Adult league forming |

Adult league forming

Last year, Nevada Union boys basketball coach Jeff Dellis did not organize a September adult education basketball league.

He wishes he had, though.

This year, the Monday night basketball class through adult education will return, starting Sept. 9. There will be two night sessions offered, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with play held at Sierra Foothill High School.

Dellis said the league typically is made up of high school basketball players, and players in their 20s, 30s and 40s who still have a strong affinity for the game, much like Dellis.

“What can I say, I am a basketball Jones,” Dellis said. “I love being around the game, and it is an opportunity for my kids to play with people who understand the game.”

For those who are interested in participating in the league, they should contact Ruth Wright, who is in charge of Nevada Union’s adult education program. One can reach her during the day at 272-2643 for an application.

Dellis said the league will be a good opportunity for players who participate in the December adult league to dust off their game a few months early. The adult education league will start off with 3-on-3 half-court games at first, eventually progressing to full-court or 4-on-4 games.

“It will be more of a structured open gym,” Dellis said. “We’ll get some older gentleman in their 30s or 40s – savvy basketball players who maybe lost a step but who still love the game and appreciate the 3-on-3 game.”

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