#iDtop4 2018 Even More teams Added!

This is the ideal warm-up event for the nationals, Vegas, or if you just need a tune-up to set the summer off Right. The only bad part about it is after this event…

you can only go down.  

NOW check out who’s confirmed so far….



*Now check out some of the past highlights!















iLuvBBall in the Deep South – Team Madu girls Basketball Camp

Who is Ndidi Madu?
Ndidi Madu

‘Didi (pronounced DEE-DEE) is an American-born Nigerian basketballplayer for Broniand the Nigerian national team. She played for FIBA Africa championship for women in 2013, she averaged 9.3 points per game. During the 2014 FIBA Africa cup for women’s club fienal round, she averaged 10pts, 3.3RPG, 0.8APG. During the 2015 Afrobasket for women; final round she averaged 8.1pts, 9.5 RPG and 0.6 APG. In the 2015 FIBA champions cup for women, she averaged 9pts, 5.8RPG, 1.1APG. During the 2016 FIBA women’s Olympic qualifying tournament, she averaged 7pts, 6.5RPG, 1APG. At the 2017 Afrobasket for women she averaged 3.9pts, 3.9 RPG and 1.4 APG. She also averaged 7.2pts, 7RPG and 1.6 APG at the 2017 FIBA champions cup for women in which she played for interclube of Angola.

We are proud to announce that we are working with former University of Florida and Nigerian National team basketball player Ndidi Madu in promoting her basketball camp down in Nashville, Tennessee. We’d also like to  introduce the world to the “iLuvBBall Deep South Initiative“.

Our goal to grow the brand of iLuvBBall from state-state creating a national,  and one day global platform where we continue to provide our promotional and recruiting assistance services to those in need. This service is similar to what we do in the tristate area.

If you’re interested in starting a new chapter of iLuvBBall in your region and want to be part of this movement where you can change lives, email us at info@iluvbball.com.

In the meantime we would proudly like to introduce you to the Florida Gator Alumni and  Nigerian National Team baller Ndidi Madu in her 1 day basketball camp in Tennessee.

Check out Ndidi’s video and stay tuned for the Team Madu Girls Basketball Camp next month!

OH… and don’t forget to tell them where you heard about it.

2nd Annual Mandy’s Mark All-Star Game at LuHi- Ballin’ for a Cause

Last year was the first year for the Mandy’s Classic All-Star gameand it was a doozy! Well don’t miss out on this year’s event. The date is Saturday June 16 and it’s featuring some the region’s hottest ballers vs. Long Island’s Finest… both girls and boys!

Here are some pictures from last years event…

Last years girls Long Island All-Star Team

Last years girls Regional All-Star Team

Last years girls All-Star game MVP – St. Mary’s & St. John’s commit

Kadeja Bailey

Below are the Boys Long Island and Regional All-Stars from Last years inaugural game.

and the MVP of the Boys game was Setan Hall commit Jordan Walker

See founder of iLuvBBall, Rodini with parents of Amanda Kuck, Kim

and Tom  Kuck in photo below

The rosters are set!  3 games, 60 players, over 30 college commits, many underclassmen with D1 talent!

June 16th at LuHi.. 1pm Girls Regional 3pm Boys Regional 5pm Boys LI

Checkout the 2018 Rosters:

Girls Regional All-Stars

Team 1

Brelynn Bellamy

Sydnei Caldwell

Dara Mabrey

Alisha Lewis

Grace Stone

Emily Engstler

Brandy Thomas

Emily Lapointe

Tori Hyduke

Jaida Patrick

Team 2

Kadaja Bailey

Celeste Taylor

Lauren Hansen

Leilani Correa

Michelle Sidor

Faith Masonius

Kateri Poole

Kaia Harrison

Earlette Scott

Kaelyn Satterfield

Boys Long Island All-Stars

Team 1

Tyrone Lyons

Tray Alexander

Zed Key

Tyler St. Furcy

Jon Harewood

Sean Braithwaite

Rhyjon Blackwell

Brenden McGuire

Vic Olawoye

Tyler Small

Team 2

Josh Serrano

Liam Drennan

Jarell White

Alex Sobel

Julien Crittendon

Andrew Desantis

Curtis Fornchor

Jayson Robinson

Danny Ashley

Boys Regional All-Stars

Team 1

Lester Quinones

Jon Kuminga

Jake Betlow

Julian Champagnie

Justin Champagnie

Gary Grant

Dallas Watson

Cartier Bowman

Larry Moreno

Cam Wynter

Team 2

Chris Ledlum

Savion Lewis

Al Amir Dawes

Rich Springs

Tykei Greene

Malachi De Sousa

Majur Majok

Charles Pride

Alexander Rice

Tyson Etienne

Amanda Kuck, daughter of LuHi’s Tom and Kim Kuck, a beautiful, sparkling little four-year-old passed away a little over two years ago. Amanda, most often referred to as “Mandy,” was diagnosed with DIPG on 6/6/15. Unfortunately, only four days after her fifth birthday, Mandy was taken from this earth.

The Mandy’s Mark All-Star Classicis a three-game event that will take place at Long Island Lutheran High School featuring top high school basketball talent from the tri-state area. The games will be played on June 16; girls will play at 1 PM, followed by a boy’s Regional Game at 3 PM and the day will be concluded with a boy’s Long Island Game at 5 PM.

These all-star games were designed to raise awareness of DIPG, raise money for DIPG research, and celebrate the life of a special little girl. We hope to see you at the event to honor Mandy and if you’re unable to make the event, we hope you donate below to help prevent this awful disease.
All proceeds will go towards The Cure Starts Now Foundation. DIPG is an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. Approximately 200-400 children in the US are diagnosed with DIPG each year.  Medical discoveries throughout the last few years have increased survival rates for children diagnosed with cancer.  However, those discoveries have done nothing for DIPG.  There is currently no effective cure and no chance of survival for children diagnosed with this cancer. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for two years after their diagnosis, and less than 1% survive for five years. You can visit their website to learn more about the foundation at NEWYORK.THECURESTARTSNOW.ORG
Together, we can take a step towards finding a cure for this awful disease.  We hope to have your support.

2018 NYS Coach of the Year Honors announced & there’s 2 from LI!

A Coach of the Year is selected for each Section or Area of the state. This selection is processed through the member of the Board of Directors who represents each section.

Certificates are awarded for one Boy’s Coach and one Girl’s Coach for each area of scholastic representation on the BCANY Board of Directors. The overall state winners  for the 2017-18 school season is our very own Gordon Thomasof the Amityville Warriors and the founder of the Alzheimers All-Star Basketball Classic for the HS – Class A division, and Coach A.J. Wynderof Nassau Community College for the JUCO division. Congrats and we’re proud to say that they are both friends of iLuvbball.