Friday, December 2, 2016

CLASH FOR THE CUP REGISTRATION READY TO GO!


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup registration is ready to go. This event will bring together some of the top teams in the country. Please make sure you register early because this event will sell out quickly. Registration Deadline is January 15, 2017. 

EVENT: CLASH FOR THE CUP 
DATE: JANUARY 28TH AND 29TH 
PLACE: NEPTUNE, NJ 
COST: $375 PER TEAM ($325 for multi-team) 
AGES: 4TH GRADE THRU 8TH GRADE 

SINGLE TEAM REGISTRATION 

MULTI-TEAM REGISTRATION

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Orange Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Orange Division Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL Q 
1. NY RENS 
2. TEAM FINAL 
3. NEW WORLD UNLIMITED 

POOL R 
1. PSA CARDINALS 
2. CANADA ELITE 
3. EXPRESSIONS ELITE 

POOL S 
1. TEAM RIO NATIONAL 
2. MILBANK 
3. NEW HEIGHTS 

POOL T 
1. PLAYAZ BASKETBALL 
2. WE R 1 BULLDOGS 
3. BROOKLYN RENS  

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
2:50 PM Q1-Q2 (HGH 2) 
2:50 PM R1-R2 (HGH 3) 
2:50 PM S1-S2 (RAN) 
2:50 PM T1-T2 (MAT) 
5:10 PM Q1-Q3 (HGH 2) 
5:10 PM R1-R3 (HGH 3) 
6:20 PM S1-S3 (RAN) 
6:20 PM T1-T3 (MAT) 
7:30 PM Q2-Q3 (HGH 2) 
7:30 PM R2-R3 (HGH 3) 
8:40 PM S2-S3 (HGH 2) 
8:40 PM T2-T3 (HGH 3) 

SUNDAY DECEMNER 4TH 
9:10 AM 3RD Q-3RD R (RAN) 
9:10 AM 3RD S-3RD T (MAT) 
11:30 AM 1ST Q-2ND R (HGH 1) POOL Q 
11:30 AM 1ST R-2ND Q (HGH 2) POOL R 
11:30 AM 1ST S-2ND T (HGH 3) POOL S 
11:30 AM 1ST T-2ND S (HGH 4) POOL T 
1:50 PM POOL Q-POOL T (HGH 2) 
1:50 PM POOL R-POOL S (HGH 3) 
4:10 PM 8TH GRADE ORANGE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 3) 

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 
(RAN) Ranney School 235 Hope Rd Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 
(MAT) MATER DEI PREP 538 CHURCH ST. MIDDLETOWN, NJ 07203

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Blue Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Blue Division Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL U 
1. PLAYTIME PANTHERS 
2. TEAM FINAL (ORANGE) 
3. RIVERSIDE HAWKS 
4. UNITED PROSPECTS 

POOL V 
1. ELMCOR BASKETBALL 
2. TEAM FINAL (BLACK) 
3. HARLEM UNITED 
4. ROLE MODEL BASKETBALL 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
1:40 PM U1-U2 (RAN) 
1:40 PM U3-U4 (MAT) 
4:00 PM V1-V2 (RAN) 
4:00 PM V3-V4 (MAT) 
5:10 PM U1-U3 (RAN) 
5:10 PM U2-U4 (MAT) 
7:30 PM V1-V3 (RAN) 
7:30 PM V2-V4 (MAT) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
10:20 AM U1-U4 (RAN) 
10:20 AM U2-U3 (MAT) 
11:30 AM V1-V4 (RAN) 
11:30 AM V2-V3 (MAT) 
1:50 PM 1ST U-2ND V (RAN) 
1:50 PM 1ST V-2ND U (MAT) 
4:10 PM 8TH GRADE BLUE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 2) 

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 
(RAN) Ranney School 235 Hope Rd Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 
(MAT) MATER DEI PREP 538 CHURCH ST. MIDDLETOWN, NJ 07203

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Orange Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Orange Division Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL J 
1. TEAM IZOD 
2. TEAM FINAL 
3. ELMCOR 
4. COURTMASTERS ELITE 

