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Newly launched Molten BG4500 Series Becomes Official Ball of NWBA

By NWBA , 07/29/19, 1:00PM CDT


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - In February of this year, Molten and NWBA announced the renewal of their sponsorship agreement, with Molten retaining rights as the official basketball of the NWBA. Molten recently announced the launch of its BG4500 Series Basketball, and today the NWBA announces it as the official basketball for the Association.


“Molten is very excited to launch the NEW BG4500 composite basketball series in partnership with the NWBA,” stated Melissa Dawson, President of Molten USA.  “We are working very closely with the NWBA National Office for a seamless transition through the upcoming months.  Molten takes pride in working with all the athletes of the NWBA in their quest to become their best and wishes all divisions continued success on the court.”

Last year, the NWBA piloted Molten’s composite basketball from its prior product lineup, the GG7X, for its top Adult Division (Division I). The feedback from the teams competing in Division 1 was overwhelmingly positive. Based on this feedback, the NWBA intended to move the entire Association to the composite basketball. Given the timing of Molten’s new product launch, the NWBA will adopt the BG4500 model (size 7) across the Adult Divisions (I, II, and III), Intercollegiate Division Men and the Varsity Division, while the Women’s Division and Intercollegiate Division Women will utilize the BG4500 model (size 6).

Will Waller, NWBA CEO stated: “We value Molten’s commitment to product innovation and bringing the best product forward to help our athletes do what they do best: put the ball in the hoop! Our decision to move to a composite ball for training and competition is a direct result of member feedback, as is the timing of making the change during team and member registration.”

Please check the NWBA Team Guide Book for information on promotional pricing for NWBA members on Molten products. The NWBA Team Guide Book is located in the NWBA Resource Center at


About Molten USA, Inc.              

Founded in 1958, the Molten Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of competition quality sports balls and manufactures a wide range of athletic balls in several sports categories – including basketball, handball, soccer, and volleyball. In addition to being the official basketball of the NWBA and FIBA, Molten is also the official volleyball of the NCAA Volleyball Championships, USA Volleyball and numerous state associations, collegiate conferences, collegiate programs, and junior sports programs. For more information on Molten USA, Inc, please visit