Friday, May 13, 2011

Texas D1 Arrives In Phoenix For The "adidas Elite 8 In The Desert"

The Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston arrived in Phoenix this morning for the adidas Elite 8 in the Desert to compete against some of the West's best talent in AAU powerhouses Belmont Shores (CA) & Compton Magic (CA).  The first stop was to stop by Grand Canyon University which is currently a top notch D2 program. The Head Coach at GCU is my friend, Russ Pennell one of the classiest guys in the business. (He was also Head Coach at Arizona, & Assistant at Oklahoma State, Arizona State & Ole Miss).

GCU is set to open it's beautiful new 5000 seat arena in August, and have applied to be accepted to the Western Athletic Conference in the next year or two.
Coach Max & Russ Pennell @ Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ
The event is organized by Chad Groth of Area Codes Basketball & Etop Udoma of the Compton Magic.  Texas D1 has already received some great advance publicity from Jeff Meadow's .

Chad Groth of & Coach Max Ivany @ The D1 Nation College Coaches Mixer in Houston, TX during the Final Four.

Texas D1 Ambassadors Roster For The adidas Elite 8 in the Desert

2012   Chase Brogna                   PG        6'0"            Houston St. Thomas
2012   Michael Hardge                PG        6'0"            Georgetown
2012   Alex Caruso                      CG        6'6"            College Station A&M Consolidated
2012   Devon Turk                       SG        6'3"            Houston St. Pius
2012   Maurice Letcher-Ellis       F           6'7"            Houston Yates
2013   Johnathan Motley             F           6'8"            Houston Northshore
2011   Mark Nwakamma             F           6'6"            Leander
2013   Parker Callender               F           6'7"            Houston Clear Springs
2011   Keynan Willis                    F           6'9"            Crosby 
2011   Jalen Washington              SG        6'4"           Pflugerville Hendrickson