Jahi ‘Jah’ Rawlings
Leaders are in touch with a greater purpose and understand the value of serving something beyond themselves. Jahi “Jah” Rawlings is that leader. Jah is the founder and CEO of the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL). AEBL is Atlanta’s premiere live sports and entertainment attraction for competitive basketball played by current, former, and aspiring NBA players, international players, celebrities, entertainers and local athletes. His life experiences and growing up around the culture of basketball in New York are credited for the idea to bridge entertainment and basketball together creating AEBL. Jah grew up watching summer basketball from the courts of internationally recognized EBC Rucker Park to where it all began on 100 Terrace Avenues (Michele Park). AEBL has created a unique platform being the first of its kind for basketball, marketing, branding and community outreach in the city of Atlanta. The league was recently recognized by the Atlanta Board of International Sport for development and peace (IDSDP) for promoting social change in the Atlanta community.
Jahi Rawlings was a High school (Broome, Spartanburg, SC) and college (Georgia Perimeter/Lander Univ.) basketball standout. He also had a reputable professional stint playing in the NBA D-League, Overseas and semi pro with Atlanta Vision (ABA) and Buford Majic (WBA). After the ball stopped bouncing for his playing career he went on to Coach and oversee player development and recruiting for the Nike Georgia Star before moving into the NBA with the hometown Atlanta Hawks Basketball Development Dept before starting AEBL.