Zilya’s HEROES – Marshall Lindsay

Marshall_LindsayMarshall Lindsay is featured as a HERO on Zilya Daily Deals. Marshall started his playing career with the Jr Wheelin’ Jazz, now known as the SLCo Jr Rec N Crew. The Jr Rec N Crew returned from Louisville KY on April 6, 2014 as the 2nd place team in the nation. Marshall is the team captain and leader of the team. He will graduate this spring and then continue his education and basketball adventures at the University of Missouri.

Good luck to you Marshall as you persue your future endevors. One thing we’re confident of is that you will be a success in any field you choose. Read the article here.

Wheelin’ Jazz Finish Impressive 2013-14 Season

Salt Lake City – March 6, 2014: The Wheelin’ Jazz returned from Las Vegas and our final tournament of the season this past weekend. The team has performed remarkably well this season and earned a top 5 ranking in the NWBA. We’re proud of our success.

jeff griffin mvpWe also had three of our players, Rod Neimann, Brian Allen, and Jeff Griffin honored to be selected to the NWBA All Star Team. The All Star game was played in conjunction with the NBA All Star Weekend. Our West team excelled and won a close game against the East squad. Wheelin’ Jazz standout, Jeff Griffin was named the MVP making him a 3 time recipient of this award. Read about the All Star Game here.

Unfortunately, our season has now come to a close. We are unable to attend the National Tournament due to funding reasons. The tournament is in Louisville KY and would be too expensive for our limited funds.

We want to thank our families, fans, sponsors, and supporters for all the cheers, applause, donations, and well wishes for helping us make this season great. If you’re interested in helping us in our future years, click here to go to our donation page. Every little bit helps. We’d love to represent our community in future National Tournament games. With your help, we can only go higher.


3rd Annual Walk & Roll

jason 5kThe Utah Wheelin’ Jazz is putting on their 5k fun run, walk, and roll fundraiser at West Jordan’s Veteran’s Memorial Park on Saturday, September 28 at 9:00 am.  Registration is $25.00.  There will be prizes for the top finishers of each age group.  The race will be located at the east end of the park located at 1985 West 7800 South.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Jeff Griffin: griffinja@ldschurch.org or 801.842.1213

To register, CLICK HERE! (The registration page has last year’s date. Please ignore that date)



Doin’ Hard Work Home Page




The Wheelin’ Jazz have teamed up with JDQ Sports to bring you “Doin’ Hard Work”, the first-ever behind-the-scenes peek at player’s on-and-off the court lives from the Wheelchair NBA.

With a nod to Spike Lee’s, ‘Kobe: Doin’ Work‘, filmmaker Randall Wade, explores a never before seen look at how the human spirit overcomes insurmountable odds, and draws subtle comparisons between today’s professional athletes and the 2011 NBA Lockout.

Wade documents four Wheelin’ Jazz team members journey as they drove 1500 miles, in one weekend, to Los Angeles to participate in the Nike 3on3 basketball tournament on the streets next to the Staples Center and slept at a campground to save money on hotels. Join Wheelin’ Jazz teammates Jeff Griffin, Sam Blakley, Tyler Lathem, and Layne Mangum on this quest to win by “Doin Hard Work”.


Pre-Order Utah Wheelin’ Jazz: Doin’ Hard Work

Audio Book

as narrated by Frank Layden

1984 NBA Coach and Executive of the Year

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a Randall Wade Film

a JDQ Sports & Entertainment Production



COMING SOON to Theaters, DVD, and Audio Book: Doin’ Hard Work

doin_hard_work_cropped_sm-erThe Wheelin’ Jazz have teamed up with JDQ Sports to bring you Doin’ Hard Work, the first-ever behind-the-scenes peek at the on-and-off the court lives of players from the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz; featuring Jeff Griffin, Layne Mangum, Tyler Lathem, and Sam Blakely.

Doin’ Hard Work takes place in the Summer of 2011 and explores how the human spirit overcomes insurmountable odds, while drawing subtle comparisons between today’s unknown sports heroes, professional athletes and the NBA Lockout.

Frank Layden (NBA Coach of the Year, 1984-Utah Jazz) narrates the journey of the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz team over one weekend, when they drove 1500 miles round trip, from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, and slept at a campground to save money on hotels, in order to participate at the Nike 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the streets next to the Staples Center during the Summer of Lockout.

Click here to listen to chapter one of Doin’ Hard Work as narrated by Frank Layden.

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