At a time when the Atlantic Coast Conference is in danger of falling apart like so many other conferences have, the City of Greensboro has decided to buck that trend and is instead going to establish a new league of its own.

There’s no word yet if the city plans to sell the television rights or perhaps air some games on Spectrum’s channel 13, but since there are a lot of hoops players in the city in the middle of a basketball crazy state, it should be a big success.

The Athletics Section of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department will be running the new Greensboro Summer Basketball League, which will offer men’s and women’s basketball for people 18 and older.

Online registration will begin on May 28. Teams will be created from registered individuals.

The fee to join the men’s league is $400 per team and those without a team may fill out the “Free-Agent Form” for possible placement on a team.

The deadline to register for the men’s league is June 7.

The women’s league will play three-on-three games and the cost is $55 per person. The registration deadline for the women’s league is June 14.

“As we have seen a significant increase in our adult basketball program participation since 2022, there has been a strong demand for a summer league,” stated Athletic Coordinator Baron Edwards in a Thursday, May 16 press release announcing the summer league. “We’re excited to offer individuals the chance to compete outside of the traditional winter season. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to join the adult basketball community with Greensboro Parks and Recreation.”

Teams may also register in person at the Greensboro Sportsplex by appointment. Contact Edwards at 373-2496 for an appointment or to get answers to any other questions regarding the leagues.