Flight General Manager Brandon Harper is urging fans to give the new team in the Gem City a chance, insisting that they have talent produced right here.

“We’ve got the NBA, and you have a level right under that you can enjoy right here in your backyard,” Harper said. “We have homegrown talent. Instead of going overseas, they’re right here making a name for themselves and competing for a championship. They’re going to put on a show and take flight in the city’s backyard. This is monumental. We have professionals. Just like the Dayton Dragons have done it for 20 years, we’re looking to start our own legacy here in the city.”

According to Dayton Daily News, the new Dayton minor league basketball team starts its season with two home games, playing the Columbus Condors at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and play the Jamestown (N.Y.) Jackals a day later at the same time.

Flight starts a 10-day training camp on Friday. In total, 26 players will be attending the event. Only half of that number will remain by the start of the season.

“The competition is going to be crazy,” Harper said. “I’m feeling bad for guys we’re going to have to send home because we’re going to send some talented guys home who won’t make our roster.”

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