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Kansas State Reps

We're excited to extend a warm "State" welcome to our newest State Tournament Reps listed below.  Each Rep will attend official, weekend  State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families.  Please say "hello" when you see them!

Ealy Bell
Ealy grew up in Wichita and played basketball at Wichita Heights High School. His team won two state championships, kept a 62-game winning streak, and earned the number one spot on Sports Center for a game-winning shot. He currently works as a site lead for BallerTV and travels the Midwest creating video content of top amateur talent. When he isn’t watching or playing basketball, he spends his time playing the saxophone and piano, and volunteering at the local middle and elementary schools.

Marie Wagner
Marie is a dedicated basketball enthusiast with a rich history in the game. She embarked on her basketball journey as a forward/center/post, showcasing her skills at various schools, including Chilhowee R-IV. Her commitment to the sport led her to become an Assistant Volunteer Women’s Basketball Manager at the University of Central Missouri, where she immersed herself in the world of collegiate basketball. Marie also took on the role of Volunteer Basketball Coach for Upwards Basketball, coaching 4th-6th grade girls and honing her leadership and mentoring skills.

In her professional life, Marie served as a Site Supervisor for Warrensburg Parks & Rec, managing sporting events and fostering connections within the community. Beyond the court, she occasionally works concessions at major sports and concert venues, demonstrating her versatility and passion for live events. Marie also dons the hat of a substitute teacher across multiple school districts, with plans to secure a full teaching license and contribute more to education in the future.

In her spare time, Marie enjoys an array of hobbies, including spending quality time with her family, hitting the gym, and indulging in outdoor adventures. Her creative side shines through in her makeup and hairstyling services for special events, as well as her crafting endeavors and love for reading. Above all, Marie harbors an unwavering passion for basketball, with aspirations to become a Collegiate Basketball Coach in the future. With her love for the game and dedication, Marie is a true asset to the SBC Staff! 

Tyson Foster
Tyson, hailing from Kansas City, with a special bond to Dallas, is pursuing Sports Management at Southern New Hampshire University. Tyson fell in love with basketball during Dwyane Wade's 2006 Finals victory and has been devoted to the sport since, even working as a referee at UCM. Tyson's job as a radiology transporter in a hospital is a daily adventure, exposing them to the unexpected. Besides sports, Tyson enjoys hanging with friends, video games, football, and has a fascination for Urban Planning.


Lawrence Wright
Lawrence Wright, hailing from Wichita, Kansas, but raised on Beale Air Force Base in California, has a remarkable journey through the world of basketball. Growing up, his life was marked by movement, thanks to his father's military service, until the family found a home in California. Lawrence's athletic journey began with track and field and basketball, eventually leading him to earn a scholarship to play Division 1 basketball at Bradley University in Illinois, where he also graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice.

His professional basketball career took him to impressive heights as he signed a one-year contract with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters. Following this, he spent a decade playing basketball overseas, showcasing his talents in Bosnia, Iraq, Luxembourg, Finland, France, and Canada.

For over a decade now, Lawrence has been passionately involved in basketball skills training, lending his expertise to aspiring athletes. He also boasts an impressive résumé as a basketball referee, officiating at various levels, from middle school to high school, recreational, and travel ball.

Outside of his professional life, Lawrence takes on the role of a personal trainer, focusing on basketball skills training and speed and agility coaching for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Amid his busy schedule, he prioritizes quality time with his young family, which includes a pair of energetic 3 and 4-year-olds.

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