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This is a list of current and defunct basketball leagues.

Contents

1 Men

1.1 Africa 1.2 Americas

1.2.1 U.S. college basketball 1.2.2 U.S. high school basketball 1.2.3 Youth Leagues

1.3 Asia 1.4 Europe 1.5 Oceania

2 Women

2.1 Americas 2.2 Asia 2.3 Europe 2.4 Oceania

3 Defunct leagues

3.1 Men

3.1.1 Americas 3.1.2 Asia 3.1.3 Europe 3.1.4 Oceania

3.2 Women

3.2.1 Americas 3.2.2 Asia 3.2.3 Oceania

4 References

Men[edit] Africa[edit]

FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup

National Leagues  Algeria

ABC Super Division – Algerian Basketball
Basketball
Championship Super Division

 Angola

Angolan Basketball
Basketball
League

Angola
Angola
Second Division Basketball
Basketball
Championship

 Central African Republic

Central African Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 Ghana

GSP Basketball
Basketball
League

 Egypt

Egyptian Basketball
Basketball
Super League

 Liberia

LBA League

 Libya

Libyan Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 Morocco

Nationale 1

 Mozambique

Mozambican Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 Nigeria

Nigerian Premier League (basketball)

 Rwanda

National Basketball
Basketball
League (Rwanda)

 Senegal

Senegalese Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 South Africa

BNL – Basketball
Basketball
National League

 Tunisia

Tunisian Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 Uganda

NBL – National Basketball
Basketball
League

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Americas[edit]

FIBA Americas League

National Leagues  Argentina

Liga Nacional de Básquet

Torneo Nacional de Ascenso

 Bolivia

Libobasquet

 Brazil

Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete

NBB - Novo Basquete Brasil

LDB - Liga de Desenvolvimento de Basquete (Under-22 league)

 Canada

National Basketball
Basketball
League of Canada
Canada
(NBLC) Canadian Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL) National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA)

NBA G League

University basketball

U Sports

 Chile

Liga Nacional Movistar

 Colombia

Baloncesto Profesional Colombiano

 Costa Rica

Liga de Baloncesto Superior de Costa Rica

 Cuba

Liga Superior de Baloncesto

 Dominican Republic

Liga Nacional de Baloncesto

 Ecuador

Liga Ecuatoriana de Baloncesto

 El Salvador

Liga Superior de Baloncesto
Liga Superior de Baloncesto
de El Salvador

 Mexico

LNBP - Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional

CIBACOPA - Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico

 Nicaragua

Liga Nicaragüense de Baloncesto ACB league (Nicaragua)

 Panama

Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (Panama)

 Paraguay

Paraguayan Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
League

 Peru

Liga Nacional de Basketball
Basketball
(Peru)

 Puerto Rico

Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Baloncesto Superior Nacional
(BSN) South America

Liga Sudamericana
Liga Sudamericana
- a pan-South American league competition

 United States

BIG3 National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA)

NBA G League

American Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA) American Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (APBL) Central Basketball
Basketball
Association (CBA) East Coast Basketball
Basketball
League (ECBL) Florida Basketball
Basketball
Association (FBA) Independent Basketball
Basketball
Association (IBA) Midwest Basketball
Basketball
League (MBL) Midwest Professional Basketball
Basketball
Association (MPBA) North American Basketball
Basketball
League (NABL) North American Premier Basketball
Basketball
League (NAPB) Premier Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL) Tobacco Road Basketball
Basketball
League (TRBL) United Basketball
Basketball
League (UBL) Universal Basketball
Basketball
Association (UBA)

U.S. college basketball[edit]

Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) California Community College Athletic Association
California Community College Athletic Association
(CCCAA) NAIA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Championships (NAIA Division I) NAIA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Championships (NAIA Division II) NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NCAA Division I) NCAA Men's Division II Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NCAA Division II) NCAA Men's Division III Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NCAA Division III) List of NCCAA men's basketball champions (NCCAA) NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NJCAA Division I) NJCAA Men's Division II Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NJCAA Division II) NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NJCAA Division III) Northwest Athletic Conference
Northwest Athletic Conference
(NWAC) United States
United States
Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

