Tuesday, August 9, 2022

KING OF THE CAPITAL IS SUNDAY!




The Basketball Spotlight King Of The Capital will take place Sunday August 14th at St. Raphael’s School in Hamilton, NJ. This event will feature the AAU Teams from the Trenton, NJ area. The event schedule is below. Please make sure you are on time and try to bring at least two different colored jerseys. 

KING OF THE CAPITAL – SUNDAY (AUGUST 14TH) 

12:00 PM TEAM SWAVEY VS TEAM FINAL BLACK (6TH GRADE) 
1:00 PM NJ RIVALS VS EXPRESS ELITE (7TH GRADE) 
2:00 PM NJ RIVALS VS TEAM FINAL BLACK (8TH GRADE) 
3:00 PM 6TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GYM WORK VS WINNER 
4:00 PM 7TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GYM WORK VS WINNER 
5:00 PM 8TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GYM WORK VS WINNER 

ALL GAMES AT 
ST. RAPHAEL'S SCHOOL 
3500 ST BROAD ST. HAMILTON, NJ 08610 
ADMISSIONS $10

Thursday, July 7, 2022

KING OF THE CAPITAL RETURNS (SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH)


Basketball Spotlight is proud to announce the 3rd Annual King Of The Capital Showdown. This event will bring together the AAU teams in the Trenton NJ Area for a day of battle. This year’s event will take place at St. Raphael’s School on Sunday August 14th. 

1 CITY 
1 GAME 
1 KING 

STAY TUNED TO PARTICIPANTS AND SCHEDULES

Friday, June 3, 2022

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 8TH GRADE (ORANGE): BRYCE THOMAS (CASTLE ATHLETICS)


Name: Bryce Thomas 

 AAU Team: Wiz Kids 

Position: Guard 

Class: 2026 

Breakdown: Thomas saved his best shot for last has he made the game winning bucket with two seconds remaining. The bucket gave Wiz Kids their second Spotlight championship of the year. Thomas also has a huge all around game over the Memorial Day Classic weekend.

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 8TH GRADE (BLUE): WILMER DE LA ROSA (CASTLE ATHLETICS)

Name: Wilmer De La Rosa 

AAU Team: Castle Athletics 

Position: Forward 

Class: 2026 

Breakdown: Wilmer carried the torch for the NY squad in the championship. The forward dominated inside, in terms of scoring (20 points), blocking shots and rebounding. I like this kid’s upside and he should make a mark on the NYC high school scene next year.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 7TH GRADE: MARQUE JOHNSON (GYMWORK ELITE)


Name: Marque Johnson 

AAU Team: Gymwork Elite 

Position: Forward 

Class: 2027 

Breakdown: The versatile forward showed tremendous promise this weekend. He was a walking double/double while at times looking like the best prospect in the building regardless of class. His total impact on both ends of the floor earned him Mr. Memorial Day honors. This kid is oozing with potential.

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 6TH GRADE : COLTON HILLER (TEAM JACKO)


Name: Colton Hiller 

AAU Team: Team Jacko 

Position: Guard 

Class: 2028 

Breakdown: Hiller was crowned Mr. Memorial Day after capping a stellar weekend with a 24 point effort in the semifinals vs SFM Elite and a 22 point outing including 2 treys versus Eastern Shore Aces in the championship. This all around guard can stroke it while also scoring from all three levels.

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 5TH GRADE : THOMAS HAMPTON (NJ SHORE SHOTS)


Name: Thomas Hampton 

Position: Guard 

AAU Team: NJ Shore Shots 

Class: 2029 

Breakdown: Hampton took home Mr. Memorial Day honors after a stellar performance in the finals. The sharpshooting guard tallied 20 points including nailing 2 treys to help the NJ Shore Shots win back to back MDC championships. This kid has serious game.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Top Performers

                                                                                 
The Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Champion was very exciting as the battle went into overtime. Here are the 4th Grade Top Performers. 

 Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Top Performers 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Orange Division Recap: Wiz Kids Win It At The Buzzer!


Wiz Kids pulled a tough win at the buzzer 46-45 over Team Jacko to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. This was Wiz Kids second Spotlight title this year.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: Castle Athletics Cruises To Title!


Castle Athletics came up big as they defeated Eastern Shore Aces 50-20 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Blue Division Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Castle took the title back to the Big Apple.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Championship Recap: Gymwork Elite Grabs The Banner!


Gymwork Elite came up big down the stretch to defeat SFM Elite 45-39 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 7th Grade Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Gymwork Elite has a couple of promising prospects.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Championship Recap: Team Jacko Just Too Much!


Team Jacko capped off a great weekend defeating Eastern Shore Aces 66-43 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 6th Grade Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. This Team Jacko squad is m
ean.


Basketball Spotlight MDC 5th Grade Championship Recap: NJ Shore Shots Shine At MDC!


NJ Shore Shots defeated Team Jacko 41-33 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 5th Grade Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Shout out to Coach Coop for winning that banner.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Championship Recap: NJ Scholars Wins A Thriller!


The NJ Scholars won a thriller 43-41 in overtime against MPO Elite to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 4th Grade Championship. This was one of the best games of the day. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals.