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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...

New Balance 247 Sport ‘Olive Black Edition’

on Feb 20, 2017 in Kicks, Run

I was truly impressed with this lifestyle shoe Pros: cost, breathable, lightweight, great look, comfort, true...

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 Week5 Results

on Jan 14, 2017 in 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 – Black at Green (“Father and Son Edition”)   Takeaways: Not often do you see a father and son competing against each other. Soundbites from Rio before his game with Macky, “No Mercy!” He wasn’t lying because Team Black finally gets their first win of the season! On the expense of a Pat injury though 🙁 Get well with that ankle sprain Pat! I think Richard, Rick and Mike were the difference makers with Ian breaking out with 18 points. Good team effort on this night so it paid off. game stats Game2 – Carolina at Purple (“Old Bloodz vs Young Bloodz Edition”)   Takeaways: Another OT thriller for the Purple squad but this time losing out on the veteran Carolina team. A little biased you may say but this was an up and down game with multiple lead changes. The Kevin and Dee show kept Carolina close and ultimately winning in OT. Chris A hit a big left corner three to hush the naysayers and Dee had the block of the year! He must have had R. Kelly’s “I believe I can fly” track on heavy rotation. Charlie pulled out a flu game performance with his 11 pts. Carolina was huffin and puffin without Allan and Alejandro for sure. Team Purple was happy to get Richard back and he was gang-busters all night dropping shots from midrange to 3 pointers to drives to the hoop. Complete game but just fell short. The bucket exchange leading up to overtime was bananas. Santi attacked the paint with his 12. Jose continues to hit big late game shots and also put the lock down on Charles on the last play forcing overtime. game stats Game3 – Red at Gold (“Chef Afan with the shot boi!”)   Takeaways: Highest score in a game, in the history of the league was posted on this night! Give it up for Afan for dropping 48 on the Gold squad that I thought had a chance to finally give this team their first lost Ervin was dropping cross overs left and right, while the Murphy-Joel connection converted on multiple 3pointers Red team continues to set the shooting bar high, you must pick them up at half court because you never know they might pull up on you at half. Myro was cold for the night but that didn’t matter because someone needed to hose down the office of Saleem-Saddique because it was on fire! Afan hit 10 3s while Hamza finished with 5.  Kanav’s best game so far with high efficiency of going 6 for 9 Don’t be shocked, but the game is evolving …. Team Red went 16 for 57 3 pointers. Yes that’s 57 attempted 3 pointers, 3ball is the new dunk! game stats This is what it feels like when you’re playing this Red...

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 Air Presto FlyKnit Ultra – ‘Black and Electric Green Edition’

on Jul 26, 2016 in Kicks, Retro, Run

One of the most underrated retros brought back in...

Nike Air Huarache – ‘Platinum White Edition’

on Jul 26, 2016 in Kicks, Retro, Run

Nothing beats an old time...

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...

Nike LunarGlide 7

on Jul 26, 2016 in Kicks, Run

I had high expectations coming from the Pegasus line but this shoe was a nice surprise. It’s lightweight, its simple Panda colorway all a plus. The only downside is the fact that it didn’t have Nike+. Overall a good...

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!    ...

Nike Huarache Run – Youth Hyper Punch Edition

on Feb 8, 2016 in Kicks, Kids,Youth

Huarache Run’s never get...

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!...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Week#7 Results

on Dec 13, 2015 in Men's Basketball

The tables are set for your ‘Road to the Finals’ matchups Playing for 3rd and 4th – Blue vs Black, tipoff at 8:15pm Playing for 1st and 2nd – Grey vs Red, tipoff at 9:15pm Here’s what went down on Week#7 Takeaways: Ian and Christian Apanay your usual suspects for Red with 20 and 14 respectively. Even though Jass, Mark and Ford in double digit scoring they still couldn’t stop the Red Army. Difference definitely from the free throw line with Red making 17 to Blue’s 7. Red gets the match up they want for a third time to get a win against the Grey squad. Grey definitely turned up the defense come playoff time by shutting down Bal to 2pts. They also had a well-balanced attack with the return of Kit and Rondo’s all around game of rebounds, scoring and steals. Ryan and Allan had an efficient night shooting with 61% and 72%. Announcements: Please stick around after each game for awards This will be the last ball session for 2015. The gym will be closed until we open up for open-gym runs in 2016 starting Monday, January 11. Happy Holidays everyone! See you all on Week#8 (Finals Round) Boxscores and Shotcharts:  Game1: Blue vs Red click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk7Gm1 Game2: Black vs Grey click here for download...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Week#6 Results

on Dec 4, 2015 in Men's Basketball

A buzzer beater to kick off the night! Takeaways: 1-pt victory for the Red squad, on a shot fake 3 pointer by Pat with 8 seconds left on the clock …… we call that Ice! Blue had the early lead and the return of Jass seemed like it was headed for a great ending, only to see their lead disappear. Way to ruin it for James’ MVP night with his 17 point performance! Allowing Ian and Christian Apanay on Red squad score 47 together and get out-rebounded by 20 is not a good thing for any team. You must respect every player in this league otherwise they will make you pay just like Pat did. I’d say Black team is peaking at the right time, when 4 guys score in double digits … you’re in trouble. Alejandro, Bal, Gil and Matthew went gangbusters on Grey. Missing Kit’s contributions for the Grey team became evident this game, Black squad just outplayed Grey and hit some big shots late in the game. It doesn’t help when you have 7 more turnovers and double the amount of fouls. See you all on Week#7 (Semi-Finals Round) Boxscores and Shotcharts:  Game1: Blue vs Red click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk6Gm1 Game2: Black vs Grey click here for download...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Week#5 Results

on Dec 4, 2015 in Men's Basketball

Teams ‘TAKE FLIGHT’ in Week#5   Takeaways: Michael from the Grey squad was firing on all cylinders with his 23 pts Joshua and Ford, the only Blue players in double digits with 10 and 11 respectively Grey team pulled out victory by out-rebounding and making free throws, this was the difference in the game Black team’s 3-ball threat and players that can finish in the paint will get them far in this league. Alejandro, Gil and Bal gives you a barrage of 3-pt and midrange shots while Matthew and Earl punish you in the paint. Bal, highlight night with 23pts Black’s effort was still not enough with Richard’s best game with 15 for the Red squad. Not to mention Rick’s 3 trifectas! Red team was just more efficient with their shooting and capitalized on free throw percentage See you all on Week#6   Boxscores and Shotcharts:  Game1: Blue vs Grey click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk5Gm1 Game2: Black vs Red click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk5Gm2...

