Posted On: 05/9/19 6:14 PM
Who are the top squads in the Hustle Region after a month of Prep Hoops Circuit play? We give you the Hustle Region Power teams!
The Power Five!
LA Elite Premier. This weekend LA Elite has a chance to prove who they are and what they are about in a big way. Game one is against Dream Vision so there’s a lot to prove instantly. A name to watch is 6-foot-4 wing Dominic Woods who is coming off a strong performance in the Terrific 24. LA Elite won all their games in Atlanta and Woods was a 20+ a game guy.
Colorado Titans. Earlier in the Prep Hoops Circuit the Titans went 4-1 in Denver but lost a game to Wyoming Power. Last weekend the Titans righted whatever small wrong they had and came through with a 6-0 record in Phoenix. Owen Koonce made himself a name college coaches likely brought up in meetings around the country. Guys like Jalen Page, big man Peter Boyle, defensive worker Isaac Jessup and more also impressed.
Nevada Hard 2 Guard. After an outstanding start to the season going 5-1 out in LA with a two score loss to LA Elite, Hard 2 Guard went 3-2 during the open period competing in the Terrific 24 recently. Talent like Favor Chukwukelu, Terrance Marigney, Donte Bristol, and Guy Littlefield have helped make this team a consistent winner.
California Select. California Select made the final four last weekend in Phoenix and just missed the title game by an overtime loss and a couple calls that went against their way. Just Zach White, wings Chase Pagon and Sam Dudley, and big Fallou Cisse are all playing well and this weekend they are competing in the Hustle in the Sun along with a loaded field.
Powerhouse Hoops. The talented program from Arizona has only lost the one game in the two PH Circuit events they have played in although they have a 9-2 Hustle Region mark. Without talented guard Evan Nelson, Powerhouse Hoops still won five games on their home floor most of which were in convincing fashion. Osasere Ighodaro and Deandre Henry further established themselves up front as top bigs on the west coast, Alem Huseinovic is one of the top shooters out west, and guard Tay Boothman caught our eye in Phoenix.
New Mexico D1 Ambassadors. Ricky Lujan is the 2020 to watch but also know the name Deuce Benjamin, a 2022 in the program.
Las Vegas Olympians. Dayshawn Wiley of Desert Pines was one of the top scorers in Phoenix last weekend with his full throttle attack to the rim driving the team to the elite eight.
The Truth EYBL. The Spring Kick Off open period event out in Anaheim was good to the Truth who went 4-0 winning all games by double digits.
Bobcats Elite. Started the season strong on the circuit, had a few tough games at the Spring Kick Off during the live period, ready for May.
Utah Premier National Red. Won four of five in Phoenix last weekend with Braden Housley leading the way.