Young Champions: California Supreme 15U EYBL Punch Peach Jam 2018 Going 5-1 in Dallas, Texas EYBL Session

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California Supreme Elite 2018 15U EYBL finished 5-1 overall this weekend in Dallas, Texas punching their bid to the 2018 Peach Jam Nike Nationals in North Augusta, SC. The Talented group of Young Champions really are a special 15U group that plays hard as a team, and are lead by strong play from Hercy Miller, Tyler Powell, Barrington Hargress, Kyle Free- Low, Joseph Johnson II, Nicholas Hopkins, and Shaqir O’Neal. Look for this group to grow tremendously throughout the spring and summer, and make a run at Nationals. They’re the first 15U EYBL in program history to earn a bid to Nationals since the EYBL added 15U three years ago. California Supreme now has had a team at every level qualify for Nationals: 15U, 16U, and 17U.    15U EYBL ROSTER: CLICK HERE

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CALIFORNIA SUPREME SELECT 17U ELITE: THE PHOENIX 2018 – SPRING SZN HAS BEGUN – VIEW LINK FOR FULL RECAP

California Supreme Select 17U Elite 2018. Great first weekend. Traveling to Dallas, Texas April 21st – April 22nd, 2018 #17U #CaliforniaSupreme#TravelBasketball #Select Rosters now posted for the Spring of 2018. More to come ===>>>
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UNSIGNED SENIOR MALCOLM BRAY RECEIVES OFFER FROM CAL LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY IN THE CLASS OF 2018

Each year there are countless student athletes that compete at the High School level looking to gain acceptance into a four year institution to further their academic progress, and athletics towards obtaining a college degree. Each year there are countless student athletes that struggle to find anything on the table after four years of competition which has coined the phrase “unsigned senior”. A unsigned senior is usually an athlete that has passed the traditional signing day for their class which is usually before their second semester of their senior year, and still looking to market themselves last minute to colleges looking to fill scholarships for that class. As most colleges once their class has signed, are already looking ahead to the next years class, and out hard recruiting that spring and summer. Malcolm Bray, a student athlete at St. Bernard in Westchester California has spent many seasons under the California Supreme umbrella, and wasn’t always the first choice. However, what Malcolm brings to any organization of any kind will forever be the intangibles. Those things often times you cannot find in even talent that was long ago taken off the board, or those who are stuck between many options to attend a college. Malcolm is a combo guard, and typically the heart and soul of any team he has been on. In the Las Vegas BigFootHoops classic this passed summer 2017, Malcolm had advanced to play with a talented group of class of 2018, 2019, and 2020 guys that won the BigFootHoops Platinum Bracket Championship were Malcolm in his own fashion took two charges, made a critical possession jumper, and assist that helped the effort to advance California Supreme into the Championship game. Malcolm also finished as MVP with a triple double having delivered 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assist in an all area game for unsigned seniors following his senior year. Character doesn’t come around as often as it should, and doesn’t wow you on the stat sheets. However, that effort has presented Malcolm with an offer from Cal Lutheran University that gives optimism for the “unsigned seniors” across the country to get in where you fit in, work hard, trust the process, and to always display good character even when you’re not being highly recruited. Even if you’re; guys with better character, and who truly love the game of basketball will make a way throughout their careers to extend it for as long as they’re allotted. Congratulations Malcolm, and we look forward to seeing where you will enroll into college.

Trust The Process #ill Tevian Jones @thereal_tjones Congratulations on committing #BigTenBasketball 🔥🏀 #csfamily #Joining the #fightingillini #TJ 💪🏾#JustProduce

Illinois lands commitment from 4-star recruit Tevian Jones

Tevian Jones, a four-star recruit in the Class of 2018, has committed to play at Illinois next season. The 6-6 small forward from Culver City, California, who was pursued by several other major schools, announced his decision on Twitter.

Jones is ranked 117th in the national composite rankings for the Class of 2018 by 247Sports. He’s rated the 10th-best prospect in California and the 29th-best small forward in the nation. He is a key addition for Illinois coach Brad Underwood.

Other schools that made offers to Jones include Arizona, California, Nevada, San Diego State and UNLV.

But Illinois, led by assistant Chin Coleman, aggressively pursued Jones. Jones made an official visit March 9 and committed to play for the Illini less than a month later. It is one of Illinois’ biggest recruiting victories in years.

