Friday, February 23, 2018

Basketball Spotlight And AGame Sports Apparel Presents: The Landscapers Podcast!


Basketball Spotlight and AGame Sports Apparel has come together to bring you The Landscapers Podcast. The Landscapers Podcast will look at Grassroots Basketball from the top to the bottom. We have exclusive guest coming through with remarkable stories and their intake into the basketball world. Stay tuned as Mike Melton (Basketball Spotlight) and Carl Hines (AGame Sports Apparel) bring you the hot topics and best guest into the basketball grassroots. 

EPISODE 1 MEET THE LANDESCAPERS</a>

EPISODE 2 THE NJ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LANDSCAPE AND PREDICTIONS

EPISODE 3 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEL GRECO WILSON 

EPISODE 4 BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT TOP 10 AAU TEAMS (FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Basketball Spotlight Exclusive: Zion Cruz "I'm Made Different" Episode #1

Hard Word & Pay Off

Zion Cruz is considered one of the top guards in the country. Now TB Media has decided to give us a look into his life. Here is episode #1 “I’m Made Different”. Stay tuned as we bring you upcoming episodes.

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast


The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Top 10 is listed below. Please remember these rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast

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Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast


The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Top 10 is listed below. Please remember these rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast

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Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top 10 is listed below. Please remember these rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast


The Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Top 10 is listed below. Please remember these rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast

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Basketball Spotlight 4th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast


The Basketball Spotlight 4th Grade Top 10 is listed below. Please remember these rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 4th Grade Top 10 Presented By The Landscapers Podcast 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Emoni Bates Showing Off!

Diary Of A Baller: Jaquan Harris (North Brunswick, NJ) Entry #4

Jaquan And Friends

What’s Up Basketball Spotlight World, It’s Jaquan Harris and I’m back with my Diary Of A Baller. Here’s how my week went. 

Basketball Spotlight Grand Finale Point Totals Update!


The Basketball Spotlight Grand Finale is back. This exclusive event will bring together to Top 4 point recipients in each grade division. Teams receive points by their placement in the Basketball Spotlight events. Below is the point total list after the Tip Off Classic. The Grand Finale will take place June 23rd and 24th and he winner of each division will win Custom Uniforms Courtesy of AGame Team Apparel. 

Basketball Spotlight Grand Finale Point Totals 

8th Grade Points 
Riverside Hawks (7 Points) 
Team Loaded (7 Points) 
Team Thrill (5 Points) 
NJ Bulldogs (5 Points) 
NJ Playaz (5 Points) 
New Heights (4 Points) 
Team Final (3 Points) 
NY Gauchos (3 Points) 
We R 1 (3 Points) 

7th Grade Points 
New Heights (7 Points) 
Riverside Hawks (7 Points) 
Team Thrill (5 Points) 
Team Durant (5 Points) 
Middletown Finest (5 Points) 
NJ Playaz (4 Points) 
Team IZOD (4 Points) 
Philly Triple Threat (3 Points) 

6th Grade Points 
NY Gauchos Orange (10 Points) 
Jersey City Boys And Girls Club (7 Points) 
Fidonce Basketball (7 Points) 
Riverside Hawks (5 Points) 
Playtime Panthers (4 Points) 
Rising Stars Elite (4 Points) 
NJ Bulldogs (3 Points) 
NY Gauchos Black (3 Points) 

5th Grade Points 
NY Gauchos Croft (8 Points) 
Silverback Nationals (7 Points) 
NY Gauchos Mitchell (6 Points) 
Team Durant (5 Points) 
King Street Kings (5 Points) 
Philly Triple Threats (3 Points) 
845 Elite (3 Points) 
NY Rens (3 Points) 

4th Grade Points 
Riverside Hawks Blue (7 Points) 
Riverside Hawks (3rd) (6 Points) 
New World (5 Points) 
NY Rens (4 Points) 
Philly Triple Threat (4 Points) 
Team Takeover (3 Points) 
Maryland Wizards (3 Points)

Monday, February 19, 2018

What Did We Learn At The Clash For The Cup?


The Clash For The Cup is in the books and it was a great event. It also gave us the chance to learn a few things about after this event. 

 What Did We Learn At The Clash For The Cup?


Team Thrill Is Real! 

Every so often a team comes along that catches our attention because of their style and pure domination. During the Clash For The Cup that team was Team Thrill based out of Baltimore, MD. Thrill punished most of their opponents all weekend with their smothering defense and explosive offensive style. They mercy ruled all but one opponent before cruising to the crown. If there’s a better 8th Grade team in America please point them out. Coach Mookie’s crew have joined the land of elite in terms of nicknames. Introducing Team Thrill AKA Legion Of Dome (LOD).


Garden State Is Guard Crazy! 

After looking over my notes from the Clash it came to my attention that the NJ Class of 2022 is loaded with high level guards. The NJ Bulldogs possess Jaquan Harris, Corey Floyd and Joe Baskerville, NJ Playaz send out talented duo Will Richardson and Desean Lecque. Team Rio Brings Jayden Pierre and Ben Roy to the table while the NY Rens showcase super guard Zion Cruz and Denver Anglin. It seems like the Garden State will be in good hands for years to come.


