Friday, February 17, 2017

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Player Performance Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade gave us a good glimpse of the future. Here’s a look at the Best of the Best and Top 15 Player Performance Rankings. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Ty Carnegie (Playtime Panthers) 
Carnegie showed the total package during the weekend. When he got hot from the perimeter resembled a young Steph Curry. 

Best Passer: Braylin Sanjurjo (Playtime Panthers) 
This kid has to have eyes in the back of his head because he drop dimes from every angle. He gets a kick out of letting teammates score. 

Best Prospect: Keith McKnight (Playtime Panthers) 
McKnight versatility was apparent at the Clash. We believe he will venture out to the wing and continue to develop a nice looking prospect. 

Best Shooter: Brandon Srebnik (Riverside Hawks) 
Brandon showed the range from behind the arc. Once he set his feet it was bombs away. He has one of the best ratchets in the region. 

Best Playmaker: MJ Ford (Hoop Nation NYC) 
Ford is confident ball handler, passer and scorer. The bigger the stage the bigger his performance. He has a star quality in his game. 

Best Defender: Jalen Munson (Hoop Nation) 
Munson was not only a scorer but he also was a beast on the defensive end. He caused turnovers from the press and played the passing lanes well. 

Best Fresh Face: Jewel Walker (Team Durant) 
Walker was a scoring machine over the weekend. He was a beast in the paint. He used his soft hands and touch to torch opponents on the blocks. 

Best Scorer: Chidi Nwigwe (NY Rens) 
Chidi played up but it didn’t matter to the shooting guard. He has the size and athletic ability to get buckets. Nwigwe has the look of a nice prospect down the road. He averaged close to 20 points a game. 

Best Floor General: Mesean Williams (NJ Shore Shots) 
I like the way this kid handles the rock and make decisions. He’s confident to play his game and control the game with his tempo. He’s a constant contributor. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top 15 Player Performance Rankings
1. Ty Carnegie (Playtime Panthers) 
2. MJ Ford (Hoop Nation NYC) 
3. Keith McKnight (Playtime Panthers) 
4. Jewel Walker (Team Durant) 
5. Jalen Munson (Hoop Nation NYC) 
6. Chidi Nwigwe (NY Rens) 
7. Braylin Sanjurjo (Playtime Panthers) 
8. Jayden Ramirez (Riverside Hawks) 
9. Anthony Saunders (Team Durant) 
10. Mesean Williams (NJ Shore Shots) 
11. Brandon Srebnik (Riverside Hawks) 
12. Naim Parrish (NJ Shore Shots) 
13. Luther Bolden (Hoop Nation NYC) 
14. Kayden Mingo (NY Rens) 
15. AJ Bernard (Milbank)

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Players Performance Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division featured some future stars down the road. Here’s a look at our Best of The Best and Top 15 Player Performance Rankings.  
Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Caleb Crawford (Riverside Hawks) 
Crawford has been putting on for years and he gave this bracket a taste during the Clash. He scores like we breathe. His back to back 24 point performances (semifinals and championship) says it all. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Player Performance Rankings


Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade had a variety of players perform at the highest level. Here’s our Best Of The Best and Top 15 Player Performance Rankings. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Antonio Sellers (NY Gauchos) 
The highly ranked forward showed he was worth the ink as he had a dominating weekend. He takes control of the game in so many different ways. Most of all he led them to the championship and took home the banner. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPE IS FIRE!


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup Mixtape features some of the top players in the region. The top players features Moussa Cisse, Zion Cruz, Shane Dezonie, Jalen Hammond, Terrence Clarke, Kurt Henderson, Justin Glover, Knasir McDaniel, Kam Rodriquez, Jayden Pierre, Willie Rivera, Antonio Sellers, and Ben Roy. Enjoy these young players showing their skills on the biggest stage.

