MBS History

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MBS History 2017-02-27T13:27:02+00:00

The Midwest Basketball Showcase began in 2011 as a tribute and fundraiser for the Omaha Sparks girls summer travel team. The Sparks began playing together in the 3rd grade. By the time they graduated high school, the Sparks had played in tournaments over the Midwest and in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C., winning over 20 tournaments and defeating girls teams from 21 different states. Their purple and gold uniforms and matching shoes were recognized throughout the Midwest. Six of the Sparks girls won a Class A state championship in Nebraska. The girls are now attending or did attend Creighton University, Iowa Western Community College, McCook Community College, Northeast Community College, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Angelo State University, and Chipola Community College either as a member of their women’s basketball team or as a student.
In the 6 year history of the MBS, we have been fortunate to have some of the top HS girls in the Midwest play in our event. College coaches from Division 2 and 3, NAIA and Junior Colleges have been in attendance each year to scout our high school girls division. Alumni of the MBS are currently playing, or will be playing, college basketball at the following universities:

  • Angelo State University
  • Bellevue University
  • Central Community College
  • Chipola Community College
  • College of St Mary
  • Concordia Univ
  • Creighton Univ
  • Fort Hays State
  • Florida State University
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Kansas City Community College
  • Hastings Univ
  • SW Minnesota St
  • Univ of San Diego
  • Univ of Sioux Falls
  • Kansas State
  • Midland Univ
  • Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Northeast Community College
  • North Dakota State University
  • NW Missouri St
  • Oklahoma State Univ
  • Peru State
  • Rogers State
  • Univ of Iowa
  • Bradley Univ
  • Drake Univ
  • Illinois State University
  • Iowa State Univ
  • Univ of Illinois
  • Univ of Nebraska
  • Univ of Nebraska-Kearney
  • Univ of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Univ of Northern Iowa
  • Univ of Oklahoma
  • Univ of Purdue
  • Univ of South Dakota
  • Simpson College
  • Wayne St
  • Washburn University