Story submission from the NLBC
The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 14u Black team competed in the EBC/WCE25 King Of The Coast Invitation-Only Tournament on May 16 and 17 at Santiago Canyon College in Orange. This tournament featured some of the top-ranked 14u teams on the West Coast and California.
The team went 2-2 on the weekend and played Riverside Matrix (#6 West Coast / #1 Inland Empire), NGA Stars (#14 West Coast/ #3 Orange County), Team Veritas (#22 WC/ #13 OC) and Junior Hoops (#7 OC).
Standout players DJ Rodman, Luke Chelf and Jake Hamilton were all named to the All-Tournament Team for their great individual contributions over the long weekend. All three players have bright futures at local Newport-Mesa high schools in the upcoming years.