Monday, April 20, 2015


Today is a sad day for the basketball community as we are mourning the death of Armoni Sexton of Paterson, NJ. Armoni first appeared on the Basketball Spotlight scene as a 7th Grader for the Playtime Panthers. After a couple of good outings he moved over to the national power Playaz Basketball Club. Once he arrived at the Playaz his name and game reached new levels. His coming out party was the Memorial Day Classic in which he dominated and received the Mr. Memorial Day Award (Main Picture Up Top). Sexton also took his game on the road and became a name to know on the camp circuit. His electric play on the court earned him the nickname “Live Wire”. During his 8th grade season his play flourished even more on the Spotlight circuit as he made All Tournament for every event they entered and had a dominating performance in the J.E.M. All Star Classic. 

In a recent article his AAU and high school coach Tommie Patterson expressed his grief. “I’m at loss for words,” said Patterson. “I don’t even know what to think.” The coach said his mother too doesn’t is in disbelief and what to make of her son’s untimely death. He said his mother is coping with the pain by imagining he went to basketball camp and would return to her. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to send our condolences to the Sexton family, Playaz Basketball Club especially Tommie Patterson, Kiela Brevard and Jimmy Salmon. The basketball community is here to support you guys through this tough time. This is my experience of writing one of these stories and I hope it is the last. Rest In Peace Armoni “Live Wire” Sexton.