Holidays Potluck 2015 Edition

on Dec 1, 2015 in AAU, Events, Holidays

Thank you to all the players and families that came out to celebrate this Saturday afternoon with our ball club. A chance to wind up, catch up on things and what a better way to do that with an awesome selection of food! For those who missed it I’m sure we will have more in the future 🙂 It takes a village to develop these kids and you guys define what this club is all about by starting at home. Keep it up and looking forward to bigger and better things for 2016! Happy Holidays everyone!     Takeaways: @Esteban family, those Korean noodles were 최고! @Huynh family, thật tuyệt vời @Alcoreza family, thank you mate! for some kiwi and custard @Magsambol family, you did not provide us with the pick and roll, instead you hooked us up with some egg and rolls! @Malhi family,  ਸਮੋਸੇ ਲਈ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ or समोसा के लिए धन्यवाद @Apdal family, Gracias por las empanadas! @Lumase family, Grazie per la lasagna! @Viola family, Roasted Chicken on an open fire @Perera family, Chicken Biryani was on point @Young family, the only thing better than that stuffed garlic bread was a stuffed layup! @Johnston Heights ballers, thank you for the snacks! Shout outs to Google Translate! I’ve contemplated on a Scooter Basketball AAU squad …. tons of fun with the youngbloods from the holidays potluck! Don’t know how u missed that shot @jtabaya @justin.pryce @mandoo.jr @fremynextdoor @58prblmz @kairamoore @mamacee4luvs @sammiesteban @one_tank_one_life #jumpmanjumpmanjumpman #204customs #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #scooterbasketball A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Dec 1, 2015 at 7:58pm PST     Happy Holidays to all of these die hard fans! #204customs #teamworkmakesthedreamwork@mamacee4luvs @sammiesteban @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @58prblmz @yollybitz @mommimags @kapdal2020 @perera_praveen @prashan_james @kairamoore   A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Nov 29, 2015 at 9:30am PST   ’tis the season! Youngbloods celebrating holidays potluck with the #204customs basketball family @sammiesteban @_raphaelac @mamacee4luvs @58prblmz @fremynextdoor @kairamoore @prashan_james @perera_praveen @ethan.mag @one_tank_one_life A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Nov 28, 2015 at 6:46pm PST     Like in the game of basketball, “know when to eat, know when to feed!” Eat up youngbloods! Shout outs to the parents for an awesome potluck!   A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Nov 29, 2015 at 9:43am PST 'tis the season! #getyourgrubonguys @_raphaelac @fremynextdoor @mandoo.jr @one_tank_one_life @jtabaya #teamworkmakesthefoodwork😂 A video posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Dec 1, 2015 at 11:16pm...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Week#4 Results

on Nov 17, 2015 in Men's Basketball

    Week 4 was a dandy giving us two overtime games! Takeaways: Attention Black team: Scouting report on Harp is simple, guard the 3-ball. Looked like black team was close to getting their 2nd win but big 3s in the second half crushed that chance. Efficient once again with 6 for 10 shooting, with 4 out of 8 beyond the arc. Ford impressive with his own double double stat line of 18 pts, and 15 rebs, with 8 of those points coming from the free throw line. While Joshua went for volume with 7 out of 19 he still managed to bring the intensity. Rogelio with 3 steals for the night. Black and Blue went back and forth in game1 ….. Alejandro doing the double-dip with 20 pts and 11 rebounds. Those 20 pts came from 9 of 11 shooting. Dexter’s best game so far for the Blacks with 8 pts on the night. Gil and Nowell combined for 2 for 19 on the floor, this doesn’t happen often. Grey team needs to cancel their membership from the DeAndre Jordan school of free throws because they stunk up the gym! A lot of missed freebies on the charity stripe late in the game that could have prevented overtime. My name is Christian Apanay, you cannot post me, you cannot defend me, you cannot foul me, you can’t overplay me …….. and yeah you can’t guard my 3pt shot either! Can somebody please figure out this phenomenon! Thanks for dropping 24 pts on us, I was just joking when I said you only scored 19 on week3 🙂 Ian contributed with 21 pts and he was crossing up guys all night Allan’s best night so far with 13 pts. Welcome back Mike, out of the slump he scores 20 and 6 rebs Rock with two big threes in the second half Word of the night: Meta Ford Peace, EarlBron James See you all on Week#5   Reminders: I know some of y’all get excited over the stats and such but please refrain from checking in with the scorekeeping team to allow them to do their job as efficient as possible. Absolutely, no disruption of the scorekeepers during games, in between timeouts, in between game warm ups. They are constantly making sure that scores and stats match up so if you’re interested in checking how well or how bad you did that night, please wait till the night is over or till the blog post happens. The way I see it, you wouldn’t want these guys to be distracted and miss out on a point or a stat from your team would you? Also, St. B is not a big gym so please make sure they have clear line of sight with the game action as well as the referees so they can document proper fouls and stat. Thanks for understanding ballers! Boxscores and Shotcharts:  Game1: Black vs Blue click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk4Gm1 Game2: Red vs Black click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk4Gm2 Upcoming Schedule:...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Week#3 Results

on Nov 16, 2015 in Men's Basketball

Week 3 proved to be another close one with victories from the Black and Blue Takeaways: The return of Joshua was the difference with Blue’s victory. With 17 pts, he was able to cover a lot of real estate and scored buckets from multiple spots on the floor. TJ and James also in double digits to balance out the attack. Black squad struggled behind Ryan’s 19 who had a chance late in the game to tie. The defending champs now have their backs against the wall with the announcement of Kit’s fractured finger injury, out for the season! The return of Ian added 10 pts for the night but Christian Apanay logged less than his average with 19. Still a great output but they could not sustain Black’s hustle. Welcome back Alejandro! Just like Joshua, his fresh legs and youth was the difference to this already hustle-and-flow offense. It was him, Earl and Gil that scored double digits for the night and was very efficient on the floor. Don’t sleep on this team as they have the long ball and NBA-like 3-pt percentages of 42% Gil and 38% Bal See you all on Week#4 Boxscores and Shotcharts:  Game1: Grey vs Blue click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk3Gm1 Game2: Red vs Black click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk3Gm2 Upcoming...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Week#2 Results

