Boys 17-Under ELITE
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Coach Quincy Shelton //

News & Events


  • 2018 TRYOUTS: The Houston Hoops 16U & 17U Elite teams will hold tryouts on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 7:00pm-8:00pm at Mt Hebron Baptist Church (7817 Calhoun Rd). Cost = $25. Please contact Coach Shelton 832-275-0518 for more info.
  • February 4, 2018: Congratulations to Jack Williams (6'6, The Woodlands HS) on his verbal commitment to play for Trinity University in San Antonio.
  • November 25, 2017: A belated congrats to Stacey White-Thomas on his commitment to play at Louisiana Tech earlier this month!
  • November 16, 2017: Congratulations to Denman Kane (Episcopal HS) on committing to play for Birmingham Southern
  • College!

  • May 30, 2017: Congrats to Matt Strange on his decision to play D1 basketball for Southeastern University!
  • April 12, 2017: Congrats to Ethan Powell of the 2017 Elite team on signing with the University of COlorado-Colorado Springs today!
  • Final Tryouts for the 2017 team will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 4pm-5pm at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church (7817 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77033). Please contact Coach Shelton for more information at 832-275-0518.
  • November 9, 2016: Congrats to Markus Vallien on signing his National Letter of Intent to play for St. Francis (PA) today!
  • August 1, 2016: The Houston Hoops Elite participated in Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic (July 20-24) and the Las Call (July 25-27). At the Las Vegas Classic, they went 1-2 in pool play with losses to DRIVE Elite (41-67), De La Salle (36-53) and a win v Virginia Elite (69-53) to advance to the Silver Elite bracket. They defeated Cal Supreme Black, Houston Topguns, and EBA Pharaohs Black before losing to the Carolina Magic in the semis. At the Last Call tournament, they went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Hope Christian Huskies and Maryknoll Spartans, and a loss to Elite 24. In the gold bracket, they defeated Vision (Mack) before losing in the semis to the Shandong Province team from China.
  • May 25, 2016: This past weekend the Houston Hoops Elite 17u won 1st Place in the Gold Bracket Division at the Adidas Elite 36 Tournament. All the players played outstandingly during the weekend.
  • May 15, 2016: This weekend, the Houston Hoops Elite played Just Win Academy, Adidas's top 17U team for the Summer Prep Showcase championship. Although down by 18 points in the 1st half, the Hoops fought back to take the game into overtime and losing by only 2 points. Great shooting by Markus Vallien (27) Shannon Scott (20) Jackson Moffett (15) and Fredrick Watts (10). Great defense by Daniel Green, Ethan Powell, Stacey Thomas, Jordan Mays and all other support players.

  • May 1, 2016: The Houston Hoops Elite 17U team took first place at the Beat the Heat tournament this weekend with a record of 5-0 wins. Outstanding guard play by Markus Vallien averaged 25pts a game during the weekend Matthew Strange average 20 pts a game with 25pts and Shannon Scott outstanding 3pts shooting with a average of 4 per game. Ethan Powell also had a great defensive weekend, with an average of 5 assists per game. Beating M&E Elite in the semifinals and KP Elite in the Championship. Great job by all the other support players!
  • April 24, 2016: The Houston Hoops Elite went 2-0 in pool play at Bigfoot Hoops Kingwood Classic, with wins over the Ballin' Ambassaodrs (CA) and San Antonio Hurricanes, putting them into the platinum bracket, where they defeated the A Level Eagles in the first round, and lost to M&E Elite in the second round / Results
  • February 20, 2015: Congratulations to Markus Vallien (Lamar HS) on his verbal commitment to St. Francis University (D1) in Loretta, Pennsylvania!
  • FOR INFORMATION: Contact Coach Shelton at 832-275-0518.



Coaches: Quincy Shelton & Byron Gibson, Sr.

# Player
Davion Coleman
Jersey Village
Christion Taylor Klein Oaks
Jaylon Burrell Harmony School of Fine Arts
Zul Sakhiyani Travis
Zane Maknojia Clements
Jordan Bennett Bellaire
Chimaobi Ezekwesili Westside
Eric WIlliams Jersey Village
David Matthews Oak Ridge
Jalen Means Northshore
2018 Schedule


Event (* = NCAA Live Period) Date

RCS Sports Spring Ice Breaker

Houston, TX

Mar 16-18

GASO - Duncanville

Duncanville, TX

Apr 6-8

Bigfoot Hoops H-Town Classic*

Houston, TX

Apr 20-22

Bigfoot Hoops Kingwood Classic*

Houston, TX

Apr 27-29

Great American Shootout

San Antonio, TX

May 11-13

Elite 36 Classic

Houston, TX

May 18-20

Great American Shootout

Bryan-College Station, TX

June 8-10

Houston National Summer Showcase

Houston, TX

July 6-8

Low Down Classic

Houston, TX

July 11-12


Houston, TX

July 13-15

Great American Shootout*

Duncanville, TX

July 19-22

Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic*

Las Vegas, NV

July 25-29


2015 Off Da Hook Champions




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