Marvin Singleton, former UNI Panther and current member of the Cedar Valley CourtKings Minor League Basketball team that will play their inaugural season in the Midwest Basketball League, is headed to China to play for a touring team of USA pro players coached by former Michigan State Spartan Daimon Beathea. Singleton is 1 of 10 players on the USA squad.
In conjuction with Marvins agent the Cedar Valley CourtKings helped make this exposure tour for Marvin happen. Singleton will get the chance to play 12 games in 8 different cities in this 3 nation global basketball event. He will play on a World Vision Sports select team with some current and former
NBA-D league players. The team will play in China, Lithuania and Georgia. The game dates are April 16,17,20,22,23,24,26,27,28,30 and May 1,2.
While in China the team will spend 2 days in Beijing and make a trip to see the Great Wall.
Do not fear CourtKing fans, even though Marvin will miss the first two road games of the year he will be back for the CourtKings home opener Sunday May 15th at 7:30 pm at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex against the Minnesota Broncos.
“When this opportunity came available for Marvin we did all we could to help make it happen on our end,” stated CourtKings owner/GM Gary Rima. ” Our team is about getting guys opportunities to advance themselves in pro basketball and this exposure tour for Marvin will help him in his quest to climb the pro basketball ladder!”
The CourtKings open up regular season play Saturday April 23 at Chicago against the Chicago Clovers.
CourtKing season and single game tickets are on sale on line at cvcourtkings.com and also this Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm the CourtKings will OPEN up the store….you can come to the National Wrestling HOF and Dan Gable Museum building to buy fan apparel and season and single game tickets!
The CourtKings ticket office number is 319-404-5941.