Houston St. Thomas’ Christian Sanders To Stanford

We’ve been so busy, we didn’t have time to congratulate Christian Sanders of Houston St. Thomas on his commitment to the Pac-12 and big time academic school, Stanford.  Sanders, paired in the backcourt with 2012 G Chase Brogna and 2012 P Jeremy King led Coach Danny Evans to the TAPPS 5A State Championship last year.  They’ve got all the pieces to make another run at it this season as well. 
Sanders is a lights out shooter who played for the Houston Defenders.  The loaded Defenders squad was one of three Texas teams to come away with National Summer Titles winning the Orlando Super Showcase. (Texas Assault-Adidas Super 64 and Texas D1 Ambassadors-Las Vegas Live) were the others.  Congratulations to the Sanders Family.  Did you know?  Christian’s dad, Brad played for the Kansas Jayhawks back in the day.

You can see Sanders game on display November 25-26th in Houston at the D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.

Houston St. Thomas’ Christian Sanders To Stanford

We’ve been so busy, we didn’t have time to congratulate Christian Sanders of Houston St. Thomas on his commitment to the Pac-12 and big time academic school, Stanford.  Sanders, paired in the backcourt with 2012 G Chase Brogna and 2012 P Jeremy King led Coach Danny Evans to the TAPPS 5A State Championship last year.  They’ve got all the pieces to make another run at it this season as well. 
Sanders is a lights out shooter who played for the Houston Defenders.  The loaded Defenders squad was one of three Texas teams to come away with National Summer Titles winning the Orlando Super Showcase. (Texas Assault-Adidas Super 64 and Texas D1 Ambassadors-Las Vegas Live) were the others.  Congratulations to the Sanders Family.  Did you know?  Christian’s dad, Brad played for the Kansas Jayhawks back in the day.

You can see Sanders game on display November 25-26th in Houston at the D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.

Texas Super Showcase Schedule-Austin, TX SUNDAY, Oct 2nd

**REVISED SCHEDULE**

This Sunday, October 2nd will be Max Ivany’s Texas Super Showcase-Austin. This is a high school team event that will be held on the beautiful campus of Concordia University in Austin, TX. The schedule is posted below.  The majority of the Cen Tex’s top talent and teams will be on display.  http://www.d1nation.com/  will be on hand to evaluate players and preview each high school team for the coming season.

Each team will play 2 games. The cost is $150.  A great value not only for games, but exposure opportunities.  There will also be a recruiting seminar which will be open to the public, with special guest speakers including college coaches.

Super Showcase Team Schedule   SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2011  @ Concordia University

11400 Concordia University Drive Austin, TX 78726   (Mapquest Link Below)
http://www.mapquest.com/?__aolrel=1317274150081

TIME               COURT #1                                        COURT #2
9AM                 Liberty Hill v Cedar Park               
10:10               Austin Bowie v Pflugerville              Round Rock Stony Point v Harker Heights 
11:20               Killeen Ellison v Liberty Hill            Killeen v Lake Travis
12:30               Elgin v Killeen Shoemaker               San Antonio Warren v Round Rock Stony Point
1:40-2:30                                        RECRUITING SEMINAR
                        Scheduled Speakers:   Max Ivany              National Recruiting Analyst
                                                              Stan Bonewitz        Concordia University  (D-3)
                                                              Brandon Rosenthal St. Edward’s (D-2)
                                                              Chris Ogden            Texas  (D-1)

2:30-3:35        Temple v Austin Bowie                    Austin Westlake v Elgin
3:40                 Cedar Park v Killeen                       Lake Travis v Killeen Ellison
4:50                 Harker Heights v Warren               Pflugerville v Temple
6PM                Killeen Shoemaker v Westlake

All American Prodigy Camp-Arizona 2 On 2

The All American Prodigy Camp will be held in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 @ Concordia University.  Register online now at http://www.d1nation.com/  Get on the radar!

At last week’s All American Prodigy Camp in Phoenix, Arizona there was plenty of fresh new talent on hand.  After the skills stations in the morning session, the players set about to implement their lessons in the 2 on 2 tournament.  Champions were crowned in several divisions.
2017 Parker Farley (left) and 2017 Jacob Ries (right) were top dogs in the 7th grade class

 2015 Tyler Motley a 5’9″ WG from Scottsdale Desert Mountain 2015 (left) and Sumeet Khara (right) a 6’1″ G from Gilbert Highlands captured the 8th-9th grade 2 on 2.

