The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league. The league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world. Some of the ABA's notable players were: Julius Irving (Dr. J), George Gervin (The Iceman), Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA legends.

The South Coast Sea Turtles share the ABA's philosophy of promoting community-based, fun and affordable professional basketball with a mix of quality entertainment. Based in the Moss Point, MS area the Sea Turtles are excited to become your family's next favorite activity.

Mission: To create a highly competitive professional basketball program through utilizing and developing local talent.

Vision: To provide an efficient platform for professional basketball players to achieve their long-term basketball goals.

Unique Rules:

  • The ABA season runs from November through April (including playoffs)

  • Four (4) twelve minute quarters

  • Half-Court violation: the ABA is 7 seconds opposed to 8 seconds in the NBA to get across the half-court line. If an ABA team is not successful in getting over the half-court line within 7 seconds it results in a turnover which initiates the 3D light

  • When the 3D Light is on 2 pt. shots = 3 pts. | 3 pt. shots = 4 pts. | a half-court shot = 5 pts

  • Six (6) Fouls leads to a technical foul and the ball. Players cannot foul out of the game, but after six fouls it results in a technical and the opposing team gets the ball. The team that has the player with six fouls has the choice to keep that player in the game. However, if he fouls again, he receives not only the foul but also a technical foul.

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