Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Word On The Street: Northeast Represents!

Team Final Wins MIT!

There’s been a lot of tournaments and other things going on in the basketball world since the last “Word On The Street”. We decided to touch a few issues and give you an update on what’s going on!

Northeast Represents At MIT.

One of our goals at Basketball Spotlight was to make the Northeast US basketball more competitive by hosting intense events. It seems to be working as clubs from our region are traveling to other spots and taking home the hardware. This past weekend several squads traveled down to the MIT and made serious noise. New Heights NYC won the 14U division defeating Maryland power Future Players. Team Final defeated another regional squad The City in the 13U Championship. Finally, King Street Kings and New Heights met in the 12U finals with KSK prevailing. We also would like to send shout outs to F.A.C.E.S. 12U and Team Battle 11U for making the Final Four. Good job for all the teams in the region.

Cheating Has To Stop!

Basketball Spotlight believes in fair play and it has come to our attention that some programs are using ineligible players to gain victories. We feel this is unethical and will not be tolerated at any of our events. We will take more time to police programs to make sure everyone plays by the rules. Any team caught cheating at any of our events will be published on our website. Come on coach’s let’s keep things clean because the kids are watching.

NJ Got Game On The Rise!

One of the big surprises in 12U has been the rise of NJ Got Game. The first year program made some noise in the MLK and made it to the finals of the Clash For The Cup. The season is still early but they are making a case for New Team Of The Year in August.