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2018 Raphael Alcoreza “Tribute to 22” Memorial Basketball Tournament

on Mar 29, 2018 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fundraising, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

    Tournament Draw        About The Tournament   Raphael is one of the reasons our club exists today! His sudden loss has affected many communities and he has had a positive impact amongst his coaches, mentors, teammates, families and friends. His name is synonymous to the game of basketball and he had so much more to give. This tournament serves as a celebration of his life on the court and 204 Customs will be donating portions of the proceeds from this tournament to a scholarship fund under his name. We hope that you can participate and spread the word to those who may be interested. We look forward to hosting you and appreciate your support of the Alcoreza family. #icanandiwill22 #excellenceisthepassinggrade #ra22forever #204customsbasketblal #204customstournament #tributeto22   All in at the #bestinthewest2016 tournament. Last one for the summer season, make it count youngbloodz! #summer2016 #204customsaau #204customsbasketball #speckleteam A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:11pm PDT   The united nations! Our diverse group is what makes us special. Proud of these dudes for showing out and competing this weekend. #16usummersquad #204customsaau #204customs #teamworkmakesthedreamwork @wisdomkaye @dante_alridge @anandk_ @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @_raphaelac @praveen_34 @akash_dhaliwal @fremynextdoor @mandoo.jr A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 20, 2016 at 1:21am PDT   Shoutouts to @thekinghandlesgps for giving our #panoramaridgesecondary U15 ballers some love. @killah.ink @alcoreza_22 #204customs #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #bestkeptsecret A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 5, 2015 at 9:36am PDT     Tournament Fees   $400 per team Looking for 7 teams to round out 8 payable to 204 Customs Paypal/eTransfer to ramil@204customs.com (question “sport”, password “basketball”) No refunds will be given once first game is played     At The Event   Division/Age Group Open to all boys teams in the U15 and U16 (current Grade 9 or 10) age group. High School or Clubs are welcome to participate in this tournament.   Draw Teams will participate in pool play competition where top teams in each pool battle it out for playoffs. 3 game minimum for each team. Saturday to Sunday, April 14 – 15 expected game times between 9:00am and 6:00pm   Fundraisers   Haircuts by Donation Proud to have the support of some of Raph’s family and friends who are in the hairstyling business for men. So during the event we will be having the Raph’s older brother Justin along with some friends from the Dog Pound Barbershop to provide some fresh cuts for the youngbloodz! Think of it as a one-stop-shop of hoops and getting your fresh fades!   Keep it simple, keep it professional, finished with Byrd and layrite beard oil. ✂ #faded #surreybarbers #fadeking #dogpoundbarbershop A post shared by DOGPOUND BARBERSHOP (@raphscuts) on Apr 1, 2017 at 9:59pm PDT     Bottle Drive If you have any recyclables that you would like us to get rid of then bring it as well and we can take care of it for you.   Gear There will be tournament gear and other merchandise for sale at the event for purchase! People can visit our online store       Donations For those who would like to donate and help us with this event then we welcome and appreciate the kind gesture. Please contact us and we’d be happy to accept!   Concessions There will be some foods and beverages available for purchase at the event for those who need an energy boost or just a sweet tooth kick     Tournament Schedule   Looking for at least 8 teams to make a round robin play schedule, Then we get into playoff bracket DRAW is TBD     Modified Tournament Rules   2 x 20 min halves, stop clock in the last 2 mins of the second half if score differential is 10 pts or less 2 timeouts per half, no carry-over, 1 per overtime Overtimes 2 mins for 1st overtime with 1 timeout, 1 min for 2nd overtime with 1 timeout 3rd OT and beyond will be “sudden death” (ie. first to score) 24 second shot clock All types of offensive and defensive schemes allowed Bonus @ 8 team fouls per half 5 personal fouls before disqualification, with notifications on 3 and above Technical fouls count as a personal foul, 2nd one is an immediate ejection from the game Unsportsmanlike foul/Flagrant foul is an immediate ejection and possible ban for next game, if it happens again possible ban from the league 1st team listed will be the home team, teams are responsible to bring their own dark/light jerseys minimum 4 players to start the game until halftime otherwise a forfeit no roster changes allowed after first game Travel Championship trophy and tees to the tournament 1st place finish Tiebreakers Head-to-Head Point Differential Total Points Against Coin Toss BCBOA Certified Officials Please do your best to have numbered jerseys for officials Pool play plus playoff bracket 3 game minimum     Gym Location   free admissions concessions available plenty of free parking friends and family are encouraged to come and support     Questions   please contact coach Ramil ramil@204customs.com or contact 604-763-5361   Tournament Waiver Form   All participants are required to fill out our waiver form before being allowed to play  ...

Men’s League Winter 2017-2018 Stats

on Mar 4, 2018 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

9 teams in November, 2 remains in March! The numbers don’t lie....

“I Can And I Will” – Farewell to #22

on Jan 11, 2018 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth, Panorama Ridge Thunder

  Last month I was asked to deliver a speech I was not prepared for but truly honoured to share some of my families thoughts on how Raphael touched our lives. This is my version of the Coach’s Tribune   Thank you for being here tonight. I’d like to thank the Alcoreza family for giving me this opportunity to speak about a special young man. I’d also like to thank this loving community who have given this family the love and support during their time of grief.   This is a first for me and definitely one of the toughest document I’ve ever hard to put together. So please bear with me.   First time I saw Raphael was of course on a basketball court, Spring/Summer of 2012 to be exact. My eldest son Cameron, 12 yrs old at the time, was playing for a club team on the West End of Vancouver and was scheduled to play another boys team from Burnaby. Our family was new to the youth boys competitive basketball scene so it was an exciting time. My wife and I were Uber parents back then which meant we drove and took our boy to local games and got to watch from the sidelines. I recall seeing Raph and his Burnaby Eagles team just run my sons team out of the gym and telling my wife, I don’t think we have a very good chance against these guys 🙂 Back then … he already had the advanced skills for a boy his age and I also noticed one thing, he was always surrounded by fun-loving teammates, his brother Ian ( who I would always see shooting around during halftime or post games), his mom and his dad being there and cheering him on. Come to think of it nothing has changed since then.   A year went by, the family and I we’re at the stop light on 64th and 132nd in Surrey and there was this boy walking across our car, we all looked at each other and said, “Is that the kid from Burnaby Eagles?” we thought that was odd, what would he be doing all the way here, maybe he’s lost or something, nevertheless we didn’t get a chance to say hello. .… A few weeks after we bumped into him again at a Grade 7 Confirmation ceremony at StBernadettes. I had the guts to ask him then, “hey kid, how are you doing? Just curious are you planning to play club basketball after Grade7?” … his response “I don’t know, I have to ask my mom” don’t worry Nelson that’s what they all say! For all I know he’s probably thinking stranger danger! Again I felt, an opportunity lost.   Another year went by with my son and I enjoying first taste of high school basketball at Seaquam Secondary. We had an OK season of learning but unfortunately didn’t get invited to the big dance of the Surrey playoffs. So we decided to check out this Panorama Ridge vs Tweedsmuir Grade 8 Boys Finals and guess who we saw? Raph and his band of Thunder brothers! I’m not sure if Nelson remembers this but he was that  proud Filipino dad in the stands that night, so I decided to approach him and give him a business card and said hey I’m looking to put a team together for local tournaments I’d love for your son to run with us, maybe stop by at StBernadettes at so and so time and see what you think. I’m a risk taker in case you haven’t noticed and wasn’t going to give up … but they showed up at the first practice and I was stoked! That summer our son transferred from Seaquam to Panorama Ridge and the rest was history.   To me our families were destined to cross paths. Let me correct that, our families were destined to cross paths and connect many other families. The Alcoreza’s has introduced us to many of the families that we’ve become close to over the years such as the Burnaby South families, Panorama Ridge, Vancouver College, Seaquam, Delview, Johnston Heights, QE, Tamanawis, Holy Cross, StBernadettes, the 204 Families and ultimately any basketball family in and around this province. Thank you for this blessing!   There is a saying, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”   He was good on both!   He was always truthful, humble, polite, never disrespectful, empathetic towards others, and fair in his character. His abilities, competitive spirit, basketball IQ, drive and calm demeanor built his reputation as a special athlete that was admired by most.   Raph would often ask me:   – Coach, what do you think about this NBA player? We would talk about the pros and cons. – Coach, what do you think of this high school player? I would then flip the script and ask him, do you think you could play with him on the same team? … we would talk about pros and cons. – Coach, is the St.Bernadette Gym open tomorrow? I would respond with if you’re there on time …. I figured his house is literally 400 metres away from the gym, so he can’t mess this up. – Coach, can I run this...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week6 Results

on Nov 21, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week6   Game1 – was a dandy!  Back and forth affair with league leading players going at it. Both teams had firepower and size but in the end Gold managed a 3 pt victory. Balanced scoring from Gold and Carolina with their big three of Dave-Karmal-Peter did most of the damage. Watch for these two in the February playoffs wk6-gm1   Game2 – Team White’s energy always a given and the 20 pt victory over Green bumped them to 2nd place in the power rankings. Francis brought the heat early, Santi, Chadley and Joseph put in the finishing touches. Without Ervin once again, Franz and Joel was left to carry the load without much help from others wk6-gm2   Game3 – Royal Team might as well play 2 on 5 if Afan (40pts) and Noman (30pts) drops every night. Obviously, guys are not doing their scouting reports. Ford with a late push in the second half was not enough to get Purple a win wk6-gm3...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week5 Results

on Nov 21, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Shotcharts from Week5   wk5-gm1 wk5-gm2 wk5-gm3...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week4 Results

