Lots of news coming from the Wheelchair Basketball program!
The Albuquerque Kings finish the season as the #5 team in the nation after heading to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co. They competed in the NWBA National Championships from March 22-25. 16 teams where chosen from the highest division in the NWBA. The Kings finished the season with 14 wins and 3 losses and with a 3 win 1 loss showing at Nationals. Two Albuquerque Kings made the First and Second All tournament teams this year as well.
The Division III team continues to grow with each practice. Currently we graduated 2 junior Kings up to the Division III level. We hope to help promote D-III during the off season with goals of sending a competitive group out to tournaments.
The Junior Kings continue to grow! More kids than ever have joined the program far exceeding our expectations. Just last week (April 7th) the JR Kings had an Exhibition Game, assisted by Communication Students from the University of New Mexico. The JR Kings played an exhibition game today against some UNM Lobo basketball player volunteers. Final score was a tie 40-40. Good times!!! Thanks for all the volunteer, fan, and players who participated!
– Kings are working on a summer youth camp for wheelchair basketball.
– We begin off season practice, a great time for those interested in playing to come out and learn more about rules, learn wheelchair skills and basics, get a great workout.
– Fundraising, meet-and-greets, community service.
– Duke City Classic Tournament prep and planning – expected tournament date October 2012.
– Much more!