skip navigation

Home

    Calendar & Events

    Tournaments

    Calendar

    Countdown to the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

    0
    Days
    0
    Hours
    0
    Minutes
    0
    Seconds

    Latest Videos

    Headlines

    This Week in the NWBA (Jan. 20-22)

    01/19/2017, 3:15pm CST
    By NWBA

     In “This Week in the NWBA,” below is the schedule of tournaments for the weekend of January 20-22, 2017.   Most of the adult teams along with Prep, Varsity and Intercollegiate teams will be battling it out across the country to secure a place at the upcoming 2017 NWBT.  If you are local to any of the tournaments, be sure to show your support for your favorite team.  Tag your photos #NWBA and we will share them on Facebook!

     

     

    January 20-21, 2017

    College Men, College Women

    Intercollegiate Tournament- Tempe, AZ

     

    January 20-22, 2017

    Prep Division, Varsity Division

    19th Annual Katie Kirlin Jr Wheelchair Basketball Tournament- Philadelphia, PA

    Junior Division Regional Qualifier

     

    Division II, Division I

    4th Annual Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair Basketball Tournament- Miami Beach, FL

     

    January 21-22, 2017

    Division III, Division II

    MVAS/WSU Wheelchair Basketball Invitational-Centerville, OH

     

    January 21, 2017

    Varsity Division

    Basketball Bonanza VI (Junior 10’)- Chicago, IL

     

    Division III

    Muskogee Shootout- Muskogee, OK

     

    January 22, 2017

    Prep Division

    Basketball Bonanza VI (Prep)-Chicago, IL

     

    2016-17 NWBA Junior Division January Rankings

    01/18/2017, 12:15pm CST
    By NWBA

    Dallas Jr. Mavs - Blue & Charlotte Jr. Hornets Prep - Purple remain at No. 1s

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The NWBA Junior Division announced its 2016-17 January Rankings for Varsity and Prep levels of play. The Dallas Jr. Mavericks - Blue continue to secure the No. 1 slot for Varsity. The Dallas Jr. Mavs – Blue remain undefeated with a 21-0 record. Their record includes wins over eight of the top 10 ranked teams in Varsity and a total of 11 wins versus these teams. The Dallas Jr. Mavs – Blue have scored 1167 points in total this season, averaging over 55 points per game.

    The Atlanta BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks retain their No. 2 spot in the inaugural rankings this season with a record of 14-2. The Jr. Wheelchair Hawks, have won games against four of the other top 10 ranked Varsity teams.

    After a good showing at the UW-Whitewater Junior Regional Tournament, the Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers – Varsity A (13-4) jumped two spots to No. 3 in Varsity. The Jr. Pacers – Varsity A had big victories at Whitewater over the WASA Jr. Bucks (No. 10), Utah Rush – Varsity (No. 9), and the Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves (No. 5).

    TIRR Memorial Hermann Jr. Hotwheels (12-2) continue to hold the No. 4 spot and the Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves (13-4) finish out the top five ranked teams in Varsity.

    The top 16 ranked teams from Varsity will earn an invite to play in the National Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NJWBT) at the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT) presented by ABC medical in Louisville, Kentucky, March 30-April 2. Teams ranked 17-32 will receive an invite to participate in the National Junior Invitational Tournament at the 2017 NWBT. If a team does not accept their bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until both tournaments are filled (Section 5.02 of NWBA Junior Division Guidelines).

    The Charlotte Jr. Hornets Prep - Purple (5-0) remain the number one ranked team for the Prep level of play. The Jr. Hornets Prep – Purple are defensively sound holding opposing teams to 13 points per game. The Jr. Hornets Prep – Purple prepare for their next competition, which is the 2017 Carolina Winter Classic on February 11-12 in Durham, NC.

    The WASA Bucks – Prep jump one spot to No. 2 ranked team for Prep with a 13-1 record. The WASA Bucks – Prep are riding a nine game win streak and they are averaging more than 28 points a game on offense.

    The top 16 ranked teams from Prep are initially offered an invitation to participant in the National Prep Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NPWBT) at the 2017 NWBT. After confirming the intent to attend of the top 16 teams an invitation is sent to the remaining teams to fill all16 slots for the NPWBT.

