The nbew elite basketball competition to replace the South East Australia Basketball League will tip-off on March 29.
The Bendigo Braves were one of 18 foundation licence holders to attend a Basketball Victoria Senior Elite League forum at the weekend. The name and branding of the new league is expected to be announced later this month.
The inaugural season will start on the last weekend in March and will consist of 15 rounds.
The top-eight teams will qualify for the play-offs, which will consist of single game finals and a championship game on August 17 at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South.
Every game throughout the league will be live-streamed.
“It’s important to provide clear direction as we strive to deliver an exciting product for the basketball community,’’ Basketball Victoria Senior Elite League manager Dean Anglin said.
“We look forward to working together with all the clubs, and we will release further strategic details for 2019 in the coming weeks.”
The new state league will include teams from Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence, Dandenong, Diamond Valley, Eltham, Frankston, Geelong, Hobart, Kilsyth, Knox, Melbourne Tigers, North West Thunder / Launceston (co-licencees), Nunawading, Ringwood, Sandringham, Waverley.
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