The West Virginia Blazers are a professional basketball team that plays in the American Basketball Association. The Blazers are based in Bluefield, West Virginia and were created in the 2008-2009 season. The Blazers play in the Colonial Division of the ABA.
The franchise plays it's home games at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
- Owner(s) - Bluefield Housing Authority
- Head Coach - Tony Webster
- Assistant Coach(es) - Willie Ellison, Brian Kidd
- DeNelle Hale
- Chawn Martin
- Corey Love
- Anthony Smith
- Jeremy Lewis
- Cordale Boyd
- Alex Preast
- Greg Puckett
- Joey Preast
- Chris Nichols
The West Virginia Blazers were an ABA team that was formed in the 2008-2009 season.
In their first season in the ABA, the West Virginia Blazers were placed in the Northeast Division of the ABA. They finished the season with an 11-14 record (fourth place in the division) and missed the playoffs.
In a surprising upside, Maurice Davis, who led the team in blocks, steals, and shooting percentage (24 PPG) was named to the ABA East All-Star team.
In their second season in the ABA, the Blazers were moved to the South Central Division.
They started-off the season 0-6, en route to a 6-10 season, good for third in the division. Despite finishing with a losing record, the Blazers made their first playoff appearance, and were promptly bounced in the first round by the Kentucky Bisons.
In their third season in the ABA, the Blazers finished with a disappointing 3-3 record, last in their division, and missed the playoffs.
In another surprising upside, Blazers' center Corey Love was selected to the 2011 ABA East All-Star team.
In their fourth season, the Blazers were moved to the Colonial Division of the ABA.
They finished 5-9, and missed the playoffs.
In their fifth season in the ABA, the Blazers never played a game due to many games being cancelled.