The Akron Aviators is a professional men’s minor league basketball team based in Akron, OH playing in the iconic American Basketball Association (ABA). Founded in May of 2017, the Aviators are currently playing in our third season. The Akron Aviators boast family-friendly entertainment and great basketball for fans of all ages.

7 of our players have either been signed overseas, chosen for US Select Teams, or invited to pro training camps and is an excellent stepping stone for players looking to further their career and also a great home for talented players in the Northeast Ohio region.

Founded by Brian “Essince” Collins, CEO of multi-platinum Entertainment Marketing/Media company, Royal Heir Entertainment who played through AAU, high school, college and in Thailand and Tjuan Washington, CEO of ABA Media and Entertainment and current ABA team owner, The Akron Aviators are a community based professional basketball team here for individuals, families, & organizations of all cultures for entertaining and positive events while providing fun and entertainment for basketball fans of all backgrounds!

Bring Your “A” Game!

Akron Aviators Staff
Brian “Essince” Collins, Owner, Co-Founder
David Brooks, Owner
Tjuan Benafactor, Owner, Co-Founder
Stacey Fields,
Head Coach
Marc Cook, VP, Basketball Operations