U.S. high school basketball[edit]

National Federation of State High School Associations
National Federation of State High School Associations
(NFHS)

Youth Leagues[edit]

Amateur Athletic Union
Amateur Athletic Union
(AAU) United States
United States
Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)

 Uruguay

Liga Uruguaya de Basketball

 Venezuela

Liga Profesional de Baloncesto

Asia[edit]

FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Subregional Leagues

ABL - ASEAN Basketball
Basketball
League WABA - WABA Champions Cup

National Leagues  Bahrain

Bahraini Premier League (basketball)

 China

CBA - Chinese Basketball
Basketball
Association

NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League

CUBS - Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Super League

CUBA - Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Association

CHBL - China
China
High School Basketball
Basketball
League

 Hong Kong

A1 - Hong Kong
Hong Kong
A1 Division Championship

 India

UBA Pro Basketball
Basketball
League

 Indonesia

NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League

 Iran

IBSL - Iranian Basketball
Basketball
Super League

 Iraq

Iraqi Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 Kazakhstan

KBC - Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Basketball
Basketball
Championship

KBC - Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Basketball
Basketball
Cup

 Kuwait

Divisia I - Kuwaiti Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

 Japan

B.League
B.League
- first tier since 2016-2017

B.League
B.League
Division Two - second tier

B.League
B.League
Division Three - third tier

AJIBC - All Japan
Japan
Intercollegiate Basketball
Basketball
Championship - fourth tier

 Jordan

JBL - Jordan
Jordan
Basketball
Basketball
Super League

 Lebanon

FLB League - Lebanese Basketball
Basketball
League

 Malaysia

Malaysia
Malaysia
National Basketball
Basketball
League

 Mongolia

Mongolian National Basketball
Basketball
Association

 Oman

Oman
Oman
Basketball
Basketball
League

 Philippines

PBA - Philippine Basketball
Basketball
Association

PBA Developmental League FBA - Filsports Basketball
Basketball
Association PCBL - Pilipinas Commercial Basketball
Basketball
League UNTV Cup

PCC - Philippine Collegiate Championship

UAAP - University Athletic Association of the Philippines NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association

 Qatar

QBL - Qatari Basketball
Basketball
League

 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Premier League

 Singapore

Pro-Am Singapore
Singapore
Basketball
Basketball
League

 South Korea

KBL: Korean Basketball
Basketball
League - first tier

KBL R-League: KBL Reserve League - second tier

KUBL: Korea University Basketball
Basketball
League - third tier

 Syria

Syrian Basketball
Basketball
League

 Republic of China

SBL - Super Basketball
Basketball
League

A League - A League

UBA - University Basketball
Basketball
Alliance

HBL - High School Basketball
Basketball
League

 Thailand

TBL - Thailand
Thailand
Basketball
Basketball
League

 United Arab Emirates

UAE National Basketball
Basketball
League

 Vietnam

VBA - Vietnam
Vietnam
Basketball
Basketball
Association

Europe[edit] Europe International Leagues – National Teams

FIBA EuroBasket- main international European basketball competition contested biannually by the men's national teams governed by FIBA Europe FIBA European Championship for Small Countries-international basketball competition contested by select small country national teams governed by FIBA Europe

International Leagues – Club Teams

EuroLeague
EuroLeague
– top tier, organized by Euroleague Basketball EuroCup – second tier, organized by Euroleague Basketball Basketball
Basketball
Champions League – third tier, organized by FIBA FIBA Europe
Europe
Cup – fourth tier, organized by FIBA

Subregional Leagues

ABA League
ABA League
(also known as Adriatic League) – teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia AAC – Alpe Adria Cup BIBL – Balkan International Basketball
Basketball
League BBL – Baltic Basketball
Basketball
League - teams from the Baltic states
Baltic states
of Estonia, Latvia
Latvia
and Lithuania
Lithuania
plus Sweden VTB United League
VTB United League
– teams from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Russia

