D1 Elite coached by John Hines is making their inaugural debut in a Prep Hoops Next tournament this weekend in Dallas as they are slated to play in the 14U division of The Tuneup. PHN was able to catch up with Hines who is in charge of the four year program to learn a little more about the program.
“We have been around for the last four years. We started off with one team but now we have four teams total between boys and girls. We try to give the kids a platform to showcase their talent and try to equal the playing field here in the state of Texas.”
Hines is excited about the competition he will be going up against this weekend in Dallas and talked about that with us.
“We are looking forward to playing against tough competition. You guys were recommended to put our players in your tournaments to give these kids more exposure and to play against tough competition so you guys come off with a good reputation.”
In order to get past that stiff competition Hines will need to rely on some of his best players. Hines broke down three of his more important players.
Elijah Gibson: “Gibson is a combo guard that is about 5’10 or 5’11 that is a strong ball handler, strong shooter, strong defensively and really is the whole package. He has been dominating us for a long time now.”
Carlito Curry: “We just picked him up as this is his first season playing with us as he is from the Dominican Republic. He is a good combo guard as well that has good size, he can handle the ball, he is strong defensively as well so he is another one that is a top kid for us.”
Tavion McKnight: “He is a point guard for us that again is strong defensively. He is aggressive when he attacks the basket and has a good IQ.
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