The newest team to the Seattle Select program is the 6th grade Seattle Select 2023 team. They have been working hard all Fall and their hard work has paid off by playing tough, smart, team basketball. “Coach Zac Townsend and I are very happy with the progress and team work. They play hard defense and want to make the right plays for each other. We are really looking forward to seeing this team evolve this year” – Coach Chase Young
Ryan Silver (West Coast Elite President) and Chase Young put together a sold out camp of 140 elite student athletes from the Northwest. The 3.5GPA min requirement is what attracted the tremendous support from high academic colleges from the West coast. Coaches from Caltech, Redlands, Occidental, UPS, Chapman, Lewis and Clark, Linfield, George Fox, Whitman, Willamette, and many others attended and coached teams during the camp. Campers received shooting instruction from UW legend Donald Watts, conditioning from professional trainer Tim Manson, and multiple games each day where they could showcase their talent in front of college coaches.
Seattle Select 2019 won their pool, beat NW Panthers, and then beat Drive Elite in the semis. In the championship they played against Powerhouse Hoops from Arizona who is a nationally recognized team and program. Seattle Select 2019 was able to pull off the 74-60 win. The Seattle Select Warriors 2021 played up in the 8th grade division and made it all the way to the championship game against Rotary’s top 8th grade.
“All the boys played confident, fundamental, team basketball. Everyone has bought into the team game and team defense. It’s fun to see these guys playing for each other and not themselves. I’m very proud of how the team played with such effort and attitude.” – Coach Chase Young
AAU Power Ranking site Coast2CoastPreps.com has just released their 7th grade national rankings and have our Seattle Select Warriors ranked 2nd in the Nation.
This is inspirational to our young players, but we must stay hungry and humble. 7th Graders are gearing up to compete against the #1 ranked team in the upcoming Coca-Cola Nationals in Anaheim this June.
The 9th grade Seattle Select 2019 make it to the finals in Best in the West tournament last weekend in Yakima. They won 5 straight but lost in the championship game against the Spokane Griffins.
The Seattle Select 2019 is a one of the premier freshmen teams in the NW and they are all dedicated to the classroom. It’s rare to have one of the most talented teams in the west coast that has the grades that this team does. We could not be more proud to have these student-athletes represent us on a national level. All players have received invitations to the West Coast and Northwest High Academic Showcase Camps this Summer and Fall to play in front high academic D1, D2, and D3 coaches and scouts.
“We are getting a lot of attention from the college coaches because of their GPA, more than the fact that they can dunk on guys and hit 3’s. Their competitiveness in the classroom shows a lot about their character and college coaches want the athletes who have proven their abilities to manage time, prioritize, and work hard in school. Players with high GPAs exhibit these qualities. College coaches are blown away when they see this explosive team knowing they all have the grades to pass through their admissions.” – Coach Chase Young
The 7th grade Seattle Select Warriors 2021 won their district championships in March to give them a birth at the 13u AAU Nationals in Charlotte North Carolina this July. Guard Keyshawn Douglas hit the game winner and got the final steal in the championship against Rotary. Fund raising has begun to help get the team to the east coast and players have their eyes on the prize.
“This was an awesome accomplishment and the boys showed a lot of heart on defense to win the last two games to get their bid to the AAU National Tournament.” – Coach Chase Young
The 7th Grade Seattle Select Warriors 2021 won the Portland President’s Day Nike All-American Tournament in February. This has been historically NW’s largest national youth event of the year with ranked teams from all over coming to compete for the title. They had to knock of WestCoastElite25 #1 ranked 7th grade team “Seattle Rotary Style” in the championship who they have lost to twice this year. Shooting guard John Christofilis won tournament MVP honors. During their trip they got to visit University Portland with Portland Sophomore Jason Todd who ironically won the same tournament MVP award when he was in 7th grade playing for Chase.
“This was a complete team effort and the boys really came together to get the win.” – Coach Chase Young