POOL L 
1. HOOP KINGZ 
2. GAUCHOS 
3. NY RENS 
4. TEAM RIO NATIONAL 

POOL M 
1. RIVERSIDE HAWKS 
2. PHILLY TRIPLE THREAT 
3. BROOKLYN RENS 
4. NEW HEIGHTS 

POOL N 
1. TEAM MAGIC 
2. PSA CARDINALS 
3. NJ SHORE SHOTS
4. WE R 1 BULLDOGS 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
10:10 AM J1-J2 (HGH 1) 
10:10 AM J3-J4 (HGH 2) 
10:10 AM L1-L2 (HGH 3) 
10:10 AM L3-L4 (HGH 4) 
12:30 PM J1-J3 (HGH 1) 
12:30 PM J2-J4 (HGH 2) 
12:30 PM L1-L3 (HGH 3) 
12:30 PM L2-L4 (HGH 4) 
4:00 PM M1-M2 (HGH 1) 
4:00 PM M3-M4 (HGH 2) 
4:00 PM N1-N2 (HGH 3) 
4:00 PM N3-N4 (HGH 4) 
6:20 PM M1-M3 (HGH 1) 
6:20 PM M2-M4 (HGH 2) 
6:20 PM N1-N3 (HGH 3) 
6:20 PM N2-N4 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
9:10 AM J1-J4 (HGH 1)
9:10 AM J2-J3 (HGH 2)
9:10 AM L1-L4 (HGH 3)
9:10 AM L2-L3 (HGH 4)
10:20 AM M1-M4 (HGH 1) 
10:20 AM M2-M3 (HGH 2) 
10:20 AM N1-N4 (HGH 3) 
10:20 AM N2-N3 (HGH 4) 
12:40 PM POOL J-POOL L (HGH 2) 
12:40 PM POOL M-POOL N (HGH 3) 
3:00 PM 7TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 3)

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Blue Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Blue Division Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL O 
1. PLAYTIME PANTHERS 
2. MID JERSEY HEAT 
3. MILBANK 

POOL P 
1. UNITED PROSPECTS
2. HUSTLE ELITE 
3. BOSTON FINEST 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
9:00 AM P1-P2 (HGH 4) 
9:00 AM O1-O2 (HGH 3) 
11:20 AM P1-P3 (HGH 4) 
11:20 AM O1-O3 (HGH 3) 
1:40 PM P2-P3 (HGH 4) 
1:40 PM O2-O3 (HGH 3) 
7:30 PM 3RD P-3RD O (HGH 1) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
12:40 PM 1ST P-2ND O (RAN) 
12:40 PM 1ST O-2ND P (MAT) 
3:00 PM 7TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 4) 

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 
(RAN) Ranney School 235 Hope Rd Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 
(MAT) MATER DEI PREP 538 CHURCH ST. MIDDLETOWN, NJ 07203

Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Orange Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Orange Division Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest.  

POOL E 
1. TEAM TAKEOVER 
2. NY RENS 
3. TEAM IZOD 
4. COURTMASTERS 

POOL F 
1. GAUCHOS 
2. PHILLY TRIPLE THREAT 
3. BROOKLYN RENS  

POOL G 
1. WE R 1 
2. ELMCOR BASKETBALL 
3. MILBANK 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
9:00 AM F1-F2 (HGH 1) 
9:00 AM G1-G2 (HGH 2) 
11:20 AM F1-F3 (HGH 1) 
11:20 AM G1-G3 (HGH 2) 
1:40 PM F2-F3 (HGH 1) 
1:40 PM G2-G3 (HGH 2) 
2:50 PM E1-E2 (HGH 1) 
2:50 PM E3-E4 (HGH 4) 
5:10 PM E1-E3 (HGH 1) 
5:10 PM E2-E4 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
8:00 AM E1-E4 (HGH 1) 
8:00 AM E2-E3 (HGH 2) 
8:00 AM 1ST F-2ND G (HGH 3) POOL F 
8:00 AM 1ST G-2ND F (HGH 4) POOL G 
12:40 PM 1ST E-POOL G (HGH 1) 
12:40 PM 2ND E-POOL F (HGH 4) 
1:50 PM 3RD G-3RD F (HGH 4)
3:00 PM 6TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 2) 

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753

Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Blue Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Blue Division Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL H 
1. EAST COAST ELITE 
2. STACK 6 
3. TEAM THRILL 

POOL I 
1. MJ HEAT 
2. NEW HEIGHT 
3. T TOWN 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
2:50 PM H1-H2 (AS 1) 
2:50 PM I1-I2 (AS 2) 
5:10 PM H1-H3 (AS 1) 
5:10 PM I1-I3 (AS 2) 
7:30 PM H2-H3 (AS 1) 
7:30 PM I2-I3 (AS 2) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
8:00 AM 3RD H-3RD I (AS 2) 
12:40 PM 1ST H-2ND I (AS 1) 
12:40 PM 1ST I-2ND H (AS 2) 
3:00 PM 6TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 1) 

