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2023 MBA Hall of Fame Induction Presented by Paramount VetNet

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Paramount Veterans Network proudly sponsored the Military Basketball Association (MBA) 2023 MBA Hall of Fame (HOF) which was held on May 26th in Wichita, Kansas.

2023 MBA Hall of Fame Inductees:



Johnnie Pickett

Andreia Burrego

Cassandra Howard



Barry Wortham

Winifred G Brandon-Motley

Rodnic Ward “Smooth”



Lee Williams

Lonnie Stencil

Jelani Nix



Kathy J Sheppard

Troy Myles

Thomas Burke


“We are proud of the 2023 MBA Hall of Fame inductees and their contributions to military basketball over the years. The inductees are a testament to what is so critical in resiliency through sports and are the living embodiment of ‘Life Through Basketball’”, say Co-Founders of the MBA, Mike Meyers and Angel Acevedo. “Congratulations to each inductee, their families, friends, coaches, and teammates.” 


“…MBA created a platform where service members and veterans can come together to not only play basketball, but simultaneously work on their mental wellness and create a sense of family that is rarely created outside of the military. MBA’s mission of ‘Life through Basketball’ aligns with Paramount VetNet’s four pillars: Appreciation, Resiliency, Action, and Impact. What an amazing opportunity to highlight outstanding individuals who served our country and served on the Basketball court. We salute you! Congratulations,” says Betty Diaz, Dir. of Programs & Operations for Paramount Veterans Network.

Watch the full ceremony here:


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