    2016-17 January Rankings – Varsity

    1. Dallas Jr. Mavericks - Blue*
    2. Atlanta BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks
    3. Grand Rapid Jr. Pacers – Varsity A*
    4. TIRR Memorial Herman Jr. Hotwheels*
    5. Minnesota Jr. Rolling Wolves*
    6. LWSRA Rollin Hawks*
    7. RHI Indy Racers
    8. Denver Jr. Nuggets*
    9. Utah Rush - Varsity*
    10. WASA Bucks - Varsity
    11. Nebraska Red Dawgs
    12. Brooklyn Jersey Jr. Nets
    13. ParaSport Spokane – Varsity A
    14. Chicago Skyhawks - Varsity
    15. Seattle Jr. Sonics
    16. BORP Jr Road Warriors
    17. Oklahoma Blaze 10’
    18. Fairfax Falcons
    19. Peoria Wildcats - Varsity
    20. Phoenix Banner WC Jr. Suns
    21. Synergy Jr Bulls
    22. Michigan Rollin' Pistons/Challengers
    23. Tulsa Jammers*
    24. Bennett Blazers
    25. Katie's Komets
    26. Music City Thunder
    27. Richmond Sportable Spokes
    28. Mississippi Wheelcats
    29. Mad City Badgers
    30. Lakeshore Lakers
    31. Rockford Jr. Chariots
    32. Rancho Renegades
    33. Charlotte Rolling Hornets - Varsity
    34. St. Louis Jr. Rolling Rams
    35. Dallas Jr. Mavericks - White
    36. Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers
    37. San Antonio Stars
    38. San Diego Hammer - Varsity
    39. UAH Chargers
    40. The Revolution

    *Automatic Regional Bid
    **Automatic Conference Bid

    2016-17 January Rankings – Prep

    1. Charlotte Jr. Hornets Prep - Purple
    2. WASA Jr. Bucks - Prep
    3. BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks - Prep
    4. Fairfax Falcons
    5. RHI Mini Pacers
    6. Minnesota Rowdies
    7. LWSRA Rollin Hawks – Prep
    8. Oklahoma Blaze – Prep
    9. Bennet Blazers – Prep
    10. Dallas Jr. Mavericks – Prep
    11. Lakeshore Sharks
    12. Katie’s Komets – Prep
    13. St. Louis Jr. Rolling Rams – Prep
    14. Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers – Prep
    15. Synergy Jr. Bulls – Prep
    16. Parasport Spokane - Prep
    17. Cincinnati Dragons - Prep
    18. Turnstone Flyers - Prep
    19. NY Rollin Fury - Prep
    20. MI Pistons/Challengers - Prep

    This Week in the NWBA (Jan. 12-15)

    01/11/2017, 9:00pm CST
    By NWBA

     In “This Week in the NWBA,” below is the schedule of tournaments for the weekend of January 12- 15, 2017.  Things are definitely heating up across the country with many important tournaments taking place. If you are local to any of the tournaments, be sure to show your support for your favorite team.  Tag your photos #NWBA and we will share them on Facebook!

    January 12-14, 2017

    College Men, College Women

    Classification Tournament

    ACSAA Wheelchair Basketball Bash- Kechi, KS

     

    January 13-15, 2017

    Prep Division, Varsity Division, Division III, Division I

    Classification Tournament

    Pioneer Classic- Birmingham, AL

     

    January 14-15, 2017

    Prep Division, Varsity Division

    Oklahoma Blaze Tournament- Edmond, OK

     

    Division I

    Randy Snow & Larry Turner Classic- Austin, TX

     

    Division III

    LWSRA DIII Winter Classic- New Lenox, IL

     

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The NWBA announced Wednesday the U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The coaching staff was selected by the NWBA High Performance Committee. NWBA Hall of Famer and Paralympian Trooper Johnson of San Lorenzo, California, will take over the head coaching responsibilities for the next four years. The assistant coaches are 2016 U.S. Paralympic Games assistant coach Amy Spangler of Madison, Wisconsin, and Adam Kramer of Northport, Alabama. 

