Tucson Buckets OPEN ABA SEASON WITH Home Game against the San Diego Kings
Tucson, Arizona-November 6, 2017-The Tucson Buckets will begin the 2017-18 season at Home versus the Far West Division rival, the San Diego Kings Saturday, November 12th. This will be the 3rd Season in the American Basketball Association for the Tucson Buckets and San Diego Kings first season. Last Season the Buckets finished in the middle of their conference. This year with a few new additions to the team. The Buckets look to make a strong impact in the Far West Division. “We've learned a lot about the American Basketball Association over the past 2 seasons, as we expect this season to be quite eventful. We have a great group of players and feel this season we'll showcase this for the city of Tucson,” said second-year Head Coach, Marc Johnson. The game will take place at Pima West Community College, 2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, Az. Tip-off is at 2:00 PM.
The Buckets will look very different from last season as several players have moved to further their careers. And we have a few returning players with something to prove. Top players returning are 5’11” guard Palo Verde Grad Devante Harkins, 6’5” forward Mountain View Grad Marcus Campbell, 6’0" guard Tuc Legend Donte "D-town" Williams, 6’3” guard/forward/, Player-Owner Brandon "Blove" Miller and 6'2 shooting guard, Player-Owner Jatai "TaiGun" Gonder. Top newcomers include 6’4” swingman Michael Henderson, 6’2” guard Charles Palmer, 6’7 forward Antwan "Stretch Robertson, 6’1” guard Ronell Grant II , 6’1" guard Jaquan Carter, 6'4 forward Keith Dundas, and 6'5 forward Sivan Veazie.
The Buckets have been practicing and sparring with the local teams, and tournaments, all summer and are eager to compete for an American Basketball Association (ABA) championship. The ABA consists of over 100 teams nationwide, and the Buckets will compete in the Far West Division with the San Diego Kings, San Diego Guardians, San Diego Surf, Orange County NovaStars, Oakland Bayhawks, Stockton Trouble, Arizona Beast, Las Vegas Wizards, Golden Tigers, Modesto SuperKats, Oceanside-A Team, California Sea Kings, Henderson Hawks, and Gymrats. www.Tucsonbuckets.com & www.abaliveaction.com for more information.