Mesquite Desert Dogs Information

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Mesquite Desert Dogs
Mesquite Desert Dogs logo
League The Basketball League
HistoryNevada Desert Dogs
Mesquite Desert Dogs
Arena Rising Star Sports Ranch
Virgin Valley High School
Location Mesquite, Nevada
Team colors              
General managerCarlnel Wiley
Head coachCarlnel Wiley

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


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]

Sometime during the second season, the Desert Dogs changed its primary home venue to the Virgin Valley High School gymnasium, with at least one home game Hughes Middle School. [4] The league and team continued to have issues with canceled games thougout the season, but the Desert Dogs qualified for a playoff spot. [5]

Current roster

Mesquite Desert Dogs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 6 United States Crisswell, Tyron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg)
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)
PG 5 United States Peterson, Jamal 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 25 – (1994-03-11)11 March 1994
F United States Smiley, Nick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg)
Head coach
  • United States Carlnel Wiley

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured


  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.
  4. ^ "Mesquite Desert Dogs' Instagram - March 9, 2019". Instagram. March 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR DESERT DOGS". Mesquite Local News. April 12, 2019.