NY Gauchos Chasing Greatness! 

The Gauchos 6th Grade crew has won the Tip Off Classic and Clash For The Cup. They have gone undefeated through both events which is significant because no team has ever gone through the entire Spotlight circuit without taking a least one loss. The Atlantic City Showcase, Memorial Day Classic and Grand Finale stands in their way of greatness. Will the Choz run the table?
DMV Showing Dominance! 

During the Clash For The Cup it was evident that the DMV area had some dominant teams. They won the 7th Grade (Team Durant) and 8th Grade (Team Thrill) championships. While also impressing us with the play of Team Loaded and New World. The area is loaded with serious talent for teams and players. You can put this area up against any around the country right now.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Spotlight Alums Antoine and Lewis Put On Dunkfest!

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Best Of The Best & All-Tournament Team



The Clash For The Cup had some good talent in the 6th Grade Class. Here’s our Best Of The Best and All Tournament Team. 

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Nas Simmons (NY Gauchos)- Simmons put in the work to help The Choz win back to back Spotlight tournaments. He showed he could boogie with the best of them. 

Best Prospect: Jaylen Mayo (JCBC)- Mayo was a man-child over the weekend. He fought off double teams and sagging defenses to get buckets. 

Best Playmaker: Dwayne Pierce (NY Gauchos)- Pierce is a supreme playmaker. He makes things happen with his all-around play. This kid does it all. 

Best Shooter: Gabe Ferencz (Rising Stars Elite)- Gabe showed off his mean ratchet throughout the weekend. He isn’t afraid to pull the trigger from anywhere. 

Best Scorer: Umar Sabree (Fidonce Basketball)- Sabree got buckets as usual. He drained shots from all over the floor. He’s a certified bucket getter. 

Best Floor General: Naim Parrish (NJ Shore Shots)- Parrish is known to get everyone involved. He sets the tempo and sees the floor with the best of them. 

Best Defender: Donovan Freeman (JCBC)- The rim protector was a problem for the opposition all weekend. His length presents a lot of problems. 

Best Fresh Face: Jordan Howe (Rising Stars Elite)- Howe made his splash at the Clash and now he’s on our radar. We will be keep our eye on him moving forward. 

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade All-Tournament Team 

Nas Simmons (NY Gauchos) 
Dwyane Pierce (NY Gauchos) 
Danny Carbuccia (NY Gauchos) 
Aamyr Sullivan (NY Gauchos) 
Johnuel Fland (NY Gauchos) 
Umar Sabree (Fidonce) 
Anthony Finkley (Fidonce) 
Khaafiq Myers (Fidonce) 
Jaliek Mattox (Fidonce) 
Jaylen Mayo (JCBC) 
Donavan Freeman (JCBC) 
Malcolm Ford, Jr. (JCBC) 
Jayden Ramirez (Riverside Hawks) 
A.J. Rodriquez (Riverside Hawks)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best & All Tournament Team


The Clash For The Cup had some good talent in the 7th Grade Class. Here’s our Best Of The Best and All Tournament Team. 

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Ace Valentine (Team Durant)- Valentine’s Day came early as Ace lead the crew to the Clash For The Cup. Kid can flat out get it done. 

Best Prospect: DJ Wagner (Team Final)- Wagner showed it’s definitely in the genes. DJ can score from all three levels but also possesses point guard principals. 

Best Playmaker: “Slick” Nick Padilla (Riverside Hawks)- Padilla had the crowd buzzing with his showman style. If you love wiggle in the game check out “Slick” Nick. 

Best Shooter: Dylan Seay (NY Rens)- This kid showed he could shoot the lights out. His size makes it a little easier to get it off. 

Best Scorer: William Norman (NJ Bulldogs)- Norman got busy all weekend putting up heavy numbers. Once he gets started the points just pile up. 

Best Floor General: Christian Bliss (NY Rens)- Bliss quarterbacked his squad to the final four. He literally coached his squad on and off the floor. 

Best Defender: Imeru McManus (New Heights)- McManus can guard multiple positions and hit the glass hard. His play helped them reach the final four. 

Best Fresh Face: Mackenzie MgBako (Riverside Hawks)- This kid opened our eyes up. He’s truly an intriguing prospect. 

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade All-Tournament Team 

Ace Valentine (Team Durant) 
Amani Hansberry (Team Durant) 
Del Jones (Team Durant) 
Cameron Gillus (Team Durant) 
Nathan Guerengomba (Team Durant) 
Nick Padilla (Riverside Hawks) 
Mackenzie MgBako (Riverside Hawks) 
Jomani Wright (Riverside Hawks) 
Caleb Crawford (Riverside Hawks) 
Nico Andrews (Riverside Hawks) 
Dylan Seay (NY Rens) 
Dante Green (NY Rens) 
Christian Bliss (NY Rens) 
Imeru McManus (New Heights) 
Jaiden Williams (New Heights) 
Kenny Satterfield Jr. (New Heights)