Magic Memorial Day Delivers Again Showcasing top talent and matchups for the 15th year in a row

Magic Memorial Day provided a great high school club basketball experience once again. This event, which originally started as the “H.A.X. Memorial Day Classic” back in 2009, brought teams from across the country. Teams flocked in from Minnesota, Utah, Hawaii, Arizona, and much more to participate in this prestigious event. The team diversity, coupled with top teams such as Compton Magic, Dreamvision, and Gamepoint created a championship atmosphere. This climate created some high level title games that came down to the wire.

BattleCup Champions 

(The BattleCup is a super pool for the BattleZone divisions composed of some of the best teams participating in the event . Each participating team received an automatic bid into the BattleZone championship bracket.)


Onyeka Okongwu Bracket:

Onyeka Okongwu: Compton Magic Elite had an elite performance at Magic Memorial Day. Dillan Shaw 12 points helped create separation and defeat OGP 74-30. Matt Mowers led OGP, putting up 10 pts.  With an elite scoring ability and a deep bench created a full proof winning combination. Compton Magic were getting through defenses with ease with their strong offensive threats who can score from anywhere on the floor, whether it be Issac Williamson, Dillan Shaw, or somebody else. 

Final Score: 74-30

Evan Mobley Bracket: 

BTI Select were unstoppable going through Magic Memorial day with a strong offensive showing in each game. Bryce Goldman had an outstanding performance in the championship game against Gamepoint putting up 25 points. However Gamepoint wasn’t going down without a fight, Louis Bond led the charge with 22 points. Another part of their success was their rebounding ability as they were boxing out effectively and were dominant at getting boards, which was a major contribution in establishing their strong lead. 

Final Score (72-59)


Compton Magic Elite 16U rose to the occasion and displayed elite basketball all tournament long. Rider Portela’s double double (25 pts, 12 Rebs), held off OGP Elite with a final score of 63-62. Maxwell Scott led the charge for OGP Anaheim who put up 26 pts. They were very consistent in the paint and from midrange, and were automatic from the three point line. 

Final Score: 63-62


Gamepoint 3SSB were dynamic in every matchup they were in, and would not be denied the title of champions. Richie Kingston Ramirez gave his team the edge with the 18 points he generated. For Future Elite, Jack Levey created the momentum for his team with 1w2 point performance.  Gamepoint had the X factor that all great teams have, the ability to overcome the obstacles to pull out the win in crucial close games. Their strong ability to fight through contact for baskets and play tight defense for steals and blocks gave them an extra advantage. 

Final Score: 50 – 39

BattleZone Champions


Compton Magic Elite rolled to the championship game, winning every game by double digits on their way to the title game. Most would have thought the BattleZONE championship game would not be much different, but Southbay Show SD had other plans. This game was a battle from start to finish. Every time you thought Compton Magic was going to break the game open, Southbay Show countered with a run of their own. In the end, the Magic prevailed to win this hard fought battle to win the 17u BattleZone championship.

Final Score: 70 – 65


Compton Magic Elite 16u proved they were top dogs once again by defeating OGP Anaheim Elite in a rematch from just two days earlier. Once again Rider Portela was very consistent from the field putting up 21 points in the championship game. It was another great showing for Maxwell Scott with his 22 point performance for OGP Anaheim. Their scoring ability is top notch, as they got every shot to go their way to build substantial leads and come out on top in those close games. In addition their elite ability to rebound created fastbreaks to easy buckets or second chance points. 

Final Score: 67 – 63


Dreamvision came up big when it mattered most, winning a tough battle over OGP Anaheim Elite in overtime, 57-54. Hunter Caplan 11 points gave them enough to come out on top in this close matchup. OGP fought til the very end, leading the charge was Jayden Barnes who put up 19 points in the game. Dreamvision was an elite rebounding team, dominated the boards and boxed out effectively, recording 172 rebounds total in the tournament. In addition Dream Vision was very successful in the paint, always finding ways to get shots to go. 

Final Score:  57- 54

Elite Divisions Champions

17U Ryder Elite

Top Scorer: Noah E Williams 19pts, 5 rebs, 1 ast

Final Score: 69-43

16U LA Elite Premier

Top Scorer: Chinemerem Anyikwa  19pts, 15 rebs, 3 3pm

Final Score: 64-54

15U Gamepoint 3SSB 14U

Top Scorer:  Marcus Tuason 18pts, 1 Ast, 4 3PM

Final Score: 67-46

Open Division Champions

17U AZ Storm Fire

 Top Scorer: Dylan Eaddy  26 pts,10 rebs, 6 3pm

Final Score: 71 – 68

16U Gamepoint Premier

Top Scorer: Vincent Giglio   21 pts, 4 rebs, 2 stls

Final Score: 55-41

15U Gamepoint Select 

Top Scorer: Brody Barnhart  17pts, 4 rebs, 1 3pm

Final Score: 57-37