The American Basketball Association’s College Park Spyders is promising fans an exciting debut year, with the addition of AND1 superstar Phillip “Hot Sauce” Champion to the expansion team’s roster.

The Spyders, which joined the ABA in December, made the announcement today with team president Duane “Spyder-D” Hughes comparing the acquisition to a previous high-profile ABA signing.

“This signing reminds me of when Julius Erving first came into the ABA with the Virginia Squires,” Hughes explained to “There were no trumpets blaring or fanfare. The Squires executives knew just what they were doing though. They were signing Mr. Excitement.”