Considered to be the "mecca of basketball west of the Mississippi," Wichita is the perfect location for a Minor League Basketball Association team. The inaugural season for the Wichita Wizards was in 2019 when they went undefeated with a 14-0 record, and were ranked #1 for the final 7 weeks of the season to become the premiere team in the league!
A League of Their Own
The MLBA was created in the fall of 2017 by a group of team owners from other leagues, who wanted a league controlled by owners instead of a commissioner. The league consists of approximately 20 teams and has four conferences. Wichita is part of the new Heartland Conference and is competing for a chance to take the MLBA Championship title in July.
Wichita has a great tradition in basketball, and has been in dire need of a professional team for decades. Now the opportunity is here for players to hone their skills in hopes of playing at the next level. The MLBA team adds to an extensive collection of professional sports proving Wichita truly is a sports city.
Each season, the Wizards play approximately 14 regular season games. The team is made up of former college players and those looking to play at the next level professionally. In 2021, all 12 active roster players are local Wichitans.
The Wichita Wizards play at Garvey PE Center at the Friends University Campus.