“I take every game with the same amount of pressure, so no additional pressure. I feel like everyone is pretty good out here so no individuals [stand out]…just me and my team are the main stand outs.”- Alec Hickman
With a 7-2 record, TEAM ELEATE showed why they belonged amongst the top tier and have officially been invited to the Adidas Gauntlet Finale! The Adidas Gauntlet Series began in Dallas, TX this April and the players were well prepared for the challenges ahead! After an early stumble, ELEATE went 4-1 to capture the Silver Finalist Championship Trophy.
Following the event, CAL RIVALS Golden Bear Report writer Ben Parker caught up with CAL 2017 Committ G Alec Hickman. In the Article, Ben Parker focused on how the team aspect was the evident focus of the ADIDAS GAUNTLET competition.
"adidas Gauntlet Atlanta hosts more than 200 of the top 15, 16 and 17-year old high school players in the country." - Madeline Breskin
The weekend following Dallas, TX, TEAM ELEATE headed to Atlanta, GA for the second qualifying tournament & did not show signs of fatigue. Even with consecutive out of state trips, ELEATE went 2-0 in pool play and ended 3-1 for the tournament. After tallying up the results, TEAM ELEATE was 1 of 6 teams to earn 7+ wins in the Division! Next Step: ADIDAS GAUNTLET FINALE - South Carolina
Meet your 2016 A.C.E.S Cinco De Mayo Basketball Tournament Champions - Team Eleate 8u! Congratulations on capturing your 1st AAU Championship!!!
Team Eleate 9u also came out of the A.C.E.S Tournament with a big 2nd place finish in their division. Keep learning and enjoying the game fellas!
Highlights from the weekend:
by Arnie Palu
Brad Greene can’t help but stand out. At 6 feet 11 inches the Lone Pine High School Senior is often head and shoulders above his classmates. On the basketball court the center has dominated the Desert Mountain League drawing attention from colleges and universities nationwide. Wednesday was the first day basketball players could sign national letters of intent, and Greene wasted no time signing on to play basketball with the University of California Irvine.
Greene took time Wednesday to speak about signing with UC Irvine…
Written by:EVAN DANIELS
Alec Hickman, a 2017 guard, just verbally committed to California.
California picked up their point guard of the future on Thursday.
Alec Hickman, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound 2017 prospect out of San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra Catholic, committed to Cuonzo Martin and his staff, he told Scout.
"I chose Cal because I really like coach Martin and the staff," Hickman told Scout. "I feel like their really doing special things up there."
Hickman, a three-star prospect, is California's first pledge of the 2017 class.
JSerra Catholic HS
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Class of 2017 (High School)