Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NYBL Finishes Season In Spectacular Fashion!

The inaugural NYBL (National Youth Basketball League) season culminated in grand fashion this past Saturday at Central Crossing High School in Columbus, OH with the Top 20 and Top 40 All Star games. The NYBL has been one of the major talks of middle school basketball this year since after the first session in Washington DC back in March and throughout the next two sessions in North Augusta, SC and Columbus, OH. The All Star games were a great ending to the competitive league that piloted 24 teams in the 2019 class playing 188 games over the 3 sessions and saw All Ohio Red bring home the first ever championship. Then 7 of the top 8 finishers at the 6th Grade AAU Nationals in Hampton played in the NYBL which showed the strength and competitiveness of the league. The All Star games were run in conjunction with the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase put on by Buckeye Prep Report and the top talent in the class of 2019 was on full display. All 20 players that played in the Top 20 game are Top 100 ranked players including the consensus #1 ranked player in the class Wendell Moore. 

On The Horizon! 

Look out for the much anticipated press release coming out in early October with the NYBL sites, dates, and locations for the upcoming 2014 second season of the NYBL. The League is expanding to have 4 sessions that are tentatively set for Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Louisville, KY and Columbus, OH. In 2015 the League is scheduled to add its 5th and final site. Also new for 2015, the NYBL will expand to have the classes of 2019 (7th Graders), 2020 (6th Graders), and 2021 (5th Graders). Also look out for the new NYBL website and the National Top 100 rankings for the Class of 2019 presented by the NYBL to be released both at the beginning of October.

Stay Tuned For Full Reports From The Both All Star Games.