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My Town: City High welcomes Grand Rapids Fusion for first home game
My Town: City High welcomes Grand Rapids Fusion for first home game

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The newest team to join the Independent Basketball Association will take over the hardwood at  City High School  April 5.

The Grand Rapids Fusion has joined the 15-team league for the 2014 spring season.  The team’s general manager is retired NBA player Reggie Jordan; coaches are Terry Sare, DeMarco Wilkinson and Mike Suchowolec.  The Fusion’s roster includes several current IBA stars: Terrance Shaw, Christopher Wesby, Pete Trammel and Ty Motley.  Also on the team are some local players, including Duantreel Hill and John Mantel.

“I think it’s a great league, well put together, and will be a great fit for Grand Rapids,” says Danielle Actor, managing partner and operations director of the Fusion.

The Fusion will also head up a new youth development mentorship program focused on youth fitness and literacy.  Children who participate in the program will get free game passes as an incentive.

The Fusion’s first home game is against the Kankakee Soldiers Saturday at 5 p.m.  General admission is $7, floor seats are $20 each and court side seats are $30.  Children under age five and veteran get in free.