St. Louis Sun Kings Press Releases

  • Sunkings Bring Back 3 Staff Members +

    St. Louis, MO - After a very successfull 2020 season, the St. Louis Sunkings decided to bring back 3 of their staff members for the upcoming 2021 season. Former head coach Clay Houck was brought back as an assistant coach under the new head coach Charlie Ness. Horace Cooper was brought back as another assistant, Charles Johnson as the teams scout. The staff was rounded up with assistant Brock Dann. "We are happy that we were able to bring back Horace and Clay. They did good work for us and we think that they deserved a new contract", stated Sunkings GM Jenewein. While the Sunkings spent 6.15 million on staff salary last year, they will only spend 1.34 million this year. Read More
  • Sunkings defeated in Conference Finals +

    St. Louis, MO - What a season it has been! In their first ever playoff appearance, the St. Louis Sunkings managed to go all the way to the conference finals, throwing out the Anaheim Archers and ending the 10- year streak of the Kansas City Pioneers. Both times handled as the underdog, the Sunkings made quite a few OBWL wonder and their cinderella story only came to an end because of the Tampa Bay Tritons and one person especially - Andy Teeters. The first playoff round In the first round of the playoffs, the Sunkings had home court against the Anaheim Archers. While most OBWL GM's expected the Archers to win in like 6 games, the Sunkings showed early in the series, Read More
  • Richardson wins Most Improved Player of 2020 +

    St. Louis, MO - It has been a nice season with a rund to the conference finals of the AmCon for the St. Louis Sunkings. Within a little over a year, the Sunkings managed to rise from a bottom 3 team to a top 4 team. One of the main reasons was a new roster and gameplay setting that put superstar PF Dong Richardson into his comfort zone. In the past 2020 season, Richardson managed to win the OBWL MIP Award by putting up amazing stats. Despite playing about a minute less per game, Richardson improved his points per game by 5.4 points, his rebounds per game by 0.7, his field goal percentage by 6%, all while lowering his turnovers by Read More
  • Richardson with career high, quiet towards media +

    St.Louis, MO - "They took a swing of the Dong, that's all I will say about it." When Sunkings Power Forward Dong Richardson was asked about his career high performance in a win versus the Americans, that was everything he had to say to the media. A short and punny statement of an apart from that quite direct and mouthy superstar. So you had to wonder, what was the reason? Richardson's St. Louis Sunkings had just won an away game in Philadelphia in which he scored a career high 51 points, going 20-34 from the field and 9-14 from the charity stripe. Furthermore he added 11 rebounds and 4 assists to his boxscore in the 116-121 win. Just recently, at Allstar Read More
  • Adler And Richardson Represent Sunkings At Allstar Fesitvities +

    St.Louis, MO - Each year the best of the best meet at Allstar Weekend to create the world a spectacular, humorous and entertaining show. The St. Louis Sunkings were represented by two players this year in multiple events over the course of the weekend. Dong Richardson was selected as starting Power Forward for the American Conference in the Allstar game. Sophomore Timothy Adler was selected to play in the Rookies vs. Sophomore game and to be part of the Dunk Contest. The Dunk ContestTimothy Adler is known for some spectacular throwdowns. This year he was honored to show his skills in front of the Dunk Contest jury containing of Antonio Brant, Brice Elliott, Darryl Bailey, Andy Cambre and Jesus Ferrell. In Read More
  • Sunkings Draft To Early Season Review +

    St.Louis, MO - With their 1st round pick traded in exchange for Frank Williams, the Sunkings weren't looking too much at the rookie class of this years draft. They ended up with PF Ike Azevedo at #43, which was said to be a judgement call without great scouting up ahead. "We felt that Ike was the best player available by then. Sure, he probably will never be a star in the OBWL, but we liked his ability to score and rebound, which can be very usefull for spot minutes off the bench", said Sunkings GM Dominik Jenewein. And Azevedo delivered so far, playing for the Sunkings OBDL affiliate - the New Orleans Doubloons. In 14 games off the bench, the young PF Read More
  • Sunkings Appoint New Headcoach +

    St.Louis, MO - With the whole coaching staff expiring, the Sunkings management had to be busy in offseason. After 3 seasons with Dalton Redd as headcoach, the Sunkings appointed former Boston Buzzards Assistant Clay Houck as the new man guiding the team. "We thank Dalton for everything that he has done for our franchise. We are sorry that he decided to take a new challenge, he will always be welcomed here in St. Louis", said Sunkings GM Dominik Jenewein. Alongside Clay Houck, the management brought in 3 new assistant coaches and a new scout. Wilson Lopez (formerly Philadelphia Americans), Reed Thomas (Montreal Mayhem)and Horace Cooper (Indiana Invaders) complete the coaching staff. Charles Johnson, former Denver Demons scout, takes head of the Read More
  • Timothy Adler Voted Into All-Rookie 1st Team +

    St.Louis, MO - 10 points, 3 rebounds and a TS% of nearly .55 in 20 minutes. 1st Overall Rookie SG Timothy Adler of the St.Louis Sunkings can look back on a quite decent rookie season. Being drafted at the tender age of 19, Adler was tipped to win rookie of the year award, but felt short to 23 year old C David Watts, who himself played an outstanding season for the Buzzards, starting all 80 games and playing 34 minutes each. Watts was certainly more OBWL ready, therefore deserved the Award. Adler however, who has incredible upside, was part of the All-Rookie 1st team, alongside Watts, Spurlock, Picchardo and Willhite. "Timmy has played a very solid first season. He already scores Read More
  • Sunkings Season Review - Regular Season And Moving Day Action +

    St.Louis, MO - Welcome to the second part of the Sunkings Season Review. After taking a closer look at offseason and preseason a few days ago, today we will take a look at the regular season and the day that changed the Sunkings season - moving day on Dec 15th. As stated before, preseason was quite a success with the Sunkings going 5-1. But despite the wins, GM Jeneweins had a bad feeling in his gut and it got well proven once regular season started. Regular Season Going into regular season hope was high, but it didn't take long for the Sunkings to find themselves kicked out of the skies. Of the first 13 games the Sunkings only managed to win one Read More
  • Sunkings Season Review - Offseason and Preseason +

    St.Louis, MO - Missing playoffs because of a tiebreaker is never an easy thing to live with, looking back at the St. Louis SunKings season however, there has been a lot of positive things to talk about. Being one of the worst teams for seasons, things changed in 2019 when non caring GM Dane Pearson got fired and former Sacramento Snipers GM Dominik Jenewein hired. After puting up a winrate of .225 in 2016, .325 in 2017 and .338 in 2018, the team started the season exactly the same way. December 15th aka moving day stands as a day of change in St. Louis however. By then the SunKings had a record of 6-17 and seemed to once again be one Read More
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