It’s currently football season, but there’s talks of basketball happening now in the Miami Valley. You have your college hoops, then you have high school hoops. Then there’s the professional hoops happening in Dayton.
The Air Strikers are coming back for a fourth season in Dayton. Once thought to have folded, the Strikers found a fit in the Independent Basketball Association. Some of the opponents are familiar to Dayton, including the Gary Splash and the Lansing Capitals. The season, instead of waiting until January, will start on November 3rd. Also, while the home venue has not been established on the website, it does mention on the bottom paragraph of the page in their “newly renovated home venue.”
There will also be Knights playing basketball in Dayton, too.
The Dayton Knights will play in the Universal Basketball Association. In the UBA, there are a some teams around the Miami Valley, including the Cincinnati Slam. It is not currently known on where the Knights will play or who will play (as tryouts are happening soon.) What is known is Allen Drake will take the reigns as the owner and head coach. Drake is a graduate of Urbana University, which is north of Springfield, Ohio. There is no schedule up to this point, as well.
Will the Knights play the Air Strikers for a pre-season tune up? Will both teams complete their seasons? Only time will tell.
So if you live in the Miami Valley, there are now two more ways to get some basketball locally.
Sources of information from the Dayton Air Strikers website and the Dayton Knights Facebook page.
Until next time,