 Albania

Albanian Basketball
Basketball
Superliga

Albanian Basketball
Basketball
First Division

 Austria

ÖBL - Österreichische Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga

 Armenia

Armenia
Armenia
Basketball
Basketball
League A

 Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Basketball
Basketball
League

 Belarus

BPL - Belarusian Premier League (basketball)

 Belgium

BLB - Basketball
Basketball
League Belgium
Belgium
Division I

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Basketball
Basketball
Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina

A1 Liga (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 Bulgaria

NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League

 Croatia

A-1 Liga

 Cyprus

Cyprus
Cyprus
Basketball
Basketball
Division 1

 Czech Republic

NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League, also called the Mattoni NBL for sponsorship reasons[citation needed]

 Denmark

Danish Basketball
Basketball
League

 Estonia

KML - Korvpalli Meistriliiga

 Finland

Korisliiga

 France

LNB Pro A
LNB Pro A
- Ligue Nationale de Basketball
Basketball
Pro A - first tier

Pro B - Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B - second tier

 Georgia

Georgian Superliga

 Germany

Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga - Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga - first tier

ProA
ProA
- ProA
ProA
- second tier

ProB
ProB
- third tier

 Greece

Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
- first tier

Greek A2 Basket League
Greek A2 Basket League
- second tier

 Hungary

Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A

 Iceland

Premier League First League

 Ireland

Premier League

 Israel

Israeli Basketball
Basketball
Premier League - first tier

Liga Leumit - second tier

Liga Artzit - third tier

 Italy

Lega Basket Serie A
Lega Basket Serie A
- first tier

Serie A2 Basket
Serie A2 Basket
- second tier

Serie B Basket
Serie B Basket
- third tier

 Kosovo

Kosovo
Kosovo
Basketball
Basketball
Superleague

Kosovo
Kosovo
Basketball
Basketball
First League

 Latvia

LBL - Latvijas Basketbola līga

 Lithuania

LKL - Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga
Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga
- first tier

NKL - Nacionalinė Krepšinio Lyga - second tier

RKL - Regioninė Krepšinio Lyga - third tier

 Luxembourg

Total League

Nationale 2

 Macedonia

Macedonian First League

 Montenegro

Montenegrin Basketball
Basketball
League

 Netherlands

Dutch Basketball
Basketball
League - first tier FEB Promotiedivisie - second tier

 Norway

BLNO

 Poland

PLK - Polska Liga Koszykówki (Polish Basketball
Basketball
League) - first tier

I Liga - second tier

II Liga - third tier

 Portugal

LCB - Portuguese Basketball
Basketball
League Proliga

 Romania

Divizia A

 Russia

VTB-League – first tier since the 2012–13 season (teams from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Russia)

Basketball
Basketball
Super League 1 – second tier; was the first tier from 1992–2010

Basketball
Basketball
Super League 2 – third tier

First League – fourth tier

VTB-League U21 – fifth tier

 Serbia

Basketball
Basketball
League of Serbia

Basketball
Basketball
League of Serbia
Serbia
B

First Regional Basketball
Basketball
League (Serbia)

 Slovakia

Slovak Extraliga

 Slovenia

1. A SKL, also known for sponsorship reasons as Liga Telemach[citation needed] School Basketball
Basketball
League

 Spain

Liga Endesa - first tier

LEB Oro - second tier

LEB Plata
LEB Plata
- third tier

Liga EBA
Liga EBA
- fourth tier

Primera División - fifth tier

 Sweden

Swedish Basketball
Basketball
League(Ligan) - first tier

Basketettan - second tier

  Switzerland

LNBA - Swiss Basketball
Basketball
League

Championnat LNB

 Turkey

BSL - Turkish Basketball
Basketball
Super League - first tier

TBL - Turkish Basketball
Basketball
Second League - second tier

TB2L - Turkish Basketball
Basketball
Third League - third tier

 Ukraine

Ukrainian Basketball
Basketball
Superleague - first tier

Higher League - second tier

 United Kingdom

BBL – British Basketball
Basketball
League

EBL - English Basketball
Basketball
League SBC – Scottish Basketball
Basketball
Championship

