Friday, February 24, 2017

"The Qualifier" Is Coming In March!


East Coast Athletics & Teach Me Classic bring you "The Qualifier". A 1 day highly competitive invitational event to get travel teams ready for the Spring Season. Teach Me Classic Winter League participants receive a special discounted fee of $225.  

Winners earn Automatic bid to the Crossover Hoops - Philly Nationals in July All games will be held at the 3 court facility East Coast Athletic Complex 1717 Route 17M Goshen, New York 10924 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Atlantic City Showcase Getting Early Interest!


The AC Showcase looks like it’s going to be loaded once again this year. This event will feature some of the top teams in the region while also featuring two brackets for each level. Make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. 

8th Grade 
1. PSA Cardinals 
2. New World (White) 
3. New World (Blue) 
4. Dynamic Disciples 
5. NY Lightning 
6. Team Final (Red) 
7. SJ Titans 
8. MSU Skyliners 
9. Team Delaware 
10. Riverside 
11. Team IZOD 
12. Team Future 
13. We R 1 Bulldogs (White)
14. We R 1 Bulldogs (Blue)
15. Team ICE
16. NJ Playaz
17. Ring City
18.

7th Grade 
1. Riverside Hawks 
2. New World (White) 
3. New World (Blue) 
4. PSA Cardinals 
5. Team Future 
6. SJ Titans 
7. Team Final (Red) 
8. NY Lightning 
9. Team Delaware 
10. MSU Skyliners 
11. Team IZOD 
12. Philly Triple Threat 
13. Team RIO National
14. We R 1 Bulldogs (White)
15 We R 1 Bulldogs (Blue)
16. Team Philly
17. NYC Gauchos
18. Perkasie Knights 
19. Mid Jersey Heat
20. Ring City
21.


6th Grade 
1. NY Rens 
2. Riverside Hawks 
3. NY Gauchos 
4. SJ Titans 
5. Team Final (Red) 
6. Team Delaware 
7. MSU Skyliners 
8. New Heights 
9. Team IZOD 
10. Philly Triple Threat 
11. T Town Ballers 
12. We R 1 Bulldogs (White)
13. We R 1 Bulldogs (Blue)
14. Gym Ratz
15. NC Red Storm
16. Team Future 
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5th Grade 
1. NY Gauchos 
2. Riverside Hawks 
3. SJ Titans 
4. Team Final (Red) 
5. Team Delaware 
6. Team IZOD 
7. T Town Ballers 
8. We R 1 Bulldogs (White)
9.  We R 1 Bulldogs (Blue)
10. Silverback National
11. Hoop Nation NYC
12. Bingo All Stars
13. Ring City
14.

4th Grade 
1. NY Rens 
2. Riverside Hawks 
3. NY Gauchos 
4. Team Delaware 
5. Philly Triple Threat 
6. We R 1/ Bulldogs
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Atlantic City Sheraton To Host AC Showcase!


The Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase once again will be hosted by the beautiful Sheraton Hotel. The hotel sits right in the middle of the Atlantic City Shopping Outlet stores and has long been the place to stay in America's Playground. Make sure your register quickly for your room because they will be going quickly. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ROOM

AGAME Super Shootout Coming In March!


The 8th Annual AGAME SUPERSHOOTOUT ALL UNDER 1 ROOF (Due to the large amount teams that are set to participate in the this years SuperShootout were are forced to go Back-to-Back weekends all at the Spook Nook SportsComplex, NO OUTSIDE LOCATIONS) 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

South Jersey Titans Holding Tryouts!


The South Jersey Titans will be holding tryouts for all the teams in their program. March 5th at the St. Raphael’s School in Hamilton, NJ. 

March 5th 
Grades: (4th Thru 6th) 5:30 PM -7:00 PM 
Grades: (9th Thru 12th) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM 

St. Raphael’s School 155 Gropp Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08625 

Registration Fee $20 if prepaid. Registration @ door is $30 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

In The Spotlight: Isaiah Brown (Hoop Nation NYC)

Name: Isaiah Brown 

AAU Team: Hoop Nation NYC 

Class: 2024 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Breakdown: Brown exploded from the perimeter in their game against Playtime at the Teach Me Classic. He has a fluid jumper and the confidence to pull the trigger from anywhere on the floor. He caught fire while nailing four treys. Brown has a mean ratchet.

