Thursday, May 21, 2015

Basketball Spotlight Headed To The 4th Annual Jr. All City Classic


The 4th Annual Jr. All City Classic will take place at Imhotep Charter on May 26th at Imhotep Charter (6201 N. 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19138. Game 1 will start at 6:30PM and Game 2 will start at 7:45PM. Previous Alumni include Tony Carr, Lamar Stevens, Quade Green, Trevon Duval, and Eric Ayala. This year’s roster includes Christian Ings, Donta Scott, El Khana Hildago, Eric Dixon, Fahmor Ali, Fatayn Wesley, Jamil Riggins, Kasim Tolliver, Khyree Temple, Lucas Monroe, Seth Lundy, Mark Bradshaw, Trevon Alderman, Shawn Johnson, Tariq Ingraham and many more. Basketball Spotlight will be in the building to provide exclusive coverage for this event.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade MDC Orange Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade MDC Orange Division Schedule is below. Please make sure you travel early for your games because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL O 
1. NJ SHORE SHOTS 
2. WE R 1 
3. NY RENS 

POOL P 
1. PHILLY TRIPLE THREAT 
2. TEAM BOS 
3. METRO CELTICS 

POOL Q 
1. TEAM RIO NATIONAL 
2. HOOP HEAVEN (BLACK)
3. NY LIGHTNING   

POOL R 
1. CIA BOUNCE 
2. NORTHEAST FINEST
3.  NEW HEIGHTS

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
1:40 PM O1-O2 (HGH 1) 
1:40 PM P1-P2 (HGH 2) 
1:40 PM Q1-Q2 (HGH 3) 
1:40 PM R1-R2 (HGH 4) 
4:00 PM O1-O3 (HGH 1) 
4:00 PM P1-P3 (HGH 2) 
4:00 PM Q1-Q3 (HGH 3) 
4:00 PM R1-R3 (HGH 4) 
7:30 PM O2-O3 (HGH 1) 
7:30 PM P2-P3 (HGH 2) 
7:30 PM Q2-Q3 (HGH 3) 
7:30 PM R2-R3 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
10:20 AM 1ST O-2ND P (HGH 1) POOL O 
10:20 AM 1ST P-2ND O (HGH 2) POOL P 
10:20 AM 1ST Q-2ND R (HGH 3) POOL Q 
10:20 AM 1ST R-2ND Q (HGH 4) POOL R 
1:50 PM POOL P-POOL R (HGH 2) SEMIFINAL 
1:50 PM POOL O-POOL Q (HGH 3) SEMIFINAL 
4:10 PM 8TH GRADE ORANGE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 3) 
5:20 PM 3RD P-3RD O (AS 1) 
5:20 PM 3RD Q-3RD R (AS 2) 

SITES 

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

 (AS) All Sports Facility 
 1750 Brielle Ave Ocean, NJ 07712

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade MDC Blue Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade MDC Blue Division Schedule is below. Please make sure you travel early for your games because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL S 
1. JERSEY FORCE 
2. MSU SKYLINERS
3. BOSTON SPARTANS 

POOL T 
1. NJ CONNECTIONS 
2. HOOP HEAVEN (WHITE)
3. TEAM ESPM 

POOL U 
1. BROOKLYN RENS 
2. LIPD 
3. CMEK 

POOL V 
1. NJ WOLFPACK 
2. GPU STEELRIVERS 
3. ROCK ELITE 

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
9:00 AM S1-S2 (MC) 
10:10 AM T1-T2 (MC) 
11:20 AM S1-S3 (MC) 
12:30 PM T1-T3 (MC) 
 1:40 PM S2-S3 (MC) 
 2:50 PM T2-T3 (MC) 
 4:00 PM U1-U2 (MC) 
5:10 PM V1-V2 (MC) 
6:20 PM U1-U3 (MC) 
7:30 PM V1-V3 (MC) 
8:40 PM U2-U3 (MC) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
8:00 AM V2-V3 (MC) 
9:10 AM 1ST S-2ND T (MC) POOL S 
10:20 AM 1ST T-2ND S (MC) POOL T 
11:30 AM 1ST U-2ND V (MC) POOL U 
12:40 AM 1ST V-2ND U (MC) POOL V 
1:50 PM 3RD S-3RD T (MC) 
3:00 PM POOL S-POOL V (MC) SEMIFINAL 
4:10 PM POOL T- POOL U (MC) SEMIFINAL 
5:20 PM 3RD U-3RD V (HGH 1) 
6:30 PM 8TH GRDAE BLUE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 3) 