Oceania[edit]  Australia

NBL – National Basketball
Basketball
League Regional Leagues:

Big V
Big V
Big V
Big V
(Victoria) Premier League – Premier League (South Australia) QBL – Queensland
Queensland
Basketball
Basketball
League (Queensland) SBL – State Basketball
Basketball
League (Western Australia) SEABL – South East Australian Basketball
Basketball
League (Southeast Australia) Waratah League
Waratah League
Waratah League
Waratah League
(New South Wales)

 New Zealand

NBL – National Basketball
Basketball
League

Women[edit] Americas[edit]  United States

Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association (WNBA)

Women's Blue Chip Basketball
Basketball
League (WBCBL) Women's Universal Basketball
Basketball
Association (WUBA)

College Basketball

Association of Christian College Athletics NAIA Basketball NCAA Basketball NCCAA Basketball NJCAA Basketball USCAA Basketball

Youth Leagues

AAU USSSA YBOA

 Canada University basketball

U Sports

 Puerto Rico

Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Femenino (BSNF)

Asia[edit]  China

WCBA - Women's Chinese Basketball
Basketball
Association

WCUBS - Women's Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Super League

WCUBA - Women's Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Association

 Indonesia

WNBL - Women′s National Basketball
Basketball
League

 Japan

WJBL - Women's Japan
Japan
Basketball
Basketball
League

 Philippines

Pinay Ballers League Women's Next5Hoops

 South Korea

WKBL - Women's Korean Basketball
Basketball
League

 Thailand

WTBL - Women's Thailand
Thailand
Basketball
Basketball
League

Europe[edit]

EuroLeague

EuroCup

 Iceland

Úrvalsdeild kvenna - Premier league women

 Israel

Israeli Female Basketball
Basketball
Premier League

 Lithuania

LMKL - Lithuanian Women's Basketball
Basketball
League

 France

LFB – Ligue Féminine de Basketball

 Poland

BLK – Basket Liga Kobiet (first tier)

I Liga (second tier)

 Romania

Divizia A

 Russia

Premier League

Superleague

Higher League

 Spain

LFB – Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Ligue Féminine de Basketball

 Turkey

TKBL, the Turkish initialism for Turkish Women's Basketball
Basketball
League

 Ukraine

UPBL, Ukrainian Women's Basketball
Basketball
SuperLeague

 United Kingdom

WBBL - Women's British Basketball
Basketball
League

Oceania[edit]  Australia

WNBL – Women's National Basketball
Basketball
League

 New Zealand

WBC – Women's Basketball
Basketball
Championship

Defunct leagues[edit] Men[edit] Americas[edit]  Canada

National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1993–94 Canadian National Basketball
Basketball
League (CNBL), 2002–2004