In The Spotlight: Chris Suber (Westside Warriors)

Name: Chris Suber 

AAU Team: Westside Warriors 

Class: 2025 

Position: Point Guard 

Breakdown: Suber was super off the bounce while attacking the hole in their game against Playtime Panthers at the Teach Me Classic. He has a good feel for the game and doesn’t mind getting teammates involved. He also can score a bucket if needed.

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Jersey High School Biggest Rivals Release Documentaries!


Basketball Spotlight loves to bring you guy’s impressionable videos about the basketball culture. Two of the top programs and biggest rivals in New Jersey have released documentaries about their team’s and the purpose of their programs. St. Anthony and The Patrick School have storied programs so please tune in and support their effort.

Teach Me Classic 13U Championship Recap: Milbank Wins Teach Me Classic Title!

Milbank Flyers 

Milbank Flyers went on a big run to defeat NY Rens 51-43 to win the Teach Me Classic 13U title. Congratulations to both teams for making it to the finals and putting on a good show. Stay tuned as we bring your more coverage from the Teach Me Classic. 

Teach Me Classic 14U Championship Recap: Hilltoppers Heat Holds On Over Milbank

Hilltoppers Heat

In this epic rematch battle, Hilltoppers Heat prevail in overtime over Milbank to win the Teach Me Classic 14U Championship. Hillttoppers gained an early 1st half 16 point lead before Milbank stormed back behind the hard work of Kaden Norton, who earned Sportsmanship Player of the Game, before losing in overtime 54-52. William Richardson earned the game MVP for H.Heat with 25 points and received help from Mike Williams with 18 points.

Teach Me Classic 11U Championship Recap: Hoop Nation NYC And Playtime Panthers Share Title!

Hoop Nation NYC And Playtime Panthers

Hoop Nation NYC and Playtime Panthers have developed a good rivalry recently and since these guys split the last two games at the Teach Me Classic they decided to share the 11U Championship. We congratulate both teams for playing hard throughout the league and showing great sportsmanship by sharing the title. Stay tune as we have more profiles from the Teach Me Classic.

Teach Me Classic 9U Championship Recap: The Tigers Win Thriller!

The Tigers

The Teach Me Classic 9U Championship took place Saturday and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. The Tigers held on in tough game to defeat NYC Scrubs 20-19. Congratulations to both teams for making the finals.

MVP: Rich Rosa (The Tigers) 
Rosa did some damage with the ball in his hands. He’s considered a ball guard on this level and used his height to score. Hopefully we will see him and The Tigers in the near future. We like we see with his kid.

Teach Me Classic 12U Championship Recap: Team IZOD Rolls To The Crown!

Team IZOD 

Team IZOD used a big second half to pull away from Elmcor Basketball 41-30 to win the Teach Me Classic 12U Championship. Congratulations to both teams for making to the championship of a tough league.

MVP: Tahaad Pettiford (Team IZOD) 
The lefty was on fire up in Teaneck. He knocked down the trey ball when the rock was rotated his way and score several times in transition. When he gets hot he can light it up quick. He gets crazy buckets against.

Teach Me Classic 10U Championship Recap: Westside Warriors Hold It Down!

Westside Warriors

In one of the best games of the day. Westside Warriors defeated Playtime Panthers 28-17 to win the Teach Me Classic 10U Championship. Congrats to both teams for making the finals and competing well for the championship.

MVP: Jermel Thomas (Westside Warriors) 
Thomas is one of the most polished third graders we seen in the country. He’s poised and can either score or drop and impressive dime. I can wait to see him grow up on the Spotlight circuit. He seems to have a bright future.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Player Performance Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade gave us a good glimpse of the future. Here’s a look at the Best of the Best and Top 15 Player Performance Rankings. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Ty Carnegie (Playtime Panthers) 
Carnegie showed the total package during the weekend. When he got hot from the perimeter resembled a young Steph Curry. 