 2014 G 6’1″ Kris Lamberson (left) of Arizona Lutheran and 2014 G 6’0″ Christian Harris of Mesa both kncoked down shots and moved well without the ball to win the 10th grade division of the 2 on 2 competition.

 2012 W 6’7″ Austin Cooke of Scottsdale Desert Mountain (left) and 5’9″ Caleb Maguet of Mesa took care of business amongst the 11th-12th graders.  Once again, Cooke shot lights out while the scrappy Maguet got every loose ball.

All American Prodigy Camp-Arizona 2 On 2

The All American Prodigy Camp will be held in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 @ Concordia University.  Register online now at http://www.d1nation.com/  Get on the radar!

At last week’s All American Prodigy Camp in Phoenix, Arizona there was plenty of fresh new talent on hand.  After the skills stations in the morning session, the players set about to implement their lessons in the 2 on 2 tournament.  Champions were crowned in several divisions.
2017 Parker Farley (left) and 2017 Jacob Ries (right) were top dogs in the 7th grade class

 2015 Tyler Motley a 5’9″ WG from Scottsdale Desert Mountain 2015 (left) and Sumeet Khara (right) a 6’1″ G from Gilbert Highlands captured the 8th-9th grade 2 on 2.

 2014 G 6’1″ Kris Lamberson (left) of Arizona Lutheran and 2014 G 6’0″ Christian Harris of Mesa both kncoked down shots and moved well without the ball to win the 10th grade division of the 2 on 2 competition.

 2012 W 6’7″ Austin Cooke of Scottsdale Desert Mountain (left) and 5’9″ Caleb Maguet of Mesa took care of business amongst the 11th-12th graders.  Once again, Cooke shot lights out while the scrappy Maguet got every loose ball.

All American Prodigy Camp Arizona- 2 On 2

The All American Prodigy Camp will be held in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 @ Concordia University.  Register online now at http://www.d1nation.com/  Get on the radar!

At last week’s All American Prodigy Camp in Phoenix, Arizona there was plenty of fresh new talent on hand.  After the skills stations in the morning session, the players set about to implement their lessons in the 2 on 2 tournament.  Champions were crowned in several divisions.
2017 Parker Farley (left) and 2017 Jacob Ries (right) were top dogs in the 7th grade class

 2015 Tyler Motley a 5’9″ WG from Scottsdale Desert Mountain 2015 (left) and Sumeet Khara (right) a 6’1″ G from Gilbert Highlands captured the 8th-9th grade 2 on 2.

 2014 G 6’1″ Kris Lamberson (left) of Arizona Lutheran and 2014 G 6’0″ Christian Harris of Mesa both kncoked down shots and moved well without the ball to win the 10th grade division of the 2 on 2 competition.

 2012 W 6’7″ Austin Cooke of Scottsdale Desert Mountain (left) and 5’9″ Caleb Maguet of Mesa took care of business amongst the 11th-12th graders.  Once again, Cooke shot lights out while the scrappy Maguet got every loose ball.

All American Prodigy Camp: Mr. Hustle

One of my favorite acknowledgements to hand out after camp is the “Mr. Hustle” designation.  My own son would win this award several times at camps over the years as a youngster. I always believe it’s a great barometer of where a player is headed as the fomula of “work in, and results out” is a pretty reliable indicator of a player’s capacity and desire to work hard and to be able to continue to improve.

Class of 2017: Patch Nelson         Mountainside MS

From the time of his arrival, (at 7AM!) to the time he left the gym, this youngster never stopped.  He competed hard in drills and competitions.

Class of 2016: David Cummard    Taylor MS

Cummard was all business and showed a maturity you don’t expect from an 8th grader.  He never skipped a beat.

Class of 2015: Parker Dippel        Scottsdale Desert Mountain
Dippel is a machine.  Does whatever is asked of him in double time and with zeal.

Class of 2015 Sumeet Khara         Gilbert Highland
Khara was the co-Mr. Hustle for the Class of 2015. Once again, he was all business. His mouth was closed and ears were open to instruction. Then he went out and busted his tail.

Class of 2014: Will Goff                Desert Mountain
Goff went conscientiously about every drill with a blue collar, no fanfare fundamental approach.

