The Stage: The Final Act was filled with high-intensity games and a vibrant atmosphere. From the first tip-off to the final buzzer, the talent on display is nothing short of extravagant, with teams solid skills across the board. Whether it was at OGP Ladera or OGP Anaheim, both venues had an electric energy that permeated every moment of the action. From all 8 divisions the talent was there with all 134 teams from as far as San Diego, Hawaii, Texas, Arizona, Alaska, Utah, and New Mexico.
Christopher Richardson Jr was the man for Hoop Nation Black as he averaged 21 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. He earned MVP honors and helped lead his team to an undefeated weekend in the Trae Young division. Bryson Watson from Mountain City got himself MVP in the Evan Mobley division as he averaged 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. Last is Christopher Crowell who averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals per game for Coastal Premier and earned himself MVP honors.
The 16U division had a plethora of talent especially in the Damian Lillard division. MVP Jayden Harris (Formula Elite) put on a clinic as he averaged 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks a game. Harris was unstoppable on offense and even backed up his play on the defensive end. The two other MVP’s, Parker Van Dorn from Mountain City and Wesley Curtis from UBC also had amazing weekends as they went undefeated at The Final Act. Van Dorn averaged 14 points and 4 rebounds. Curtis averaged a solid 18 points and 6 rebounds. An honorable mention who earned All-Tournament is Reagan Hardman from BluGold (AK). Hardman put down 42 points in two out of his five games which is extremely impressive, he was knocking down three after three all game long.
We Rise Elite made the trip down from Hawaii and took care of business. They competed with solid teams all weekend long, including “The League” who came down to SoCal from Texas. They had Jonathan Brown III who earned all tournament with his great play all weekend long. Pupualii Sepulona was a force to reckon with all weekend long at The Final Act and this earned him MVP Honors in the James Harden division for We Rise Elite as he averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals a game. Jordan Dollar earned MVP honors in the Gilbert Arenas division as he averaged 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in 4 games.