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.
Click here for the full story.
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.