Class of 2013: Jordan Thomas      Mesa
Thomas was tough, inside and out.  Played with a chip on his shoulder, backing down from nobody.

Class of 2012: Isaac Vogan           Avondale Agua Fria
Vogan played like he had something to prove. (And as an unsigned senior, he does.)  Easily the most physical player in camp, playing every play like it was his last.

These are the kind of players who will continue to improve and have success.  Not only on the basketball court, but in life.  There is no substitute for hard work and these kids brought it in droves.  I could take these 7 guys and go to the park and they’d win game after game. They are my “All Sweaty Team”….What’s that smell, it’s the smell of victory!

Austin, TX All American Prodigy Camp at Concordia University, Saturday October 1st, 2011.  Register now!

All American Prodigy Camp: Mr Hustle

One of my favorite acknowledgements to hand out after camp is the “Mr. Hustle” designation.  My own son would win this award several times at camps over the years as a youngster. I always believe it’s a great barometer of where a player is headed as the fomula of “work in, and results out” is a pretty reliable indicator of a player’s capacity and desire to work hard and to be able to continue to improve.

Class of 2017: Patch Nelson         Mountainside MS

From the time of his arrival, (at 7AM!) to the time he left the gym, this youngster never stopped.  He competed hard in drills and competitions.

Class of 2016: David Cummard    Taylor MS

Cummard was all business and showed a maturity you don’t expect from an 8th grader.  He never skipped a beat.

Class of 2015: Parker Dippel        Scottsdale Desert Mountain
Dippel is a machine.  Does whatever is asked of him in double time and with zeal.

Class of 2015 Sumeet Khara         Gilbert Highland
Khara was the co-Mr. Hustle for the Class of 2015. Once again, he was all business. His mouth was closed and ears were open to instruction. Then he went out and busted his tail.

Class of 2014: Will Goff                Desert Mountain
Goff went conscientiously about every drill with a blue collar, no fanfare fundamental approach.

Class of 2013: Jordan Thomas      Mesa
Thomas was tough, inside and out.  Played with a chip on his shoulder, backing down from nobody.

Class of 2012: Isaac Vogan           Avondale Agua Fria
Vogan played like he had something to prove. (And as an unsigned senior, he does.)  Easily the most physical player in camp, playing every play like it was his last.

These are the kind ofplayers who will continue to improve and have success.  Not only on the basketball court, but in life.  There is no substitute for hard work and these kids brought it in droves.  I could take these 7 guys and go to the park and they’d win game after game. They are my “All Sweaty Team”….What’s that smell, it’s the smell of victory!

Austin, TX All American Prodigy Camp at Concordia University, Saturday October 1st, 2011.  Register now!

All American Prodigy Camp Lifts Off In Arizona

From all reports, a new brand of camp debuted yesterday in Phoenix (Mesa), Arizona. With the gym of storied Mesa High with it’s great history of Division One players and State Championships as a backdrop the campers went to work.  With a capacity of 60 campers, 50 actually attended the inaugural Arizona Camp and were treated to a day of “blood, sweat and knowledge”.  The NCCA defines recruitable athletes as beginning in the the grade so we had an assortment of players from the 7th-12th grade in attendance.

The camp was headlined by motivational and informational speakers as Coach Max Ivany of D1Nation, Coach Shane Burcar of Mesa, Coach Mark Nelson of Grand Canyon University and Coach Dedrick Taylor of Arizona State University spoke about recruiting and basketball in general.  Parents walked away with significantly more knowledge about how to maximize their child’s chances for success at having an opportunity to reach the next level of play. The staff included several high school coaches; Coach Velaszco of Mesa, John Ortega of Desert Mountain and Bob Henige of Joy Christian.  Coach Henige handled the bigs and was an NAIA All American and overseas pro back in the day.  I can’t thank these coaches enough for sharing their experience and expertise with the players and their families.

A big thank you also goes out to my friend, former Harlem Globetrotters GM Chad Groth. Groth was on hand writing for http://www.westcoasthoopsreport.com/.  He also runs Area Codes Scouting Service and puts on an excellent Academic Showcase in Phoenix.  It will be held next Sunday, September 25th at Copper Canyon High School in Glendale, AZ.  Be there!