    Johnson, the iconic symbol in the NWBA logo, served as the assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s National team from 2013-2016, which rolled to a gold-medal performance at the Rio Paralympic Games. Professionally, Johnson is the Sports Program Coordinator for the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program in California, which includes being the head coach of the Junior Road Warriors Wheelchair Basketball Team. He was the 2013 U.S. Men’s U23 assistant coach, and the head coach of the 2013 U.S. Women’s U21, that won a gold at the Junior ParaPan American Games in Argentina.

    As an athlete, Johnson is the only U.S. player to compete on 15 National Teams (1990-2004), and is widely acknowledged as the most prolific three-point shooter in NWBA history. His shooting accuracy led Team USA to the top of the medal platform for a total of nine gold medals and one silver medal. He also has two bronze medals as an athlete at the 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games, and was a member of the 1992 and 2004 U.S. Paralympic teams.

    “Being a part of the NWBA program has been a huge part of my life and I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead the team over the next four years,” said Johnson. “We have so much talent here in the United States and I am confident that we will be able to develop the team over the next few years to be back on the podium in Tokyo.”

    Spangler returns to the Women’s National Team sidelines for the third time in her career, having served as the U.S. Women’s assistant coach on two prior gold-medal winning teams (2004 and 2016). She has coached the NWBA’s Junior Varsity Mad City Badgers of Madison, Wisconsin, for the last 11 years, winning the NWBT Junior Varsity National Title in 2005. She has been a camp coach for the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater from 1995-2001 and University of Illinois from 1998-2001.

    Kramer is the newest addition to the NWBA National Team coaching bench. He has served in a variety of posts in recent years as a member of the 2012 U23 Selection Committee, 2013 and 2015 U.S. Women’s Team Selection Committee and 2014 U.S. Men’s Team Selection Committee. He was also a coach at the 2014 and 2016 Women’s Developmental Camps. Kramer has been a NWBA coach for the NEDSRA/Synergy Bulls for the last six years, including a fourth-place finish at the 2011 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in the Junior Prep division. He has also been a coach for the University of Alabama wheelchair basketball team.

    The U.S. Women’s returned to the top of the podium at the Rio Paralympics, marking the third Paralympic gold medal in the last four Paralympics Games (2004, 2008, and 2016). The U.S. Women’s team dominated the field in Rio going undefeated, 7-0, and maintains the medal count lead with seven Paralympic medals, including four gold medals.

    “I believe our strength as a team comes directly from our preparation. We will be using all of the resources available to the team through the NWBA High Performance Program to squeeze every bit of athletic ability out of each athlete and help them reach their athletic potential,” said Johnson. “We want the athletes feeling confident in their roles and want them to go play the sport that they love, and have a blast doing it. I think when that happens, success will follow.”

    Last summer, Team USA led six statistical categories over the seven-game stretch. It is the third time that the United States has gone undefeated at the Paralympics, en route to the gold medal. Team USA led shooting percentage at 53.8 percent; points for at 505 points (72.1/game); assists with 178 (25.4/game); fouls with 55; and the least turnovers at 61 (8.7/game). The United States was second in points against with 42.3 per game.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and the University of Missouri wheelchair basketball teams are well represented on the 2017 U.S. Men’s U23 World Championships Team, announced by the NWBA on Saturday. The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater secured five positions, with the University of Missouri placing three athletes on the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2017 IWBF U23 Men’s World Championships in Toronto, Canada, in June. 

    Leading the way for the Whitewater team are Kyle Gribble of Elmhurst, Illinois, and John Schwartz of Osceola, Indiana, who both helped the Warhawks to a National title in the 2015-16 season. Mark Krenz II of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Collin Evans of Mondovi, Wisconsin; and Drew Selz of Waterford, Wisconsin, round out the five athletes from Whitewater.

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has produced numerous U.S. Paralympians, and is a perennial force in the NWBA’s Intercollegiate Division. The Warhawks have won six of the last nine National Championships, all under the guidance of head coach Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin, who is also the head coach of the U.S. U23 Men’s team.