on Nov 8, 2015 in Basketball Blog, Men's Basketball

Week 2 brought us some exciting games once again. Close game between Red and Blue squads, while the defending champs had 11 deep on game night.   Takeaways: Players of the week goes to Christian Apanay and Kit with 30 and 24 respectively Red team needs more production from Richard and the rest of the squad to help out the reigning league MVP Jass’ first game for the Blue was a solid output with 15 , and Mark B’s monster 20 boards kept the team close. Ford and James also had their best games with 11 each. I think overall well balanced just not enough to get the victory over points in the paint from Red team. Black’s attack with Gil, Bal and Matthew fell short as well with Grey’s full squad of 11 on Monday night. Earl had an off night and that had an impact but I think bringing in Alejandro should add more firepower to the black attack on week 3. Kit for the Grey team single handedly controlled the tempo of this game and Mr. Consistency delivers yet again. Boxscores and Shotcharts:  Game1: Red vs Blue click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk2Gm1     Game2: Black vs Grey click here for download 204MensBasketball-Fall2015-Wk2Gm2...

204 Men’s Basketball – Fall 2015 Opening Night

on Oct 26, 2015 in Basketball Blog, Men's Basketball

NBA 2015 – 2016 season is upon us, that means 204 Men’s Fall Ball is too! Must be opening night for 204 Customs Mens Basketball League for Fall 2015. Good luck to all teams and remember to #getyourstretchon #familytime #204customs #204mensbasketball A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Oct 21, 2015 at 2:29am PDT Thanks to all who came out and represented their teams on Monday’s opening night. Here are some of the takeaways: Takeaways: first game with Blue and Black showcased both team’s abilities to shoot the ball. Harp is proving to be the ringer of the year. Welcome back James! second game had Mike and Christian going head to head …. remember both were previous League MVPs! Christian opens the season just like he left it, scoring buckets! 30 pts on the stat sheet is not a bad way to start. Don’t really have an award for Defensive Player of the League but TJ has it won by sacrificing his body on opening night. Injury update: TJ (elbow) and Metta “Ford” Peace  (shoulder) got banged up on opening night so we await to see if they’re a scratch for week2. James Har”Dean” was held scoreless so looking for him to bounce back. The draft never lies! Overall, any of the teams can win on any given night in this well balanced league. No easy path to greatness as they say. Boxscores and Shotcharts:   Game1: Black vs Blue click here for download 204MensBasketballStats-20151019-Black@Blue Game2: Red vs Grey click here for download 204MensBasketballStats-20151019-Grey@Red  ...

2nd Place Finish @ RBL 2015 Grade8 Fall Pre-Season League

on Oct 25, 2015 in AAU, Basketball Blog, Kids,Youth

    Congrats on 2nd place finish fellas! Good effort …. but still got work to do! #rblbasketball #204customs #bestkeptsecret. Congrats to the #holycrossgrade8 squad as well. Now lets get some Chinese food at #peacefulrestaurant. @soilo_zarmiento @58prblmz @kapdal2020 @jarl_2406 @sammiesteban @jarrenhuynh @_josephsalazar @_nedmedina @mamacee4luvs @kairamoore @fremy.boy A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Oct 24, 2015 at 6:09pm PDT Great start to the game but we couldn’t sustain their adjustment to zone defense. Happy with the boys’ efforts as a first time squad with 4 new faces so things are on the up and up! Keep it up fellas! Takeaways: help defense got better our transition defense struggled, we didn’t stop the ball … we gambled on the steal and gave up rebounding was on point we did a lot of “ball-watching” we need a lot of work on zone offense and defense passing, passing, passing Chinese food was good aftewards 🙂 Thanks to all the families who came out and showed support! Looking forward to the Winter...

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...

Air Max 90 Shades of Grey

on Sep 12, 2015 in Basketball Blog, Kicks

  Got a nice surprise from our U15 baller families last night … I’m honoured … I’m impressed … I’m blessed …. I’m all in …. shoutouts to my real MVP @mamacee4luvs for the sacrifice and support. Now lets ball in Seattle for the weekend 👌 @killah.ink @alcoreza_22 @mandooo_14 @anandk_ @58prblmz #airmax90 #bestkeptsecret #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #toaddtomycollection A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Aug 7, 2015 at 6:22am...

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   ...

Basketball BC’s U15 Club Champions!

on Jun 10, 2015 in AAU, Kids,Youth

Congrats to our U15 Boys for competing at this years U15 Boys Basketball BC Club Championships. With victories over: Abby Lions (W.J Mouat) AthElite Vancouver UBC Okanagan – Jr Heat the boys were able to finish with the 1st place medal. Well deserved and there’s more work to be done for the...

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...

3rd Place Finish @ 2015 SFU Burke U13 Tournament

on May 4, 2015 in AAU

Another fantastic outing with the U13 boys at the SFU Burke Tournament. Thanks to all the players and families who came out and showed support. Takeaways: Lawrence’s speed and ability to weave through the defense was good to see Sam’s ability to get to the foul line and his aggressiveness in attacking the hoop is paying off Seth’ s dominance on both sides of the boards is fun to watch Jarl’s ‘gamer’ shooting ability is what we call the silent assassin Alden’s long ball is nothing but splash Kevin, 1 travel and 1 3-second call this weekend is what I call an improvement! Juelian, welcome back! This team shares the ball Communication getting better Execution getting better Congrats on the 3rd place finish gentlemen! See you on the next one! Shoutouts to Mr. Arciaga for the pics!   Sometimes you never know where life takes you (Thanks Beth!) … teamwork makes the dream work!...

