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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 will compete in 10 exhibition games this winter and release a full 2018-2019 schedule later in the year. Roster and more information will be announced soon. The Shamrocks will open play January 21st, 2018 at Johnson College vs. New York Lightning.

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 Winter Schedule

2018 Winter Schedule


Date                                       Time              Opponent                            Location

Sunday, January 21           3:00P             New York Lightning          Johnson College

Saturday, February 10      8:00P             Philly Stunnaz                     Away

Saturday, February 17      7:00P              NJ Express                           Johnson College

Sunday, February 18         6:30P             NEPA Stars & Stripes         GAR High School

Saturday, February 24      7:00P             Binghamton Bulldogs        Away

Sunday, February 25         4:00P             Binghamton Bulldogs        Johnson College

Friday, March 9                7:30P               Pottstown Flames               Johnson College

2018 Roster


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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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