One of the star players in last seasons Cedar Valley CourtKings MBL playoff championship run will return for a second season. Aundre Hicks of Waterloo has resigned to play in 2017 for the CourtKings. Hicks played in all 17 games last year averaging about 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
Hicks played his best basketball of the year in the MBL playoffs. He got the 1st triple double by a CourtKings player in the opening round of the playoffs when he scored 16 points, dished out 11 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds in a first round win over the Indiana Dream. In the semi finals Hicks continued his stellar play with a double double scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the CourtKings upset win over the #1 seed and MBL East Division champions Dayton Airstrikers. Then in the championship game against the Minnesota Rangers Hicks scored 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 4 assists to help lead the Cedar Valley CourtKings win the first ever MBL Championship.
Head Coach Stan Hughes said that Aundre Hicks play in the playoffs was instrumental in the CourtKings winning the title and one of his MVP’s of the playoffs with his outstanding play.
Owner/GM Gary Rima said, “Aundre’s improvement from the first practice of the year to the MBL Championship win was impressive. He got better everyday and was playing as well as anyone on the team and in all of the MBL at seasons end. I am excited that he will back to help us ‘Defend The Title’ and I look for him to have another great season for us!”
The CourtKings open their season on Saturday April 8 at Milwaukee against the Milwaukee Storm. The MBL Champion CourtKings will play their home opener the next day, Sunday April 9 against the Minnesota Broncos at 7:30pm at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex.
Season tickets are on sale now. An adult season ticket for the 8 game home schedule are just $59. Kids 18 and under season ticket is just $30 and kids under 6 get in FREE. You can purchase season and single game tickets on line at cvcourtkings.com. Or you can pick up a season ticket flyer at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame where the CourtKings have their team office or at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex or call 319-404-5941 and we will send one to you. Being a season ticket holder has its benefits. You get into the home games 15 minutes prior to the gates opening for walk up ticket sales and also get a 20% off discount at the souvenir stand! Single game tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Cedar Valley CourtKings gift certificates are also available!