You want bigtime, La Verne Lutheran hoops will show you bigtime … Way to represent the SGV

It has been confirmed that during Sept. 9-11 coaches from Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, USC, UNLV, Arizona, Stanford, Pepperdine, Wake Forrest, Washington, Arizona State, Loyola and UC Irvine will be visiting La Verne Lutheran’s campus to take a look at hot basketball prospects, 6-foot-9 junior forward Grant Jerrett and sophomore guard Eric Cooper Jr., the son of coach Eric Cooper. Both players are nationally ranked at their positions and graduating classes. While most coaches will likely be assistants, we have been told there could be some prominent head coaches visiting as well. Those are just the underclassmen, senior C.J. Cooper already has been offered scholarships at UC Irvine, UTEP, Boise State and Montana State. Senior Bruce English, who hit the game-winning shot in the Trojans’ CIF championship game, has been offered by Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.

In other La Verne Lutheran news, the team is competing in three prestigious out-of-state competitions in December. They are competing in the Myrtle Beach tournament in South Carolina, the Pro Bass tournament in Springfield MN., a showcase game in Las Vegas, and are hosting their own showcase at the University of La Verne in January, which will include San Diego high powers Lincoln, Hoover, and three schools from up north, including Oakland High.

Safe to say, we’ve finally got a true national power in the San Gabriel Valley.

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  • Thats Right!!!

    Congrats Coach Cooper!!!! That is a huge accomplishment. Congrats to all the young men who are finally getting the well deserved recognition for the years of hard work they have put in to earn that kind of respect. Funny how this team seems to get more love from outside of the valley than they do from the valley??? They are the best team hands down in the valley regardless of sport.

  • To That’s Right

    “Funny how this team seems to get more love from outside of the valley than they do from the valley.”

    It’s called envy and jealousy.

  • truth

    that’s cuz people outside the valley don’t know the shenanigans that is Eric Cooper

  • Thats Right!!!

    I see what you mean about jealousy and envy!!!! I learned a long time ago you dont have to like someone to respect them. I have never met coach Cooper. So I cant speak about the man. I could just speak about his job as a coach. Ive always said people lie, numbers dont. Shenanigans or not the guy puts up wins!!!

  • Truth Said is a MORON

    Shenanigans Smanigans! Bring on the scrutiny! Where’s the evidence? Where are the facts? Where’s the investigation? Where are the citations? Coop, his staff and his kids work harder than any team around, plain and simple. Don’t hate and level unfounded accusations based upon hearsay, innuendo and jealously.

  • And another thing!

    As for Coach Cooper as a man, I can say that I have only known him for a few years, but he is a good Christian man that is a GREAT example to all that see him in action as a man, father, coach and leader! He is beyond reproach!

  • FredJ

    I second that

  • Lut fan

    Lets talk about the MAN, a coach that finds a full scholarship for his senior player Jordan Salley (Montana ST.) when he tears up his ACL, thats a coach that cares about his players

  • sgvpride

    Yeah you better be winning when you have 6 or 7 possible D1 prospects!

  • COChargerfan

    The problem as I see it is that the LVL stars aren’t from the SGV…so should we embrace them as our own just because they commute to a local school? At least for me, high school sports isn’t only about some great team of mercenaries but, more importantly, is about watching players that we have watched grow up from 8 year olds to young men. So just wondering how many of the LVL players played their youth b-ball locally?

  • reality

    Salley was on D1 radr when he was a soph at Bishop Amat and playingthe summer circuit. That scholly woulda been there if he went to Southlands Christian!

  • shenanigans

    remember – this LVL run was started with Keith Shamburger taking public transportation from Long Beach to get to school after playing for Coops travel teams. Right – no shenanigans there!

  • Can’t resist

    COChargers fan …

    Did u really say they’re hard to embrace because their stars aren’t from the SGV?

    Maybe that’s why Charrter Oak football is so hard to embrace, their stars are from Pasadena, Monrovia and Duarte.

  • Hey shennanigans

    In case you don’t know, all private schools have players from all over the Southland bused into school. You think Mater Dei players live near Santa Ana?

  • shenanigans

    Exactly. And don’t you think many have the same disdain for Mater Dei? Entirely my point – thank you very much. Not really embraced or respected outside their own community. Long Beach to La Verne? Passing how many other private schools along the way? The only common denominator was his travel coach. Mercenaries.

