Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 10/16/19 9:46 AM

One of the perks of this job, is that I get opportunities to sit down with individuals who've had tangible impact on the game. John Balistere is a basketball lifer. A state Champion player at Boulder City, he was an integral part of bringing postseason basketball tournaments to Las Vegas. He's worked as an assistant coach at Coach K's basketball camps, and was on NBA Head Coach Lionel Hollin’s staff in the International Basketball League. As Balistere says while pointing to a basketball inside the BC gym. "This (basketball) has been very good to me" Speaking of good, last year his Boulder City squad went 24-4 and lost a heart breaker to Mojave in the playoffs. In that game the Eagles lead for over 31 minutes, only to lose by one on a pair of last second free throws. This year they return two of the best 3A players in the state along with several contributors from last year's squad. In this article PH takes a look at the Boulder City Eagles.

Head Coach:

John Balistere 8th Season

Conference: 3A Southern Sunrise

Key Returners:

Ethan Speaker 6’6 SF 2021 (#21PHN 2021) – A

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