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 
 (AS) All Sports NJ 1750 Brielle Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 5th Grade Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 5th Grade Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL C 
1. T TOWN BALLERS 
2. NJ SHORE SHOTS 
3. RIVERSIDE HAWKS 
4. PLAYTIME PANTHERS 

POOL D 
1. NY RENS 
2. TEAM IZOD 
3. SILVERBACKS NATIONAL 
4. COURTMASTERS ELITE 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
9:00 AM C1-C2 (AS 1) 
9:00 AM C3-C4 (AS 2) 
10:10 AM D1-D2 (AS 1) 
10:10 AM D3-D4 (AS 2) 
11:20 AM C1-C3 (AS 1) 
11:20 AM C2-C4 (AS 2) 
12:30 PM D1-D3 (AS 1) 
12:30 PM D2-D4 (AS 2) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
9:10 AM C1-C4 (AS 1) 
9:10 AM C2-C3 (AS 2) 
10:20 AM D1-D4 (AS 1) 
10:20 AM D2-D3 (AS 2) 
1:50 PM 1ST C-2ND D (AS 1) 
1:50 PM 1ST D-2ND C (AS 2) 
4:10 PM 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 1)

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 
(AS) All Sports NJ 1750 Brielle Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 4th Grade Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 4th Grade Schedule is listed below. Please arrive early for your game and make sure you have your player’s paperwork with you in case of a protest. 

POOL A 
1. CIA BOUNCE 
2. NY RENS (3) 
3. GAUCHOS (MITCHELL) 

POOL B 
1. NY RENS (KAT) 
2. WESTSIDE WARRIORS 
3. BALL HOGS 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD 
1:40 PM A1-A2 (AS 1) 
1:40 PM B1-B2 (AS 2) 
4:00 PM A1-A3 (AS 1) 
4:00 PM B1-B3 (AS 2) 
6:20 PM A2-A3 (AS 1) 
6:20 PM B2-B3 (AS 2) 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
8:00 AM 3RD A-3RD B (AS 1) 
11:30 AM 1ST A-2ND B (AS 1) 
11:30 AM 1ST B-2ND B (AS 2) 
1:50 PM 4TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 1) 

SITES 
(HGH) Hoop Group Headquarters 1930 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 
(AS) All Sports NJ 1750 Brielle Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Monday, November 28, 2016

WGL Energy To Green The Tip Off Classic!


Basketball Spotlight has partnered with WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) to green the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic. WGL Energy has donated enough carbon offsets to counterbalance conference emissions from energy use at the event space, hotel stays, food and land-filled waste. 

This is equivalent to: 


  • Taking 6 cars off the road for one year, or 
  • Avoiding the consumption of over 3,263 gallons of gasoline, or 
  •  Planting over 752 tree seedlings that grow for 10 years. 


Carbon offsets are an affordable and innovative way to counterbalance emissions resulting from everyday activities such as travel and energy use. Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy specifically are Green-e® Climate certified and derived from verified carbon reduction projects in the waste management sector, which capture and destroy methane from regional landfills. Even better for the environment, WGL Energy invests a portion of the proceeds into the Carbon Reduction Fund, managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and used to develop new projects, such as tree plantings, to improve air and water quality in the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2010, the Carbon Reduction Fund has supported numerous projects, including the planting of over 19,000 trees throughout Maryland. 

To learn more about Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday Inn To Host Tip Off Classic!


The Hotel Unlimited Group has decided to host the Tip Off Classic. The group has several hotels under their umbrella with great deals. Below is a list of the hotels and the rate that have. Please register quickly because they will sell out soon especially with the rate. ASK For BBS Code! Or Click Here To Register

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Neptune 3510 Route 66 Neptune, NJ 07753 (732)-922-9600 Basketball Spotlight Team Rate: $82 + tax including Hot Express Start Breakfast Newer, super clean hotel with indoor pool and complimentary WiFi

Monday, November 21, 2016

AGame Super Shootout Champions Are Crowned!


The AGame Super Shootout took place this weekend in District Heights, MD. Some of the top teams in the region were in the building. Here are the championship results below. 

