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Columbus To Get New Pro Basketball Team In 2015

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Attention basketball fans: A new professional basketball league is making its debut this year, and one of the additional teams is set for Columbus in 2015.

The Central Basketball Association is scheduled to play its first games on March 1.

The CBA will include seven teams, with additional teams to join in 2015.

The focus of the CBA will be to give players the exposure they need to build their resumes and possibly make an International NBA D-League or even NBA roster.

The first seven teams are: the Bowling Green (Ky.) Hornets, Chattanooga Rail Runners, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Flite, Memphis Soul Kings, Middle Tennessee Storm, River City Panthers, and the Saint Louis Hawks.

Additional teams for 2015 will be in Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; and South Bend, Ind.

The league did not confirm who would be the local ownership of the team, where they would play, or what the nickname would be.

The old Continental Basketball Association had a team in Columbus, the Horizon, which played eight seasons, mostly at Battelle Hall.

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