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

(MC) Our Lady Mount Carmel Church 
1201 Asbury Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade MDC Orange Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade MDC Orange Division Schedule is below. Please make sure you travel early for your games because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL M 
1. PSA CARDINALS 
2. BROOKLYN RENS 
3. WE R 1 
4. GYM RATZ (SYRACUSE) 

POOL N 
1. CIA BOUNCE 
2. NEW HEIGHTS 
3. NY LIGHTNING 
4. NY RENS 

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
10:10 AM M1-M2 (HGH 1) 
10:10 AM M3-M4 (HGH 2) 
10:10 AM N1-N2 (HGH 3) 
10:10 AM N3-N4 (HGH 4) 
12:30 PM M1-M3 (HGH 1) 
12:30 PM M2-M4 (HGH 2) 
12:30 PM N1-N3 (HGH 3) 
12:30 PM N2-N4 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
12:40 PM M1-M4 (HGH 1) 
12:40 PM M2-M3 (HGH 2) 
12:40 PM N1-N4 (HGH 3) 
12:40 PM N2-N3 (HGH 4) 
3:00 PM 1ST M-2ND N (HGH 3) SEMIFINAL 
3:00 PM 1ST N-2ND M (HGH 4) SEMIFINAL 
5:20 PM 7TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 3) 

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

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade MDC Blue Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade MDC Blue Division Schedule is below. Please make sure you travel early for your games because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL K 
1. NJ SHORE SHOTS 
2. TEAM NATION 
3. HOOP KINGZ ELITE (RED)  
4. MSU SKYLINER 

POOL L 
1. JERSEY FORCE 
2. HILLTOPPER HEAT
3. BOSTON SPARTANS 
4. HOOP KINGZ ELITE (BLACK)

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
9:00 AM K1-K2 (HGH 1) 
9:00 AM K3-K4 (HGH 2) 
9:00 AM L1-L2 (HGH 3) 
9:00 AM L3-L4 (HGH 4) 
11:20 AM K1-K3 (HGH 1) 
11:20 AM K2-K4 (HGH 2) 
11:20 AM L1-L3 (HGH 3) 
11:20 AM L2-L4 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
11:30 AM K1-K4 (HGH 1) 
11:30 AM K2-K3 (HGH 2) 
11:30 AM L1-L4 (HGH 3) 
11:30 AM L2-L3 (HGH 4) 
3:00 PM 1ST K-2ND L (HGH 1) SEMIFINAL 
3:00 PM 1ST L-2ND K (HGH 2) SEMIFINAL 
5:20 PM 7TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 4) 

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade MDC Orange Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade MDC Orange Division Schedule is below. Please make sure you travel early for your games because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL G 

1. PHILLY TRIPLE THREAT 
2. RIVERSIDE HAWKS 
3. BAY STATE HOYAS 
4. NY RENS (KAT) 

POOL H 
1. NY RENS (HARRIS) 
2. WE R 1 
3. NEW HEIGHTS 
4. HILLTOPPERS HEAT 

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 

2:50 PM G1-G2 (HGH 1) 
2:50 PM G3-G4 (HGH 2) 
2:50 PM H1-H2 (HGH 3) 
2:50 PM H3-H4 (HGH 4) 
6:20 PM G1-G3 (HGH 1) 
6:20 PM G2-G4 (HGH 2) 
6:20 PM H1-H3 (HGH 3) 
6:20 PM H2-H4 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
8:00 AM G1-G4 (HGH 1) 
8:00 AM G2-G3 (HGH 2) 
8:00 AM H1-H4 (HGH 3) 
8:00 AM H2-H3 (HGH 4) 
1:50 PM 1ST G-2ND H (HGH 1) SEMIFINAL 
1:50 PM 1ST H-2ND G (HGH 4) SEMIFINAL 
4:10 PM 6TH GRADE ORANGE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 2)

