Posted On: 03/7/19 6:09 PM
Formerly known as Dayton Wolves, there will be a new look this season for the organization, which heading into its 2019 season will be known as Team Flyght.
Team Flyght was founded by Chris Wright of the NBA G-League’s Oklahoma City Blue. Chris then partnered with Dayton Wolves youth organization and expanded Team Flyght in 2018 to create a place for inner city youth to go and compete at the highest level available.
“The goal for the program this year is to compete at a high level to get our players better on and off the court, while teaching life lessons through basketball,” said Tony Dixon Jr., who started Dayton Wolves back in 2013.
It’s more than just hoops for the Ohio program, it emphasizes education, also creating an overall positive culture.
“Team Flyght’s focus every year is education first, also creating positive and competitive environments to help our kids grow as basketball players, along with teaching them about health and nutrition, also strength and conditioning.
It’s the 16U squad that looks to be most stacked, with guys like Nate Johnson, a 6’4 point guard who is ranked 42nd in Ohio’s 2021 class, also Allen Lattimore, currently the state’s 39th-ranked sophomore. Willie Hill Jr., a 6’3 combo-guard will add some additional firepower.
Younger guys Lawrent Rice, Jalan Gart, Mekhi Elmore and 6’8 big-man Shawn Phillips will star on the 14U and 15U teams.
Team Flyght will compete in the Prep Hoops Circuit’s Hard Work Region, and will certainly be a program to keep a close eye on this spring and summer.
“We chose Prep Hoops Circuit because it provides high-level competition and it gives our student-athletes a different platform to compete on,” Dixon Jr. said.