Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Schedule Released


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Schedule link is below also please download Basketball Spotlight App on your phone through your app store. Please make sure you travel early and bring all your necessary paperwork. Thanks for the support and see you guys this weekend. 

CLICK HERE MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC SCHEDULE

Monday, May 20, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Schedule To Be Released Tomorrow (May 21st)


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic team list is below. Please make sure you guys travel early because traffic will be heavy. Thanks for your support and see you guys this weekend. 

8th Grade Teams 
1. NJ Shore Shots (Blue)
2. NY Rivals/ECE 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. Castle Athletics 
5. Jersey Force 
6. Queens Pythons 
7. Team Spartans (National) 
8. Team Spartans (Regional) 
9. K Low Elite 
10. Give and Go
11. GHPA Youth
12. NY Dragons
13. Gymrats
14. Springfield Migs
15. STR Elite 
16. Courtmasters Elite
17. Rising Stars Elite
18. Lincoln Park
19. NJ Shore Shots (Orange)
20. Prestige Patriots

7th Grade Teams 
1. T Town Ballers 
2. Castle Athletics 
3. GHPA Youth 
4. Team Spartans (National) 
5. Team Spartans (Regional) 
6. Silverbacks National
7. K Low Elite 
8. Playtime Panthers
9. Jersey City Boys Club
10. FCP Elite
11. Trained 2 GO
12. NJ Shore Shots (Cavaunaugh)
13. NJ Shore Shots (Frauenheim)
14. NJ Shore Shots (Haney)
15. NJ Shore Shots (Plenn)
16. B Town Ballers

6th Grade Teams 
1. T Town Ballers 
2. Castle Athletics 
3. MSU Skyliners Elite 
4. Team Spartans (National) 
5. Team Spartans (Regional) 
6. NY Finest 
7. K Low Elite 
8. Jersey City Boys Club 
9. King Street Kings (White)
10. King Street Kings (Blue) 
11. FCP Elite
12. Ocean Elite
13. Riverside Hawks
14. Prestige Patriots

5th Grade Teams 
1. MABC 
2. Castle Athletics 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. Jersey Force 
5. Team Spartans 
6. MPO Elite 
7. King Street Kings
8. Team Jacko
9. Playtime Panthers
10. Hunting Park Warriors
11. NJ Hornets
12. Riverside Hawks (White) 
13. Monroe Crusaders
14. NJ Shore Shots

4th Grade Teams 
1. MABC 
2. MPO Elite 
3. Team Delaware
4. King Street Kings 
5. Jersey City Boys Club
6. Give and Go

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spotlight Alum Sellers Takes The Fight To Cancer




Antonio Sellers certainly mounted a rookie season to remember. 

The Hudson Catholic forward finished his freshman year averaging 10 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He helped Hudson Catholic battle its way to the North Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals. 

Now he has a battle of his own to fight. According to a Go-Fund-Me page, three days after his high school season ended, Sellers was hospitalized due to severe headaches. After being rushed to St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, he was diagnosed with a tumor the size of a golf ball that was bleeding out. He underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumor on March 11. The tumor was malignant and contained an embryonal cancer with a rare subtype. 

A month after the surgery, Sellers was having headaches again and was rushed back to the hospital. The tumor had returned. He was given three days of emergency radiation and chemotherapy. 

He is now receiving proton therapy and light chemo treatments. Since the tumor was in the left frontal lobe, it affected his speech and right-side movement. Sellers is currently recovering at the Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick. 

As he continues his fight against cancer, the Sellers family has been living by the motto: "We Are 1" in honor of the No. 1 that Sellers wears on his jersey. 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE FOR ANTONIO

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Returns!



The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic returns May 25th and 26th. This event has brought many of the top teams in the country to Neptune, NJ and this year should no different. Here’s the video that started it all, stay tuned as we bring you more of the memories from the Classic MDC.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Getting Early Interest!


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic will take place May 25th and 26th in the Neptune, NJ. The early committed team list is below and please make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. Click on the link below to register!

