The National Basketball League began the 1900–01 season with seven teams and an expanded schedule of 32 games. Of the seven teams, six finished the season. Only the newest team, from Burlington NJ, failed to complete the season. The seven teams were the New York Wanderers, Trenton Nationals, Millville Glass Blowers, Bristol Pile Drivers, Camden Skeeters, Pennsylvania Bicycle Club, and Burlington.
With five of the seven teams finishing with records of .500 or better, NBL fans saw the good competitive play from most teams throughout the season. In this season the Camden team also went by the handle of Camden Skeeters. With the split season dropped, no playoffs were necessary, and the New York Wanderers captured the League title by three games.