Posted On: 03/9/20 12:10 PM
History: NG Elite is a new program that will be competing on the grassroots circuit this year. Previously playing as a 12U and 14U program, they will be playing at the high school level for the first time. They are led by HC and Director Adrian Contreas who also serves as assistant varsity coach at Orange Vista H.S. “A lot of the guys on my team are local talent from the Inland Empire.” “I’m very excited, we have a lot of talent and for a 15U team we’re very big”.
How Long Have You Had The Program?
What do you like about the PH Circuit?
“I’m actually friends with coach Castile of Gamepoint IE and he told me it was a great circuit to be a part of “This is my first time around and doing my research I felt that this circuit was one of the better ones, especially for not being a shoe circuit team, this is the best one for sure”
What’s the one thing you want people to know about NG Elite?
“If you’re going to play against us it’s going to be a dogfight no matter what. “We’re a gritty team, we’re going to grind but we’re going to play basketball the right way though” Win or loss, were going to compete no matter what”
What tournaments are you guys playing outside of the circuit?
“Were looking at the Live period events” “I’m looking at the Pangos event April 17th – 19th. The Aces Live period at the end of April that’s at the Map in California and we got an invite to the Compton Magic Memorial day tournament at the end of May”.
Players to Watch:
Jacob McFarland 6’9 C Orange Vista 2023 – Size, rebounding and rim protection is what McFarland brings. The freshmen contributed on Varsity this season and is poised to really put his name on the map with a strong showing this Spring.
Aaron Contreras 5’10 PG 2024 – Starting PG that can get to the basket well, excellent passer that can score on all 3 levels. “I think he’s more of an enforcer and leader for our team” -AC
Levit Holloway 6’6 SF Hammett 2023 – Holloway has a great mid-range game, a good touch around the basket, and solid footwork. Good rebounder and defender, Holloway is one of the more athletic players on the team. ” He really gets creative with his dunks” – AC.
Terrance Hampton 6’1 SG Vista Del Largo 2023 – Combo guard, that is the best perimeter defender on the team. Hampton is a hardworking player that loves to be in the gym. “I’ve known him for a couple of years now and I’ve seen him develop a lot” ” I think he’s going to be one of those guys that’s going to be a breakout player for us” “He can actually make a name for himself on the circuit” -AC
Circuit Schedule: Spring Kickoff 3/27th – 29th, Hustle in the Sun 5/8th – 10th, Hustle Finals Region 7/17th – 19th