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American Basketball Association Announces Reality TV Plans

July 14, 2005 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that it has entered into a partnership with Summer Pix/Valorem Group and Prestige Promotions to create an exciting new reality TV show.  "The ABA is a powerful positive association advertiser product and the most entertaining basketball league in the country; this is an incredible opportunity to create entertaining content with broad appeal. The ABA is the most likable and fan friendly sports league out there with a definite show business twist," said Jay Cannold, President of Summer Pix.

Victor Bao, President of Valorem Group commented, "We are packaging an incredible program full of unique content for the ABA and are thrilled to have such amazing and complete support from the entire league."  Bao added, "The ABA is definitely back, bigger and better than ever, with nearly 60 teams scheduled to begin play in November. It is a natural for sports’ most innovative league to get into the "reality TV" business with content like no other – a story of real people, real passion and real competition: The ABA Challenge.

"While it is premature to discuss the exact format," said Angela Rizzi, CEO of Prestige Promotions, "you could say this will be The Apprentice, the Contender and American Idol all wrapped up in one neat package – business, sports and entertainment – with a big prize."

Joe Newman, ABA CEO, concluded, "There’s a story to be told about idealistic young men in America and throughout the world who love basketball and hopefully we can capture the heart and soul of the ABA in this all new and fascinating reality show about passion, people, teamwork and basketball. Victor, Jay and Angela are certainly the people who can do it."

Topics: The ABA Challenge |

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  1. Jean L. Lacet Says:
    July 20th, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Hello,

    I am writing in behalf of my son, Jean L. Lacet Jr., who is interested in auditioning for the ABA Reality Show. Jean graduated from canton High school in Canton, MA this year of June 2007. He was the Captain of the varsity basketball team at Canton High School. Jean has studied and played basketball in many circuits and at many levels. His formal experiences began in basketball camps and community leagues when he was nine years old. He has always been among the top players of every program in which he has participated. Such programs include the Hamden Father’s League (Hamden, CT), Quinnipiac University Basketball Camp Legends League, Youth Basketball League (YBL, Boston), Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), AAU Bay State Magics (Norfolk County), AAU Boston Gators (Suffolk County), Milton High School Freshmen and Varsity teams, Canton High School Varsity team. He has garnered many honors during this time, including 2003 MVP of the Quinnipiac University Basketball Camp, 4-time MVP and 3-time NBA Championship of the YBL (2003-2006), 2-time, 2005-06, 2006-07 Hockomock league All-Star, 2005 Holiday Classic 3-point Champion, 2005-06 Hockomock League 3rd leading scorer, 2006-07 All-scholaistcs, and Canton High Varsity leading scorer.

    Jean lead Canton High School’s Varsity team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.1 PPG and 9.4 in rebounds. He is currently Hockomock League’s 2nd leading scorer. Although Jean is an efficient scorer, his strongest contributions to his team are keen court awareness and defensive prowess. He would be a great asset to any program.

    Please reply and let me know how Jean can apply to audition. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your assistance in Jean’s development and focus on staying off the mean and dangerous streets of Boston.

    Sincerely,

    Jean L. Lacet
    617-823-5485
    jlacet66@gmail.com

  2. jlacet Says:
    February 28th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Hello,

    I am writing in behalf of my son, Jean L. Lacet Jr., who is interested in auditioning for the ABA Reality Show. Jean graduated from canton High school in Canton, MA this year of June 2007. He was the Captain of the varsity basketball team at Canton High School. Jean has studied and played basketball in many circuits and at many levels. His formal experiences began in basketball camps and community leagues when he was nine years old. He has always been among the top players of every program in which he has participated. Such programs include the Hamden Father’s League (Hamden, CT), Quinnipiac University Basketball Camp Legends League, Youth Basketball League (YBL, Boston), Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), AAU Bay State Magics (Norfolk County), AAU Boston Gators (Suffolk County), Milton High School Freshmen and Varsity teams, Canton High School Varsity team. He has garnered many honors during this time, including 2003 MVP of the Quinnipiac University Basketball Camp, 4-time MVP and 3-time NBA Championship of the YBL (2003-2006), 2-time, 2005-06, 2006-07 Hockomock league All-Star, 2005 Holiday Classic 3-point Champion, 2005-06 Hockomock League 3rd leading scorer, 2006-07 All-scholaistcs, and Canton High Varsity leading scorer.

    Jean lead Canton High School’s Varsity team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.1 PPG and 9.4 in rebounds. He is currently Hockomock League’s 2nd leading scorer. Although Jean is an efficient scorer, his strongest contributions to his team are keen court awareness and defensive prowess. He would be a great asset to any program.

    Please reply and let me know how Jean can apply to audition. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your assistance in Jean’s development and focus on staying off the mean and dangerous streets of Boston.

    Sincerely,

    Jean L. Lacet
    617-823-5485
    jlacet66@gmail.com

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