There was a time in the 1980s and ‘90s when so-called “midnight basketball” leagues were seen as a promising tool to give young, at-risk men in high school a productive use of their time. But after a few years, the leagues fell out of favor.

Now, a new midnight basketball league is serving a distinct Milwaukee population, though the games are actually not all at the stroke of midnight. The Midnight League, which draws people from around the city to its games in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, is the subject of a feature in the January issue of Milwaukee Magazine.