The University of Texas at Arlington News Releases
“We are looking forward to some great competition from some of the top U.S. teams and athletes from around the world,” said Doug Garner, head coach of the Movin’ Mavs. “This will be a great test to see where we are” while UTA gets ready for the National Championships.
The tournament will feature top teams in the NWBA Division I, including the national team from Austria and the UTA Movin’ Mavs. They will play more than 30 games in a championship-style tournament at the UTA Maverick Activities Center and Physical Education Building.
The games will feature some of the top players in the world, including several Team USA members and paralympians, current and past, who will be battling it out in a preview for this year’s NWBA National Championships.
The returning NWBA champion New York Knicks will be led by paralympians Steve Serio (USA), David Eng (Canada) and Patrick Anderson (Canada). The team will look for a match against the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks featuring Aaron Gouge, Jason Nelms, Jernell Pennie and Dan Fik, all from the United States.
Joe Chambers (USA) will lead the No. 4 Sacramento Kings, while No. 3 NRH Punishers from Washington, D.C., will feature paralympian Travon Jennifer (USA) as they try to move up in the rankings.
Other teams participating will be the UTA Movin’ Mavs, ranked No. 3 in the National Intercollegiate Ranking; Albuquerque;TIRR Houston; Kansas City; and Mary Free Bed Pacers.
The San Diego Wolfpack, a team of military veterans who have moved up the ranks of the NWBA to top 10 status, will feature USA national team member and USA Marine Jorge Salazar.
“This will be some exciting basketball with some top players in the U.S. and around the world,” Movin’ Mavs player Clarence McCarthy Grogan said. “To have so many great players coming or returning to campus shows how well-known that our …