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BBL to adopt Molten BG4500 as new official game ball

The British Basketball League (BBL) has announced the Molten BG4500 Basketball as its new official game ball.

As part of the continued partnership with Molten, the world’s leading manufacturer of sports balls and equipment, the new BG4500 will become the official ball of both the men's and women’s competition, in all Championship, Cup, Trophy and Play-Off games from the start of the 2020/21 season.

The adoption of the new BG4500 means Molten’s distinctive, patented 12-panel basketball has been the exclusive and official ball of the BBL for nearly 15 years.

Made from a premium composite leather, the FIBA-approved BG4500 delivers a new surface texture, which gives the ball an optimum grip over the traditional pebble grip basketballs and the original leather texture surface area is wider by 95% compared to that of conventional pebble surfaces

“We’re delighted to introduce the BG4500 to the BBL, and have the ball in the hands of the very best players here in the UK.,” said Alex James, Marketing Manager, Molten UK and Ireland.

"It is a privilege to work with the fantastic team at the BBL, who are at the forefront of the game in the UK and we’re excited for many more seasons moving forward with the BG4500.

“The BG4500 is an elite level basketball, utilising the grip pattern of a natural leather to offer superior grip for the highest level of play. We’re excited to see the ball used to it’s full potential in the BBL.”

Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer of the BBL, added: “We’re very excited to adopt the new BG4500 Basketball for the 2020/21 season. 

“The high-quality balls that Molten provide fit perfectly with our premium sporting position and the Molten range allows easy access to branded balls for every member of our basketball family.

"The people in the Molten team are true sporting professionals who contribute valuable ideas and support to our league."

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