December 10, 2018
KC Tornadoes Draft Two at TBL Combine

The Kansas City Tornadoes have drafted two players during the TBL Combine held last weekend. The Tornadoes selected Jeremy Burright and Darien Walker. Jeremy Burright was a first-round selection for the Tornadoes. Burright is a 6’6” guard/forward from Albany, Oregon. Burright attended Lower Columbia Community College. He averaged 10.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists…

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…

July 23, 2018
Justin Manns Joins the Roster

Kansas City Tornadoes announced today that Justin Manns has joined the roster. Manns is a 7 foot center who played at Kent State University. Last year, he was with the the Ohio Cardinals Basketball Club, formally of the NAPBL.

July 22, 2018
Fall 2018 Internship Opportunities

The Tornadoes organization is seeking highly self-directed student interns for the Fall of 2018. Internships will be focused with a respective scope of work, but duties may vary to encompass all Tornadoes daily organization needs. KC Tornadoes interns are expected to work as a team and alongside front office staff, and general responsibilities include but…

July 22, 2018
First Press Conference Announced

KANSAS CITY – Kansas City’s Professional Basketball team, The Kansas City Tornadoes, will hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Stockyards Brewing Company, located at, 1600 Genessee, Kansas City, MO 64102.


The Kansas City Tornadoes will compete against Raleigh Firebirds on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Hy-Vee Arena. Click here to view the 2019 schedule!