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


Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade MDC Blue Division Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade MDC Blue Division Schedule is below. Please make sure you travel early for your games because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL I 
1. JERSEY FORCE 
2. MSU SKYLINERS 
3. ROCK ELITE 
4. BOSTON SPARTANS 

POOL J 
1. KING STREET KINGS
2. SJ BLITZ 
3. SPRINGIFELD MIGS 
4. TEAM GREEN 

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
5:10 PM I1-I2 (HGH 1) 
5:10 PM I3-I4 (HGH 2) 
5:10 PM J1-J2 (HGH 3) 
5:10 PM J3-J4 (HGH 4) 
8:40 PM I1-I3 (HGH 1) 
8:40 PM I2-I4 (HGH 2) 
8:40 PM J1-J3 (HGH 3) 
8:40 PM J2-J4 (HGH 4) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
9:10 AM I1-I4 (HGH 1) 
9:10 AM I2-I3 (HGH 2) 
9:10 AM J1-J4 (HGH 3) 
9:10 AM J2-J3 (HGH 4) 
12:40 PM 1ST I-2ND J (AS 1) SEMIFINAL 
12:40 PM 1ST J-2ND I (AS 2) SEMIFINAL 
4:10 PM 6TH GRADE BLUE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 4) 

SITES 
(AS) All Sports Facility 
 1750 Brielle Ave 
Ocean, NJ 07712 

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

Basketball Spotlight MDC 5th Grade Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight MDC 5th Grade schedule is listed below. Please make sure you will be able to attend your games on time. Please travel early because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL C 
1. NJ SHORE SHOTS 
2. BYAA BULLDOGS 
3. NEW HEIGHTS 

POOL D 
1. HILLTOPPERS HEAT 
2. JERSEY FORCE 
3. BOSTON SPARTANS 

POOL E 
1. RIVERSIDE HAWKS 
2. SPRINFIELD MIGS
3. MSU SKYLINERS  

POOL F 
1. TEAM FUTURE 
2. ROCK ELITE 
3. NY RENS 

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
1:40 PM C1-C2 (AS 1) 
1:40 PM D1-D2 (AS 2) 
2:50 PM E1-E2 (AS 1) 
2:50 PM F1-F2 (AS 2) 
4:00 PM C1-C3 (AS 1) 
4:00 PM D1-D3 (AS 2) 
5:10 PM E1-E3 (AS 1) 
5:10 PM F1-F3 (AS 2) 
6:20 PM C2-C3 (AS 1) 
6:20 PM D2-D3 (AS 2) 
7:30 PM E2-E3 (AS 1) 
7:30 PM F2-F3 (AS 2) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
10:20 AM 1ST C-2ND D (AS 1) POOL C 
10:20 AM 1ST D-2ND C (AS 2) POOL D 
11:30 AM 1ST E-2ND F (AS 1) POOL E 
11:30 AM 1ST F-2ND E (AS 2) POOL F 
3:00 PM POOL C-POOL F (AS 1) SEMIFINAL 
3:00 PM POOL D-POOL E (AS 2) SEMIFINAL 
4:10 PM 3RD C-3RD D (AS 1)
4:10 PM 3RD E-3RD F (AS 2)
5:20 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 2) 

SITES 
(AS) All Sports Facility 
1750 Brielle Ave Ocean, NJ 07712 

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

Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Schedule


The Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade schedule is listed below. Please make sure you will be able to attend your games on time. Please travel early because the holiday traffic will be heavy. 

