Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Pittsburg Boys Basketball

This week’s Craw-Kan “Your Community Technology Partner” Team of the Week is the Pittsburg High School Purple Dragon basketball team led by head coach Kiley Roelfs.

The Dragons (5-3) picked up a key pair of SEK League victories last week over Fort Scott on Tuesday and Labette County on Friday. The Dragons knocked off Fort Scott 66-57 at home on Tuesday before beating Labette County in Altamont on Friday, 61-29.

Gavyn Elkamil, a first team all-state pick at Sports in Kansas last season, had a huge week for the Dragons. The senior, who has multiple Division I offers and headed to prep school next year, had 25 points on Friday. Teammate Javon Grant, a second team SIK all-state pick as a sophomore last season and a rising recruit in 2021, had 21 for the Purple Dragons. Elkamil also had 25 points on Tuesday as Grant added 14 and Elijah Thornton also chipped in 14.

Pittsburg will be back in action on Friday at home against Coffeyville. 

Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner” and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2019-2020 school year to release a “Craw-Kan Team of the Week” for the sixth consecutive season.

“I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it’s became quite the popular feature over the last five years,” said Sports in Kansas CEO, Chet Kuplen. “Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg. It’s also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas” 

“Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems.” said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. “We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area.”

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the “Craw-Kan Team of the Week” being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas ( Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons. 

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a “All Craw-Kan Team” for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: [email protected]

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