Venice Beach Ninjas… Meet the Squad

The Venice Beach “Ninjas” are doing some serious damage in their first season in The West Coast Pro Basketball League. With a 3-1 start, they are heading to Santa Barbara to play against the champs this Saturday the 30th. The game will be televised on local networks.

Stay tuned for highlights as this All Star Team of underdogs are making a statement and imposing their selves as one of the best teams on the West Coast!

Venice Ninjas


Samuel Diaz aka “Zig-Zag
02/1587. 6’0 175 lbs El Paso Texas, Pro in Mexico Saucillo 06-11, Harlem Starz

-Kieran Lipa aka “K-Money”
03/23/84 Long Beach Cali, 6’1 180. Streetball Stars
Harlem Starz 07-10, MVP Hoop Dreams Celebrity basketball Game. ESPN City Slam freestyle ball handler.

Matisse Gaillard aka “Flip”
03/15/89 Paris France 6’1 185 lbs.
National team selection for Netherlands 08-09, Stoneridge Prep

Randy Patterson aka “Cali Blur”
02/16/82 Inglewood , 5’11 165 lbs.
Pro for Tecate All Stars in Mexico, Santa Monica Hoopfest 2001 Dunk Contest winner.

Franklin Session aka ” Frank Nitty”
22, Watts CA, 6′ 2 170 lbs.
NCAA Cal State LA first team all conference, New comer of the year Weber State

Joe Frazier aka “Get Buckets”
01/17/1983, Northridge, 6’5 195 lbs
Harlem Globe Trotters 07, JBL 24 ppg, ABA Modesto 06

Ken Green aka “Grand Dad”
29/04/82, Torrance, 6’2 , 220 lbs
San Angelo State NCAA, Magic Johnson traveling All Stars

– Benjamin Lewis aka “Head N Shoulders”
06/02/86 Edinburgh Scotland 6’5 200. Rochester NY 08
UK National Team starting PG 06-08, Scored 63 pts in H.S. in one game

Nick Ansom aka “Jungle Boy”
1984 Venice Ca 6’3 180. VBL founder.
Nike 3on3 and 2on2 finalists. Basketball fanatic

Izeah Bowman aka “Clutch”
4/16/1985 LA Inglewood 6’3 185. SMC 04
Redbull King of The Rock 2010, Played in JBL, Drew League Say No Classic

Crushow Herring aka “Jerrie”
7/08/77,LA Skid Row, 6,1 170
Slamball All Star, NCAA Bakerfield State Champion


– Etoagwara Onyenegecha aka “Eto”
6/22/1980 Nigeria 6’8 225lbs
NCAA Cal State Northridge  03-05, ABA Riverside Rainmakers 20ppg09,

LaCurtis Sumlim II aka “Curt”
09/10/86 Jefferson 6′ 6 Wt: 195 lbs.
JC first team all conference, Chico State NCAA
Anthony Smith aka “Tone” 1982 LA 6,6 210
Venice Beach . VBL MVP 2009

Johan Nash aka “The Male Model” 02/02/1976 Compton California, 6’5 200,
VBL defensive player of the year 09, Venice Beach Legend

Tim Trew aka “Prime” 05/22/1986 Danbury, Connecticut, LA,
San Diego State/Cal State Dominguez 2010
McDonalds all-american Nominee (04), MVP of the Ocean League (04), 06 MWC Conference Tournament Champion, VB Slam Dunk Champion 2009-10


– Fergus Intemann aka “Big Country”
35 Edinburg, Ireland. 6,8 260 lbs.
UC Davis, Irish National team, Ireland Pro league 02-05

Zach Puchtel aka ” The Brains”
12/01/83 Minneapolis MN, 6’7 230 lbs
NCAA UofM starting center, Pro in divI in Israel.

Quincy Davis “Big Q”
02/16/83 Inglewood 6’9 240lbs
Tulane University All Conference, NBL Chinese league Champion

Tarron Williams aka “The Beast” #5
1977 LA, San Bernardino 6’7 260 lbs.
265, China Pro 08, ABA, IBL

- Chidi Ajufo aka “Big Chidi Bang” #7
09/18/82 London. 6’8 250 lbs.
Azusa Pacific University. UK National Team, 5 years pro in Austria, England and Australia, Slam Dunk Champion