SALT LAKE CITY (November 12, 2014) – Utah Basketball Club, Utah’s leading travel basketball program since 2003, announced today that seven high school basketball seniors signed their respective National Letters of Intent to play college basketball in a ceremony held at Energy Solutions Arena.
Players and their college basketball destinations include Noah Togiai (Hunter, Oregon State University), Jake Lindsey (Olympus, Baylor), Jarriesse Blackmon (Layton, UC-Santa Barbary), Riley Court (Pleasant Grove, Weber State), Malek Harwell (Century, ID, Boise State), Brayden Holker (Westlake, Southern Utah), and Gabe Colosimo (Juan Diego, Seattle Pacific).
“To see these guys grow and develop as a team is a humbling experience as a coach”, said Todd Phillips, head men’s coach at Salt Lake Community College and 17U head coach for Utah Basketball Club. “They’ve worked very hard to get to this point; but it’s important they understand the hard work is just beginning.”
These players were part of an amazing spring and summer run that concluded with a 27-6 overall record. The team ended the season ranked #16 in the country and #2 in the west. In the final tournament of the season, at the Las Vegas Classic, the team made it all the way to the Final 4 where they fell short against Jabari Parker’s Mac Irvin Fire in a tightly contested game with more than 75 college coaches watching.
Other members of the 2014 Utah Basketball Club 17U team were Cody John (Wasatch Academy), Matt Conway (signed at Utah Valley University), and Alec Monson (signed at Portland). Cody John, a crafty 6’2 combo guard, spent most of the spring and summer season recovering from an injury. During July, his play quickly came up to speed as he managed to receive inquiries from schools all over including Maryland and several local Utah schools including Utah State. John is widely regarded as a Division 1 prospect.
More information on players can be found online at www.utahbasketballclub.org.
About Utah Basketball Club Utah Basketball Club (UBC) is the leading travel basketball program in Utah. Established in 2003, UBC teams consistently compete at the highest levels in national tournaments, where the best teams and players meet to compete. More than 95 UBC players have received full grant-in-aid scholarships to play college basketball. Alumni include Brandon Davies (BYU, Philadelphia 76’ers), Jordan Loveridge (University of Utah), and Jalen Moore (Utah State), among many others. UBC teams start at 3rd grade and are primarily focused on skill development and team concepts driven by college and high school level coaches. For more information, visit www.utahbasketballclub.org.