Posted On: 03/9/20 8:22 AM

The History: Newly established program started in June 2019 based in Hot Springs, AR. Season ended 7-4 with one Championship in Tucson, AZ.

2020 Goals? Build each player to play at the next level with game exposure. Become a better basketball program fundamentally. Arkansas Hardwood Elite’s goal is to provide young athletes of any age, race, and skill level the opportunity to learn basketball fundamentals and be taught the game of basketball.  It is the organization’s belief that basketball is an ideal venue to teach attributes such as sportsmanship, discipline, cooperation, competition, self-confidence, and teamwork.  The teaching of fundamentals and sportsmanship at an early age cannot be emphasized enough.

The Mission: Arkansas Hardwood Elite is a basketball program focused on skill development designed to help young players develop the skills necessary to reach their full potential as basketball players on & off the court.  Arkansas Hardwood Elite coaches emphasize developing the complete player, working on the fundamentals of the game. This is important for today’s basketball player to succeed.  The coach’s knowledge, experience and leadership skills give players the opportunity to take their game to the next level.

Why Prep Hoops: Prep Hoops is known for national college coach exposure as #1 grassroots program, and it will assist us as we begin developing our players to get exposure for college scholarships.

Team Strengths: The strength of our team is high basketball IQ, solid defense with pressure man to man, unselfish play, positive sportsmanship/attitude among all players, & good shooting ability from all positions.

X-Factor Players: 

| 6’4″ | Laronte McHenry | is a player who has quality ball handling and can easily shoot from the parameter as well as play down low. He has the ability to play all positions comfortably.

Players to Watch: 

| AJ Trotter | is an emotional leader of the team with high basketball IQ & is a knock down shooter.

| Devren Brown | is a great one on one competitor with ability to get to the basket when needed.

| DJ Warren | a 50/50 guy.

| Derrick Hicks, Jr | is the best on the ball defender on the team, nicknamed ‘Cookie Monster’ because he leads the team in steals making it look easy to rip the basketball for offensive plays.

| Isaiah Miles | is the 2nd best on the ball defender & plays bigger than his size.