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.