The Empire invitational descends on Adelphi this Saturday


The inaugural Empire Invitational will take place on January 7, 2017 at Adelphi University. Some of the top boy’s high school basketball talent in the tristate area will be on display. Teams will be drawn from New York City, Long Island, upstate New York and southern New Jersey.

The Empire Invitational is a New York based boy’s high school basketball event that will take place once a year. The event founder and director Pat Lawless is a national basketball recruiting analyst for & an NCAA Certified Scout. This event has some really good teams and players alike that will be present under 1 roof and we will be in attendance and look forward to a great weekend of high school boys basketball!

Here is the schedule and a list of some of the players that will be in attendance.


The Game Schedule goes as follows:

12:00 | Lawrence Woodmere vs. South Shore

1:30 | The Knox School vs. Our Saviour Lutheran

3:00 | Long Island Lutheran vs. Bishop Loughlin

4:30 | Cardinal Hayes vs. Albany Academy

6:00 | Our Savior New American vs. Pope John XXIII

7:30 | Baldwin vs. HS for Construction

Some of the top players that will be showcased at the event:

 Cincinnati Commit & Bishop Loughlin guard Keith Williams

 St. John’s Commit & Our Savior New American forward Boubacar Diakite

 Rutgers Commit & Our Savior New American forward Mamadou Doucoure

 ESPN’s 16th ranked player in the nation & Albany Academy’s Hameir Wright

 Bishop Loughlin point guard Markquis Nowell

 Cardinal Hayes point guard Joe Toussaint

 Lawrence Woodmere forward Aidan Igiehon

 Pope John XXIII forward Samba Diallo

 USA Basketball participant & Our Saviour Lutheran point guard Posh Alexander