For Immediate Release

California Sea-Kings Win Season Opener 127-89!

Monterey’s Own Professional ABA Men’s Basketball Team Wins Game on Sunday, November 12th Against Oakland Bayhawks!

Next Up Sea-Kings vs Las Vegas Wizards Saturday November 18th 6PM at MPC…

Kids under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.


November 14, 2017. Monterey, CA. – Monterey’s own professional basketball team will have its second home game this Saturday, November 18th at 6:00 PM at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Ave. Monterey. MPC will be the site of eleven exciting home games of the California Sea-Kings, an ABA Professional Men’s Basketball team.

Tickets are now available online at or at the door on the day of the game. (Schedule and ticket prices below.) At the game there will be free drawings for tickets to future Sea-Kings games, an autographed Sea-Kings basketball and two tickets to comedian Lewis Black’s performance at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey, on Friday, January 12th. The team’s mascot, King Neptune, will be on hand to entertain the crowd at the game!

The California Sea-Kings play this season as an “Official Purple Heart Sports Team” and have been honored with the official Purple Heart Proclamation. The community is invited cheer on the Sea-Kings as they compete against the Las Vegas Wizards.

The 2017-2018 California Sea-Kings team includes the following outstanding players: #5 Gary Ricks 6’1″ 185 lbs; #13 Zach Hinton 6’6″ 210 lbs; #8 Larry Anderson 6’6″ 220 lbs; #6 Keenen Coleman 6’5″ 200 lbs; #16 Kevin Johnson 6’10” 235 lbs; #15 Mikel Brigham 6’6″ 238 lbs; and #7 C.J. Blackwell 6’6″ 218 lbs.

Top scorers for the Sea-Kings in November 12th game were #8 Anderson who scored 30 points, #15 Brigham at 28 points, and #13 Hinton who scored 26 points.

Coach Laurian Watkins joins the California Sea-King from Southern California. He is a 30 year basketball coach and trainer who worked with Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, among hundreds of other basketball players. He is the founder of Pro Skills Sports Academy which has provided professional level training for aspiring athletes for over 20 years. He has coached players all over the world, including stints with the Sacramento Kings, LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies. His credentials include certifications from: FIBA, International Sports Science Association, American Heart Association, USA Basketball, NCA Coaches and AAU. He holds a BS degree from University of North Texas and an MA degree from Azusa Pacific University. He is fluent in Spanish, Arabic and Tagalog.

Wash Stallworth is the President/CEO of the Sea-Kings. He is an experienced basketball coach with a patented training system and is being inducted into the Hall of Fame at his Alabama Alma Mater. Vic Goodwin is Vice President Director of Basketball Operations, a basketball trainer and founder of the Monterey Crossover Academy. Dr. Ed Valeau is COO and the Past President of Hartnell College and a partner in The ELS Group.

Tickets are available at the door (doors open at 5 pm) and

$15 Adults – 18 and over
$12 Juniors – 9-17
$10 Seniors – 55 plus
$ 8 Military – military ID
Free – Children 12 and under when accompanied by adult.
Free – Purple Heart Recipients – MOPH Membership card or valid DD form 214
Group rates available.

Sponsorship of the California Sea-Kings: Community sponsorships are available. Current sponsors include: My 11 Monterey – KOTR-TV The Otter, Sudz CyberLaundry and Lori Lochtefeld, Real Estate Broker Associate of Today Sotheby’s International Realty.

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About the ABA: The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league which has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world. The ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976. Some of the ABA notable players include Julius Irving (Dr. J), George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with many others. The ABA was reformed as its own league in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony ever since.

For more information, go to or call (831) 224-9300. Follow the California Sea-Kings socially on IG and Twitter @CaliSeakings & on Facebook

California Sea-Kings Home Games Schedule:

1. November 12, 2017 Sea-Kings win 127- Oakland Bayhawks 89 Final
2. Saturday – November 18, 2017 – 6:00 pm – Las Vegas Wizards
3. Sunday – December 3, 2017 – 1:00 pm – Stockton Team Trouble
4. Sunday – December 17, 2017 – 1:00 pm – Las Vegas Wizards
5. Saturday – January 6, 2018 – 6:00 pm – San Diego Surf
6. Saturday – January 20, 2018 – 6:00 pm – Henderson Hawks
7. Saturday – February 3, 2018 – 6:00pm – Modesto Super Kats
8. Saturday – February 17, 2018 – 6:00 pm – Stockton Team Trouble
9. Sunday – February 25, 2018 – 2 pm – Modesto Super Kats
10. Saturday – March 3, 2018 – 6:00 pm – Shizuoba Gymrats (Japan)
11. Saturday March 17, 2018 – 6:00 pm – Oakland Bayhawks