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February 4, 2019
Ed Corporal Named Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Coach Ed Corporal for being named The Basketball League’s Coach of the Month for January 2019. Since the start of the season, Coach Corporal has led the Kansas City Tornadoes to a 6-0 winning streak and currently number one in the league standings. Corporal has a remarkable story, surviving a massive stroke a…

January 31, 2019
Tavares Sledge Named Player of the Week

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…

January 11, 2019
Tornadoes Open 2019 Season with 110-98 Win

The Kansas City Tornadoes (1-0) opened their 2019 season with a 110-98 victory over the Raleigh Firebirds (0-1). The game went back and forth with the lead changing hands seventeen times with eleven ties. The key to the Tornadoes win was the second half performance of multiple Kansas City players. Veteran Renaldo Major led both…

January 2, 2019
Kansas City Tornadoes to Host Media Day

The Kansas City Tornadoes will host Media Day on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the newly renovated HyVee Arena, formally known as the Kemper Arena. The media will have the opportunity to interview the coaching staff, meet the players, and the dance team who will be available for autographs and photo opportunities….

December 17, 2018
Kansas City Tornadoes Announce Training Camp Dates

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Tornadoes have announced the opening of their 2018 Training Camp and schedule for the first week of camp. The Tornadoes begin their second season of play, competing in the TBL. Players will report on December 17th and 18th for physicals and meetings. Practice will begin on December 19th….

December 6, 2018
KC Tornadoes Sign Tyshawn Patterson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Tornadoes, a member of the TBL, have signed Tyshawn Patterson for the 2019 season. Patterson, a 6’1” guard, is from Orlando, Florida. Tyshawn is a very quick and athletic guard who can play both the point and shooting guard positions. He was recruited by NCAA…

November 3, 2018
Kansas City Tornadoes to Host Free Agent Camp

The Kansas City Tornadoes, a member of the TBL will be busy over the next several days looking to identify players to invite to the teams training camp in December. The first stop will be this Saturday, November 3rd in Independence, Missouri. Members of the Tornadoes coaching staff assist with the TBL Combine, which will…

October 26, 2018
Otis Birdsong to be Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

The Kansas City Tornadoes congratulate Chief Operating Officer Otis Birdsong who has been selected to be inducted into the Class of 2018 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Otis Birdsong made the University of Houston’s record books, tallying 2,832 points from 1973-77 and still ranks 15th in Division I history. Averaging 30.3 points per game,…

October 12, 2018
KC Tornadoes Sign Renaldo Major – All-Time Leading Scorer in G-League

KANSAS CITY, KS – The Kansas City Tornadoes announce the signing of Renaldo Major, a 6’9/190 lb. forward for the 2019 TBL season. A tenacious defender, Major creates match-up problems. He has the ability to play the 2, 3, or 4 and can hit the outside jumper or slash to the basket and score. With…

September 2, 2018
Kansas City Tornadoes to Hold Tryouts in Lawrence, Kansas

The Kansas City Tornadoes, a member of The Basketball League, formally known as North American Premier Basketball League (NAPBL) will be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2019 season. The tryouts will be held at Rock Chalk Park located in Lawrence, Kansas on October 13-14, 2018. The two-day tryouts will challenge hopeful basketball players to showcase…

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