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Central Basketball League Announces Franchise Basketball Team For Marysville

The Central Basketball League, based out of Topeka, announced Sunday that Marysville will host a franchise team for the league, beginning next season.

The yet-to-be-announced minor league team will have a name chosen by fans of Marysville and the surrounding area, according to a news release by the league.

“We want to bring a great team that the city can count on for years to come” said CBL League President Shawn Smith. “We will have teams in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa to cover the Midwestern states of basketball.”

Tryouts for the team will be announced at a future date.

Teams that will make up the new Central Basketball League are currently playing independently or in the American Basketball Association.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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