Jay Bee Auto Basketball Team went undefeated for 10 consecutive years while playing teams from the Wisconsin Prison System. Jay-Bee Auto also went 180-0 in city league play at one point from 1995-2003. Jay Bee re-entered the city league play in 2005 season after a three-year absence to reclaim the league championship with a record of 20 wins 0 loses.  Jay-Bee Auto has only lost six regular season city league games in the first 15 years, of play for a record of 210-6. Jay-Bee went 20-1 in the 2008 Waukegan Summer League which is one of the toughest leagues around the Kenosha, Milwaukee, Waukegan, and Racine area.  

 

In 2010 Jay-Bee had seven first place wins. Jay-Bee Auto was also asked to step down from the Kenosha County City basketball League, because of their high level of play. Other teams stated that they would forfeit their games and not play in the Kenosha County City League basketball games against the Jay-Bee Auto team. Humbly the team steps down to seek other opportunity to play basketball at a higher level.


In 2011 Jay-Bee had Ten (10) first place wins as the team to their game on the road to play at higher levels. The team played some it best basketball as it dealt with the aging of some of it star players. The    

 

Jay-Bee/Kenosha Ballers Team Trophies

 

At the age of 35, Tony Moore had a decision to make: continue doing what he was doing or make a clean break and become a new man. Moore chose the latter. “Basketball gave me my life,” Tony Moore says.

 

"Basketball gave me my life."

 

Moore’s decision to turn away from a life of drugs and crime and to pivot towards basketball has impacted more lives than just his own. His daughter now has a father. His community now has a voice that speaks with the experience of a life redeemed.  

Now, Moore’s journey in redemption through basketball takes him on a quest to qualify for (and succeed in) The Basketball Tournament. 

 

Read the full story on TBT here!

 

 

Coaching staff seeing the writing on the wall started to groom other players. To compete at this level and the winning tradition continues to this day.

 

In 2012 the Jay Bee Auto Basketball team became the Kenosha Ballers in the IBA professional league the team went 9-9 in the first year of play and went on to place third place in the playoff. That was a first for the IBA for a new basketball team.      

 

In the second season in the IBA league of 2013 the Kenosha Ballers went on to the playoff again with a 10-7 record and finish 3rd in the league and playoff. 

 

The Kenosha Ballers went 2-10 in the 2013 spring league competing in the new IBA/PBL league which was just as tough as the former IBA.   

 

The Kenosha Ballers went 8-4 in the 2014 winter league and took 3rd place in the league and competed against the New York Legends in the IBA Championship where the Kenosha lost a hard fought game to take 2nd place. 

 

The Kenosha Ballers went 10-2 in the 2015 Spring League and took 1st place in the league and lost to Kankakee in the first round of playoff play.

 

Coach Tony Moore was given the IBA 2015 Spring League Coach of the year honors and the General Manager of the year for his efforts to keep his team playing championship basketball.

 

The Kenosha Ballers won 1st place in the Lincoln Park Summer League 2015 summer.

 

 

The Jay Bee / Kenosha Ballers won 1st place in the Racine Sports/Plex Men Basketball Winter League to start off the New Year 2016.

    

The Jay Bee / Kenosha Ballers won 1st place in the Rec/Plex Men Basketball League and in the League Championship 2016.

 

The Kenosha Ballers went 8-2 in the 2016 IBA Spring League and took 1st place in the league and will play St. Louis Trotters in the Championship round of the IBA Spring Championship. The Kenosha Ballers won the Championship game 87-83.

 

Coach Tony Moore was also given the IBA 2016 Spring League Coach of the year honors and the General Manager of the year and the Community Service award for his efforts of keeping the Kenosha Ballers playing championship basketball.

 

The Kenosha Ballers won their second-straight Independent Basketball Association title by defeating expansion team Milwaukee Falcons in Kenosha. Milwaukee entered the legaue playoffs as the top seed. They easily defeated the Illinois Hoopville Warriors in the semifinal 115-91 on Saturday. The host Ballers eliminated their long-time rival St. Louis Trotters 119-99 with Thomas Cobbs (6'4"-G) scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. League MVP Devron Bostick (6;5"-GG-88, college: Minnesota) added 20 points, 13 rebounds and three assists. Nicholas Reed (6;3"-F, college: Forest Park CC) led the Trotters with 25 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in a losing effort. 

