JBA League

Sources: JBA League Home Opener Tickets Pushed Back to May 21st Plus Updates


The JBA League’s inaugural season is just over a month away and will kickoff, Thursday, June 21st in Ontario, California at Citizens Bank Arena.

Initially, the JBA League announced through social media that tickets for the home opener would be available this Friday, through Ticketmaster, the JBA League site, as well as the Citizens Bank site. However, in news shared to me through a source close to the JBA League, tickets will now go on sale Monday, May 21st.

In addition, the four teams playing in the home opener will be Chicago vs. Atlanta at 5:00 PM, and the main event, which will be comprised of an east coast versus west coast showdown — the New York Ballers face off against LaMelo Ball’s Los Angeles squad at 7:30 PM.

Both teams will feature players starving at the opportunity to make a name for themselves in this upstart league. The Chicago team will feature Chi-Town legend, Marquis “Kezo” Brown, who played for the nationally recognized Simeon High School Wolverines — home to current NBA players Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker.

They will go against a very talented Atlanta team featuring two intriguing prospects in Jordan Ray and Corey “Big Jelly” Boyd. Jordan is a 6-foot-3 explosive guard who is capable of scoring in bunches. Big Jelly is a talented big man, standing at 6-foot-9 and 260 pounds — who has the ability to handle the ball and distribute like a guard at his size. Other players to keep an eye on for Atlanta are Nigel Chaney, Fionn Brown, and Isom Butler.

The New York team also features some talented players. Most notably, Moises Burgos, who dazzled spectators at the New York JBA tryouts while wearing his hoodie, a la Carmelo Anthony style. As previously mentioned, LaMelo Ball will headline the L.A. team, but will also be joined by Niles Malone, Brandon Phillips, Taylor Kirkham, Josiah Cotton, Ezekiel Crawford, and ESPN four-star recruit Greg Floyd among others.

Information on how to watch is expected to come soon as well.

Brandon Williams is the Editor in Chief for Fresh Sports TalkYou can follow him on Twitter @TalkinWithFresh, or “Like” him on Facebook.

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