on Nov 8, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week4 Team Carolina’s triple threat of Dave, Karmal and Peter was too much to handle for the Team Red and ultimately handing them their first loss of the season. Great battle of the bigs but Dave got the advantage on this run, would love to see these guys battle it out in the playoffs. Ian from Team Red was well on his way to being the high point man but Carolina adjusted well in the second half even with Rio’s 3 triples in the second half. The ‘Lemon Lime’ match up of Green vs Gold started off well but Green’s defense was no match to Gold’s youth, speed and intensity. Robert with the big first half and then MJ finished them off in the second. You would think with 5 triples from Ervin and 6 from Joel they would pull out the victory but still not enough. Again proving that this league just went a few levels above the average. Gold remains undefeated while Green, non-defeated. The White vs Grey showdown was a back and forth affair. Denni from Grey was solid all night but Richard from Team White said ‘Enuff of this’ in the second half and went on a barrage of steals, lay ups free throws … scoring 15 in the second. Gino and Chadley brought the dawgs out and played each shift to the fullest! Shotcharts   wk4-gm1 wk4-gm2 wk4-gm3...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week3 Results

on Nov 5, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week3 Team White gets their first win of the season Low scoring affair between Grey and Gold, with Gold icing late game freethrows The defending champs lose their first game with a barrage of 3pointers from the usual suspects in Afan, Myro and Noman from team Royal Shotcharts   wk3-gm1 wk3-gm2 wk3-gm3...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week2 Results

on Oct 30, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week2   Short roster and foul trouble early for team Royal did not get them off to a good start Noman’s rookie debut with 17pts. Team Red is now riding high with 2-0 start with big games from Ian and Christian Carolina’s big man with a league night high of 37 most of them in the paint, gonna be a problem to all teams all year! Peter also knocked down 20 pts on the 80 – 57 victory over Green. Ervin with the early foul trouble limited Green’s ability to come back. Now Green is 0 – 2. You know that saying ‘All that glitters is not gold!” well in week3 it was! with a 33 pt blowout of Team Purple, these new youngbloods have all the firepower the league needs to pay attention to. Airon with 27 as the high man for game3 Shotcharts   wk2-gm1 wk2-gm2 wk2-gm3...

2017 – 2018 Men’s League Week1 Results

on Oct 23, 2017 in Basketball, League, Men's Basketball, Stats

Takeaways from Week1 Red team started off on a good note, Pat hitting multiple 3s, Green team missing Ervin and Dexter. Grey and Carolina almost hit overtime, 0.7 secs left with a chance to take the game to overtime, Jun missed foul shots. Very conflicting styles but entertaining to watch Black and White Tuxedo game was also up and down. Black had the lead with the momentum coming late from White led by Santi Shotcharts wk1-gm1 wk1-gm2...

204 Customs x ‘The Notic’ Streetball Event

on Oct 19, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Basketball Training, Events, Kids,Youth

The King Handles 2017 Edition takes us to a local Surrey high school that loves and supports basketball! The OG’s from ‘The Notic’ Streetball Legends will be putting on a skills camp open to all High School Level players, both Boys and Girls. First 60 to sign up secures their spot to this Surrey community event. Learn some advanced ball handling and break down moves, mini scrimmages, 1on1’s and 2on2’s against Joey “thekinghandlesgps” Haywood and Johnny “wolfnblaze“! Just in time for the upcoming Basketball season, join us for some skills sessions, music and swag giveaways! Step1: wake up early on Saturday, Oct. 21 and register at our Eventbrite page Step2: Download the event waiver form here and fill out Step3: Print and bring your registration ticket and waiver, your own basketball, favourite sports drink to Johnston Heights on Nov.3rd and you’re good to go! See you...

2017 AAU Youngbloodz #excellenceisthepassinggrade

on Oct 1, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog

Out of combined 9 tournaments and leagues this colourful group of characters recorded 5 Golds, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze …. “Excellence is the passing grade”. It was a pleasure to lead and mentor a group of kids and families that truly enjoyed playing, travelling, supporting and eating together 🙂 Could not have found a more committed group and this grassroots mentality continues to push this homegrown program to doing bigger and better things. EVENTDESCRIPTIONDATESREGISTRATIONDEADLINELOCATION  *PRACTICE/TRAINING/LEAGUE🏀 Thursdays (7-9pm) 🏀 Saturdays (11am-1pm)Surrey, BC 1PNAAU Easter WeekendApril 15 (Sat Only)COMPLETED 🎖 (1W-2L)April 5Seattle, WA 🌷 🐇 E A S T E RL O N G April 15 - 17W E E K E N D🌷 🐇 2Adidas Best in the WestApril 28 - 30 (Fri - Sun)COMPLETED 🥇April 13New West/PoCo, BC 3Kelowna Spring Monster JamMay 13 - 14 (Sat - Sun)COMPLETED 🥈May 4Kelowna, BC (1-night) 4DRIVE Spring ClassicMay 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun)COMPLETED 🥉May 10Richmond, BC 🇨🇦 👸🏼 V I C T O R I AD A Y May 22H O L I D A Y👸🏼 🇨🇦 5Basketball BC U15 Club ChampionshipsJune 2 - 4 (Fri - Sun)COMPLETED 🥇May 19Langley, BC 6New Heights Basketball Spring MadnessJune 9 - 11 (Fri - Sun)COMPLETED 🥇TBDWest Vancouver, BC 7AthElite ClassicJune 16 - 18 (Fri - Sun)COMPLETED 🥇TBDSurrey, BC 8Battle at the BorderJuly 22 (Sat)COMPLETEDn/aAbbotsford, BC 9Abbotsford Basketball 3x3 Summer JamAugust 17 (Sat)COMPLETEDn/aAbbotsford, BC 10204 Jr Boys Spring LeagueApril 13 - June 12COMPLETED 🥈n/aSurrey, BC 11204 Jr Boys Summer LeagueJune 29 - August 17COMPLETED 🥇n/aSurrey, BC #204JrBoys2017 Summer League Finals   Summer League Runs  ...

Nike AirMax 97s

on Sep 8, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks, Retro

One of the flavours from the Air Max series that gets its fair share of colorways This one is ready for the suit and...

Nike LeBron Soldier 11 ‘SFG Prototype’ Edition

on Sep 8, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks

This quadruple black colorway and Zoom Air is a definite upgrade from the Soldier 10 edition...

Nike Hyperdunk React Flyknit 2017 – ‘White / Metallic Silver’ Edition

on Sep 8, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks

  Last couple of iterations of the Hyperdunk series has been subpar but this brings me back to those Aston Martin days    ...

Nike Air Huarache – ‘Blue Jay White/Hyper Violet’ Edition

on Sep 8, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks, Retro

A remix of an old classic back from 92′     1992!    ...

Nike Air Huarache Run – Youth Black

on Sep 8, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks, Kids,Youth

Black Huarache Run looks meaner than ever, even in youth sizes...

Abbotsford Basketball 3×3 Summer Jam 2017

on Aug 4, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Tournaments

Summer hoops will not be complete without a little 3on3 ball!  Waiver Forms pls sign the waiver form for every player prior to playing 204 Team A and Team B Team A (Ned,Zoilo, Andre (INJURED) and Kevin) Team B (Jarren, Juelian, Sam and Brennan) Playing at Dave Kandal Park (OUTDOOR) playing on Wednesday, Aug 16 … look for “Private Barbershop Division” in schedule download schedule here Abby-3-3x3-Tournament-204A_B 204 Team C Ishan Jaideep Raj Mark Playing at WJ Mouat Secondary (INDOORS) playing on Tuesday, Aug 15 … look for “Private Barbershop Division” in schedule download schedule here Abby-3-3x3-Tournament-204C Rules Rules (FIBA 3×3 Certified Rules) 3 x 3 half-court game with 3 players on the court with the possibility of one subtitution for each team. 1 period of 10 minutes or first team to 21 points. Overtime is first team to score 2 points. 12 second shot clock is monitored by the referee 3 pointers = 2 points. Shots made within the arc are 1 point. Free throws are worth 1 point. Shooting fouls within the arc equal 1 free throw and shooting fouls outside the arc equal 2 free throws. Coin toss determines who starts with the ball. No jump ball possession arrow, defense gets every jump ball. Game play starts with the defensive team handing the ball to the offensive team behind the arc. This exchange happens from any dead ball situation. If the defense gains possession of the ball within the arc then they must move the ball behind the arc before being allowed to take a shot. After made field goal the non-scoring team must take the ball from under the hoop and pass/dribble it behind the arc before taking a shot. The defense can not enter the charge circle of which where the ball starts after a score. Substitutions can only be made on a dead ball situation and the players must tag themselves in/out Please bring your Student ID cards from your respective schools   Organizer’s Notes Bring a reusable water bottle with water, bring your $10 player fee if you haven’t registered online bring sun screen, and bring a snack if you do not plan on purchasing food. All players and spectators must enter through the entrance tent (which will be labelled as “Entrance”). Medical staff will be on site for basic injuries. Any severe injuries will result in the ambulance being called.  Have Fun...

Bottle Drive – 2017 Edition

on Jul 11, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Events, Fundraising, Kids,Youth

2nd Annual bottle drive continues for our youth ballers and this year we’re doing it a little different Step 1: See Coach Ramil for Recycling Bags Text me, Email me, PM me, come to Monday Night Hoops …. let me know and I can hook you up with the bags. Step 2: Collect your recyclables What can be recycled? Find out here Step 3: Go to Newton Return-It Bottle Depot located at 13245 72 Ave #110, Surrey, BC V3W 2N5 Step 4: Enter our phone number at the Express Drop Off kiosk Please use this number on file: 604.763.5361, confirm that it’s for us Enter the number of bags you’re dropping off Print the labels and stick them onto the bag Drop them off to an attendant at the window Voila! You’ve just helped a youth baller live his hoop dreams!...