The All American Prodigy Camp is a teaching model and not a showcase style event.  The players had plenty of opportunity to showcase their skills through the series of stations and drills in the morning session. When the afternoon began it turned to competitions as 3 on 3 “no dribble” champs were declared, 3 on three champs, 2 on 2 champs and finally a hot shot shooting contest where an overall co-champion was declared after 4 rounds of shooting.  We’ll recap the camp and some of it’s top performers over the next couple of days.

The three on three “No Dribble” competition requires most players to totally re-evaluate their game and their thinking.  Most of today’s youngsters are so in love with their dribble that when you take it awa from them they’re like a deer in the headlights.  Credit to this group though as most of them made a noticable improvement as the drills went on and began to understand that moving WITHOUT the basketball is a huge part of being a success in this game.
From left to right: The trio of 2014 Christian Harris, 2013 Jordan Thomas of Mesa and 2014 Hugh Coles of Coronado combined lights out shooting, along with Thomas crashing the boards to win the “No Dribble 3 on 3”.

In the regular Three on Three competition, a whole new set of players prevailed.  From left to right: 2014 Will Goff of Desert Mountain,  2012 Austin Cooke of Desert Mountain and 2014 Carlos Medina of Peoria rode the hot perimeter shooting of George to take top honors.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Part Two of our All American Prodigy Camp Report-Day 2
THE ALL AMERICAN PRODIGY CAMP WILL BE IN AUSTIN, TX AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST. REGISTER NOW!

All American Prodigy Camp Lifts Off In Arizona

From all reports, a new brand of camp debuted yesterday in Phoenix (Mesa), Arizona. With the gym of storied Mesa High with it’s great history of Division One players and State Championships as a backdrop the campers went to work.  With a capacity of 60 campers, 50 actually attended the inaugural Arizona Camp and were treated to a day of “blood, sweat and knowledge”.  The NCCA defines recruitable athletes as beginning in the the grade so we had an assortment of players from the 7th-12th grade in attendance.

The camp was headlined by motivational and informational speakers as Coach Max Ivany of D1Nation, Coach Shane Burcar of Mesa, Coach Mark Nelson of Grand Canyon University and Coach Dedrick Taylor of Arizona State University spoke about recruiting and basketball in general.  Parents walked away with significantly more knowledge about how to maximize their child’s chances for success at having an opportunity to reach the next level of play. The staff included several high school coaches; Coach Velaszco of Mesa, John Ortega of Desert Mountain and Bob Henige of Joy Christian.  Coach Henige handled the bigs and was an NAIA All American and overseas pro back in the day.  I can’t thank these coaches enough for sharing their experience and expertise with the players and their families.

A big thank you also goes out to my friend, former Harlem Globetrotters GM Chad Groth. Groth was on hand writing for http://www.westcoasthoopsreport.com/.  He also runs Area Codes Scouting Service and puts on an excellent Academic Showcase in Phoenix.  It will be held next Sunday, September 25th at Copper Canyon High School in Glendale, AZ.  Be there!

The All American Prodigy Camp is a teaching model and not a showcase style event.  The players had plenty of opportunity to showcase their skills through the series of stations and drills in the morning session. When the afternoon began it turned to competitions as 3 on 3 “no dribble” champs were declared, 3 on three champs, 2 on 2 champs and finally a hot shot shooting contest where an overall co-champion was declared after 4 rounds of shooting.  We’ll recap the camp and some of it’s top performers over the next couple of days.

The three on three “No Dribble” competition requires most players to totally re-evaluate their game and their thinking.  Most of today’s youngsters are so in love with their dribble that when you take it awa from them they’re like a deer in the headlights.  Credit to this group though as most of them made a noticable improvement as the drills went on and began to understand that moving WITHOUT the basketball is a huge part of being a success in this game.
From left to right: The trio of 2014 Christian Harris, 2013 Jordan Thomas of Mesa and 2014 Hugh Coles of Coronado combined lights out shooting, along with Thomas crashing the boards to win the “No Dribble 3 on 3”.

In the regular Three on Three competition, a whole new set of players prevailed.  From left to right: 2014 Will Goff of Desert Mountain,  2012 Austin Cooke of Desert Mountain and 2014 Carlos Medina of Peoria rode the hot perimeter shooting of George to take top honors.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Part Two of our All American Prodigy Camp Report-Day 2
AUSTIN, TX ALL AMERICAN PRODIGY CAMP WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY. REGISTER NOW!