February 26, 2014
The Indy Hawks are seeded #1 at the upcoming Central Basketball Assocation of the Deaf tournament to take place in Chicago, Illinois on March 14th and 15th.
Coming off ten straight years of capturing championships in the Central Region, the Hawks, currently 11-11, are seeking to earn another. Their likely challengers will be the Chicago Central Zone, who are loaded this year with several new players – notably: 6’6 F-C Danny Kelly, who returns after four years playing at Gallaudet University and 6’5 PG Layton Seeber. Both men served on the bronze winning Deaflympics basketball team last summer in Bulgaria.
February 5, 2014
The Indy Hawks (9-10) are proud to announce their 2013-14 roster for the CBAD/USADB season. The team brings back exciting and reliable veterans along with some newcomers. The team displays amazing versatility and will openly challenge for the USADB crown in Concord, North Carolina.
With Brian Bippus (6’6 PF) the lone post player – Keith Westhoelter (6’3), Les Crump (6’2) and James Bingham (6’5) will move to the inside to help bolster the inside, which has long been one of the Hawks strengths. All are experienced post players with outstanding contributions in the past in the paint.Onye Davis (6′) and Josh Hembrough (6’7) are out for the season with injuries.
The dynamic 6’3 All-USADB Robert Haney and the Hawks’ RFA and 2013 USADB Most Valuable Player 6’4 Sekoe White will provide catalysts for the Hawks’ back-court and front-court. Both men are the team’s most experienced guards and will look to continue the Hawks’ upward spiral from last year’s USADB 4th place finish at Philadelphia, PA.
Last year’s quicksilver rookie, 6’1 Kyle Bingham (All-USADB 2nd Team Selection) returns along with outstanding defense-minded guards in 6’1 Caraharee Vasquez, 6’2 Kevin Webster, 6’1 Justin Wilson, 6’2 John Little, 6’2 Matt Johnson and exciting newcomer 5’7 PG Mason Bornes.
Head Coach Carl Denney is in his second stint with the Hawks after going 155-55 in his first seven years with the team, with two USADB championships in 08 and 09. The Hawks were USADB runners-up in 05, 06 and 10. The Hawks have also won 7 consecutive championships in the Central region during his tenure (12 straight overall).
The Hawks will continue to play weekends at ISD Caskey Gym against local opponents; the Wednesday Fieldhouse Leagues and in the CBAD tournament March 15th in Chicago, Illinois.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Sorenson and SEG, The Hawks are able to continue providing Elite Club Basketball to the Indianapolis, Indiana Deaf Community.