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Open Gym WCE25 #OCSDChallenge Recap

Open Gym WCE25 Spring Kickoff March 22-23, 2014

Open Gym WCE25 #OCSDChallenge December 21-22, 2013

The Open Gym WCE25 #OCSDChallenge featured over 100 teams from San Diego, Oakland, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County with many of the teams being part of the WCE25 Top 25 and Top 50 teams on the West Coast.

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#OCSDChallenge Top 10

1. Kings Academy – Watching Kings Academy run their offensive sets was impressive and illustrated how much Coach Adam will be missed on the WCE25 circuit now that he departs for the NBA.  The Kings Academy team was fired up, confident and ready to take on all 15 Gold Division 2018 challengers from the start. Their semi-final game versus the I10 Celtics showcased some of the best 2018 talent on the West Coast, and in the case of I10 Celtics, New York as well.  The Kings Academy defeated the I10 Celtics in the semi-final and then defeated a Top 10 team, Rising Stars, in the championship game.   The question then becomes, did the Kings Academy do enough to earn the title of #1 Ranked Team on the West Coast?

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2. Riley Battin (Kings Academy) – earned Event MVP Honors and continues to emerge as one of the Top Players of his 2018 class.  Riley was an absolute beast on the boards and also displayed a good mix of his inside and midrange game.  We were most impressed with both his willingness to “always compete” and his character.

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3. 2018 I10 Celtics – We love that the I10 Celtics will always compete and not make excuses when things don’t go their way or when they don’t have their full squad.  The talented I10 Celtics have a great group of talented kids and do a great job representing the West Coast when they travel across the country to compete in National Level events.  The I10 Celtics simply raise the level of play in any event they choose to participate in.

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4. Lucas Hobbs (Earl Watson Elite)-  has emerged one of the Top 2019 Players by demonstrating he can score from anywhere on the floor, improved ball-handling, and for being a more outspoken leader on the floor.  In the two games he played, he was simply the best player and athlete on the floor. Similar to Riley, he “always competes.”

5. Shemar Morrow (P. Miller Ballers) – flew in from Ohio and earned MVP honors for the 12u division. Watching Shemar play for the first time, it became apparent he would be in the discussion for the Top Player in the 2020 Class.  We expect to see more of Shemar when his P. Miller Ballers compete in the upcoming GlobalCBA.com League!

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6. Bobcats vs. Cali Elite Rivalry – The Rivalry between these two organizations heated up during the 10u and 11u Championship Games when both teams challenged each other on player verifications.  Although the challenge caused a bit of delay and some tense moments, one thing was made clear, both teams presented a very well organized notebook document of all birth certificates and updated report cards.  It was great to see the coaches come together at the end of the 10u Championship game because this is a rivalry we would like to continue to see and be settled by the athletes on the floor.

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7. Irvine Lakers & Triple Threat – Gary (Irvine Lakers) and Eric (Triple Threat) made our weekend with their kind words and acknowledgment on how they felt about our event.  We appreciate the support and always enjoy hosting organizations such as these two.

8. San Diego Rebels 12u – The #1 Ranked 2020 San Diego Rebels may have lost all 3 pool games playing up this past weekend, but they were in every game they played and did not look too out of place.  If anything, they continue to improve as a team and look very much like a team that will not relinquish that #1 ranking without a fight.

9. SCV Playmakers 10u – The #3 Ranked 10u SCV Playmakers not only played up in the event, but earned a 2nd Place Finish in the 11u Silver Division after going 3-0 and winning their Pool.

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10. Cool Kids/ Aaron Anderson – Its always tough to travel and perform well right from the get-go.  The Cool Kids, traveling from Oakland, California, had no problem on Saturday as they went 2-0 defeating two Top 25 teams in the San Diego Wildcats and Earl Watson Elite.  Although Cool Kids lost their final pool game to Runner-Up Team Dojo, they had  a strong enough showing to warrant a Top 20 ranking when the new ranking are released before the New Year. Also impressive, was the play of Point Guard Aaron Anderson who had some great battles going up against some of the talented teams he faced and earned an invitation to the 2014 Ballislife All-American Camp.

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2019 Aaron Anderson Cool Kids had a great showing and earned an invite to the 2014 Ballislife All-American Camp!

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Champions/MVPs

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8u Results

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10u Results

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11u Results

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12u Results 

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13u Results

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14u Results

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