The Albany Patroons are ready to ball out in the 2019 season as they’ll tip off in their own home, the Washington Armory, on January 12th.
They’ll be sizing up against the New York Court Kings, a recent expansion team to The Basketball League (TBL) and there’s excitement revolving not only the game, but the season as a whole. The Patroons fell just short of the TBL championship game, suffering a tough loss to the Yakima SunKings, but look to bounce back better than ever.
“We’re motivated, you know? We have a history and tradition here to come out and play hard and play a certain way,” Albany Patroons Coach Derrick Rowland said with determination. “We have a great impact on the community and we just want to blend in and help in anyway we can. So we’re looking to play exciting and fast and with some entertaining basketball.”
With several local athletes on the team, second-year guard Saije Pryor hopes that fans will come out to see them hoop and give them a large home-crowd advantage.
“Seeing us play high school basketball and seeing us grow up, they want to keep supporting us,” Pryor said. “When you have local talent, people know the local talent. So they want to come out. So when they hear one of our names they want to come out and support us and come out and see what we doing.”
Tickets this year are $15 for adults and $5 for anyone 12-and-under with season bundles at just $95.