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Bonners Ferry’s Hinthorn to compete at USA Basketball Club Championships

| July 3, 2024 2:00 PM

BONNERS FERRY — As a part of Select Basketball’s 15U PRO16 team, Bonners Ferry High rising sophomore Peyton Hinthorn will be competing at the ninth grade Club Championships set to be held July 23-25 at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, S.C.

For those unfamiliar, Select Basketball is a travel basketball program that features some of the Pacific Northwest’s top talent. The program’s 15U PRO16 team is currently ranked No. 1 in their division after finishing the spring season with an 11-2 record. 

The team’s roster includes: Ahmed Abalo, Beaverton High School, Beaverton, Ore.; Orland Axton, Central Valley High School, Spokane, Wash.; Jordan Carlson, Lake City High School, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Peyton Hinthorn, Bonners Ferry High School, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; Braylon Larson, Butte High School, Butte, Mont.; Karson Maze, Mead High School, Spokane, Wash.; Collin Morris, Timberline High School, Boise, Idaho; Kaden Rogers, Owyhee High School, Meridian, Idaho; Gibson Williams, Thunder Basin High School, Gillette, Wyo. Alternates are: Liam Dick, Washington Middle School, Missoula, Mont.; Gavin Fonseca, Owyhee High School, Meridian, Idaho; Joshua Sutton, Butte Central High School, Butte, Mont. 

As for the ninth grade club championship tournament, Select Basketball 15U will battle against the nation's top 24 club basketball teams including teams from the EYBL (Nike), 3SSB (Adidas), The Association (Under Armour), PRO16 (Puma) and other top independent programs. This is an all expenses paid invitation to every team that participates.

Before arriving in South Carolina, the team will also compete July 11-14 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the PRO16 National Tournament in a 32 team bracket during the first NCAA Live Period of the summer (a time when college basketball coaches can evaluate potential recruits in person). From there, they will head to compete at a tournament in Indianapolis on July 19-21 for the final NCAA Live Period.

Select Basketball 15U is coached by Andy Harrington, who has been with the program for eight years. Harrington has won Idaho state titles in three of the last four years as the head coach of Middleton High (2021) and Owyhee High (2022 and 2024).