Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 4th Grade Championship Recap: NY Rens Win The Crown!

NY Rens Take Championship

The NY Rens proved why they are the #2 in the country as they defeated CIA Bounce 45-26 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 4th Grade Championship. We are proud of both teams for making it to the finals. 

Coach Kat said this is just the beginning for his club. “As a team we are starting to hit our stride again after transitioning from football season. The kids are working very hard as we look to get back to the nationals to chase the national championship. This is where it starts, at the Tip Off Classic” said Coach Kat. 

Championship Roster: Kayden Mingo, Chase Timberlake, Chidi Nwigwe, Aaron Durant, Peyton Howell, Dylan Mingo, Logan Emman, Anthony Pacciarelli, Elijah Small and Sincere Falk. Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage from the Tip Off Classic. 

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Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 5th Grade Championship Recap: Riverside Hawks Claim Tip Off Title!

Riverside Hawks

Riverside Hawks revenged a pool play loss to defeat Playtime Panthers 34-28 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 5th Grade Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. 

Riverside’s head man Andrew Mungin we happy with his team’s success. “Our team is extremely excited to win the Tip Off Classic. It was a great event and we wanted to use it as a benchmark to see where we are as a team. I was very proud of the boys to come back and beat a team we lost to in pool play” he finished. Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage from the Tip Off Classic. 

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Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: East Coast Elite Grabs The Banner!

East Coast Elite 

Akil Watson scored 13 points as East Coast Elite defeated T Town Ballers 44-30 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Blue Division Championship. T Town Ballers had a balanced scoring attack in the loss. Coach Everton Brown gave us input about his team’s Tip Off Classic experience. “Winning the Tip Off Classic was a great experience for our up and coming program. This tournament has the best talent in the country and East Coast Elite was proud to be a part of it" said Brown

Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage from the Tip Off Classic. 

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Tip Off Classic Highlights: Team RIO National vs Expressions!


One of the most anticipated match ups of the weekend was Team RIO National versus Expressions Elite. This matchup featured some of the top ranked players in the country including #1 Trey Patterson, #7 Terrence Clarke, #16 Shane Dezonie and #24 Jayden Brown. Check out the highlights from this game and stay tuned as we bring you more highlights, and coverage from the Tip Off Classic. We are just getting started.

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: Team IZOD Gets It Done!

Team IZOD Captures Crown

Sebastian Robinson scored a team high 18 points as Team IZOD defeated Courtmasters Elite 53-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. 

We caught up with Team IZOD Director Brian Coleman after the game. “It felt good winning the Tip Off Classic. They played hard and played together. There is a lot of great talent in 6th Grade this weekend and I’m glad we were fortunate enough to come away with the championship” Coleman said. 

Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage from the Tip Off Classic. 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: Boston Finest Shines!

Boston Finest Wins The Title

Jonathan Guerrier scored 16 points and Damien Alvarez added 9 markers as Boston Finest defeated Playtime Panthers 36-25 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Blue Division Championship. Playtime Panthers had balanced scoring in the loss. 

Boston Finest coach Eddie Simpkins talked about his Spotlight experience. “It was an accomplishment for the kids to win the chip at the SPOTLIGHT. They worked hard to achieve the goal and we have some great future stars in our young program. We would like thank Mike Melton and his staff for a great tournament and it’s highly recommended” he finished. 

Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage from the Tip Off Classic. 

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Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: Team Rio National Sets The Tone!

Team Rio National Wins Crown

Zion Cruz pumped in a game high 20 points as Team Rio National defeated PSA Cardinals 50-36 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Championship. PSA Cardinals had a balanced attack in the loss. 

Team Rio National skipper AD Gaffney chimed in on his team’s performance. “The Tip Off Classic always brings out the best competition and a great way to start of the new season. It felt good win. It sets the tone and vindicates all the hard work the players and coaches have put in the last few weeks. Now we have to go back to the lab and work on our weaknesses” said Gaffney. 

Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage from the Tip Off Classic.  

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Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: Riverside Hawks Win Thriller!

Riverside Hawks

In an overtime thriller Riverside Hawks edged Team Final (Orange) 44-42 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Blue Division Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for reaching the finals. 

Riverside Hawks Coach Mike Carothers kept his Tip Off Classic experience short and to the point. “It wasn’t given, we definitely earned it” said Carothers. Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps, videos and coverage of this exclusive event. 

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Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: It Was A New World At The Tip Off Classic

New World Unlimited

Julius Ellerbe nailed 3 treys while tallying 13 points to lead New World Unlimited to a 51-41 victory over Team Rio National to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Championship. Tristan Jeffries finished with 9 points for Team Rio National in the loss. 

New World Unlimited Coach Taj Hawkins was satisfied with the competition at the Tip Off Classic. “This tournament had all tough teams. You couldn’t take any games off. All the teams in this event were capable of making it to the final four of this event” he finished. Stay tuned as we bring your more recaps, videos and coverage of this event. 

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Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Results


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic concluded this weekend in Neptune, NJ and was a huge success. We would like to thank all the teams and fans that came out to support us. Here are the results from the weekend. Stay tuned as we bring you tons of recaps and videos from the weekend. 

Tip Off Classic Results 

8th Grade Orange Division 
Champion: New World Unlimited 
Runner Up: Team Rio National 

8th Grade Blue Division 
Champion: Riverside Hawks 
Runner Up: Team Final (Orange) 

7th Grade Orange Division 
Champion: Team Rio National 
Runner Up: PSA Cardinals 

7th Grade Blue Division 
Champion: Boston Finest 
Runner Up: Playtime Panthers 

6th Grade Orange Division 
Champion: Team IZOD 
Runner Up: Courtmasters Elite 

6th Grade Blue Division 
Champion: East Coast Elite 
Runner Up: T Town Ballers 

5th Grade Division 
Champion: Riverside Hawks 
Runner Up: Playtime Panthers 

4th Grade Division 
Champion: NY Rens 
Runner Up: CIA Bounce 

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tip Off Classic Scores Update!


Mr. Spotlight has returned to bring you updated scores from the Tip Off Classic. Please check with up periodically to get updates. Thank you for following Basketball Spotlight. 

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