Best Passer: Braylin Sanjurjo (Playtime Panthers) 
This kid has to have eyes in the back of his head because he drop dimes from every angle. He gets a kick out of letting teammates score. 

Best Prospect: Keith McKnight (Playtime Panthers) 
McKnight versatility was apparent at the Clash. We believe he will venture out to the wing and continue to develop a nice looking prospect. 

Best Shooter: Brandon Srebnik (Riverside Hawks) 
Brandon showed the range from behind the arc. Once he set his feet it was bombs away. He has one of the best ratchets in the region. 

Best Playmaker: MJ Ford (Hoop Nation NYC) 
Ford is confident ball handler, passer and scorer. The bigger the stage the bigger his performance. He has a star quality in his game. 

Best Defender: Jalen Munson (Hoop Nation) 
Munson was not only a scorer but he also was a beast on the defensive end. He caused turnovers from the press and played the passing lanes well. 

Best Fresh Face: Jewel Walker (Team Durant) 
Walker was a scoring machine over the weekend. He was a beast in the paint. He used his soft hands and touch to torch opponents on the blocks. 

Best Scorer: Chidi Nwigwe (NY Rens) 
Chidi played up but it didn’t matter to the shooting guard. He has the size and athletic ability to get buckets. Nwigwe has the look of a nice prospect down the road. He averaged close to 20 points a game. 

Best Floor General: Mesean Williams (NJ Shore Shots) 
I like the way this kid handles the rock and make decisions. He’s confident to play his game and control the game with his tempo. He’s a constant contributor. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top 15 Player Performance Rankings
1. Ty Carnegie (Playtime Panthers) 
2. MJ Ford (Hoop Nation NYC) 
3. Keith McKnight (Playtime Panthers) 
4. Jewel Walker (Team Durant) 
5. Jalen Munson (Hoop Nation NYC) 
6. Chidi Nwigwe (NY Rens) 
7. Braylin Sanjurjo (Playtime Panthers) 
8. Jayden Ramirez (Riverside Hawks) 
9. Anthony Saunders (Team Durant) 
10. Mesean Williams (NJ Shore Shots) 
11. Brandon Srebnik (Riverside Hawks) 
12. Naim Parrish (NJ Shore Shots) 
13. Luther Bolden (Hoop Nation NYC) 
14. Kayden Mingo (NY Rens) 
15. AJ Bernard (Milbank)

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Players Performance Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division featured some future stars down the road. Here’s a look at our Best of The Best and Top 15 Player Performance Rankings.  
Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Caleb Crawford (Riverside Hawks) 
Crawford has been putting on for years and he gave this bracket a taste during the Clash. He scores like we breathe. His back to back 24 point performances (semifinals and championship) says it all. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Player Performance Rankings


Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade had a variety of players perform at the highest level. Here’s our Best Of The Best and Top 15 Player Performance Rankings. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Antonio Sellers (NY Gauchos) 
The highly ranked forward showed he was worth the ink as he had a dominating weekend. He takes control of the game in so many different ways. Most of all he led them to the championship and took home the banner. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPE IS FIRE!


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup Mixtape features some of the top players in the region. The top players features Moussa Cisse, Zion Cruz, Shane Dezonie, Jalen Hammond, Terrence Clarke, Kurt Henderson, Justin Glover, Knasir McDaniel, Kam Rodriquez, Jayden Pierre, Willie Rivera, Antonio Sellers, and Ben Roy. Enjoy these young players showing their skills on the biggest stage.

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 15 Performance Rankings


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division had some of the top players in the region. Here’s our Best Of The Best and All-Tournament Team from the event. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Moussa Cisse (NY Rens) 
Cisse dominated the Clash For The Cup on both ends of the floor. He dunked everything in sight and blocked everything in his way. He was the talk of the event. This name will not die anytime soon. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: ROY SHOWS OFF HIS RANGE AT THE CLASH!

Ben Roy

Ben Roy used the Clash For The Cup to show the world he could shoot with the best of them. He drained jumpers off the bounce and with defenders running at him. This kid has a mean ratchet and the heart to play against anyone. Check out his highlights and stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup.