 MULTI-TEAM REGISTRATION 

SINGLE-TEAM REGISTRATION 

8th Grade Teams 
1. NJ Shore Shots (Blue)
2. NY Rivals/ECE 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. Castle Athletics 
5. Jersey Force 
6. Queens Pythons 
7. Team Spartans (National) 
8. Team Spartans (Regional) 
9. K Low Elite 
10. Give and Go
11. GHPA Youth
12. NY Dragons
13. Gymrats
14. Springfield Migs
15. STR Elite 
16. Courtmasters Elite
17. Rising Stars Elite
18. Lincoln Park
19. NJ Shore Shots (Orange)
20. Prestige Patriots

7th Grade Teams 
1. T Town Ballers 
2. Castle Athletics 
3. GHPA Youth 
4. Team Spartans (National) 
5. Team Spartans (Regional) 
6. Silverbacks National
7. K Low Elite 
8. Playtime Panthers
9. Jersey City Boys Club
10. FCP Elite
11. Trained 2 GO
12. NJ Shore Shots (Cavaunaugh)
13. NJ Shore Shots (Frauenheim)
14. NJ Shore Shots (Haney)
15. NJ Shore Shots (Plenn)
16. B Town Ballers

6th Grade Teams 
1. T Town Ballers 
2. Castle Athletics 
3. MSU Skyliners Elite 
4. Team Spartans (National) 
5. Team Spartans (Regional) 
6. NY Finest 
7. K Low Elite 
8. Jersey City Boys Club 
9. King Street Kings (White)
10. King Street Kings (Blue) 
11. FCP Elite
12. Ocean Elite
13. Riverside Hawks
14. Prestige Patriots

5th Grade Teams 
1. MABC 
2. Castle Athletics 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. Jersey Force 
5. Team Spartans 
6. MPO Elite 
7. King Street Kings
8. Team Jacko
9. Playtime Panthers
10. Hunting Park Warriors
11. NJ Hornets
12. Riverside Hawks (White) 
13. Monroe Crusaders
14. NJ Shore Shots

4th Grade Teams 
1. MABC 
2. MPO Elite 
3. Team Delaware
4. King Street Kings 
5. Jersey City Boys Club
6. Give and Go

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spring Invitational 4th Grade Top Performers

Dwayne Ruffin

The 4th Grade Division of the Spring Invitational let us see the baby ballers go to work. Here’s a look at the top performers from that grade level. 

Spring Invitational 4th Grade Top Performers 

Spring Invitational 5th Grade Top Performers

Nasir Ralls


The 5th Grade Division of the Spring Invitational gave us a good look into the future. Here are our top performers from this baby baller division. 

Spring Invitational 5th Grade Top Performers 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Spring Invitational 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Jashaun Jones

The 6th Grade Division at the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational gave us a good look into some future prospects. Here’s Part 2 of our Top Performers. 

The 6th Grade Division at the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational gave us a good look into some future prospects. Here’s Part 2 of our Top Performers. 

Spring Invitational 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Registration Is Ready!



The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic is scheduled for May 25th and 26th in Neptune NJ. Make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. Click the link below to register.

 MULTI-TEAM REGISTRATION 

SINGLE-TEAM REGISTRATION 

Event: Memorial Day Classic 
Date: May 25th and 26th 2019 
Ages: 4th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount $325)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Spring Invitational 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Trevon Lewis

The 6th Grade Division at the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational gave us a good look into some future prospects. Here’s Part 1 of our Top Performers. 

Spring Invitational 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spring Invitational 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Ahmad Nowell

The 7th Grade Division of the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational featured some serious talent including some international flavor. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers. 

Spring Invitational 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Spring Invitational 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Marcus Babalow 

The 7th Grade Division of the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational featured some serious talent including some international flavor. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers. 

Spring Invitational 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Jeannot Basima

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division was loaded and came down to the wire. Here is Part 3 of our Top Performers. 

Spring Inivational 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Jody Frica

The Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade division had some of the best talent in the region. Here’s a first look at our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jarrett Dingle

The Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade division had some of the best talent in the region. Here’s a first look at our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: T Town Ballers Handle Business!

T Town Ballers

T Town Ballers battled hard to defeat Fidonce 45-41 to win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 8th Grade Blue Division Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 7th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: T Town Ballers Grab The Banner!

T Town Ballers

T Town Ballers held off a feisty Eastern Shore Aces 42-36 to win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 7th Grade Blue Division Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 7th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: Team Breakdown Takes Title Up North!

Team Breakdown

Team Breakdown (North) survived a brawl to defeat Jersey City Boys Club 42-38 to win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 7th Grade Orange Division Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 6th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: Starting 5ive Cruise To Victory!

Starting 5ive

Starting 5ive started out strong and never looked back as they defeated Eastern Shore Aces 37-15 to win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 6th Grade Blue Division Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 6th Grade Orange Division Championship: NY Gauchos Victorious!

