Draft Day Information

Draft is Saturday, September 26 at Fleetwood Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston

Boys: Registration: Noon
Draft: 1:00pm

Girls: Registration: 9:00am
Draft: 10:00am

The FAAM registration staff will be there to greet you and help you through the process. Online Registration will be available Monday, August 18 through September 26 until 5:00pm.

• Players should wear basketball/comfortable clothes and basketball shoes.

• Both the girls and boys draft is held on the same day but at different times.

• If your child is a new player in FAAM he or she must be present at the draft in order to participate in FAAM.

• If you registered online you will not need to register again on draft day. Bring your online registration and receipt. Please check-in 45 minutes prior to the girls or boys draft.

• Parents/Guardian plan time in your schedule to attend a 30 minute parent meeting.

• The draft not including the registration will last 90 minutes or a little longer.

• Your child must be present at the draft for the entire time.

 Welcome to the new FAAM Website.

We are excited to provide you with an updated look and functionality to our website. We hope that this site gives you a better insight into our 501(c)3 organization and provides you with all the pertinent information regarding the basketball season.

The Fellowship of Afro-American Men Youth basketball league offers competitive Basketball and Cheerleading programs to middle school boys 6th, 7th and 8th grades, and girls in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.


 Men on a Mission: The FAAM Story

 In 1968, Evanston School District 65, due to financial constraints, cut back on school athletic programs. These program cuts put a void in athletic activities for Evanston’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

Realizing the impact of such cuts, a group of Afro-American men in Evanston sought to replace these activities by forming the Fellowship of Afro-American Men Youth Basketball League, better known as FAAM.

F.A.A.M. had four main goals:

  1. To teach African-American youth the values of good sportsmanship and team play,
  2. To teach basketball skills,
  3. To teach African-American students that athletics, though important in life, is secondary to education, and
  4. To present positive and progressive African-American men as role models for our youth.


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Draft Day is Saturday, September 26 at Fleetwood Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston


Boys Standings

2014-2015 Season
Wins Losses
TBlazers 11 2
Lakers 11 2
Spurs 10 3
Suns 10 3
Knicks 9 4
Bulls 7 6
Sixers 7 6
Jazz 7 6
Bucks 5 8
Sonics 4 9
Heat 4 9
Pistons 3 10
Hornets 2 11
Celtics 1 12

Girls Standings

2014-2015 Season
Wins Losses
Liberty 13 0
Magic 7 6
Comets 5 8
Hawks 5 8
Rockets 5 8
TWolves 4 9