AAU 16-YEAR OLDS: The Utah Pump N Run Red basketball team has defeated three California teams in the Las Vegas Classic this weekend.
The team, made up of 16-year-old players beat the San Diego Savages, the San Francisco Pure Hoops and the Compton Magic who were a finalist in last year's Easter Classic. They now advance as the No. 1 seed into the bracketed stage of the tournament.
The UPNR has been led in scoring in the first three games by Connor Brady (Olympus), Ben Clifford (Bingham) and Nicholas Paulos (Olympus). Clifford, Brady and Will Watkins (Olympus) lead the team in rebounding and Jordan Brown (Alta) and Shad Sommerville (Bingham) lead the team in assists.
The team is coached by Brandon and George Sluga. Other players include Peter Howey (Woods Cross), Nate Levine (West) and Andrew Pellatt (Olympus).