The American Basketball Association (ABA) Basketball is back in Oakland with the addition of their latest team, the Oakland BayHawks.
The ABA league is America’s largest and most diversified professional sports league and is widely recognized as a bridge between college basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Some of the ABA’s most notable players include Julius Irving (Dr. J), George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, and Moses Malone.
The Oakland BayHawks team has very talented players from the Bay Area that are motivated to showcase their athletic skills,” said Estus Armstrong who co-owns the team with De’Undrae Perteete.
“The team will provide their fans with an entertaining show, and bring another championship to the city of Oakland joining the likes of the Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors,” he added.
Armstrong who has over 20 years of experience of playing basketball, is also an Oakland native that played basketball at St. Louis Bertrand Elementary School and St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland. Armstrong holds a B.S. degree in Information Technology and an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix.
“De’Undrae and I have played basketball together and against each other for many years and I really believe in his skills as a coach. Our goal is to make the Oakland BayHawks a competitive and successful team and we plan to dominate the ABA league,” said Armstrong.
Perteete has over 27 years of playing and coaching experience combined. The Oakland native played basketball at San Leandro High School in San Leandro, CA and at Fremont High School in Oakland. He is also a former collegiate basketball player and collegiate coach who will also serve as Head Coach of the Oakland BayHawks. Coach De’Undrae, as he is commonly called, holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Southwest State University in Minnesota.
“I’ve been watching the ABA for years and I know what it takes both on and off the court to be successful and the Oakland BayHawks plan to thrive in the ABA league,” said Perteete. “We’re very excited and pleased with the opportunity to bring more exciting basketball to the city of Oakland.”
Armstrong says he expects the Oakland BayHawks to bring more than just a basketball team but hope to Oakland but provide a positive representation of the City, while enhancing the community through social media, volunteering, partnering with various organizations, and hosting activities for the youths of the city of Oakland.
The next home game will feature The Oakland BayHawks playing against the Orange County Novastars at the College of Alameda on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 7pm. Tickets are $10.
“Every fan that attends this home game will receive a $500 VIP hotel and gift card as a “Happy Holiday” gift courtesy of the ABA. “We appreciate the communities support,” said Armstrong
For more information, visit www.oaklandbayhawks.com.