The two time Iowa Conference Player of the Year will play for the Cedar Valley CourtKings this season. University of Dubuque star and D3 All-American Andre Norris from Bellwood, Illinois joins the CourtKings for their inaugural season in the Midwest Basketball League, a new developmental minor league for players done with their college eligibility.
Norris just completed his senior season this past winter and helped lead University of Dubuque to the Iowa Conference regular season championship. Andre averaged a double-double this year and led all Iowa Conference players in scoring at 23.6 points per game and rebounding at 12.0 per game.
Andre Norris was also the IIAC Defensive Player of the Year and West Region Player of the Year.
“We have signed some really good players in our first year of existence and Andre is right there with the best of them,” stated CourtKings Owner/GM Gary Rima. “Andre is a division 1 talent and has a great shot to play professionally overseas or at a high level here in the states so come and see him play while we have him as a CourtKing!”
Surrounded by the best senior players Division III has to offer, the University of Dubuque’s Andre Norris started and scored 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting at the Reese’s NABC All-Star game held in Salem, Va. on Saturday, March 19. Norris was coached during his college career at the U of D by former UNI Panther player Robbie Sieverding. “Andre played very well in the NABC all star game and it looked like he really enjoyed the experience,” said Head Coach Robbie Sieverding. “It was a great honor for him to be selected to play and he certainly held his own. The eighteen players that were chosen were the best players in Division III basketball and it was fun seeing him compete one more time. It was nice to see him receive credit and recognition after leading our team to four unbelievable seasons.”
The Cedar Valley CourtKings open up the regular season on Sat. April 23rd at Chicago against the Chicago Clovers. You can see your CourtKings play at home for the first time ever on Sunday Night May 15 at 7:30pm at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at 300 Jefferson Street in Waterloo.
Get your season tickets now so you don’t miss a single game! Order them online at cvcourtkings.com or pick up a season ticket brochure at numerous locations around the Cedar Valley including the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, The Dan Gable Museum, Varsity Cleaners, Morg’s Diner and more! We can also mail you a season ticket flyer. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one!