The Exclusive


High school tournament to be hosted in Las Vegas next summer

PORTLAND, ORE. DEC. 23, 2017Max Hoops co-founder and director Brant Minor recently announced the basketball company will be hosting an invite-only high school boy’s tournament from July 26-29 in Las Vegas this coming summer. Titled “The Exclusive,” the tournament will feature top high school clubs from around the nation.

“We’re really excited about this expansion,” said Minor, a University of Portland alumnus. “We’ve been to a lot of tournaments over the years and have thought about what we need to do to be able to give teams the best possible experience. A big part of that is the technology we’re going to incorporate. All of our player packets will be available online for coaches so they can be updated in real time.”

The tournament will feature three brackets, with 15U & 16U having 16 teams each and the 17U bracket featuring 20 teams. The Exclusive has a four-game guarantee. College coaches from a variety of schools will be on-site for games and will be involved in educational and motivational breakout sessions in a class room environment. The NCAA-certified event will be hosted at the Westin – Lake Las Vegas which has playing facilities within the resort. Teams are required to stay at the hotel and will receive an Exclusive nightly rate.

“All of the games will be played under one roof,” said Minor. “The teams and the parents of these kids can go right from their rooms to the court. It takes a lot of travel time out of it and allows parents to spend time with their athletes.”

A coaches’ social will be held on July 25, from 7-10 p.m., prior to the tournament. For more information about The Exclusive, visit Teams can fill out a questionnaire to be eligible for invitation to the tournament at the same website.


Founded in 2010, Max Hoops is the creation of Brant Minor and Adam Masten. Having played collegiately at University of Portland and Oregon State University, respectively, the two wanted to give back to the game they love and help young athletes obtain the tools they need to be successful on not only the basketball court, but in the classroom and in life. Max Hoops currently offers a range of programs, from the college exposure showcases to individualized training sessions. For more information about Max Hoops, visit


Max Hoops is implementing a firm Stay-and Play policy for The Exclusive, and has appointed TCI Housing as their Official Housing Agency. This simply means that for your team to participate in this tournament, you must register your AND reserve your hotel rooms using the methodoutlined below. Any deviation could result in your team’s forfeiture from the tournament.

It is required that all team participants book their housing accommodations via TCI Housing’s booking site. Max Hoops group rates have already been pre-negotiated, and a block of rooms set aside at the Westin Lake Las Vegas.  Please do not contact the hotel directly, as you will not be able to reserve rooms at the group rate unless done through the official housing link.

REMEMBER:  Your team will not be considered fully registered until all three steps below are completed.  Team and payment information will be collected during STEP 1, but registration will not be complete until STEPS 2 & 3 have been verified.


Fill out the registration form with your team and payment information. Once submitted, please visit to request a block of rooms.


A personalized booking link will be sent to your team travel manager, which you can distribute to your team. Payment is not required at the time of reservation.


Once you have reserved your rooms, you will immediately receive an email containing your reservation info.  Simply forward this email to and your registration will be complete!

It is required that all team participants book their housing accommodations via TCI Housing’s booking site. Max Hoops group rates have already been pre-negotiated, and a block of rooms set aside at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. Please do not contact the hotel directly, as you will not be able to reserve rooms at the group rate unless done through the official housing link.

NCAA basketball certification – This page includes links to user resource quick-reference guides and the ECAG User Manual including guidelines, legislation and step by step instructions for participants.

BBCS – Both coaches and athletes need to be registered in this database. (Returning users should RENEW their previous account and NOT create a new one.) For team events, coaches will need to use the player/coach registrations to create their bench/roster.

USA Basketball Gold License – All individuals involved in coaching activities will need to obtain a USAB Gold License. (Returning users should RENEW their previous account and NOT create a new one.)