NY Gauchos

NY Gauchos held on to defeat the King Street Kings 57-46 win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 6th Grade Orange Division Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 5th Grade Championship Recap: Fidonce Gets The Job Done!

Fidonce Basketball

Fidonce used a to full court pressing style to defeat the NY Warriors 51-30 win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 5th Grade Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 4th Grade Championship Recap: Fidonce Rolls To Crown!

Fidonce Basketball

Fidonce used a huge second half to defeat Rising Stars Elite 45-30 to win the Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 4th Grade Championship. We would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we you more coverage from the Spring Invitational.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Spring Invitational Schedule Released!


The Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational Schedule is listed below. Please remember due to the large number of teams we were unable to do schedule request for this event. We did try to take into consideration the travel time of teams. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT APP ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET. GO TO YOUR APP STORE AND TYPE IN BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE! 

SPRING INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Clash For The Cup Baby Baller Profile: Sammy Jackson (Team Jacko)

NAME: SAMMY JACKSON 

HOMETOWN: PHILLY, PA 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: GREEK FREAK 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: BALL HANDLING 

BREAKDOWN: THE VERY LONG RANGY GUARD WHO IS VERSATILE ENOUGH TO PLAY BOTH GUARD POSITIONS. POSSESSES A VERY HIGH BASKETBALL IQ COMBINED WITH A WINNERS MENTALITY THAT ALLOWS HIM TO MAKE THE RIGHT PLAY WITHOUT HESITATION. WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT SO COMMON AT THIS AGE.

Clash For Cup Baby Baller Profile: Mclesly Jean (Team Jacko)

NAME: MCLESLY JEAN 

HOMETOWN: PHILLY, PA 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

POSITION: CENTER 

FAVORITE PLAYER: STEPH CURRY 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME: DEFENSE 

BREAKDOWN: THE LONG ARMED BIG MAN OF TEAM JACKO ... THAT COMMANDS THE ATTENTION OF OPPOSING TEAMS DEFENSES ANY TIME HE TOUCHES THE BALL. VERY TOUGH INSIDE HE UNDERSTANDS HIS LENGTH AND USUES A QUICK SECOND JUMP THAT ALLOWS HIM TO AFFECT SHOTS AND CONTROL THE BOARDS.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Highlights: Davontay Hudson and Jeffrey Wright Jr. Leads Joyce Kilmer!

Clash For The Cup Profile: Kevin Burns ( NJ Shore Shots)

NAME: KEVIN BURNS 

HOMETOWN: LAVALLETTE NJ 

AGE: 14 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVING 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: SHOOTING 

BREAKDOWN: SLICK PASSES AND BIG SHOTS, KEVIN BURNS PLAYS WITH A FLAIR THATS VETTED IN SUBSTANCE. WHEN THEY PUT A SMALLER GUARD ON HIM HE SHOTS OVER THEM, WHEN THE ADJUST WITH LENGTH HE BRINGS HIS BALL HANDLING ABILITY OUT AND GOES AROUND THEM, WHEN THE FINALLY TRY AND RUN SOME HELP AT HIM OFF HIS PENETRATION HE’S MORE THAN A WILLING PASSER.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLERS PROFILE: ALEX MAZELLA (THE IVY)

NAME: ALEX MAZZELLA 

AGE: 11 

HOMETOWN: MAHWAH, NJ 

POSITION: COMBO GUARD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: VICTOR OLADIPO 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: SCORING AND SHOOTING 

BREAKDOWN: WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT ALEX THAT HAS NOT ALREADY BEEN SAID? THIS KID IS SIMPLY ONE OF THE TOP 3 PG’S IN HIS AGE GROUP. JUST SO SMART AND HEADY IN HIS PLAY HE SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE 2 IF NOT 3 STEPS AHEAD OF THE KIDS IN HIS AGE GROUP. PLAYING AGAINST A TOUGH RIVERSIDE SQUAD HE WAS FORCED TO COME OF THE POINT TO ASSIST HIS TEAM MORE WITH HIS SHOT MAKING ABILITY AGAINST THEIR ZONE. I WATCHED THIS KID PERFECTLY EXECUTE A PLAY CALLED FOR HIM FROM THE CLIP BOARD TO THE COURT WITH THE UNDERSTANDING OF A HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY PLAYER. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY HES JUST A PLEASURE TO WATCH AND SOME COACHES FUTURE DREAM.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Highlights: MVP Nasim Cosby Gets It Going!

