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In May 2017, Coach Ike went to El Salvador to help one of the PRO teams make the playoffs, by bringing over our point guard (Emerson) & Ike also helped with game planning.
-They not only made the playoffs after being 3 games behind, but
also made it to the semi-finals.
-In 4 days, Alvaro Alas, improve his averages from 3.2 ppg & 4reb to 16 ppg & 12 reb the last 5 games. (After the season he got the BIGGEST CONTRACT of his career from a rival team)
-While in El Salvador, Coach Ike ran over 16 camps throughout the country. (Check out the Photo Gallery Page)
Every year there's a couple of Overseas Pro Teams and Universities come to LA and want to play against local college and overseas players. 1stRateBasketball are one of the teams they choose to go up against every year. We usually get 7-10 players that we trust and give them a great game.
-We've played China and Ateneo University (one of the best schools in the Philippines) every year for the past 5 years.
-Helped run camps along with other coaches for the Vietnamese Basketball Association (VBA).
Alvaro Javier Alas
w/ his new team
Keith Closs, Brandon Neivens, Robbie Rob & others