2017 DRIVE Spring Classic Experience

on May 23, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Some of the best teams in the province were on display this weekend at the DRIVE Spring Classic 2017 Edition Takeaways and Boxscores: *click on link to see video 204 vs DRIVE U14 Elite I (39 – 31 Loss) 204 vs DIPP (41 – 37 Win) 204 vs BC Bounce (51 – 41 Win) 204 vs Vikes Nation (48 – 39 Win) we gotta get that first game, we need to have the energy and mindset at the start. It is what separates finishing at the top vs finishing 3rd. Final Bracket   You gotta #beatthebesttobethebest, great competition this weekeend and proud of our U15 boys for winning 3out4 with the only loss coming from the eventual champions. #vancouverbasketball #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #excellenceisthepassinggrade #204customsbasketball #204jrboys2017 A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 22, 2017 at 11:44am PDT Randoms   Close games yesterday for these #youngbloodz at the #drivebasketball spring classic … lets get two more today and #doitbetterthanyoueverhave #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball #excellenceisthepassinggrade #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #connectionbeforecommitment #vancouverbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 21, 2017 at 12:34pm PDT   And that is how u do a proper push up #youngbloodz @joni.vukaj giving us the halftime entertainment once again A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 21, 2017 at 5:09pm PDT   Lucky to have these assistants with me @crfremista @kairamoore A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 21, 2017 at 5:11pm PDT   These kids continue to prove they belong with wins over Kelowna, Victoria and Abbotsford squads … keep it up #youngbloodz and take in that 3rd place finish #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball #excellenceisthepassinggrade #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #vancouverbasketball #connectionbeforecommitment A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 22, 2017 at 11:52am...

2017 Kelowna Monster Jam Runner Up

on May 23, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

The 2017 Edition brings us the U15 Boys. Winning 3 out of 4 and almost taking the crown against a tougher U16 squad from UBCO. Overall a good trip and bonding experience for the boys, “No one gets left behind” Takeaways and Boxscores: *click on link to see video 204 vs Lake City (66 – 10 Win) 204 vs Calgary Selects (90 – 29 Win) 204 vs UBCO Jr Heat Blue (72 – 27 Win) 204 vs UBCO Jr Heat U16 (66 – 50 Loss) Outdoor Fun   #youngbloodz hitting the road to Kelowna. Game day at #monsterjam2017 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #connectionbeforecommitment #excellenceisthepassinggrade A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT   Kelowna krew at it again … #youngbloodz #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 1:27pm PDT Poolside Fun   The #youngbloodz poolside …. #slideslideslippityslide #204customsbasketball #204jrboys2017 #204kelownaroadtrip A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 4:33pm PDT   The #hustlegang arrives …. @sammiesteban especially with the #freshcut … #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #connectionbeforecommitment #excellenceisthepassinggrade #204jrboys2017 #204kelownaroadtrip #204customsbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2017 at 8:26am PDT   Get your rest on #youngbloodz back at it again this weekend #204kelownaroadtrip #204customsbasketball #204jrboys2017 #hottubtime A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 15, 2017 at 3:23pm PDT Team Dinner   Just like in basketball, ‘gotta know when to eat and when to feed’ …. enjoying team dinner with the #204jrboys2017 #204customsbasketball #204kelownaroadtrip @arbindhillon we thinkin’ bout u and fam! A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 13, 2017 at 8:10pm PDT Squad   Stay #laserfocused #youngbloodz …. Day2 at Kelowna Monster Jam … #connectionbeforecommitment #excellenceisthepassinggrade #204kelownaroadtrip #204customsbasketball A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2017 at 8:29am PDT   Never seen a more connected and wacky group of U15 #youngbloodz …. with blowout wins on 3out4 and a final loss to UBCOkanagan’s top U16 team u guys deserve and got the #respect. #stayhungry fellas! … #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customsbasketball #204kelownaroadtrip #excellenceisthepassinggrade #connectionbeforecommitment A post shared by 204customs (@204customs) on May 15, 2017 at 9:32am...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 League Leaders

on Apr 3, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Men's Basketball

Team Standings TeamWinsLossesPoints ScoredPoints AllowedPoints Differential Red82667639+28 Carolina73618562+56 Gold55624617+7 Purple46565564+1 Green46670680-10 Black28591673-82 Regular Season Stats This has been a long and interesting season with the introduction of new teams, taking the league to a 6 team round robin format plus the memorable snowmageddon closures it has been nothing short of excitement. With playoff buzzer beaters and close games the league continues to flourish with balanced teams. Just like the NBA season, this year has been a tight race for MVPs. Each team easily had players that were vital to their success. See the stats for yourselves!  ...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Playoffs Round 1 Results

on Mar 7, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Men's Basketball

  Game1 – Black at Gold   Takeaways: Ervin put on his cape in the last two minutes and told his teammates “fellas, get on my back and I’ll take us to the promise land!”. I can tell he didn’t want to end the season. He was the only Gold player to score in the 4th with 9pts, none bigger than the 3 with 4 seconds left to take it to OT. Joel and Edward also chipped in 2 each in the extra frame to put the game out of reach Black’s season comes to an end but this was their best outing to date. Big game from Richard but it was not enough late in the game when they failed to foul in those last 4 seconds as they had multiple fouls to give wk11-rd1playoffs Game2 – Green at Purple   Takeaways: This game also did not disappoint! With 1 second left, Richard from Team purple got a clean look out of a sideline inbound play but just a wide left, ball game! Green moves on to the next round and upsets Purple. Green put a lot of pressure on Purple forcing a lot of fouls. With 4 fouls, Santi still managed to drop 23. Richard’s 14 was inspirational but Green proved to be more experienced down the stretch. Even though it was chippy at the start, both teams managed to settle down and get right down to business. Bal’s big layup after a timeout was huge and Purple without any timeouts left can’t regroup. Green now gets the honour of playing Team Red, another upset looming?...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week10 Results

on Mar 2, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Men's Basketball

Team Standings TeamWinsLossesPoints ScoredPoints AllowedPoints Differential Red82667639+28 Carolina73618562+56 Gold55624617+7 Purple46565564+1 Green46670680-10 Black28591673-82 Game1 – Purple at Carolina   Takeaways: Carolina shared the ball 9 to 1 ratio Red had more turnovers with 12 to 2 ratio game stats Game2 – Gold at Red   Takeaways: Late game buckets by the Team Red ultimately put the game away, especially Myro’s dagger 3. Team Red out-rebounded, and edged out Team Yellow with a few more three’s game stats Game3 – Green at Black   Takeaways: With both teams playing short-handed, players had to log long minutes Team Black was lucky to squeeze past Green given Macky and Bal scored 58 of the 94 pts game...

Air Jordan 13 Retro ‘OG True Red Edition’

on Feb 20, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks, Retro

Just like a ‘Black Cat’s’ eye the Jumpman hologram is ready to pounce on the...

2017 Fundraising Drive – Youth Travel Basketball

on Jan 31, 2017 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Fundraising

Please join our families and friends in raising funds for a group of hard working, talented young men wishing to play high level basketball. Our program is for boys ages, 15-17 years old and we are seeking funds to help our teams cover costs for: Tournaments (both local and outside of BC) Team Gear and Equipment Gym rental fees and insurances Travel (flights, car rentals and hotel stays) What started as a volunteer coaching duty for a local elementary school, grew as a passion in teaching young players more than just basketball skills at the high school as well as club level. We are very proud on the competitive teams and culture that we’ve built in the last four years and it takes a village to make it work. We invite you to look at our blog of past games and events that we’ve participated in as well as raised money organically through bottle and chocolate fundraising drives.     Thankful for these parents and players for working together and making #bottledrive2016 a success #teamworkmakesthedreamwork A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:13pm PDT     The struggle is real …. but our #youngbloodz are back on the fundraising campaign with their chocolate drive … Good luck to the squads! #hustleandflow #fundraising #204customsbasketball #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #worldsfinestchocolates #grassrootsbasketball #basketballfundraising A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 27, 2016 at 6:49pm PDT Future Fundraising Events we’re planning on Family bowling Basketball Spring League Pub Night There are many ways to donate to our cause via PayPal or eTransfer to Head Coach’s email – ramil@204customs.com or by cheque to 204 Customs just share this link or download our Fundraising Letter to share with your respective friends, families or corporations looking to help out the community Thank you for checking out this post and we look forward to your support!  ...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week7 Results

on Jan 29, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Men's Basketball

Team Standings TeamWinsLossesPoints ScoredPoints AllowedPoints Differential Red82667639+28 Carolina73618562+56 Gold55624617+7 Purple46565564+1 Green46670680-10 Black28591673-82 Game1 – Black at Red (“Hamza Heat Edition”)   Takeaways: Hamza came out blasting this game hitting 9 of 20 beyond the arc. He finished with 35 and Black could not stop him and his partner Afan with his own 27. Myro struggled but Kanav was mugging players all night with 6 steals Even with Ian and Mike scoring 14, Christian and crew could not overcome the barrage of 3s game stats Game2 – Purple at Green (“Don’t Mess with the Ref-Roland Edition”)   Takeaways: Relatively easy night for the Purple squad with the automatic default win as once again Green continued to struggle with their roster. Who steps in, Roland decides to lace it up and show some of the youngbloodz how to score 28! 6 for 12 beyond the arc and 5 for 9 inside. I’ll bet someone will pic this ref up on their squad next season. Arvin was Picasso all night with his paintbrush finishes in the paint all night and dropping 23 in the losing effort. Marcus, Santi and Robin did not take the game lightly and continued with their attack scoring at least 20pts each. game stats Game3 – Gold at Carolina (“Ervin-Effect Edition”)   Takeaways: Carolina was coasting until Ervin showed up! Gold had a balanced attack with huge contributions from Bob’s 11 and Edward’s 12. Carolina relied on Kevin, Alejandro and Allan all night. With full court press in place, a late come back was spoiled with a big three from Marwin. game...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week6 Results

on Jan 29, 2017 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Men's Basketball

