Wheelin’ Jazz in Energy Solutions Arena

Coming up Oct 7, 2010, the Wheelin’ Jazz made our annual visit to Energy Solutions Arena for our Halftime Exhibition. We always enjoy our visit and had a good time. Bear took the floor with us and put n a good show.

The best part of the night was that our Juniors were able to join in the fun and get some well deserved attention. The Jazz were very generous with 50 tickets in their hospitality suite for our fans to come watch the game. Thanks to our generous fans, we were able to raise $495 for the teams.

Thanks to the Utah Jazz and our fans for making this a fun night!

Junior Division Pre-season Rankings

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The Junior Wheelin’ Jazz finished the first year strong with a great showing at the National Tournament. Our second year starts off with a bang with a top 25 ranking in the pre-season poll.

The Executive Committee of the Junior Division is excited to post the Pre-Season Top 32 and kick off another great season of Wheelchair Basketball.  Good luck to all teams as they fight through the competition on the way to the 2010-2011 National Championship.  Keep up with all the action on www.nwba.org!  Teamwork and sportsmanship reign supreme in one of the toughest fields in Junior Division history!

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves – 3 in a row – who will stop a 4th?
  2. Rancho Renegades- another final 4 very possible
  3. Michigan Rollin’ Pistons- main core of players back this could be the year.
  4. Bennet Blazers- the beast of the east – don’t count them out
  5. Nebraska Red Dawgs- more mature and getting better every year
  6. Houston TIRR Hotweels- good group of talent
  7. Wheelin’ Wizards- young and aggressive
  8. San Diego Hammer- Nice finish last year can they improve
  9. Sterling Heights Challengers- Good balance on the floor and tenacious D
  10. Seattle Jr. Sonics – every year they make a run
  11. Music City Thunder- Have been together for a while, might surprise?
  12. St. Lukes Tornados- looking for back to back Varsity runs
  13. Windy City Warriors- could be a top 10 team
  14. Turnstone Flyers- young but will be ready to play
  15. Katie’s Komets- a fixture every year and always play tough
  16. Long Island Lightening- could be the year they make a move
  17. Dallas Junior Mavericks- 2010 N.I.T. Champions with full squad back, hmmmm!
  18. RHI Mini Pacers- loss of key players – can they make it back to “The Game”?
  19. Georgia Blazers- 40 min. of hustle every night
  20. Nebraska Red Dawgs- will make a strong push for a Varsity Bid – watch out!
  21. Lakeshore Lakers- looking to make some noise at the varsity level
  22. Oklahoma Blaze- very young squad but will ‘do work’
  23. Charlotte Rollin’ Bobcats- not happy with last years finish watch out this year
  24. Utah Jr. Wheelin’ Jazz– nice top 8 finish last could improve this year
  25. Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns- stumbled early last year but came back strong
  26. Hammond Rollin’ Hoosiers- they did themselves proud last year – may make waves
  27. Denver Jr. Rolling Nuggets- the home team wants to make some major noise this year
  28. Grand Rapids Jr. Pacers- There goal is always varsity so dont get in their way
  29. New Jersey Jr. Nets- Did an excellent job with a young squad
  30. Mad City Badgers- not the biggest but may play the hardest
  31. Minnesota Gophers.- first year showed they ‘got game’
  32. Milwaukee Heat – never gave up played all 40 min.