On Sunday August 5th, 2012, the Basketball Alumni Legends League (The BALL) will debut at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia. For those who haven't heard of The BALL:
"The-BALL started as a simple idea to form a new professional basketball league that would feature former college stars playing in the college communities where they already have local fame and a major following. The hypothesis was that college basketball fans would come out to see their favorite players from recent graduating classes competing for a local professional team (equivalent to the AAA-level in pro baseball) and that former college players would appreciate the opportunity to play in familiar territory, gain valuable exposure and training, and get paid a salary during the off-season."
Two former Villanova greats, Allan Ray and Curtis Sumpter, will be suiting up for the Philly squad on Sunday night as they take on a Washington D.C. team, which features alums from schools like Georgetown and Maryland. In addition, Villanova product Alvin Williams is the coach for the Philly team.
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The D.C. squad will also host a home game at George Washington University's arena on Saturday afternoon (4 p.m.).
Tip off on Sunday will be at 8 PM at Hagan Arena on the campus of St. Joseph's University and the game will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet. Current college students can get in for free by showing a valid university school ID. Team rosters for this event are below.
VUhoops will have Chris Fujimoto (@ChrisFuj) at the Philadelphia event to provide coverage of what will be Curtis Sumpter's last professional game. Follow him on Twitter for live updates and check back here after the game for the full story.
|WASHINGTON D.C. Head Coach: Johnny Newman|
|PHILADELPHIA Head Coach: Alvin Williams|