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April 23, 2013


Brandon Tatera Staff Writer


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BCA Tournament Provides Glimpse of Future
By Brandon Tatera

The Blue Chip Athletes California Spring Classic was a chance to see a number of talented underclassmen test their skills against older players. California Supreme 16U as a team were impressive as was individual talents such as Max Heidegger, Nikhil Peters, and Brodericks Jones and many more.

California Supreme Looks The Part
My first reaction when I walked into the Cypress College main gymnasium and saw the shear size of California Supreme's 16U Elite squad was "Whoa!" They start a front court consisting of 6'6 Roy Hemsley, 6'9 Michael Cage Jr., and 6'11 Brodericks Jones with 6'11 Jimbo Lull as the first big man off the bench.

Jones was by far the most impressive player of the day, both physically and skill wise. He has clearly developed in both areas, physically growing an inch or two and adding some weight. His skill has improved, as he has become more confident and added a perimeter game of face up jump shots and drives to the basket to his repertoire. The 4-star 2015 product is poised for a huge summer and is expected to be included in the 2015 rankings when they expand at the end of the summer.

Cage Jr is a player who looks to have improved in the month since Mater Dei's high school season ended. Part of this year for him was mental - the freshman now clearly believes he can compete on the varsity level and in elite travel basketball, which shows as he both rebounds and establishes position on offense. This son of a 15-year NBA veteran will in time be a top 100 recruit; the size and potential are clearly there.

Hemsley is an interesting 2015 prospect. He is a physical prospect that reportedly looked exceptional in his first season of high school football as an offensive tackle at Windward. He could potentially be a two-sport guy over time; he moves and carries 6'6 250+ plus well, a good sign for the future on the gridiron and hardwood.

Cal Supreme also has two guards that college coaches will certainly be keeping their eye on in Devearl Ramsey and Lance Coleman II.

Ramsey looks ready to be the man at Sierra Canyon, simple as that. With the transfer to Findlay Prep of fellow freshman phenom Derryck Thornton, Ramsey will be both the primary ball handler and scoring option. He is an explosive athlete that can really create space for his jump shot. He has exceptional quickness and a highlight worthy vertical leap. Ramsey is starting to see the floor and change speeds with the dribble better, two signs he has already improved.

Coleman is poised for a huge year at Northern California powerhouse, Salesian of Richmond. The 6'6 2015 shooting guard/small forward looks much more comfortable and confident than he did in the high school season. He is shooting the ball better and doing what he does best, be a playmaker. The graduation of McDonald's All American Jabari Bird has left the Pride with a hole at the wing and Coleman is certainly capable of putting up numbers as his replacement.

Other Standouts
Connor Peterson, the Archbishop Mitty of San Jose guard is perhaps the biggest snub from the Oakland Soldiers AAU training camp. He has the skills and ability warranted of a spot on the 17U Elite squad. Peterson is looking more and more comfortable as the point guard on Soldiers 17U Blue, while maintaining his eye to score, an ability he established as a shooting guard up to the middle of this past high school season. If Connor keeps as he did on Saturday, I would expect him to earn scholarships likely in the WCC to Big West conference ranges.

Max Heidegger, the Crespi standout has carried the momentum from his exceptional freshman season in which he was 2nd Team All-Area by the Daily News onto the travel circuit, playing 17U for BTI Select. He has a quick release on a jump shot that has deep range past the three point line. He also plays with a patience uncommon for a freshman.

Nikhil Peters is regarded by some as the best of the acclaimed Concord De La Salle varsity trio of freshmen. He certainly looked like it on Saturday for the Oakland Soldiers 16U. The 6'2 shooting guard has an athletic frame that will develop as he grows. He has a nice jump shot and scoring prowess. Peters' scoring ability will be counted on as he takes on an expanded offensive role as the Spartans replace Arizona bound swingman Elliott Pitts.

News and Notes
Alex Copeland of Harvard Westlake and California Supreme 16U Elite is a player that has been receiving buzz since late in the high school season. It is certainly warranted as Copeland is a solid guard that has good feel for the game.

Anthony Townes and Christian Ellis both of Modesto Christian and the Oakland Soldiers 16U are poised for huge seasons on the travel and high school circuits. Townes is a strong bodied 6'6/7 forward who can really rebound and score around the rim. Ellis has a long 6'1/2 frame that projects as a shooting guard down the road. Both should see expanded roles as Modesto Christian looks to replace the duo of Pacific bound perimeter players Raymond Bowles and TJ Wallace.


