We invite you to join us in The East Vs West Bracket Challenge brought to you by @OHoopsTraining!
How to play:
1. Print off the OHoops bracket, fill it out and email it to Training@OrlandoHoops.com
2. Submit the bracket before Thursday, March 20th at 12pm ET
3. Follow @OHoopsTraining on Instagram to be eligible for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes!
Round 2: 10 points per pick Max 320 points for this round
Round 3: 20 points per pick Max 320 points for this round
Round 4: 40 points per pick Max 320 points for this round
Round 5: 80 points per pick Max 320 points for this round
Round 6: 160 points per pick Max 320 points for this round
OHoops Showdown in O-Town saw a number of talented athletes and teams compete for bragging rights to start off the New Year. The two day Public school vs. Private school shootout, sponsored by OHoops Training and covered by Bright House Sports Network was not your typical basketball event. Featuring the top private and public Boy’s and Girl’s teams in Central Florida, the Showdown was deemed as “Not only a basketball showcase, but a festival.”
Before you even reached the doors of the gymnasium you heard great music playing, smelled fresh burgers and hotdogs on the grill, saw several kids running around playing with the blue and yellow balloons and watched the lines of people waiting to get in to secure a seat for one of the most highly anticipated annual basketball events in Orlando, Florida.
Upon entering the main lobby you couldn’t help but be captivated by everything going on; several basketball brands, the best of the best in basketball apparel, the Official Physical Therapy Providers of the Brooklyn Nets and OHoops and beyond it all, sneakers screeching, basketballs bouncing, whistles blowing and a packed house! Throw in elite high-school basketball match-ups and what you get is the ultimate basketball experience, The OHoops Showdown In O-Town.
Showdown Recap: Girls
Boone vs. Lake Highland Prep
The Boone Braves were up late but unable to weather Lake Highland Prep’s late offensive surge Friday evening, dropping to 12-6 overall. Lake Highland Prep, now 16-2, was led by Sophomore Jordan Lewis and Junior Destinee Walker with 20 points and 19 points respectively.
Lake Howell vs. Orlando Christian Prep
Lake Howell (6-5) wins 1 for the Public Schools, defeating the Lady Warriors of Orlando Christian Prep (14-7) by a score 44-39 Friday evening. The Lady Silver Hawks even the bragging rights for the Public vs. Private school showcase moving into day 2 of the OHoops Showdown in O-Town.
Showdown Recap: Boys
Boone vs. Lake Highland Prep
UCF signee B.J. Taylor’s 36 points for Boone (13-7) still was not enough in their 76-68 loss to Joel Berry and Lake Highland Prep (15-3). The two-time state player of the year and future UNC Tarheel finished the evening with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists at OHoops 2014 Showdown in O-Town.
Wekiva vs. Windermere Prep
Though Boone and Lake Highland Prep may have had the match-up of the day, Wekiva (14-3) had the performance of the day. Utilizing suffocating defense and a strong offensive surge towards the end, Windermere Prep (14-5) fell victim in the Mustangs 77-49 win Saturday evening. Wekiva certainly proved why they are currently ranked as No. 2 in 7A.
Dr. Phillips vs. Orlando Christian Prep
Showdown’s Host Orlando Christian Prep (17-0) kept their record spotless with a 70-56 win over a very young and talented Dr. Phillips (12-4). OCP controlled the majority of the game and used high energy on both the offensive and defensive end to maintain momentum throughout the contest.
Oviedo vs. First Academy
Oviedo (16-3) kept the Public Schools’ overall record vs. the Private Schools respectable with their 65-57 win over First Academy (11-6). Junior Matt Milon led Oviedo with 23 points with help from Point Guard Carlos Maffuz who ended the night with 10 assists.
Evans vs. Providence
Evans (14-5), missed senior guards Benly Olizia and P.J. Atkins as they just fell short to Jacksonville Providence (14-3). Providence Guard and Duke commit Grayson Allen led the Stallions with 20 points including several crowd-raising dunks as Providence emerged victorious in the 66-60 showdown.
Hagerty vs. Faith Christian
Faith Christian (14-3), with the help of a 20 point effort from Greg Zuppas, prevailed 54-51 over Hagerty (8-7). Faith Christian is currently ranked second in their class behind host and district rival Orlando Christian Prep and put the overall record in favor of the Private school’s during this year’s Showdown in O-Town brought to you by OHoops Basketball Training.
Rest assured that the 2015 Showdown in O-Town will see Public schools coming back for vengeance as the Private schools walk away with bragging rights this year, winning 5 out of the 8 games during the 2-day showcase.
*The Players were given “Showdown in O-Town” wrist bands by one of The Showdown’s sponsors, Deuce Brand Apparel.
Professional Skill Development crew Team Footprintz flew down from NY, NY and Point3 Basketball Apparel drove down from Atlanta, Georgia to put on an annual Alpha Camp that the country has yet to witness. The largest of its kind, 84 players showed up to prove and improve their game. Every kid received a pair of the World’s Best Basketball Shorts created by Point3 and wore them during the 6 hour mini-camp. The camp included body-weight training, ball handling indoors and outdoors, footwork emphasis, proper shooting mechanics, and much more. The OHoops Professors also put on an impressive display of all our fundamentals during a short workout session led by OHoops Owner, Coach Irwin Hudson. We even had a segment of OHoops very own “Backyard Basketball” never seen or played before. Check out the highlights from this camp below and click here for more upcoming events, camps, and clinics.
The Guinness World Record for the most NBA 3-Pointers (shots) in basketball made in one minute WAS 25. This record was set by Daniel Loriaux at Club Sport Oregon in Tigard, Oregon, USA, on 9 May 2007.Well, as of September 23rd, 2013 Professor G from OHoops Training raised the bar to 27.
The Professors are Professional Basketball Trainers out of Orlando, Florida. These guys train the likes of Houston Rocket’s rising superstar Chandler Parsons, two time National Champion Taurean Green (now plays professional basketball in Europe) Nick Calathes, who was just signed by the Memphis Grizzlies and many more pro and college level athletes.
Recently, the OHoops Professors kicked off their Official YouTube campaign, challenging the world to #BeatTheProfessors. Every month they release a new video challenge and accept any and all submissions from ball players worldwide attempting to keep up. The winners will be invited to Orlando, Florida in August 2014 for free training and to compete in a 5 v 5 game, #TheChallengers vs. #TheProfessors. They are out to prove they are the best in the business at what they do. To emphasize this point, they have set their sights on breaking not just one, but SEVERAL world records.
On Saturday, October 12th, OHoops (a Professional Basketball Training Facility out of Orlando, Florida) hosted their first annual OHoopin’ for the Cure 3 v 3 Tournament to help raise money for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation out of Miami, Florida.
With overwhelming support from multiple sponsors, the 12 team tournament was an indicator of how caring and generous the Orlando Community can be. As a result this support, the tournament was a tremendous success.
OHoops had the opportunity to lead all activities, contests and competitions on the outside basketball court during the NBA 5K FIT (Walk, Run, Dribble) during NBA All-Star Weekend. With shooting competitions, Beat The Professors Challenges (3 v 3) and appearances by The Orlando Magic’s Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, this early morning event was a blast for the OHoops Crew and everyone else involved!
Every Sunday, OHoops puts on a training workout available to every athlete regardless of age or skill level. Training for our fundamental age players, 2nd through 6th grade starts at 1pm, and our middle school and high school players begin at 1:45pm. Each session runs for roughly 1.5 hours and focuses on each player becoming a complete basketball player. Price is $20 per athlete. Come see what OHoops Training is all about. Once you do we guarantee that you’ll be back to take no days off!