Rise Group Athletics started with a shared love for basketball by partners Thai Pham and Cris Lopez. Through a mutual connection, these partners realized their common interests and set out to make elite training available to the up-and-coming talent in the East County area. Through their combined networks, they have reached and pushed youths and adults across the country to the next level. In a little over a year, Rise Group’s The Pitt has become the premier training facility in the area. Rise Group Athletics has produced some of the top recruited talent in the nation as high school freshmen in that short period of time.