Thursday, September 29, 2016

Super Skillcase Coming November 5th and 6th


The 2016 Skillcase presented by Micah Lancaster’s I’m Possible and Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight just got hotter this year with the middle school day and the high school day. Train with Micah Lancaster’s elite skills training in the morning session and compete in the afternoon session with 5 on 5 game play. 

Be a part of all the highlights with Courtside Films exclusive video footage of the event and event exposure. Players will also receive Under Armour gear and high resolution professional portraits. November 5th & 6th, 2016 at Hoop Group Headquarters 

For more details visit: www.skillcase.org

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Basketball Spotlight National Rankings Will Be Released Next Week!


It’s that time of the year as Basketball Spotlight will be releasing our national rankings beginning next week. These rankings are based on us seeing players throughout the country in tournaments, camps, showcases and videos. We also take into account a player’s domination on their level, basketball IQ and long term potential. The rankings are just based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Classes To Be Ranked 

Class of 2020 Top 100 
Class of 2021 Top 80 
Class of 2022 Top 70 
Class of 2023 Top 50 

Video: Inside The Future Phenom Camp

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RJ Cole Headed To Howard University!

RJ Cole Makes College Selection

Basketball Spotlight Alum RJ Cole has decided to attend Howard University in Washington, DC. Cole was one of the original players of the Basketball Spotlight circuit. He spent most of his middle school career with the famed F.A.C.E.S. organization before moving on to national powerhouse Playaz Basketball Club. 

He’s truly a team player and will go down as one of the winning-est players in Basketball Spotlight history. We would like to congratulate RJ and his family on his college choice and we wish him well. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight will bring you more youngsters that have taken the next step in their basketball career.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Diary Of A Baller: Trey Patterson (Somerset, NJ) Entry #2

Trey Patterson Running Cross Country

Hello Basketball World, 

This is Trey Patterson signing back in for my 2nd week of ‘Diary of a Baller’. I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed week. This week was a very busy week for me, that seemed like it would never end. I had two cross county meets this week, which is very rare, usually it’s just one meet a week, but for some reason, this year, the season started off in overload. In addition to my track schedule, I still had my basketball workouts for the week along with completing school work assignments. I had a science quiz, in which I believe I did very well on. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spotlight Video: Inside The Future Phenom Camp!


Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp was regarded as the #1 camp in the country. Now take a look inside of this event as we bring you testimonies from players and scouts throughout the country. We do our best to always bring you the best product as possible. 

Stay tuned as we bring you more recaps and other information from this historic event. Make sure you be on the lookout for the 4th Annual Future Phenom Camp coming next August 2017.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"The Terminator" Pulls The Trigger To Minnesota!

Jamir Harris Selects Minnsota

Jamir “The Terminator” Harris has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota. Harris was a Spotlight kid for years with Team Battle, NJ Got Game and NJ Playaz. Nicknamed the “The Terminator” for his approach to the game and effectiveness of shooting down the opposition. Harris finished his career as the Basketball Spotlight Most Outstanding Player after his 8th Grade season. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Jamir Harris and his family on their college choice. Basketball Spotlight will continue to do our best and help these players reach their ultimate goal of college basketball. Stay tuned as we bring you more top players that will be off to college.

Nate "The Great" Pierre Louis Picks Temple!

Nate Pierre Louis Selects Temple

Basketball Spotlight is proud to announce that long time Spotlight baller Nate Pierre Louis has committed to Temple University. Pierre Louis starred on the Spotlight circuit primarily with Team IZOD/Sports U and became one of the greatest scorers in our history. He was known for getting buckets and leading the Big Red Machine to many victories. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Nate Pierre Louis on his college selection and we wish him the total best in his future. Basketball Spotlight will continue to do our best and help these players reach their ultimate goal of college basketball. Stay tuned as we bring you more top players that will be off to college.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Registration Is Set!


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic is the official start of the AAU season. Once again this event will be bringing together the top teams in the country. Make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. We will try to have to have two divisions for each grade level based on competition level. 

Event: Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 
Date: December 3rd and 4th
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $350 Per Team (Multi Team Discount Available) 

Single Team Registration 

Multi-Team Discount Registration

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Tournament Circuit Is Released!


The Basketball Spotlight Tournament Circuit is listed below. Please make sure you register early because each event is anticipated to sell out. Each age group will an A and B Division.


