Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Asssociation (ABA) www.americanbasketballassociation.org today announced that the Buffalo 716ers has been added to its growing list of expansion team.  “We are thrilled to have Tawan Slaughter and her team in the ABA,” stated Joe Newman, ABA co-founder.  “She has proven herself to be a great leader both on and off the court – and the 716ers will be a wonderful addition to our Northeast Division.” Tawan was born and raised in Buffalo NY and is the owner of Royalty Sports Management, which owns both the 716ers and the Jamestown Hurricane professional basketball team and recently started an AAU company that has over 150 kids participating on teams this summer. She graduated from Christian Central Academy, Williamstown NY and played point guard for the Crusaders where she broke the all-time leading scoring record with 2256 p;oints averaging 38.9 ppg.  She played collegiately at Fredonia State and Buffalo State College and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts and a minor on coaching. She has since earned her Masters Degree in Science of Education.  “When you have been successful in this business for three years,” added Ms. Slaughter, “you pretty much know the ins and outs..it is refreshing to be a part of a league that celebrates all of its teams and actually allows teams to participate in the playoffs.”