Jun 28, 2021AEBL Launches 2021 Summer Pro-Am Men’s & Women’s League
Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL) kicked off its 8th season last weekend with many familiar faces but added some notable changes and upgrades to the league. Despite the Pro-Am Summer basketball league being canceled last year due to COVID-19 safety precautions, founder and league commissioner, Jah Rawlings, utilized this time to come back bigger and better than ever.
Not only did the league’s home gym undergo a major facelift, but the league officially expanded with its newly launched AEBL Women’s Pro-Am and Jr. AEBL Youth Leagues. AEBL Women, which debuted with 8 teams in its inaugural season, is managed with the assistance of Christina Granville, aka Ms. Basketball, and Portia Benbow. Fans can look forward to W-AEBL entertainment led by league MC, EP The Voice, and DJ Killa.
AEBL Commissioner Jah Rawlings said, “Many people sleep on the women’s game and we feel AEBL can give women’s hoops a boost and provide a new energy in the city and the basketball community.”
The AEBL Men’s league consists of 12 teams this season and returns with familiar entertainment and sounds from league MC Bria Janelleand DJ B-Easy. Last weekend AEBL unveiled its new league uniforms, which pay homage to the city it calls home. During halftime and timeouts, attendees can look forward to dribbling races, half-court shot contests, musical chairs, kids’ dance contests, and t-shirt tosses.
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Both women’s and men’s games will take place from 1-8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through August 22 at KIPP Atlanta, located at 98 Anderson Ave., Atlanta, GA.
NBA players expected to join AEBL later this summer season include, Lou Will, Trae Young, John Collins, Collin Sexton, Paul Milsap, Montrezl Harrell, Josh Okogie, and Mike Scott. Former WNBA players Ty Young and Sharif Cooper will also participate in AEBL Women. Other notable players include Jabari Smith, Scoot Henderson, KD Johnson, Deivon Smith, Caleb Murphy, and more special guest players throughout the season.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Elite 45 – 76 Atlanta Legends
Atlanta Phoenix 52 – 84 GA Lady Fire
HDMD 69 – 58 TSF
Atl Finest 93 – 106 Core 4
The Brogdon Firm 75 – 103 EYA Sports
Sunday, June 20, 2022
Never Give Up 77 – 80 Zone 6 Celtics
Street Execs W 60 – 71 Hoop Atlanta
Brighter Days 94 – 103 Who’s Got Soul
B3 Georgia Kingz 104 – 91 Winners United
Stampede 83 – 84 Street Execs
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