"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #4 with David Magley 1978 Indiana Mr. Basketball, President TBL

February 5, 2020

David Magley President of “The Basketball League” Bringing World Class Basketball Experience to our Communities

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David Magley played basketball at South Bend LaSalle High School. Following his senior year, Magley was named Indiana Mr. Basketball, and was selected to the Academic All-State and Parade All American teams. He went on to play basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks.

Dave was drafted with the fifth pick in the second round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he also spent several years in the Continental Basketball Association for the Wyoming Wildcatters, Albany Patroons and Tampa Bay Thrillers. In 2015, Dave became the commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada.  He is currently the president of The Basketball League.

Evelyn Magley is the CEO for The Basketball League. The former Director of Community Engagement at the Brampton A’s of the National Basketball League (NBL) of Canada. As a liaison she scaled the forward facing programming of the NBL, professional basketball teams, and nonprofit organizations within the community at large.

A Music Educator and Music Therapist, Magley has a passion for positively impacting the lives of young people. As a graduate from the University of Kansas she co-founded “Children with Purpose,” an inner-city ministry focused on mentoring children through the gospel, academic services, hot meals, and music.

A $3.7 million Fine Arts Building was constructed to house and educate students in a music program that grew to an 89% participation rate under her tutelage in Bradenton, Florida.

Carlnel Wiley is the Commissioner for The Basketball League. He came to TBL after a successful collegiate and professional playing career that saw him play at many places around the world.

Coaching for 20+ seasons and at various levels including the NBA D-League, he most recently won “TBL Coach of the Year” with the Mesquite Desert Dogs.

He received a Masters Degree from Chico State and served as the Director of Basketball Operations for Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.  and is imminently qualified to support the expanding league.

His duties will range from assisting with new market expansion, managing and implementing league rules, running the summer combine series and supporting the overall growth of the league. “Carlnel has proven to be a faithful and resourceful supporter of the vision and we are Blessed that he has agreed to be in this key role as we grow to the next level with TBL” – Evelyn Magley CEO

Giving back to the community is one of his core beliefs as he gives his time to various youth organizations, such as the YMCA, Kids Kottage and The Boys and Girls Club.

“The youth are our future and we have to empower them, as well as offer tough love to build strong character and work ethic for the future of our world.” – Carlnel Wiley Commissioner

Coach Wiley has spent the last 12 years raising his beautiful daughter who is “the of his life.”  He is dedicated to his family, players and the community.

Ronnie Nunn, born in Brooklyn, New York, is a 27 year veteran of the NBA, nineteen seasons as an official, 5 years as the league’s Director of Officials and 3 years as Director of Development.  During his Administrative tenure, he hosted Making the Call with Ronnie Nunn for 7 seasons aired on NBA TV. He officiated 1,134 regular season, 73 playoff, 4 NBA Finals games, and the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.

Nunn continued his basketball career serving as a consultant to the Euroleague and the NBL of Australia, guest analyst for and operations administrator with the newly established TBL, The Basketball League.

His NunnBetterRefs Camps ( provide instruction, training and development for enhancing basketball officials’ performance. His Twitter account @NunnBetterRefs also provides commentary and responses to referee calls for basketball aficionados worldwide.

Additionally, Nunn created an innovated program, NewHoopsIQ ( designed to maximize player time and productivity on the court while teaching methods and techniques to minimize fouling tendencies. Nunn implemented his program with the NY Knicks during the 2012-13 season returning them to the playoffs. ‘

He is a former Brooklyn Technical High School and George Washington University basketball player and a member of the university’s Hall of Fame and All-Century Team. Before joining the NBA, Nunn spent 2 seasons playing professional ball in Mexico and 10 years as a NYC Special Education teacher and administrator.

Kayla Crosby is responsible for managing the “on boarding” process of new teams and support of existing teams.

Best known as the founder of #integrityfirst a non-profit organization with the vision of “positively impacting lives through the game of basketball. The mission is to help individuals develop their potential and achieve success by fostering integrity, motivation, responsibility, hope, perseverance, confidence, and sportsmanship.” The vehicle that they primarily use to support the mission, is the @jamestownjackals a functioning member of TBL.

In her 1st season in TBL, she received the prestigious “Herb Ellis Executive of the Year” award, for the overall community engagement efforts and the professionalism on and off the court.

“Kayla has a heart for people and is extraordinary in her outreach for serving people in the community. She is relentless in her passion for positively impacting lives and is committed to achieving excellence through integrity first. Focused in her pursuits, with her faith, she will move mountains. We are excited to introduce her as, Director of Team Development.” – Evelyn Magley TBL CEO

“I am extremely grateful for my family and support system, because without their continued dedication and sacrifices my dream of changing lives though the game of basketball would not be coming to fruition. I could not be more excited that God is expanding my territory to share His vision.”

To the world he is known as “Jay the Great.” Jermaine Harvey is a member of Higher Learning Services and advocates for higher education and second chances. Mentor and advisor to thousands of youth, Jermaine Harvey practice what he preaches by returning to school to obtain his MBA and pursue a JD.

Jay the Great has 20 plus years of experience globally in the promotion, marketing, management, and broadcasting industry. Jay the Great uses his platform to inspire others in reaching their highest potential. A radio personality on the WGTSDB network, he is also the station’s manager, producer, author, motivational speaker, and advocate for the voiceless.

“I have a love for the game of basketball and find this a true blessing to be part in changing lives one person at a time, helping these young men achieve their dreams.”

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