Basketball League Alumni List Breakdown

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The Alumni Basketball League is a new venture where the teams are all former college basketball players from a given school. Co-founders Kareem Rush and Jake Jackson sought to reinstate traditional rivalries and give fans nostalgia to watch former college players while allowing players to succeed at home.

“Only a few college kids end up turning pro. Most of the guys who played high-level college basketball ended up careers overseas. The fans, who followed them through their college careers, lose track of them. Back overseas and playing in front of your college fans is appealing to gamers.

– Kareem Rush, co-founder of ABL, via the Baltimore Sun

The idea for the ABL began in 2018 when Rush, a former Missouri Tiger and NBA player, set up a game between Kansas and Missouri alumni. The contest drew over 2,500 fans to the arena. Rush’s brainchild was shelved for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s now starting to realize his vision.

The league’s first game will be in the Washington, DC area with the hope that many alumni teams will play in 2023. Maryland’s ABL team is called the College Park Boys. The list was recently released and features a number of recognizable names from the past 20 years of Maryland Basketball.

The CPB roster brings together the backcourt of Melo Trimble and Anthony Cowan Jr. while adding a scorer in Terrell Stoglin and a shooter in Sean Mosley. As for the frontcourt, Byron Mouton brings Championship pedigree while two of UMD’s most prolific shot blockers join the team in Ekene Ibekwe and Damonte Dodd. Travis Garrison is the team’s general manager after playing for the Terps from 2002 to 2006.

The College Park Boys will play their first game against DawgTalk, an alumni team from Georgetown. Maryland Basketball leads the all-time series between the two programs 34-15, but the two schools have faced each other only four times since 2000. The alumni contest will be held at the Xfinity Center on August 6. Here is a breakdown of the CPB list.

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