Yes! Coach Brian Kuar of Habits basketball and trainer LeMichael Allen of Purpose Basketball will be on deck to do a training piece on 1 court and Coach Lee on 2nd court! To make this Senior Showcase the ultimate experience!
Game 1 MVP the NYC Vipers‘ (Melo) Joseph (JOJO) Pressil dominated the game not just by scoring but dimed his teammates whenever he was double-teamed. This kid was a flash and had the ball on a string. Finished with contact and turned this game into circus show. bright future for young Jojo if he stays on this path and continues to works on his game.
Final Score NYC Vipers28 / Urban Honor Achievers (UHA) 19
The next player to showcase is Team Biffco’s Whyielle Medley. This young man was the MOP of the 2nd game of the Live Period Tune up Showcase.
On the winners side of this Matchup, another Outstanding baller was Natalia Williams wasn’t the highest scoring player on the team, nor was she the most dominant. but what makes this young lady get’s an honorable mention because of her ability to score the ball with confidence in the post. She also rebounded the ball well and didnt show any intimidation playing against the boys. Where she chipped in to help her Hollis Biddies Team fend off the pest BIFFCO team.
Yahmani Mckayle was a floor general displaying great ball handing and passing ability. she also shot the ball well and display high IQ in the win against team BIFFCO.
UHA (URBAN HONORS ACHEIVERS’) Player Of The Game. Dylan earned this honor based of his outstanding effort unselfish play and overall performance.
The 2nd half of the day,
GAME 1: EAGLE VS. FUTURE ELITE
MVP – FUTURE ELITE– ELIJAH LAWRENCE (12 POINTS)
CO – MOP’S (MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER’S) – EAGLE – KYLE TAYLOR and CHRISTIAN PIERRE both scoring 6 points in the effort.
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SCORE – FUTURE ELITE 35 / EAGLE 24
GAME 2: JUICE ALL STARS VS. NS MUSTANGS
The main event of the evening was the highly touted Jerry Juice All-Stars vs a very talented up-and -coming program North Shore Mustangs. The Mustangs outside of being talented these guys were also just too big for the 6th grade Jerry Juice All-stars playing up in this Middle school division.
The game MVP of the Northshore Mustangs goes to Aaron Talbert – who scored a game high 17 Points!
For the Jerry Juice All-Stars the Most Outstanding Player of the game was Brian Blanchard with team high 13 Points in the loss.
SCORE – MUSTANGS 86 / JUICE ALL STARS 50
Check out the highlight clip below from some of the game action between the Juice All-Stars vs the Mustangs, Mustangs were just a little too big for the undersized Jerry Juice team.
GAME 3: NYC VIPERS VS. TEAM BIFFCO
The game’s Most Outstanding Player (MOP) of TEAM BIFFCO is Isaiah Brown with 10 POINTS.
SCORE – NYC VIPERS 37 / BIFFCO 35
GAME 4: JUICE ALLSTARS VS. TND
The game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Jerry Juice All-Star team vs. T&D Basketball is Preston Edmead. The floor general who controlled the tempo of the game and scored too!
Then there’s the 2nd head of the 2 headed dragon Anthony Daley of the Juice All-Stars who scores in bunches, exudes confidence, and also provides a leadership role on the team.
For the T&D Basketball program was Isaiah Harris Who scored the Game high 20 points in the loss. This kid’s a problem and I’m sure it won’t be the last we hear about Isaiah.
SCORE – JERRY JUICE ALL-STARS 56 / TND 50
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The Long Island Nets are hosting a Cancer Awareness game immediately following a Charity Celebrity Game featuring; super Hip Hop producer Lil Jon, & Long Island native MMA super star Chris Weidman! There will also be an Auction of one of your favorite Long Island Nets Jersey!
The Nets are the NBA G-League affiliate team of the Brooklyn Nets and games are exciting as well as great entertainment for the whole family. If you haven’t been to the all-new NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Coliseum this ould be a great weekend to go and meet Long Island’s very own professional basketball team.
The first annual Live Period Tune Up Tournament was a great success this past weekend at the Our Lady of Lourdes gymnasium in Queens. The games were competitive as players came out to showcase their talent.