Team Standings TeamWinsLossesPoints ScoredPoints AllowedPoints Differential Red82667639+28 Carolina73618562+56 Gold55624617+7 Purple46565564+1 Green46670680-10 Black28591673-82 Game1 – Carolina at Black   Takeaways: Welcome back Alejandro! … dropping 10 fresh from his vacation. Odd stat, Black team out-rebounded Carolina on the offensive boards 12-2 and still loses game. Overall the difference was on the charity stripes with Carolina making 15 of 20 game stats Game2 – Green at Red (“Trade Edition”)   Takeaways: A first for the league, with only four players on Green, Red gave up Afan combined with two other guests and allowed the game to count. Those guests combined for 43 of the 70 points scored hence the victory Myro went bananas with his 25 for the Red team but it was clear they needed their MVP Afan as they couldn’t pull out the victory, staining their perfect record With 14 steals and 15 more points inside the arc, Green was able to pull out the win game stats Game3 – Gold at Purple (“Santi-Tekounmpo Edition”)   Takeaways: Another close game between this LA LA Land matchup! It was back and forth with these two squads and it was enjoyable to watch Marwin extending his range hitting 2 3’s while Murphy was ‘Sherwin-Williams’ all night ….. doing all his work in the paint dropping 15. Santi-Tekounmpo put his team on his back and delivered but the unsung hero late was Joseph hitting 6 for 6 on the free throw line ultimately making the game out of reach for Gold game...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week4 Results

on Dec 31, 2016 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

Team Standings TeamWinsLossesPoints ScoredPoints AllowedPoints Differential Red82667639+28 Carolina73618562+56 Gold55624617+7 Purple46565564+1 Green46670680-10 Black28591673-82 Game1 – Purple at Black   Takeaways:   ‘Battle of the Winless’ went down as one of the best games of the season needing two overtimes to get a decision. Jose with a big left corner three to take it to first overtime and ‘Santi’ Claus delivered the presents for the black team in the second overtime with a huge 3 of his own, ballgame! If you had 6 more turnovers and did not protect the boards from 15 offensive big ones then there’s a good chance you might loose. Team black hopes 2017 will be a whole different story game stats Game2 – Red at Carolina   Takeaways:   ‘Battle of the Undefeated’ went down as a classic with Carolina getting a chance to tie late in the game but fell short with some questionable calls 🙂 Red went 19 for 37 in 3-pointers, apparently Carolina didn’t get the memo that these are a group of snipers, with Myro and Hamza leading the attack. Afan was somewhat contained with his below average 18pts Rd 2 of round robin should be awesome! With Carolina missing a couple of key pieces in Dee and Alejandro, they still managed to keep this game close. Kevin finished with 25 while Charles finished with 16 Red was so efficient that they took 11 less shots than the opponent and still took got the victory, team to beat for sure as they remain perfect for the season! game stats Game3 – Green at Gold   Takeaways:   Hats  off the the green team as this proved to be the upset of the night! Considering they didn’t have their big man in Carlo, Nowell stepped up with 12 boards to help out the squad. Ford continues his super efficient performance shooting 9-for-13, nearly 70%. Bal lit it up with his 5 3-pointers Ervin “Tim Hortons” Campbell did his usual damage, with double-doubles! 22 pts, 17 boards and 7 assists ….. I have no doubt he will get the triple dip before the season is over. Keep in mind Dexter and Marwin was not dressed for this game and gold really needs Bob back from that ankle injury but Alvin Sr. played a huge part in this game with his 12 pts game summary is almost even across the board but green hitting more 3’s I think was the difference game...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Stats

on Dec 18, 2016 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

TeamWinsLossesPoints ScoredPoints AllowedPoints Differential Red82667639+28 Carolina73618562+56 Gold55624617+7 Purple46565564+1 Green46670680-10 Black28591673-82                      ...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week3 Results

on Dec 17, 2016 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

Game1 – Black at Gold Takeaways: Rio stepped up for team black this week scoring 12 on 4 3 pointers, still not enough with Christian’s 20 to get them their first win for the season Big night for Alvin Jr. scoring 19 for team gold having a super efficient game going 8 for 11 inside the arc Murphy chipped in with 10, while Ervin did his usual with 17 and monster 19 on the boards looking at the side by side, the black team’s loss could be caused by having more turnovers game stats   Game2 – Purple at Red Takeaways: Purple squad is also quickly realizing this league is no joke as they too are facing an 0 and 3 start. Lots of fouls committed got the Red team in early bonus The Red ‘Huskies’ of North Delta continued to howl with their main scorers in Afan (28), Hamza (22) and Kanav (16). Can they go 4-0 in week4? This is what you call a ‘volume’ game, between the two teams … 45 shots converted out of 123! Whoa, good thing we don’t have a shot clock in this league game stats     Game3 – Carolina at Green Takeaways: Give the game ball to Carlo for team green in week3, 7 for 8 in the field finishing with 14pts. Louie finally came and dropped 8 pts for his first game with the squad Give the game ball to James for team carolina, James went off with 24 pts going 7 for 15 beyond the arc. Even with a depleted roster, all players scored that night and found a way to win, together. They remain 3 and 0. game...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week2 Results

on Dec 17, 2016 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

Game1 – Red at Black Takeaways Afan decided to top week1 scoring by going 9 for 15 beyond the arc finishing with 36, teammate Hamza and Kanav combined for 23 to help with the victory Christian continues to carry most of the scoring for team black with 32 and they continue to struggle with balanced scoring game stats   Game2 – Carolina at Gold Takeaways Dee is the top scorer for team Carolina on week2 but a well balanced attack once again with 4 guys almost in the double digits Ervin’s 19 and Marwin’s 10 helped rally team Gold for a late run but fell short to Carolina. Did not help when Joel went 0 for 9 beyond the arc. game stats     Game3 – Green at Purple Takeaways The trio of Bal (13), Ford (13) and Macky (12) took care of business against the youngbloodz The trio of Jose (12), Santi (12) and Richard (14) did not get enough help for the rest of the squad, now they find themselves 0 and 2 to start the season game...

Men’s League Winter 2016-2017 Week1 Results

on Dec 17, 2016 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

Welcome back ballers! It’s good to be back on the court for this years Men’s League. Very happy to have added two more young squads to the league this year. Sorry no shot charts collected for week1     Game1 – Purple at Gold Takeaways Joel’s first game in the league, he drops 27 pts shooting 60% on 6 for 10 3’s Bob with the 11 helpers Ervin watched from the backseat with 8pts but cleaned up on the boards with 13 William and Richard tagged team combining for 21 for Purple and didn’t really get much help from the rest of the crew. All good fellas 1st week game stats       Game2 – Black at Carolina Takeaways Big Christian and Ian duo combined for 27 Kevin went off with 20 while Dee, Alejandro and Charles balanced out the attack game stats     Game3 – Red at Green Takeaways 8 3 balls to start the season for Afan, and he was the high scorer for the night with 33 total pts Hamza was not far behind with his own 6 long balls finishing with 29 for the night Macky was too hot to handle with his 21 while Nowell and Ford combined for 32 game...

204 Men’s Basketball – 2016 Fall Registration Now Open!

on Oct 9, 2016 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Men's Basketball

Welcome back ballers! Shot outs to Red team from their league championship last year. Will they defend or will we crown a new champ this Fall/Winter! League Info and Format 5 on 5 format 22 min halves, stop clock last 2 mins if score differential is 10 pts or less 2 timeouts per half, no carry-over, 1 per overtime 8 team fouls for bonus, double-bonus at 10 5 personal fouls before disqualification certified referees 4 teams double round robin OR 6 teams single round, plus playoffs and finals captains with options of draft and non-draft players minimum 8 players per team jerseys with number choice team and individual awards wind-up celebrations $125 per player Dates registration deadline, Oct 31 2016 draft night and deadline for league payment, Nov 7 2016 week1, Nov 21 2016 week2, Nov 28 2016 week3, Dec 5 2016 week4, Dec 12 2016 week5, Dec 19 2016 Christmas and New Years Break week6, Jan 9 2017 week7, Jan 16 2017 week8, Jan 23 2017 playoffs, Jan 30 2017 finals, Feb 6 2017 ** subject to change Step1: Fill out Player Info   Loading…     Step2: Fill out Waiver Form   Loading… Step3: League Payment $125 via etransfer to ramil@204customs.com cheque payable to 204 Customs cash FEES DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 7...

Nike Kobe 11 EM Low – ‘Fundamentals’

on Sep 25, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks, Performance

They may be the toughest to keep clean but boy they do look...

2016 Picnic

on Aug 28, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Events, Kids,Youth

Thanks to all the families who took the time and help celebrate another wonderful season of club basketball! Many wonderful dishes and food with plenty of leftovers. I know mother nature wasn’t too kind but kind enough to give us most of the day to enjoy. Thanks again for your support of 204 Customs Basketball!   Centennial beach chillin’ … #204customsbasketball #summerpicnic A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:13pm PDT “Maxin’ and relaxin'” or “Chillin’ like a Penicilin'” either way, today we enjoy our #204customsbasketball #summerpicnic A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:10pm PDT You lose a beach volleyball match, you will pay the price once again #summerpicnic #204customsbasketball #summer2016 #betweenthelegs A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:07pm PDT So happy my baby girl @kairamoore someone to share the beach with #summer2016 #204customsbasketball #summerpicnic #photobomber A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 7:03pm PDT The beach boys … #summer2016 #204customsbasketball A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 2:46pm PDT A bunch of hooligans at the beach! #clubvolleyball? A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:24pm PDT Happening now at #centennialbeach … #204customsbasketball summer picnic A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:22pm...

Chocolate Drive – 2016 Edition

on Aug 22, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Fundraising, Kids,Youth

Proud to kick off our second fundraising effort for 2016! Many thanks to our players and families who are participating and keeping our grassroots effort strong!     The struggle is real …. but our #youngbloodz are back on the fundraising campaign with their chocolate drive … Good luck to the squads! #hustleandflow #fundraising #204customsbasketball #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #worldsfinestchocolates #grassrootsbasketball #basketballfundraising A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 27, 2016 at 6:49pm...

Nike Kyrie 2 Youth – ‘Parade Edition’

on Aug 13, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks, Kids,Youth

Daughter is now ballin’! She said her favourite player is Kyrie so this is what she went...

