WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Kenya Williams, a former basketball coach who spent three years as the head coach for the varsity boys’ basketball team at Williamsburg Christian Academy, and his wife, Demetria, are planning to bring an American Basketball Association (ABA) team to Williamsburg.
The team, called the Triangle Shooters, will join the ABA league in November 2022. The ABA is a men’s semi-professional basketball league that first ran from 1967-1976 and was reintroduced in 2000. Famous previous players of the ABA include Julius Irving, George Gervin, Ricky Barry, and Moses Malone.
“I’ve always loved basketball,” Kenya says. “I saw this as a way to provide basketball athletes another opportunity to play basketball professionally coming out of high school and college.”
The Triangle Shooters will play 20 games a season, with ten of them home games that will be played at Williamsburg Christian Academy. Men aged 18 through 40 will be eligible to participate. Tryouts will begin in the summer of 2022. A summer camp is also in the works, with training starting in early fall.
Kenya, who grew up in Hopewell, is currently owner of iShine for You Auto Detailing on Mooretown Road while Demetria is an accountant at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding.
“We are looking forward to being another resource for athletes to fulfill their dreams through basketball,” Kenya says.
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