I was in attendance at a middle school playoff game in Queens where M.S. 226 played against M.S. 185. At the start of the game MS 226 seem to be in full control of the pace of the game and dominated on the boards. 226’s leading scorer Dashawn (last name is unknown) got to the rim at will. But like most games its a tale of 2 halves. and in the 2nd half MS 185 came to play, namely the game MVP Raesean Greer. Raeshean displayed great ball handling ability and in the 2nd half of the game controlled the tempo and spearheaded the attack on 226. He was aggressive offensively and more importantly showed his defensive ability. He finished the game with a team high 14 points but the balanced scoring from his teammates and stingy defense made it more than sufficient to seal the comeback-win allowing MS 185 to advance to the next game of the playoffs. Sending the high scoring Dashawn and his 226 squad home for the rest of the playoffs. Dashawn finished with a game high 19 points making him the MOP of the losing team MS 226. The Game MVP was Raesean Greer of MS 185 making him the #iLuvBBallPlayer2Watch. Raesean plays AAU with the Nike Sponsored NY Rens as well as the Queens Marksmen that are slated to participate in the 4th Annual #iDtop4 Super Showcase on July 6th. We will be following @raeseannnn on IG and look forward to watching him at the #iDtop4 as well as some other local events.
This event is one of the premier college showcases in the tristate area. Please note that there is a change in venue. It is now taking place at SUSA / Premier Basketball in Hauppauge (114 Parkway Drive South, Hauppauge, NY 11788).
The 2018 Unsigned Senior Showcase is in it’s 8th year is shaping up to be the biggest ever! Over 20 coaches confirmed so far!
The Amityville Warriors have completed their mission and are back on top of the Island. They overcame all the doubters and took down the scoring golliath known as the Half Hollow East Thunderbirds lead by D1 committed Savion Lewis. Now it’s time to finish the job and take NY State and rep the Island Well. Check out this highlight video recap produced by Archie Snowden.
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!
Class of 2027 Carter Dean is one the M.O.P’s (Most outstanding players) as a guard of the NYC Vipers. As you can see from his profile pic, Carter is no stranger to winning. Let see if he can walk away with the hardware for the first annual #liveperiodtuneup2018.
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.
Devin Bryant is one the M.O.P’s (Most outstanding players) of the Team NYC / Rising Stars Class of 2020 Team. We expect big things for this young guard and he will show and prove at the first annual #liveperiodtuneup2018.