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Open Gym Premier Fall Hoopfest #OGPHoopfest Event Recap

 

 

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The 3rd Annual Open Gym Premier Fall Hoopfest played host to 119 teams (103 Middle School and 16 HS).  The talented field included 31 Top 50 Teams competing for not only a Championship, but for a bump in their ranking.  This event is now one of the Fall’s major headliner events in the WCE25 Event Series as it has a major impact on the new season’s team rankings to be released by the end of this week.

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Quite a great start to another WCE25 Season!  Follow us on Instagram @WCE25 and @OpenGymPremier and search for the hashtag #OGHoopfest to find additional pictures and event videos.

 

Next Open Gym Premier Event will be the Halloween Classic October 25-26 Visit http://opengympremier.com/services/tournaments/halloween-classic for more information.  

Halloween Classic October 25-26, 2014

Halloween Classic October 25-26, 2014

WCE25’s 10 Best of Best from #OGPHoopfest

1. 2021 Josiah Johnson – The I10 Celtics Guard from Sacramento displayed advance ball handling skills, vision and a knack for scoring in the paint.  His play earned him not only an invite to the 2015 Ballislife Junior All-American Camp, but an opportunity to compete in the upcoming Elite 32 Camp on November 29-30 that will allow players to compete for a Top 32 spot at their grade level.

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2. SGV Blue Game Winning Shots – Both the SGV Blue 5th and 6th Grade won their Gold Championship games with a buzzer beater.  2021 Brando Szeto (#5 on left) hit a game winning shot from just inside the top of the key with 2 seconds left in the Gold Championship game.The game winning shot devastated a hungry #15 ranked San Diego Sabers Elite team who were guaranteed a Top 10 ranking with the win.  Instead, SGV Blue maintains its #8 ranking with their 28-26 victory over the San Diego Sabers Elite team who will move up a couple of spots for their play this past weekend. A few hours before the 6th Grade Gold Championship game, the 5th Grade #28 SGV Blue pulled off a similar buzzer beating stunt against #32 JR Hoops. With the Gold Championship game tied at 34, the SGV Blue team was able to rebound the ball with 4 seconds left and outlet the ball to Trevor Shin who finished the game with a left-handed game winning lay-up.

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3. 2019 Jaime Jaquez (Earl Watson Elite Black) Part Deux  – The 6’2 Wing out of Camarillo first made his presence known at the 2nd Annual #BILAACAMP this past summer by earning a spot on the the WCE25 All-American team.  This past weekend, his play earned him a shot at the upcoming Elite 32 Camp taking place on November 29-30.  Jaime is not only skilled (both his parents played college basketball), but he is also one of the more competitive and high energy ballers at this level.  If you have not heard him, take notice now before he makes you wonder what you did all summer.  For more information on the Elite 32 Camp, visit http://ebcalliance.com/services/camp/elite-32

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4. Team Dojo Impact Players  – 2019 Lead Guard Jonathan Daniels  (Top 5 2014 #BILAA CAMP) and 6’3″ Forward/Center Elijah Scranton  were simply DOMINANT!  Lead Guard J. Daniels averaged over 25 points scoring from both inside and out at will.  To make matters worst for his opponents, his high scoring weekend did not deter him from dishing dimes to his Top 15 Team Dojo squad.  Elijah was just as dominant in the paint on both ends.  He also showed poise and confidence by hitting the game winning free-throws in a semi-final game against a tough Invitation Only team that will also join the Top 30 in the upcoming 2014-15 Rankings.  Both ballers earned an invite to compete in the Elite 32 Camp this November.

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5. San Diego’s Zachary Fugmann (2021 San Diego Sabers Elite) Continues to Shine  – We heard Zachary had a good summer down at Sea World Camp this past summer; but then again, any decent baller can make the same claim. All kidding aside, it was great to see the High IQ Lead Guard shred opposing defenses all weekend long. Zachary averaged over 13 points and 6 dimes and was a few seconds away from helping his San Diego Sabers Elite team reach the Top 10.  Young Zachary has been extended an invitation to attend the Elite 32 Camp this November.

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6. Open Gym Premier’s Alex Salonga’s Sock and Shoe Game  –  Donning the Ballislife Jr. All-American Camp socks with the Nike Kobe 8 WTK will earn you a solo feature on our Top 10 any time.  For those of you don’t have an instagram account, its a must get!  Follow us on Instagram @WCE25 and @OpenGymPremier.

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7. 2020 Efrain Lemus and Nick Swanson (I AM Rockfish) Stand-Out –  Lead Guard Efrain Lemus and Forward Nick Swanson had a coming out party against #23 Earl Watson Elite.  The unstoppable duo combined for an inside outside presence that was precise in their execution.  Efrain Lemus handled the Earl Watson Elite pressure like Dr. Swanson at work.  The much improved and efficient Nick Swanson dominated the paint on both ends.  Both players earned an invite to compete at the Elite 32 Camp this November.

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8. 2020 Thomas Notarainni (San Diego Select) Grows Up – The emergence of Thomas Notarainni as a 6’0 Lead Guard will give San Diego Select team a different look this year.  For one, it gives an opportunity for point guard Alex Wade to get some run at shooting guard where he is just as effective as he is at the point. Two, it allows SD Select to go big at the guard position and match-up well against bigger guard teams.  It’s really no surprise that another summer goes by and we are able to see another player within Coach Wade’s program make significant strides as a player.  The entire San Diego Select has been invited to compete at the Elite 32 Camp this November.

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9. Guards Rule #OGPHoopfest Younger Age GroupsTremendous guard play leads to MVP honors for 2022 Johnny Gomez (SGV Blue), 2022 Ramel Lloyd (Top 5 2014 #BILAACAMP / I10 Celtics), 2024 Christian Kranz (ProSkills).  Alexio Barragan (Junior Hoops) also garnered all Tournament Honors for his play this past weekend.   All 4 Ballers earned invite to compete in Elite 32 Camp this November.

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10. 2022 Myles Che (Snu Showtime) Rises in the West – The 5th Grade baller dominates his opponents with his savvy play and array of no-look passes and handle that are beyond his age.  The “Showtime” baller drew a nice court on A1 and is sure to draw more crowds as the season continues.  Myles has been invited to attend the Elite 32 Camp this November.

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Champions

ProSkills 9u Gold Champs (Have Earned a Top 5 Ranking in Upcoming Season Debut Rankings)

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Open Gym Premier Black 9u Silver Champs

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Junior Hoops 10u Champs (Have Earned a Top 25 Ranking in Upcoming Season Debut Rankings)

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SGV Blue 11u Gold Champs (Have Earned #26 Upcoming Season Debut Ranking)

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San Diego Sabers Black 11u Silver Champs

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South Coast 11u Bronze Champs

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SGV Blue 12u Gold Champs

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I10 Celtics 2022 12u Silver A Champs

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Junior Hoops Silver B Champs

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San Diego Select 13u Gold Champs 

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I10 Celtics 13u Silver Champs

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SGV Blue 13u Bronze Champs

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Team Dojo 14u Gold Champs

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Julius V Elite 14u Silver Champs

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Open Gym Premier Platinum 14u Bronze Champs

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Open Gym Premier Platinum 15u Gold Champs

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San Diego Next Generation 15u Silver Champs

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AVAC Hoyas Varsity Champs

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