Fox Sports Net will launch “Ball Up,” its 10-night coverage of the 2011 Professional Streetball League season, on April 3.
The hourlong broadcasts will typically air every other Sunday on FSN at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and feature the ProSBL’s Ball Up All Stars, an elite squad that will take on different teams of top streetballers from around the country each game.
One game (June 12) will feature as an opponent an All-Star celebrity team from Hollywood’s E League.
The Ball Up All Stars’ roster includes The Professor, Air Up There, Sik Wit It, AO, Bone Collector, Springs, Mr. Afrika, Pat the Roc, Violator and Special FX.
Former NBA player Bryon Russell and radio/TV personality Roger Lodge will be the broadcasters, with streetball legend Duke Tango handling courtside reporting duties.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fox Sports Net to present a new basketball franchise the whole family can enjoy,” said Demetrius Spencer, CEO and Commissioner of ProSBL. “ ‘Ball Up’ is jam-packed with excitement, including 30 plus dunks per game, phenomenal showmanship and just pure fun. Imagine having the annual NBA All-Star exhibition jammed in every episode of a series — that’s Ball Up.”
Spencer exec produces (through his shingle One Media) with Shane Duffy of Entertainment League Prods. Paul Kalil of Big Screen Networks produces the live game coverage.