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Exhibition basketball game involves local alumni, men’s league all-stars


Last updated 11/29/2017 at Noon

Nathan Wright, a former Murrieta Mesa basketball player, goes up for a rebound in a recent San Diego Kings exhibition game in Murrieta. Alicia Salcedo photo.

What do you get when you invite a semi-pro basketball team to the area so they can take on some men’s league all-stars? A jam packed, fun-filled, intense game of basketball, that’s what. Last month the Take Pride Men’s Basketball League hosted an all-star game with the San Diego Kings, which had every bit of energy that a pro game would have, and then some.

Based out of San Diego, the Kings are a semi-professional basketball team playing in the American Basketball Association (ABA), which currently houses two players that are alumni of Murrieta Mesa High School. Braxton Smith and Nat...

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