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Performance Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division had some of the top players in the region. Here’s our Best Of The Best and All-Tournament Team from the event. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Moussa Cisse (NY Rens) 
Cisse dominated the Clash For The Cup on both ends of the floor. He dunked everything in sight and blocked everything in his way. He was the talk of the event. This name will not die anytime soon. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: ROY SHOWS OFF HIS RANGE AT THE CLASH!

Ben Roy

Ben Roy used the Clash For The Cup to show the world he could shoot with the best of them. He drained jumpers off the bounce and with defenders running at him. This kid has a mean ratchet and the heart to play against anyone. Check out his highlights and stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup.

Diary Of A Baller: Adrissa Troare (Harlem, NY) Final Entry

Adrissa Throws It Down!

Hey Basketball World!! 

My week started off with concentrating on my school work. I had a history midterm and I think I did very well. I studied a lot over the weekend so I am looking forward to seeing my grade. After school, I had a school game, I didn't really score but I was getting my teammates in involved and we won the game. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: RIVERA RISES TO THE OCCASION!

Willie Rivera

Willie Rivera came to the Clash For The Cup and put up numbers for New World while helping them reach the finals. He scores from all three levels and gets busy in transition. Check out his highlights and stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup.

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Chidi Nwigwe

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave a look at some of the top baby ballers in the region. We were excited to see the young fella’s rock. Here’s Part 3 of our top performers from this division. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Chidi Nwigwe Guard (NY Rens)- Chidi has some serious talent as a youngster. He can score it from anywhere on the court with ease. He went for 22 points versus rival Riverside and 14 markers against a stubborn NJ Shore Shots. This kid can boogie when he has it going.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Jayden Ramirez

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave a look at some of the top baby ballers in the region. We were excited to see the young fella’s rock. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers from this division. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Jayden Ramirez Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Don’t let the innocent face fool you, this kid is a killer on the court. The combo guard is a scorer and gets it done in a hurry. He gave us a taste of his outside touch in their win versus the NJ Shore Shots as he nailed 2 treys and scored a team high 15 points. This baby baller has skills.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Teach Me Classic Players Of The Week Presented By Mr. Spotlight!

The Teach Me Classic kicked off in Teaneck NJ and Mr. Spotlight was in the building to award the Player Of The Week with Spotlight uniforms. The Teach Me Classic has turned into the top winter league in the region and Basketball Spotlight is proud to a part of this league. 

Teach Me Classic Players Of The Week

13U Ty'laur "Q" Wilson (Ballercise Elite) 

Q' is a joy to watch. Last week his team faced a single game elimination in the Quarter Final round and he "Single handedly" turned the game around with a full arsenal: Scoring the Rock, Passing the Pill and Stealing the Show. Mr. "Do It All" will be present in the Semi Final round with a tough out against House Elite / SK with another tough guard to stop their advancement.
13U Sha'heed Jenkins (Hilltopper Heat) 

Shoti' is what they call him. He is a nightmare for any 1 on 1 defender in the 13U division. He has court awareness and can score the ball with the best. TMC is narrowing down their league play and roll into the Playoffs and All-Star game and he is one of the top guards to keep an eye on.
11U Malcolm Ford, Jr.   (Hoop Nation NYC) 

MJ is making a name for himself real fast during this season. He's been in several wars and battled against SILVERBACKS, IZOD SPORTS-U and RIVERSIDE in the TMC and has shined bright in every game. He has the total package as a PG and will be facing a rematch in the Semi Finals against PLAYTIME to so see who advances to the big dance of the 11U Teach Me Classic Chip. Mr. Spotlight will be happy to be in the building to watch this....
9U Noah Reichitch (MB Ballers) 

If you walk in the gym and give him the eye test...don't do it..... think twice, this kid's IQ is at the top of the bracket in our Baby Ballers division. He had a hard fight during the Qtr Final round against Team Izod but had every one of their guards on skates before taking a loss. We will see him in the All-star game at the end of the season.

Jersey Force Holding AAU Tryouts


The Jersey Force AAU Program will be holding tryouts for their Spring 2017 season. The dates and details are listed on the flirt above. Contact Jerseyforceaau@gmail.com for questions.