    “We are very excited with the entire group of athletes that made our selection process very difficult, which is a testament to the level of the athletes selected to represent our country at the U23 World Championships,” said Lade. “The team has a great mix of talent that lends itself well to the faster pace of the international game. We are looking forward to the challenges of getting the talent we have to play well together and represent our country.”

    Representing the Mizzou Tigers are Marshall Lindsay of Stansbury Park, Utah; Tyler Malone of Arlington, Texas; and Joe Underwood of Phoenix, Arizona. 

    The University of Nebraska at Omaha has two athletes on the team with Jeromie Meyer II of Woodbine, Iowa, and Brent Regier of Henderson, Nebraska.

    Rounding out the 12-athlete roster are Fabian Romo of Missouri City, Texas, who plays for the University of Texas at Arlington, and Chayse Wolf of Wilmington, Ohio, who rolls for Edinboro University.

    The U23 Selection Committee identified four athletes as alternates, which includes Peter Berry of Houston, Texas, and Josh Joines of Kennesaw, Georgia, a pair of upcoming high school athletes. Steve Eischens of Victoria, Minnesota and Abraham Hausman-Weis of Houston, Texas are the other two alternates, who play for Southwest Minnesota State University and University of Alabama, respectively.

    Up next, the U.S. team will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Continental Qualifer, January 22-29. The United States must place in top two to qualify for the 2017 IWBF Men’s U23 World Championships, scheduled for Toronto, Canada, June 8-16.

    Joining Lade on the sidelines are assistant coaches Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, and Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri. Kelly Fischbach will serve as the Team Leader, with Mike Lenser of Whitewater, Wisconsin working at the athletic trainer.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The NWBA announced Friday the coaching staff for the 2017 U.S. Men’s U23 World Championship Team. Three-time U.S. Paralympian Jeremy Lade of Whitewater, Wisconsin, will serve as the head coach, and is making his first coaching assignment of a NWBA high performance team. Also, joining Lade on the sidelines as assistant coaches are Christian Burkett of Seattle, Washington, Scott Meyer of Columbia, Missouri, and team leader Kelly Fischbach of Vermillion, South Dakota. The coaching staff was selected by the NWBA High Performance Committee. 

    Lade, an alternate for the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team and a 17-year veteran of the Men’s National team, played for Team USA at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, earning a bronze medal in London. He is also a three-time World Championships medalist (2002, 2006, 2010).

    He has been the head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team for the last nine years, winning six NWBA Collegiate Division titles, and the last three National Championships. He also coached the NWBA’s Junior Division Milwaukee Wizards for three years, winning one national championship.

    “Coaching the U23 Men’s Team is a great honor and responsibility,” said Lade. “I understand the feeling of representing Team USA as an athlete, and look forward to the opportunity to serve Team USA as a coach.”

    Burkett, the head coach of the Seattle Sonics wheelchair basketball team for the last eight years, comes to the team after serving in a variety of coaching roles at various NWBA High Performance Camps in recent years. He was a member of the 2016 U.S. Men’s Paralympic Games Selection Committee, where Team USA won a gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games, its first since 1988.

    Meyer, a six-year assistant coach for the University of Missouri wheelchair basketball team, was also the 2016 U.S. Men’s Paralympic Games Team Leader. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in health science, and earned two master degree in public health and education from the University of Missouri. He has been a member of U.S. Men’s National Team staff since 2013.

    Fischbach is making her first appearance on a NWBA High Performance team as the team leader. Her coaching career started with able-bodied high school girl’s basketball, leading her teams to multiple championships in South Dakota. Fischbach is the head coach of the NWBA’s Junior Division Nebraska Red Dawgs, and has won four NWBA National Championships in 2008 (Prep and Varsity Junior Divisions), 2011, and 2012. She is a physical education teach at Jolley Elementary School, and is the head coach of the boy’s and girl’s cross country teams at Vermillion High School, and an assistant high school track coach.

    “The NWBA High Performance Committee identified a strong slate of coaches for the Men’s U23 World Championships,” said Jim Scherr, NWBA Executive Director. “It is important for the United States to identify a U23 Men’s team for the continued development of our upcoming athletes and coaches.”