 United States

All-American Basketball
Basketball
Alliance Amateur Athletic Association Basketball
Basketball
(AAU), 1897–1982 National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1898-99 to 1903-04 Philadelphia Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL), 1902–1909 New England Basketball
Basketball
League (NEBL), 1903–1904 Western Massachusetts Basketball
Basketball
League (WMBL), 1903–1904 Western Pennsylvania Basketball
Basketball
League (WPBL), 1903–1904; 1912–1913; 1914–1915 New England Basketball
Basketball
Association (NEBA), 1904–1905 Mohawk Valley League (MVL), 1906–1910 Central Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL), 1906–1912 Hudson River League (HRL), 1909–12 Eastern Basketball
Basketball
League (EBL), 1909–1933 New York State League (NYSL), 1911–23 Pennsylvania State League (PSL), 1914–1921 Interstate Basketball
Basketball
League (IBL), 1915–1920 Interstate League (IL), 1919–1923 Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
League (MBL), 1921–1928 American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL), 1925–1955 National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1926–27 National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1929–30 National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1932–33 Midwest Basketball
Basketball
Conference (MBC), 1935–1937; became National Basketball
Basketball
League with 1937-38 season. National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1937–1949; merged with the Basketball
Basketball
Association of America to become the National Basketball Association. World Professional Basketball
Basketball
Tournament (WPBT), 1939–1948 Eastern Pro League (EPL) Pacific Coast Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (PCPBL), 1946–1948 Basketball
Basketball
Association of America (BAA), 1946–1949; merged with the National Basketball
Basketball
League to become the National Basketball Association. New York State Professional League (NYSPL), 1946–1949 Continental Basketball
Basketball
Association (CBA), 1946–2009;[2] originally named Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball
Basketball
League, then Eastern Professional Basketball
Basketball
League. Professional Basketball
Basketball
League of America (PBLA), 1947–1948 National Industrial Basketball
Basketball
League (NIBL), 1947–1961 National Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (NPBL), 1950–1951 American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL), 1961–1963 American Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA), 1967–1976 All-American Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (AABA), 1977–78 Western Basketball
Basketball
Association (WBA), 1978–79 World Basketball
Basketball
League (WBL), 1988–1992; was founded as the International Basketball
Basketball
Association in November 1987, before changing its name prior to the 1988 season. Global Basketball
Basketball
Association (GBA), 1991-92 - December 1992; league folded midway through 1992-93 season. International Basketball
Basketball
Association (IBA), 1995–2001 International Basketball
Basketball
League (IBL), 1999–2001 National Rookie League (NRL), 2000 All-American Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (AAPBL), 2005 United States
United States
Basketball
Basketball
League (USBL) National Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (NPBL) Global Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (GPBL) Global Professional Basketball
Basketball
League 2 (GPBL 2) United Regions Basketball
Basketball
League (URBL) National Alliance Basketball
Basketball
League (NABL) National Athletic Basketball
Basketball
League (NABL) Universal Basketball
Basketball
League (UBL) Continental Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL) American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL) Eastern Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (EBA) West Coast Pro Basketball
Basketball
League (WCBL) International Basketball
Basketball
League (IBL)

Asia[edit]  China

Chinese New Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (CNBA), 1996–97

 Japan

bj league - Basketball
Basketball
Japan
Japan
League, 2005–16 JBL - Japan
Japan
Basketball
Basketball
League, 1996–13

NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League, 2014–16

 Malaysia

MNBL - Malaysia
Malaysia
National Basketball
Basketball
League, 1981–2013

 Philippines

Philippine Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL), 1983–2010 Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
Association (MBA), 1998–2002 National Basketball
Basketball
Conference (NBC), 2004–2007 Liga Pilipinas
Liga Pilipinas
(LP), 2008–2012

 Chinese Taipei

Chinese Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (CBA), 1994–1999

Europe[edit] Subregional Leagues

Central European Basketball
Basketball
League

National Leagues  United Kingdom

National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1972–2003

 Russia

Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL), 2010-2013

Former Yugoslavia

Yugoslav Basketball
Basketball
League

Oceania[edit]  Australia

Australian Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA), 1965–2008

 New Zealand

Conference Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL), 1981–2010

Women[edit] Americas[edit]  United States

Women's Professional Basketball
Basketball
Association (WPBA), 1975; the league folded before it ever started. Women's Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (WBL), 1978–1981 Ladies Professional Basketball
Basketball
Association (LPBA), 1980–81; formed as a rival league to the WBL when the WBL began to experience financial problems. The league was poorly organized and played only five (or seven) games before disbanding with three teams never playing a game. Women's American Basketball
Basketball
Association (WABA), 1984 See: (WABA) National Women's Basketball
Basketball
Association (NWBA), 1986; the league folded right before the season was supposed to start. Liberty Basketball
Basketball
Association (LBA), 1991; played one pre-season exhibition game on February 10, 1991 before disbanding. Women's Basketball
Basketball
Association (WBA), 1993-1995 See: (WBA/WABA) American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL), 1996–1998 National Women's Basketball
Basketball
League (NWBL), 1998–2007 Women's American Basketball
Basketball
Association (WABA), 2002

Asia[edit]  Philippines

Women's Philippine Basketball
Basketball
League

Oceania[edit]  New Zealand

Women's National Basketball
Basketball
League (WNBL) Women's Basketball
Basketball
League (WBL), conference-based second-tier league

References[edit]

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