Wisconsin Starz Elite was founded in 2009 to help expose high school athletes to the essential educational and athletic disciplines necessary to become productive student athletes. Academic and athletic guidance are the principle concepts of the Wisconsin Starz Elite program. The Wisconsin Starz Elite is focused on the overall development in the areas of sportsmanship, leadership, and athletic excellence.
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Cody sure knows a thing or two about wining. After having a solid prep career he moved on to UW Whitewater and helped them win two conference titles and a national championship last season.We are very excited about his addition to the program as well. Cody will work with the Starz Elite Orange squad. Welcome Aboard Cody!!
Former Poynette Standout and Current UW Whitewater Senior Guard Cody Odegaard Joins Starz Staff.
The Wisconsin Starz Elite would like to welcome Chris Davis to our coaching staff. He has agreed to take over the coaching duties of the 16U elite team this spring/summer. Chris is a two time WIAC all conference player. A 2012 National POY, and he recently led his UW Whitewater team to a D3 national title in 2012. The Starz organization is excited about his addition to the program. He will brings a winning attitude and competitive edge our athletes are looking for. Welcome Aboard Chris!
UW -Whitewater Star Chris Davis Joins The WI Starz Elite Staff!
Former Western Illinois Star David Dubois Join Starz Staff.
David will be another valuable asset to the Starz program. He brings leadership and discipline that will assist in the development of our athletes. His basketball background is a very solid one as well. As a Western Illinois Leatherneck he led his team in scoring his junior and senior year and was a 1st team all conference selection. David will assist the 17U elite black team.
Welcome Aboard David!
Smith Receives First Collegiate Offer!
The WI Starz Elite family would like to congratulate 6'7 point guard Gable Smith on his recent scholarship offer to play basketball at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Gable has developed into a talented lead guard over the years. He started his career at Oregon High School and then later transferred during his sophomore year. He attended Meeker High in Colorado. At Meeker he was the starting point guard on a team that featured his older brother Cooper Smith (A former Starz player) that captured the league title that year. He transferred back to Wisconsin and now attends Lodi High who was the D2 runner-up. Gable performed well this summer under coach Chaz Jones where is team captured 3 tournament titles and 2 final four showings, which included knocking off some AAU powerhouse programs. Everywhere gable plays he brings a winning attitude. Congrats Gable!!!!!!
Starz Elite Wing/Guard De'Shawn Burks will be entering his junior season for Madison East high. Last season he led the team with a 10.3ppg average and will be looked to produce a lot more this winter to ensure the success of the Purgolders this season. He's receiving recruiting interest from a number of D1and D2 schools such as Northern Iowa, Northern Colorado, San Jose State, University of Sioux Northern State, University of Mary and Emporia State.
Burks Recruitment Begins to Pick Up!
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Starz EFL Ends With Excitement!
In the consolation game Memphis beat up on Sacramento 107-47. D'Angelo Millon kept thing close early by dropping 17 first half points to close the half tied at 27(Millons finished with 32 points). In the second half Memphis got rolling and didn't let up. Ty Horkan finished with 34 points Jerry Ngobi finished with 29 points. While Chris Little and Andrew Stouffer-Lerch had 23,13 respectively. In the championship game things went back and forth early. But Chicago built a13 point lead at half behind De'Shawn Burks and Jake Larkin. In the end Chicago held the lead to take the league title 70-51. Larkin finished with a game high of 27 points while burks and Co-MVP Sean Chislom added 23,15 points respectively. Shane Waldon led Detroit with 24 points.
Shane Waldon performance this year was superb! Each week he puts on his hard hat and punches in for work.Over the past couple seasons he has improved tremendously, which is due to his long hours in the gym and sheer will to out work everybody. Those attributes clearly was on display each week in Starz EFL which garnered him the 2013 Starz EFL MVP. He also took home league runner up, and 1st team all league.
Waldon Take Home EFL MVP!
Chicago Demon (10-5) took home the championship with a 70-51 win over Detroit. Pictured above Anthony Young, Sean Chislom, Austin Schlete, De'Shawn Burks, Jake Larkin