Posted On: 03/10/20 12:49 AM
We are right around the corner from the start of the AAU season on the PrepHoops Circuit and we will be taking a look at the teams that will be participating in the PrepHoops Circuit Hustle Region. Here’s a look at NG Elite and a conversation we had with director/coach Adrian Contreras.
Why did you start your program? How long have you been around?
I started my program because being the assistant varsity coach at orange vista High school I noticed there was a lot of talent here in the Inland Empire in California that just needed an opportunity to show what they have to offer without having to worry about the politics that some programs have. This is our first run as a highschool program, however, we have had a 14U Open program that has been playing for a year now that has been really successful and competitive.
What is the goal of your program for 2019?
My goal for my program in 2020 is to get the boys more exposure on the live period and competitive circuits, help the boys develop into being impact players on their High school Varsity teams next season and become better men off the floor.
Do you know of any players that will be back in your program this year? Who should we have our eye on?
Players to keep an eye on our 6’10 Freshman Jacob McFarland who attends Orange Vista High, he is a great rebounder and defensive presence, is light on his feet, has nice touch and can step out and hit the open jumper, most of his family members are above 7 feet so he will more than likely be a 7 footer within the next few years.
Freshman Levin Holloway a 6’6 freshman from Hemet High is our vocal leader, he is very athletic, plays excellent defense, has a lot of upside and college potential, can handle the ball, great around the basket, has a consistent mid range shot.
5’10 8th Grader Aaron Contreras is our floor general and a player to keep an eye on. He is playing a year up but he is a great guard who plays well above his age, he is a great passer, is very unselfish, can break the defense down, can score the ball for anywhere on the floor, makes the right basketball play and is a good perimeter defender and rebounds well for his size. He will more than likely be a 4 year varsity starter.
Freshman Terrance Hampton a 6’1 Guard from Vista Del Lago High School is my sleeper player who I believe will raise his stock highly during his time here on the circuit. He plays hard the whole game, is a great rebounder and defender as a guard, very athletic and gets to the basket with ease. His shot has improved drastically from when I first training and coaching him and I think he has a great chance of making a name for himself.
Why did you choose the Prep Hoops Circuit?
I personally chose the Prep Hoops Circuit because I really love the competition here in this circuit and I feel like they give all programs and players who preform well a lot of exposure too which I feel like is very important to me.