6’9” Michael Cobbins, 2010, 17u team – with the 2-handed slam!!
The Grounds Guys
185 former players have received college scholarships!!!!
RECORD NUMBER!! This 2014-2015 college basketball season NM Force has a record number, 17 former players, at the D1 level. This is the highest in our history after having 14 last season!
SCHOOL RECORD!! Congrats to Force player 6'8.5", F, Stephen Lennox (Lovington HS, NM) for breaking a school record in points with a triple-double 45 points, 19 rebounds, 12 blocks!! Way to go, Steve!!
Congrats to our teams for having a successful spring and summer!
17u - Finished in the Elite 8 in Vegas, went 3-0 in Phoenix, Sweet 16 in Dallas and Vegas. Competed well against tough teams in pool play in Vegas (A-Plus WA - lost by 4 and 210 Jayhawks (TX) - lost by 10, a team that made the championship game in Dallas)
15u - Went 3-1, Sweet 16 finish at Compton Magic Tourney in Los Angeles, Sweet 16 in Dallas (played up a division) and Sweet 16 in Vegas.
14u - Champions of the 15u division and runner-ups in the 14u division in Phoenix - Finished 8-1 for the tourney; Runner-ups in Los Angeles at West Coast Elite tournament and Sweet 16 in Vegas.
"Doing More with Less"
Tuition Savings (Money in the Bank)
As a result of Force players receiving scholarships, players have saved over $12 million in college tuition.
We are the premier spring and summer NM AAU basketball program.
Breakdown of Force D1 players by State:
New Mexico - 42, Texas - 22, Arizona - 5, Colorado - 1
Breakdown of Force D2/NAIA/JuCo players by State:
New Mexico - 83, Texas - 29, Colorado - 3
Nov. 2013 - Force player, 6'5", Mike Craig (So. Miss) makes ESPN Sportcenter's Top 10 plays for the 2nd time this season (picture below against #3 ranked Louisville)!
"In the Pros"
Ray Turner (TX A&M) - South America, Brandon Garrett(Murray St.) - Spain, Xavier Blount (Montana St.) - PBL Express; Chad Adams(UNM) - ABA, Mike Pinson - Mexico (Mike became the 18th Pro.)
4/2014: Congrats to 6'7", WG, Darius Dawkins on signing with D1 Jacksonville Univ. in Florida. Congrats, Darius!!
Thank you to ALL NM Force coaches, past and present!! Those currently coaching continue to do a great job for the Force program - keep up the legacy and the great work! Truly the premier program!
Players interested in playing AAU ball should consider playing for a program with a proven track record.
For 5 straight years, through the 2012 season, every NM Force player received a college scholarship.
2013 - NM Force player 6'11", 270lbs, Mike Holyfield (Sam Houston St.) with the big block
Ray Turner with the block vs Washington Huskies - 2010
6'6", G, Allen Tate - Seattle University 2012
7/2013 - Congratulations to the 16u, 15u and 14u teams for their stellar play in Las Vegas, NV. The 16u and 14u teams finished in the Elite 8 (16u narrowly missed the final four by two points). The 15u team finished in 3rd. Way to go, coaches and players!
NBA player, Danny Granger with the NM Force 15u Team (2012).
Congrats!! NM Force 15u Team - 3rd Place - Las Vegas, NV - 2013
Congrats!! NM State Champs!!! 15u Team - 2013
Congratulations to the 14u team - CHAMPIONS of the Southwest Salsa Slam 4/2013. #1 Team in the State and Region!!!
2013 marks the 21st season for the NM Force Basketball Club and its 10th year helping kids at the high school level. NM Force is blessed with a storied tradition and is proud of its nationally competitive status. NM Force started out as one team from a small church in 1992, coached by David Romero. The Romero brothers, David and Ross, “formally” founded the club in 1994. The Force grew into a full-fledged 501c(3), non-profit boy’s program from 11u to 17u and the premier program in the history of the State and one of the premier programs in the region. NM Force is a force to be reckoned with regionally and nationally. The success of NM Force is due primarily to the PLAYERS!
NM Force has had its share of victories such as wins against national powers Indiana Elite with Eric Gordon, Team Breakdown, Compton Magic (3-1 record), Lamar Odom I-Can All-Stars, Southeast AL Elite, Dallas Mustangs, IL Bobcats, FL Rams, Donyell Marshall Foundation (NY), Houston Hoopstars, Fairfax All-Stars (VA), Houston Elite, LBA Seawolves with Perry Jones, Memphis Elite, Team Arkansas, Colorado Chaos, Dallas Heroes, and more. Other memories include: Nike Championship in Las Vegas (80 teams), Nike Final Four in Las Vegas (100 teams) where we faced the So. Cal All-Stars with Brandon Jennings, Chase Budinger, Marques Johnson in the semi-finals, 7 Elite 8’s and 7 Sweet 16’s, all in national tournaments. One of the Sweet 16 games included a showdown against the O.J. Mayo and Billy Walker led D1-Greyhounds in the Reebok Big Time (308 teams), in front of a packed standing room only crowd of 2,000, including 130 college coaches.
NM Force has experienced the agony of defeat in close games from within 1 to 8 points to Dallas Showtyme Elite with John Bohannon, Double Pump Elite, Play Hard Play Smart with Terrence Jennings, Festus Ezeli, and Elston Turner Jr., Georgia Stars with Ralph Sampson III, Travis Leslie, Al Farouq-Aminu, Tony Woods and Wesley Witherspoon, IL Warriors with Vander Blue, NY Panthers, Minnesota Magic Elite, KC Keys, Michigan Hurricane, Urban DFW Elite with Darrell Arthur, California Supreme with Jeremy Tyler, AZ Magic with Isaiah Thomas and Jarred Bayless, Wisconsin Playground Warriors, Houston Hoops, Branch West, Kansas Pray and Play with Perry Ellis, Mean Streets (IL), Memphis Select, and a Triple OT game versus the St. Louis Eagles led by Bradley Beal, among others.
NM Force was also competitive against other national programs such as the NY Gauchos with Kemba Walker, Howard Pulley All-Stars, Long Island Lightning (NY), Friends of Hoops (WA), and more. Other players of note the Force faced: Eric Devendorf, Ian Miller, Keala King, Terrance Jones, Royce Woolridge, Alex Murphy, Kaleb Tarczewski, Christian Watford, Mardracus Wade, Malcolm Lee, Durand Scott, Roberto Nelson, Joe Burton, Seantrel Henderson, LeBryan Nash, and Mitch McGary to name a few.
In the last 10 years, 165 players from NM, TX, CO and AZ have received college scholarships, 58 at the division one level and 14 pros. For a complete list of alumni or more information about NM Force, please visit www.nmforce.com . NM Force has also produced several top 100 players with the highest rated being Michael Cobbins (#38 in the country - Rivals.com, #57 – Hot100hoops.com, #66 – Scout.com, and #75 – ESPN), currently at Oklahoma St. University.
Special thanks to the all volunteer staff, Board Members and/or coaches. Thanks goes out to the high school coaches who have helped our program with gym time. Additional thanks goes out to all of the media for covering NM Force and its players over the years, KRQE/KASA, KOB, KOAT, Albuquerque Journal, Amarillo Newspaper, Las Cruces Sun Newspaper, Clovis News Journal, El Paso Times, Santa Fe New Mexican, and the East Mountain Telegraph.
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National Tournament Success – 1 Championship, 1 Final Four, 10 Elite
8’s, 8 Sweet 16’s
Regional Tournament Success – 24 Championships, 7 Runner-ups, and 3 Sweet 16’s