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Top Performers Part 2

Mesean Williams (MLK-Asbury Park)

The Paul Pintella Memorial Classic brought together eight middle school teams and was a huge success. Here’s our next look at the top performers. 

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Top Performers Part 2 

Diary Of A Baller: Elliot Cadeau (West Orange, NJ) Final Entry

Elliot At A Recent Tournament

Hello Basketball world! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Top Performers Part 1

(MVP) Nasim Cosby

The Paul Pintella Memorial Classic brought together eight middle school teams and was a huge success. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Top Performers Part 1 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Championship Recap: Maxson Middle School Takes The Banner!

Maxson Middle School

Maxson Middle School used a second half burst to run past Joyce Kilmer Middle School 57-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Championship. Congratulations to both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tune as Basketball Spotlight bring you more coverage from the Paul Pintella Memorial Classic.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: AMDANE IDRISSOU (NYC FORCE)

NAME: AMDANE IDRISSOU 

HOMETOWN: BRONX, NY BY WAY OF TOGO 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

POSITION: FORWARD  

FAVORITE PLAYER: LEBRON JAMES 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: SCORING 

BREAKDOWN: LONG, LEAN, AND MEAN. A FORCE IN THE PAINT JUST BY HIS MEAR PRESENCE ALONE. WHEN I ASKED THIS KID WHAT POSITION DOES HE FAVOR FOR HIS FUTURE HE SAID “CENTER” WHEN I TOLD HIM TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON HIS OVERALL GAME CAUSE HE NEVER WILL KNOW HOW TALL HE MAY END UP. HE LOOKED AT ME CONFIDENTLY AND SAID I WILL GROW TO BE BIG ENOUGH TO HANDLE THAT RESPONSIBILITY IN THE FUTURE.

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: JAHLIL OWUSU (RIVERSIDE HAWKS)

NAME: JAHLIL OWUSU 

HOMETOWN: ENGLEWOOD NJ 

AGE: 10 YRS OLD 

POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVIN 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME: SHOOTING AND SCORING 

BREAKDOWN: YOU MAY RECOGNIZE THIS KID FROM HIS BALL HANDLING SCENE IN THE NIKE COMMERCIALS WITH KYRIE .... BUT DON’T JUST LIMIT HIM TO WHAT YOU MAY THINK OF THE A TYPICAL NYC POINT GUARD ... THIS KID HAS A VERY COMPLETE GAME. HIS KNACK FOR BIG PLAYS AND UNDERSTANDING OF TIME AND POSSESSIONS PUT HIM HEAD AND SHOULDER ABOVE HIS PEERS AT THIS AGE.

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: JUDAH BONTEMPS (RIVERSIDE HAWKS)

NAME: JUDAH BONTEMPS 

HOMETOWN: HEMPSTEAD, NY 

AGE: 10 YRS OLD 

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KEMBA WALKER 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: SHOOTING AND BALLHANDLING 

BREAKDOWN: RIVERSIDES BOATS SOME OF THE BEST GUARDS IN THE COUNTRY IN THIS AGE DIVISION AND YOUNG JUDAH FALLS RIGHT INTO THIS CATEGORY. WHEN THINGS GOT HECTIC IN A TOUGH GAMES AGAINST YOUNG BUCKS, THEIR COACH IMMEDIATELY GOES TO HIS BALL HANDLING “SECURITY BLANKET” IN JUDAH.

Friday, February 22, 2019

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLERS PROFILE: PEYTON HOWELL (RIVERSIDE HAWKS)

NAME: PEYTON HOWELL 

HOMETOWN: BALDWIN, NY 

AGE: 10 YRS OLD 

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: LEBRON JAMES 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME: ATTACKING THE BASKET 

BREAKDOWN: YOUNG MR PEYTON HANDLES THE OFFENSE AND TEMPO LIKE A SEASONED VETERAN. TODAY HIS TEAM STARTED OFF VERY SLUGGISH WITH THE EARLY START, BUT MR PEYTON WAS ALREADY IN HIS “MID-DAY” BAG. PACING THE HAWKS WITH 24 POINTS AND EXCELLENT FLOOR GENERALSHIP.