  • No Locals?

    COChargerfan: UMM, watching the boys grow up from when they were 8? Playing ball locally? Get your facts straight man. Most of these boys have played together for at least 5 years or more before this season. Give it a rest, especially since anyone associated with CO is standing in a glass house and shouldn’t be throwing stones anywhere cry crying out loud!

  • Bottom Line Is

    DOZENS of college coaches are going to be at Lutheran’s first day of practice, and their 2nd and 3rd! Regardless of the jealousy being spit here, these boys work very hard and are going to get tremendous exposure, play against tremendous competition and get college scholarships. Looks like a win win to me, unless you are a hypocrit from CO who can only point fingers at others. Remember, when you point a finger at someone else, THREE are pointed back at YOU!

  • Lutheran HS Family

    It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I share this news with the blog. Last night, one of Lutheran’s Senior leaders, Kevin Payne, Jr., lost his father, Kevin Payne, Sr., in a tragic car accident. Please keep the Payne family in your thoughts and prayers.

  • FredJ

    So very sorry to hear that, will certainly say a few prayers for the Payne family…

  • Lut fan

    Sad lut Fan saids: For those who want to read about the above fatal accident of Mr. Payne sr. go to this same paper first page read aticle on accident on the 210 frwy in Glendora details in artcle
    ! may the the payne family be in our hearts and prayers!

  • just askin’

    is the kid trying to transfer from Huntington Beach going to be eligible? I’m guessing he moved because La Verne is a more desirable locale than Surf City and LVL has that stellar academic reputation that couldn’t be found anywhere between the two cities?

  • sgv watcher

    HS basketball has become more than the old school local kids going through the school system, transfers and travel teams and parents drive for a scholorships makes for a new process. LVL plays tough teams and their travel team, Belmont goes in the big summer tourney’s, no other LV or local school comes close. It is tough for locals to support LVL as they have zero local kids, but if you want to see good basketball that is one place to go. Coop has a website and his own tourney, don’t see the others on his page. It is a year round job for him. And he is a very solid coach.
    All that takes nothing away from Dunn and Eckler, they each have great records, and at BHS get the most from what shows up each year. If those schools had the contacts or desire they too could have college coaches show this year for Reyes and Northrop and most likely others. Seen both on the travel circut they can play with anyone in so cal too. Could say the same for Adams and Miller last year.
    LVL is putting out a fine basketball program with top players the school is driven to have basketball as a focal point, nothing wrong with that.
    The rest of LV has good basketball as well, one home grown, the other with more locals than LVL. It looks like LVL is focused on having a premier basketball team and maybe become known as a basketball school? If that is supported by the admin so be it. Comes down to choices.

  • sgv watcher

    HS basketball has become more than the old school local kids going through the school system, transfers and travel teams and parents drive for a scholorships makes for a new process. LVL plays tough teams and their travel team, Belmont goes in the big summer tourney’s, no other LV or local school comes close. It is tough for locals to support LVL as they have zero local kids, but if you want to see good basketball that is one place to go. Coop has a website and his own tourney, don’t see the others on his page. It is a year round job for him. And he is a very solid coach.
    All that takes nothing away from Dunn and Eckler, they each have great records, and at BHS get the most from what shows up each year. If those schools had the contacts or desire they too could have college coaches show this year for Reyes and Northrop and most likely others. Seen both on the travel circut they can play with anyone in so cal too. Could say the same for Adams and Miller last year.
    LVL is putting out a fine basketball program with top players the school is driven to have basketball as a focal point, nothing wrong with that.
    The rest of LV has good basketball as well, one home grown, the other with more locals than LVL. It looks like LVL is focused on having a premier basketball team and maybe become known as a basketball school? If that is supported by the admin so be it. Comes down to choices.

