Evelyn Magley, CEO of The Basketball League, announced a new market was awarded to Lebanon, IN.
The ownership group purchasing the team is led by Preston Myers, a local entrepreneur from Lebanon. The team will be called the Lebanon Leprechauns, and begin play in the 2022 TBL season.
Lebanon is located in Central Indiana and is centrally located to the rest of the markets in TBL’s Midwest Conference. The city has a very rich basketball tradition, and has been home to many great players and coaches since the early days of the sport in the state. Bringing professional basketball to the market is an exciting new chapter in the history of basketball in Lebanon, and Boone County as a whole.
“I have total confidence that as long as we have fun with the in-game experience, we are active in the community, and we have a competitive product on the floor, Lebanon will be a great market for TBL.” – Preston Myers, Team Market Owner and Team President of the Leprechauns.
“Lebanon is a similar market to Kokomo who leads TBL in attendance, so we are thrilled to have a team there. Having a TMO like Preston who understands his community and desires to leverage this team as a tool to help impact young lives, is exactly what we look for.” Evelyn Magley – CEO, TBL
TBL is entering season #5 with 48 teams. The league plays a 24 game schedule between March and May with playoffs for an eventual national championship in June.
The Leprechauns will attend scouting combines and hold tryouts to find players to fill out the roster. Additionally, there will be a tryout to join the cheer/dance team.