You can get a first hand look at the Midwest Basketball League defending champions on Sunday March 26th when the Cedar Valley CourtKings will play an exhibition game at the Charles City High School gym at 3:00pm vs the Wisconsin Game Changers. Cost of admission for the minor league basketball exhibition game is just $5 with kids 10 and under getting in FREE. The game will be played in the brand new beautiful Charles City High School competition gym.
This will most likely be the one and only exhibition game that the CourtKings will play prior to their MBL season opener on April 8th at Milwaukee, Wisconsin vs the Milwaukee Storm. The CourtKings will play their regular season home opener on the next day, Sunday April 9th at 7:30pm at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex against the Minnesota Broncos.
The CourtKings won the first ever MBL championship a year ago and return a number of key players off that team. The MBL Championships MVP Anthony James returns. James is a former standout player from the University of Northern Iowa and had a great first season with the CourtKings helping lead them to a league title and was also named to the MBL All Star team. Sharp shooting guards Lamar Wall and Aundre Hicks also return. Wakefield Ellison from North Carolina is back for year two and should be impact player again this season. Inside player and former Mt. Mercy All American Alex Houston will be back for the CourtKings also. There are a number of newcomers to this years roster who will make their CourtKings debut in the exhibition game in Charles City on March 26. Some of the new guys are Tay Parker out of Cedar Rapids who played at Iowa Lakes and in the Prime Time basketball league. 6′ 7″ Raheem Tyner joins the CourtKings after completing his college playing days for the Manitoba Bulls in Winnipeg, Canada. BJ Walker, a 6′ 9″ center out of Cincinnati, Ohio should also be an inside impact player this season. Terry Carter is a 6′ 4″ guard who is very athletic and brings some additional talent to this years squad. A couple of guards out of the Minneapolis, Minnesota area will strengthen the depth of the guard court. 6′ 2″ left handed sharp shooter Dylan Hale, who played at North Dakota State before finishing his college career as an All American at Dakota State, will bolster the guard play along with Concordia graduate David Stanley.
Three players who will join the CourtKings once they are done with their overseas team include Marvin Singleton who is playing for the London Lightning in the NBL-Canada League, Andre Norris who is in Spain playing for CB Clavijo. Both Singleton and Norris played last year for the CourtKings and both were named to the MBL All Star team. The third guy is Raijon Kelly who is playing professionally in Lithuania right now. Kelly played his collegiate basketball at Samford University and Angelo State University.
There could also be a one or two other new players signed before the exhibition game in Charles City or the season opener.
Season tickets are now available for the Cedar Valley CourtKings 8 game home slate. Adult season tickets are just $59 with kids 18 under just $30. Kids 5 and under get in Free. Order your season tickets on line at cvcourtkings.com or call the ticket office at 319-404-5941.