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4/28-4/29 Tournament Winners / In Memory of Kyree Brown


Upcoming Featured Tournaments

Oakland Soldiers & MVP Flight Present “Bay Area Spring Classic” May 4-6

Southern Pacific AAU Basketball Invitational Tournament Hosted by JR Hoops May 5-6

Monrovia Mountaineers Basketball Tournament D2 Series May 19-20

San Francisco Rebels Got Game Bay Area Classic May 19-20

San Francisco Rebels “Rebel Rumble” presented by Adidas June 16-17

Next Level SC Summer Jam June 16-17

Summer Sizzle Tournament 2012 hosted by Arizona Team Powerhouse! July 2-4

Vegas Elite Invitational

  • 8u Jr. Hoops
  • 9u Vegas Elite Blue
  • 10u Gold Vegas Elite Blue
  • 10u Silver Moore Game Elite
  • 11u Gold Team Bibby
  • 11u Silver Jr Hoops
  • 12u Gold Rebel Nation
  • 12u Silver Tierra Del Sol
  • 13u Gold Team Bibby
  • 13u Silver West Coast Rebels

King James Shooting Stars Classic

Congratulations to the 916 (9u, 10u & 12u), AZ Monsoon 11, and AZ Team P.O.W.E.R House 12u for representing the West Coast at the King James Shooting Stars Classic!  Each team showed they belonged in the national stage.

The 916 9u won their 4 team pool by an average margin of 13 points and ended up losing in the Elite 8 to the All Ohio Purple team.  Great job boys in placing in the Top 8 in a 24 team national tournament.

The 916 10u placed 2nd in their 4 team pool an ended up losing in the Sweet 16 to a Final Four team in Metrolina Havoc.  Their other loss came in bracket play to the Elite 8 team of Carolina Kings.  Top 16 out of 32 teams is not bad considering they lost to an Elite 8 and Final 4 team.

The Arizona Monsoon 11u team made the Elite 8 and lost to eventual runner-up Metrolina Havoc by only 4 points.  They won their 3 team pool and breezed through the single elimination playoff until they met the Metrolina Havoc team.  Along the way, they beat an undefeated DC Takeover team that made the Top 20 at AAU Nationals in 2011.  Worth noting there were 42 national teams in the 11u division.

In a 72 team National Division, the 916 12u team made the Final 4 and lost to eventual power house and runner-up Chicago Ferrari team.  The 916 team won their 3 team pool and went 5-1 over the weekend.  Quite impressive for this National Power house team.

Also from the West Coast, AZ Team P.O.W.E.R House 12u went 3-2 and made the Elite 8 in the Silver Division…meaning they placed in Top 32 out of a 72 Deep National Division.  Their only losses came to the Elite 16 team of All Ohio Purple and to Silver Division Runner-up Murphy AC Elite.

Again, congratulations on representing the West Coast out in Akron.  We hope that by bringing you coverage of this National Tournament we can have more West Coast teams travel out to Ohio next year for this event.

Pacific AAU Boys Basketball District Championship

  • 10u Spirit Got Game
  • 11u Yellow Jackets Black
  • 12u Roadrunners
  • 13u N Your Court
SoCal AAU District Qualifier
  • 13u Yorba Linda Pumas Black

Swoosh Spring Slam

  • 9u Slam Jam Gold
  • 10u IE Scorpions
  • 11u Newport Lightning
  • 11u Wolfpack
  • 12u Tustin Blaze
  • 12u Newport Lightning
  • 13u RC Bulls Select
  • 13u Open Gym


Phx is Rising 

  • 11u Phoenix Soldiers
  • 12 AZ Finest
  • 13u WV Motion
West Coast Warriors 4th Annual Battle of the Empire Tournament
  • 10u B3ST Basketball
  • 11u LaVerne Magic
  • 13u West Coast Warriors

AVAC Kyree Brown Memorial Tournament 2012

  • 9u Team Dojo
  • 10u Team Dojo
  • 11u Team Dojo
  • 12u SP Knights
  • 13u Baseline to Baseline
Kyree Rashaad BrownNovember 3, 1995 – April 6, 2010
Kyree Brown, was born April 3, 1995 to Curtis and Kenya Brown. Kyree was Curtis and Kenya’s only child and though he only lived 14 short years, he lived his life to the fullest, refusing to let his physical ailment cheat him out of life and happiness. Kyree was a great young man, who always had a big, beautiful and efficacious smile on his face. He never had a negative word to say about anyone, and all who had the pleasure to know him, truly loved him.Although he was born with a heart condition, and not given much of a chance to reach adulthood, he did not let that stop him from doing the one thing (playing basketball) that he loved. Kyree joined the Antelope Valley Athletic Club at 5 years old and played in our recreation league until he was able to finally play on the travel teams at 10 years old. During this time, I had the pleasure of coaching and watching him grow into a beautiful young man. Kyree had a great attitude and always displayed the highest sportsmanship and team work that I have ever witnessed. By far he was one of the best kids I have had the pleasure of coaching in almost 25 years. Like every young basketball player, Kyree had dreams of playing high school and perhaps even college basketball, and should he not obtain that goal, he had plans of becoming a sport agent. Kyree was a student of the game and knew almost every NBA player and their personal stats.Not only was Kyree a good, basketball player, he was also an outstanding student and upstanding young man in our community. He would always go out of his way to help someone, and if he heard someone speak negatively about another person, he would step in and ask them not to put anyone down. My final memory and conversation with Kyree was at his last full practice with the Hoyas. At the conclusion of that practice, Kyree who had started walking towards the exit of the gym, stopped and walked back to me on the middle of the court and gave me a hand shake and hug then stated “thank you coach for teaching me how to play basketball and for everything you have done for me”. Sadly that was our last conversation as he would collapse on the court during the next practice on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.In honor of Kyree and the Brown family, the Hoyas retired his number 50 jersey, host our annual “Kyree Brown Memorial Classic” Tournament and sponsor our annual banquet to recognize players that exhibit the high moral character and sportsmanship that Kyree displayed. We are humbled by the participation and support of all the teams and clubs that traveled near and far to help us celebrate the beautiful life of Kyree Rashaad Brown.Sincerely,
Gary Thomas,
Director AVAC Hoyas


Notes

Please submit your All Academic West Coast Elite 25 Player Nominations via email (bbguru2019@gmail.com)

Please send team/player youtube video highlight links and team championship pics to bbguru2019@gmail.com

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