COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — The College Park Skyhawks will play their first game in nearly 20 months when they kick off the 2021-22 season at Gateway Center Arena @ College Park.
The last time the Hawks' G League affiliate played was March 11, 2020, before the pandemic interrupted the season. The Skyhawks were then among a handful of teams that opted out of the 2021-22 season.
The team released its schedule this week, with their opener slated for Friday, Nov. 5 against the Maine Celtics at home.
“We are beyond excited to return to action and welcome our fans back into the building this season,” Janice Koon, Vice President of G League Operations and 2K League Operations for the Hawks, said in a statement. “Now, more than ever, the Atlanta metropolitan area is on fire for basketball, and we can’t wait for our passionate fans to cheer us on in person.”
It's not yet clear who will be on the Skyhawks roster when the season begins, though one name to look out for will be local favorite Sharife Cooper, the Hawks' second-round pick in the NBA Draft this year who starred for McEachern High School and then Auburn University. Cooper is on a two-way contract and is likely to spend some time down in College Park this season.