June 19, 2012By Leroy White of West Coast Hoops
July 13-15 Pangos Summer Sweet 16 @ Cabrillo HS (Long Beach CA)
This 96 team tournament (made up of six 16 team brackets) will feature several of California's and the West Coast's top club teams for easy viewing by NCAA Division I coaches. Cabrillo HS is conveniently located just 20 minutes from LAX and just 5 minutes from Downtown Long Beach and its plethora of hotels, restaurants and shops. Top teams playing include Belmont Shore, Las Vegas Prospects, Branch West Elite, Los Angeles Rockfish, Gamepoint Black 17, Bay Area Ballers, Inland, Paul George Elite, Compton Magic Red, Prodigy Elite, Belmont Shore Gold, Team Magic, San Diego Magic, Team Compton and A-Train Magic (UT). Event will fall during NCAA July D-I viewing period.
July 19-22 Fullcourt Press Cream of the Crop Challenge @ Long Beach CA
This event will be transformed to a 192 team national tourney in 2012 with both a new tourney format (Thursday through Sunday) as well as the traditional 2 day "shootout" format (Saturday-Sunday) and will act as a warm-up for the major Las Vegas tourneys like the Fab 48 the following week. Event will consist of 5 different divisions: 48 team 17u Invite division, 48 team 17u Platinum division, 48 team 17u Premier division (Sat-Sun Shootout format), 24 team 16u division and 24 team 15u division. Event will take place at Cabrillo HS/Long Beach CA (4 courts) and newly opened 8 court The MAP sports facility 15 minutes from Cabrillo. Top teams that have played in this event include Belmont Shore, Compton Magic, California Supreme, Dream Vision, Team Odom, Las Vegas Prospects, Branch West, Inland, LA Rockfish, Play Hard-Play Smart (CA), Texas D-I Ambassadors, Organized Chaos (CA), Salt Lake Prospects, Belmont Shore Gold, Salt Lake Metro, Las Vegas Lakers, Salt Lake Prospects and San Diego Magic. Event will fall during NCAA July D-I viewing period.
July 26-29 Las Vegas Fab 48 @ Las Vegas NV
The 3rd annual Las Vegas Fab 48 event will be held on July 26-29, 2012 and headquartered again at Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas NV). ESPN’s Paul Biancardi calls the Fab 48 one of the Top 5 events in July along with the Nike Peach Jam, LeBron James Skills Academy, adidas Invitational and AAU National Championships.
This NCAA certified event's elite "invitational" division will again consist of 48 national-caliber squads with all games for all 48 top teams at just ONE gym site (Bishop Gorman's 3 court facility). All other 48 team division (with 1 exception) will also be housed at the same site - making it easy for all teams as well as college coaches and scouts to observe. Last July's event was Las Vegas' biggest tourney (484 teams participating in divisions from 10u to 17u). Top national teams that have participated in this event include Drew Gooden Soldiers (2010 Invitational champs), Kansas City 76'ers (2011 Invitational champs), Playaz (NJ), New York Panthers, Belmont Shore (CA), Mac-Irvin Fire (IL), California Supreme, Team Breakdown (FL), Team Loaded (VA), Team Detroit (MI), Team Philly (PA), Long Island Lightning (NY), Michigan Hurricanes, Grassroots Canada, Seattle Rotary (WA), Juice All-Stars (NY), Texas D-I Ambassadors-Houston, D-One Sports (NC), Philly's Finest (PA), Iowa Barnstormers, World-Wide Renegades (GA), Brandon Bass Elite (LA), Wisconsin Playground Warriors, Southern Kings (GA), Terry Porter Elite (WI), Friends of Hoop (WA), Texas Blue-Chip, ICP Hoops (OR), Colorado Chaos, Los Angeles Rockfish (CA), Florida Assault, Upstate New York, Team Jones (OR), New Jersey Gymrats, Milwaukee Rebels (WI), Arkansas Hawks, Branch West (CA), Detroit Stars (MI), Wisconsin Swing, Team SCAN (NY), Conn Select, Louisiana Dynasty, Net Gain Sports (MN), Sports U Elite (NJ), Salt Lake Metro (UT), Play-Hard/Play Smart (CA), Team Jennings (CA), Danny Granger Hurricanes (NM), Gamepoint (CA), BTI (CA), Raising Champions (NY), Inland (CA), Arizona Future Aces, Latinos Select (TX), Deron Williams Elite (TX), Team Superstar (CA), Dallas Mustangs (TX), Memphis Magic (TN), Team 94 (CA), Chicago Mustangs (IL), Houston Elite, Arizona Dream Team, 1 Dream (CA) and Las Vegas Lakers (NV). There will also be a Las Vegas Junior Fab 48 for 11u - 14u divisions on July 28-31, 2012. Event Info can obtained online at the event's newly re-designed website: www.lasvegasfab48.com
If you need any further information, please call me at the numbers listed below.
Belmont Shore Basketball Club
home office (562) 248-2448
mobile (562) 843-8245