Our

MISSION

To educate and empower with confidence commitment and integrity, so they can live a productive and successful tomorrow.  Our goal as an organization is to teach and instill a sense of respect for themselves, peers, and community.  Players of the organization, as well as young athletes who look up to them, will be implanted with a code of ethics built on honesty, responsibility, and teamwork.
 
Together our players, families and volunteers will work with unyielding spirit to a cultivation, safe, and disciplined environment to ensure everyone reaches their full potential, develop their talents, and increase their skills in the game of basketball and more importantly life.

Our

VISION

Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

"To Be The Program By Which All Others Are Measured"

TRUST

The glue that binds us together and allows us to achieve more together than we could achieve on our own.  Players have to trust in their abilities, teammates, and organization.

LOVE

The greatest force in the world which allows each player to buy into a cause greater than themselves and their community.

COMMUNICATION

Allows players to be fully committed to the success of the team as well as the organization.

Message From Our Owner:

 

Speaking as a black man in America who has also served in the United States Marine Corps it can be difficult to rise above your circumstances and yet still be attacked, hated, or killed for no other reason than your skin color. For me and my family, all I’ve ever wanted was to be given a fair chance and a level playing field to demonstrate our talents and skills. That’s why I am appreciative of the ABA, as it has a diverse group of owners that contains various genders and ethnicities. The ABA gives people like me the opportunity to actually own a semi-professional basketball team. I look at the peaceful protests and seemingly volatile riots going on right now in our country, and while I do not wholeheartedly agree with the looting or vandalizing portion, I understand that people are outraged and frustrated. As a black parent in America, I too have had important conversations with my two sons at a very young age about growing up as a black male and how they would be treated differently by others because of the color of their skin, especially by SOME in law enforcement. I am honestly not surprised at what’s going on with law enforcement as it has been going on for years but now there is the necessary light being shined on the unethical treatment of blacks. Yes, there are GOOD officers but BAD officers make it tougher for those who truly want to make a change. I believe in the rights of the people and the right to express your views in the right way. Black Lives Matter and without that statement, all lives matter would not be true. We are more than just a game, lives are changed and have proven that opportunity and inclusion work; that people of all colors, creeds, and religions can work together with one common goal by treating one another with dignity, respect, and understanding. I am praying that we can get through this together with new allies who now have a better understanding of exactly what the peaceful protesters are trying to convey without media misinformation.