Select high school players were put on a team to compete against some of the cities best players at East Central Community Center and the first installment of The Love League, a Men’s Elite basketball league. The players chosen all have college potential and are either signed to play next year or are still weighing their options at what the future holds for their hoop dreams. The purpose of this team is to prep the players for a faster paced, more physical style of play that will be more related to the college game and to increase the players networking opportunities as a lot of the other teams have former players from various colleges, with various connections at the collegiate level. The games are filmed, edited, and produced into highlight clips with a full menu of statistics being recorded along with commentary from some highly respected local hoop heads-Michael Bethely and Dashawn Bedford. It provides a great add on to any recruiting efforts these athletes are enduring.
Our roster consists of 8 players- KJ Hassett(Rogers), Austin Yoakum(West Valley), John Lynch(Springdale, Presentation College bound), Jaelon Stith(Medical Lake), Vaughn Handel(Lewis & Clark), Denzel Brantley(Rogers), Tyler Irish(Deer Park), and Rashawn Lemery(North Central).
After two games the boys are 0-2 taking a hard fought loss from the East Central Community Center crew- featuring Eric Beal and Houston Stockton in the first week, followed by a less competitive game against ES Elite that saw former Everett Community College stand out and current Mens league dominator Dominique McClendon go crazy with 48 points!
KJ Hassett leads the team in scoring avg 19.5 ppg and assists with 4.5 apg.
Jaelon Stith is leading the team in rebounding with 7.5 per game.
The next game will be Saturday, March 26th at 7pm, at East Central Community Center, come check out the hype!