    The U.S. Men’s U23 World Championship Team will be selected on Saturday, January 7, following the conclusion of the U23 Men’s Selection Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. team will then travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Continental Qualifer, January 22-29. The United States must place in top two to qualify for the 2017 IWBF Men’s U23 World Championships, scheduled for Toronto, Canada, June 8-16.

    The U23 men’s wheelchair basketball program is an international development team that serves as NWBA pipeline to the U.S. Men’s National Team. This program provides elite youth athletes the opportunity to compete at the international level. Team USA has reached the championship game in three of the last five U23 World Championships, having won in 2005 and 2009. The United States claimed a bronze medal in 2001, and did not participate in 2013. 

    The NWBA Adult Division Ranking Committee announced its December Rankings for Division I, II and III on Thursday. The reigning NWBT champion Dallas Mavericks continue to hold down the top slot in Division I, with the New York Rollin’ Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks “A” rounding out the top 3, respectively. 

    The newly created NWBA Division II rankings have the Nassau Kings anchoring the No. 1 position, with the Detroit Diehards coming in at No. 2, with the Miami Valley Raptors in the third position.

    The NWBA D-III rankings see the LWSRA Hawks securing the No. 1 ranking, with TIRR Hotwheels and RHI Pacers, in the No. 2 and No. 3 ranks.

    The NWBA Adult Division Rankings are used in determining the invites for the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical, set for Louisville, Kentucky, March 30-April 2. The top 16 ranked teams in each division will receive an invite to the 2017 NWBT. The teams who do not accept an invite, then the NWBA Adult Division will extend an invite to the next highest ranked team.

    The 2017 NWBT will feature a total of 48 teams from the NWBA Adult Division and 48 teams from the NWBA Junior Division. All divisions will play in a 16-team double elimination bracket for a national title.

    NWBA Division I Top 20 Rankings for December 2016

    1. Dallas Mavericks
    2. New York Rollin’ Knicks
    3. Milwaukee Bucks “A”
    4. Sacramento Rollin’ Kings
    5. Rogue Valley Scorpions
    6. University of Arizona Wildcats (Men’s)
    7. San Diego Wolfpack
    8. Albuquerque Kings
    9. Utah Wheelin’ Jazz
    10. Miami Heat Wheels
    11. RIC Hornets
    12. Seattle Sonics
    13. Denver Rolling Nuggets
    14. Courage Rolling Timberwolves
    15. Fort Lauderdale Sharks
    16. Mary Free Bed Pacers
    17. MedStar NRH Punishers
    18. Shepherd Stealers
    19. Houston TIRR Hotwheels
    20. L.A. Hot Wheels

     

    NWBA Division II Top 20 Rankings for December 2016

    1. Nassau Kings
    2. Detroit Diehards
    3. Miami Valley Raptors
    4. Charlotte Hornets
    5. Fayetteville Flyers
    6. WASA Bucks
    7. Ft Lauderdale Sharks
    8. DFW Freewheelers
    9. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs
    10. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs
    11. Shepherd Stealers
    12. London Forest City Flyers
    13. MAPVA Richmond Rimriders
    14. MAPVA Oklahoma City Thunder/Chargers
    15. LA Clippers
    16. Music City Lightning
    17. Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers
    18. PossAbilities Rolling Bears
    19. Magee Spokesmen
    20. San Diego Silverbacks 

     

    NWBA Division III Top 20 Rankings for December 2016

    1. LWSRA Hawks
    2. TIRR Hotwheels
    3. RHI Pacers
    4. Spartanburg Pistons
    5. Phoenix WC Suns
    6. Brooklyn Nets
    7. Oklahoma Rollin’ Trojans
    8. CSULB Flying wheels
    9. Triad Trackers
    10. Columbus WCB Club
    11. Pittsburg Steelwheelers
    12. Orlando Magic Wheels
    13. Rancho Renegades
    14. New Orleans Pelicans
    15. Brooks Ballers
    16. Triangle Thunder
    17. RCRC Lightning
    18. Boyle Heights Kodiaks
    19. Rockford Chariots
    20. Austin Rec’ers

     

    U.S. Paralympics conducted a contest on its Facebook page from December 15-20, featuring the top 16 Rio Paralympic Games photos of the year. The photograph of U.S. Paralympic gold medalists Rose Hollermann and Desi Miller took top honors. The moment was captured after the Paralympic Games gold-medal game between the United States and Germany. 

