Pro-Am Basketball League to Begin Play in Valley
The L. A. Valley Pro-Am basketball league, an independent affiliate of the Los Angeles Pro-Am Summer League, will begin play Sunday at Chatsworth High.
Two games will be played, the first at 6:30 p.m. The league, scheduled to run through August, with playoffs beginning in September, also will include games on Wednesday nights at Sylmar High. Admission is free.
In its ninth season, National Pro-Am City League Assn., Inc. features teams that field current and former National Basketball Assn. players, as well as talent from the Continental Basketball Assn., Europe and the collegiate level. National Pro-Am recently left the direction of the NBA to become an independent, nonprofit corporation. Among its objectives is to provide training in the areas of administration, coaching, officiating, athletic training and game operations.
Past participants in the league have included Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Mark Jackson, Alex English, Karl Malone and Dominique Wilkins.