Thursday, May 25, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Terrence Clarke (Boston, MA) Final Entry (Video Inside)

Terrence Clarke

Hey, Basketball World!

Terrence Clarke signing in for my last diary entry and I would like to thank BballSpotlight for having me for the past weeks and for giving me a chance to give you all an inside of my life. It’s been a great ride, and I’d love to thank everyone that have been supporting me including my AAU team, Expressions Elite, and my coaches and teammates.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC SCHEDULE!


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic schedule link is below. Please download the Basketball Spotlight Exposure App to keep up with the games and schedules. Sorry we couldn’t accommodate time slots but we tried our best. See everyone this weekend and make sure you travel safe. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR CHANGES LEADING UP TO THE EVENT. 

BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Spotlight Alum Fair Selects Coppin State University!

KeAndre Fair 

Spotlight Alum KeAndre Fair has decided to attend Coppin State University. Fair played on the Spotlight circuit with CBC and was a major reason with turning their program into a national power. He then attended Weaver High School and helped them win a first state title in many years. He was truly a joy to watch during his Spotlight years. 

Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate KeAndre and His family on his commitment and wish them much of luck in the future. Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight bring you more college commitments from former Spotlight stars. 

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spotlight Alum Duval Selects Duke Unversity!


As everyone in the world already knows Basketball Spotlight Alum Trevon Duval has select Duke University. Duval played on the Spotlight circuit with several teams including Dc Assault, Philly Triple Threat, Team Rebels, Team Final and Team IZOD. He then went to the high school to rock with the Playaz Basketball Club and helping them win the Nike EYBL Championship before switching to WE R 1 and capturing a couple of Under Armor titles. He capped his high school career playing in the McDonald's All American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. 

Basketball Spotlight would like congratulate Trevon and his family on their commitment and on his future. He gave Basketball Spotlight great memories and will be always missed. Stay tuned as we bring you more college commitments from former Basketball Spotlight stars. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Atlantic City Showcase Mixtape!


The Atlantic City Showcase is in the bag and Hoop Nation has released another Mixtape from the event. This features some of the top ballers in the region. Please enjoy and stay tuned as we get ready for the Memorial Day Classic. Thanks for your support as we try to bring you the best exposure. Feat: Terrence Clarke, Noah Harris and many more. 

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Diary Of A Baller: Terrence "Total Package" Clarke (Boston, MA) Entry #9

Terrence Clarke

Wassup Basketball World?

Terrence Clarke signing back in for week 9 of my Basketball diary. I hope everyone had a great week and was productive. My week went pretty well but didn’t end as planned.

Monday I was dog tired and went to classes pretty late due to getting back to the dorm at one in the morning and oversleeping. However, I got through all of my classes in a breeze to get through the day to get back to sleep. After school, we went to track practice and went back to dorm to rest. Since I had another session of EYBL, I knew working out would be perfect for me, but I needed to rest my body so I could perform well.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

In The Spotlight:Willie Rivera (New World Unlimited)

Name: Willie Rivera 

AAU Team: New World Unlimited 

Position: Combo Guard 

Class: 2022 

Breakdown: Rivera is a combo guard for New World Unlimited and has proven he get the job done on the big stage. He gets through the defense whenever he wants and finishes through defenses. New World Unlimited has a guard that gets it done on both ends of the floor. He should be a may stay in their program for years to come.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Team Delaware Is Stacked With Talent!


One Of the impressive 5th Grade teams in the region has Team Delaware. These youngsters made their way to the AC Showcase and the won the Blue Division title. Before they get ready for the Memorial Day Classic we wanted to introduce a few of their players. 

Team Delaware 5th Grade Standouts

Su-Meer Alleyne (Forward)- One of the most talented players in their age group at the AC Showcase. He brings skill, size and effectiveness on this level. He can play and defend multiple positions and looks to have a tremendous upside. I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.
Mekhi Caldwell (Guard)- This poised point guard runs the dhow like a true general. He directs traffic and seems to see the floor very well. If you make a mistake and leave him open he’s capable of training the outside shot. Every team needs a player like Caldwell.
Ahmad Foster (Forward)- Foster had a huge game versus the NJ Shore Shots where he dominated the boards. He also came up big on the charity stripe by knocking down the free throws to seal the victory.
Robert Wright (Guard)- Wright is tough as nails and will attack the lane at all times. He has a mean floater and knows how to finish in traffic while absorbing contact. He’s a good backcourt mate for Caldwell.
Kareem Thomas (Guard)- One of the quickest players around. He loves to play defense 94 feet while causing turnovers. He also showed he could finish off plays in traffic when running the floor. He’s definitely a change of pace player.
Amir Williams (Forward)- Williams got injured but also made noise this weekend. He has developing footwork, runs the floor like a deer and is a problem on the blocks defensively. I really like this kids upside.

In The Spotlight: Malik Edwards (Philly Triple Threat)

Name: Malik Edwards Jr. 

