Many high school basketball players opt to continue their education at a community college, and many of those schools do not have basketball teams. One Richmond man is making it possible for those players to continue their careers.
DeVaughn Corbin is a 2010 graduate of Highland Springs and attended J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. He got the idea to start the Richmond City League to give former high school players a place to play on a regular basis. DeVaughn spent two years putting the business plan together and setting up the league and the Richmond City League launched its debut season this past December.
The league is now made up of seven teams and 63 players, ages 18 and over. Anybody who is at least 18 can enter the league with $55 entry fee that covers uniform costs and court time.
DeVaughn's vision has spread into the community, as the league also serves as a place for young men to go and play and keeps them off the street. Experience ranges from players who have never played organized basketball to players with professional experience.
The Richmond City League plays its games every Tuesday until March 14 at the Trinity Life Center in Richmond. DeVaughn says he hopes to start a summer league following the conclusion of the current schedule.
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