The Owensboro Colonels time in Owensboro is over as one of the newest ABA team is under new ownership and is packing up and moving to Evansville.
Former owner Antjuan Washington has handed over control of the team to Evansville-native and 21-year-old William Forrest. Forrest reached out to Joe Newman, the chairman/co-founder of the ABA, and expressed his interest in owning a team. Newman spoke with Washington, who is also the CEO of ABA Media and Entertainment, and the two decided to give Forrest the Colonels. Washington, Forrest and Newman worked out a deal selling the team at cost.
Forest, who also attended Henderson High School, was a practice squad player for the Colonels who also helped organize appearances, handled the Colonels social media and assisted with other team-related activities.
The team eventually plans to change its name to the Evansville DunKerz though no timetable has been set for the transition. Forrest and Washington hope the community will quickly take to the soon-to-be DunKerz. Momentarily the team plans to play its next game at home as the Owensboro Colonels. The game is scheduled for Nov. 18 against the Akron Aviators and will be played at Henderson County South Middle School.