POOL A 
1. JERSEY FORCE 
2. MSU SKYLINERS ATTACK 
3. HILLTOPPERS HEAT 
4. NY RENS 

POOL B 
1. RIVERSIDE HAWKS 
2. TEAM DELAWARE 
3. KING STREET KINGS 
4. BOSTON SPARTANS 

SATURDAY MAY 23RD 
9:00 AM A1-A2 (AS 1) 
9:00 AM A3-A4 (AS 2) 
10:10 AM B1-B2 (AS 1) 
10:10AM B3-B4 (AS 2) 
11:20 AM A1-A3 (AS 1) 
11:20 AM A2-A4 (AS 2) 
12:30 PM B1-B3 (AS 1) 
12:30 PM B2-B4 (AS 2) 

SUNDAY MAY 24TH 
8:00 AM A1-A4 (AS 1) 
8:00 AM A2-A3 (AS 2) 
9:10 AM B1-B4 (AS 1) 
9:10 AM B2-B3 (AS 2) 
1:50 PM 1ST A-2ND B (AS 1) SEMIFINALS 
1:50 PM 1ST B-2ND A (AS 2) SEMIFINALS 
4:10 PM 4TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP (HGH 1) 

SITES 
(AS) All Sports Facility 
1750 Brielle Ave Ocean, NJ 07712 

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

Monday, May 18, 2015

Diary Of A Baller: James "Buckets" Bishop (Baltimore, MD) Entry #5

James "Buckets" Bishop

Hello Basketball Spotlight World, This is James Bishop again and I’m here to tell you how my week went. 

Monday I was tired because I returned from my Houston trip very late. I begged my mom to let me stay home and she did. I slept in late and got up around noon. I ate and jumped in the shower before studying for a while. My next stop was the Energy Fitness Gym where instead of working out I played some 5 on 5 with the older guys. After playing the games for two hours I hit Little Caesars Pizza for dinner. I ended my night off doing some ball handling with my brother before going to bed. 

Tuesday I was back at school. After school I ran two miles and ran some hills. Afterwards I went to St. Benedicts to work out from 5:00 to 6:30. Then from 6:30 to 7:30 I ran some game with some collage guys that were in the building. When I play with them I like dime teammates, play good defense and hit my open shots. My brother says that’s how you stay on the floor. Later I went home to do some physical workouts and homework. I capped my night off playing NBA 2K with my brother. I got my revenge because he got the best of me the night before. On 

Wednesday I got up ready for school. We had a quiz and I’m confident that I did well. After school I waited for my God brother to come and get me. Once he arrived he took me to St. Benedicts and put up some shots on the gun. Today was a good workout because we were able to shoot for an hour and a half without interruption. After shooting with ran games with the guys before going home for my physical workout and homework. 

Thursday, I got up ready for school. After school I went to Dru Hill to workout with my God Brother. When we arrived this lady gave us a hard time getting in because of our ID. We were a little upset because of the long ride to get there but instead we drove to Energy Fitness and hooped for two hours. I also ran two miles and worked on my ball handling. Later my brother dropped me off and I was able to chill with my niece since I finished all my homework in school. 

Friday, I got up ready for school. After school my brother dropped his daughter off and since he was off work early he was able to work my God brother and I pout for two hours. After the workout we went to Subway to grab something to eat before going home to take a shower and get some sleep. I have a long day tomorrow. 

Saturday, I woke up around 8:30 and workout with my brother. After working out I ate breakfast before my mother and I dropped my brother off to work. Then she took me to Dru Hill for my next workout. I worked out for about two hours and then had a chance to catch up with my little cousin Jermaine. He has been punished for a while so I haven’t seen him lately. I hooped for about an hour before going home to do my physical workout. The rest of the night I spent with my friends we went to Buffalo Wild Wings and I stayed there until about 11 o’clock when I returned home and got ready for bed. 

Sunday was a laid back day. I chilled with my mom at first, then I went to play ball before returning home to get ready for school the next day. 

See you guys next week, 

James Bishop

The Basketball Spotlight MDC Is Sold Out!


