The Gary Charles Hoop Classic is Back! Check the Lineup!

14 Teams and 7 games this Sunday.

January 13, 2018 …and this is the Line up:


Game 1 at 11am is Queens’ Cardozo Judges coached by PSAL Hall of Fame coach Ron Neclario vs. Long Island perennial Catholic School powerhouse the Holy Trinity Titans coached by Joe Conefry. The players to watch out for on the Judges team are Jaylen Davis & Donte Ager while on the Titans feature 2 of their best players from their 2017-18 campaign Mike Sixsmith a solid guard with great IQ for the game. Consistent mid-range shooter and unflappable under pressure. The 2nd returnee for the Titans is a crafty guard AJ Knight.


Game 2 is an Independent vs Catholic School matchup of Lawrence Woodmere Academy Tigers featuring the dynamic duo of Louisville-commit Aidan Igiehon (AKA the Irish Hulk) and prolific guard and Marist College commit,  Tyler St. Furcy  vs. the Well oiled machine known as the Chaminade Flyers lead by lacrosse Star and shooting dynamo Michael O’Connell, and swingman Liam Drennan.


Game 3 features 2 more independents the Portledge Panthers featuring Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic All-Star Jahmire Primer  a solid guard with a strong frame that can finish with contact and has a good IQ for the game. Then there’s his teammate Zaire Baines the other leading scorer for the Panthers that score 1,000 points in his freshman year at Portledge! Yeah I, think that this kid can score. Their opposers are  NYC’s Regis School Owls from the Bronx.


Game 4 features Brooklyn’s PSAL South Shore Vikings vs. Long Island most talented team the Luhi Crusaders. It’s a different team than the past few years but the result is usually the same. This team get’s the best players and goes at any team that can play them. Zed Key the Brentwood transfer is ready to take the next step as he has been invited to several 5 star invitationals has touch around the basket and he’s a cerebral players that makes things happen, and he’s one of the top players on Long Island. Then there’s the point guard Andre Curbelo 6’1″ guard QUICK point guard who see’s the floor and he has a way making great plays, Essam Mostafa 6’9″ swingman is garnering multiple high major recruitments.

Game 5: is featuring 2 eastern Long Island powerhouses in the Bellport Clippers featuring 3 time All-Long Island and double-double machine Jarell White vs. Center Moriches Red Devils‘ All-Long Island 6’6″ swingman Sean Braithwaite, 6’5″ All-County forward Micah Snowden, & 6ft dynamo lefty guard who was also a 2018 AABClassic All-Star selection Tyquion Nix.  Also adding to the Red Devils’ arsenal  6’4″ David Falco Jr. a University of Maryland baseball commit and 3 year basketball team captain’s season debut is on the horizon. If he’s cleared in time he brings a lot to this already talented Center Moriches Red Devils team.

Game 6: is featuring the Bronx’s All Hallows Gaels who’s standout player is 6’4″ guard Nicholas Johnson & guard Donald Harltley vs. Nassau Long Island power house the Uniondale Knights. The Knights are a constant name in Long Island basketball landscape when discussing the top teams in Nassau. This team is lead by Coach Tom Diana who’s done a great job of keeping the Knights relevant. Their 2017-18 season was a great success as they got over the hump of the Nassau Finals against the Baldwin Bruins only to run into the Long Island Player of the year and NY State Gatorade player of the year Savion Lewis in the Long Island Championship game.

Game 7: brings Brooklyns’ Storied Boys & Girls Kangaroos coached by Ruth Lovelace to the Island and the ‘Roos are licking their chops to add another win to their game percentage, but Nassau Long Island’s 3 time NYS finalist the Baldwin Bruins coached by Darius Burton feels confident that his team will do their job. The players to watch for are; 6’3″ transfer from Christ The King’s Royals, Tavin Pierre-Philippe. This guy is a very athletic pure scorer with a high IQ for the game. Then there’s the 2nd year player for Coach Burton originally from Deer Park that fit right into the Bruins’ system. Hard nosed scoring guard Rhyjon Blackwell. If don’t already know about this kid, then be informed…this kid can score and fears no one.




