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Military Basketball Association Announces Inductees to the 2023 MBA Hall of Fame

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

The Military Basketball Association (MBA) is proud to announce the Inductees for the 2023 MBA Hall of Fame (HOF). After an extensive nomination process, the MBA HOF committee selected inductees from four military branches. 

 

2023 MBA Hall of Fame Inductees:

 

ARMY:

Johnnie Pickett

Andreia "Big A" Burrego

Cassandra Howard

 

NAVY:

Barry Wortham

Winifred G Brandon-Motley

Rodnic Ward “Smooth”

 

MARINES:

Lee Williams

Lonnie D. Stancil

Jelani Nix

 

AIR FORCE:

Kathy J Sheppard

Troy Myles

Thomas Burkett

“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.” 


This year, the 2023 MBA Hall of Fame will be sponsored by the Paramount Veterans Network. The ceremony will take place on May 26, 2023, in Wichita, Kansas. The event will be made available on demand on Pluto TV post-Memorial Day weekend. 

 

“Paramount VetNet is proud to sponsor the MBA Hall of Fame. 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, Head of Programs & Operations for Paramount Veterans Network.

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