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Umberto Ambra Student-Athlete Award

At UH Elite we believe in our kids as student-athletes and our focus is to develop our players on AND off the court. We created the Umberto Ambra Student-Athlete Award to honor former UH Elite player Umberto Ambra – recognizing dedication, excellence and perseverance in the classroom and on the court. Berto graduated from Arizona College Prep in 2020 and received an academic scholarship to Illinois Tech, where he is a current member of the men’s basketball team while pursuing a degree in bio-chemistry.

The Award

A minimum of two players from each team will be nominated for the award in the fall/winter (July-December) and spring/summer (January-June). The award will be given to two players in December at “mid-term”, as well as two players in June at the end of the academic school year. In addition to the recognition, winners will receive a custom pair of shoes (2020-21 recipients will receive custom Paul George shoes).


Education criteria includes a minimum 3.5 GPA. Beyond the classroom, players will be evaluated and nominated by UH Elite coaches based on dedication, work ethic, attitude, and an overall commitment to exhibiting the values Berto exemplified in school, on the court, and as a teammate.

UH Elite All-Academic Teams

At the end of each calendar school year, UH Elite will also announce a First- and Second- All-Academic team, recognizing the top 10 students in the program for the full academic year

Fall 2020 Winners

Nolan Brown - 14U Black

Fall 2020 Nominees

Each nominee will be entered into a drawing that will take place on Instagram live to announce the two winners.

14U Black
Rhys Walcott

14U Black
Nolan Brown

13U Black
Crew Jorde

13U Black
Nick Reber

13U Black
Elias Riley

13U Red
Jack Robison

12U Black
Jackson Moore

12U Black
David Rossling

12U Red
Chase Smidstra

Tyden Payne

Collin Burke

Trey Cicerelli

Mason Long

Taylor Shah

Brooklyn Douglas