U13 Boys @ 23rd Tulip Festival Tournament

on Mar 30, 2015 in AAU

Great job on first tourney of the spring-summer with our U13 young bloods! 9th place finish out of 15 in the North-Seattle Tulip tournament! Good to see the squad working hard and competing. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #bestkeptsecret A photo posted by 204customs (@204customs) on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:45pm PDT Great showing at the boys’ first tournament for the 2015 Spring-Summer season. Takeaways: nerves got the best of them early but never got discouraged and kept battling under pressure ending with a 2 and 2 record and placing 9th out of a tough 15-team pool they have become closer as a group with this weekend with Lawrence as the ‘glue guy’ Kevin’s battle wounds with the bitten tongue, scratched neck displayed toughness and seeing things through The 1-2 punch of Seth and Kevin on the boards was great to see and the low post execution is showing signs of evolution The shooting range our shooters displayed will allow me to be creative with shooting drills the kids’ IQs are constantly getting better …. they react to coaches directions very well, they are communicating with each other strengths in our rebounding, shooting and zone defense in promising our passing, offensive execution and man-to-man defense will be work in progress imagine what the ceiling will be with more games and exhibitions, now the boys are ballin’! Big shout outs to all the families who came out and supported especially  to Jarl’s family for hooking Seth up with a ride on Sunday. Can’t wait for the next one...

Grade 9 Boys Basketball – 2015 Surrey Champions

on Feb 11, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

Save the best game for last as they say. A perfect 10-0 record in their district for the Grade 9 Boys Thunder team to capture their first Surrey Championship banner. All the hard work has paid off and it’s just the beginning. Congrats on a convincing 68 – 38 victory over last years Champions! Good Luck in the Fraser Valleys!   Takeaways: biggest difference I saw, “TRUST” …. the ball was never sticky and it moved around, sooner and often. Play for each other and help the helper. aggressive point guard play put a lot of pressure on their defense and good things happen ….. “penetration is the key”  inside and outside game was on point intense defense sustained, 1st 24-11 us, 2nd 39-19 us, 3rd 56-28 us, 4th 68-38 for the finish. No taking foot off the gas pedal PR shot 28 for 55 (51%) vs Semi’s 14 for 55 (25%) ……. consistency came at a great time we controlled the tempo all the way through, from beginning to end ….. no slow start we only fouled when we needed to, limited them to 4 out of 6 on the charity stripes ….. compare that to our 9 out of 15 it’s good to have that taste of winning in your mouth, now you have to continue to be hungry for that taste Check out the box scores and game...

PR vs Semiahmoo

on Jan 29, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

#1 and #2 meetup in league play and it did not disappoint. Very up and down game with PR getting the lead most of the game but the Totems managed to always catch up. In the end, the outside shooting kept the team in the lead considering how many easy lay-ups the team missed. PR wins, 54 – 46. Takeaways: slow on rotation for help defense, which leads to fouls lots of fouls kept a good free-throw shooting Totems team in the game ……. fouls tend to occur when you’re tired and lazy on defense why aren’t the guards bringing the ball up? …. we’re slow to progress, we never advance the ball, I see guys getting looked off and we never force speed as an advantage we gotta squeeze those outlet passes and have better grip on the ball lack of communication, don’t hear the team yapping about anything finish, finish, finish never make a pass with your back in the other direction, it will get stolen ….. we need our guards to have better confidence on handling the rock and not feel we have to pass it off. They’ve gotta set the tone and get everyone to their spots to allow for the offense to start 7 3-pointers was needed to beat that team, we need to have inside and outside game lack of post presence and defense in the paint will be an achilles heel ‘make them fear what you can become’  ...

PR vs White Rock Christian

on Jan 28, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

Slow start ……. again but will take a 69 – 14...

PR vs Guildford Park

on Jan 22, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

The Thunder squad used their height advantage and chalked up another regular season win. Takeaways: Good to see some of the 2nd line players get burn time too much dribbling and not enough ball movement guys passing and staying stationery, if it’s a motion set …. better start movin’ 65 – 35 Win...

PR vs Tweedsmuir

on Jan 19, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

The 64th Ave showdown started off slow but broke it open with steals and easy buckets. Able to shut down a long distance shooter and let the rest of the team beat you is a good strategy. Good league win with a 69 – 43...

PR vs QE

on Jan 12, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

Another 51 – 24 regular season win for the...

PR vs D.W. Poppy

on Jan 10, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

Playing for 3rd place @ the Robert Bateman tournament against D.W. Poppy was not an easy task. Got a chance to mix up the lineups so congrats to the boys for finishing a credible 3rd! No takeaways just...

PR vs Heritage Woods

on Jan 10, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

Back to back games for the Robert Bateman tournament matches the Thunder team with a solid Junior team from Heritage Woods. The Thunder team pulled out a 62 – 61 thriller in overtime! Takeaways: Monitor the fouls Can’t have a slow start and play from behind 2nd OT in 2 days will have an effect on conditioning rebounding, rebounding, rebounding the press looked good on a number of occasions but noticeably slower at the end of games because players are tired simple concepts on defense, “defend before the ball gets there, not when the ball gets there!“ playing aggressive gets you opportunities on the free throw line early but you still gotta knock them down the...

PR vs Norkam @ Robert Bateman

on Jan 9, 2015 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

2nd tourney for the season takes us East to Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford for a tough Juniors tournament. Friday night special against Norkam from Kamloops. The team battled down the stretch with a big three to go up one but a late foul put them at the free throw line with 1 out of 2 free throws converted to get to overtime. With 7 seconds left Norkam commits a turnover that allowed the Thunder guard for late game coast to coast winner only to get blocked by Norkam’s big, ball game! Heartbreaker that put them into the losing pool. Way to take that Grade10 team to overtime! You will learn from it. The...

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...

PR vs 204 Selects – Xmas 2014 Edition

on Jan 1, 2015 in Fall Ball, Panorama Ridge Thunder

Last exhibition run for the 2014 season with a playdate setup between 204 Customs Selects, Panorama Ridge and Killarney. Takeaways: not feeling pretty happy about rolled ankles on a few PR players, hopefully those kids can recover quick enough for their school seasons 204 had too many unforced errors seeing guys getting an offensive board on a free-throw is great for the offensive team but not acceptable for the defensive side ‘penetrate and dish’ works, you just have to know when to use it …….. i.e. when the defense gets sucked in and a teammate rotates for a passing angle close game overall, came down to free-throws with 2 clutch free throws from PR to seal the deal PR put on a good press that managed to draw a few turnovers The end result, Killarney 2-0, Pano 1-1, 204 0-2 …….. good turnout with players and guests so the gym was rockin! ‘hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard’...

