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A Look at The Texas Wranglers: Addison’s Semi-Pro Basketball Team
The Texas Wranglers are Addison and the North Dallas Corridor’s own semi-professional basketball league with a fairly impressive record.
The Wranglers are part of the United Basketball League (UBL), owned by Commissioner and CEO Coach Ozzie Denson, and he explains the difference between the UBL and other leagues.
“We’re a Christian-based league. We do a lot of community things like the blood drive, we go to the Boys and Girls Club, Metrocrest, Red Cross, we do a mentor program with kids in the Addison area. We put on fundraisers to help kids. We’re just growing. It’s about having a positive relationship about basketball. Very few make it to the NBA, but very many love to play.”
The UBL consists of the Texas Wranglers, the Arkansas Bobcats, the Arkansas Warriors and the Tulsa Tornadoes. As for the Wranglers, Coach Denson wants his players to set an example in the community in that every player must give back to Addison and the North Dallas Corridor.
The players this year have all played college basketball—Division 1, 2 and 3—and Coach Denson has worked to get them to the next level. He ticks off a few names. His number one player that tried out for the New York Knicks two years ago. He did not make the team, but Coach Denson seems glad that he had the opportunity to try. Another top player tried out for the Dallas Mavericks but was not picked up. Coach Denson feels it is his job to give the players the exposure, the opportunity to play for the NBA and to help others.
“We’ve got to teach them how to be professional and get them involved in the community,” says Coach Denson. “If Metrocrest needs extra help, we will be there. Any organization that needs help, we volunteer. We’re very big in the Carrollton and Addison area.”
Up Coming Events
Texas Wranglers Tryouts/Workouts
Every Saturday @ Greenhill School 4p-6pm
Please call 972-781-8120 for more details