 9u - NEW WORLD 35 - HAVOC CITY 16 
10u - NY GAUCHOS 45 - TEAM THRILL 31 
11u - MARYLAND'S FINEST 54 - BROOKLY STARRS 18 
12u - COURTMASTERS ELITE 57 - TEAM GREEN 48 
6th Grade - TEAM THRILL 59 - TEAM UNITED 42 
13u - TAKEOVER ORANGE 55 - COURTMASTERS ELITE 47 
7th Grade - TAKEOVER BLACK 50 - MARYLAND'S FINEST 41 
14u - VIRGINIA ELITE 53 - RIVERSIDE HAWKS 40 
8th Grade - TAKEOVER 57 - NEW WORLD 56

Super Skillcase Profile: Al-Fatir Connor (Roselle, NJ)

Name: Al-Fatir Connor 

Hometown: Roselle, NJ 

Class: 2021 

Position: Point Guard 

Analysis: The scrappy point guard pressured the rock the full 94 feet while causing havoc. Offensively, he picked his spots well while displaying his drive, draw and dish game. The pint size point guard has been able hold his own against some of the best guards in the region. 

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Super Skillcase Profile: Dameon Samuels (Ewing, NJ)

Name: Dameon Samuels 

Hometown: Ewing, NJ 

Class: 2021 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Analysis: Samuels continues to improve each time I see him rock. He was focused and proved he was a hard worker during the drill session. When the games started he got things done on both ends of the floor. He plays good on the ball defense and will run the floor before finishing in transition. 

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Diary Of A Baller: Trey Patterson (Somerset, NJ) Final Entry

Trey Patterson and His Father Antoine

Hello Basketball World, 

This is Trey Patterson signing back in for my final entry of ‘Diary of a Baller’. 

On Monday, it was a pretty light day for me. After school, I had an orthodontist appointment and I got my rubber bands put in. For about the first two days, they were hurting so much, but after that I started getting used to them. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Super Skillcase Profile: Everton Browne (Middletown, NY)

Name: Everton Browne 

Hometown: Middletown, NY 

Class: 2022 

Position: Combo Guard 

Analysis: Known for his outside shooting prowess Browne has begun to develop decision making at the guard spot. His ball handling helps him get open looks but he can also create opportunities for his teammates. We will be looking for him with the loaded NY Dragons.

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Super Skillcase Profile: Mazir Jackson (Syracuse, NY)

Name: Mazir Jackson 

Hometown: Syracuse, NY  

Class: 2022 

Position: Point Guard 

Analysis: Jackson is a pure floor general when it comes to distributing the rock and running the show. He’s very unselfish which will stand out as he moves on in his basketball career. He has a tight handle and good basketball instincts. He showed the passion and the ability to bang with the big boys.

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Spotlight Alum Green Headed To Kentucky!

Quade Green Headed To Lexington 

Basketball Spotlight Alum Quade Green has decided to attend the University of Kentucky. Green started on the Spotlight circuit with Philly Freedom Stars before moving over to Nike power Team Final. Green was get the job done while playing both guard positions. In high school he transformed into a floor general at Neumann Goretti while also playing AAU for Team Final, WE R 1 and PSA Cardinals. 


Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Quade Green and his family on his college commitment. We wish him the best in the future and are glad to have him apart of our Spotlight family. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight brings you more top players that have committed to college.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Super Skillcase Profile: Ben Roy (Spring Lake Heights, NJ)

Name: Ben Roy 

Hometown: Spring Lake Heights, NJ 

Class: 2022 

Position: Point Guard 

Analysis: The point guard plays the game with extreme passion and flair in his game. He shoots off the bounce better than most players in the region and has unlimited range. He can score from all three levels and can hit a teammate on the dime with passes. We will see him in a couple of weeks with the NJ Shore Shots. 

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Super Skillcase Profile: Marcus Dyers (Brooklyn, NY)

Name: Marcus Dyers 

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY 

Class: 2021 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Analysis: Dyers brought this scoring prowess to the Super Skillcase. He’s silky smooth and has some athleticism to go with it. He was breaking down defenders off the bounce and finishing through traffic. He’s on the cusp on being a big time player and this might be his breakout year. 

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Super Skillcase Profile: Ali Brown (Philadelphia, PA)

Name: Ali Brown 

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 

Class: 2022 

Position: Point Guard 

Analysis: Brown was one the quickest guards in the building. He went end to end in a blur. He looked his best in transition when he was setting up teammates or finishing himself. I also like his size running the point. He has the passion and the heart that comes with Philly ballers. 

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