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Final Four Experience Press Release

By Indi Hoops, 03/07/17, 11:00AM PST


For Immediate Release, March 7th 2017

For Press & Media Contact: Jason O’Neill

Indi Hoops Media


Phone: (707) 328-8275


#1 Event Operator on The West Coast - Ryan Silver (EWE) to Host Final Four Experience with Phoenix Suns Head Coach Earl Watson


San Diego, California (March 7, 2017) – As the 2017 Men's Final Four approaches Ryan Silver & Earl Watson Elite announce highly anticipated Final Four Experience.  The Earl Watson Elite Final 4 Extravaganza (Meet & Greet / Mixer)

Guests are invited to The Saguaro Scottsdale Thursday March 30th 2017 (10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m, open bar 10:30-12:30).

Featuring Phoenix Suns Head Coach, Earl Watson. NBA Players and personnel from the Phoenix Suns in addition to 400+ NCAA Men's Head & Assistant Basketball Coaches will be in attendance.

Invited VIP guests include: John McCain (US Senator Arizona) Doug Ducey (Arizona Governor), Jim Lane (Mayor of Scottsdale) and Greg Stanton (Mayor of Phoenix). The Final 4 Extravaganza summons the best of basketball, the best of the community (Phoenix / Scottsdale) to basque in the radiant ambiance of the Saguaro Scottsdale.

Amid cocktails, music and hor d'oeurves, the community will have an opportunity to mingle with athletes, coaches, leaders, executives and those dedicated to serve the city's residents. Impacting over 100,00 youth nationally Earl Watson Elite and West Coast Elite Basketball, #1 event operator on West Coast (22 states and 11 tournaments in 2017) are passionate regarding development of future generations of productive citizens, athletes of Arizona and beyond.

"Earl Watson Elite is dedicated to enriching kids’ lives" stated (EWE) Founder, Ryan Silver. " We believe in planning for the future, the ball will stop bouncing one day for every athlete and the key is education and diversity". "The Final Four Experience is a culmination of a number of years of dedication Coach Watson, I and the EWE team has invested.  It is all about helping student-athletes be successful in life.”


About Earl Watson


Earl Watson is currently the Head Coach of the Phoenix Suns is one of the most respected coaches in basketball. Watson played in the NBA for 13 seasons after a stellar career at UCLA where he started every game in his four years.  He has been involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors including opening his own school in Kansas City.  Coach Watson is an inspiration to the community and to the game of basketball.



About Ryan Silver 


Coach Ryan Silver has helped to cultivate and shape hundreds of student-athletes lives. He has enriched the lives of student athletes through academic and athletic programs. Sliver won a CIF Championship at Sierra Canyon in 2011 and was named California State Coach of the Year. He helped shape West Coast Elite Basketball into one of the premier event operators in the country and has mentored numerous current and former NBA & NCAA Division 1 college basketball players. Coach Silver, Director and Founder of the Earl Watson Elite (EWE) program, widely regarded as one of the top club programs in the country. Earl Watson Elite is an Under Armour sponsored program participating in the Under Armour Association. EWE has teams from 3rd grade through 12th grade. Coach Silver has assisted over 200 student-athletes achieve scholarships from premier NCAA Division 1 programs and numerous others to the D 2, D 3 and NAIA level. He is also involved in the California Boys’ State program and currently chaired the Boys’ State Foundation gala in Los Angeles.  He is a graduate of UCLA where he met Coach Earl Watson.


About West Coast Elite Basketball               


West Coast Elite basketball is one of the top event production companies in the United States.  WCE produces events in twenty-two states and will have eleven tournaments in 2017.  WCE is committed to teaching and developing players to play college basketball and beyond. WCE is focused on the academic process and making sure student-athletes focus on the classroom. WCE focuses on nurturing and teaching the fundamentals of the game. WCE basketball is also one of the most well respected leaders in the High Academic Space.  The alumni of WCE events are prominent throughout the Ivy/Patriot League and all of college basketball and WCE is widely regarded by every Academic Institution in the country. Signature events include the WCE tournament series, WCE Summer Classic, West Coast Elite Jr. All-American camp, The Elite 100 @ Pomona-Pitzer and The High Academic Super bowl. The WCE High Academic Series has quickly become the top academic series in the country. WCE has a tremendous impact on thousands of student-athletes lives throughout the country.


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