Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com today announced that the Coast II Coast All-Stars playing out of Detroit, MI has been added to its Travel Teams for this season. The Coast II Coast All-Stars is a professional basketball team owned by Maddhoopers Sports, a Hayes Group Company. “It has been a standing vision of mine to inspire my peers and young adults through sports and educational programs,” stated Hayes. “And having this ABA traveling team this season is an important part of my vision.”
Mr. Hayes played his high school career at Thomas M. Cooley in Detroit where his team won three state championships. His college career was played at Chicago State University where he learned the importance of student athlete and education. In seeking a professional career in basketball, he landed in various countries including Japan, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada and China and then the ABA where he played for several teams in LA, Fresno, Seaside, Modesto and Detroit. After retiring, he took on a new adventure and formed the Hayes Group, a division of which is Maddhoopers Sports and Entertainment.