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Portland Pro-Am Tryouts JUNE 14th 

Terrence Jones
Houston Rockets
Terrence Jones (pictured above) is a a Jefferson High School graduate. After winning three straight 5A state championships, Jones took his talents to Kentucky, where he became an NCAA national champion. Jones currently plays for the Houston Rockets, who drafted him in 2012. Jones is now giving back to the Portland community by presenting Portland Pro Am.
Andre MurrayA 2012 and 2014 IBL MVP, Andre Murray's first bj-League season led to him putting up 13.7ppg. The 5X IBL All Star helped keep his bj-League team competitive throughout the entire season.

Garrett Sim - 6' 1" Point guard, previously played for Vancouver Volcanoes, and Jena in Germany, after serving as University of Oregon's point guard from
2008 - 2012. 

Tyrone White - A 2014 IBL All Star, White was the 50th overall pick of the Vipers in the D- League Draft and currently plays for Rio Grande. He worked through the 2015 D-League season with averages of 7.6 points, 2.6 assists, and 2.3 rebounds a game, including a monster game of 38 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds. He has scored 20 or more points three times in the current D-League season, and it can be expected that his best is still to come.

Terrence Ross
Toronto Raptors

Terrence Ross (pictured above) is also a Portland native, and will host his own team this summer with Portland Pro Am. Ross was a former Jefferson High School teammate who played alongside Terrence Jones. “I’m really excited to be a part of the Pro Am, I think it will be another piece that helps establish Portland as a basketball city,” - Terrence Ross

Germain Jordan - The 2014 and 2013 IBL Most Improved Player has seen his first pre-season action with UMEA, and now the spotlight is on the talented Portland native as he keeps building his game overseas leading the Basketligan league with 11rpg, and is 2nd in ppg at 21.6.

If you haven't already, check out Portland Pro-Am Commissioner Noah Kone on Fox 12's Oregon Sports Final! Watch the segment HERE


Our Portland Pro-Am Dancers had a great time at the PDX Rose Festival! 
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IBL Alumni Mike James with Terrence Jones

IBL Set to Manage and Partner With Pro Ams

   After ten successful seasons the International Basketball League (IBL) is again heading in a new and exciting direction as a league of leagues. Over the past ten seasons, players with varied professional experience, as well as accomplished college graduates have utilized the IBL as a platform to help hone their skills while preparing themselves for the next step in their playing careers. 
   “In the past three years we have rebranded this league, grown a following and network at the highest levels of professional basketball. More players have moved on to positions in the NBA Development League and the highest levels overseas, as well as officials and front office personnel development. We now find some of the most talented players returning or being ready to play again after a rest and time with family, with overseas leagues going longer and who want the opportunity to play against NBA players” IBL President/CEO Sharleen Graf shared.
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About the Portland Pro-Am


   Launching in the summer of 2015, the new Portland Pro-Am - featuring Terrence Jones - will provide an opportunity for the community, players and fans to enjoy Pro Basketball up close and personal. As a hybrid model mixing minor league basketball with an enhanced pro am model, the Portland Pro-Am is a part of the International Basketball Leagues (IBL). The IBL will continue to place players and officials overseas and in the NBA Development League. Competition will be in July and August at Multnomah University following NBA rules, fans will see NBA talent, overseas and college players who have completed their eligibility. Teams will be lead by experienced coaches and high level officials will manage the games. The Portland Pro-Am will feature competitive basketball games where fans can interact with players get autographs and photos. The league will also host special events in support of causes close to Mr. Jones in the greater North East Portland area.


Terrence Ross 2nd NBA Player to Commit a team to the Portland Pro Am

   May 20, 2015 – Portland, OR – As Terrence Jones is battling it out in the NBA Western Conference Finals; Terrence Ross looks to return to his home court where he will face Jones’ team this summer in the Portland Pro Am.
   The pair won a 5A High School State Championship for Jefferson in 2008 as teammates, but this summer they will be competitors. 
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Mike James headlines from the Euroleague to the Portland Pro Am

   After a successful season in Spain with Laboral Kutxa in the Liga Endesa (ACB) and Euroleague, Mike James is returning to his home town with his own team in the Portland Pro Am this summer. The Grant high school product and Lamar University graduate moved up quickly in Spain this fall averaging 12.9ppg as a starter for Laboral Kutxa going all the way to the quarter finals in the ACB, placing 5th in Group F of the Euroleague.
   James is excited to return home and have his own team with former high school rivals in the new Portland Pro Am. “I'm just happy that someone from our city has started it and is doing it the right way." James said "Terrence is starting something that could go on for years to come and I want to be a part of it." Click here for the full story. 




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