flight, take their first regular season trip to the (716) with game time 2:00 PM. The regular season concludes March 28th when the Erie Hurricane visit again with tip-off at 2:00 PM. Special thanks to Brandon Soto for creating this season’s schedule graphic.

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Fenner Signing Rounds out 716ers Roster

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Buffalo, NY- The 2014-15 Premier Basketball League season is now less than 50 days away, and the 716ers are excited to announce the final player signing for the upcoming campaign, point guard Shaun Fenner. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, the 5’11″ Fenner played collegiality at American Sports University in San Bernardino, California before signing with the West LA Advantage of the West Coast Pro Basketball League. Shaun brings elite ball handling skills, great court vision, quick hands defensively, and a floor general mentality that will undoubtedly bolster an already talented 716ers roster.

WATCH: Shaun Fenner Hoop Mixtape http://youtu.be/_xwH2hpiXq0

 

Buffalo 716ers Host Second Annual Fan Appreciation Pre-Season Spectacular

Buffalo, NY (October 9, 2014) – The Buffalo 716ers of the Premier Basketball League (PBL) are hosting their second annual Fan Appreciation Pre-Season Spectacular on Saturday, November 15th at 2 pm. The event will take place at Tapestry Charter School, 65 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet all of the players for the 2014 – 2015 season, including free autographs. Fans will also have the opportunity to take a picture with their favorite players.

New for the 2014 – 2015 season are the 716ers Dancers, who will be making their first public appearance at the Spectacular.

The 716ers will be giving away prizes, including the grand prize of two season tickets.

The final event of the Spectacular will be a split-squad scrimmage, with half of the 716ers wearing white jerseys while the other half wears red.

Tickets are $5 each, and available in advance by visiting Buffalo716ers.net, or e-mailing your request to tickets@buffalo716ers.net

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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, who is from Buffalo, 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

Follow the 716er on Facebook at Facebook.com/Buffalo716ers

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716ers Add Size with 6’10″ Lawson

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Buffalo, NY- One of the biggest needs this offseason for the 716ers was to add a force in the paint on both ends of the floor. This need has been met by the signing of 6’10″, 275 lb. center Octavious Lawson. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Octavious comes north to Buffalo after playing at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida and the Southcoast Fire of the American Basketball Association. The 27-year-old will anchor a strong 716er frontcourt and present a matchup nightmare for other PBL big men. Coach Slaughter said of Lawson, “We lacked a true center last season, bringing in Octavious will add size, rebounding, and a big presence in the key.” Fans can expect to see big things from “Big O” this season!

716ers Return Experience to 2014-15 Team

Buffalo, NY- Among the flurry of new players arriving via the PBL Draft and our annual combine, the Buffalo 716ers are also pleased to announce the return of several players from last season’s squad. These men will bring leadership, toughness, and positive momentum from last year’s strong finish over to the 2014-15 season!

 

Glenroy Carr

G/F Glenroy Carr (#23)

At 6’6″ and 210 lbs., Glenroy established himself as one of the most versatile players on the team last year. Leading the team with 9.3 rebounds per game and scoring 15.6 points per game, Glenroy posted six double-doubles in 13 games. A graduate of Sweet Home High School and Buffalo State College, we are thrilled to keep a great local talent (and a fantastic beard) in Buffalo!

 

 

Travonta Gatewood

F Travonta Gatewood (#34)

A proven leader, 6’6″ forward Travonta “Mr. Midrange” Gatewood will look to build on a strong first season with the 716ers. Averaging 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, Travonta lived up to his nickname by shooting 59% from the floor and 84% from the free throw line. His most dominating performance came last March against the Erie Hurricane when Travonta scored 26 points on 13/19 shooting and posted 11 rebounds in a resounding 716ers victory.

 

 

Devon Dawson

G/F Devon Dawson (#7)

 ”Tough” is the one word that can best describe returning G/F Devon “The Enforcer” Dawson. The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and Daemen College graduate averaged 14.3 points per game last year and was a force on both ends of the floor with his energy and work ethic. Devon’s efforts paid off down the stretch last year, as his productivity skyrocketed in the final five games of the season, including a 30-point game against the Chicago  Tide, and a 25-point, 11-assist performance in the season finale against the Erie Hurricane.

 

 

Amir Billups

G Amir Billups (#1)

With strong ball-handling skills and outstanding shooting range, 6’2″ shooting guard Amir Billups will lead a prolific 716ers backcourt this season. Averaging 8.5 points per game last year while shooting 35% from 3-point range, fans can expect the Starpoint High School and Fredonia State alum to light up the scoreboard from anywhere on the court.

 

 

Darnell Boswell

F Darnell Boswell (#6)

Another Buffalo native, 6’4″ forward Darnell Boswell will provide the team with veteran leadership and a championship-driven mentality. After playing at Grover Cleveland High School, Darnell graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore before returning home and joining the 716ers. Darnell will be looking to build on a strong finish from last year, recording 12 points and 6 rebounds, both season-highs, in the season finale victory over the Erie Hurricane.

 

WATCH: Darnell Boswell’s 2014-15 Season Preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9XiZmdX5gM

 

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