Ballers Heaven Men’s Tour played and beat Las Vegas Unknown in their own back yard.
Vegas Unknown are the 2018 World Club Basketball Tournament champions. They invited Ballers Heaven to give them a stiff test before they start their league season.
Coach Roger Payne said: “It’s a great opportunity to look at guys ahead of the season and help those looking for exposure that would otherwise be closed to them. I’ve helped many players over the years and it’s always great to give that guy the shop window they need to be seen.”
Omar Beauperthuy: 6’7, NCAA Division 1, Cayman Islands international
Samuel Toluwase: 6’4, BBL London Lions and Nigerian international
Frantz Geico Playisir: 6’5, Cayman Islands international
Eli Alcantar: 5’9, NAIA Division 1, Mexico
Zach Cassita: 6’1, NCAA Divison 1, Utah
Chris Soldavini: 6’6, NCAA Division 2, California
Ben Freeland: 6’10, Lafayette, Los Angeles
Tyrone Keondre: 6’5, Frankfurt, Germany
Jon Montez: 6’6, Santa Rosa, JUCO 1, Los Angeles
Ballers Heaven was invited to the Valencia Basketball tournament in April 2019.
As many as 20 teams competed in the Under-17 boys bracket. The team trained hard and Coach Payne said: “It’s an amazing opportunity for the guys to see what level they’re at compared to some of the best young players in Europe. They will learn about a different style of play is in Spain, but it also gives me a chance to look at guys for our new u18 national league team starting in the new season.”
Coach Payne’s experience and worldwide contacts puts this programme ahead of the rest as many young talented players will have many doors open to them. They will travel the globe learning the game and honing their skills against the best, as well as learning from top coaches in Europe and the United States, meeting and learning from NBA stars on their journey.