Here are some of the top performers for each game.
Week 2 games are set and we will try and provide you with more in-depth write-ups of the teams and players…
or you can come on down to Our lady of Lourdes and check out the action for yourself.
Click HERE to see this Weekend’s (March 10 & 11th) full Schedule
Over the past few years, the NY Jayhawks have evolved and grown from a local youth basketball team to a nationally recognized community-based youth program. The efforts put forth by their past and present directors, coaches, players and supporters have helped pave the way for the success that is currently happening right before their eyes. The program’s recent successes include their first collegiate graduating class (’17) and a college scholarship recipients list that will be at 50 student athletes by the end of this year.
With just over a month remaining until the beginning of the 2018 AAU season, the Jayhawks will look to continue their mission of “Building Men”. This year they will be providing two teams for each age group (15u, 16u & 17u). One team will participate on the Adidas Gold circuit. The other will participate primarily on the Adidas Silver circuit, along with playing in Hoop Group, Zero Gravity and Elevate Hoops events. The purpose of the Silver team is to provide students from the tri-state area with more scholarship opportunities and access to higher learning.
Looking ahead, they’ll be having their annual tryouts March 10th at their Long Island home court (Nx Generation Athletics) and March 17th at their Queens home court (Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens). Be sure to follow their social media pages (IG-@nyjayhawks; Twitter-@nyjayhawks; FB-@nycjayhawks1) for all necessary information.
The best is surely yet to come, continue to bear witness!
Newly confirmed player and team. Tristan Thomas of the Franklyn Square Tigers. Tristan is a strong Power forward for the Tigers and one of their M.O.P’s (Most Outstanding Players), They will be at the #liveperiodtuneup2018 Showcase event.
The NCAA Says Student-Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid Because the 13th Amendment Allows Unpaid Prison Labor…🤔
College sports is a business – a very lucrative business.
“That very obvious dynamic undergirds a lawsuit filed by former NCAA athlete Lawrence “Poppy” Livers asserting that scholarship students who play sports are employees and deserve pay. The Livers case argues that student-athletes who get scholarships should at least be paid as work-study students for the time they put in.”
“Comparing athletes to prisoners is contemptible.”
“The 13th Amendment is commonly hailed as the law that finally ended slavery in America. But the amendment has an important carve-out: it kept involuntary service legal for those who have been convicted of a crime. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction,” the amendment says. It’s that phrase — “except as a punishment for crime”— which allows American prisons to force their inmates to do whatever work they want or need them to do.”
If that’s the case then what the hell are these athletes criminals? What exactly are they being punished for?
“What are your thoughts? Do you think that college athletes should be paid for playing in college? For sure it’s not that the money’s not available, top programs made a combined $9.1 billion!! Even lebron james went public and said that the NBA is Corrupt and praised the NBA’s farm system the NBA G-League.”
Even Lavar Ball had something to say about this subject!
Ball announced his intentions to start the Junior Basketball Association or JBA. A league with 10 teams of eight young players each, salaries for each player would range from $3,000 to $10,000 per month. It’s a brilliant gambit. High school basketball is already so popular that some high school stars, including Ball’s own children, have hundreds of thousands — and sometimes millions — of followers on social media. Highlight videos regularly have millions of views on YouTube, and bootleg livestreams of competitive games featuring emerging stars regularly go viral.
Because of an agreement between the NBA and the NCAA, high school athletes are no longer allowed to do what Kobe Bryant or LeBron James did and go pro straight out of high school. They must play a year of college or overseas basketball before they can be drafted. Only a tiny percentage of American high schoolers take the overseas route first. Instead, they are doing something that is now routinely called the “one and done.” This is when high school stars go to college where they attend for a year – playing basketball – then declare themselves eligible for the NBA draft.
Another M.O.P. (most outstanding Player) for the Mustangs program is 6’3″ 7th grader Mano Idir. Mano is a defensive specialist. Blocks/ alters shots and is a rebounding machine. This kid takes pride in protecting the paint area and is a force to be reckoned with. We look forward to watching this young student-athlete in action at the First annual Live Period Tune up this month.