 

That set up a championship game between the top two teams of the fall season. Kenosha took command in the opening quarter by outscoring the Falcons 34-15. The teams played even throughout the rest of the game with the Ballers winning 117-98.  Cobbs again led the way for Kenosha with 31 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Bostick would pout in 30 points of his own while pulling down seven rebounds. 

 

Team Trophies

2016

Racine Sport/Plex                                                 3rd Place

Racine Sport/Plex Tournament                          1st Place

Kenosha Rec/Plex                                                 1st Place

Racine MBL Conference                                      1st Place

Racine MBL League Champioinship                  1st Place

IBA Professional League                                      1st Place

IBA Spring Championship                                    1st Place

IBA Fall Championship                                         1st Place

 

2015

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          1st Place

I B A Spring League Season                                1st Place 

I B A Fall League Championship                         4th Place

Racine Sport/Plex                                                 1st Place (Racine WI.)

Attack the Rim                                                       2nd Place (Elgin IL.)

Racine Sport/Plex Playoff                                    3rd Place (Racine WI.)

Lincoln Park Summer League                            1st  Place

 

2014

Milwaukee All County                                          1st Place 

I B A Fall League Season                                      3rd Place

I B A Fall League Championship                         2nd Place

Florida Basketball                                                 4th Place

Racine Sport/Plex                                                  3rd Place (Racine WI.)

 

2013

Milwaukee All County                                           4th Place

Independent Basketball Association                 3rd Place

Florida Basketball                                                 3rd Place

Waukegan Summer League                                1st Place

Waukegan Summer Tournament                       3rd Place

 

2012

Racine Midnight League                                      1st Place   

Racine Midnight League Champion                  1st Place 

Milwaukee All County                                          1st Place 

Independent Basketball Association                 5th Place

Kentucky Pro/Am                                                  1st Place

Florida Basketball                                                 4th Place

Waukegan Summer League                                1st Place

Waukegan Summer Tournament                       1st Place  

 

2011

City League Champion 35 yrs                             1st Place

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                           1st Place

Racine Midnight League                                      1st Place (Racine WI.)

Racine Midnight League Champion                   2nd Place (Racine WI.)

Memphis Tennessee                                            3rd Place

Kentucky Pro/Am                                                  1st Place

Tournament of the Star                                       3rd Place

Waukegan Summer League                                1st Place

Waukegan Summer Tournament                       1st Place    

Racine Midnight League                                      1st Place   

Racine Midnight League Champion                   1st Place   

 

2010

City League Champion 35 yrs                             1st Place

City league Tournament                                      1st Place

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                           1st Place

Kentucky Pro/Am                                                  4th Place

Waukegan Summer League                                1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Waukegan Summer Tournament                       1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Racine Sport/Plex                                                 1st Place (Racine WI.)

Racine Midnight League                                      1st Place (Racine WI.)

Racine Midnight League Champion                  1st Place (Racine WI.)     

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          1st Place

 

2009

City League Champion                                        1st Place

City League Tournament                                     3rd Place

Hoops for Christ                                                   1st Place (Lake County, IL

Waukegan Summer League                               1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Waukegan Summer Tournament                      2nd Place (Waukegan, IL)               

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          2nd Place 

 

2008

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          1st Place        

City League Champion                                        1st Place

City League Tournament                                     1st Place

Waukegan Summer League                               1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Waukegan Summer Tournament                      1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

 

2007

John Bryant Open Tournament                         1st Place (Racine, WI)

City League Champion                                        1st Place

City League Tournament                                     2nd Place

Danville Dustbowl Tournament                         3rd Place (Danville, IL)

 

2006

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          1st Place        

City League Champion                                        1st Place

City League Tournament                                     1st Place

National Youth Tournament                               1st Place consolation

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          1st Place

Hoops for Christ                                                   3rd Place (Lake County, IL)

Danville Dustbowl Tournament                         3rd Place (Danville, IL)

Waukegan Summer League                               1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Waukegan Summer Tournament                      1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

 

2005

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                           2nd Place

John Bryant Open Tournament                          1st Place (Racine, WI,)

Danville Dustbowl Tournament                         2nd Place (Danville, IL)

Tournament of the Stars                                     1st Place (Lake Charles. LA)

