Over Thanksgiving break, the Esperanza High School boys basketball team traveled to Chicago to compete in the Tournament of Champions. Top college recruiters from Chicago, New York, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, just to name a few, were present. The Aztecs were the only West Coast team participating in this competition.
The EHS boys basketball team shut down three Midwest teams, including the #2 junior recruit in the state, to make it to the championship. It was a close game, but the Aztecs ended up losing to Chicago’s Uplift Community High School. Senior Kezie Okpala, who committed to Stanford University earlier this year, was named co-MVP of the tournament, and set a new tournament scoring record. Kezie outshined Zion Williamson, who is the #2 recruit for 2018. Junior Brendan Harrick was also a high scorer, and received All Tournament recognition.
This week, the Aztecs are cohosting the Canyon/Esperanza Tip-Off Classic, and are off to a great start. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday night. The Esperanza boys basketball team is ranked #3 in Orange County behind Mater Dei and Santa Margarita. The Aztecs have been playing together since elementary school, and their chemistry on and off the court is evident.
Come out, and be a part of an amazing basketball season that is about to begin!