TEAM NIKOS BASKETBALL ACADEMY CEMENTS SIXTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Team Nikos’ 10U, 11U and 12U Basketball Teams Clinch National Victories in AAU Div II and III
Ladera Ranch, CA August 23, 2016 – Three of Team Nikos’ youth basketball teams, won their respective AAU Division II and III National Championships in Rocklin, California this summer. Invitations to the championship tournament were based on the win-loss record for all qualifying West Coast AAU teams.
On June 23rd through the 26th, the Courtside Basketball Center outside of Sacramento was home to the West Coast’s most elite basketball talent. Team Nikos brought home three titles to Orange County, making them National Champions six times over.
The 10U team, coached by Concordia University alum, Michael Tolmaire, is comprised of Aaron Auci, Saatvik Barla, Neel Chintamaneni, Ethan Jarvis, Mason Londre, Evan Mika, Romario Peralta, Joseph Michael Rosser, and Wisnel Shook. This was the 10U team’s first appearance in the National championship, and they brought home a Division III title.
The 11U team entered the competition as defending Champions from their title last year. Jameel Mahmud coached Kole Clark, Zack Davidson, Samuel Dunnell, Ben Durham, Niko Lopez, Ethan Rhee, Blake Sullivan and Trey Tolmaire to their Division II title.
Team Nikos’ 12U team, coached by the program’s founder, Steve Williams, is comprised of Mason Brehmer, Michael Chapman, Braden Christenson, Donovan Comestro, Jake Hesse, Grant Marquez, John McFadden, Tanner Mehrens and Isaiah Tolmaire. The 12U team earned their third consecutive appearance at the National Championship, and their second AAU title.
Team Nikos celebrated their hard earned victories at their brand new, state-of-the-art home, the Ladera Sports Center in Ladera Ranch, California. The recently built solar powered and air-conditioned facility boasts eight full size courts, and countless amenities. In addition to weekly practices and academies held at the Ladera Sports Center, Team Nikos hosted the LA Clipper camp last month, as well as various NBA celebrities like Tyson Chandler and Anthony Brown.
Team Nikos Basketball Academy is the premiere basketball program in South Orange County, training athletes ages 6 to 18.