2016 Battle at the Border – Vancouver All Stars vs Seattle All Stars

on Aug 10, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Men's Basketball

Check out some of the sights and sounds from the 2016 Battle at the Border Pro Am Event brought to us by #balldontstop *special shout outs to #fremynextdoor for the event shots     @praveenperera_ and @_raphaelac playing buckets with @_emerson at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 6:06pm PDT   This dude is #offthewall #battleattheborder2016 #seattleproam A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:58pm PDT   Mixing ingredients of cross over right, cross over left, a little side step, and a teaspoon of butter … And u get a #jcrossover shake and bake A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:47pm PDT   Man, I do hope we get NBA teams back in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and Vancouver needs love from the association. With a sold out crowd at LEC last night we need more basketball minds fostering inclusive events like last night’s #battleattheborder2016 @balldontstop @iamtwill55 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 2:12pm PDT   @claycrellin clowning around at #battleoftheborders2016 pregame shootaround …. #short #vancityallstars A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:28pm PDT   @_emerson and @joelfreez doin the tunnel walk at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:27pm PDT   Chairman of the boards @zoilo_sarmiento @sammiesteban … Don’t mess with these #youngbloodz or they’ll sub you out! A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT   Local homegrown talent @_emerson showing love to our #204customsbasketball #youngbloodz ….. Shout outs to @balldontstop for giving our players the opportunity to be a part of this event! Bigger and better things for the future #summer2016 #latesummerruns A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:47pm PDT   #jcrossover ready for the attack #battleattheborder2016 A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:15pm PDT   Mammoth of a handshake this dude @hellosatnam at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 #dallasmavericks A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:07pm PDT   A bet is a bet fellas … #buckets at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 pre-game shootaround #youngbloodz #pushups A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:59am PDT   @balldontstop #changedthegame at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 #pksubban76 A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:48am PDT   #pksubban mixing it up with the #seattleproam squad at last night’s #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:45am PDT   Jamal Crawford in the building! #jcrossover #battleattheborder2016 #seattleproam A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 7:49pm PDT   Wuut PK Suban is in the building!!!!!! A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:22pm PDT   We out here trying to function … #battleattheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:16pm PDT   Putting the #youngbloodz to work #battleatheborder2016 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:13pm...

House League – 2016 Fall Edition

on Aug 6, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Fall Ball, Kids,Youth, League

  Proud to announce that we will be hosting our own house league starting Sept. 17, 2016. This will be open to two divisions for youth boys in the lower mainland. JV Division – players entering Grades 9 or 10 (2016-2017) Varsity Division – players entering Grades 11 or 12 (2016-2017) Format Full court 5on5 20min halves running time house league refs $750 per team, max 12 players … payable by PayPal, e-transfer, cash or cheque on week1 teams can bring their own jerseys (light/dark) … rosters required for week1 6 teams per division, single round-robin + playoffs 10-weeks in length (expect by weeks on schedule) Top 4 teams to finish in each division will receive awards/swag Sept 17th start – Nov 19th, 2016 Game times between 9:00am and 1:00pm Registration Deadline – Sept 10, 2016 Invitee List Panorama Ridge Sullivan Seaquam Secondary North Delta Secondary Delview Burnaby South Vancouver College St. George’s A.R. MacNeill Killarney St. Particks Holy Cross St, Thomas More Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret Johnston Heights Enver Creek Guildford Park Tweedsmuir Tamanawis Yale Abbotsford Technical W.J. Mouat MEI Southridge Regent Christian Brookswood Walnut Grove Kwantlen Park Semiahmoo Pinetree Terry Fox as well as local/travel Elite club players Email us ramil@204customs.com or text/call 604.763.5361 for more...

Bottle Drive – 2016 Edition

on Aug 3, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Events, Fundraising, Kids,Youth

Many thanks to the parents, players and open gym night ballers for making our first bottle drive a success. I know it ran a little later than we had hoped but there’s nothing a little spaghetti grub can’t fix. Shout outs to those kids who went around the neighbourhood and solicited for bottles. Really looking forward to more fundraising events.   Shout outs to all the parents, players and open gym patrons who came out last night and assisted in the youngbloodz first ever bottle drive! Much love and thank you for keeping grassroots basketball alive and well in our community! #summer2016 #bottledrive #basketballfundraising #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #basketballfamily A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 2:25pm PDT Thankful for these parents and players for working together and making #bottledrive2016 a success #teamworkmakesthedreamwork A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:13pm PDT #beforeandafter happened last night at #stingerstadium #bottledrive2016 A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:08pm PDT We recycle hard, then eat hard ….. #youngbloodz taking in some food after putting in work at this weekends bottle drive … Btw @_josephsalazar there were veggies in that spaghetti sauce 😜 #bottledrive A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 3, 2016 at 9:34pm...

Handles Academy Ball Handling Camp 2016 Edition

on Jul 28, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Training, Events, Kids,Youth

Joey and I would like to thank all who came out and put in two solid days of ball handling drills this summer. Shout outs to the #thekinghandlesgps for making this fun for the young ballers! Enjoy the...

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 – ‘Wolf Grey Edition’

on Jul 26, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks

“The strength in the wolf is in the zoom!” – First time pick up with the LeBron Soldier series and was super impressed. Not a big fan of the velcro designs from previous iterations but this was a lock-down fit that I underestimated. The comfort and stability is comparable to the Kobe Elite...

2016 Lorenzo Romar Team Shootout Experience

on Jun 28, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Proud of the 16U ballers who battled the I-5 traffic on our 1-day Lorenzo Romar Team Shootout at the University of Washington home floor, Alaska Airlines Arena. 4 games in 5 hours is what you call a fast-trak event. Takeaways better zone offense execution happy with player minutes and their rotations 4 games in 5 hours is bound to empty out your tank leave home early for road trip games across the border just in case a bridge jumper wants to hold off traffic for hours and hours great facilities and fun vibe on venues we played in 3 and 1 record as a first time participant is pretty good I’d say T-shirt swag was a nice surprise   Happening now …. #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp . 16U ballin with some of Seattle’s best. #204customs #204customsaau #16usummersquad #roadtrip #alaskaairlinesarena #universityofwashington A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 25, 2016 at 1:43pm PDT Weekend warriors …. #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp @mandoo.jr @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @wisdomkaye @dante_alridge A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 25, 2016 at 1:49pm PDT The Dawg Pack …. #universityofwashington #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp #alaskaairlinesarena #16usummersquad A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:36pm PDT Tunnel mood …. Getting ready to battle @wisdomkaye @fremynextdoor #16usummersquad #universityofwashington A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 8:58am PDT Putting in some defensive work …. @_raphaelac @mandoo.jr @ian_parkart #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp #alaskaairlinesarena A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:15pm PDT @naterobinson – old stomping grounds for one of the OG Huskies. @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @dante_alridge @ian_parkart A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:23pm PDT All the way up! #16usummersquad at University of Washington for the #lorenzoromarbasketballcamp 2016 edition A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:28pm PDT Pre-game tunnel pose … Short handed roster but managed to get a 3 and 1 record. Nice work youngbloods! A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:41pm...

King Handles Session Vol. 2

on Jun 15, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Basketball Training, Events, Kids,Youth

  204 Customs have partnered up with Handles Academy yet again for the 2016 Edition of the dribbling skills camp. Definitely the camp you won’t want to miss if you’re a rising star in the Fraser Valley! Open to all players, boys or girls between Grade7 and Grade12. Joey is rooted in the Lower Mainland but his global experience give him a wealth of knowledge that he incorporates in his training. Really looking forward to having another successful camp this year!   CAMP INFO   When Day1 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:00pm to 8:20pm Grade 7 – 9 group 8:30pm to 10:00pm Grades 10 – 12 group Day2 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:00pm to 8:20pm Grade 7 – 9 group 8:30pm to 10:00pm Grades 10 – 12 group Where St. Bernadette School Gym – 13130 65b Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 9M1 entrance at back of the Church Fees $45 per registrant for the two day camp payments can be made by contacting handlesacademy15@gmail.com (e-transfer, debit, cash or cheque) just mention that you’re registering for the 204 Customs camp Event Notes this will be a closed camp, sorry no spectators up to 40 spots per age group please bring your own basketballs to perform with the drills will focus on fundamentals, escape, attack, combination dribble plus signature moves Gatorade will be provided Registration Form There are three parts to the registration, please fill them out below to save your spot for the event. Part1 – Camper Profile Part2 – Parent/Guardian Profile Part3 – Waiver Forms Please scroll down the page within the form window Loading…   On Social Media   Looking at the Future. 📸 by @crrdo #handlesacademy A photo posted by Handles Academy (@handlesacademy) on Mar 24, 2016 at 11:08pm PDT @thekinghandlesgps Session Vol.1 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #bestkeptsecret #aaubasketball A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:04pm PDT   What started it all! The Hardroad Series Part1 Check out Joey’s documentary series on his day-to-day grind.   The Hardroad Series Part2   2013 Nike – Kevin Durant ‘Summer is Serious’ Tour Being chosen to play for Kevin Durant’s 2013 Summer team and going up against James Harden’s squad is no joke! Just ask Mister GPS when he navigated through dudes to ultimately win the...

2016 AAU Select Team Gear – #basketballis94-7

on Jun 9, 2016 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Concepts, Custom, Designs, Sublimation, Team Wear, Tournaments, Warm Ups

Raised the bar yet again with these #speckle and #cementgreys inspired jerseys for the 2016 Spring/Summer AAU Basketball circuit. Ultra light-weight moisture wick fabric with fully custom sublimation design V-neck sleeveless jersey cut with sizing badges 11″ inseam on shorts with performance waist string Long sleeve shooting shirt that reminds us all #basketballis94-7     A couple of close games against BCs Best keeps you humbled and hungry at the same time! Keep it up youngbloods! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @anandk_ @jtabaya @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @akash_dhaliwal @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @dante_alridge A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:26pm PDT Box seats at the #basketballbcclubchampionships @anandk_ @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @jtabaya @dante_alridge @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @isaiah2kcarlos @akash_dhaliwal @isaiahbacon A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:45am PDT 3 games decided by 2 points in the #basketballbcclubchampionships U17 Division1 this weekend proves you belong fellas. Things are looking up! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad #anotherone @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @jtabaya @mandoo.jr @dante_alridge @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @akash_dhaliwal @wisdomkaye A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:36pm PDT 4.4 ticks left down by two, who do u call? Our main man @mandoo.jr. #basketballbcclubchampionships #204customsselect #204customsaau #204customs #16usummersquad #butterbeezer #allthewayup A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:25am PDT Weekend warrior tribe! @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @anandk_ @isaiah2kcarlos @mandoo.jr @jtabaya @dante_alridge @wisdomkaye #cementgreys #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #204customsaau #16usummersquad A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:40pm...