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic is sold out. We would like to thank everyone for their support and we look forward to a great event. The schedule will be released shortly. 

8th Grade Teams 
1. Rens 
2. Brooklyn Rens 
3. CIA Bounce 
4. NY Lightning 
5. We R 1 
6. Jersey Force 
7. MSU Skyliners 
8. Rock Elite 
9. Hoop Heaven (White) 
10. NJ Shore Shots 
11. Northeast Finest 
12. NJ Connection
13. LIPD
14. Bos Basketball 
15. Boston Spartans
16. GPU Steelrivers 
17. Team RIO National 
18. Philly Triple Threat
19. Team ESPM
20. CMEK
21. Team Twelve 
22. NJ Wolfpack
23. Metro Celtics
24. Hoop Heaven (Blue)

7th Grade Teams 
1. Rens 
2. Brooklyn Rens 
3. NJ Shore Shots 
4. NY Lightning 
5. We R 1 
6. Jersey Force 
7. MSU Skyliners 
8. Gym Rats (Syracuse) 
9. Hilltoppers Heat
10. Metro Celtics 
11. PSA Cardinals 
12. Boston Spartans
13. Team Twelve 
14. CIA Bounce
15. Team Nation
16. New Heights 

6th Grade 
1. Riverside Hawks 
2. Rens 
3. Rock Elite
4. Jersey Force 
5. MSU Skyliners 
6. Philly Triple Threat
7. Hilltoppers Heat 
8. King Street Kings 
9. WE R 1
10. Boston Spartans
11. New Heights
12. Bay State Hoyas 
13. SJ Blitz 
14. Team Green
15. Rens (Harris)
16. Sprinfield Migs

5th Grade 
1. Riverside Hawks 
2. NJ Shore Shots 
3. Jersey Force 
4. MSU Skyliners
5. Sprinfield Migs
6. Hilltoppers Heat 
7. Team Future 
8. Boston Spartans
9. New Heights
10. Rock Elite
11. BYAA Bulldogs
12. Rens

4th Grade 
1. Riverside Hawks 
2.  Boston Spartans 
3. Jersey Force 
4. MSU Skyliners 
5. Hilltoppers Heat 
6. Team Delaware
7. King Street Kings 
8. Rens

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Baby Baller Video: MyKel Kelley Killing The Comp!

MyKel Kelley 

Last summer MyKel Kelley traveled to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenon Camp to prove that he was one of the best guards in the country. He did more than just catch our eye as he dominated most of the weekend, made the All Star Game and finished the #6 ranked player overall in his class. The smooth point guard can either run the show or set up teammates. Right now he’s rocking with Team Future and had a very good AAU season. Check out some of his highlights below.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spotlight Alum "Kid Mamba" Headed To Michigan!

Tyus "Kid Mamba" Battle

Basketball Spotlight is proud to announce that Tyus “Kid Mamba” Battle has decided to attend the University of Michigan. Battle was one of the players that laid the foundation of Basketball Spotlight. He was one of our first young featured players during his years with Team Battle. He led them to several championships while taking home a couple Player Of The Year Honors and Mr. Memorial Day Awards. On the camp circuit he quickly became a national name after dominating some of the biggest events around the country. He received the “The Stamp” in the fall of his 7th Grade year and will have to go down as one of the most celebrated middle school players in Spotlight history. He capped his career off with one of the best Diary Of A Baller projects we ever had. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Tyus and his family on this big decision. We will never forget the moments you shared with us and how your play helped Basketball Spotlight become the brand it is. We are proud of you and wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Word On The Street: Shaq, Rio Rise and Flying Celtics!


In this addition of Word On The Street we venture into the high school level a little, show a superstar and present some team and big gun movement. Basketball Spotlight loves bringing you the news hot off the press.

Shaq Shows Love For Armoni Sexton! 

