There is no "I" in team.
Proudly announcing our starting lineup:
- A Philadelphia native. Started playing basketball at the age of 16 for John Bartram High School. In just two 1/2 years of play broke the scoring record at Bartram surpassing Jelly Bean Joe Bryant the father of the late great Kobe Bryant becoming John Bartram High School all
There is no "I" in team.
Proudly announcing our starting lineup:
- A Philadelphia native. Started playing basketball at the age of 16 for John Bartram High School. In just two 1/2 years of play broke the scoring record at Bartram surpassing Jelly Bean Joe Bryant the father of the late great Kobe Bryant becoming John Bartram High School all time leading scorer, Selected First Team All Public League and First Team All City and State his Senior Year He then went on to play as a 4 year starter at Rider University where he was Mid-Major Freshman of the year and a 2x all conference player. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in Communications. After his graduation, he went on to play professionally overseas for various teams in Europe, South America and Asia. During his travels, Novar has earned forward of the year twice and 1st team all league honors 3x. Most recently, he is currently in his 12th season as a professional in Japan. He decided to create a pro-am summer league to showcase the tri-state area’s primer professional athletes and to develop a competitive, fun environment for the players to come and compete during their off-season but also to target the Mental Health issues that not only athletes but everyone endures daily. With the help of some close childhood friends, the Brotherly Love Pro-Am Summer League was born
- He’s another Philly native, he was born and raised in the South Philadelphia area all his life. Ramone attended South Philadelphia High School from 2003-2007 where he became a 1000 point scorer, the Player Of The Year in the Public League and was a Philadelphia Daily News All First Team honoree his senior year, while also earning a bask
- He’s another Philly native, he was born and raised in the South Philadelphia area all his life. Ramone attended South Philadelphia High School from 2003-2007 where he became a 1000 point scorer, the Player Of The Year in the Public League and was a Philadelphia Daily News All First Team honoree his senior year, while also earning a basketball scholarship to Temple University where he would graduate with a criminal justice degree. While at Temple he established himself as a top-tier collegiate player being apart of multiple Atlantic 10 Conference Championships and they would go on to make the NCAA Tournament every year he was at Temple. Prior to his senior season at Temple in honor of his little cousin who died in a car accident at the age of 10 Ramone changed his playing number in which he still wears today to number 10. His last few seasons on North Broad he would go on to accomplish being the Atlantic 10 Sixth Man Of The Year his sophomore season, All-Atlantic 10 Second Team selection his junior year, All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection his senior year and also a Philadelphia Big Five First Team member his junior and senior seasons as well.. Shortly after graduating and having a great career at Temple, Ramone would go on to participate in the 2012 NBA Summer League with the Chicago Bulls. Not long after his NBA Summer League experience, Ramone would go on to start his professional basketball career where he has played so far 9 years in different countries all over the US Europe Australia and New Zealand. He’s accomplished a lot in his playing career on the high school, college and pro levels and he now sees himself becoming more involved in his community off the court now and after his playing career is over. He has already for the past 6 years became the Co-Organizer of the Unity in the Community “Ball 4 Peace” showcase game that promotes non-violence peace and unity within in his neighborhood South Philadelphia with his good friend and full time activist, Anton Moore. Ramone shares the same vision as the rest of the group and sees the Brotherly Love Pro-Am as a great opportunity for himself and others all around the Philadelphia area and looks forward to having a big impact on the community now and years to come.
Head Coach Varsity Boys Basketball at Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy
- Another Philadelphia Native- Born and raised in the Logan area of Philadelphia. Michael played high school basketball at Freire Charter where he help capture charter league title in 2004. Ringgold transfer to the historic Roman Catholic for his last two years of high school basketball. While at Roman he became First Team All Catholic,
- Another Philadelphia Native- Born and raised in the Logan area of Philadelphia. Michael played high school basketball at Freire Charter where he help capture charter league title in 2004. Ringgold transfer to the historic Roman Catholic for his last two years of high school basketball. While at Roman he became First Team All Catholic, MVP Of the catholic league, All City First Team and was a 1000 point career scorer. Michael also played his collegian career at Rider University. Starting every game at Rider University, Ringgold scored over 1000 points s and 600 career rebounds. He was All Rookie team for MAAC and collegeinsider.com, mid-major All-freshmen team, third team all conference junior and senior year. Ringgold was regarded as one of the best defenders in the conference. Also he help Rider defeat 21st rank Mississippi State by leading the team with 21 points and 14 rebounds and was rewarded MAAC player of the week. He currently holds the records for most games started at Rider University and most career wins. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in Communications. Michael continue his basketball career playing professional in Iceland, England and Czech Republic. Ringgold average 18 points and 15 rebounds in Iceland. Before hanging up his shoes his final year in Czech he average 12 points and 7 rebounds in 18 minutes of action. In 2018 he was inducted into Roman Catholic Hall Of Fame. After basketball he followed in his coach/mentor footsteps of Philadelphia legend John Hardnett and started coaching youth basketball…
Born and raised in Philadelphia.