California Spring Classic Schedule
4/17/13 - 10:11 AM

California Spring Classic

April 19-21, 2013

Locations: Gahr High School – 11111 Artesia Blvd · Cerritos, 90703  / Cypress College – 9200 Valley View St., Cypress Ca., 90630

St. John Bosco High School - 13640 Bellflower Blvd · Bellflower, 90706   

                                                                                                              Friday 4/19/13



Gahr Court 1

Gahr Court 2


I10 vs So Cal Takeover

IASA vs Triple Threat Mobley


FBS Blue vs Westside

ICAN vs Triple Threat Mobley (16U)


Supreme 16U vs Triple Threat

ICAN Silver vs SBC






                                                                                                                           Sat 4/20/13                                                                                                     15U



Cypress Court 1

Cypress Main Court

Cypress Court 2

St. John Bosco Court 1


Athletic Av vs Triple Threat (16U)

Solano Select vs California Chaos (17U)

LG1 vs LG2  (17U)

Az D1 Red vs Supreme Red


Supreme Black vs Saints BBall (16U)

Impact vs AZ. D1 Blue (17U)

LG3 vs LG4 (17U)

BFS Blackout vs SF Rebels


FBS 2013 vs Team Flight (17U)


wG7 vs wG8 (17U)

Triple Threat Mobley vs Supreme Black


BTI vs Settle Rotary (16U)


LG7 vs LGS (17U)

Monarchs BA vs California Chaos


WG1 vs WG2 (17U)

SF Rebels vs ICAN  All-Stars – Rock

LG5 vs LG6 (17U)

LG1 vs LG2


WG3 vs WG4 (17U)

PHPS Elite vs BTI Select

WG5 vs WG6 (17U)

WG1 vs WG2


WG1 vs WWG2 (16U)

Oak.Soldiers 16U vs AZ. D1 Ambassadors Red

LG1 vs LG2 (16U)

LG3 vs LG4


WG3 vs WG4 (16U)

California Supreme 16U EYBL vs. Oakland Soldiers Blue

LG3 vs LG4 (16U)

WG3 vs WG4


LG9 vs LG10 (17U)

SF Rebels vs AZ. D1 Ambassadors Red

WG13 vs WG14 (17U)

Open – consolation game


WG15 vs WG16 (17U)

PHPS Elite vs California Supreme 16U EYBL

LG11 vs LG12

Open – consolation game


Oakland Soldiers Blue vs BTI Select

Oakland Soldiers 16U vs ICAN All-Stars  – Roc

Open – consolation game

Open – consolation game



                                                                                                                                   Sun 4/21/13



Cypress Court 1

Cypress Main Court

Cypress Court 2

St. John Bosco Court 1


 (15U) Consolation final

SF Rebels vs Oakland Soldiers 16U

PHPS Elite vs Oakland Soldiers Blue



(15U) Final

AZ. D1 Red vs ICAN All-Stars Rock

California Supreme 2015 Elite vs BTI Select



(16U) Consolation final

#4 pool A vs #4 pool B

(17U) Consolation final



(15U) Cons vs Champ

#3 pool A vs #3 pool B

(17U) Final

 Consolation Game


(16U) Final

#2 pool A vs #2 pool B

Open – consolation game

 Consolation Game


Open – consolation game

#1 pool A vs #1 pool B

(16U) Cons vs Champ

 Consolation Game



2013 So Cal Spring Showcase
3/28/13 - 07:47 AM


Welcome to the official site for the So Cal Spring ShowcaseBlue Chip Athletes will be hosting this 3 day event at Cypress Community College - from Friday, April 26 2013 through Sunday, April 28 2013.

The So Cal Spring Showcase is a NCAA certified event. It brings together many of the nation's top Club, Travel & AAU programs to compete on a highly visible stage.


The 2013 event will include up to 3 division - 15U,16U,17U. Each age group will include up to 8 of the top travel teams from across the country, bringing some of the top competitors to center stage.

While considerable attention will be focused on the top prospects, the So Cal Spring Showcase also provides coaches, spectators and fans with a tremendous opportunity to scout the up-and-coming talent. Players always make their mark on the basketball circuit at tournaments such as the So Cal Spring Showcase.

Don't miss out!!! Be there, play hard, and make your mark this season