LI Nets Referee Clinic at the Nassau Coliseum followed by Homecoming Game of Luke Patrasek Tomorrow!

The Long Island Nets are working with the NBA League Office to host a referee clinic on Tuesday, November 27th at 5:00pm. To further the relationship between the Nets and the local basketball community, we would like to invite you to join the event and get complimentary seats to the game following against the Greensboro Swarm. Please contact if you are interested in attending this event as it provides great insight on NBA rules, regulations and skill sets. Please contact me if you are interested in attending this event as it provides great insight on NBA rules, regulations and skill sets.

Click HERE now to get your ticket to clinic & game!


The Nets are riding high as they are off to a great start for the 2018-19 season with a 5-2 game record. They face the Charlotte Hornets’ NBA affiliate team the Greensboro Swarm featuring hometown native Luke Petrasek.

Get your ticket to see long Island native Luke Petrasek play against #longislandsteam tomorrow night at 7pm at the Nassau Veterans Coliseum

Click here to get tickets to the Game only


2018 AABClassic Suffolk Boys Team Has Been Selected!

Meet Your 2018 AABClassic Suffolk Boys All-Star Team

The following players have been selected to the Suffolk County Boys

All-Star Team to play in the 2018 9th Annual

Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic

Jarnel Rancy | Senior | Longwood High School

Bryce Harris | Junior | Brentwood High School

Malik Edmead | Junior |Deer Park High School

Ty’Quon Nix | Senior | Center Moriches High School

Jarell White | Senior |  Bellport High School

Divaahd Lucas| Junior | Amityville High School

Quintin Williams | Senior | The Knox School

Ty-Shon Pannell | Junior |Central Islip High School

Myles Goddard | Sophomore |Amityville High School

Pierce Prendergast | Junior |Bayport/Bluepoint High School

Emmanuel Mondesine | Senior | Connetquot High School

Ahkee Anderson | Junior | Greenport High School

Sean Anderson | Senior | Connetquot High School

Head Coach: Herm Lamison – Southampton High School
Assistant. Coach: Ricky Taylor – Southampton High School
Assistant. Coach: Scott Artis – Bellport High School

Congratulations and good luck!


October 17, 2018 @ Huntington Hills Center For Nursing & Rehab
400 S. Service Road. Melville, New York 11747.

Suffolk Boys All-Star Team practice will be on Thursday 7:30pm @ Southampton High School


Nassau & Suffolk Boys & Girls

Sneaker sizes Needed!!

(They will come in Boys sizes)

Text Gordon Thomas with your name & sizes to 631.834.0383

 Thank you!


Meet NY KNICKS Rookie Sensation Kevin Knox!

Come out and meet NY Knicks Rookie Kevin Knox

at Nassau Community College

On Tuesday August 28th from 6:30-8pm!!

Brought to you by The Long Island Rough Ryderz, 3’s for Kay Foundation, & UNK Basketball

Cost: $40 / player

Includes: Autographed pic, Group pic with Knox, Up to 4 Coaches free with kids from their respective programs.

*Additional Coaches & Parents $20 Each



Call/text: David Moses for tickets at (516) 468-8156

and don’t forget to tell him where you heard about it!!!






The 1st annual Long Island Nets Hoopfest, Not your Average 3on 3 event!

iLuvBBall is proud to announce that we are promoting the first annual…

Long Island Nets Hoop Fest!

The first in a series of exciting events that we are promoting this year! As an Official Media Partner of the Hoop Fest we are proud looking forward to seeing you and your family at this fun filled and very competitive tournament!

Get in on the Early Bird Registration Open Now through June 14, 2018 for $140.00 per team. *early bird registrants are also entered to win a 2-night stay at the Homewood Suites in Carle Place for Hoop Fest Weekend.