Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Schedule Released!


The Inaugural Paul Pintella Memorial Classic will take place February 23rd and 24th. The event schedule is below. Please make sure you arrive early. 

Event: Paul Pintella Memorial Classic 
Date: February 23rd and 24th. 
Place: Foundation Collegiate Academy 
719 Cass St. Trenton, NJ 08611 
Cost: $3 (Students), $5 (Adults) 

Schedule (Saturday February 23rd) 
12:00 PM Rivera Middle School vs MLK Middle School (Asbury Park)
1:00 PM Joyce Kilmer Middle School vs Lakewood Middle School 
2:00 PM Hedgepeth Williams Middle School vs Maxon Middle School (Plainfield) 
3:00 PM Foundation Academy vs. Trenton Catholic Academy 

(Sunday February 24th) 
1:00 PM WINNER OF GAME 1 VS WINNER OF GAME 2 (SEMIFINALS) 
2:00 PM WINNER OF GAME 3 VS WINNER OF GAME 4 (SEMIFINALS) 
3:00 PM MPO ELITE VERSUS T TOWN BALLERS (5TH GRADE GAME) 
4:00 PM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLERS PROFILE: HASSAN CISSE (YOUNG BUCS)

NAME: HASSAN CISSE 

HOMETOWN: HARLEM, NYC 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVING 

POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: SHOOTING, MAKING BIG 

BREAKDOWN: SHOTS EARLY IN THE GAME HASSANS COACH TOLD HIM “SHOOTERS SHOOT” AND TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE MISSES ... THE ALL OF A SUDDEN “HE” SHOWED UP. THAT OTHER PLAYER THAT LIVES INSIDE THIS KID THAT IVE AFFECTIONATELY HAVE DUBBED “THE RIPPER” ... A SERIAL KILLER THAT FEASTS ON LAZY ZONES AND BURIES MAN TO MAN DEFENSES .. UNDERNEATH THE FLOOR BOARDS OF GYMS. WHEN THAT SHOT IS FALLING HE STARTS HUNTING FOR THE BALL. ONCE THIS KID LEARNS TO CHANNEL THAT ENERGY EARLIER IN GAMES ... WATCH OUT

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: HECTOR ALMODOVAR (RIVERSIDE HAWKS)

NAME: HECTOR ALMODOVAR 

AGE: 9 YRS OLD 

HOMETOWN: HARLEM NYC 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVING  

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: DEFENSE 

BREAKDOWN: I'M NOT GOING TO LIE THIS KID IS ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES IN THIS AGE DIVISION. ALWAYS PLAYING UP YOU CAN TELL IT HAS SEASONED HIM FOR WHEN HES AMONGST HIS OWN AGE FOR HOW HE JUST UNDERSTANDS HOW TO SET PLAYERS UP WEATHER IT BE ON OFFENSE WITH HIS DRIBBLING AND PLAYMAKING ABILITY OR ON DEFENSE WHERE HES A BULLDOG MUCH IN THE MODE OF KYLE LOWERY WITH TURNING GUYS AND PUTTING HIS BODY ON THEM.

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: ISAIAH GORE (T TOWN BALLERS)

NAME: ISAIAH GORE 

HOMETOWN: TRENTON NJ 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: RUSSELL WESTBROOK 

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: PLAYING HARD 

BREAKDOOWN: TRENTON'S TTOWN BALLERS ENGINE LIVES INSIDE THE HEART OF ISAIAH GORE. ON THE BALL OR OFF THE BALL HE PLAYS WITH A PASSION AND ATTITUDE THAT FOSTERS WINNING. HE MAY HAVE THE CORN ROLLS LIKE IVERSON BUT HE ACTUALLY REMINDS ME OF A YOUNG CJ MCCOLLUM.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 4

Brandon Stores

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 4 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 4 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Judah Hildago

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 3 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Tajae Jones

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 2 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Diary Of A Baller: Elliot Cadeau (West Orange, NJ) Entry #7

Elliot Having Fun!

Hey, 

Basketball World. My week was fun and competitive. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Spring Invitational Getting Early Interest!


Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational is getting early interest. The event is scheduled for March 9th and 10th at Sportika in Manalapan. Here’s a list of the teams that are committed. 

8th Grade Teams 
1. Team Final 
2. NJ Playaz 
3. Student Athlete Broncos 
4. YW Ballers 
5. NJ Bulldogs 
6. East Coast Elite 
7. Team Diffrnt 
8. Team Philly 
9. NY Dragons 
10. T Town Ballers 
11. Eastern Shore Aces 
12. Hoop Wave Elite 
13. We R 1 Flowers 
14. NJ Bulldogs (Young)
15. Harlem Jets
16. Give and Go Basketball 
17. PSA Cardinals (Red)
18. Gym Ratz
19. Milbank
20. 
21.
22. 

7th Grade Teams 
1. Team Final/Fidonce 
2. NJ Playaz 
3. Student Athlete Broncos 
4. NJ Bulldogs 
5. JCBC 
6. T Town Ballers 
7. Team Philly 
8. Eastern Shore Aces 
9. Harlem Jets
10. Team Breakdown (North)
11. Rising Stars NYC (Red)
12. Rising Stars NYC (Black)
13. Elm City Elite
14. 

6th Grade Teams 
1. YW Ballers 
2. King Street Kings 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. NJ Bulldogs 
5. JCBC 
6. Student Athlete Broncos 
7. Team Philly 
8. Eastern Shore Aces 
9. JCBC 
10. Harlem Jets
11. Milbank 
12. Elm City Elite
13.
14.

5th Grade Teams 
1. King Street Kings 
2. T Town Ballers 
3. MPO Elite 
4. Eastern Shore Aces
5. Fidonce
6. Harlem Jets
7.
8.

4th Grade Teams
1. MPO Elite
2. JCBC
3. Fidonce
4. Harlem Jets 
5.
6. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jeff Exinor

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 1 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Akil Watson Just Skillful!