 

2004

Rec/Plex League Champion                                1st Place

Rec/plex Tournament                                          1st Place

Waukegan Summer League                               1st Place (Waukegan, IL,)

Wheel in Motion                                                   1st Place (Rockford, IL)

Tournament of the Stars                                    1st Place (Lake Charles, LA)

March Madness                                                    2nd Place (Marinett, WI)

 

2003

Rec/Plex League                                                    2nd Place

Rec/Plex Tournament                                          1st Place

Danville Dustbowl                                                1st Place (Danville, IL)

North Chicago Tournament                                1st Place (North Chicago, IL)

R’2 South Carolina Tournament                         1st Place (Greensboro, SC)

March Madness                                                    1st Place (Marinett, WI)

 

2002

City League Champion                                        1st Place

City League Tournament                                     1st Place

CCAC/IBE                                                                2nd Place (Indiana, IN)

KYF League Champion                                        1st Place

KYF Tournament Champion                               1st Place

Collier & K-Rock Tournament                             2nd Place (Waukegan, IL)

Birds of a Feather Tournament                         1st Place

Waukegan Park District Summer                      1st Place (Racine, WI)

John Bryant Open Tournament                          1st Place (Racine, WI)

Ray Hilliard League Champion                           1st Place (Racine, WI)

Shalmar Invitations                                              3rd Place (Racine, WI)

March Madness                                                    2nd Place (Marinett, WI)

 

2001

March Madness                                                    1st Place (Marinett, WI)

City League Champion                                         1st Place

City League Tournament                                     1st Place

Dan Churbilo Tournament                                  1st Place

Ray Hilliard Champion                                         1st Place (Racine, WI)

Dr. Martin Luther King                                         1st Place (Racine, WI)

Mission through Sport                                         1st Place

John Bryant Open Tournament                          1st Place (Racine, WI)

Waukegan Park District Summer                       1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Round Ball Classic                                                1st Place (Milwaukee, WI)

Black History Tournament                                  1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

John Bryant 6’2” and under                                 3rd Place (Racine, WI)

Varnell Tournament                                             3rd Place

 

2000

Dan Churbilo Tournament                                  2nd Place

City League Champion                                        1st Place

City League Tournament                                      2nd Place

Dr. Martin Luther King                                         2nd Place (Racine, WI)

John Bryant 6’2” and under                                  1st Place (Racine, WI)

Juneteeth Tournament                                         1st Place

 

1999

March Madness                                                    1st Place (Marinett, WI)

John Bryant 6’2” and under                                 1st Place (Racine, WI)

YMCA 6’2” and under                                           1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Dan Churbilo Tournament                                  1st Place

Juneteenth                                                             1st Place

Athletic in Recovery                                              2nd Place (Milwaukee, WI)

City League Champion                                         1st Place

City League Tournament                                     1st Place

Rudy Devine                                                          3rd Place (Racine, WI)

Birds of a Feather Tournament                          1st Place

Ray Hilliard Champion                                         1st Place (Racine, WI)

Amateur Basketball Association                        1st Place (Waukegan, IL)

Friendship Baptist Tournament                         3rd Place (Racine, WI)

CYC Runner up                                                      2nd Place

 

1998

Ray Hilliard                                                             2nd Place (Racine, WI)

Amateur Basketball Association                         3rd Place (Waukegan, IL)

Birds of a Feather Tournament                          1st Place

City League Champion                                         1st Place

City League Tournament                                     1st Place

John Bryant Open Tournament                          1st Place (Racine, WI)

Juneteenth Tournament                                      1st Place

 

1997

City League Champion                                         1st Place

City League Tournament                                     3rd Place

John Bryant Open Tournament                          3rd Place (Racine, WI)

Main Event Tournament                                      1st Place

Dan Chubrilo                                                         1st Place

Birds of a Feather Tournament                           1st Place

Juneteenth Tournament                                      1st Place

 

1996

City League Champion                                         1st Place

City League Tournament                                     2nd Place

Birds of a Feather Tournament                          3rd Place

 

1995

City League Champion                                         1st Place

City League Tournament                                     3rd Place

Birds of a Feather Tournament                           2nd Place
 

 

129 First Place Trophies

 

22 Second Place Trophies

 

24 Third Place Trophies