The Mesa Thunderbirds men's basketball team open up its season tonight against Identity Hoops International inside the famed Theo Heap Gym with a tipoff right at 7 pm.
Identity Hoops International teams consist of current and recently graduated college players competing against professional and collegiate teams. A college or professional coach is recruited for each tour as we understand the profound influence a coach can have on a young athlete's life. (www.identityhoopsinternational.com)
Sam Ballard enters his 11th season at the helm for the T-Birds and brings a fresh crop of players to the table, with only point guards Elijah Moore and Jeff Perez returning from last years team that made considerable playing time. Mesa made it to the Region I - DI playoffs last year and look to make the 10th playoff appearance in Ballard's 11th season.
See the Thunderbirds 2018-2019 schedule by clicking on the link below.