The Bay Area Shuckers are a member of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL). The Shuckers completed their first season in 2011-2012 as members of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL). Before the start of the 2012-2013 season the ACPBL was renamed the APBL Based in Severn, Maryland, the Shuckers play their home games on the campus of Annapolis Area Christian School.
The Shuckers are named to honor the Chesapeake Bay area's oyster industry ("shucking" is a term for opening oysters).
After an 0-3 start, Head Coach Peter Corriero resigned and Bob Topp was named the new head coach of the Bay Area Shuckers on December 26, 2011. The Shuckers completed their inaugural regular season with a 6-8 regular season record. After earning a first round bye, they lost in the second round of the ACPBL playoffs, 129-109, to the Hartford Lightning. In their first season the Shuckers earned several honors. Guard Adrian Bowie was named Most Valuable Player of the ACPBL All-Star Game after leading the South to a 135-124 win on April 1, 2012 in Severn, MD. Bowie was also a 1st Team All-ACPBL selection and fellow Guard Terry Hosley, was a 3rd Team All-ACPBL selection. Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe was also named the ACPBL Executive of the Year.
The Shuckers completed their second season with a 10-6 record and won their first division title, by winning the Colonial Division championship. The Shuckers then hosted and won the team's first playoff victory by defeating the Winchester Storm 120-108. Bay Area then fell to the Rockville Victors 136-116 in the second round of the APBL playoffs. Following the season Danny Thompson was named 1st Team All-APBL and First Team All-Defense, while Terry Hosley was named 2nd Team All-APBL, and Gus Chase earned 3rd Team All-APBL honors.