Congratulations to both the BlazeSports Varsity & Prep Wheelchair Basketball teams! Both are ranked in the Top 10 in the November Rankings for Junior Varsity and Junior Prep NWBA Divisions.
The BlazeSports Jr. Hawks Varsity team earned the rank of #2 in the Nation after going 5-0 and being crowned Varsity Champions of the 2017 Courage Kenny Classic. We’re only second to the TIRR Memorial Hermann Houston Junior Hotwheels (who we haven’t played yet). The RHI Racers, Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves and Utah Rush round out the top five of the Junior Varsity Division Rankings. The top 16 ranked teams for Varsity will earn an invite to play in the National Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NJWBT) at the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT) presented by ABC medical in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12-15, 2018.
The BlazeSports Prep team was ranked #10 in a highly competitive group. The #5 team is Lakeshore who we lost to in Overtime in Charlotte. The top ranked Prep Division team is the LWSRA Hawks – Prep of the Junior Prep Division followed by the Turnstone Flyers in the 2nd spot. The top five of the Junior Prep Division rankings follow with Minnesota Rolling Rowdies at No. 3, Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets Prep-Purple at No. 4 and the Lakeshore Sharks at No. 5. The top 16 ranked teams from Prep are initially offered an invitation to participant in the National Prep Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NPWBT) at the 2018 NWBT.