    Hollerman shared the following: “This incredible picture captures the joy winning a gold medal brings! It's definitely one of my favorite pictures from Rio!"

    The NWBA salutes all Facebook users who voted for the wheelchair basketball picture. 

    To view all the photos visit: 

    http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2016/December/21/The-Top-16-Photos-Of-2016

    Photo credit: Getty Images

    2016-17 NWBA Junior Division December Rankings

    12/19/2016, 6:00pm CST
    By NWBA

    Varsity & Prep

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The NWBA Junior Division announced its 2016-17 December Rankings for Varsity and Prep levels of play. The rankings include the Top 40 teams for Varsity and Top 25 teams for Prep.

    The undefeated (16-0) Dallas Jr. Mavericks - Blue enter the rankings for Varsity in the No. 1 slot for the first time for their Varsity team. A record that includes six wins versus top 10 ranked teams in Varsity. The Dallas Jr. Mavericks – Blue are led by seniors Tyler Buysse of Gunter, Texas and Zachary Steger of Richardson, Texas.

    The Atlanta BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks have a single blemish to their resume this season with a record of 10-1 and currently are ranked second. Contributors on offense for the BlazeSports Jr. Hawks include Samuel Armas of Villa Rica, Georgia and Joshua Joines of Kenneshaw, Georgia.

    The defending Varsity national champions, Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves, come in as the third-ranked squad in Varsity. Rounding out the top five ranked teams in Varsity are the TIRR Memorial Hermann Jr. Hotwheels and Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers – A.

    The top 16 ranked teams for Varsity will earn an invite to play in the National Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NJWBT) at the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT) presented by ABC medical in Louisville, Kentucky, March 30-April 2. Outside of the top four ranked teams, the following Varsity teams have received an automatic bid from results of Qualifying Junior Division Regional Tournaments to attend the 2017 NWBT: Denver Jr. Rolling Nuggets and Utah Rush – Varsity. Teams ranked 17-32 will receive an invite to participate in the National Junior Invitational Tournament at the 2017 NWBT. If a team does not accept their bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until both tournaments are filled.

    The 5-0 Charlotte Jr. Hornets - Prep come in as the number one ranked team for the Prep level of play. The Jr. Hornets – Purple are led on both sides of the ball by Preston Howell of Charlotte, North Carolina, 2016-17 NWBA Junior Prep Player of the Week for the week of October 31.

    The Chicago Skyhawks – Prep are ranked second as they look to defend their crown from the 2016 National Prep Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

    The WASA Bucks – Prep currently hold the No. 3 spot for Prep with a 9-1 record. The WASA Bucks – Prep are an offensively charged team having scored at least 24 points in all but one game and scoring more than 30 points four times.

    The top 16 ranked teams from Prep are initially offered an invitation to participant in the National Prep Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NPWBT) at the 2017 NWBT. After confirming the intent to attend of the top 16 teams an invitation is sent to the remaining teams to fill all16 slots for the NPWBT.

    2016-17 December Rankings – Varsity

    1. Dallas Jr. Mavericks - Blue*
    2. Atlanta BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks
    3. Minnesota Jr. Rolling Wolves*
    4. TIRR Memorial Herman Jr. Hotwheels*
    5. Grand Rapid Jr. Pacers - A
    6. LWSRA Rolling Hawks - 10'
    7. RHI Indy Racers
    8. Denver Jr. Nuggets*
    9. Utah Rush - Varsity*
    10. Nebraska Red Dawgs
    11. WASA Bucks - Varsity
    12. Brooklyn Jersey Jr. Nets
    13. ParaSport Spokane – Varsity A
    14. Chicago Skyhawks - Varsity
    15. Seattle Jr. Sonics
    16. BORP Jr Road Warriors
    17. Oklahoma Blaze 10’
    18. Fairfax Falcons
    19. Peoria Wildcats - Varsity
    20. Phoenix Banner WC Jr. Suns
    21. Synergy Jr Bulls
    22. Michigan Rollin' Pistons/Challengers
    23. Tulsa Jammers*
    24. Bennett Blazers
    25. Katie's Komets
    26. Music City Thunder
    27. Richmond Sportable Spokes
    28. Mississippi Wheelcats
    29. Rockford Jr. Chariots
    30. Lakeshore Lakers
    31. Mad City Badgers
    32. Rancho Renegades
    33. Charlotte Rolling Hornets - Varsity
    34. St. Louis Jr. Rolling Rams
    35. Dallas Jr. Mavericks - White
    36. Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers
    37. San Antonio Stars
    38. San Diego Hammer - Varsity
    39. UAH Chargers
    40. The Revolution