Illinois now has five commitments from the 2018 recruiting class, including a signed letter of intent from local five-star combo guard Ayo Dosunmu. Three-star center Samba Kane, shooting guard Alan Griffin and power forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili round out the group.

There’s a lot of uncertainty about what Illinois’ roster will look like at the start of next season, but Jones immediately becomes one of the Illin’s top players.

Illinois is coming off a disappointing 14-18 season under Underwood but is assembling a lot of talent.

Congratulations Supreme Family Shareef O’Neal @shareefoneal & Brandon Williams @thebwill2 getting selected to the @iversonclassic … Great opportunity to showcase for the class of 2018


BRANDON WILLIAMS TURNAROUND STORY – BATTLING RANKINGS THROUGHOUT RECOVERY PROCESS TO REGAIN HIGH DEMAND IN THE CLASS OF 2018

Its not often you find a player that exemplifies a professional attitude on and off the court at such a young age, and that is what you have in five star point guard Brandon Williams. I began covering Brandon in the summer of 2015, and with so much explosion I saw hunger in one of the youngest under the radar point guards at that time in Southern California. Though, the glimpse was short, and Brandon was off to compete for a State title run with teammate and friend Deanthony Melton in the Mission League which propelled Brandon onto the 2016 California Supreme 17U EYBL Roster the following year. With a supporting cast of division 1 notable prospects such as Deandre Ayton, Brandon McCoy, Jordan Schakel, Ethan Thompson, and a host of younger talent and division one players like Justin Sueing at Cal; all the way down to the late Ryse Williams who’s story will live on forever through this group of young men in the spring and summer of 2016. Brandon’s first taste of live action came early in the morning considering the travel from California to Brooklyn New York put the club three hours ahead, and their first competition being an 8:00am game against hometown team Albany City Rocks. Brandon got off to a impressive start showing range from the three point line, and the ability to run the offense and get teammates involved with no practices as a full group prior to this opening game. Brandon looked poised, and as hungry as the young man that I saw a year before in 2015. Still, not yet rated or receiving a lot of college attention. The very next contest was against Brooklyn hometown PSA Cardinals, that was loaded with Division 1A and professional talent for another midday showdown between New York and California. However, this games wasn’t like any of the others that I saw. The long range jumpers from Ethan Thompson held Supreme in most of the game, and a early surge by Brandon McCoy. Ultimately, PSA Cardinals would finish of with the win, and California Supreme would finish the weekend in Brooklyn loaded with talent 1-2. This of course played a huge role in the story of the season, as well as the growth of this group. I remember in between games I spoke with Brandon’s Father about the level of competition in the EYBL, and how Brandon faired in his first session on the road against great National competition. I remember the conversation, and it was very brief as the concerns came and faded as if Brandon should play his age group at 16U or stick it out with this monster of a season ahead of him to prepare for what was yet to come at the next level and beyond. I believe we both understood what was at stake in recruiting, and playing on that big of a stage, and going down to playing with guys in his class. The decision to stick it out and trust the process lead to one of the greatest single season runs as a point guard that I’ve seen in my time covering AAU basketball. Brandon exploded in Indianapolis Indiana in the EYBL Session #2 in the 2016 season and the rest was history. Competing against the top guards in the nation who many were a class ahead of him landed Brandon a slew of Division 1A high major offers, as well as a five star ranking. The team finished the season  in the Final four out of 40 plus Nike Programs Nationwide under his leadership at the guard position primarily playing on the ball and getting guys going all around him, and on any given moment being able to explode for 30 points. Brandon seemed to have turned a corner and his future looking bright.