PR vs Surrey Christian

on Dec 18, 2014 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

Another district win for the Junior Thunder team, 75 – 47. Takeaways: This is a game of runs, the boys go up by a lot, then off the pedal, then on the pedal. They gotta have the consistency to their approach. The videos will show you the run they made and how the team recovered Their full court press is easy to beat, if playing a 1-2-2 full court press, you need to have your last two anticipate the passing lanes, overplay once the guards have decided on which side to force I saw one kid break the PR press from coast to coast going through 4 guys, not acceptable …. always stop the guy with the ball! Still a lot of outside threes I’ve noticed, they look like the Houston Rockets out there. If they want to do that, there’s gotta be more penetration and dish to players moving without the ball around the arc Lazy defense, we rely too much on the around-the-back steal as opposed to facing the opponent head on and using our feet to beat them to the spot they want to go The rebounding does not create a ‘dome’ like space around the basket. The boys constantly get sucked in either forced to take it out of bounds because they scored a basket and there’s no rebound or players end up tapping the ball out which usually ends up on the opponents had for a put back. Body first before the ball! We gotta bang guys when they try to enter the key and get low, start driving those legs to push rebounders out of the key Focus on finishing strong in the paint at the peak of vertical. I see guys altering their shot and sort of bailing out and avoiding...

PR vs Pacific Academy

on Dec 17, 2014 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

The season opener didn’t prove to be much of a challenge with a 49-13 victory. PR put on the full court man to man and went on a 33-0 run to start the game. At that point most of the starters were done for the night while 2nd and 3rd lines got a chance to get a little more on the court. Takeaways: Better motion on offense saw more penetration and dish I still thought, way too many turnovers on PRs part for a blowout game …… too many travelling errors The team didn’t score as much in the second half. They should continue to focus on scoring to constantly widen the gap for points differential when it comes to seeding in the spring time for Fraser Valley playoffs Check out the boxscores and highlights!  ...

3rd place finish at the 2K14 St. George’s Domino’s Tournament

on Dec 7, 2014 in Panorama Ridge Thunder

First tournament of the year presents good competition right off the bat for the Grade 9 Thunder squad.  Here are some of the takeaways from this weekend’s tournament: Takeaways: Scoring buckets is not an issue for this team They live and die by the outside shots, not enough points in the paint considering their size …… they rely too much on the long range shots. Perhaps they don’t want the contact who knows. They had their way in the paint against Richmond High but not the case against St. George’s their shooters have good strokes so there will be some nights where shooting will be good and some nights where it will be bad ….. they gotta learn to be more multi-dimensional as a team and find ways to score more in the paint (i.e. post ups), in transition (fast breaks), from inbound plays and overall hustle plays they lack the defensive intensity that their opponents have, Holy Cross and St. George’s to name a few given the height advantage they get out rebounded on a regular basis play zone defense on this team and you will have a chance saw kids hustle with ‘first-to-the-floor’ mentality, those 50-50 balls can make the difference in close games ‘no middle’ = ‘yes middle’ … paying too much attention to the ball as oppose to cutting players in the paint no ball movement in their zone offense, no cutters …. no screen predictable passing not enough anticipation on their press-break, and once beaten others don’t help to stop the guy with the ball study your opponent …… if you know he likes to spot up for three in the left wing, make sure you defend him on the next one not after he knocks down 4 against your team. I think they should have went man-to-man on Saints and force our bigs to play defense in the paint on dribble drives change of possession transition fast-break is slow to progress …. they have the speed on the front line to advance the ball but they prefer to walk it up across half court …. they need to put that pressure on the defense on easy fast break opportunities guards that have good hesitation dribbles that shake the defender but kills dribble and forced to pass, that blow-by has to be complete with an attempt to either finish at the hoop or a pull up opportunity lack of communication on the court is evident …. players need to be always chatting with each other lack of rebounding and defense might get you by in your district but will be exploited when you get to Fraser Valley’s 2 and 1 record with wins against MEI Eagles and Richmond High is a great start to the season, they just gotta keep working in the lab and learn each others tendencies to get that chemistry better. Check out the boxscores here and highlights! vs Saints vs Richmond...

Men’s Basketball – The 2014 Finals

on Nov 23, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Game#1: 3rd Place Final – Silver vs Red   Silver continued to play short handed to end their season and it cost them once again. Silver came short with a last minute 3ball to win and this year just didn’t have enough to get over the late heroics from Red. Silver finishes the league with back to back losses while Red bounces back from the semis game vs Purple.   Takeaways:   Red’s leading scorer in Chris Asuncion was forced to be a cheerleader due to a hamstring injury Joshua’s line, 7 for 15 scoring 15 pts TJ”s line, 4 for 14 scoring 12 pts Matthew’s line, 8 for 18 scoring 18 pts TJ and Rondon with 11 steals combined Best game for Andrew with 8 pts Christian did his usual damage, 10 for 14 scoring 21 pts Brad and Daniel with 16 and 17 Red out-rebounds Silver 44 – 35 Silver with 7 more turnovers Big congrats to Christian Apanay for ‘cleaning house’ with multiple awards …. League Leading Scorer and MVP! Check out the boxscores and highlights!   Game#2: 1st Place Final – Black vs Purple ‘The Main Event’   The main event did not disappoint. Black thought they had the game in the bag but with a late barrage of 3point buckets from Purple it seemed like the comeback was going to be complete. Black had other plans with continuous attack to the hoop and excellent rebounding for easy transition scores.   Takeaways:   Ian Alcoreza went 7 for 20 ending with 17 pts No one else scored more than 6 pts for Purple team, didn’t get enough production from the rest as most of their pts came in the second half No Starvin for points with Ryan’s stat line, 11 for 22 scoring 27 pts Lou hit a three! Charles put in 11 pts and a monstrous night on the boards with 19 total rebounds Kit solid with his 14 pts Allan and Charles’ Block party with combined 5 blocks Purple team had a tough shooting night with 17 for 71 Check out the boxscores and highlights!   Just wanna give a big shoutouts to my family for always supporting this passion and I truly couldn’t make this league work without them. I’m always in the lab with them coming up with ideas for keeping this league fresh! #mamacee4luvs, #killah.ink, #58prblmz, and #kairamoore …. I Love You Guys! Thanks to our committed referees as well for keeping games classy! See you all in the...

