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Game Preview: Season Opener Pirates vs Majors

The Providence Pirates will open their season on October 30th at the West Warwick Civic Center against the Worcester Majors.


This is the start of a 22 game voyage for the Pirates in which they will look to prove themselves as a top team in the American Basketball Association.

Game Details:
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021


Tip-Off: 7:47pm (doors open at 7:20pm)


Where: West Warwick Civic Center 

100 Factory St, West Warwick, RI


How to Watch: Come see us! Tickets are $20 for courtside and $15 for stands. Our games will also be uploaded to the Providence Pirates YouTube account.

Pirates Key Players:

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Shane DaRosa

Shane DaRosa is a Pawtucket native looking to make a big impact in his first season with the Pirates. Shane has experience playing professionally overseas in Spain, Portugal, and representing the Cape Verde national team. He set career-highs across the board in 2019 while playing in Portugal Liga Profissional. Pirates fans have something to be excited about in their new point guard.

Kevin Briggs 

Another new signing for fans to be excited about is the
7 foot tall Kevin Briggs from Providence. Kevin is anything but inexperienced as a basketball player, as he played collegiately for ASA Miami and has played professionally all over the world. Kevin is a former Harlem Globetrotter who will be in invaluable presence for the Pirates this year.

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Tom Garrick Jr.

The 6’4 Tom Garrick Jr. from Seekonk, Massachusetts is gearing up for his first season with the Pirates. He played at Johnson & Wales University. After graduating from JWU, Tom played overseas in China, Mexico, and a couple other countries. Tom is a complete player, who can play defense, great shooter from behind the arc, and an athletic driver. Tom will look to make an immediate impact this year as his past shows he is capable of.

Michael Mendes

Following the announcement of the prior three players all coming at the same time, 6'9 Michael Mendes was the fourth Pirates player to ink his name and secure his spot in Providence this season. Michael has played professionally in France, Spain, and Portugal. He has been a part of the Cape Verde national team for ten years. The Pirates see him as a great addition and much needed veteran presence as they start the long road ahead.

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About Worcester Majors..

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The Worcester Majors will surely be a worthy opponent for the exciting Pirates as they too look to start their year with a win.

"The Majors are an exciting, athletic team with great energy. The team is looking forward to establishing a great, but friendly rivalry with fellow New England Franchises like The Pirates," said AJ Stephens, the President/CEO of the Majors. 

The Majors’ staff regard any given player on the team as a threat to have a great game. The Pirates will have to fight hard to subdue Worcester’s powerhouse offense

When asked about Saturday's matchup, Head Coach Bruce Marchand said, “We anticipate a fast paced and entertaining matchup with the Pirates!" 

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