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Champions Corner: Holiday Splash

By Scott Martin , 12/11/17, 2:15PM PST

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West Coast Elite Basketball kicked off the Holiday season this past weekend with the Holiday Splash tournament, welcoming teams from across the West Coast to showcase their talent. The Holiday Splash, with top media in attendance, saw competitive pool play into brackets as teams competed to end 2017 as a champion.

 

14U Gold

 

Champion: West Coast Elite Under Armour 14U UAA

Program: West Coast Elite Under Armour; Los Angeles, CA

Coach: Donley Minor II

 

Top Performers:

 

Kristian Jemerson

Jack McCloskey

Scott Truninger

 

Quote from the coach: “The guys really played defense today. Their effort and intensity pushed them to the championship. Sharing the ball and playing together allowed them to win it. From the bench to the guys on the floor, everyone was tuned in and they got the win.”

 

Runner Up: Bobcats 14U White

 

14U Silver

 

Champion: Whittier Hawks

Program: Whittier Hawks; Whittier, California

Coach: Carlos Rizo

 

Top Performers:

 

Vincent Rizo

John Corina

Chris Chavez

 

Quote from the coach:”Being down 14 and coming back by hard defense and winning by 14 was a GREAT team effort!”

 

Runner Up: Las Vegas Punishers

 

14U Bronze

 

Champion: Whittier Hawks

Program: Whittier Hawks; Whittier, California

Coach: Carlos Rizo

 

Top Performers:

Zachary Leija

Bradley Alford

 

Quote from the coach: “Played good defense and moved the ball offensively.”

 

Runner Up: Montebello Elite

 

13U Silver/Bronze

 

Champion: East LA Basketball Club

Program: East LA Basketball; Los Angeles, CA

Coach: George Contreras

 

Top Performers

 

Michael Ramirez

Joseph Garcia

Jordan Morales

 

Quote from the coach: “Great experience for Team East LA in our first outing with West Coast Elite Basketball. Great atmosphere and great teams.”

 

Runner Up: Aliso Warriors 13U

 

13U Gold

 

Champion: Whittier Elite

Program: Whittier Elite; Whittier, California

Coach: Matt Silva

 

Top Performers

 

Ethan Woolford

Xavier Ortiz

Jibby Nadela

 

 

Runner Up: West Coast Elite Under Armour 2023 Silver

 

12U Silver

 

Champion: Proskills Black 12U

Program: Proskills; Manhattan Beach, CA

 

Runner Up: Team Veritas 12U

 

12U Gold

 

Champion: West Coast Elite Under Armour 2024 Silver

Program: West Coast Elite Under Armour; Los Angeles, California

Coach: Ray Singleton

 

Top Performers

 

Addison Deal

Robert Hinton

Myles Singleton

 

Quote from the coach: ”The 2024 Silver team continues to show improvement and chemistry with another tournament win. All players contribute and play key roles in our victories. This team will be considered one of the top 12U teams this season.”

 

Runner Up: South Bay Riptide 12U

 

12U Bronze

 

Champion: Whittier Elite 12U

Program: Whittier Elite; Whittier, California

 

Runner Up: South Bay Titans 12U

 

11U Gold

 

Champion: The Truth 11U

Program: The Truth; Los Angeles, California

Coach: Jason Crowe

 

Top Performers

 

Jason Crowe Jr.

Brandon Granger

Hazz Wright

 

Runner Up: 3Ball

 

10U Gold

 

Champion: The Truth 10U

Program: The Truth; Los Angeles, California

Coach: Jason Crowe

 

Runner Up: IEBP 10U Blue

 

10U Bronze

 

Champion: The Truth 9U

Program: The Truth; Los Angeles, California

Coach: Jason Crowe

 

Runner Up: West Coast Elite UA 2026 High Academic

 

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