204 Customs Men’s Basketball – 2014 Fall Week7

on Nov 9, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Game1: Purple Advances to the Finals! Purple team’s deep roster was the difference this game plus the guard play from their young bloods. Red tried to catch up but a little too late. Takeaways: Christian Amurao saved his best game of the season with 4 for 5 shooting ending with 10pts Red’s top guns in TJ and Chris Ascunsion had a rough outing TJ 1 for 8 Chris 4 for 20 Matthew and Rondon did their usual disruption of defence and boards Patrick went 2 for 3 from long distance Outside shooting from Ervin and Christian A did a lot of damage. Let me guess Bal is going to show up for the Finals! 🙂 Check out the boxscores and highlights!   Game2: No repeat for the Silver team in 2014. With a depleted roster losing their two bigs they had a big task ahead of them to advance. They had the momentum going into the second half with Christian Apanay’s buzzer beater to put them up 6 but Black put on the pressure to go on a run of their own. Better outlet and fastbreak for the Black team and I think that was the difference. Takeaways: Black with 16 steals and 6 blocks, good defensive effort Silver with 20 turnovers Held Rio scoreless Brad with 19, Christian with 18 Black team with 13 assists to Silver’s 4 ……. big shift from previous games Ryan D, Mark S, Prab and Rick B’s presence was definitely missed! Check out the boxscores and highlights!  ...

204 Select U15 Fall vs Princess Margaret Secondary

on Oct 28, 2014 in Fall Ball

First high school contest for the year against our neighbours from Princess Margaret. They had size on paper but the squad managed to exploit their weakness which was their poor care of the ball. Takeaways: 47 – 31 victory Rattled start but by middle of first half we were in control We out-rebounded them 33-27 We had 18 steals to their 4 We had 7 turnovers to their 20 they fouled twice as much play execution was much improved on the man to man offensive sets, also saw better ball movement on the zone our bigs crashed the boards, but we gotta keep off those loose ball fouls and try to get better positioning instead saw some good post moves with thought-through moves, aka not rushed! Enjoy the box scores and shot...

Dreamhoops 2K14 Fall League Week6 – vs UNC TarHeels

on Oct 28, 2014 in Fall Ball

2nd go round with this team brought good results … Takeaways: 39 – 32 victory Out-rebounded them Our 8 steals to their 1 Our 8 free throws to their 0 We survived their comeback as they had a strong 2nd half Big game for Anand with 17 Cameron with 5 assists and 4 steals Enjoy the box scores and shot...

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...

Dreamhoops 2K14 Fall League Week5 – vs Huskies

on Oct 23, 2014 in Fall Ball

Pretty close game all through out but the team managed to pull out a win on a couple of key plays at the end. Highlights: our young bloods took 20 of the 39 shots, great sign of aggressiveness and confidence (for Ethan and Shan) missing key free throws at the end was crucial but having cushion helped preserve the lead and ultimately the win Cameron had a bad game but provided 3 key steals in the last two minutes of the game Justin goes for 100% shooting in the field! Switching to 2-3 zone in the last 18 secs of the game from man-to-man the whole game really threw off the opposing team Click here to check out the box scores and shot chart! See you guys this Saturday where we play the UNC Tar Heels at...

Men’s 2014 Fall League – Regular Season Analytics

on Oct 14, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Here are your top 10 players in multiple categories based on their team colors                ...

204 Customs Men’s League Rosters for 2014 Fall

on Oct 9, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Lookin good fellas! Team Black   Team Purple     Team Red     Team...

204 Customs Men’s Basketball – 2014 Fall Week6

on Oct 9, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Game1: “Silver is the new Black”   I swear to God I thought I was looking at my Grade9 team’s shot chart. Black continues to struggle in the points department with now a 2-game losing streak. A lot of missed lay-ups in the paint would have kept the game close but we gotta figure out a way to move that ball more often. It got physical early and it sustained because the game ended with 27 fouls total between the two teams. For a while I thought Daniel was playing a baseball game cuz he sure looked like he was playing a perfect game. Imagine going 5 for 5 in 2pt range, 1 for 1 in 3pt range, 4 for 6 on the free-throw line, 4 rebs, 3 helpers and 1 steal ………… WOW, impeccable efficiency! Daniel, whatever you had prior to that game, please do the exact opposite before the semis, Black don’t need a stat line like that again. Brad could have been playing for In-N-Out Burgers with his version of a double-double, he served up 24 pts and 17 rebs! Quiet night for Christian (good to see him take a 3pt shot),  The Bal Brothers were like Windex, great for cleaning the glass … with 17 boards together. No wonder they walked away with the 69-54 victory. Click here for the box scores and shot chart   Takeaways: Jeff and Louie for the Black team held scoreless Allan fouled as much as he scored, I commend his courage in battling down in the low block. I know it’s hard buddy! Charles 0 for 12 in 2pt range, unheard of! Ryan and Charles combined for 48 shots! Brad and Daniel led the attack and the role players stepped up Rick had 2nd most shot attempt for Silver with 11 (Brad with 16) and continues to fall in love with that corner 3ball Mark S scores 7 off the bench Rio is off this game enjoying his Tea’s and Crumpets   Game2: Ian the “Iceman” makes his debut   Team Purple is on a 3 game winning streak! Ian’s breakout party was quite the performance. Regulation time was not enough to settle the score and this game came down to heart and effort. Lot’s of ups and downs and I’ll bet that was more entertainment than your Raptors and Kings pre-season game from Sunday. The difference to Ian’s game that night was that he never settled for the 3. He could have been called the Ginsu knife, because of his ability to cut through the defense and score And1 after And1’s. He went 7 for 12 inside the arc and 9 for 12 on the free-throw line, sounds like a Karl Malone stat line. Alejandro also did some damage with 19 of his own, 6 for 8 in 2pt range and 2 for 4 outside the arc. It reminded me of the Twilight Movie series … young vampires out for blood! Ian, Alejandro and Jas killed it with 50 of the team’s 64 pts. Joshua started the game off hot and ended up with 11 pts on 5 for 5 inside the arc and big 3pt shot in the second half. MVP for the Red team was Matthew hands down. He brought the rebounding energy at key moments in the game none bigger than the offensive putback to send the game into OT. Chris Ascuncion took that final shot early in the shot clock with about 5-seconds left in overtime. I think they could have gotten a better shot than a fading-left distance 3 but he vowed that he would come back with a vengeance. I can’t wait for the rematch during the semis! Click here for the box scores and shot chart   Takeaways: Jeff fouls out early and forced to watch the game with 6 mins left, ow my bad add another 3 mins on top of that because of overtime I realized that James and Dexter would rather dance than be in the game 🙂 Pretty impressive display of moves gentlemen If I told you Gil only scored 2 pts would you believe me they still won the game? 2 big free throws that is! TJ’s only score was a comeback 3pt shot late in the game, not enough to get the team over the hump Rondon must have numerous burglary records because he added 5 steals to his defensive reputation Good to see Iggy back! League Standings          League...

