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King of Kings Elite Camp Recap

The King of Kings Elite Camp

WCE25 caught some of the action on Saturday and all the action on Sunday and here is our recap of the camp:

Talent Level: 10 out of 10

Game Competitiveness: 9/10

Coach Jimmie from the City Stars helped raised the level of in-game competition from not only his teams, but also from his competitors, as well as officials.  It was great to see him allow each baller on his team an opportunity to handle the ball and display their skill-set.  He also demanded his players compete on defense.


Coach Jimmie in Action

Camp Sportsmanship Level: 7/10

We usually don’t see much passing in these type of camps; however, the coaches and camp director did their best to ensure the athletes moved the ball and also tracked playing time of each athlete. 

Camp Features/Giveaways:  8/10

Well organized camp that featured a raffle shoe giveaway for 4 campers and the shirt giveaway by Basketball Junkies.  The only drawback was the game jerseys for the 2018-19 games appeared to be similar in color because they were light grey and white. 


Raffle Winners / Free Shoes


Basketball Junkies Sponsored Gear Giveaways

Overall Camp Grade: 8.5/10

The talent level was the best for 2013 in SoCal.  Organization, In-Game Competition, Coaching, and giveaways/sponsors make the King of Kings Elite Camp a basketball camp destination of the future.  

WCE25 Camp Athlete Awards

Sportsmanship Award: Payton Moore

This athlete continues to impress.  Well mannered, does well in school, and is a great baller and teammate.  If we had an IVY League Scholarship to hand out, Payton would certainly be our first option.


Caleb, Payton and big Mike 

Class of 2018-19 WCE25 CAMP MVP: Austin Galuppo

Austin Galuppo was absolutely on fire all weekend. His range extended beyond NBA range and he required little or no time to get the shot he desired.  He also showed great motor and desire to compete.  If there is one thing we would like to see Austin do more of, it would be to pump fake and make a strong dribble-drive to the basket or for a pull-up jumper.  Then again, a 3 is worth more than a 2.


Austin Galuppo 2018-19 Camp MVP

Other WCE25 2018-19 Notables: Harrison Butler, Spencer Freedman, Cassius Stanley, Jacob Ray (2019), EJ Jackson (2019), Pierre Crockrell

Class of 2020-22 WCE25 CAMP MVP: Joshua Christopher

Joshua Christopher was a beast among boys.  A terror on defense, can hit the jumper, and a terrific slasher was enough to warrant the WCE25 Camp MVP.


Joshua Christopher 2020-22 CAMP MVP

Other WCE25 2020-22 Notables: Keith Dinwiddie, Paris Dawson, Marcus Joseph, Jalen Reyes, TJ Wainwright, Tyler Powell, Obinna Anyanwu, Jaayden Bush

Top 24 All-Stars


Top Left to Right: Paris Dawson, Joshua Christopher, Obinna Anyanwu, Julius von Hanzlik, Brandon Perez, Cal Whitney, DJ Jackson, JT Tan, King Miller

Bottom Left to Right: Jalen Reyes, Akoye Hudson, TJ Wainwright, Hercy Miller, Silas Ticeson

All are 2020 except these 2021 guys- Brandon Perez, DJ Jackson, Akoye Hudson


Top Left to Right: Chibuzo Agbo, Marcus Joseph, CJ Straud, Julius von Hanzlik, Caleb Santos, Issac Ticeson, Maseo Refuerzo, Kolby Kimbrough

Bottom Left to Right: Quinn Boomstra, Keith Dinwiddie, Alex Wade, Bryan Mex, Fred Burton

Missing– Tyler Powell

All are 2020 class except these 2021 guys- Tyler Powell, Issac Ticeson, Bryan Mex


Top Left to Right: Harrison Butler, Sammy Duffin, Tae Le, Paul Bingaman, Bryce Hamilton, Cameron Boyd, Julius von Hanzlik, Joseph Bush, Spencer Freedman

Bottom Left to Right: Jacob Ray, Payton Moore, EJ Jackson, EJ Jackson, Caleb Christopher, Michael Feinberg, Makani Whiteside

All 2018 class except these 2019 guys- Paul Bingaman, Bryce Hamilton, Jacob Ray, EJ Jackson, Makani Whiteside


Top Left to Right: Cassius Stanley, Riley Battin, Mike Irvin, Julius v Hanzlik, Jordan Williams, Austin Galuppo, Fletcher Tynen

Bottom Left to Right: Elijah McCullough, Nathan Irwin, Pierre Crockrell, Dominique Winbush, Jordan Brinson, Wes Slajchert

Missing is Dillon Depina

All are 2018 except these 2019 guys- Dillon Depina, Dominique Winbush, Jordan Brandon

Upcoming Camp


Inaugural BallIsLife All-American Camp on November 30 – December 1 happening at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, CA. The camp will feature an BallIsLife Uniform and Gear, Evaluations, and the BallIsLife All-American Game featuring the weekend’s best!  Camp Cost $250.

Invitations for the camp will be going out throughout the Fall Season. If you feel you should be considered for the Camp, please email us westcoastelite25@gmail.com or text us at 310-502-0599 with your information!

As of November 5th, 17 Non-Invite Spots Are Available. Register http://opengymoc.com/services/camp/bil-all-american-camp

For more information on who will be attending Camp, please follow us on Instagram @WCE25.


This camp is limited to elite basketball players and will serve as the top evaluation exposure camp on the West Coast. We hope you can attend and be a part of the Open Gym/Ball is Life All-American Camp.



CAMP SCHEDULE (Morning Both Days)

· 9:00 – 10:00 am Functional Performance Breakdown (conducted by CSC certified elite trainer, Nigel Forbes)

· 10:00 – 12:00 am Basketball Skills Assessment (conducted by Charlie Torres and Shea Frazee – clients include Derrick Williams, Klay Thompson, James Harden, Landry Fields, Solomon Hill, Orlando Johnson, Cameron Jones, Stanley Johnson)

· 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Player Interviews

CAMP SCHEDULE (Saturday Afternoon)

· 1:00 – 2:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Preliminary Round

· 2:00 – 3:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Quarterfinals

CAMP SCHEDULE (Sunday Afternoon)

· 1:00 – 2:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Semifinals

· 2:00 – 3:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Finals

One Comment on “King of Kings Elite Camp Recap”

  1. Justin martinez February 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    I want to play and it is in my interests and I am really good

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