Radvile Autukaite: From a player to a member on the coaching staff

Radvile Autukaite: From a player to a member on the coaching staff

January 20, 2022

“The most important thing [is] everybody that works hard will get an opportunity at some point. I think my suggestion is trusting the process and being okay [with] starting at the bottom. Pay your dues… Look for that opportunity and when you receive [it], work hard and be patient with it. Enjoy the process of growing and learning instead of just expecting instant success.”

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Parent Testimonial: Anne Omura shares her daughter Mari’s experience with UPB

Parent Testimonial: Anne Omura shares her daughter Mari’s experience with UPB

January 13, 2022

“It's definitely worth it and it is a very long drive. A lot of people [say] ‘You could find something closer for your kids,’ but the benefit they get from it is beyond. You can't really quantify it in time or money. I just feel [that] it's such a positive confidence booster for them, and all three kids just feel good when they come out of there [and] they're smiling. It's increased their love for the sport, which I think is really important."

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Parent Testimonial: Nelson Washington speaks on his son Dallas training at UPB

Parent Testimonial: Nelson Washington speaks on his son Dallas training at UPB

January 06, 2022

“They're invested in seeing him be successful on and off the court. So when he has struggles or some frustrations, it's been nice for them to give us some encouragement… You can’t always get that from different places. UPB is just not just a training place, it's a community. They want to see kids achieve.”

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Leah Sopak is ready for a victorious second season with Saint Martin’s University

Leah Sopak is ready for a victorious second season with Saint Martin’s University

December 30, 2021

Over the last week of November, the Saints placed in the D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Division II Media Poll for the first time in program History. The team tied with Southwestern Oklahoma State at No. 25. Sopak not only credits the team’s defense for their success, but also credits the relationships that she and her teammates have built together.

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Oderah Chidom executes her success in professional basketball amid the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak

Oderah Chidom executes her success in professional basketball amid the COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak

December 23, 2021

The grind did not stop for Chidom after AfroBasket 2021. Two days after winning the gold, she arrived in Angers, France on Tuesday, September 28th to start her season with Union Feminine Angers Basket 49 in their first game that upcoming Saturday on October 2nd. It was a quick turnaround, but Chidom was up for the challenge to quickly learn the team’s plays and get into the rhythm of European basketball.

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Amber Melgoza takes on year two playing overseas in Bembibre, Spain

Amber Melgoza takes on year two playing overseas in Bembibre, Spain

December 16, 2021

My favorite part [about playing overseas is] being able to play a game that [I] love and [do what I have] always [dreamt] about when [I was] a little girl, to play professional basketball. Now I'm finally doing it, and [I am] able to play and travel the world,” Melgoza said. “Like that's literally my job, to play and travel the world. I think that's just an amazing thing, and I'm so grateful that I had this opportunity to do that.”

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Hunter Hernandez transitions smoothly to college basketball at UC Irvine

Hunter Hernandez transitions smoothly to college basketball at UC Irvine

December 09, 2021

Hernandez played in her first collegiate basketball game on November 7th when the Anteaters hosted Westcliff University and won 114-53. Hernandez played 13 minutes and had five points, three assists and two steals.

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Ezra Manjon drops the new clothing brand, Imperfect World Wide

Ezra Manjon drops the new clothing brand, Imperfect World Wide

December 02, 2021

“The most important thing we want people to get from [the clothing brand] is the message behind it and to help people who are in our position, who just feel like they don't fit in,” Manjon said. “We want them to understand the truths of our God, and we want that message to get across while providing good clothes that they can wear.”

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Neal Begovich takes on his third season with Stanford Basketball

Neal Begovich takes on his third season with Stanford Basketball

November 26, 2021

“Just being ready whenever my number is called is the number one thing and to continue to make my teammates better every single day, whether that's on the court or being a leader in the locker room,” Begovich said. 

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Makena Mastora’s hard work prepares her for D1 basketball play

Makena Mastora’s hard work prepares her for D1 basketball play

November 18, 2021

“It was honestly really surreal just because it's something I've been working on for a while,” Mastora said. “My basketball journey has just been such a long one I feel, and it's definitely taken a lot to come to this point to get here. Now that I'm here, I'm ready and excited for what else is yet to come.”

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Dallas Washington makes history as the second freshman to ever make the Saint Francis High School Varsity Basketball Team

Dallas Washington makes history as the second freshman to ever make the Saint Francis High School Varsity Basketball Team

November 11, 2021

“I was happy and relieved [to make the team] because it was a stressful three days. It was just a lot of basketball and a lot of trying to make sure like I'm doing everything I can do to make the team,” Washington said.

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Archbishop Mitty High School’s Noemie Bariteau commits to Seattle University to play D1 basketball

Archbishop Mitty High School’s Noemie Bariteau commits to Seattle University to play D1 basketball

November 04, 2021

“[Committing] felt so unreal. I was like, wow. I'm just so blessed to even get an offer,” Bariteau said. “It's been my dream since I was younger to play basketball in college, so to get a D1 offer, it's crazy to me. It really felt unreal but I’m so happy about it, it's awesome.”

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