Indianapolis, IN., Evelyn Magley, CEO of The Basketball League announced an expansion market has been awarded to New Castle, IN. The new team will be called the Henry County All-Americans.
Team Market Owners Kent Benson and Bob Petty Bring a unique background to the All -Americans.
Benson was the former Indiana High School Mr. Basketball that would go on to lead state in powerhouse Indiana University to the last NCAA undefeated National Championship IN 1976 and ultimately be drafted #1 in the NBA by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Petty is a Professional Basketball Skills Trainer and successful business entrepreneur in the school fundraising industry. He has partnered with Benson in several for profit and not for profit initiatives including Bibles For Ballers. Most recently the two successfully formed the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association.
“I remember a time when our community rallied around the high school teams and painted the county our school colors. I am confident that with the quality of young men we are attracting and the brand of entertainment we are planning, this area will come back alive with love for Henry County basketball. We are also in complete agreement with TBL’s stated purpose of leveraging our players as role models to impact the lives of the youth of our hometown” – Kent Benson TMO All-Americans
New Castle is within 3 hours of each of the other 3 Indiana teams, both Ohio and Kentucky markets as well.
“We are so excited to partner with men of such high character as Kent & Bob. Henry County is the home of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Knightstown Gym where the movie “Hoosiers” was filmed and the largest High School Gym in the world. ‘Basketball Lives Here’ is the motto of the local visitor’s bureau and it could not be more accurate” – Evelyn Magley, CEO TBL
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