  • sgv watcher

    HS basketball has become more than the old school local kids going through the school system, transfers and travel teams and parents drive for a scholorships makes for a new process. LVL plays tough teams and their travel team, Belmont goes in the big summer tourney’s, no other LV or local school comes close. It is tough for locals to support LVL as they have zero local kids, but if you want to see good basketball that is one place to go. Coop has a website and his own tourney, don’t see the others on his page. It is a year round job for him. And he is a very solid coach.
    All that takes nothing away from Dunn and Eckler, they each have great records, and at BHS get the most from what shows up each year. If those schools had the contacts or desire they too could have college coaches show this year for Reyes and Northrop and most likely others. Seen both on the travel circut they can play with anyone in so cal too. Could say the same for Adams and Miller last year.
    LVL is putting out a fine basketball program with top players the school is driven to have basketball as a focal point, nothing wrong with that.
    The rest of LV has good basketball as well, one home grown, the other with more locals than LVL. It looks like LVL is focused on having a premier basketball team and maybe become known as a basketball school? If that is supported by the admin so be it. Comes down to choices.

  • Amen!

    Thank you SGV Watcher and Amen!

  • Lut fan

    Enjoyed your blog ,constructed opinion, intelligent,on the money on what coach Cooper commitment is to his boys , he wants all the boys to play at the highest level and foremost get a college degree first!Ps: SGV please come to our show case in January and see the best tallent in the state, there will be 12 to 16 nationally rank players playing!

  • COChargerfan

    Can’t Resist…you better get a map because apparently you are unaware that Pasadena, Duarte and Monrovia are in the SGV.

    Seriously, I’m asking which of the kids on LVL played NJB or All-Net in the SGV? And who actually lives there? And LVL parents, relax a little because I’m not bagging on your team but just commenting as to one reason why you don’t get bushels of love from the locals…it is called no vested interest.

  • Thats Right!!!!

    COChargerfan are you sure its called “no vested intrest”???? Sure its not called jealousy??? Its understandable little LVL wasnt even on anyones radar until they started winning. Now that LVL BBall team is the best sports team in the valley people cant help themselves but hate on Coach Cooper and his young men. Lets be clear if it was no vested intrest people wouldnt hate they would simply ignore them. Congrats LVL on all that you have done!!!

  • NJB and All Net?

    CO Charger: First of all, kids with the skill and potential that many of the LVL boys showed at a young age wouldn’t have played NJB, but would have played with and against much tougher competition that AAU and travel ball has to offer. Next, don’t you think you are reaching a bit going back to NJB basketball and whether or not it was in the SGV? The bottom line is, La Verne is, apparently, considered part of the SGV and the team is great. The coaching staff is 2nd to none and the boys for the most part have GPAs way above 3.0 with several having GPAs above 3.5. Since virtually every school in the Southern Section and elsewhere has kids that went to elementary school somewhere else or even went to high schools elsewhere, what does it matter? By the way, check your sources or information on the kid from Huntington Beach that is trying to go to LVL. More irrelevant and erroneous information you are spitting.

  • Aaron

    Anyone know how many of the current crop of LVL players were formerly La Verne Stars?

  • Coach D

    LVL is an okay team with good basketball players. Nothing more. Can you be an elite team when you play in such a horrible division? I mean really…La Sierra Academy, Boys Replublic (twice), Sherman Indian, California Lutheran, California School for the Deaf (twice), Upland Christian (twice), Pasadena Poly. I’ve never seen such a cupcake schedule. Coaches, in my eyes if you want to be recognized as an elite team, you have to play good teams ALL season.

  • Thats Right!!!

    Coach D.
    Doesnt LVL have the toughest pre-season schedule? Havent they gone deeper in the post season than anyother team? A team is usually judged by its post season success not its league. Because lets face it the World Champion Lakers play in the Pacific Division. wich is a prettty washed up division with teams like Sacremento the Clipper and The Warriors.

  • Lut fan said:

    Lutheran Fan to Coach D:We have never ask to be judge by our league competition which is very weak ,FYI we have for the third yr petition to Cif to play as a independent and have been denied,that is why our Pre season is second to non especially this yrs out of town primer national tournaments and one show case in Vegas ,our quest is to win State back to back we are in 4AA for cif then judge us, i have said prior blog, Coach Cooper agenda is for every player to play at the highest level,again come to our showcase and see California basketball at it highest level! PS. Mater Dei beats everyone in there league always by 30-50 points thats a fact , just saying!