The 2016 Basketball BC U15 Gold Division Experience

on Jun 7, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Coaching two teams this past weekend was exhausting! 10 games in 3 days was epic but the boys came out to compete even having very little practice times prior. Way to go youngbloods! Congratulations on winning Bronze in the U15 Boys Gold Division hopefully we can go for gold next year! Boxscores: U14 vs U15 Vancity Black: 56 – 49 Loss U14 vs MacHoops: 34 – 30 Win U14 vs Chilliwack: 63 – 15 Win U14 vs DIPP Kelowna: 43 – 37 Loss U14 vs Vancity Black: 50 – 41 Win Takeaways: when we’re aggressive with the ball, good things happen continue to struggle with press breaks, I will have to include more plays in our cookbook slow and steady wins the race, sometimes we do a better job on zone defense as opposed to man, work in progress shooting with confidence was on display physicality was good isolation plays were good rebounding is getting better triangle on the zone was excellent I thought I’ve noticed some players having issues with conditioning     3 and 2 record at this weekend’s #basketballbcclubchampionships for the U15 Gold division gets you the bronze fellas! Keep working and keep learning. You’re all in the same Chemistry class remember that. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #204customsaau #204customsselect #14usummersquad #basketballbcclubchampionships @julesfremista @jarrenhuynh @jarlaraffearchitectureciaga @_josephsalazar @zoilo_sarmiento @_nedmedina @sammiesteban @acadak_is_lit A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:09am PDT #14usummersquad on good rotation at #basketballbcclubchampionships. 3 down one more to go … Go get it today youngbloods! @julesfremista @sammiesteban @jarrenhuynh @jarlaraffearchitectureciaga @_nedmedina @zoilo_sarmiento @_josephsalazar A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 8:15am PDT To the #14usummersquad, never look back! Your development is inevitable. @jarrenhuynh @julesfremista @sammiesteban @jarlaraffearchitectureciaga @_nedmedina @_josephsalazar @zoilo_sarmiento @acadak_is_lit #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #204customs #204customsselect #204customsaau A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:13am PDT Shoutouts to these assistants! @kairamoore A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:30pm...

The 2016 Basketball BC U17 Elite Experience

on Jun 6, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Don’t be fooled by the results from this tournament. The #16usummersquad took their talents one division higher and had their work cut out for them in having to compete with some of the best 17U teams of All Star talents from the lower mainland. 3 games out of the 5 being decided by 2 points proves we stayed close and had our chances late in games.. Boxscores: 16U vs Outlaws (Abbotsford): 50 – 48 Loss 16U vs Vancouver Basketball Academy: 79 – 56 Loss 16U vs Vancity U16 Selects Pt1: 58 – 56 Loss 16U vs Vancity U16 Selects Pt2: 74 – 57 Loss 16U vs Outlaws (Abbotsford): 48 – 46 Loss Takeaways: Not running back on defense will have impact on your playing time. It affects the team’s ability to get back in transition and not an inspiration to others You never know when you’ll be given a chance with this deep roster, but when you do how will you respond? Bigs shying away from contact Need improvement from bigs on ability to pass out of the paint, but seen some nifty big-to-big passing … keep that up Need to call screens on our teammates getting picked HERO ball may work in other courts or leagues, but our philosophies don’t allow this if you want to play structured and disciplined ball Play execution on newly introduced SLOB plays was on point Triangle zone offense proved to be the only one out of our zone playbook to work. We need to get better on other zone looks. Learning to adjust on consecutive plays, if a shooter has hit a corner 3ball twice, don’t let him hit the 3rd, 4th or 5th. Fake a pass to make a pass     3 games decided by 2 points in the #basketballbcclubchampionships U17 Division1 this weekend proves you belong fellas. Things are looking up! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad #anotherone @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @jtabaya @mandoo.jr @dante_alridge @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @akash_dhaliwal @wisdomkaye A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:36pm PDT   Box seats at the #basketballbcclubchampionships @anandk_ @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @jtabaya @dante_alridge @mandoo.jr @wisdomkaye @isaiah2kcarlos @akash_dhaliwal @isaiahbacon A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:45am...

2016 Kelowna Monster Jam Champions!

on May 18, 2016 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Events, Kids,Youth, Tournaments

Your 2016 Kelowna Monster Jam Champions   What a come back victory in the finals vs U17 Calgary squad! Proud of these boys how they competed this weekend in Kelowna and they are your 2016 Monster Jam Champs! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #16usummersquad #beautifulkelownabc @mandoo.jr @jtabaya @dante_alridge @wisdomkaye @fremynextdoor @_raphaelac @akash_dhaliwal @isaiah2kcarlos @isaiahbacon @anandk_ #cementgrey A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 16, 2016 at 9:11am PDT   Proper Stretch is Important …   Stretchy time …. #16usummersquad A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 18, 2016 at 9:18am PDT   Warm-Up Time!   10 mins till tipoff … #wicked #16usummersquad #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #slidechallenge #highkneeschallenge A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 10:28pm PDT   Team bonding   Straight outta Kelowna @mandoo.jr @_raphaelac A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 10:13pm PDT   Handing out a different kind of dish …   Get your grub on youngbloods … #16usummersquad #88grandbuffet A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 18, 2016 at 9:21am PDT Poolside …   Poolside with the 16Us …. Work hard play hard …. #16Usummersquad #2016kelowna A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 9:59pm PDT   Road to Kelowna …    On the road to Kelowna. 16U youngblood’s, play hard, play together, play for each other …. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #aaubasketball #u16s #supervancouver @fremynextdoor @julesfremista @mamacee4luvs @kairamoore @anandk_ @mandoo.jr @_raphaelac @wisdomkaye @akash_dhaliwal @isaiahbacon @isaiah2kcarlos @jtabaya @dante_alridge A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on May 14, 2016 at 10:31am PDT The Road to Kelowna was beautiful, it was even more beautiful to go on a 9-0 run to close out the Championship game. Boxscores: Game1 vs FYB Calgary (54 – 42 Loss) Game2 vs CYDC Calgary (84 – 49 Win) Game3 vs Kelowna Legends (99 – 45 Win) Game4 vs FYB Calgary (62 – 52 Win) Takeaways  poor rebounding too many turnovers fouling too much ball rotation and sharing was good and something to build on late game free throw was overall good, but still a good chunk missed • 1-3-1 zone was effective with smaller lineup shooting percentage was pretty good, the long ball was on-point, overall shot selection I”m pretty happy about need work on passing out of double-teams our team support is second-to-none Check out what a 9-0 run, a key steal, a key block can do to close out a game...

Open Gym Runs – 2016 Spring Edition

on Mar 7, 2016 in AAU, Basketball

    Open to BC High School Boys from Grade 9’s to Grade 10’s … a chance to showcase your talents amongst players you normally won’t see in your high school season. If you’re a provincial calibre player, prove that you can have an all around game and make other players around you better … if you’re an up and coming player, prove that you can compete with some of the best players in the province! Open run format to give respect and earn respect! There will be a sign-up sheet every night as you enter and we will rotate every 10 players on that sheet for every 8minute shift. $2 drop-in fee goes towards the school for keeping the lights on and giving us a safe environment to play in. Some of the schools invited: Burnaby South Burnaby North Panorama Ridge Seaquam Vancouver College St. George’s St. Pat’s A.R. MacNeill New Westminster Heritage Woods Pinetree Johnston Heights Kwantlen Park Delview Walnut Grove Holy Cross Sir Winston Churchill MEI Queen Elizabeth Killarney Frank Hurt Tamanawis Tweedsmuir Yale North Delta Sullivan Semiahmoo   Step1: Register to get your spot!   Scroll Down to complete the form. Loading…   Step2: Create your Playyon profile and follow 204Customs   Playyon gets teams on mobile! The next generation looks at only one device so let’s get this community going by following the open gym team at   CLICK ON THE LOGO TO FOLLOW!    ...

Lebron James XIII’s – Youth “Black Lion” Edition

on Feb 8, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks, Kids,Youth

  So it has begun, our 8 year old princess has inherited the shoe game from her brothers … we are all a product of our...

Panorama Ridge 2015 – 2016 ‘We Are PR’ Collection

on Jan 3, 2016 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Custom, Designs, Panorama Ridge Thunder, Performance, Screen Print, Team Wear, Warm Ups

‘the Ridge’ hoops program gets a makeover for the 2015 – 2016 season with this Thor-inspired redesigns for the PR Thunder. You will hear these ballers making noise in their muscle-sleeve style jerseys, reversible shorts, ‘We Are PR’ shooting shirt and track...

Hyperdunk Saga Continues with the 2015 Wolf Grey Edition

on Jan 3, 2016 in Basketball, Kicks

  We have had multiple Hyperdunk-related (Hyperdunk iD – Nerdy Skittles Collection, 2011 Zoom Hyperdunk Lows Review and Minty Fresh Holiday Kicks – 2K13 Edition) blog post over the years here at 204 Customs and this 2015 edition does not regress. Check em out in the Silver and Black attack!...

Royal Regulators

on Dec 12, 2015 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles

Another reversible mesh with a simple but effective artwork from the ‘Regulators’ squad! Can u tell it’s hoops season? Another happy customer #204customs #reversibles A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:20am PST...

Nike LeBron 12 Low’s – “SVSM” Edition

on Oct 1, 2015 in Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kicks

Paying homage to his high school ball roots, we invest in the Gold and Emerald...

U15 Boys 2015 @ AllBall Seattle Tournament

on Sep 12, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth

King Handles Session Vol.1

on Jul 29, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Basketball Training, Kids,Youth

  Having confidence in your dribble is an invaluable skill on the court. King Handles came and did not disappoint! Shout outs to #thekinghandlesgps and the Advance Basics Training mentality for coming out and showing the young bloods a thing or two. Camp...

2015 AAU Rosters

on Jul 23, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Kids,Youth

Kobe X Elite Series – Rose Gold Collection

on Jun 11, 2015 in Basketball, Kicks

Speechless! love the forefoot zoom love the flexibility on the upper ankle support loving the rose gold and can’t go wrong with all black   ...

