The Basketball League named Tavares Sledge, the Kansas City Tornadoes’ power forward, as the TBL Player of the Week. Sledge averaged a double-double helping the Tornadoes (6-0) take sole possession of first place. For the week, he averaged twenty-one points, twelve rebounds, and five assists per game, leading the Tornadoes to a pair of wins over the Owensboro Thoroughbreds.

For this season, Sledge ranks among TBL leaders in Average Total Rebounds 11.67 (3rd), Average Defensive Rebounds 9.17 (2nd), and Average Assists 4.83 (7th). Tavares Sledge is a 6’9”/225 lb. power forward, originally from Bay Minette, AL. Sledge attended Wright State University and is in his second season with Kansas City.