  • Sorry Coach D

    With all due respect, Coach D: No team has very much say so over the league in which they are placed or the quality of the competition therein. Yes, the league schedule is extremely weak and LVL should have 14 very easy wins in league this year. However, if you look at the teams that are on the schedule in the tournaments alone, not to mention what they will most likely face if they go far into the playoffs again, the quality of opponent is really unrivaled. The Trojans will be playing defending state champion Price in a showcase game at Univ. of La Verne and playing Bishop Gorman, I believe, another state champion and nationally recognized powerhouse at another showcase game in Las Vegas. Look at the competition at the INVITATION ONLY Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach AND the INVITATION ONLY Bass Pro Tournament of Champions and then pop off about competition. I am pretty sure that Coach Coop and the gang would play ANYONE, ANYWHERE at ANYTIME!

  • COChargerfan

    Drop the chip on the shoulder because it is asinine to believe that reasonable people hate LVL because of their skills…seriously why? The reality is that most SGV’ites have no vested interest in your players and thus the team. When you people get this through your look at me skulls than you will then actually get it. Think about this, if I wanted to watch high level local basketball that is played by strangers, then I would have watched my alma mater Cal Poly Pomona who won a DII title last year. You’re avoiding the question…how many of these LVL kids played any basketball in the SGV as kids???

  • Lutheran Fan to COchargerfan said;

    Lutheran fan said: I said from prior blog Cooper agenda is to take these kids to the next level and get scholarships!There is no chip on our shoulders as to local teams there will be in our showcase : Ayala, Diamond Ranch, Eisenhower,im sure you have the same opinion on Damien and Bishop Amat since they are private schools that pull students and athletes from every where and are main stay programs with success in the SGVL!PS:our goal in the SGVL is to represent in a positive manner and we have!

  • SO WHAT

    COCF,
    So what if none of these kids played in the SGV in their youth. Does that tarnish the fact that this is the best BB team in the valley. That is one of the major problems with fans like yourself and others who have a problem with privates and the fact that they can draw from a wide area. It happens with Amat and now LVL. You of all people should not be crying or dragging out this issue . CO does have many kids from outer areas but yes the did play in the SGV in their youth but just not in the Covina area but since they developed in the SGV that makes it ok. It is funny how nobody cries about Damien and their ability to draw from all over ( as you have done about Amat in football ) but maybe if they start winning and beating CO consistantly in the Sierra you will take on that fight. I know you are a basketball man so maybe that is your gripe as CO is not such a power. Why didn’t you invest in your kid’s BB future and send him to LVL because I know if my kid had the potential in BB and by that I mean having all the tools I would have sent him there because you can’t argue with their success during and after as far as getting players to the next level. If your biggest knock on them is out of area kids well the school is in the SGV . Maybe the reason for not that much interest is BB is a far third sport in the SGV to football and then baseball but do you really think it is because of the kids home address. The only consistantly good program in the SGV has been Glendora with home grown talent and I don’t see them breaking any attendence records at their games.

  • COChargerfan

    You need to check yourself SO WHAT because you have strayed way, way off the point and to boot are making statements about me that just aren’t true. For example, I have never said anything negative about private schools and furthermore I’ve been blogging for going on two years now that kids should be able to transfer to any school at any time. BTW, my kids attended a private school through junior high.

    And the point of my comments were to respond to To That’s Right statement that “”Funny how this team seems to get more love from outside of the valley than they do from the valley.” It’s called envy and jealousy.” And all I said was that the actual reason is a lack of any vested interest in the players…this is not knocking the players but instead is an opinion as to why the SGV doesn’t embrace the LVL team.

    More on vested interest…people support their alma mater and their kid’s school whether they win or lose so other than die hard sports fans with more free time than everyone else they rarely if EVER go watch another school’s games. With LVL being a very small school, they lack the alumni base that the Amat’s, CO’s and Glendora have and, thus, the fan base.

    There’s your answer so please stop the jealousy, envy and hate garbage talk…and drop the chip…and then you and the rest of us can enjoy your kid’s and the LVL team’s success.

  • Thats Right!!!

    COChargerfan.
    Well said, That I can live with. You are right there is no way LVL has the alumni that BA or most of the rest of the valley. I was just getting tired of people putting blame on the kids or a coach for picking a school that would gove them the best shot of winning and staying together. Because too me that sounded like jealousy, becuase lets be honest had they came to any of our school we would have been bragging left and right on how mighty our BBall team is.

