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College Park SkyHawks Launch 2021-22 Season

College Park SkyHawks Launch 2021-22 Season
Posted on 11/04/2021
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College Park Skyhawks Return to Action This Friday at Gateway Center Arena
Skyhawks introduce new coaching staff ahead of a hopeful season 

COLLEGE PARK (November 4, 2021) - The College Park Skyhawks are looking forward to welcoming fans back to Gateway Center Arena at College Park this Friday, November 5, when the club hosts the Maine Celtics at 7 p.m. ET for the first of seven scheduled theme games this season.

“We are beyond excited to return to action and welcome our fans back into the building this season,” said Janice Koon, Vice President of G League Operations and 2K League Operations for the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena. “Now, more than ever, the Atlanta metropolitan area is on fire for basketball, and we can’t wait for our passionate fans to cheer us on in person.”

The Skyhawks’ seven theme games for the upcoming season feature ticket bundles, which begin at $15 and include a seat for the contest as well as a team-branded hat and water bottle. Those dates are listed below:

Date

Time

Opponent

Theme

Friday, Nov. 5

7 p.m.

Maine Celtics

Home Opener

Friday, Nov. 19

7 p.m.

Delaware Blue Coats

Hoops and Heroes

Sunday, Jan. 2

2 p.m.

Cleveland Charge

Kids Day

Thursday, Feb. 10

11 a.m.

Westchester Knicks

Education Day

Saturday, Feb. 12

6:30 p.m.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Celebrating Black History

Friday, March 4

7 p.m.

Greensboro Swarm

Faith and Family

Friday, March 18

7 p.m.

Wisconsin Herd

Fan Appreciation


The Skyhawks enter the season with a new coaching staff led by Head Coach Steve Gansey, who was head coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League from 2015-20, where he recorded a 123-120 mark and became the club’s all-time wins leader. Highlighting the roster are two players on two-way contracts with the Atlanta Hawks: Sharife Cooper, a former Mr. Georgia Basketball and Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year at McEachern High School in Powder Springs; and Skylar Mays, a second-year professional who saw action in 33 games for the Hawks during the 2020-21 regular season.

“After more than a year away from our fans in College Park, our players, coaches and staff are enthusiastic about returning to competitive action,” said Skyhawks General Manager Tori Miller. “Coach Gansey and his staff are diligently preparing to lead our team to the next level on the court.”

Only players with three-or-fewer years of NBA experience are permitted to sign two-way contracts. Per league rules, teams are allowed to have up to two two-way players on their roster at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular season roster. A two-way player for the Hawks will spend time with the Skyhawks but can be on the Atlanta Hawks’ active list for up to 50 games during the 2021-22 regular season.

In a change from past seasons, the NBA G League will crown two champions at separate points this year to compliment the fluidity of rosters and fluctuation of players during the season. The league is implementing an innovative structure for 2021-22 which will include two parts: a 14-game Showcase Cup to begin the season; and a 36-game regular season in advance of the traditional NBA G League Playoffs.

College Park is proud to boast the accessibility to the Gateway Center Arena on Camp Creek Parkway for Skyhawks games. Fans can take Marta to the airport and hop on the free ATL SkyTrain for quick access to the arena. It's also just a ten-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, and there's plenty of parking available. Go Skyhawks!

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About College Park:

Encompassing 11.1 square miles, College Park is home to the world headquarters of Chick-fil-A, the most traveled airport worldwide in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, and has the largest and one of the most prestigious K-12 private schools in the continental United States – Woodward Academy. College Park has one of Georgia’s most vibrant historical communities, while the city moves boldly ahead in new technologies and alternative fuel and energy platforms. College Park’s progressive mission focuses on economic development, hospitality and entertainment. The city-operated Georgia International Convention Center boasts the largest ballroom in the state of Georgia, in addition to the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, home to the College Park Skyhawks and the Atlanta Dream.

 
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