Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
Special thanks to our latest sponsor, Bankers Life WV. There’s No Life Like the Bankers Life.
The show taped and premiering at 8:30 p.m. on February 27, 2023, features the new pro basketball team, WV Grind.
We interviewed Stephanie Casey, General Manager of the WV Grind.
She discussed the journey of the formation of the team and how the became a member of The Basketball League.
The Basketball League (TBL) is dedicated to delivering a World Class Professional Basketball experience to our community, our fans, and business partners:
- Provide communities with a professional basketball team that gives an affordable/quality family entertainment experience.
- Provide players with educational opportunities to learn from nationally acclaimed life skills classes for financial literacy, health and wellness, nutrition, preventative medicine and sports biomechanics.
- Offer support and encouragement to local communities through engagement in school and group appearances, youth camps, clinics and non-profit organizations.
- Afford basketball players the opportunity to make a living playing the game they love, in America.
- Procure local individuals or groups an opportunity to own a professional sports business. A relatively low cost barrier to entry, a proven game plan to success, with a return on their investment while positively impacting their region.
The season is 24 games. The WV Grind home games will be played on the campus of WV State University at the Walker Convocation Center. Home opener is set for April 1, 2023. See schedule below:
The roster is made up of a nice mix of some WV players and some national players. See Roster below:
We also interviewed 4 of the players from the WV Grind.
Tyus Wood from Riverside High School.
Jarin Hilson, who played high school ball in Fairmont and then at the collegiate level at Wheeling University.
Bo King from Charleston Catholic High School.
Frank Agyemang out of Alexandria, VA.
They are very excited to began the season and are appreciative of the opportunity.
They all spoke highly of the Head Coach, Wayne Casey, who played at Stonewall HS in Charleston, WV before having a stellar career at WV State University.
If you would like to learn more or become a sponsor / partner with the Grind, call 304-356-6019
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.