The YMCA Capital City Summer Basketball League has its first tip today at 5:30 p.m., with the Patch.com team taking on Peak Performance.
This is Patch's first year as a sponsor in the league. Leading our team from Iowa State University are Tyrus McGee, Georges Nian and Kerwin Okoro. Others on the team include Richard Carter (Drake); Brandon Eley (AIB); Mitch McLaughlin (Drake); Bill Freeman (Nebraska-Omaha); Gatlat Toang (Hoover); Matt Roling (Quincy); Scott Hahn (Quincy); and Nick Smith (Southwest Minnesota).
The Patchers are coached by the world-ranked Patch blogger, Derek Hannah.
To see Derek's memories of coaching Royce White -- "An Uncommon Man" -- in the YMCA Capital City Basketball League, click here.
The league, which has included the likes of Royce White of ISU and soon-to-be the NBA, includes players from Drake, ISU and area high schools.
The Peak Performance roster includes Bubu Palo (Iowa State); Jake Peterson (Clarke); Eric Austin (Dowling); David Mataloni (Coe); Kori Babineaux (Drake); Alex Dorr (University of Mary); Taylor Harville (Drake); Korey Lucious (Iowa State); Brent Heemskerk (ex-Drake); and Seth Light (Coe).
Two more games will be held after the opener.
The season continues Sunday evening with games at 4:30, 5:45 and 7 p.m.
For a full list of rosters, click here.