Diary Of A Baller: Adrissa Troare (Harlem, NY) Final Entry

Adrissa Throws It Down!

Hey Basketball World!! 

My week started off with concentrating on my school work. I had a history midterm and I think I did very well. I studied a lot over the weekend so I am looking forward to seeing my grade. After school, I had a school game, I didn't really score but I was getting my teammates in involved and we won the game. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: RIVERA RISES TO THE OCCASION!

Willie Rivera

Willie Rivera came to the Clash For The Cup and put up numbers for New World while helping them reach the finals. He scores from all three levels and gets busy in transition. Check out his highlights and stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup.

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Chidi Nwigwe

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave a look at some of the top baby ballers in the region. We were excited to see the young fella’s rock. Here’s Part 3 of our top performers from this division. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Chidi Nwigwe Guard (NY Rens)- Chidi has some serious talent as a youngster. He can score it from anywhere on the court with ease. He went for 22 points versus rival Riverside and 14 markers against a stubborn NJ Shore Shots. This kid can boogie when he has it going.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Jayden Ramirez

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave a look at some of the top baby ballers in the region. We were excited to see the young fella’s rock. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers from this division. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Jayden Ramirez Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Don’t let the innocent face fool you, this kid is a killer on the court. The combo guard is a scorer and gets it done in a hurry. He gave us a taste of his outside touch in their win versus the NJ Shore Shots as he nailed 2 treys and scored a team high 15 points. This baby baller has skills.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Teach Me Classic Players Of The Week Presented By Mr. Spotlight!

The Teach Me Classic kicked off in Teaneck NJ and Mr. Spotlight was in the building to award the Player Of The Week with Spotlight uniforms. The Teach Me Classic has turned into the top winter league in the region and Basketball Spotlight is proud to a part of this league. 

Teach Me Classic Players Of The Week

13U Ty'laur "Q" Wilson (Ballercise Elite) 

Q' is a joy to watch. Last week his team faced a single game elimination in the Quarter Final round and he "Single handedly" turned the game around with a full arsenal: Scoring the Rock, Passing the Pill and Stealing the Show. Mr. "Do It All" will be present in the Semi Final round with a tough out against House Elite / SK with another tough guard to stop their advancement.
13U Sha'heed Jenkins (Hilltopper Heat) 

Shoti' is what they call him. He is a nightmare for any 1 on 1 defender in the 13U division. He has court awareness and can score the ball with the best. TMC is narrowing down their league play and roll into the Playoffs and All-Star game and he is one of the top guards to keep an eye on.
11U Malcolm Ford, Jr.   (Hoop Nation NYC) 

MJ is making a name for himself real fast during this season. He's been in several wars and battled against SILVERBACKS, IZOD SPORTS-U and RIVERSIDE in the TMC and has shined bright in every game. He has the total package as a PG and will be facing a rematch in the Semi Finals against PLAYTIME to so see who advances to the big dance of the 11U Teach Me Classic Chip. Mr. Spotlight will be happy to be in the building to watch this....
9U Noah Reichitch (MB Ballers) 

If you walk in the gym and give him the eye test...don't do it..... think twice, this kid's IQ is at the top of the bracket in our Baby Ballers division. He had a hard fight during the Qtr Final round against Team Izod but had every one of their guards on skates before taking a loss. We will see him in the All-star game at the end of the season.

Jersey Force Holding AAU Tryouts


The Jersey Force AAU Program will be holding tryouts for their Spring 2017 season. The dates and details are listed on the flirt above. Contact Jerseyforceaau@gmail.com for questions.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Ty Carnegie

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave a look at some of the top baby ballers in the region. We were excited to see the young fella’s rock. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers from this division. 

Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Ty Carnegie Guard (Playtime)- This kid can flat out go. His range is when he steps on the floor. He gets it done on all three levels and isn’t afraid to pull the trigger from the cheap seats. Once he gets the stroke going it could be lights out for the competition. I also love his poise and confidence on the floor. He nailed 4 treys in the championship on his way to a game high 20 points.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Dante Green

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For the Cup 6th Grade Division was loaded with top players from the region. Here’s Part 3 of the top performers from Neptune, NJ. Basketball Spotlight 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Dante Green Forward (NY Rens) – We feel this long wing forward has a bright future. Right now he is a mismatch and can do everything on the floor pretty good. Green can make shots all the way out to the three point line but is at his best slicing through the defense either in the half court or in transition. On defense he was playing on the top of the two three zone causing problems for opposing guards because of his length. We saw him tally 16 points in the game we watched.

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: NY RENS DUO DOES DAMAGE AT CLASH!

Tristan Jeffries & TJ Morris 

Tristan Jeffries and TJ Morris provided a lot scoring punch from the wing for the NY Rens at the Clash For The Cup. The versatile duo can guard and play multiple positions on the floor. They were two of the reasons this NY Rens squad ran through the Clash For The Cup in impressive fashion. Stay tuned we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Dajon Burton

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For the Cup 6th Grade Division was loaded with top players from the region. Here’s Part 2 of the top performers from Neptune, NJ. Basketball Spotlight 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Dajon Burton Guard (Boston Spartans) – Burton is a big wing guard that plays the game the right way. He is one of the few players that advanced the ball up the court with quick long passes up the sideline as he always has his head up and understands where everyone is on the court. Dajon’s biggest strength is his ability to knock down the 3 point shot. He has a picture perfect shot with a high IQ and is able to rebound his position at a high level.

Spotlight Alum Battle Nails Game Winner!

Tyus Battle 

Long time Basketball Spotlight legend Tyus Battle nailed a 3-pointer as time expired to help Syracuse defeat Clemson 82-81 in ACC action. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Tyus and wish him the best of luck the rest of the way.

Diary Of A Baller: Adrissa Traore (Harlem, NY) Entry #8

Adrissa And His Teammates

Hello Basketball World, 

Monday, I went to school as usual. I had an okay day, nothing to complain about. After school I went to a mandatory study hall for my school basketball team. It was helpful because if I needed a little bit of help we can asked the teacher or our coaches.  

On Tuesday, I didn't have school because the school had a professional development day. So I went to my friend's house to study because I had my history midterm the next day. Honestly think I did well. I like History because I learn something every day and it's easy in my opinion. After I finished studying I went to work out with Coach Greg to continue to work on my handles and long range shooting. That session, I learned how important it is to be confident when I am taking shots and saw that once I got more comfortable shooting 3's and I started making them. 

On Thursday, I also had a workout, we continued working on ball handling and working to get our guard skills stronger. Who knows if I stop growing I'll have to play the 2 in college. So I want to make sure I can do it all. 

Over the weekend I spent time with my family, helping my family around the house with chores. I'm out most of the time so, it was cool to be with my family to help out in the house and watched the Super bowl. It was a surprising game. Anything can happen, The Patriots kept fighting and found a way to win.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Christian Bliss

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For the Cup 6th Grade Division was loaded with top players from the region. Here’s Part 1 of the top performers from Neptune, NJ. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Christian Bliss Guard (Riverside Hawks) – Christian is a high IQ point guard with a great feel for the game. This nice size point guard has all the skill and intangibles you want in a floor general plus he knows how to win. He always seemed to make a big play when he team needed it whether it was a big three pointer, a big rebound, or a big steal. At the 6th grade level I am not sure you will find an overall better PG. He is tough as nails and is a supreme leader for his squad. Bliss is a great communicator with his teammates on both ends of the floor and is an extension of the coach. He finished with 8 points in the championship and 15 points in the semifinal.

Monday, February 6, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: HAMMOND HANDLES HIS BUSINESS!

Jalen Hammond

Jalen Hammond made a last minute appearance at the Clash For The Cup with the NY All Americans and this kid got buckets all weekend. The point guard made his mark as he helped the NY squad to the final four of the Clash. Check out his highlights below and stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup.