Tip Off Classic 
Date: December 3rd & 4th 2016 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $350 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Clash For The Cup 
Date: January 28th & 29th 2017 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
DMV Jamboree 
Date: March 11th and 12th 2017 
Ages: 2nd Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: District Heights, MD 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Atlantic City Showcase 
Date: April 15th and 16th 2017 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Atlantic City, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Memorial Day Classic 
Date: May 27th and 28th 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Future Phenom Camp 
Date: August 26th and 27th 
Ages: Rising 5th Grade Thru 9th Grade 
Place: District Heights, MD 
Cost: $259 Per Player

Monday, September 19, 2016

Diary Of A Baller: Trey Patterson (Somerset, NJ) Entry #1

Trey Patterson 

Hello Basketball World, 

My name is Trey Patterson, and I would like to welcome you to my first entry of, ‘Diary of a Baller.’ I’m very thrilled to have this opportunity to let you guys into my life on a weekly basis and the things I do daily to evolve as a basketball player, person, and a student. 

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Class of 2023 Top Performers

Dailyn Swain (Ohio)

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Here’s a look at the Class of 2023 top performers. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Class of 2024 Top Performers

Jerry Easter (Ohio)

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Here’s a look at the Baby Ballers.   

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Class of 2021 Top Performers Part 2

Jaden Rogers (Kentucky)

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Here’s a look the Part 2 of the top performers from the Class of 2021. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Class of 2022 Top Performers Part 1

Chris Livingston (Ohio)

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Here’s a look the Part 1 of the top performers from the Class of 2022. 

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Class of 2021 Top Performers Part 1

Seth Wilson (Ohio)

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Here’s a look the Part 1 of the top performers from the Class of 2021. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What Did We Learn At The Future Phenom Camp?


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books but we can’t walk away without letting you know some of the interesting things we learned in District Heights, Maryland. Here’s what we learned at the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2024 Top 20 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2024 gave us a look at the stars of the future. Here’s our ranking of the Top 20 performers at the camp. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023 Top 20 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023 was solid from top to bottom. Below we have our Top 20 Player rankings based on camp performance. Our national rankings will be released this fall. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Top 30 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 was perhaps the best talent in the building. Here’s our Top 30 player rankings from the event. These rankings are based solely on camp performance. Our national rankings will be coming out this fall. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2021 Top 30 Player Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2021 had some of the best talent in the country. Below is our Top 30 camp rankings from the event. These rankings are based on camp performance. Our national player rankings will be released this fall. 

Teach Me Classic Basketball League Is Back!


The hottest fall/winter league in the tri-state area returns November 5th. Teach Me Classic Basketball League is back! 

When: Opening Day is Nov 5th 2016 
Grade: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Price: 7+ games $550 / per Team 
Where: 250 Colonial CT, Teaneck NJ 
Contact: 
Mike 201-803-5891 
Swan: 917-691-1083 
Lee: 201-522-4707

Monday, September 12, 2016

Super Skillcase Returns November 5th and 6th


The 2016 Skillcase presented by Micah Lancaster’s I’m Possible and Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight just got hotter this year with the middle school day and the high school day. Train with Micah Lancaster’s elite skills training in the morning session and compete in the afternoon session with 5 on 5 game play. 

Be a part of all the highlights with Courtside Films exclusive video footage of the event and event exposure. Players will also receive Under Armour gear and high resolution professional portraits. November 5th & 6th, 2016 at Hoop Group Headquarters 

For more details visit: www.skillcase.org

P2BBall Releases Future Phenom Camp Achievement Awards

P2Bball was one of the top media outlets at the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. They have released their awards for each class of the event. Check out their list below. P2Bball Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Achievement Awards 

Class of 2021 Awards 
Class of 2022 Awards 
Class of 2023 Awards 
Class of 2024-2026 Awards

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Playtime Panthers Holding Tryouts!


The Playtime Panthers will be conducting tryouts for their upcoming season. The tryout information is listed below. Boys Tryout dates are Saturday's Oct 1st and 8th, 2016. 

9U/10U @9:00am 
11U / 12U @11:00am 
13U / 14U @1:00pm 

Location: 
250 COLONIAL CT 
TEANECK NJ 07666 

Contact: email: fathersknowbest@gmail.com Text: 917-691-1083

Friday, September 9, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 Award Winners


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 was filled with Baby Ballers. Here are the list of award winners below. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 Award Winners


MVP: Travis Upchurch (Connecticut) 
Mr. Hustle: Jaylen Hernandez (New York) 
Best Prospect: Travis Upchurch (Connecticut) 
Best Playmaker/Passer: Tyrin Bizzelle (Maryland) 
Best Defender: Anthony Saunders (Maryland) 
Best Shooter: Lawrence Brown (Maryland) 
Best Rebounder: Amir Williams (Delaware) 
Best Teammate/Leader: Alex Mazella (New Jersey) 

All Camp Team: Travis Upchurch (CT), TJ Robinson (NJ), Daveyon Lynder (MD), Jack Bailey (NY), Amir Williams (DE), Blake Harper (Washington, DC)


Camp Team Champions: Oregon 
Kameron Carter (MD), Blake Harper (DC), Eugene Schneeberg (VA), Ian Morton (MD), Mariano Tanedo (MD), Dante Mayo Jr. (MD), Travis Upchurch (CT), Ashton Pierce (NC)

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2023 Award Winners

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2023 gave us a look into the future. We had some of the top players in the country. Below is our list of award winners from the weekend in District Heights, MD. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Awards Winners

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 was stacked with talent. It was a tough job giving out the award winners but we did the best we could the list is below. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2021 Award Winners

Class Of 2021 Award Winners 

The Class of 2021 was loaded with talent at the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. Here’s a breakdown of the top award winners from the class.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Mixtape!


