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.

Junior Wheelin’ Jazz

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slcountydiverseThanks to Salt Lake County Adaptive Sports, the 2009-10 season marked the first year that an official Junior team from Utah competed on the national level. With sports wheelchairs and facilities provided at little or no cost, we formed the Junior Wheelin’ Jazz.

The Jr Wheelin’ Jazz consists of players age 13 up to 21 from Ogden down to Springville. The players are picked from a handful of youth that have been participating on local teams in Salt Lake County and Clearfield City since 1998. The overall goal is to build the program into two or more separate teams all competing nationally.

Marilyn Blakley and Layne Mangum coach with assistance from Alma Stewart, and Craig Johnson. Layne and Alma have been playing wheelchair basketball for many years and Layne has coached Adult Championship Division Wheelin’ Jazz. Craig comes to us from Minnesota where he has been coaching the juniors there.

The team roster of the Jr Wheelin’ Jazz:

Sam Blakley, Henefer
Ryan Nelson, Sandy
Spencer Heslop, Clearfield
Marshall Lindsay, Stansbury Park
Eliza McIntosh, Salt Lake City
Aimee Vargas, Springville
Jason Hall, Farmington
Justin Rosvall, Salt Lake City
Brady Anderson, Lehi
Latjor Dar, Salt Lake City

The Jr Wheelin’ Jazz began their inaugural season on November 20, 2009 in Sandy at the 1st Annual Turkey Shootout Tournament. Compiling a record worthy of an entry in the National Tournament, the Jr Wheelin’ Jazz finished the season with a #21 ranking. In just their second season, the Jr Wheelin’ Jazz entered the National Tournament ranked number 8 and finished at #5.