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AC Green

AC Green (pictured above) is a Portland native who attended Benson Polytechnic High School. After high school, Green played for Oregon State University, where he was second in school history in rebounding, and fourth in school history in scoring. Green played for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns. He holds the record for playing the most consecutive NBA games, playing 1,192 games. Currently, Green runs many Youth Basketball Camps and is the founder of the AC Green Youth Foundation.
Click the photo above to read the Oregonian's article on AC Green. 


Multnomah University
All games this season will take place at Multnomah University in Portland.
8435 Northeast Glisan St. Portland, OR. 97220

Fred Jones

Fred Jones (pictured above) has recently dedicated his time to the Portland Pro Am. Jones attended Sam Barlow Highschool in Gresham, OR. After highschool, Jones attended University of Oregon, where he played four years of college basketball. In 2002, Jones was drafted to the Indiana Pacers where he played the first four years of his NBA career. Jones also played for the Toronto Raptors, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers before his run in the NBA was over. Jones has been showing his support to the Portland ProAm and helping prepare young basketball players for the next step in their basketball careers. 


Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (pictured above) played high school basketball for Rainier Beach High School located in Seattle, Washington. During this time, Crawford played in what would eventually become the "Seattle Pro-Am". After high school, Crawford played for the University of Michigan. In 2000, Crawford was drafted to the Chicago Bulls, where he was on the roster for 4 years before joining the New York Nicks in 2004. Crawford also played for the Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks before signing to the Blazers, where he played one season in Portland. Crawford currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers as a shooting guard / point guard. Crawford currently runs the Jamal Crawford Foundation and is the host of Seattle Pro-Am. 


Portland Pro Am Commissioner Noah Kone, Team Mike James and Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones at Portland Pro Am tryouts on June 14th.
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AC Green joins Terrence Jones in the Portland Pro Am

   Former NBA All Star and Portland native AC Green will enter his own team in the Portland Pro Am this summer. 
    The Benson high school product and Oregon State Alum, wants to assist in facilitating the development of a new generation of athletes coming out of Portland. 
    “It is the right thing to do and return to Portland with a team in the Portland Pro-Am," The former Laker shared. "Terrence is starting something that was missing from the City of Portland and I want to be a part of it. It is great to see these young guys stepping up." 
    The 2003 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame inductees' team joins Terrence Jones, Terrence Ross, Mike James from the Euroleague and the Vancouver Volcanoes from the IBL as five of the six teams that have been announced with one more expected to be revealed shortly.
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Click the video above to watch AC Green on KPTV's Oregon Sports final

Portland Pro Am Summer Tip-Off

     The Portland Pro Am will tip off their first game of the summer Friday June 3rd.  Doors will open at 6 PM, followed by tip off at 7 PM. The opening game will include Mike James' team "Next Level", and AC Green's team, featuring the "bench boss" Fred Jones.
     Next level faced the Vancouver Volcanoes last week in an exhibition game, and the Volcanoes came out victorious with a 115-108 win.
     “I’ve been really pleased with the different members of the basketball community here in Portland stepping up to really contribute.” Portland Pro Am Commissioner Noah Koné explained on the early success of the Portland Pro Am.
     Fred Jones and AC Green have recently committed their time to the Portland Pro Am league and are making a big impact on the Portland basketball community.
     “I hope this will bring an opportunity for members of the community, particularly young athletes that are trying to play at the next level; whether it be middle school to high school, high school to college, or college to pro, to have a chance to interact with players. I think that is a unique opportunity.” said Koné.
     Doors will open for the first game of the season at 6 PM and tip off will be at 7 PM at Multnomah University off of 82nd and Glisan Street. 

About Seattle Pro Am 

   The Seattle Pro-Am Basketball League is one of the premier competitive summer men’s basketball leagues in the United States featuring current and former professional, international, minor league, and collegiate players, filling the empty void of basketball in Seattle.
    The league is hosted by Jamal Crawford, and all of the proceeds go to the Jamal Crawford Foundation which helps inner-city children with youth and community development, improvement, and educational activities.
    During the Seattle Pro-Am season, games will be held at Seattle Pacific University. The league hosts eight teams and includes players from all around the world.
    Opening night for the Seattle Pro-Am will be July 10th at KeyArena and will tip off at 10 P.M after the Seattle Storm game. 




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