2015 Boys Teams
Eastwood Troopers (El Paso)
Eastwood High School, the host school for the tournament, is led by Coach Gary Pippen the longest active coach at one school in the city ,and this year as always the team looks to be in the hunt for yet another District Title. Richard Castro, owner/operator of McDonalds and the Tournament sponsor had all of his sons, Richard, Vincent and D.J. play for Pippen.
NFL Yet Eagles (Arizona)
NFL YET College Prep is coached by Albert Ramirez and his team his team was very competitive at the classic two years ago. He is led by 6’4” freshman Shakeedran Bryant and this will also be their first year in the Arizona Interscholastic Association and will be playing large schools in Arizona.
Balboa City Force (San Diego)
The Balboa City High School Force from San Diego, California, attracts students from all over the world; as the seven ft. Camara is originally from Senegal and guard Peter Stepanyants hails from Germany while Balboa guard Jaylen Hands – though only a junior – has already committed to UCLA.
Dorsey Dons (Los Angeles)
Dorsey High School is coached by Art Gibson whose son played for UTEP Coach Tim Floyd at Louisiana Tech and feature “City Player of the Year” runner-up Tommie Groce, who jumps as if shot from a cannon, and is joined by teammates Cameron Evans and Jonathan Staggers who also received All-City honors last season.
Bowie Bears (El Paso)
Bowie High School is coached by Danny Martinez who got the Bears into the playoffs last year and also got a first round victory in the playoffs. Martinez an Eastwood High School graduate has in a very short period of time shown he is one of the outstanding young coaches in the city.
Coronado Thunderbirds (El Paso)
Coronado High School is coached by David Ortega, a basketball rich family in the city as his brother Bobby Ortega once scored 60 points in a high school game and his sister Rita is the only El Paso coach ever to win a District Title at three different schools (Andress, Bowie and Irvin.) Ortega himself an outstanding player at Andress High School won the District title last year and looks to do even more this year.
Pro-Vision Academy from Houston, Texas lost by two points to perennial powerhouse Prime Prep in the TCAF State Championship game last year. Pro-Vision boasts three future Division I college players in Terrion Milller a 6’8* junior, Taj Royster a 6’8” senior and Dovante Saxson a 6’2 senior point guard.