Arizona Whips

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Arizona Whips
2016-2017 Arizona Whips season
Arizona Whips logo
Conference Western
Division Plains
Founded 2004
History El Paso Whips (1983-2004), Santa Fe Whips (2004-2015), Arizona Whips (2015-present)
Arena Ascendant Arena
City Flagstaff, AZ
Team colors Copper, Gold and Blue


Owner(s) Dirk Lenburg (male leonberger)
RL General Manager Kresblain
RL Head Coach DJ Nightfire
General manager Hugo Chavic (male badger)
Head coach Walter Billcheck (male North American porcupine)
Assistant coach Ryan Shiraishi (male black grizzly)
Lead trainer Sam Wallace (male groundhog)
Championships 1
Division titles 1

The Arizona Whips are a professional basketball team based in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. They play in the Plains Division of the Western Conference in the Furry Basketball Association (FBA).

Team Captains

  • Lance Wildfyre & Mitch Ruffcorn

Current Roster

Arizona Whips Roster
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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34 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) 87 Remy Belgique (Belgian Tervuren, G/F) 5 Albert Jon Middendorff (Kodiak Bear, F/G) 6 Serhan Tevetoğlu (Turkish Angora Cat, F/C) 28 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C)
Guard Swingfur Bigfur Guard Forward
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8 Wiley Twaddle (Woodchuck, G) 17 Paul Paulichek (Fisher, G/F) 25 Hassan Kamal (Camel, C/F) 0 Monty Silverthorn (Pine Marten, G) 64 Scott Paulichek (Fisher, F)
Reserves Deep Reserves
Guard Swingfur Bigfur Guard Guard
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46 Tobias Macklin (Hellbender Giant Salamander, G) 15 Gillardo Murillo (Jaguarundi, G/F) 72 Sherman Downward (Porcupine, F/C) 14 Mitch Ruffcorn (Muskrat, G) 47 Justin Van Stroom (River Otter, G)
Head Coach Use Only:

Arizona Whips Team Contracts
Name 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Lance Wildfyre 5.0 5.0 7.0 7.0
Remy Belgique 3.0
Albert Jon Middendorff 9.5 11.5
Serhan Tevetoğlu 4.5
Morgan McCarthy 4.0
Wiley Twaddle 2.0
Paul Paulichek 1.5 1.5
Hassan Kamal 8.5 9.0 9.5
Monty Silverthorn 10.0 10.0 12.0 13.0
Scott Paulichek 4.0 5.0
Tobias Macklin 2.0 2.0 2.0
Gillardo Murillo 8.5 9.5
Sherman Downward 8.0 9.0 10.0
Mitch Ruffcorn 3.0
Justin Van Stroom 1.5
2016-2017 Budget for Total
Arizona Whips 90.0 75.0 9.5 +5.5


Name Nickname Species Gender Title Height Weight Birthplace or School Seasons With FBA #
Walter Billcheck Straight-Edge North American Porcupine M Head Coach 5'10" 170 Pack Territory 7
Ryan Shiraishi N/A Black Grizzly M Assistant Coach 7'2" 260 UFLA 3
Sam Wallace Digger Groundhog M Athletic Trainer 6'0 174 Keokuk A&M 11
Finn Schuyler N/A Otter M Announcer 5'7" 220 Tacoma, WA 30


  • 2015-2016 – 35-29 (Conf: 22-18, Div: 12-12) (Home: 26-6, Away: 9-23) (Plains Division Champions, 4th in Western Conference, Western Conference Quarterfinalists)

Team Images

Whips Day at the Observatory 2016 by Jaymzeecat
Whips Team Portrait - 2014-2015 by Kresblain

Logo and Uniforms