Champaign Swarm

Champaign Swarm
Founded 2014
League Midwest Professional Basketball Association
Based in Champaign, Illinois
Arena Dodds Athletic Center
Colors yellow, black
Owner(s) Kevin Applebee
Head coach Matt Neaville
Championships 1 (2015)

The Champaign Swarm are a professional minor league basketball team that plays in the Midwest Professional Basketball Association (MPBA).[1] Based in Champaign, Illinois, the Swarm play their home games at Parkland College.[2]


Champaign won the inaugural MPBA championship defeating Bloomington Flex in a semifinal before a victory over St. Louis RiverSharks in the final 115-106. Avery Smith, who played three seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.[3] The Swarm were coached in 2015 by Chris Daleo.


Season W L Result Playoffs
2015 15 5 3rd of 6 2-0; MPBA champion
2016 TBD TBD


  1. "Champaign team joins Flex's basketball league". Bloomington Pantagraph. October 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. Andreson, Scott (October 17, 2014). "Professional BB to hit Midwest hardwood". Nextstar Broadcasting. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  3. "Coach kicks top scorer Smith off Wisconsin-Milwaukee squad". ESPN. 8 November 2007.
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