  • >>>

    The issue should not even be, alumni or winning or ______. Bottom line LVL offers the lowest academics in the area, Lance Ebel, the principal, is a joke and is Cooper’s puppet.

    Three years from now – when Cooper’s son is gone, the school will finish the process of self-combustion that was begun by Cooper, and facilitated by Ebel (the real bad guy in this, as it is his job to keep academics first).

    I wish all these young men great success, as most of them are extremely high quality young men. But I have my doubts, as it seems doubtful that they are in touch with reality, and I am not sure they are being presented with the reality of what life has to offer. With one excpetion, none of these young men have a future making their (lifelong) income off of basketball, i hope they take advantage of the opportunties presented with college scholarships – but it seems doubtful that LVL is preparing them for the college experience.

    Sorry LVL Fans, but that is the reality – and yes I know your boys and their situation – and I am outside the situation but that is reality. Not one of these young men is ready for Duke, Stanford, Cal, or even UCLA. USC might be a good fit. lol

  • >>>

    The issue should not even be, alumni or winning or ______. Bottom line LVL offers the lowest academics in the area, Lance Ebel, the principal, is a joke and is Cooper’s puppet.

    Three years from now – when Cooper’s son is gone, the school will finish the process of self-combustion that was begun by Cooper, and facilitated by Ebel (the real bad guy in this, as it is his job to keep academics first).

    I wish all these young men great success, as most of them are extremely high quality young men. But I have my doubts, as it seems doubtful that they are in touch with reality, and I am not sure they are being presented with the reality of what life has to offer. With one excpetion, none of these young men have a future making their (lifelong) income off of basketball, i hope they take advantage of the opportunties presented with college scholarships – but it seems doubtful that LVL is preparing them for the college experience.

    Sorry LVL Fans, but that is the reality – and yes I know your boys and their situation – and I am outside the situation but that is reality. Not one of these young men is ready for Duke, Stanford, Cal, or even UCLA. USC might be a good fit. lol

  • >>>

    The issue should not even be, alumni or winning or ______. Bottom line LVL offers the lowest academics in the area, Lance Ebel, the principal, is a joke and is Cooper’s puppet.

    Three years from now – when Cooper’s son is gone, the school will finish the process of self-combustion that was begun by Cooper, and facilitated by Ebel (the real bad guy in this, as it is his job to keep academics first).

    I wish all these young men great success, as most of them are extremely high quality young men. But I have my doubts, as it seems doubtful that they are in touch with reality, and I am not sure they are being presented with the reality of what life has to offer. With one excpetion, none of these young men have a future making their (lifelong) income off of basketball, i hope they take advantage of the opportunties presented with college scholarships – but it seems doubtful that LVL is preparing them for the college experience.

    Sorry LVL Fans, but that is the reality – and yes I know your boys and their situation – and I am outside the situation but that is reality. Not one of these young men is ready for Duke, Stanford, Cal, or even UCLA. USC might be a good fit. lol

  • sgv watcher

    Not to repeat an earlier post, but without local kids, there is just not a reason to have local support. Most get that, this back and forth and alumni so on’s, is not accomplishing much. Lack of locals does not take away from the quality of the basketball. And if you want to see other good quality basketball, Damien and BHS play with quality, local kids and the locals do go to those games and support the schools.
    As for who is ready for D1 and “reality”, that is a good question. Any level of college ball is pretty far from HS ball. The big LVL kid has the body and skills and at his size deserves the D1 interest. There are lots of 6 foot guards in so cal and even SGV who play at a high level, so the pickings are pretty rich,would guess that 4 or 5 of the tops guards in so cal HS are in the SGV.
    Get the education where you can and make the most of it. If you play college ball make no mistake it is similar to a full time job, and the love for the game and commitment to it and the insitution will be there or the kid won’t.

  • Bitterman party of one?

    >>> Said: Sounds like sour apples to me. Do you have any clue of the GPA that most of the boys on the LVL basketball team have? If you think Mr. Ebel is Coach Cooper’s puppet, then you don’t know your head from your a$$, as I assure you that Lance is the boss. Leading and developing these kids into good faith-based leaders is what LVL, Mr. Ebel, Coach Coop and the rest of the teachers and staff at LVL are all about. Even assuming, arguendo, that academics are NOT first as you state, it has nothing to do with the basketball team since there are only 12 to 15 kids in entire program. To think that a professional administrator would neglect or disregard the mission of the Lutheran faith and the requirements mandated by the state to educate these students and prepare them for college to accommodate the basketball team is asinine.