( Uptown Area ) attended Northeast High school where he was named 2nd team All Public League, holds the record for shot blocks in Philadelphia highschool history, Attended Drexel University from the years of 2003-2007 where he was named 2x Defensive Team All American and CAA Conference Defensive Player O
Born and raised in Philadelphia.
( Uptown Area ) attended Northeast High school where he was named 2nd team All Public League, holds the record for shot blocks in Philadelphia highschool history, Attended Drexel University from the years of 2003-2007 where he was named 2x Defensive Team All American and CAA Conference Defensive Player Of The Year & 2007 Mid Major Defensive Player Of The Year. Continued his basketball career as a 15 year professional athlete 4?different continents throughout his professional career. Chaz comes on board with our foundation as our
”Chief Fiancial Officer” gives us yet another strong role model for our community to gravitate to and can give his well educated knowledgeable back to our cities youth.
The Brotherly Love Pro-Am League (Brotherly Love) works to create equity, opportunity and lasting camaraderie by cultivating a network of professional athletes, centering both fitness and wellness to improve the physical, financial and mental health of communities in Philadelphia. In partnership with professional athletes, community members and youth, we are putting the ‘brotherly love’ back in the city.
Our programming includes: Pro-Am basketball league, workforce development, youth engagement, violence prevention and food banks.
Vision: Brotherly Love seeks to create a Philadelphia that is grounded in community and guided by the spirit of basketball. We envision a city where peace takes the place of poverty; camaraderie over powers violence; and outcomes are determined by what people put in, rather than their inputs.
Values: Our values are driven by our network of professional athletes who leverage their time and resources to uplift Black and marginalized Philadelphians, especially Black boys and men, people with exceptionalities and terminal illness and low income communities.The lived experience of our leadership and network reflect the communities we work with. Our community is our family; this is the foundation around which all our work is oriented.
Joy Activist “Half Time”
Joy is a channel for change and opportunity
Mutuality “The Oop”
Reaching back to pay it forward
Invention is the teammate of history
Leadership is a collective effort
Youth of Tomorrow “Pre-Season”
The present is preparation
Your contribution will secure our foundation‘s target goal in helping the youth of Philadelphia secure recovery in Mental Health issues that’s faced daily. We are very grateful for your generosity Thank You.
December 14th 2023 we partnered with multiple organizations and community activists to create our first annual holiday give back to the school of South Philly High. Included was Multiple Mental Health councilors sharing the importance of reaching out for help when enduring mental troubles daily. Gifts were given, but most importantly resources were available to the students during the event and after the event.
Our Proam Summer League plan on having 3 set dates to give back and involve players + coaches in giving back to the city of Philadelphia and those dates are:
- May 15, 2021 Station House Transition Shelter
- July 16th, 2022 Our first ever Showcase Game was held at the 76ers Field House where we gave away over 200 pairs of free basketball shoes, and donated over $5,000 to two nonprofits ( Philadelphia All American Game, & Level Up Anti Gun Violence program )
Our Nonprofit organization has given back to the city of Philadelphia over the past 4 summers in various ways. We take pride in doing our part to change lives daily by creating a safe space for families to come enjoy nothing but fun and countless memorie.
Tv coverage: Fox29 News
Daily News: 🗞 ( Philadelphia Inquire )
Radio: 105.3 WDAS FM
Please view the video displayed to gain insite on the hardwork and dedication our founders & staff put into running a well organized professional Pro-am Summer Basketball League.
1. Team K.Copper
2. Team K.Hampton
3. Philadelphia Fury Women Basketball
Notable Coaches + Personnel involved in the 2023 season:
1. Defending Champs - Philly All Americans
( Stan’s Groovie Laws Jr )
2. Check Rock ( Mar Mason )
3. Danny Rumph Classic ( Shareef + Mike Morak )
4. Blue Magic ( Joe Ross / Dj Jackson )
5. Rex 6 ( Reeko + Crack )
6. Chester Exit 6 ( Ray Strickland )
7. Red Rose Thunder ( Malin Morrison )
8. Coach Tone Workouts ( Tony Tee )
9. Lew Leonard Basketball ( Lewis Leonard )
10. Coach June
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