THE BIG NEWS!!
Minnesota SLAM and SMBA combine AAU programs
As of September 1 2014, Minnesota SLAM and SMBA (Southern Minnesota Basketball Academy) will be combining AAU programs to make one ‘new’ program in Southern Minnesota. With the combination, comes a name change for both programs. We want your help in deciding a new name for our program! Please log on to smbaballers.com to VOTE for your favorite choice for our new name!
Kory Kettner is the Owner/Director of SMBA, and will continue the role of Owner/Director with our new program! Kory is a Nicollet High School Grad and played his college basketball at MSU-Mankato.
Sam Peters is the Owner/Director of Minnesota SLAM. Sam will be the Boys Recruiting Director with our new program, and also will coach our boy’s 17u team. He will be involved with other aspects of the program as well, as we move forward.
Our new program will focus on getting the best players in Southern Minnesota, developing and teaching those players, and play in high level tournaments against elite competition.
This is a big step forward for both MN SLAM and SMBA, Kory and I are both very excited for this! If there are any questions please feel free to contact either myself or Kory. Thank you, please make sure you vote online for our new name!
Samuel Peters 507-514-2606 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kory Kettner 507-340-5388 email@example.com
Minnesota SLAM News:
Alumni News: Three big accomplishments for former members of SLAM.
-Congratulations to Braeden Myers of Mankato West on his commitment to play college basketball at Augustana College (D2- Sioux Falls, SD)
-Congratulations to 3 year SLAM player Josh Eversman of Fairmont, MN on his commitment to play college basketball at Morningside College (D2 - Sioux City, IA)
-Also, congratulations to Zach Brandts of St. James, MN on becoming the all time leading scorer at St. James High School.
We are very proud of our teams and players from past AAU seasons.
2013 Notable Finishes:
17u Elite - Minnesota Heat Tournament Champions, 10,000 Lake Classic Tournament Champions, Great Plains Alliance 5th place
16u - MYAS Spring Challenge Champions, Minnesota Heat Tournament runner-up, Minnesota Fury Tournament 3rd Place
15u Elite - Minnesota Magic Tournament Champions, Northstar Hoops Report State Tournament runner-up
15u Black - MYAS Spring Challenge runner-up
Minnesota SLAM is for players grades 6-12