    *Automatic Regional Bid
    **Automatic Conference Bid

    2016-17 December Rankings – Prep

    1. Charlotte Jr. Hornets - Purple
    2. Chicago Skyhawks - Prep
    3. WASA Bucks - Prep
    4. BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks Prep - Orange
    5. Fairfax Falcons - Prep
    6. Miami Valley Jr. Raptors - Prep
    7. RHI Indy Jr. Racers
    8. Minnesota Rowdies
    9. Parasport Spokane - Prep
    10. Oklahoma Blaze - Prep
    11. Bennet Blazers - Prep
    12. LWSRA Hawks - Prep
    13. Dallas Jr. Mavericks - Prep
    14. Lakeshore Sharks
    15. Kaite's Komets - Prep
    16. Grand Rapids Jr. Pacers
    17. Synergy Jr. Bulls - Prep
    18. Cincinnati Dragons - Prep
    19. Turnstone Flyers
    20. NY Rollin Fury - Prep
    21. MI Pistons/Challengers - Prep
    22. Nebraska Red Dawgs Jr. Prep
    23. Portland Jr. Wheelblazers - Prep
    24. St. Louis Jr. Rolling Rams - Prep
    25. GLASA Warriors

    2017 NWBT and Annual Assembly Fact Sheet

    12/19/2016, 5:15pm CST
    By NWBA

    Bylaw Amendment Form Included

    The NWBA announced Monday, the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical and NWBA Annual Assembly Fact Sheet. The links below will open the documents for you. 

    The NWBA Annual Assembly is set for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. Eastern, with delegate registration happening from 2-3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

    Competition Venue:

    *     Kentucky Expo Center – South Door

    • 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209
    • Phone: 502-367-5000
    • Parking Fees:
      • $8 per day per entry or $12 per day and multiple entry/exit
      • Trailer Parking available in South Wing C in Lot B2

    Team Check-In:

    *     Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

    • Wednesday, March 29 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 29 – 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    *     Kentucky Exposition Center

    • Thursday, March 30 – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    NWBA Annual Assembly:

    *     Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

    • Wednesday, March 29 – 3 p.m.

    *     Delegate Registration

    • Wednesday, March 29 – 2-3 p.m.

    *     Annual Assembly Submission Deadlines

    • Proposed Bylaws Amendments – December 29
    • NWBA to post proposed amendment January 28, 2017

    NWBA Board of Directors Elections:

    *     Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

    • Wednesday, March 29 – 3 p.m.

    *     Delegate Registration

    • Wednesday, March 29 – 2-3 p.m.

    *     The NWBA will post candidate forms in January for submission to the NWBA Governance Committee

    *     All nominations will close 30 days prior to the NWBA Annual Assembly on February 27, 2017

    *     No nominations from the NWBA Annual Assembly Floor are permitted.

    NWBA Annual Assembly Absentee Ballots:

    *     The request of an absentee ballot must be received by the NWBA no later than February 27, 2017.

    *     All absentee ballots must be received by Scott Voskovitch, NWBA Board of Directors and Governance Committee chairperson no later than March 24, 2017.

    Hotels & Rates:

    *     Headquarters Hotel (All membership meetings here.  See schedule below.)

    *     Additional Hotels to be Announced in January

    Play Positive Poll

    /*--This is a script for page styling do not ever delete--*/