As the season ended Brandon would soon find out that he would have to undergo surgery and restore blood flow to a particular part of his knees so that they would function properly in the long run and not cause of swelling. The disease is known as Adventitial cystic. This was the beginning of what would be Brandon’s turnaround story, and how to overcome through the hardships that an athlete may face around every corner of their athletic playing career. Brandon had already solidified on a national scale where he stood amongst the class, and eventually signed a financial agreement to commit to Arizona. Though, the scholarship was there, and Brandon had proven so much. The unfortunate side of rankings are they’re all done by numbers, and when you’re not producing them your rankings can often slip drastically. In Brandon’s case unjustifiably so as he watched from the sideline as a junior unable to compete in the spring and summer of 2017 as other touted prospects earned their keep by producing similar to the year he had prior. The patience it took for Brandon to finish his surgery, and enter a rigorous recovery process, while taking care of his academic commitments watching others in his class benefit from their offseason was the mark of a true warrior and champion. With anyone naturally frustration would settle in, and take over the mind. However, in Brandon’s case I believe it fueled it. As the recovery process ended, and Brandon entered his senior year I came out to visit his team in Cerritos and Brandon was very limited in minutes as the re introduction process to getting his feet back under him. The nigh it all switched in front of my eyes as a reporter was against league rival Alemany where Brandon looked like the hungry, humbled, and poised guard I saw back in 2015 almost three years later. Just like that Brandon was back in full swing, and finished with 37 points and a win. After the game I interviewed Brandon about the recovery process and he said “I wouldn’t trade my parents for anything in the world. They’ve really been by my side every step of the process”. This stood out to me because in a era where athletes are often times defined by rankings not Brandon Williams. Brandon Williams is defined by his work ethic, his story, his play, and his love for his family. Truly a standup individual. I believe I saw throughout this entire process Brandon’s ranking dropped down to many different things, and in my mind I knew that they made a mistake. Brandon went on to finish his senior year with 756 total points with many high scores:

52 vs Alemany

43 vs Chino Hills

37 vs Alemany

37 vs Harvard

36 vs Chaminade

32 vs West Linn

32 vs Southridge

31 vs St John Bosco

31 vs Chaminade

31 vs Loyola

30 vs Notre Dame

29 vs Santa Margarita

29 vs Jesuit

Brandon ultimately regained his place within his class post injury, and truly is an example of how young student athletes have to prosper even through the ranking rollercoaster. To not allow those factors to manipulate the process. After recently de-committed from Arizona Brandon is arguably the best point guard in the country pound for pound, and back in high demand for the class of 2018.

California Supreme Elite Basketball Program will host its season open tryouts for the Spring/Summer 2018 Travel Season: ALL LEVELS 15U, 16U, and 17U: MARCH 10th, 2018 AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE

California Supreme 16U EYBL finished in Peach Jam last season going 22-6 featuring some of the Nations best 16U talent many whom have gone to garner Nation accolades, scholarships, and relationships that will last a lifetime. We will travel and compete on the EYBL 16U.

California Supreme as a program is anticipating having two teams at every level, and this 17U Select team will return players and looking to add student athletes class of 2019 and 2020 who are looking to compete and earn a college scholarship. Travel season is a very long season. How you start is not how you will finish and that is the process. #TheProcess our Elite teams will travel to Vegas with a potential stop during the live viewing period in Dallas, Indy, Atlanta, etc depending on travel commitment. Tryouts will be March 10th & 11th.

15U EYBL IS our programs Freshmen team that will also travel and compete on the EYBL ALL LEVEL TRYOUTS FOR MARCH 10TH.

Caleb “Cayewoo” Christopher Double Double Senior Night 2018 | Presented by Partner Supreme Network TV @SupremeNetworkTV_

The Second stop on Supreme Network Tv’s station is the home of The Christopher Brothers; The Mayfair Monsoons taking on the Cerritos Dons in Caleb Christophers Senior Night where he had a double double, and lead his team to a victory alongside his younger brother the highly touted Josh Christopher. Caleb has an official offer from Northridge, and is also being recruited by Georgetown, UTEP, Colorado, San Francisco, Weber State, and Portland state. Caleb is a guard in the class of 2018, and coming on strong heading into the CIF Playoff picture. This is a Supreme Network TV Exclusive: INSTAGRAM: @SUPREMENETWORKTV_

Ball out or Fall Out TOP HS Tournament: (California Supreme Basketball)

California Supreme at the end of each season sends countless student athletes back to their High School programs all through out California after the end to a productive spring, and summer; Program Director and Founder Gary Franklin and staff constructed the “Ball out or Fall Out” Top HS Basketball tournament featuring programs such as: Serra, Westchester, Santa Monica, Crossroads, Long Beach Poly, and Mater Dei. Along with other top High School Programs in Southern California “Ball out or Fall Out” was a successful preseason HS Tournament featuring a lot of top level Prospects for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020. For more information on our program visit:

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Christopher Brothers and Kenyon Martin Jr. face off in Jordan Take Flight Challenge 2018

California Supreme was well represented in the 2018 TakeFlight challenge this Saturday and Cerritos College. Seniors Shareef O’Neal, Tevian Jones, Cyrus Johnson, and Caleb Christopher; as well as a host of juniors and Sophomores took the floor to compete in this one day showcase. This film is California Supreme student athletes now at their respective High Schools competing against each other. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAM VISIT:

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