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLERS: DOZIE NWIGWE (MONROE CRUSADERS)

NAME: DOZIE NWIGWE 

HOMETOWN: MONROE, NY 

AGE: 10 YRS OLD 

POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: RUSSELL WESTBROOK 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME: SHOOTING AND SCORING 

BREAKDOWN: ONE IF NOT THE MOST VERSATILE PLAYERS IN HIS DIVISION. DOZIE DOES IT ALL ON BOTH ENDS OF THE COURT. JUST MAY BE THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE AGE BRACKET. HE TAKES THE BALL OFF THE DEFENSIVE BACKBOARDS AND IGNITES THE BREAK LIKE A BABY GANNIS. SO IT DOESNT MATTER WHATS NEEDED FROM BIG BLOCKS TO BIG 3’S ... JUST GIVE THE BALL TO DOZIE AND MOVE OUT THE WAY.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLERS PROFILE: NASIR RALLS (FIDONCE)

NAME: NASIR RALLS 

HOMETOWN: PHILLY PA 

AGE: 10 YRS OLD 

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: LEBRON JAMES 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: BALL HANDLING 

BREAKDOWN: ONE HALF OF THAT FIDONCE BACKCOURT THAT APPLIES EXTREME PRESSURE ON DEFENSES WITH THEIR SPEED AND BALL HANDLING ABILITY. BOTH INTERCHANGEABLE AT THE GUARD POSITIONS NASIR HAS THE ABILITY TO SLIDE TO THE TWO WITH HIS RANGE ON HIS SHOT AND HIS OVERALL SHOT MAKING ABILITY.

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: DAQUAN BRYANT (YOUNG BUCS)

NAME: DAQUAN BRYANT 

HOMETOWN: QUEENS NYC 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVING  

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME:  PASSING/ GETTING TEAM INVOLVED 

BREAKDOWN: ONE OF THE PEST PG’S IN THE AGE GROUP ... LIGHTING QUICK WITH THE BALL IN HIS HANDS ... DISPLAYS A LEVEL OF FLOOR GENERALSHIP THAT AHEAD OF HIS AGE. VOCAL AND EXTREMELY ENERGETIC HES THE DRIVER OF THIS FACED PACED CAR KNOWN AS THE YOOUNG BUCKS ..... COMBINED WITH HASSAN CISSIE THE YOUNG BUCK HAVE ONE OF THE BEST BACKCOURTS IN THIS AGE GROUP.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Schedule Released!


The Inaugural Paul Pintella Memorial Classic will take place February 23rd and 24th. The event schedule is below. Please make sure you arrive early. 

Event: Paul Pintella Memorial Classic 
Date: February 23rd and 24th. 
Place: Foundation Collegiate Academy 
719 Cass St. Trenton, NJ 08611 
Cost: $3 (Students), $5 (Adults) 

Schedule (Saturday February 23rd) 
12:00 PM Rivera Middle School vs MLK Middle School (Asbury Park)
1:00 PM Joyce Kilmer Middle School vs Lakewood Middle School 
2:00 PM Hedgepeth Williams Middle School vs Maxon Middle School (Plainfield) 
3:00 PM Foundation Academy vs. Trenton Catholic Academy 

(Sunday February 24th) 
1:00 PM WINNER OF GAME 1 VS WINNER OF GAME 2 (SEMIFINALS) 
2:00 PM WINNER OF GAME 3 VS WINNER OF GAME 4 (SEMIFINALS) 
3:00 PM MPO ELITE VERSUS T TOWN BALLERS (5TH GRADE GAME) 
4:00 PM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLERS PROFILE: HASSAN CISSE (YOUNG BUCS)

NAME: HASSAN CISSE 

HOMETOWN: HARLEM, NYC 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVING 

POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: SHOOTING, MAKING BIG 

BREAKDOWN: SHOTS EARLY IN THE GAME HASSANS COACH TOLD HIM “SHOOTERS SHOOT” AND TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE MISSES ... THE ALL OF A SUDDEN “HE” SHOWED UP. THAT OTHER PLAYER THAT LIVES INSIDE THIS KID THAT IVE AFFECTIONATELY HAVE DUBBED “THE RIPPER” ... A SERIAL KILLER THAT FEASTS ON LAZY ZONES AND BURIES MAN TO MAN DEFENSES .. UNDERNEATH THE FLOOR BOARDS OF GYMS. WHEN THAT SHOT IS FALLING HE STARTS HUNTING FOR THE BALL. ONCE THIS KID LEARNS TO CHANNEL THAT ENERGY EARLIER IN GAMES ... WATCH OUT

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: HECTOR ALMODOVAR (RIVERSIDE HAWKS)