AAU Team: Philly Triple Threat 

Position: Combo Guard 

Class: 2021 

Breakdown: Edwards is a combo guard that knows how to get buckets. He has the ability to breeze through the defense and finish. He’s explosive in transition and can maneuver around shot blockers. He has the game and confidence to take his game to the next level. I like what I see with this kid. Stay tuned as we bring you more top players.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel


The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel is listed below. These rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel

1. NY Rens: The squad proved to be the most dominant force in the country. They beat just about everyone they faced. They are now playing up on the different circuits.
2. Team Takeover: TTO might be the only team that can challenge the NY Rens. Hopefully they will meet up somewhere down the road.
3. New World Unlimited: NWU has made a name for themselves and bringing in heavy hardware. They have a shot to be national champs.
4. NY Dragons: The Dragons are on the rise. They knocked off a few sneaker circuit squads on their way to the AC Showcase crown. They also recently won a 15U event.
5. We R 1 Bulldogs: The Bulldogs jumped up to number 5 after making it to the finals of the AC Showcase. They knocked off some of the top teams in the region. They could be a dangerous team come AAU Nationals time.
6. Milbank: Once again “The Bank” proved their worth and made it to the final four of the AC Showcase. They have been one of the most consistent teams this year.
7. Expressions Elite: The X moved up to #7 after making a semifinal run during the AC Showcase. I love the long term potential of this squad.
8. PSA Cardinals: The Cardinals made a quarterfinal run during the AC Showcase. They are now moving to the 15U circuit.
9. Dynamic Disciples: DD showed their toughness again by making to the quarterfinals of the AC Showcase. This is not a team many people want to see.
10. Team Final: TF was absent from the AC Showcase but we be returning to the MDC. We want to see how they do going for the Gold ball.

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel


The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel is listed below. These rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel

1. New World Unlimited: NWU takes over the top spot after running through the loaded Ac Showcase. They seem to be striving at the right time. They defeated some quality squads on their way to the title.
2. NY Gauchos: The Gauchos fell to NWU in the semifinals. These two squads have been battling the last couple of tournaments. The Choz should make a lot of noise in the AAU Nationals.
3. Team Rio National: Rio was absent from the AC Showcase but the high powered squad should be back in action this weekend at their tournament. I love the pieces they have with this squad.
4. WE R 1 (White)- This squad made their debut and knocked off some of the top teams in the region on their way on their way to finals. You might didn’t hear of them before but I bet you heard of them now.
5. Team Takeover (Black)- TTO remains one of the top teams in the region. They have collected titles at several tournaments and should be a team to watch the rest of the way.
6. NY Lightning: The NY Lightning made their Spotlight debut in AC and made a run to the final four. They have enough talent to thrive on any circuit.
7. Riverside Hawks: The Hawks were in the Elite 8 at the AC Showcase. They are always a dangerous team and capable of beating anyone.
8. PSA Cardinals: The Cards fell to #8 after having a tough outing in the AC Showcase. We still feel they are one of the most talented teams in the region.
9. Team Final: TF was absent from the AC Showcase. I love some of the pieces they have and will be looking forward to seeing them in the future.
10. Team IZOD: Team IZOD rolled through the Orange Division to win the crown. I’m intrigued with how good this team could be.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel is listed below. These rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel


1. Riverside Hawks: The Hawks won the loaded AC Showcase and put their stamp on being the #1 team in the region. They have a legit shot to win the AAU National Championship in Hampton.
2. New Heights: NH jumps to #2 after making a deep run at the AC Showcase. They lost in the finals to Riverside Hawks but a rivalry is developing.
3. Team IZOD: Team IZOD looked decent in Atlantic City and ended up losing in the quarterfinals. They will be back I action at the MDC.
4. B&B Running Rebels: B&B Running Rebels proved they could bang with the big boys while making a final four run during the AC Showcase. They have to be one of the favorites to win the MDC.
5. Boston Spartans: The Spartans once again showed they ready for the stage. As they made it to the Elite 8 of the AC Showcase.
6. Team Durant: This team is fully loaded and should make some serious noise down at the AAU Nationals. We will have a reporter on the scene to check them out.
7. East Coast Elite: I love the way this squad showed up and brought the noise to the AC Showcase. They are a hungry bunch and will be entering the MDC.
8. NC Red Storm: The NC Red Storm not only won the Orange Division Championship but mercy ruled every opponent. They have a loaded crew.
9. T Town Ballers: T Town Ballers keep knocking on the door of the banner by coming runner up in the AC Showcase. They have a shot to win it at the MDC.
10. WE R 1 Lehigh Valley: WE R 1 Lehigh Valley made their Spotlight debut and won the Blue Division. We will also see them at the MDC.

Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel


The Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel is listed below. These rankings are based on our opinion and should be taken as such. 

Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Top 10 Presented By AGame Team Apparel


1. Playtime Panthers: PP wasn’t at the Atlantic City Showcase but will return for the Memorial Day Classic. They have the weapons to become one of the top teams in the country once they reach the AAU Nationals.
2. New World Unlimited: NWU Debuts at #2 after winning the loaded AC Showcase. They will be tough to deal with. I also will be looking to check them out at the AAU Nationals.
3. New Heights: NH made their presence known at the AC Showcase as they made a run to the finals. They are loaded especially at the guard play level. It was a joy to watch them perform.
4. Riverside Hawks: RH made a final four appearance at the AC Showcase. They are always a threat to win any event.
5. Team IZOD: Team IZOD looked good in Atlantic City as they defeated some good teams. They lost in the final four to eventual champion New World.
6. Team Durant: TD will be a team to reckon with when it comes to the AAU Nationals. They have some talented youngsters.
7. NYC Gauchos: The NYC Gauchos (Croft) made a quarterfinal run at the AC Showcase. I like the way they approach the game and play a full court style.
8. Milbank: The Flyers once again proved they could hang with the big boys by making it to the quarterfinals. They are always known for leaving everything on the court.
9. FCP Hoops: This Mercer County squad made their Spotlight debut and made it to the quarterfinals of the AC Showcase. I was greatly impressed with their team. They will be at the MDC.


10. Team Delaware: Team Delaware won the Blue Division crown and will have a chance to move up during the MDC. They have some serious talent.