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Sonya Nichols, CEO of the GWBA & Owner of the Illinois Starletz

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Bernell Hooker, Commissioner of the GWBA & Owner/GM of the Milwaukee Aces

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Drey Wynn, COO of the GWBA & President of the Flint Monarchs

Contact Information: (989) 545-0569

Pam Thomas, Director of Officials of the GWBA

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FLINT,MI- The Flint Monarchs continued their winning ways and became the first champions of the Global Women's Basketball Association. A win over the Milwaukee Aces and the Akron Innovators has solidified their legacy and their historic run as three peat champions in two leagues. 

The Monarchs were missing their star player, Jasmine McCall, due to traveling overseas, but still got the victory 99-52. Although Akron put up a fight early it was not enough to close the gap. 

"I am very proud of my team and happy to be a part of the GWBA. It has been a fantastic year with a well executed league" said team owner Drey Wynn. 

​Congratulation to the FLINT MONARCHS with this excellent achievement!! 





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Akron, OH- Diamondz Sportz, LLP introduces the Akron Innovators, a semi-professional basketball team within the Global Women’s Basketball Association. Diamondz Sportz aims to provide a professional basketball experience to each player on the Akron Innovators team through conditioning, discipline, and community engagement/service opportunities. Beyond basketball, the goal of the organization is to reinforce teamwork, personal accountability, leadership and the benefits of healthy competition. The organization is committed to empowering each player to strive towards excellence both on and off the court.

The Global Women's Basketball Association is a Professional Women's basketball league with teams across the United States and abroad. We will exemplify quality by adhering to our mission of excellence, unity, and character. Everyone within the GWBA embraces the pieces of togetherness and equality, in addition to focusing on creating a product that provides memorable experiences, entertainment, and an amazing atmosphere for fans of all walks.

We stand in solidarity and promote Women professional sports, leagues, participants, and enthusiast to promote quality visibility to inspire female athletes across the globe. Our goal is to become a recognizable brand as a premiere women’s basketball league.  

Unique Starz Sports & Entertainment (U.S.S.E.), based out of Chicago, Illinois, delivers a wide range of innovative solutions to sports organizations on a professional, semi-professional, and community based level in Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. We provide Media coverage to the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics, own and operate the Global Women’s Basketball Association, provide youth sponsored programs, and entertainment events for fans of diverse backgrounds. Affiliates of U.S.S.E. have a variety of opportunities to broaden their consumer base through outstanding organizational leadership, colleagues within the sports and entertainment industry, professional athletes, sponsors, and dedicated fans. Opportunities include visibility, creating and fostering lasting relationships, extensive marketing and publicity via online/ print media, public relations promotion, and exposure. The U.S.S.E. executive team consists of a diverse array of professionals who maintain hands-on engagement in all events to ensure first rate quality and professionalism. For more information, contact or email



Akron,OH- Led by five players in double figures, the Illinois Starletz ended their season with a statement as a force to be reckoned with in 2017. Shooting guard Jalise Olive caught fire early to lead all players with 37pts, followed by Small Forward Shavneia McPhearson's 27pts, for a final score of 110-74. 

The Ohio Innovators played a tough game but came up short due to the balance scoring attack from the Starletz. In the absence of Head Coach Kim Williams, team owner Sonya Nichols filled in to gain a victory for the last game of the regular season. Due to being a Travel Team the Illinois Starletz will not participate in the playoffs.

"I am really excited about the talent on this team. With a few more additions I feel we will be able to compete at the championship level next season. We definitely plan to be a fully scheduled team next year and I don't see any reason why we would not place in the top two rankings" said owner Sonya Nichols.