    On another note, how would you know what they are being presented and how it relates to reality? The parents and families of these boys are very heavily involved as are the coaches and faculty at the school. I take it as a personal affront as a father that you would even impune what the kids at the school are or are not being taught. The facts are, they are student athletes that are being prepared and conditioned to go to the best possible institution of higher learning that their basketball and academic skills will allow. We all know that a very small percentage of high school athletes get to play in college and a very small fraction of a percentage of college athletes get to the pros. What these boys are being taught is the value of hard work and the benefit of striving for greatness.

    You can bash Mr. Ebel, Coach Coop and level accusations and innuendo all you want, but the fact is, a couple of the 6 foot guards will be going to college as will several of the other kids currently in the program. Cooper and Mr. Ebel should be ashamed of themselves for working hard to develop winners that achieve some sort of acclaim and that go onto college!

  • finally

    THAT”S RIGHT – interesting that you finally admitted that “picking a school that would gove (sic) them the best shot of winning and staying together” was the reason for this as opposed to academic reasons. So, essentially, what you’re saying is the selection of school was “athletically motivated”?” That’s all anyone has been saying. These mercenaries come from out of the area, had participated in Coops little club and wanted to stay together, Coop wanted (needed) a job, so he found the littlest school (on the verge of selling/closing to hire him and bring his little band of traveling hoopsters along – from FAR further distances than any of the other private schools in the SGV draw from. This reputation Coop has of gathering talent (form his club days) is the major reason he gets no respect form local coaches – thus no love from local fans.

  • ummm, NO!

    Hey Finally:

    EVERY other coach in the SGV has kids form [SIC] outside their areas too! All of these blogs have school after school after school listed with transfers and kids from outside their areas that are contributing. I defy you to name one school that doesn’t have at least one kid from outside their area that is contributing to their success? It is a moot point to even discuss this further, in my opinion unless and until the CIF does something about it or some coach or school gets caught and severely sanctioned for violating the undue influence clause or other rules pertaining to transfers etc…

    On another note, how can you speak on behalf of every other coach and their reasons for why they don’t give Coop any respect? I would be willing to wager that the other coaches in the valley or the local East SGV dont think for 2 seconds about Coach Cooper and the State Champion Trojans! If you want to disparage the man for where he works, the fact that he needed and took a job at tiny little LVL, so be it, but I think people that dont have an ax to grind or ulterior motives would be more inclined to judge the man by his character, his work ethic, his efforts on behalf of his players and other kids in the community and his success. He didn’t make the rules man.
    I think the issue that any of you haters or all the coaches on whose behalf you are apparently speaking, have with Cooper is jealousy and envy. The fact is there are more holes in the transfer rules than Swiss cheese. Don’t blame Cooper for his success and the fact that kids want to play for him. To my knowledge, neither he nor LVL has been sanctioned or warned about any violations, but since you seem to know it all, including information about the schools financial condition, Coops desire and need of a job at a particular time in the past and his ability to find the littlest school etc., maybe you can enlighten us?

  • Hijacking a high school for personal gain

    Let’s look at the players and the influence Cooper has had on them. Any one who was suckered into Cameron Murray’s League saw how LVL players were added to multiple teams, played at their own discretion and basically used the League as a love fest of ego driven me first basketball, what a farce! To his credit the only LVL player I saw who actually gave a damn about winning, about team work and about helping his temporary team mates get better was Nick Colletta. Nick was always going all out and multiple times was the only player running back on defense. One time even throwing up his hands in frustration because his LVL team mates gave up. If Nick reads this I’d like to thank him for never allowing himself to be taking in to the foolishness and for being a great ambassador of the game we all love. To tell the truth I wasn’t inpressed with LVL players work ethic or their ability to handle the venue they were in, complete waste of time and money. I’ve seen Cooper’s players on various teams around the SGV and almost to a man most are selfish team mates and are me first individuals. My suggestion to Nick is to transfer and stop allowing for the Daddy Warbuck’s treatment that’s obviously the reason why you’re not at a better school ( Mater Dei or Loyola ), especially given your size, shot and work ethic. I’ve heard, and maybe I’m incorrect, that the Ayala Triplets are also Cooper pupils. If that’s corerct what are they on, their third Head Coach in three years? No one is hating on LVL but how many Daddy ball scholarships are we going to see. Seems every coach’s kid has Dad’s who coach to highlight their kids, and how is that fair to the students who live and breathe the programs that are hijacked by the influnece of this virus. Make no mistake LVL was just the most recent hijacked school that forgot about all the students and their families that built those schools from nothing. Was anyone going to LVL for sports prior to this sell out? After seeing the LVL players in person I’d say they hijacked a school and could care less about any one or anything but their futures in sports. Does anyone doubt Cooper hand picked this school and the powers that be knew how this would all play out? Hey if AAU ball is all that’s necessary to get seen by recruits why not just do that instead of allowing for this charade of me-ism?

