New Pro Basketball Team Makes Home in Grand Rapids

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-09 12:26:45-05

Flyer TemplateGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — According to a news release West Michigan basketball enthusiasts have something to be excited about. The Grand Rapids Cyclones, a new professional team in Grand Rapids, will be playing their first game on Tuesday, February 25 at The DeltaPlex Arena.

Led by head coach Jeremiah Hamlet, the Cyclones consist of local athletes: Luke McKenna, Will Bowser, Paul Nelson, Jeff Borchers, Bryan Powell, Dauntrell Hill, Rachman Dillard, and Justin Anijong.

“It makes perfect sense for Grand Rapids to have a pro team,” said Adam Chrisco, Owner of the Grand Rapids Cyclones. “The team will be closely tied to the community and the athletes and front office staff will all be from right here in the mitten.”

Adam Chrisco, age 34 from Grand Junction, Co., has had his fair share of experience with professional basketball. Chrisco has played for many pro teams including:  Lansing Capitals, Michiana Monarchs, Battle Creek Knights, Lake Michigan Admirals, Grand Rapids Flight, Midwest all-stars and many more.

Chrisco wants the Grand Rapids Cyclones to be more than just another professional sports team in the community.

“The Cyclones will all be mentors to the less fortunate and big brothers to those in need of support,” said Chrisco.

For more information about the Cyclones and Chrisco: Click here.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 13 at 10 a.m. General admission tickets are $7, and $30 for courtside. VIP seating is also available for $20 per ticket. Tickets will be available at The DeltaPlex box office during regular business hours, or online.