The Jersey Express

The Jersey Express is a team that plays in the American Basketball Association based in Paterson, New Jersey.  The team began play in 2005 as the Newark Express and is the longest tenured-team in the American Basketball Association.  As a result of the NBA only employing approximately 400 players, the ABA offers an opportunity to see world-class basketball talent at an affordable price.

Consequently, the ABA is a family-friendly, inexpensive form of entertainment in your own backyard.  Most noteworthy, the Jersey Express bolster perennial All-Star Antoine Obery, who has been cited by several coaches as the best player in the entire league.  Furthermore, for added excitement, the Express added former Harlem Globetrotter Donald Johnson who holds the world record for dribbles in a single game and Tyree “Skywalker” Frazier, the only player in the ABA with a vertical leap in excess of 50 inches.

American Basketball Association

The American Basketball Association due to its wide open style during the late 1960s through the mid 1970s, fundamentally changed the way the game of basketball is played.  More noteworthy, and similar to the American Football League, it gave African American players an opportunity to express their talents and show the world they belonged and more.  If you remember one thing about the original ABA, remember it as a league that believed in equality and opportunity.  The founders of the ABA understood that the only color that mattered was the one on your uniform and not the skin under it.

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If you are an NBA fan from New Jersey, then you either likely defected to the New York Knicks or gave up on professional basketball altogether.  Furthermore, It is a decision that thousands of fans faced when the New Jersey Nets packed their bags and went to Brooklyn.  Consequently, this left a gap for professional basketball fans in New Jersey – a gap that the Jersey Express now fill.    The Express are owned by Marsha Blount.  Most noteworthy, The team plays a valuable role in the Paterson community, and the players are willingly interact with our fans.  Especially relevant, the Express offer an opportunity for players to hone their skills and potentially earn a contract to play overseas or at a higher level of professional basketball right here in the states.

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The Jersey Express

NameNumber Height Weight College
Jason Smith#06'0220William Paterson
Michael Young#16'2180St. Peters
Russell Thompson#35'10180Stevens
Daniel Singleton#66'4180Montclair State
Donald Johnson#76'1200Franklin & Pierce
William Thompson#246'8225Felician
Luis Martinez#326'4240William Paterson
Sultan Aminu#336'6235Rampo
Antoine Obery#346'4235Felician
Tyree Frazier#356'2170Passaic CC
Sean Mills
PG - Donald Johnson
SG - Jason Smith
SF - Jonathan Guzman
PF - Antoine Obey
C - Wiliam Thompson


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We customize each of our sponsorship packages to fit your budget.  Some Opportunities for this year include:

  • Game Day Branding & Promotions
    • Banners
    • On-Court Promtions
    • Co-Branded Prizes
  • Digital Media
    • Social Media
  • Theme Nights
    • Custom Jerseys
    • On-Court Branding
    • Group Tickets
    • In- Game Promotions
  • Beyond the Court
    • Basketball Clinics
    • Express Event Collaborations

To find out more, contact:

Jason Lampa, MBA,, Director of Business Development
Phone:  973-524-0286

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