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Aug 26 2016

James Taylor Named National and State Director of USSSA Basketball

Kissimmee, FL- August 26, 2016-USSSA is pleased to announce the appointment of James Taylor, CEO of Taylored Athletes, Inc. and Founder of Hoops Bio, as the new National and Florida State Director of USSSA basketball.

“Talk about being at the right place at the right time”, said Don DeDonatis, Chairman of the Board and CEO of USSSA.  “James Taylor came to see me to discuss his ideas on expanding and growing our program just as our Vice President of Basketball notified me of his intent to depart.  Finding someone within the USSSA family with the drive and determination to take the lead is a win-win for both of us.”

Since 2012, James Taylor has served as USSSA Basketball Tournament Director in South, Central and North Florida. The former NBL basketball star has also worked with the Dwyane Wade Jordan Brand as a basketball technical consultant and was a part of the Lebron James Signature Moves Commercial.

“I’m thrilled to learn that James Taylor will be appointed as the National as well as Florida State Director of USSSA Basketball. USSSA is fortunate to have James’ leadership, said Palm Beach County Sports Commission Executive Director, George Linley. “His unrivaled passion creativity, and vision combined with his basketball resume makes him a tremendous asset for USSSA and its sports community. I have been blessed to know James and look forward to working with him in this new role.”
“My philosophy is that sports, especially basketball, can, and should be used as a vehicle to transport idol minds out of complacency into action driven steps to reaching one’s goal,” says James Taylor. “Sports should build character, promote positive thinking, develop self discipline, and provide an outlet for youth expression.”

We are very excited about this new relationship and look forward to once again making USSSA your first choice for basketball tournaments.

About USSSA: USSSA is headquartered in Osceola County, Florida. USSSA is the World's Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports, including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer, and More! For more information on USSSA and to register your team, visit USSSA.com. Also, be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA. 

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