Local hoops coaching legends honored at Roanoke Valley Sports Club
Roanoke, Va. – Hoops slides into the spotlight at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club this month. Area basketball coaching legends Woody Deans, Burrall Paye, Ed Greene and Troy Wells were all recognized. The Roanoke native climbed the ladder from refereeing AAU games all the way to the NCAA final four. I was fortunate enought to be hired by the ACC in 1998 and still humbled and blessed,” Ayers says. There wasn’t a single one that I didn’t love to play against and love to go home and think 'Here’s what he did.
Bling Bling: Virginia Warriors celebrate NTBA National Championship
ROANOKE, Va. The Virginia Warriors Elite AAU 14-and-under basketball team from Roanoke safely traveled to Myrtle Beach over the weekend for the National Travel Basketball Association Championship. While there, they defeated teams from the likes of Charlotte, Washington D.C. and even Kentucky to win the NTBA National title. Weve been wanting this for a few years, said Abu Yarmah, a player for the team. This is the first ever championship win for the Virginia Warriors program in the gold bracket. Up next for the team is another tournament in Atlanta in a few weeks where the team will become Team Virginia and compete against top talent from other states once again.