Dreamhoops 2K14 Fall League Week3 – vs Spartans

on Oct 6, 2014 in Fall Ball

Good to see us get more buckets in the paint in this game because there wasn’t a whole lot of pressure from the top. Takeaways: our 3pt shooting continues to be a work in progress, but good to see guys not hesitating on those shots shorter, less aggressive team manages to out-rebound us by one we shot almost twice as much they did in 2pt range, and we hit almost 50% of them they shot 8 more threes with 23 attempts Click here for box scores and shot charts! See you guys on...

New Faces at TimberPups practice

on Oct 5, 2014 in TimberPups Basketball

Got a chance to meet our squad for the first time last night and I like what I see! Kids accepted the challenge on the drills and have learnt some early principles. Looking forward to Tuesday night’s practice.

204 Customs Men’s Basketball – 2014 Fall Week5

on Oct 1, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Game1: Black vs Purple – “Purple Rain”   It’s rainy season! Purple’s 45% shooting from 3pt range did the Black team in, not to mention running with only six players. With Allan, Marwin, Ramil and Dean out of the lineup Gil and James decided to have their breakout game with 3 and 4 3pointers respectively. Alejandro bounces back with 17 of his own. The main difference in this game came down to long-distance shooting, with Black team resorting to zone-defense, they refuse to recognize the streak shooting of the Purple team and failed to close out early to those shooters. Also noticing the ball sticking in Black’s offense with less ball movement, it kills me not being out there with the troops. This game is all about adjustments so we’ll see come playoffs how both teams adjust. Great job Purple team for handing Black team their first loss! It was either Purple Rain or Make It Rain ….. I didn’t think the latter was appropriate, I would think that’s more for their celebration if they win the championship. Stay tuned. Notables: Mike (18), Kit (14) and Ryan (11) as the usual suspects for the Black team Alejandro (17), Gil (15) and James (12) made it rain late in September Jeff U almost gets a double-double with 8 pts and 10 rebs Jas and Bal with their efficient 60% shooting in the field (Jas we gotta work on those air balls bruh!) Click here for boxscores and shotcharts!   Game2: Silver vs Red – “The Hunt for Red October”   The Red team is hawngry! With the streak they’re in since the return of Chris Ascuncion in the lineup, October could be the month where they gain momentum into the playoffs. What does that tell you when Rondon scores only one point the whole game but still manage to pull out a victory against the defending champs? …… That’s called teamwork! Everybody hit the box scores, including Carlo …… officially the team’s new Cheerleader and Mascot! Way to get the crowd hyped! Silver continues to struggle with 19 turnovers and contributing to 20 steals by the Red team, they were lucky to extend it to overtime but just wasn’t enough and perhaps unprepared for the constant full-court press the tireless Red team unleashed on them. Notables: Chris A with 23 pts Mathew with 11 pts Patrick snaked around the paint with 10 But TJ, damn! .750 shooting percentage going 3  for 3 inside the arc and 3 for 5 outside Rondon alone got 9 steals Rick L getting into double digits with 10 Brad with hard-earned 20 Christian “the softest-hand in the business” Apanay with 16 Click here for boxscores and shotcharts! League Standings   League Schedule...

Dreamhoops 2K14 Fall League Week2 – vs Hoyas

on Sep 28, 2014 in Fall Ball

Tougher Week2 that’s for sure! Takeaways: 4 for 6 on the free throw line is an improvement they shot 50% compared to our 25% we were outrebounded, 30 to 20 our 18 turnovers to their 5 their 11 steals to our 6 we had a slow start but managed to climb back when we started to handle the zone pressure and started attacking the zone eliminated our post plays that we had prepared for all week I will address this type of zone pressure defense on Thursday night’s practice. We have to attack right in the middle by the free throw line and penetrate for a dump off to our bigs their pressure threw us off early and we had a mountain to climb early Click here for the box scores and shot chart! Please bring your 204 jersey sets to practice just in case we get everybody at the same time for team pictures, thanks and have a great week! Schedule...

