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Mesquite Desert Dogs
Mesquite Desert Dogs logo
League The Basketball League
Founded2017
HistoryNevada Desert Dogs
2018
Mesquite Desert Dogs
2019–
Arena Rising Star Sports Ranch
Location Mesquite, Nevada
Team colors              
General managerCarlnel Wiley
Head coachCarlnel Wiley
Uniforms


The Mesquite Desert Dogs are an American professional basketball team based in Mesquite, Nevada.

History

On October 30, 2017, North American Premier Basketball (NAPB) announced a team would play in Mesquite, Nevada, for the league's inaugural 2018 season. [1] On October 31, Paul Mokeski was named the head coach and general manager. [2] On November 13, the team name was revealed as the Nevada Desert Dogs.

After the inaugural NAPB season, the league was rebranded as The Basketball League (TBL) and on August 16, 2018, Mokeski was named the commissioner of the league. The Nevada Desert Dogs were also renamed the Mesquite Desert Dogs and assistant coach Carlnel Wiley was promoted to head coach and general manager for the 2019 season. [3]

Current roster


Mesquite Desert Dogs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 7 United States Gaines Jr., Anthony 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 24 – (1993-12-05)5 December 1993
F 8 United States Hubert, Desmond 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 26 – (1992-08-15)15 August 1992
PG 1 United States Loyd, Johnathan 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 27 – (1991-08-15)15 August 1991
F 6 United States Mathis, Spencer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
F 12 United States Mina, J.J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (100 kg)
PG 5 United States Peterson, Jamal 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 24 – (1994-03-11)11 March 1994
G 2 United States Sutton, Leon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 30 – (1988-08-27)27 August 1988
G 8 United States Vozzola, Ben 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 26 – (1992-05-02)2 May 1992
Head coach
  • United States Carlnel Wiley

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

References

  1. ^ "NAPB To Announce New Team In Mesquite, NV". NAPB. October 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Professional Basketball coming to Mesquite". Mesquite Local News. November 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Mesquite (Nevada) Desert Dogs coming back for 2019". Mesquite Local News. August 17, 2018.