Lady Prime Marissa Coleman 11U, makes it's record 7-0 on the season after winning the Charm City Shootout this weekend. We have a long way to go to develop our girls and prepare them for middle school. One thing we do know is that they will compete. That's step one. Stay tuned to follow the progress of this team.
12U Had the biggest challenge of them all this weekend. Playing in a pool with 14U B level teams. Trying to overcome the size, speed and strength of the other teams, they held their composure and fought each game until the time ran out. We were pleased at the fight in our girls and looking forward to practice this week to get better.
Our 14U girls are a really special group. Our coaches were really impressed at their effort and how hard they played more than anything. It's only the beginning of something really special to come. We have a lot of work to do, and we will be ready to go!
Team Prime has a fresh new look!
In only our 2nd year of girls youth basketball, we are making changes to our organization that will help us to become the best program we can be. We want to make your experience the best possible while allowing your child to have greater experiences than just basketball. One of our goals is to help develop confidence to give our kids an opportunity to succeed in the world we live in.
We have partnered with a few great organizations who will serve as our mentors in our process and help us blossom into the organization that we want to be. Under Armour, is our new partner moving forward into the New Year. They will help us grow and present opportunities that will allow us to create an environment that our kids will learn, have fun and get the exposure and development they desire.
We have new Coaches, new colors a new site and a overall makeover. In order to be the best organization we can possibly be, we are maximizing our relationships to create more opportunities for our players. Our doors are opened for the 2016 season and evaluations are are done weekly.
Thank you for your support and looking forward to a bless New Year!
Evaluations for Girls Spring/Summer Basketball are NOW!!!! Click here
In only one year, the Team Prime Ladies (Lady Prime) competed in the USBA Nationals and placed 2nd after playing in a 6th grade pool. Our girls fought tooth and nail every game and left there mark in Atlanta Georgia the Summer of 2015. We are looking forward to our development over the Fall and Winter so that we can continue to give our girls these memories and special opportunities.
On Sunday September 14, Hoop Group x Under Armour hosted the Top 100 Camp for High School Players. Team Prime Sports Basketball Group was represented by 14 players. Our players attend High Schools all around the DMV area. O'Connell, Idea Charter, Dematha, and Paul to name a few.
The camp had over 200 registered players attend. The day consisted of long registration lines that moved quickly, measurements were taken and vertical leaps. From there players joined in to workout and do drills with the coaches on site. After the workouts, players were separated into teams to begin games.
The games were fast paced and very competitive, for the most part. It was a lot of sloppy play which occurs at camps like these. Players know each other and over do things to show up the guy in front of them. The outcome is making it on someones Social Networking page. It was a great experience for our guys to see what this area has when it comes to talent and competition. We are one step closer to attaining our goals! #TeamPrime #BePrime
Congratulations to Team Prime player Keyshawn Johnson for being one of the top players in the 2014 Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. Keyshawn had a great Summer and it's his time to be recognized among the best. He is a gym rat and a student of the game. Keyshawn helped an under sized 7th grade Team have a successful Summer in AAU competition finishing 35-6 with Team Prime. Key's development over the past year has been truthfully an accomplishment of his hard work and determination to be the best. Being the best is his motivation. He also played on the PG County Championship team in the PYBL.
"Keyshawn Johnson Guard (Maryland)- A registration class error is the only reason this kid wasn’t in the Top 20 game. He was very dominant from the start of the camp playing both guard positions. His crossover dribble sets up most of his moves. He then gives a shooting touch and form from the perimeter while displaying a tight handle. I like the size he has for the position and seems to have a good work ethic that could equate to a high profile prospect down the road. This kid definitely made a name for himself." - BasketballSpotlight.com
The Team Prime Scholar Athlete Award is given to the Student who has portrayed leadership, character and was the most outstanding student of 2014. This year our award was sponsored and presented by Sahar Simmons (Book publisher and author of, "Brianas Neighborhood) in the amount of $1500 was presented to Tobias Alphonzo Shifflett, born October 10, 2003, is 10 years old. He started school, at Kinder Care Learning Center, when he was 2 years old. He remained at Kinder Care until he was 5 years old. Tobias led his Pre-Kindergarten class in a poem at the graduation program. In 2009, Tobias started Kindergarten at Accokeek Academy. While in grade 2, he gave the “Welcome” at the Honor Roll Assembly to over 100 people. Tobias is currently in grade 5th. He enjoys basketball and has played on a team for the past 4 years. At this time he plays AAU for Team Prime Basketball Team and trains with XBX Training. He was the Vice President of the Student Council for the 4th graders. He has received the Principal’s Award for 4 years straight. This award is given to students who receive all A’s on their report card. Tobias is outgoing and outspoken. He enjoys going to NBA games, watching ESPN and playing video games. He likes talking to people about all subjects and will challenge you on most topics.
Team Prime wants to congratulate Tobias and his family for being the 1st recipiant of the Team Prime Scholar Athlete Award 2014.
Team Prime Sportsman Of The YEar: Rieco Hellams
Rieco Hellams winner of the 2014 Team Prime Sportsman of the Year Award, is 10yrs old, a native of Washington DC., an Honor Roll student at Watkins Elementary School within the Capitol Hill Cluster. It is at Watkins where he began his 'AllSports' youth career. Rieco has been playing POP Warner football for the 'Watkins Hornets' since the age of 5. He holds the positions of Running Back and Corner Back and has been very successful on his journey. In fall of 2013, once the football season ended, Rieco decided he wanted to try AAU basketball. He walked into Largo High School gym to discover Lonnie Harrell and a few others shooting around. He approached Lonnie and asked could he join. Rieco at 4ft high, and the others towering 5ft - 6ft 7in, Lonnie gave Rieco the ball and said 'show me what you got'. Shocked at what he had seen, Lonnie asked Rieco's mom to attend his 'Developmental Training' program. At the time she agreed, she also expressed that this would be Rieco's 1st year playing basketball for a team so don't be so hard on him. From that point forward, Rieco developed a skill set and an 'eye' for the game. Rieco has the privilege to play basketball with Mr. Arnie Duncan, Secretary of Education and All-Star MVP 2014 winner (next to Kevin Hart), and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. Rieco has attended basketball camps thru 'ISG'and 'One on One Basketball' organizations where he was awarded the 'Bradley Beal Best Ball Handler and Defense'. Rieco is very proud to be apart of the Team Prime family. He walked away with 6 total awards including 4th grade Team Co MVP.
Coach Terry and Coach Ray both are excited about the progress and rapid development Rieco has shown in his first season.