204 Customs Men’s Basketball – 2014 Fall Week4

on Sep 26, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Game1: Black vs Red – “no Dean, no problem” Black goes on an early run causing the red team to call an early timeout. Red then goes on a run of their own and almost evens things up at half, 30-29. Good all around play for both teams for the first half. Red team managed to stay close with their ball movement on the zone defense but then the ‘Kit’ factor kicked in … with his savvy drives to the hoop, the clever guard went 5 for 7 on the charity stripe. The trio of Chris Ascuncion (19), Rondon(12) and Carlo(9) did most of the damage with Matthew(8) not far behind.  The black team had a balanced attack with Ryan(13), Kit(12), Marwin and Allan (9each), and Charles(8). Injury news: Ramil will be out for the season due to a severe right-ankle sprain that will leave him cheering on the sidelines for the next few months …. ouch it hurts to write that! Click here for box scores!   Game2: Purple vs Silver – “Mr. Consistency” Another classic showdown with physicality written all over it. I don’t know what it is with this purple team with playing close games in the end. I’m thinking this is going to be a dangerous team in the playoffs. Their record may now show it but they could beat you with that deep roster. Alejandro had an off night but his teammates stepped up namely Ervin(10), Bal(9), Jeff(8). This is supposed to be a shooter’s dream team but the long range bombs are being contested and passes are not making its way around the horn efficiently and this is why we’re not seeing more 3pt success. The defending champs are finding out the hard way how difficult it is to defend a championship. With their hard-nosed shooting guard, Ryan D, possibly out for the rest of the season according to league sources, the silver team will need to step up the D and start climbing back up the rankings. With Brad and Christian in double-digits, a depleted front-court … they’re gonna need a lot more help from that formidable front court. They have great consistency in Christian(19) and Brad(11) but need more production from the rest of the team. But this team will figure it out so don’t count them out. Click here for box scores!   League Standings after Week4               Not gonna lie, first round of the playoffs will be wide open because any team can pull off an upset on any given day. See you all on Week5!   League Schedule...

Dreamhoops 2K14 Fall League Week1 – vs UNC

on Sep 21, 2014 in Fall Ball

Great start to the Fall season with a close game that we failed to close out. Takeaways: No hesitation on our shots Our advancement of the ball was good Man to man defense was good Our transition defense was mediocre, they got a lot of easy buckets We lacked in finding bodies for boxing out Our pick and roll defense needs to be tightened up 0 for 8 on the free throw line will only result in a loss Butterfinger syndrome with receiving passes Week1 Stats – please click here Sportsmanship I would also like to talk about sportsmanship and the spirit of competition. Dreamhoops contacted me yesterday about a few parents that allegedly confronted the organizer about “making noises during free throws“.  We huddled in our post-game meeting and the team didn’t feel that this was an issue and there were no beefs about the calls being made. This was strictly a parents issue. There are absolutely no rules against making noises during free throws. I’m sure most of you have attended live NBA games and distractions during free throws is an important part of the game. We cannot control what other teams and fans do, we can only focus on what we do. I wish those parents would have approached me first and I could have helped address the issue. You are not only representing 204 Customs Basketball, you are representing your boys, your families. We felt the game last night was clean and calls were evenly made. These in-game activities, combined with physical play and hostile environment should be nothing new now in highly competitive Grade 9 Basketball. We want to remind you though that future games will be 10x more intense than that game yesterday. I have now been given a warning for two of our parents and the next time this happens, they will be ejected (which has happened in the past to us) and banned from the games. We want to continue to keep the focus on the kids’ progress on the court and these distractions add another layer of complexity in managing a team. The last thing we want is for our parents to miss supporting their young adults. This is not just an issue for the Dreamhoops league, this will happen in other leagues and exhibition games as well.  If parents still feel strongly about this point, we fully respect that and would like to provide the following option. The boys are welcome to join our practice and training sessions but will not be eligible to play in any games. Unfortunately, we cannot refund the Dreamhoops registration as that is now paid for, the jerseys are yours to keep. The 2014 Fall 204 jerseys will still be completed and yours to keep We are adding an addendum to the 204 waiver forms to address this type of issue and will give you an option to opt out of the games or continue on with the full program. We believe in play-fair competition and we don’t condone any unsportsmanlike conduct whether it’s done to us or our players/parents behaving on and off the court. That responsibility is on me as a coach and I will do my best to address referees/organizers if I feel there is a need. I don’t think this would have happened if the outcome of the game was different and that doesn’t teach the boys anything about a graceful loss. This game is not only about physical strength, more importantly I think is the mental toughness and if you don’t feel that this is something you don’t want your sons’ to be a part of then we fully respect that decision. Let’s look forward to week 2 and stay together! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork Now on a lighter note, checkout some of these online vids   BC Senior Boys Basketball Environment – http://sportscanada.tv/index.php/basketball/hs-bb/bc-hs-basketball/senior-boys/316...

204 Customs Men’s Basketball – 2014 Fall Week3

on Sep 17, 2014 in Men's Basketball

Game 1: Red vs Purple – “the Comeback” With a 34-12 lead at half time you would think the Red team would be doing the ‘Shmoney’ dance en route to a win. But hold up, here comes Bal (5 for 11), Ervin (5 for 10) and Jass (5 for 8)! The comeback  would have been complete but Chris Ascunsion had other plans. Returning from his Mexican vacation, he brought out the Aztec in him with a padded stat line of 22pts, 6 rebs, 3 steals and a block, not to mention 3 for 4 behind the arc. Good to see TJ back with 16 of his own and help close this one out with the team! Click here for game stats! Game 2: Black vs Silver – “no love for Dean” Black and Silver usually means Raider nation but this game was like a Football injury stat line. Marwin’s knee and Ryan’s heel could be costly for both teams. We wish them well and a healthy recovery. Black focused on Brad (2 for 18) because it was obvious nobody could stop Christian (55%). The black attack consisted of Charles (18pts), Kit (16pts) and Ryan (13pts). Jeff with a breakout game of 8 pts made up for a scoreless Mike and Marwin. Dean was clearly fouled and should have been on the free-throw line, that would have at least drawn some cheers from the crowd. The trio of Christian (23pts), Brad (13pts, 9 of 11 at the line) and Rio (12pts) was not enough to get the win. I’m sure game #2 of this series will be primetime just before the playoffs! Click here for game stats! See you all next week!...

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...

Nike Air Jordans – “Son of Mars”

on Oct 25, 2013 in Kicks

Best of all...

Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid – “Grapes”

on Sep 25, 2013 in Kicks

Gotta have the Grapes in the fruit basket...

Nike Air Max – “IVO”

on Sep 25, 2013 in Kicks

Great for just kicking around...

Air Jordan 1 Retro’s

on Sep 4, 2013 in Basketball, Kicks

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

‘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...

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!    ...

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...

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...

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 …          ...

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...

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...