The San Fernando Valley has some talent and a lot of those talented players are playing for Paul George Elite. This team works hard and they have some future D1 hoopers on the squad.
Team Name: Paul George Elite 2026
City/State: San Fernando Valley ,CA
How long have you guys been a team, and what are something that you try and teach your players or your foundation?
This is a rather new team in the terms of being a “team” this group has only been together as a whole for about 5-6 months. We have been around as a youth program for 3 years now.
Our foundation as a program is on the defensive side of the ball as well as the basic fundamentals of the game. We really focus on this as a program. We feel this is what players get the least amount of work on as they mostly focus on offense in trainings. We strive and preach a teamwork first approach and for our players to play as a unit on both sides of the ball. We stress a strong desire for our players to be committed and to be loyal before they have fun.
6’8 P Bryce Williams
Young post ,Really good hands good rebounder, solid finisher around the basket very bright future with continued development.
6’6 W/F Brannon Martinsen
Very versatile player for his age that can do it all at a high level from the wing to the post position. Great athlete, good rebounder very high IQ will be on many college radars soon.
6’4 W Stephan Kankole
Skilled wing that can handle the ball solid shooter to 3pt range ,good finisher high upside. Good on ball defender.
6’4 G Joe Sterling
Great shot maker at all three levels. Mid range assassin. Can get to his shot anytime with very good ball handling. Developing athlete, holds 2 offers (Washington/ University of San Fransisco)
6’3 W/G Amir Jones
Great athlete, can get his own shot at the rim at anytime, good shooter as well, lock down defender at all levels also a great unselfish teammate makes winning plays future high major prospect.
6’3 G Caleb Newton
Naturally talented basketball player does things you can’t teach, great athlete and feel for the game on the offensive end. He handles the ball well and finishes in a variety of ways at the basket with focus and development could be a high major prospect.
6’2 G/W Dylan Grant
Big, strong ,skilled guard. Good shooter as well as finisher at the rim and through contact. Can get to his spots with his strength and and athleticism combined with growing skill very high upside and bright future will be a sought after prospect.
6’0 G Alex Garcia
Very active defender and sneaky athletic player.Good on both ends with his activity and athleticism .Good shooter from mid to 3pt line. Solid upside with development.
5’10 PG Deuce Newt
Very good ball handler and pick and roll threat, good but developing into a great passer. Great shooter and 3pt shot creator .Has all the tools to be a high level floor general for a school in the future.
5’10 CG Stefen Sherman
Very good combo guard with good ball handling combined with great shooting. Really good transition and weak side defender.With development will be a good PG prospect.
What are somethings as a coach you’re learning with this
I have learned a lot I’m young but I’ve been coaching for a little over 12 years now and you have to approach every team ,situation and player you coach differently to maximize the most out of them and at the end of the day to make sure we are not only developing these kids to be better players but better people that can contribute to society positively.