NAME: HECTOR ALMODOVAR 

AGE: 9 YRS OLD 

HOMETOWN: HARLEM NYC 

FAVORITE PLAYER: KYRIE IRVING  

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: DEFENSE 

BREAKDOWN: I'M NOT GOING TO LIE THIS KID IS ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES IN THIS AGE DIVISION. ALWAYS PLAYING UP YOU CAN TELL IT HAS SEASONED HIM FOR WHEN HES AMONGST HIS OWN AGE FOR HOW HE JUST UNDERSTANDS HOW TO SET PLAYERS UP WEATHER IT BE ON OFFENSE WITH HIS DRIBBLING AND PLAYMAKING ABILITY OR ON DEFENSE WHERE HES A BULLDOG MUCH IN THE MODE OF KYLE LOWERY WITH TURNING GUYS AND PUTTING HIS BODY ON THEM.

CLASH FOR THE CUP BABY BALLER PROFILE: ISAIAH GORE (T TOWN BALLERS)

NAME: ISAIAH GORE 

HOMETOWN: TRENTON NJ 

AGE: 11 YRS OLD 

FAVORITE PLAYER: RUSSELL WESTBROOK 

POSITION: POINT GUARD 

FAVORITE ASPECT OF MY GAME: PLAYING HARD 

BREAKDOOWN: TRENTON'S TTOWN BALLERS ENGINE LIVES INSIDE THE HEART OF ISAIAH GORE. ON THE BALL OR OFF THE BALL HE PLAYS WITH A PASSION AND ATTITUDE THAT FOSTERS WINNING. HE MAY HAVE THE CORN ROLLS LIKE IVERSON BUT HE ACTUALLY REMINDS ME OF A YOUNG CJ MCCOLLUM.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 4

Brandon Stores

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 4 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 4 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Judah Hildago

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 3 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Tajae Jones

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 2 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Diary Of A Baller: Elliot Cadeau (West Orange, NJ) Entry #7

Elliot Having Fun!

Hey, 

Basketball World. My week was fun and competitive. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Spring Invitational Getting Early Interest!


Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational is getting early interest. The event is scheduled for March 9th and 10th at Sportika in Manalapan. Here’s a list of the teams that are committed. 

8th Grade Teams 
1. Team Final 
2. NJ Playaz 
3. Heat Elite 
4. YW Ballers 
5. NJ Bulldogs 
6. East Coast Elite 
7. Team Diffrnt 
8. K Low Elite
9. NY Dragons 
10. T Town Ballers 
11. Eastern Shore Aces 
12. Hoop Wave Elite 
13. We R 1 Flowers 
14. NJ Bulldogs (Young)
15. Castle Athletics
16. Give and Go Basketball 
17. PSA Cardinals (Red)
18. Gym Ratz
19. Milbank
20. Albany City Rock 
21. Good NRGY
22. WRA1 NYC
23. Asbury Park 
24. CIA Bounce (Malton)
25. Fidonce
26. Team IZOD
27.
28. 

7th Grade Teams 
1. Team Final/Fidonce 
2. NJ Playaz 
3. Student Athlete Broncos 
4. New Heights  
5. JCBC 
6. T Town Ballers 
7. K Low Elite
8. Eastern Shore Aces 
9. Castle Athletics
10. Team Breakdown (North)
11. Rising Stars NYC (Red)
12. Rising Stars NYC (Black)
13. Elm City Elite
14. We R 1 (Hall)
15. Heat Elite
16. CIA Bounce (Malton)
17. Bingo Allstars 
18. 

6th Grade Teams 
1. YW Ballers 
2. King Street Kings 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. NJ Bulldogs 
5. JCBC 
6. Student Athlete Broncos 
7. K Low Elite
8. Eastern Shore Aces 
9. CIA Bounce (Marlton)
10. Castle Athletics
11. Milbank 
12. Elm City Elite
13. Rising Stars NYC
14. Heat Elite
15. Starting 5ive
16. 
17.
18. 

5th Grade Teams 
1. King Street Kings 
2. T Town Ballers 
3. MPO Elite 
4. Eastern Shore Aces
5. Fidonce
6. Castle Athletics
7. Rising Stars NYC
8. NY Warriors
9.
10. 

4th Grade Teams
1. MPO Elite
2. JCBC
3. Fidonce
4. Castle Atheltics  
5. Rising Stars NYC 
6. Playtime Panthers
7.
8. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jeff Exinor

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division went down to the wire. Here’s a look at Part 1 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Akil Watson Just Skillful!