About The I CAN BALLERS
The I CAN 2 BALLERS is a semi-professional basketball franchise. The BALLERS played in the Premiere Basketball League (PBL) in the United States for the 2022 season. This was the inaugural season for the BALLERS. In their first season of play, the BALLERS won over 71% of their games, won the Divisional Championship, won the Midwest Conference Championship, and was runner ups for the League Championship.
After the completion of the season, many players were given some amazing opportunities. A couple of players had tryouts for various NBA teams, two players had G-League tryouts, one player earned a spot in Tracy McGrady start-up league (OBL), one player is playing professionally in Japan, and another player earned a contract to play in Mexico.
Romel Bryant, Owner/Head Coach
AA Degree/BA Degree/ MA Degree/ Honorary Doctoral Degree
Coach Bryant have developed a rich tradition of Basketball in Chicago. As a player, he played Small Fry with the Chicago Runners. He also was the starting point guard with what many people consider the best middle school basketball team in Chicago’s rich history, Bryn Mawr.
Coach Bryant then help led his Hales Franciscan High School Spartans to multiple Catholic League Championships. He was defensive player of the year and was once ranked among the top ten players in Chicago.
He played college basketball under legendary coach Bill Knapton at Beloit College. Coach Bryant was a stand-out collegiate player before suffering a career ending injury in an automobile accident.
Coach Bryant went on to start a coaching career earning the honor of being a Chicago Public School Coach of the Year in 2014. Coach Bryant has earned various accolades as a coach such as Regional Championships (2012 & 2013), Sectional Championships (2012 & 2013), Super Sectional Championships (2012 & 2013) and a State Finals appearance with Seton Academy.
Coach Bryant then made the jump to the professional level in 2015 with the Chicago Steam of the American Basketball Association. He helped coach this team to its 1st North Central Championship. This team also achieved its 1st Final Four appearance for the ABA in team history.
Coach Bryant was honored by the State of Illinois as a “Coach of the Year” in 2021. He was also honored by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association for his amazing achievements in 2022.