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By Eric Shields
Correspondent 

Pro Basketball is coming to Altoona

 

January 14, 2021

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York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Coleman said that he has signed a number of players already but he still wants to hold tryouts in order to fill the roster completely. The tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 and 21 at The Summit Tennis and Athletic Club, Altoona.

York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Also important was that the city is far enough from the bigger cities like Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, where there is more competition from other pro sports teams.

"It is an area where I can bring a professional sports team and give the people the entertainment that you can get at this type of event," Coleman said.

Coleman said that he has signed a number of players already but he still wants to hold tryouts in order to fill...



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