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Scranton Shamrocks

Backcourt Hoops is proud to announce the latest addition to basketball in the area – the Scranton Shamrocks, an ABA affiliated organization. As a semi-pro team, the Shamrocks competed in a 7-game mini-season in the early part of 2018, going 5-2. The Shamrocks will begin the full 2018-2019 season in November of 2018 and look forward to seeing you all at our games! Go Shamrocks!

ABA Statement

Indianapolis, IN.  – The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that the Scranton Shamrocks are the latest team to join America’s largest professional sports league.  “The goal of growing the ABA into a league the size of the NCAA seems to be working,” stated Joe Newman, ABA Co-founder.  “We’ve certainly found the formula for growth which includes the best business model in professional sports, ease of ownership and of course, our diversity of ownership.  The Scranton Shamrocks are a wonderful addition.”

The Shamrocks organization was founded in hopes of connecting and unifying a community passionate about basketball.  The Shamrock’s have been and will continue to be involved in the community with ties to a local youth basketball organization called Backcourt Hoops.  With over 40 AAU teams, Backcourt Hoops and many different middle/high schools, the Shamrocks will look to become role models for all kids in the programs.  “The Shamrocks look forward to participating in the ABA and coming together with other owners, coaches and players to make it an enjoyable experience for all involved,” added Head Coach and General Manager Kevin Clark.  The team will play some games this season in January and February as it prepares for its inaugural season in the Fall of 2018.

Scranton Shamrocks

Ticket Prices

All Tickets General Admission

Adult: $10.00

Senior Citizens and Military $5.00

Students $5.00

Children 10 Under Free must be accompanied by an Adult

Family Package $20.00 (2 Adults/2 Students)

Tickets can be purchased now online. Click on the link below.   Enter the payment amount and then what you are purchasing in the Payment Description including how many tickets and to what game.   Add your name and you will be placed on the list at the door for entry.

Scranton Shamrocks Schedule

2018-19 Shamrocks Schedule

November 2018

Saturday, 3rd | *#5 Binghamton Bulldogs (H) | (W) 140-130

Saturday, 10th | *#9 Syracuse Stallions (H) | (L) 139-135

Saturday, 24th | *Roc City Ravens (H) | (W) 121-116

December 2018

Saturday, 1st | #8 Binghamton Bulldogs (A) | (L) 132-107

Saturday, 8th | #1 Syracuse Stallions (A) | (L) 140-124

Sunday, 9th | #3 Wyoming Valley Clutch (A) | (L) 132-109

Saturday, 15th | *#23 Jersey Express (H) | (L) 137-130

January 2019

Saturday, 5th | *#11 Binghamton Bulldogs (H) | (L) 148-96

Saturday, 12th | #11 Jersey Express (A) | (W) 131-122

Sunday, 20th | *#22 Philly Cannons (H) | 12:00 PM Day) Cancelled due to weather

Saturday, 26th | *Norristown Knights (H) | 6:00 PM (W) 124-121 OT

February 2019

Saturday, 2nd | *West Chester Wildcats (H) | 6:00 PM (W) 117-105

Saturday, 9th | *Pottstown Flames (H) | 6:00 PM (L) 134-132

Saturday, 16th | #11 Binghamton Bulldogs (A) | 7:00 PM

Saturday, 23rd | Roc City Ravens (A) | 12:00 PM

Sunday, 24th | *#3 Wyoming Valley Clutch (H) | 4:00 PM

March 2019

Saturday, 2nd | Pottstown Flames (A) | 6:00 PM

Sunday, 3rd | *Worcester 78’s (H) | 4:00 PM (Dunmore Biddy Basketball Day)

*Home Games (H) | Away Games (A)

*Games and times subject to change

Shamrocks Record: 5-7

2018 Scranton Shamrocks Tryouts


Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018 | Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 | Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM


Cost: $100 First-Time Player with Pre-Registration | $125 2 of 3 Tryouts | $65 Returning Player from 2018 Roster

Same Day Walk-In’s for Tryouts will be $125.00, so please register early!

Click here to register online.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your abilities and be a part of this ABA basketball team!

Home Gym Location

Home games will be played a Johnson College in Scranton.

3427 N. Main Avenue off Interstate 81 across from Schiff’s.



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