SHAWNEE, OK – The Potawatomi Fire are pleased to announce the signing of Myron McGowan for their upcoming 2024 season.
McGowan, 34, is a 6-8 forward with several years of professional experience, including a season with The Basketball League’s Dayton Flight. In his lone season with Dayton, McGowan averaged 13.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. His shooting splits were also outstanding. He shot 50.0% from the field, 33.6% from three, and 93.8% from the free throw line. His other domestic professional experience includes time in the UBA, ABA, and NBL-US. He has also played professionally in Ecuador and Mexico.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, McGowan played college basketball at Dillard University before turning pro.
“Myron is a very skilled wing player that can play a variety of roles,” says Fire head coach, and 2023 TBL Coach of the Year, Mark Dannhoff. “He is a long, athletic player that can score at all three levels and defend several positions. He is a smart player that knows how to play different roles. Most importantly, he wants to win and is willing to do what is asked to help this team win a championship.”
“The Fire are excited to have Myron McGowan join the organization,” says Fire general manager David Qualls. “He is a very good basketball player and an even better young man. We are confident that he will not only fit into the culture that we have established here with the Fire, but he will also be able to endear himself to the Fire fans and the greater Shawnee community.”
McGowan’s signing officially brings the Fire roster to seven. He joins returners Daylon “Chuck” Guy, Deshawn Munson, Kierre “K.D.” Moore, Terry “T.J.” Maston, Chris Brand, and Fire newcomer Jachai Simmons.
The Fire’s season is set to begin in early March. Be sure to follow the Fire on social media (Instagram, Facebook, X) to stay up to date with all the latest information on the Fire including season ticket sales. You can also watch an interview with Myron McGowan and Fire play-by-play voice Chris Cox on all of the Fire social media channels.
The Potawatomi Fire are the first professional basketball team owned by a Native American tribe (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) in Oklahoma. The Fire compete in the Central Conference of The Basketball League (TBL), a men’s professional basketball league, now with over 50 teams across the U.S. and Canada. Along with winning the TBL championship in 2023, the Fire organization was named the 2022 winner of the Jim Koch Award as TBL’s Best Ran Business. The dance team of the Fire, the Fire Girls, were named TBL’s 2022 Best Dance Team and Central Conference Best Dance Team in 2023.
The TBL season begins in March and runs through June, concluding with a championship playoff tournament. The players that make up the rosters of the TBL teams are former NCAA (Division I, II or III) or NAIA athletes. Many have played in the NBA’s developmental G-League and/or professionally overseas.