Basketball is a big part of the athletic culture in Monterey.
The Monterey Peninsula College Basketball team is one of the many opportunities to play or support local talent in Monterey. The team is built up of some of the best athletic students at the school. It is a definite good time for all those who want to go cheer them on.
Cal State Monterey University also has a wonderful men’s basketball team. The team has been playing ball since 1994. Put on your blue and gold and watch a fun and friendly competitive game or two.
As far as professional basketball goes, the Golden State Warriors play out of Oakland, which is only a two hour drive from Carmel. The Golden State Warriors play out of the Oracle Arena and guarantee an extremely worthwhile time.
There are also basketball hoops at all of the recreational centers in and around Monterey so if you are looking to shoot some hoops without points being scored, or leagues being joined, there are definitely options for you to participate in playing a game or two.