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MISSION

The Reading Rebels are a professional basketball organization located in Reading, Pennsylvania. As members of The Basketball League (TBL) we are focused on promoting community leadership, integrity, ethics, and discipline. The ultimate goal of The Reading Rebels is to develop young athletes to their fullest potential. We aspire to make a difference by empowering the youth and bringing the community together to create positive change 

VISION

To be a positive light in the Berks County community, providing mentorship to the youth, as well as organizing and participating in events that inspire and bring people together.

READING REBELS PRO BASKETBALL TEAM UNVEIL PLANS FOR UPCOMING SEASON

By Berks Weekly         November 24th, 2021

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Starting March of 2022, the City of Reading will have a professional basketball team to root for. The Reading Rebels are set to play their debut season in The Basketball League, thanks to local entrepreneurs who are avid basketball enthusiasts.

Co-team market owners Jonathan Gross, President/General Manager, Alex Bernhard, Director of Player Development/Assistant General Manager, and Merritt Marable, Executive VP of Basketball Operations, held a press conference recently at the Berks County Services Center to unveil their plans for the upcoming season.

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“The mission really is just to build a culture of basketball here in Berks County, and when Jon came to me about the opportunity with the Rebels, I just think it made sense to him and I” said Bernhard. “We really study the game, we really love the player development side of the game, so I’m very confident I’m going to help bring high level skill to our team.”

Head Coach Sergio Afre is excited for the upcoming season. “I feel like this is the right way to bring change to the City of Reading, especially through basketball. I feel like this is a huge opportunity and next step to help grow players, and help them develop.”

The Basketball League is in its 5th year with 46 teams across the Country. The Reading Rebels will compete in the Eastern Conference in 24 games, 12 home, 12 away. Other Pennsylvania teams include the Lehigh Valley Legends and a soon to be announced team in Lancaster, PA.