The basketball season no longer ends in April for Central Iowa. The IBEL is holding an open tryout April 24, 2010 and will play 6 games at Faith Baptist College in Ankeny this June. The IBEL serves as an opportunity for recent graduates to prepare for international basketball and legends to re-emerge in Iowa.

The IBEL has taken a page out of the playbook of independent baseball. Our host family program runs from June 11 to 20. If you live in the greater Des Moines Metro and would like to host a pro athlete and score free season tickets for your family please contact Coach Mosley (jmosley@ibelhoops.com). We are approaching our goal! We hope you enjoy IBEL basketball this summer and have a chance to watch some favorite players from past years.

Host Families are encouraged to attend the tryout and meet the players.

Former ISU Athletes

Sean Haluska
Alex Thompson
Bryan Peterson
Rahshon Clark
Jessan Gray
Corey McIntosh
Anthony Davis
John Neal
Robert Faulkner
Damion Staple
Marcus Jefferson
Tim Barnes
Omar Bynum
Clint Varley
Richard Evans
Tyray Pearson
Stevie Johnson
Michael Nurse
Jerry Curry

2010 Central Iowa Graduates

Craig Stanley- Drake
Josh Young- Drake
Bill Eaddy- Drake
Adam Templeton- Drake
Corey Viet- Grand View University
Grant Burns- Grand View University
Loren Liming- Central College
Miguel Ley- Central College
Kris Miller- William Penn University
Joel Stout- William Penn University
Tim Dunlavy- Simpson College
Edin Suljic- Eastern Illinois/ DM Roosevelt

The list above doesn't represent all athletes. As an example Jackson Vroman is on the Lebanese National Team and Curtis Stinson would likely play in the NBA Summer League.

Be sure to keep up with all the updates at Iowa Basketball Exposure League - IBEL Central. The IBEL Draft is scheduled for April 25 and international players will be signed as their season comes to a close in May. The best basketball outside the NBA Summer League is in Ankeny, Iowa this summer.

Dontaye Hinton (Bethel) was picked up along with Greg Dilligard (Illinois State, Uruguay, Sweden) this winter.

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