3 and 0 Record at MacHoops Spring Tourney

on May 31, 2015 in AAU, Basketball, Kids,Youth

Strong performance from our U15 boys over the weekend at the MacHoops Spring Tournament held at A.R. McNeill Secondary. Boxscores Game1  win vs Packers Basketball: 57 – 33 Game2  win vs Whalley: 58 – 48 Game3  win vs Ignite Basketball: 74 – 20 Takeaways Solid execution on plays A lot of good anticipation on steals Offensive boards was on point Better spacing Full court man to man and zone defense needs some...

2015 AAU Select Team Gear – #bestkeptsecret

on May 16, 2015 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Custom, Designs, Performance, Warm Ups

Less is more with the black on black theme for the Summer of 2K15. Our U13 and U15 squads ready to ball...

3rd Place Finish for U15 Boys @ 2015 3D Spring Showcase

on May 16, 2015 in AAU, Basketball

Slow start to our Game1 loss vs WIN White set the tone for the remaining 3 games of the weekend. Win over UBC Okanagan setup for an intense Sunday against Drive 2 and 3D Elite. Box Scores: Game1: WIN 48 – 204 37 (early jitters) Game2: 204 45 – UBC Okanagan 31 (laser focused) Game3: Drive2  37 – 204 34 (defensive battle) Game4: 3D Elite 48 – 204 42 (late-game heroics) Takeaways: Improved rebounding compared to 2014 Better execution Defense improved over the tourmanent (2nd in points against PA with 164 pts) Offense struggled with missed easy opportunities and missed free throws that would have helped with points scored PS We will be...

PR vs Vancouver College

on Jan 8, 2015 in Basketball, Panorama Ridge Thunder

First game of the year and the rust definitely was a factor 🙂 Great opportunity to play against a renowned program. Congrats to the Thunder for pulling out a 64-49 victory. Takeaways: better job at rebounding the team didn’t foul as much, instead they got to the charity stripe early in the quarters and got easy buckets from foul shots the penetration and dish game was on point nice to see the “pinch-post” sets being ran, it was effective on three straight plays … an open shot, a fake handoff and a pick and roll could have had a 4-point play but did not convert the free throw i found the VC guards to get their shots off more easier, our guards tend to work a bit harder to get a decent shot. Need to find a more efficient way in getting easy buckets They need to speed up their transition offense and look for the ‘rim run’ They’re not pressing to anticipate and truly cause a turnover, they’re pressing to just slow the offense down. They need to realize that a stronger pressure with more intense anticipation will get those easy steals. Guards need to force to one side and the rest overplays. they are undisciplined in close outs to shooters and fall for the shot fake …. a lot. You’re always taught to shuffle on closeouts so that you can adjust horizontally with good balance as opposed to leaving your feet this team reminds me of this car …………it’s beautiful, it looks aggressive, it looks like a beast, it looks mean but just like it’s paint job …. it’s got ‘No Finish!‘. They need more fundamental drills around finishing at the hoop, I see it all across positions that they tend to bail out on their shots and not focus on finishing strong and expecting the contact. Simple shot fakes, up and under’s, step backs, fade-aways etc.  Enjoy the game...

Kobe 9 Elite – “Legacy”

on Oct 25, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

Not quite ready to retire and leave a “Legacy” behind but these kicks I’m sure will...

Kobe 9 Lows – “Peach Mango”

on Oct 25, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

Nothing sour about these Peach Mangos …...

Air Flight Huarache Prm QS – Black Crimson and Lyon Berry

on Oct 25, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

This had 90’s retro written all over...

KD7 – “Good Apples”

on Oct 25, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

Good meaning Bad but Bad meaning...

Kobe 9 Lows – ‘Hyper Cobalt’

on Oct 25, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

Another flavour of the Kobe 9 series, check em...

2014 AAU Select Team Gear

on Jul 4, 2014 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Concepts, Custom, Designs, Embroidery, Fleece, Hats, Headwear, Kicks, Kids,Youth, Performance, T-Shirts, Team Wear, Warm Ups

1st year entering the AAU circuit, gotta have swag...

Kobe 9 EM – Laser Crimson Edition

on Jun 26, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

I thought the Kobe 7’s would be one of my low-cut favourites, then came the KD VI’s but these Kobe 9’s are superior compared to those two. We’re talking about cushioning, court grip, response and overall...

Air Jordan 1 Mid – Lush Teal Edition

on Jun 26, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

A new addition to the collection, check out this pretty cool colorway for the AJ1...

You Remind Me ….

on Jun 8, 2014 in AAU, Basketball

Having coached now for a few years, you see some resemblance on the way kids play. Check out some of the comparisons we have on our AAU U14...

Just KDing

on Jan 11, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

I have to say this first pair of KD’s didn’t disappoint. Copped the KD VI ‘Away II’s and I was surprised by the fit and feel of this shoe. It’s super lightweight and the Zoom cushioning is always a winner.  Black/Volt-Vivid Blue-Dark Grey...

Minty Fresh Holiday Kicks – 2K13 Edition

on Jan 4, 2014 in Basketball, Kicks

The prairies and the east coast may be getting hammered with bitter cold weather but out here on the west coast it doesn’t mean we can’t have icy cold kicks. Pick-ups for the season: Nike Lebron XI – Christmas Edition Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2013 – Green Glow/Game Royal Nike Hyperdunk 2013 – Flash Lime/Gamma Green/Arctic...

Air Jordan 1 Retro’s

on Sep 4, 2013 in Basketball, Kicks

Retro AJ1’s collection has begun. #chicagobulls #oregon #grapes...

allBALL 2013 Player Exclusives

on Jun 19, 2013 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Custom, Designs, Performance, Sublimation, Team Wear

Grey is the new black! Check out this year’s player exclusives for allBALL … step and repeat shorts artwork+backpacks+digital camo+sublimation=ballin! “GAME NEEDS ME”    ...

‘Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!’

on Jun 5, 2013 in 204 Projects, AAU, Basketball, Events, Kids,Youth, Performance, Screen Print, T-Shirts

I’m proud of what these kids have accomplished together in the short six-weeks …. 5th place out of 12 teams is a good place to start with the top U12/U13 club players in VanCity. They competed on every possession and truly know what teamwork means, early and forever. Apparently they also know how to ‘Twerk’ ….....

Crazy Fast All Star 2013

on Feb 25, 2013 in Basketball, Kicks

My favourite out of all the 2K13 All Star shoes is the Adidas Crazy Fast in Green Zest and White...

Killarney Basketball 2013

on Feb 18, 2013 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Fleece, Performance, Screen Print

Another NBA Inspired design for a Vancouver High School, this time we got the ballers from Killarney...

Rise of the Guardians

on Feb 18, 2013 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Performance, Screen Print

Simple yet effective use of the Guardian sword for the St. Joseph the Worker Elementary Athletic...

G.O.A.T. Crewneck Sweatshirt

on Feb 18, 2013 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Custom, Designs, Embroidery, Tackle Twill

“Greatest of All Time!” turns 50 but always 23. This man is timeless and will be tough to beat. He’s changed the game at all levels and this is 204  Customs’ tribute to the man. “Never say never …. because limits, like fears …. are often just an illusion”...

Metro League 2012

on Oct 27, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Performance, Reversibles

The Classic Purple and White jerseys are back and we decided to throw in some Volt and Athletic Heather...

How Sweet It Is …..

on Oct 7, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles

I was excited to be a part of a Men’s basketball team back in the 90’s ………… 15+ years later I get to design and outfit the same team. Thanks for the opportunity guys! Good luck this...

Hyperdunk iD – Nerdy Skittles Collection

on Aug 26, 2012 in Basketball, Designs, Kicks, Kids,Youth

What’s customs sportswear without the custom footwear? My sons and I wanted to experience the whole NikeID thing and sure enough they did not disappoint. The bad thing, I have passed on the shoe collection legacy to the younger generation …… Check out 204 Customs – cuz it’s sweet like candy 58 Problems – 23 +  35 equals trouble Lazy but Talented – nuff said!    ...

HoopFest 2K12 MVP Prize Pack

on Aug 24, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Headwear

Check out the Prize Pack courtesy of 204 Customs forHoopFest 2K12 MVPs for both Mens and Ladies...

Wild Rice Basketball

on Aug 24, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles

This was a fun artwork to do for the Wild Rice Ladies participating in HoopFest...

MacHoops Coaches Gear

on Aug 24, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Custom, Embroidery, Screen Print, Warm Ups

We hooked up the MacHoops Basketball Academy with 2 shades of grey … Light Grey shooting shirt with the Charcoal and Red trimmed shorts. They also need a bag to put all that gear in so we got them a logo embroidered one.  ...

Just Us Blazin’ in Orlando

on Aug 24, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles

Team Just Us from Calgary asked to have the best of both Orlando and Portland vintage...

King Handles @ KitsFest 2012

on Aug 11, 2012 in Basketball, Events

August time means KitsFest time! First day of action for the defending CHAMPS.  ...

King Handles Basketball

on Jul 29, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Custom, Designs, Screen Print

What do you do when a legendary streetballer asks u to come up with something fresh for his line of streetball gear? From the famous words of Rakim, "I start to think and then I sink Into the paper like I was ink" See for...

Zoom Hyper Enforcer PinkFire Exclusive

on Apr 26, 2012 in Basketball, Kicks

Pink is the new Black! I think I got more compliments out of these shoes than any other shoes...

2011 Zoom Hyperdunk Lows Review

on Apr 7, 2012 in Basketball, Kicks

Green Abyss was the word that caught my attention with these kicks not to mention the reputation that comes along with the Hyperdunk lineup. Fit – true to size, picked up 9.5s with Eastbay’s recommended half size but I found it to be true to size. Grip – excellent! Comfort – the Zoom says it all Support – depending on your game, this shoe provides the quickness and agility that a 1 or 2 needs. Looks – I like it, that’s all that matters Technology – Big fan of the flywire technology so lightweight is a bonus Price – I think it’s reasonable, only if I could buy more 🙁 PROS: colorway selection, price, look and feel CONS: support...