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3

CJ Riley

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division produced a new champion and featured some of the top teams and players in the region. Here’s Part 3 of our Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

CJ Riley Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Once again tis guard electrified the crowd at a Spotlight event. The lead guard plays the game with quickness and attacks the rim with a relentless effort. He saved one of his best games versus top notch Team RIO National as he dropped 24 points in the victory. Then he went on to score 25 markers against PSA Cardinals in their quarterfinal loss. Once he gets going he’s one of the toughest guards to contain on the circuit and perhaps the country.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Issac Santiago

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division produced a new champion and featured some of the top teams and players in the region. Here’s Part 2 of our Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Issac Santiago Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Santiago is naturally a point guard but also was able to get into the scoring column this weekend. He has crafty moves to get into the lane and while also excelling in transition. He looks his best when he pushing the rock downhill. His presence and play making helped the Cardinals reach the finals.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Antonio Sellers

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division produced a new champion and featured some of the top teams and players in the region. Here’s Part 1 of our Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Antonio Sellers Forward (Gauchos)- The combo forward showed why he’s ranked high on every scouting service in the country. He’s a constant matchup problem from most defenders. Sellers can wiggle around big forwards or back down and shoot over smaller guards. He has total confidence in his ability and isn’t afraid to take the big shot or make the game winning play. He showed top notch scoring ability with 22 points versus the Playaz and nailing 4 treys on his way to 25 markers against Team Final. He also impressed us with his court vision.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Kurt Hemderson

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division featured some of the top players in the country. Here’s a look at Part 3 of our 8th Grade Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Kurt Henderson Guard (Expressions) – Kurt could be considered as a top 10 point guard in the class of 2021. He already has a high school ready body with strength and athleticism. Henderson had to take on more of the scoring load this past weekend with the absence of Reyes and Constant. He seems to always get in the paint either scoring with an array of finishes at the rim with either hand or driving and kicking to open shooters. He navigates the pick and roll and seems to always get his shoulders square and attacks the defense. He excels in transition and he relied less on his jumper even though he can knock it down out past the three point line. He finished with 24 and 16 points in the games we watched.

Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase Registration Ready To Go!


The Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase is scheduled for April 15th and 16th 2017 and will feature some of the top teams in the country. Please make sure you register early because this event will certainly sellout. The registration info is below. 

Event: AC Showcase 2017 
Date: April 15th and 16th 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Atlantic City, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team ($325 Multi-Team Discount)

Single Team Registration 

Multi-Team Registration

Thursday, February 2, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: RODRIQUEZ RUNS THE SHOW AT THE CLASH!

Kam Rodriquez

Kameron Rodriguez Of The NYC Gauchos is a class Of 2022 PG with elite court vision and range for a player his age and size. Kameron helped his Gauchos squad take home the 2017 Clash For The Cup Championship hosted by Mike Melton's Bballspotlight. STAY TUNED As we bring you more.

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Jalen Hammond

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division featured some of the top players in the country. Here’s a look at Part 2 of our 8th Grade Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Jalen Hammond Guard (NY All Americans) – Last time we saw Jalen he was running with his primary team the PSA Cardinals which didn’t play in the event so he was playing with a onetime put together fill in team to get some extra run. He did just that as he was arguably the top Point Guard playing in the 8th grade division. Hammond navigated the pick and roll like a cagey veteran maneuvering through the defenses basically getting to the basket at will all weekend long. His game is smooth and calculated and he can finish at the rim with either hand through or around contact. He also is an above average passer and can knock down his pull up jumper but right now his bread and butter is getting to the rim. Jalen has nice size and is a good defender using his length and quickness and can rebound well for his position. He scored a team high 12 points in the game we watched.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: HAWKINS HOLDS IT DOWN AT THE CLASH!

Tyler Hawkins

Tyler Hawkins of the PSA Cardinals is a tough NYC PG who doesn't know how to back down from the challenge. Tyler battled all weekend long against some of the toughest teams around including New World AAU & The NYC Gauchos. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the Clash For The Cup. 
 

CLASH FOR THE CUP MIXTAPES: DEZONIE DOES DAMAGE!

Shane Dezonie

Shane Dezonie made his NY Rens debut at Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup. He seemed to adapt to his new club while scoring in transition and being a bully on defense. When Dezonie is on his game and driving the rock north and south he's very difficult to contain. His play helped the NY Rens take home the championship.