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Iowa Energy sitting atop D-League East Conference standings

Shy Ely (7) of the Iowa Energy controls the ball against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Shy Ely (7) of the Iowa Energy controls the ball against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
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If you've been following the Iowa Energy this year, you may have noticed a trend: Winning.  They are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference and have the best record in the league.

"We're off to a great start," said Chris Makris, general manager for the Energy.  " I feel like we've energized the fan base and the excitement is really starting to catch on in the community," Makris added.

The Energy's roster includes players from around the country.  Many of them have previously played in the NBA.  Numerous players come from recognizable colleges such as Iowa State, Michigan, USC and Temple.  For the full roster check out the Energy's roster page.

"We have a very experienced group," stated Makris.  "Our guys are unselfish and play tough defense," he added. " With us, we may not have the most talent, but we have a team that plays together."

Curtis Stinson is well known around central Iowa for his three exciting years at Iowa State University.  He is now the starting point guard for the Energy averaging 15 points and 10 assists per game.

"Curtis leads the league in assists," informed Makris.  "I think he is one of the most underrated players in the league,"  he added.   "Last year we led the league with guys getting called up to the NBA and Curtis is the one gettting those guys the ball."

Another familiar face to people might be Courtney Sims.  He is the 6'11 center for the Energy.  Many Hawkeye fans may notice that he played his college ball at Michigan University, a rival to the Hawkeyes.  He is averaging 11 points and 7 rebounds a game.

The Energy have about two months left in the regular season.  For any information regarding tickets, schedule, statistics or other information, visit the Energy's official website.


  • Nelly 5 years ago

    Very solid overview of the team. I need to get to a game!

  • Ben Broken 5 years ago

    I'm still trying to decide if Temple is a recognizable basketball college, but yes, go Energy. Good opening article...

  • WINTERSET ROCKS! 5 years ago

    JEFF CORK IN THA HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TCoop 5 years ago

    After reading this, I am the newest die hard Energy fan. And I'll definitely defend your Temple reference considering they are currently ranked in the top 20. Good work.

  • Ben Broken 5 years ago

    In 2008, The Owls joined Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke and Syracuse as schools with 1,700 wins. My apologies Corkrean (And TCoop)...

  • Drift 5 years ago

    Nice work Cork! Keep those articles coming and I'm sure you will get a nice following. Should I try out so you can write about me sitting on the pine? HAHA

  • Raf 5 years ago

    Hooody Hawawawww

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