    Can’t wait for this whole experiment to be over and we can all get back to BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL dynamics that are enjoyed in so many area schools.

  • Hijacker

    What do Cameron Murray’s league or who played in it and how they played there have to do with anything? What do the Trips at Ayala and the fact that the administration there is a joke and is on their 3rd coach (4th really because Donovan was fired, rehired and quit) have to do with Cooper, LVL or anything discussed on this blog? What the heck does Nick Colletta have to do with anything? You are acting like the LVL parents have no say in what their kids are doing and that Coop hypnotizes them or something. Last I checked, none of the kids are paying the tab to attend the school, but maybe Cooper is paying for everyone too? No doubt you are a big Nick Colletta fan or his family, more likely, but I strongly doubt he was the only player running back on defense, but if you say so, so be it.

    If Cooper is that good at seeing the future and hand picking things, we should get him to pick our stocks and tell us when the “big one” is going to hit California because he apparently can see into the future, can get grown ups to come under his spell and do stuff that you apparently don’t think is right for your son, oops, their sons. From now on I am going to start referring to Coach Cooper as Nostradamus. By the way, you don’t have to wait for the “experiment” to be over to do anything. Enjoy yourselves and your son’s career at your local school and be true to it while the LVL players play in front of dozens of college coaches at practice almost every day.

    Boy oh boy, that dog gone Eric “Nostradamus” Cooper really is something else and has some kind of power to hypnotize and brainwash dozens of dozens of college coaches to be interested in the “ego driven me first” basketball players that watched Nick play defense all by himself. I guess Nick won the State Championship all by himself too?

  • Lut fan

    We wish Nick nothing but the best of luck with his new Glendora team he will be very much missed great kid excellent student ,lets stop the HATE because hatred =ignorance and fear! hope to see you all at our showcase in January o yea local teams will represent, Ayala vs diamond Bar!

  • Lut fan said:

    said:Duke,UCLA,USC,Washington,UC Irvine,UCR,Northwestern,Pepperdine,LMU,Montana St,How about that for the fisrt day! Go Trojans!

  • people

    1st off Nicks paid FULL tuition. 2nd No he didn’t win the championship cause Coach Cooper rarely played him. Come watch him at GHS. Thank you to any parent that supports this hard working kid. And yes, they support Cameron Murray because he is truly the man who supports the kids and not himself.

  • “People said” don’t you mean friends of Nick said?”

    What a joke and a hypocrite you are! What does whether “Nicks paid full tuition” have to do with anything? Whoever wrote this comment should pay full tuition for grammar lessons. Adam Morrison of the Lakers won a championship and he never got off the bench. Brian Scalabrine won a championship with the Celtics a couple of years back and he was on the bench in street clothes. Do you think that either of them are going to give back their championship rings or their playoff shares? They were on the TEAM! The concept of team and being part of it must be lost on you. Talk about selfish, self centered “ego driven me first basketball”, your position on things and reasoning personifies selfishness and is in direction contradiction to what you wrote below on this blog about the other LVL players.

    Wake up and smell the coffee. Now some kid who is apparently very hard working and extremely talented will go be the man at the local public school and dominate, get all the accolades, first team all league, all valley and probably all CIF, but will not even win 2 playoff games and most assuredly will NOT be a part of a CIF Southern Section or State championship team at the local school. Since basketball is an individual sport in your mind, I guess that is all you care about is that the kid gets all the personal accolades, playing time and recognition?

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