R-MC Men's Hoops to Scrimmage Sportable in Wheelchair Basketball

Team Huddle
Team Huddle

ASHLAND, Va. - The Randolph-Macon men's basketball will scrimmage Sportable in wheelchair basketball on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 12 noon in the Brock Center on campus.

Sportable is a local nonprofit Paralympic sport club that provides sporting opportunities to people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Sportable has two teams that will compete against the Yellow Jackets. The Spokes are a youth team comprised of high school athletes from Central Virginia. The Rim Riders are a Division II adult team with athletes from across Virginia.

Both Sportable squads are preparing for the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Preseason NIT presented by CarMax that will take place in Richmond on Oct. 20-22 at the Siegel Center.

There are three current R-MC students who are Sportable wheelchair basketball players: Michaela Morris, Christian Largo and B.J. Camano.

Sunday is also the first day of practice for R-MC. Under third-year head coach Josh Merkel, the Yellow Jackets will have an open practice beginning at 3 p.m. in Crenshaw Gym.

For additional information on Sportable, visit www.sportable.org or call Executive Director and former Yellow Jacket Hunter Leemon at 804-938-1866.