Basketball and the City of Flint have been synonymous with one another since the early 1960’s. As we, Flint United, enter the landscape of the city it’s our responsibility to continue this legacy. from building a championship pedigree to being heavily immersed in the community, our mission and presence will be undeniable across the state, the nation, and the league.
Flint United Mission
Kevin Mays II: Owner
Jalen Lee: Vice President and Co-Owner
Jalen Deshawn Lee was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he discovered a passion for basketball while playing for one of the most prominent programs in Detroit, the Reach Legends. He was a 2-year letterman in basketball at Lakeview High School in Saint Claire Shores. He attended Central Michigan University and through CMU and fraternal ties to Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated he found a love for the city of Flint due to involvement in philanthropic events in the city and those associated with the University of Michigan-Flint.
Once leaving Central Michigan University, Jalen entered the mortgage industry where he excelled to become a Director of Mortgage Banking. Here he led a team of 30 people to be the top team in the region for the year of 2020.
With his passion for the players and the game, his love for the city of Flint, and his proven leadership qualities, Jalen will be a great addition to push Flint United Basketball Club to the next level.
Matt Washington: General Manager
Charlie Bell III: Head Coach
Charlie Bell III, previously served as an assistant coach for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League and as an assistant coach for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Michigan State, and had a stellar overseas and NBA career.
Bell had an excellent college basketball career at Michigan State, appearing in three NCAA Final Fours, and being named Michigan State Defensive Player of the Year, in each of the four years he played there.
Bell wasn’t selected in the NBA draft, but he was signed by the Phoenix Suns, on July 23, 2001, as a free agent, and played five games for them. After a rather brief stint in the NBA, Bell took his career to Europe to play in the Italian and Spanish Leagues where he was regarded as a star. He was a three time Spanish League player of the month.
Bell signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2005–06 season, and on March 28, 2006, had his best performance since entering the league, recording his first career triple-double in the Bucks’ 132–110 win over the Suns. Bell had then-career highs of 19 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds to lead Milwaukee.
Bell, appeared in 59 games (starting in six) for the Bucks in the 2005–2006 regular season, and finished with averages of 8.4 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.0 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game. He improved those numbers the following season, to 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per games in 35 minutes on average, while appearing in all 82 games.
The next three (3) seasons he would appear in 209 games for the Bucks, and finish his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors in 2012.