MBS History 2018-01-18T10:04:58+00:00

SHOWCASE • MBS HISTORY

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 7 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 and boys division. Alumni of the MBS are currently playing, or will be playing, college basketball at the following universities:

  • Angelo State University
  • Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Augustana
  • Bellevue University
  • Bradley Univ
  • Central Community College
  • Chipola Community College
  • College of St Mary
  • Concordia Univ
  • Creighton Univ
  • Drake Univ
  • Florida A&M
  • Florida State University
  • Fort Hays State
  • Hastings Univ
  • Illinois State University
  • Iowa State Univ
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Kansas City Community College
  • Kansas State
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Lehigh University
  • Midland Univ
  • Nebraska Wesleyan
  • North Dakota State University
  • Northeast Community College
  • Notre Dame
  • NW Missouri St
  • Oklahoma State Univ
  • Peru State
  • Rogers State
  • Simpson College
  • SW Minnesota St
  • Tennessee State
  • Univ of Illinois
  • Univ of Iowa
  • Univ of Nebraska
  • Univ of Nebraska-Kearney
  • Univ of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Univ of Northern Iowa
  • Univ of Oklahoma
  • Univ of Purdue
  • Univ of San Diego
  • Univ of Sioux Falls
  • Univ of South Dakota
  • Washburn University
  • Wayne St
  • West Texas A&M