Posted On: 07/17/21 10:39 PM

The Pittsburgh-based AAU program Mason Elite 2023 won the NTBA National Championship Tournament in Myrtle Beach this weekend.  These boys have set a standard of consistency over the years and have developed into one of the best AAU basketball programs in the state of Pennsylvania.  Many of these young men started Varsity on their high school teams or received significant playing time as sophomores this past season.  Look for a good amount of them to take the successful experiences this spring and summer into their school campaign as juniors this coming winter.  


Mason Elite 2023:

Dante DePante Dante DePante 6'2" | PG Central Catholic | 2023 State PA / Central Catholic HS / 6’1 / Combo Guard

  • A scoring machine who has developed an all-around offensive skillset
  • He likes to come off screens, knock down the pull up jumper, and hit the floater in the lane 
  • Dante is a high-level performer on both the high school and AAU scene

Vinnie Cugini Vinnie Cugini 6'2" | PG Aquinas Academy | 2023 State PA / Aquinas Academy HS / 6’2 / Shooting Guard

  • He can "light up" the scoreboard in a variety of ways during a game
  • A talented offensive player that creates shots in the half-court set
  • Vinnie has developed his ball-handling ability

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