Under the "7-Point System", seven points were awarded each game: three points for winning a game and one point for every quarter a team won. [20] As for the NBA draft, players had to renounce their college eligibility if they wanted to declare early. The Continental varsity basketball team lost Tuesday's neutral non-conference game against Wayne Trace (Haviland, OH) by a score of 41-28. The league's original name was the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League and it fielded six franchises - five in Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Allentown, Lancaster and Reading… Under the 10-day-contract rule, a player was signed at the pro rata league minimum salary (as stipulated in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement) for 10 days. Although three-point plays during the 1960s were few and far between, the Eastern League developed several scorers who used the three-point shot to their advantage. The most successful was the "1 Million Dollar CBA Supershot". Pittsburgh Piranhas (1994) Pittsburgh Xplosion (2006 - 2007) Puerto Rico Coquis (1983 - 1984) Quad City Thunder (1987 - 2000) Rapid City Thrillers (1987 - 1994) Reno Bighorns (1982) Rio Grande Valley Silverados (2007) Rochester Flyers (1987 - 1988) Rochester Renegade (1992 - 1993) The league also instituted a series of novel rule changes including sudden-death overtime, a no foul-out rule and a change in the way league standings were determined. The league obtained eight new franchises (for a total of ten) for the 2006 season. 10 Continental at Hol The 2008–2009 season began with only four teams, instead of the expected five. Centennial Conference 563 College Avenue W-560. 1978-79 Continental Basketball Association League Leaders. [30] Some teams also used their picks for publicity: for example, Cheryl Miller, a female player who played for USC in college, was selected by the Rockford Lightning with the 57th pick in the 1986 CBA draft;[31][32] in the 1994 CBA draft Mexican soccer player Jorge Campos was drafted by the Mexico Aztecas, despite his ineligibility. [21] However, the 2012 season was never played. Sometimes rules adopted by the CBA on an experimental basis later became permanent in that league and were adopted by other levels of basketball as well; others remained unique to the CBA. [20] This allowed the CBA teams to have a wider selection of players: the selection criteria were the same as the NBA draft. That year, Brendan McCann of the Allentown Jets led the league with 31 three-pointers. Thomas embarked on a 30-year career as a special education teacher. The CBA's 2007–08 season began with 10 franchises, the greatest number of teams to start a CBA season since the 2000–01 season. Background For most of the 1980′s and 1990′s, the Continental Basketball Association was … 3 Tinora at Continental 7:30 PMDec. Even though Ray Scott had left the University of Portland two months after his matriculation, the NBA could not sign Scott to a contract until Scott's class graduated. Unidentified college basketball players were asked to try to break the rims and the three strongest designs were chosen for a trial run in the CBA. In 2001, the NBA formed its own minor league, the National Basketball Development League (the NBDL or "D-League"). The EPBL, however, could sign him and Scott played 77 games for the Allentown Jets before later joining the NBA's Detroit Pistons. With tryouts in cities nationwide, the promotion gained the league national attention on the NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight, in Sports Illustrated and other media. During the early years of the CBA (when it was known as the EPBL), the league's relationship with the NBA was frosty at best. [7] Several of its teams briefly joined the now-defunct International Basketball League. See History of Continental Basketball League Teams, History of Continental Basketball League Teams, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Continental_Basketball_League&oldid=963947131, Defunct professional sports leagues in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 June 2020, at 18:20. After putting up impressive numbers this season in the NBA Development League, Linganore grad Joe Alexander has landed a spot with one of the Euroleague’s most successful teams. This rule (which was designed to encourage drives to the hoop) caused more confusion than scoring, and was quickly abandoned. A player cannot foul out of the game; after a player's sixth personal foul, the opposing team receives an automatic free throw. A five-minute overtime period was approved, scrapping the previous overtime rule that required a team to lead by three points to win. In 1984, the league created the "CBA Sportscaster Contest" to select a color commentator for its weekly game of the week televised on BET. View 5A/4A Continental's standings for the 19-20 season. In addition to six returning franchises the CBA added three expansion teams – the Oklahoma Cavalry, the Rio Grande Valley Silverados and East Kentucky Miners; the Atlanta Krunk joined the league after sitting out the 2006–07 season. The next year, the league featured the "Easy Street Shootout". [15] On 13 April 2011, the Cary Invasion was added. [21] While initially the draft was limited to players who were not drafted in the NBA,[20] this later changed, and on several occasions players were drafted by both the NBA and the CBA. Season standings were changed from a win-loss percentage, to the "7 Point System". Allentown Jets (20-21) - Roster | Statistics. [10] The maneuver was not enough. In an era where the typical basketball halftime promotion, even in NCAA Division I and the NBA, would feature a winning prize worth less than $100, the CBA's Supershot (created in 1983) offered a grand prize of $1 million if a randomly selected fan could hit one shot from the far foul line, 69.75 feet (21.26 m). The Port City Sharks failed to play the complete schedule and were replaced in later games by travel teams. After Darryl Dawkins shattered two basketball backboards during his 1979–80 NBA season, the CBA implemented a collapsible hinged rim. The Continental Basketball Association, with … [12][13] On March 28, 2011, the Heartland Prowl announced they had left the ABA to join the CBL. Thomas chooses not to sell. In 2012, the Raleigh Rough Riders were added to the league. Shea, with the help of several other wealthy aficionados, organized to establish the Continental League with eight teams, one in New York and another in Toronto—hence the continental moniker.