The Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston arrived in Phoenix this morning for the adidas Elite 8 in the Desert to compete against some of the West’s best talent in AAU powerhouses Belmont Shores (CA) & Compton Magic (CA). The first stop was to stop by Grand Canyon University which is currently a top notch D2 program. The Head Coach at GCU is my friend, Russ Pennell one of the classiest guys in the business. (He was also Head Coach at Arizona, & Assistant at Oklahoma State, Arizona State & Ole Miss).
GCU is set to open it’s beautiful new 5000 seat arena in August, and have applied to be accepted to the Western Athletic Conference in the next year or two.
Coach Max & Russ Pennell @ Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ
The event is organized by Chad Groth of Area Codes Basketball & Etop Udoma of the Compton Magic. Texas D1 has already received some great advance publicity from Jeff Meadow’s http://www.hoopsreport.com/ .
Texas D1 Ambassadors Roster For The adidas Elite 8 in the Desert
2012 Chase Brogna PG 6’0″ Houston St. Thomas
2012 Michael Hardge PG 6’0″ Georgetown
2012 Alex Caruso CG 6’6″ College Station A&M Consolidated
2012 Devon Turk SG 6’3″ Houston St. Pius
2012 Maurice Letcher-Ellis F 6’7″ Houston Yates
2013 Johnathan Motley F 6’8″ Houston Northshore
2011 Mark Nwakamma F 6’6″ Leander
2013 Parker Callender F 6’7″ Houston Clear Springs
2011 Keynan Willis F 6’9″ Crosby
2011 Jalen Washington SG 6’4″ Pflugerville Hendrickson