El Paso, TX – The Battle @ Border featured 193 teams over the weekend and one player dominated the post and scored under the basket quite a few times. This player was Latinos Select forward Eric Vega.
Eric Vega took home the tournaments MVP by helping his team in a 51-47 win over the EP Lightning in the championship game on Sunday night at Del Valle High School. Vega averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds a game during the tournament as Latinos Select went undefeated with a 5-0 record.
Vega, a senior is listed at 6 foot 7 and 220 pounds is not really hearing from any college coaches but soon that will change. Vega attended Faith Academy in El Paso, TX.
Other notes: Several names in the El Paso, TX area that have done well in helping the basketball community I wanted to mention a special thanks to and it was a pleasure meeting; Gabriel Preciado (Telemundo TV), Fred Reynolds (El Paso Lightning), Will Churchill (Del Valle HS), Adrian Mata (El Paso Sixers), Jason Williams (EP Titans), Ron Vicencio (Latinos Select), Javier Guerrero (Midland Warriors), Rashard Pritchett (Las Cruces Dons), Richard Chavarin (T-Birds), Chris Velasquez (Hanks HS), Jesse Lopez (Bowie HS), La Lo Perez (Team Coyotas – Zacatecas, Mexico), Michael Calderon (360 Elite – Austin, TX), Gary Williams (Hanks HS), Eddie Oropeza (Texans), Cliff Ferby (Park University /El Paso Cowboys), Rev. Eddie Sinegal (NE Bible Fellowship Church), Officer Michael Sanchez (El Paso Police Department), Keenon Cage (Street Cred Sports), Jesus Aragon (El Paso Hoops), Hilton Garden Inn & Suites Airport (El Paso, TX) & Roy Vicencio for putting this tournament on as director and runs a first class organization and is very valuable in the community helping thousands of youth for years.