The Playaz Basketball Club high school teams traveled to Houston, Texas for the 3rd session of the EYBL. During this trip their 15 and under crew played against a team featuring the son of Shaquille O’Neal. After getting the win members of the Playaz organization talked to  Shaq about what happened to Armoni Sexton and the future Hall Of Famer decided to take a team picture with the group while holding Sexton’s #1 jersey. Shout out to the Playaz and NJ born Shaquille O’Neal for a great moment.

Team RIO Clapping High School Teams! 

It’s not unusual for 8th Grade teams to play up when the spring time roll around in preparation for high school next fall and to give college coaches an early glance at their young talent. But Team RIO National has not only played up but has been very successful thus far. They started their quest at the Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest going 4-1 before losing to Team Melo 16’s in the semifinals. Their next stop was Hoop Group Hoop Fest in Pennsylvania where they won the 15U Platinum division. Then finally this past weekend they entered the Nike 15U EYBL stop in Houston and went 4-0 while advancing to the semi-finals but had to leave early to catch a flight. This team is really shaping up to one of the best to ever come through this area.


Metro Flyers Join Celtics Family! 

The I 10 Celtics recently came on the scene and already has caused waves. The California based group first expanded to the Midwest by scooping up one of the best 8th Grade Teams All Ohio Red. Now it seems they have invaded the East Coast by bringing in Northeast power Metro Flyers. Metro Flyers will be bringing some good talent to the table and will be attempting to plant the Celtic flag on the East Coast. Introducing the Metro Celtics.

Merritt Heads To College 

All you guys might especially those who attended the John Lucas Camp in Houston that Brian Merritt has decided to take an assistant coaches position at Arizona State University. Merritt was a major force in helping John Lucas Enterprise explode as a national brand. Through his hard work and determination he became a household name in the youth basketball world. We congratulate and wish Merritt good luck on the college level.

Diary Of A Baller: James "Buckets" Bishop (Baltimore, MD) Entry #4

James Bishop Plane View Headed To John Lucas Camp

Hello Basketball Spotlight World, 

This is James Bishop and I’m back to tell you how my week went. 

Monday I was well rested because for once I went to sleep at a good time. I got up ate breakfast that my mom cooked and got ready for school. After school I went to St. Benedict’s workout from 4 to 6 then I took a little break before getting at it again from 6:00 to 7:30. After the workout was over I went to my friend’s house to spend the night. His mom is my school teacher so I stay there sometimes so I don’t have to get up early for school. 

On Tuesday I woke up, ate breakfast and got right to busting my school work. I like being home schooled because I can learn things at a faster pace and it challenges me a lot more. After school I went straight to Western Tech for workouts. I got up around 300 in game shots and worked on a lot of ball handling in preparation of the John Lucas Camp in a few days. Later I went home, did my physical workout and studied the game with my brother before I went to bed. 

On Wednesday I woke up and did the same school routine. After I waited for my God brother to pick me up. We did weight lifting and conditioning for one hour and thirty minutes. After that I went to DRU Hill Y to workout at 7:30. Then we finally went home ordered some pizza and went to sleep. 

Thursday after school I went to Western tech and in a hard two hour workout. I was the only person there so I was able to get in a lot of reps and focus a lot better. After the workout I was supposed to go home, get my plane ticket and pack for my trip but my brother got a new TV to play the game on. The graphics looked so good I couldn’t do anything else but play. My mother was upset that I didn’t pack or even take a shower yet. The next day I spend traveling to Houston and getting rest for the camp. 

Saturday I woke up early and ate breakfast. I started to get my mind and body set for the long day. I stretched out and listened to music until it was time to go to camp. I think I did well the first day. I worked on every aspect of my game and the competition was good. I think they really wanted to see who the real hoopers were because we went from 12-8 with a lunch in between. If you don’t live this basketball life you wouldn’t have lasted. 

Now it’s Sunday and I’m headed back to Maryland. The John Lucas Camp had great drills and competition. I went hard in every drill and played very good. I felt like I was one of the best players in the camp. But now I’m ready to head back and spend the rest of my day with my mom for Mother’s Day. 

See you guys next week. 

 James “Buckets” Bishop.