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is loaded with talent and the mixtape is below. As you can see on the mixtape the intensity level was extremely high. There was nowhere to hide during this event. Some of the players featured in this video are Emoni Bates, Donnell Harris, Ryan Conway, Elijah Fisher, Jaden Bradley, Carter Whitt, Dee Morton, Chris Livingston, Noah Peeples, Keon Henderson, Juan Reyna, Aden Holloway, Antonio Hamlin, Brayon Freeman, Carlos Alexander, Antonio Sellers, Caleb Furst, Jayden Brown, Jake Koverman, Jayden Pierre, Tyler Hawkins, Wes Peterson, and Sebastian Robinson

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 Top Performers Part 2

TJ Robinson (New Jersey)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 presented us with some of the top baby ballers in the country. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers from this grade level. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 Top Performers Part 1

Travis Upchurch (Connecticut)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2024 presented us with some of the top baby ballers in the country. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers from this grade level. 

Hilltoppers Heat Holding Tryouts


The Hilltoppers Heat will be holding tryouts this fall. The information is below. 

4th and 5th Grade September 6, 2016 (7 PM) 
6th and 7th Grade September 7, 2016 (7 PM) 
8th Grade September 9, 2016 (7 PM) 
9th Grade September 13, 2016 (7 PM) 

Place: East Orange 
YMCA 159 Munn Ave. 
East Orange, NJ 
For more information or to pre-register visit www.hilltoppersheat.org

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023 Top Performers Part 3

Christian Bliss (New York)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. The Class of 2023 had talent for all around the country and even a little international flavor. Here’s Part 3 of our report. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2023 Top Performers Part 2

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. The Class of 2023 had talent for all around the country and even a little international flavor. Here’s Part 2 of our report. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class Of 2023 Top Performers Part 1

Elijah Fisher (Canada)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. The Class of 2023 had talent for all around the country and even a little international flavor. Here’s Part 1 of our report. 

Greaves Shines At J.E.M. ALL STAR CLASSIC

Ritchie Greaves (Staten Island)

Richie Greaves out of Staten Island finished with 30 points in the Basketball Spotlight J.E.M. All Star Game which featured some of the top players in the east coast. Greaves showed impressive ball handing and an extremely deep three point range. Greaves knocked down 4 three pointers in the first quarter alone while taking home MVP honors. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Greaves and wish him well in high school.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

P2Bball Drops Features From Super Weekend!


Buckeye Prep Report was not the only other media in the building as P2Ball.com was also on hand for the Middle School All American Game and Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. Check out their ton of features on the MSAAG and Future Phenom Camp. 

Dee Morton (Georgia) 
Aden Holloway (North Carolina) 
Christian Bliss (New York) 
Carter Whitt (North Carolina) 
Donnell Harris (Florida) 
Anthony Saunders (Maryland) 
Sebastian Robinson (New Jersey) 
Travis Upchurch (Connecticut) 
Franklin Ayisse-Etoh (Maryland)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Buckeye Prep Reports On Super Weekend!


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp and Middle School All American Game not only brought in the top talent from around the country but they also had the top media companies on hand. One of the media outlets were Buckeye Prep Report led by the legendary Rob Taylor. Check out the articles Buckeye Prep released on the huge weekend. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Report Part 2 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Report Part 1 

Elijah Fisher Explodes On The National Scene 

Middle School All American Game Loaded With Talent

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Top Performers Part 3

Dee Morton (Georgia)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. The Class of 2022 is the most loaded group at this event. Here’s Part 3 of our rising 7th Grade report. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Top Performers Part 3 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Top Performers Part 2

Emoni Bates (Michigan)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. The Class of 2022 is the most loaded group at this event. Here’s Part 2 of our rising 7th Grade report. 

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Class of 2022 Top Performers Part 1

Jaden Bradley (North Carolina)

The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is in the books. The top talent in the country brought their game to District Heights, MD and we have tons of coverage to release. The Class of 2022 is the most loaded group at this event. Here’s Part 1 of our rising 7th Grade report.