Motto’s … Errday, Errday!

on Apr 7, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Kids,Youth

It’s cool when you’re kids become a part of the creation process. Here’s a concept for both the boy’s sweatshirt this spring. Juelian’s fire comes from MJ and KD, hence the 58 … Cameron’s fire comes from MJ and Nashty Nash

WPG2K12 All Star Concept

on Feb 24, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Vinyl

I think the All Star logo this year is simple and clean but I decided to go yellow...

WPG Thunder Orangemen

on Feb 4, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Kicks, Screen Print

Team Jersey ……. check! Team Shorts …… check!   Team Shoe …….. check! It’s good to have the fellas...

Honey Badgers Basketball

on Jan 28, 2012 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles, Screen Print

You know we’re missing basketball way too much in the Pacific Northwest with this Vancouver Grizzlies inspired...

allBALL Academy Exclusives

on Nov 13, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Kids,Youth, Screen Print, T-Shirts, Team Wear, Warm Ups

Happy to be working with the allBALL Basketball Academy crew with their 2011 Exclusive gear for their camps and players. If you’re out West, these guys are the ones to see if you want to develop your game. We hooked them up with new designs for their tees, shooting shirts and custom shorts. They’re ready to tear up the courts....

allBALL Shooting Shirts

on Oct 1, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Custom, Performance, Sublimation, Warm Ups

Peep this upcoming shooting shirt design for the students of allBALL Academy. From the two days I visited with these cats, they mean business and your definitely going to step up your game to the next level. We’re not finished here, this is just the beginning...

Basketball Jerseys

on Oct 1, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Performance, Team Wear

Experience the rainbow with 204 Customs’ latest set of basketball jersey cutoffs. Available in many colorways, these fabrics are getting raved reviews and generating a lot of interests. Forget those old skool looking jerseys, we’re talking lightweight, comfortable and long lasting....

Slam Dunk and 3-Point Shootout West Coast Style

on Sep 21, 2011 in Basketball, Events

A basketball tournament just ain’t the same without the 3-Point Shootout and Dunk Contest. Cameron gets the honor of being Josh Masters’ partner for what would have been an epic dunk and I think Jules got the full workout as one of the Shootout rebounders. Great job kids! Some of those shooters were on fire but none could beat out Matt, definitely the smoothest operator of them all. The dunk comp, well need I say more …….. the whole time I was thinking to myself ………. I wish I was a little bit taller …...

West Coast Classic 2011

on Sep 19, 2011 in Basketball, Events

Thanks to the West Coast Crew for allowing 204 Customs the All Access pass to this years West Coast Classic. I tried to sum it all up in 7 minutes but it sure was fun to be involved. Got a chance to rub elbows with hoops influencers, streetball legends, D-League soon to be players, University ballers and overall just a great environment for a weekend of...

West Coast Classic Citrus Punch

on Sep 9, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Events, Performance, Vinyl

These jerseys are sweet like Oranges and fresh like Lemons! 204 Customs is proud to sponsor two squads from the www.westcoastclassic.ca Basketball Tournament this weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval. If you’re out on the West Coast and you’re not ballin’ in this tourney, then you’re missin’...

West Coast Classic Jerseys

on Aug 30, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles, Sublimation, Vinyl

here are more variants for the West Coast Classic collection …....

Adidas Nations in Marvins Room

on Aug 28, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Fleece

That’s a handful of jibberish you say? Not really when you’re looking for a new hoodie inspiration....

Kitsilano Beach Basketball

on Aug 18, 2011 in Basketball, Events, Reversibles

Nothing beats Kits Beach in the middle of August! 204 Customs along with the West Coast Classic Ballers definitely represented in this years KitsFest 2011. Great competition outdoors, mixed in with awesome music and vibe. Can’t wait for next year. Enjoy some of the sights and sounds as we all took in the experience. kitsfest2011KitsFest 2011 – Kits Beach...

West Coast Classic Basketball Exclusives 2011

on Aug 10, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Events, Promotional, Reversibles, Sublimation, Vinyl

Who do you call when you and your out of town ballers are ready to take over the city and you only have two days to get the right gear? ……….. 204 Customs baby! Finalized designs Wednesday night, bang em out Thursday night, have it on players hands by Friday ….. let’s not make that a habit. Watch out for more future collaborations between 204 Customs and West Coast Classic, yyyyyugh!      ...

Dolphin Park 2011

on Aug 10, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Events, Reversibles

Been a long time coming ….. 204 Customs was excited to work with West Coast Classic ballers for this years Dolphin Park Tournament. This tournament represents the toughest and most elite players in the city. In 204 Customs case, we got a chance to work with the West Coast crew which consists of local and out of town talents. All I gotta say was, that was a good call on the large numbers. Check out some of the tourney pics from Vancouver Basketball Network’s Facebook...

Golden State of Mind

on Jul 24, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Embroidery, Headwear, Kids,Youth

The Blue and Gold combo from Golden State Warriors are dope, only if the team was 🙁 I decided to use this palette on a couple of things the kids will be rocking at school this year.

HyperBright

on Jul 23, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Kicks

I found a companion for my super bright shirt! Dri-Fit meet HyperFuse …… now let’s shoot some hoops! Pretty stoked to add another one to my existing HyperFuse collection, the Retro/Sport Red/Black and the East All Star 2K11. Put your shades on because it’s gonna get hella bright …          ...

NRG Boost!

on Jun 2, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Fitness and Training, Performance, Sublimation, Vinyl, Warm Ups

Jay from Calgary’s NRG Fitness approached me and said he needed to revamp the logo ………….. oh by the way, I’m a Miami Heat fan …. It’s a good thing that they’re in the Finals this year. I hope these designs keep you inspired to do what you do …    ...

“We Be Pippen”

on Apr 20, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles, Vinyl

Check out the Chicago Bulls inspired designs for Team “We Be Pippen”, representing out of CGY. We were able to accomplish the best of both worlds design for a Co-Ed team where the fellas liked the block-on-black and the ladies got to enjoy the red-on-script tails. Good luck guys and bring home the...

Jus Blaze Exclusives

on Mar 29, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Embroidery, Fleece, Reversibles, Sublimation, T-Shirts, Tackle Twill, Vinyl

204  is now representing in the 403! Thanks to the Jus Blaze Basketball crew from FBL Calgary for allowing 204 Customs to come up with some fresh designs for their upcoming season. Big shout out as well to the team for being the 2010-11 Calgary Pilipino Basketball Assoc (CPBA) Champions! I’m really diggin’ the “Black and Yellow” hoodie...

Gago’ Bulls

on Mar 5, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Reversibles, Vinyl

My nephew who’s obsessed with hoops is turning 2 next week and his favorite team is Chicago. “Hey Davin, what’s your favorite team?” ……. “Gago Bulls! This is for you...

NBA 2K11 All Star Kicks

on Mar 4, 2011 in Basketball, Kicks

I could not pass up on this year’s All Star Kicks from Nike, the hyperFuse Lows representing LA and the adiPure from Adidas ……… Now I have to come up with complimentary designs for my new collection 🙂   NBA 2K11 All Star...

H-Town Hoops

on Feb 18, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Performance, Vinyl

Another custom Performance Cut-Offs for the boys over at Hamilton Rec...

the Hoodie!

on Feb 3, 2011 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Fleece, Transfers

I sourced for one of the heaviest hoodies around for the 204 Customs Basketball line. I was told ….. 16-oz, 80/20 cotton/polyester Air jet spun yarn for a softer feel and no pill performance wash after wash Double lined hood with dyed-to-match drawstring Set-in sleeves Pouch pocket Rib knit cuffs and waistband Double-needle stitching for increased durability Quarter-turned body with no side seams Ahhhh, I feel warm and...

St. Beez

on Dec 19, 2010 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Reversibles, Screen Print, Sublimation

This January ….. the St. Bernadette Hoops squads will be rocking this newly designed reversible Stinger. Can’t...

Fraser Valley Hoops

on Nov 22, 2010 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Reversibles, Sublimation, Vinyl

Check out the Custom Reversibles for one of the Fraser Valley Hoops squad...

204 Customs 2K11 Design

on Nov 4, 2010 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, T-Shirts, Vinyl, Warm Ups

I’m digging the new NBA warm-ups Soooooooo ……………… I decided to design my version of it. I’m definitely going to print production with these ones. The end result...

204 Classic

on Aug 26, 2010 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Events

I just wanna say Thank You to all the fellas that came out and supported the 1st Annual 204 Classic.  Thanks to the Richmond Oval crew for hooking us up with a Team Room and an enjoyable 3 hrs. We can’t wait to do it again! Special thanks to John D for taking the time during his BC vacation to make an appearance. Good to see that you and your family are back home safe in CGY. There was a heavy Maples contingent representing that night, it’s too bad we couldn’t get the rest of the fellas together. A few Sisler homies and of course can’t forget about the St. B ballers. I hope all had a good time and I thought it was funny when one of the comments I heard was, “I’m tired, this is much bigger than Tyndall!” Hells yeah! Congrats to our Give Away winners: Mark B for the embroidered sweatshirt, Mike F for the performance top and Ryan A for the custom embroidered hat. My goal is to have a 2nd Annual, 3rd Annual, 4th Annual ……………so on and so forth. Enjoy whatever pics I could take and also, the last BUMP game of the night in video...

HyperInspired

on Aug 24, 2010 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, Kicks, Performance, Sublimation, Warm Ups

I picked up my HyperFuse kicks from the folks over at The Word sneaker shop in Bellingham and was immediately inspired by the colorway so I decided to match it up from top to bottom. Oh by the way, I can’t argue with the the reviews...

Fil-Chi Concept

on Aug 5, 2010 in 204 Projects, Basketball, Designs, T-Shirts

Helped out the folks from Fil-Chi BC with a logo for their Summer Hoops League and just wanted to share some of the concepts before ultimately deciding with final design. We were limited to one color to keep the design cost effective but I wanted to throw enough details in there to capture the event. Fil-Chi BC Undersized basketball not really filling up the logo. Also wanted to see what white logos will look like on actual jersey colors. Got some ideas from the Timberwolves design to incorporate some trees and mountains. We're in BC after all. The Final...