By VINCE REMBULAT
Team Trouble is beginning its third season.
The local American Basketball Association team began practice this week in preparation for the 2019-2020 season following the recent tryout session.
“There’s a lot of talent,” said coach Chris Curtis during the Aug. 25 tryouts consisting of over 30 potential players vying for roster spots at Morelli Gym at St. Mary’s High.
Included were returning players such as former Sierra High product Christian Williams along with Eric King and Joshua Allen.
New to the team is veteran ABA player Dominique Grant, who was with the Jacksonville Giants during season two of their four championship seasons.
“He will be a great veteran to add to our very talented roster of players,” said Curtis, who is thrilled to have player like Grant with championship experience.
Team Trouble is having a fundraising drive-thru dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Coaches HVAC ExtraordinAIR at 7277 Pacific Ave. in Stockton.
Priced at $15 with half the proceeds going towards this season’s cost of operation, the meal prepared by Chef James will consist of barbecue chicken, pulled pork, vegetable medley and potato casserole. Those interested can purchase tickets from Curtis or general manager Javon Bankston.
Team Trouble will open the season against the Solano Stallions on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Morelli Gym. Admission is free.
The ABA has 150 nationally, with Team Trouble playing in the Far West Region – other teams here are the San Francisco City Cats, Oakland Tomhawks, Chico SuperKats, San Diego Kings, Orange County Novastars, San Diego Guardians, San Jose Knights, Fresno Flaming SunRays, Las Vegas Royals, Oaktown Warriors, and the Contra Costa Delta Stars, to name a few.
More information is available at www.teamtrouble.net or on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) @teamtrouble209.