2014 NWBA National Championships

Nationals LogoThe Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks travel to Louisville, KY April 3-6 to compete in the 2014 National Wheelchair Basketball Association National Championships.  With games being played at the Kentucky Expo Center this year marks a milestone when all 5 divisions (Championship Division, Division III, Junior Division, Junior Prep Division and the Women’s Division) competing at the same venue.

This year’s Tournament is also a milestone for the BlazeSports’ basketball program.  The 2013-14 season was the first full season the Blaze teams played under the banner of the Atlanta Hawks. And what a year it has been.  The Varsity Junior Wheelchair Hawks climbed the national rankings from a #19 final spot last season to a #9 seed in this year’s tournament. The Hawks will play in the Varsity Championship bracket with the top 16 Varsity Teams in the country.  Their first game will be Thursday, April 3 at 1:30 pm against #8 seed Seattle.  Win or lose the Varsity squad will play again on Thursday at 5:15pm.

 

2014_Junior_Division-_Varsity_Division_Bracket

 

PLAYER

#

Hometown

Grade

KJ Reese

Powder Springs, GA

8th

Samuel Armas

2

Villa Rica, GA

8th

Collin Lafon

3

Clarkston, GA

10th

Austin Davis

4

Hiawesse, GA

11th

Polina Glukhova

5

Norcross, GA

8th

Joshua Joines

11

Kennesaw, GA

9th

Treyvon Smith

14

Athens, GA

10th

Chance Boyd

15

Atlanta, GA

9th

Brent O’Grady

23

Marietta, GA

11th

Bryan Powell

25

Marietta, GA

12th

Makayla Jones

32

Oxford, GA

8th

Meet the 2014 Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks Varsity Team

 

This season our Prep Junior Wheelchair Hawks continued a fantastic winning streak that started at the 2012 National Championships.  Our Prep team is now 30-0 over the last two seasons and are two-time defending Champions. Could a 3-peat be possible?

The Hawks’ Prep squad will start this year’s tournament a bit disappointed about being seeded #2 even though they are undefeated defending Nationals Champions. The Hawks front office has filed an official appeal requesting the Prep squad be reseeded as the #1 seed as they were last year after being undefeated and defending National Champions. As of the posting of this story, our appeal has gone unanswered. Our Prep team starts the run for a 3-Peat at 3:15 pm, Thursday, April 3 against the winner of the game against #7 Milwaukee Heat and  #10 Michigan Rolling Pistons.

 

2014 Junior Division- Prep Bracket

 

Player

# 

Hometown 

Grade 

Zachery Armas

3

Villa Rica, GA

3rd

Eric Francis

4

Smyrna, GA

5th

Collin Lancaster

10

Bethlehem, GA

4th

Cameron Elzey

14

Cumming, GA

7th

Michael Kitchens

21

Byronville, GA

5th

Taevan Grant

22

Atlanta, GA

4th

John Joiner

24

Fayetteville, GA

6th

Cade Maynor

44

Lindale, GA

5th

 
Meet the 2014 Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks Prep Team

 

 

 

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