Posted On: 03/12/20 2:45 PM

The Prep Hoops Circuit is just around the corner!  It is time for us to start previewing the teams participating in the circuit!

We caught up with Van Williams of Team PE 34  to discuss their upcoming season!  Check out what he had to say!

The History: We have existed since 2006, starting as a youth, advanced  YMCA league team named River City Hoops.  We grew to play MAYB tournaments, AAU tournaments and expanded into multiple teams based on parent’s request. In 2019, we partnered with KU great Perry Ellis to co-brand as Team PE 34. We have an apparel contract with Adidas. We have a partner strength and conditioning facility, Omnicut Motivational Fitness, where our player’s workout. We offer highlight video, HUDL and recruiting assistance services.

2020 Goals: Our goal is to develop student-athletes and teach them life-skills that can serve their goals beyond basketball. Those life-skills include competing, relationship-building, managing adversity and success, with basketball being a hook to attract them.  

The Mission: To serve and mentor youth on and off the court while competing at our highest level possible.

Why Prep Hoops: We were looking for consistency, good communication and a platform that promoted players in multiple ways.  

Team Strengths: We have skilled and strong perimeter players, who want to produce at three levels, share the ball and guard hard and smart and together. 

X-Factor Players:

| PG/Combo | Christian Williams | Trinity Academy | is a skilled and talented player who can score at three levels, create for others and guard his position. He played up 17U in 2019.  
 
| PG | Rohan Gupta | Sunrise Christian Academy | is a strong and physical guard who can shoot it and attack the rim.
 
| PG/Combo | Alvinado Parker | Life Prep | is a blur with a great motor and attacking skills.
 
| C | Joshua Symonett | Life Prep | is strong, skilled and aggressive on both sides and has EYBL experience.
 
| Combo Guard | Aidan Harper | Winfield | is sneaky athletic and skilled and can score at three levels and defend his position. 
 

Players to Watch:

| Christian Williams | his a high skill level, scoring and ability to create for others and defend and lead a team.
 
| Rohan Gupta | can shoot and has strength and all-around game.
 
| Joshua Symonett | athleticism and rim protection.
 
| Alvinado Parker | ability to push the ball and create.
 
| Aidan Harper | is has a sneaky skill level. 
 

Circuit Schedule: About 9-10 Prep Hoops tournaments, a few MAYB nationals, and we host our own PE 34 Tournament in Wichita, KS, a highly successful event.  

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