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. Student Athlete Broncos 
4. YW Ballers 
5. NJ Bulldogs 
6. East Coast Elite 
7. Team Diffrnt 
8. Team Philly 
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. Harlem Jets
16. Give and Go Basketball 
17. PSA Cardinals (Red)
18. Gym Ratz
19. Milbank
20. 
21.
22. 

7th Grade Teams 
1. Team Final/Fidonce 
2. NJ Playaz 
3. Student Athlete Broncos 
4. NJ Bulldogs 
5. JCBC 
6. T Town Ballers 
7. Team Philly 
8. Eastern Shore Aces 
9. Harlem Jets
10. Team Breakdown (North)
11. Rising Stars NYC (Red)
12. Rising Stars NYC (Black)
13. Elm City Elite
14. 

6th Grade Teams 
1. YW Ballers 
2. King Street Kings 
3. T Town Ballers 
4. NJ Bulldogs 
5. JCBC 
6. Student Athlete Broncos 
7. Team Philly 
8. Eastern Shore Aces 
9. JCBC 
10. Harlem Jets
11. Milbank 
12. Elm City Elite
13.
14.

5th Grade Teams 
1. King Street Kings 
2. T Town Ballers 
3. MPO Elite 
4. Eastern Shore Aces
5. Fidonce
6. Harlem Jets
7.
8.

4th Grade Teams
1. MPO Elite
2. JCBC
3. Fidonce
4. Harlem Jets 
5.
6. 

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!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Bryson Brown

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade division had a new champion and displayed some serious talent. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Diary Of A Baller: Elliot Cadeau (West Orange, NJ) Entry #6

Elliot and TPS Teammates

Hello basketball world, 

This week was a long one. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Ahmad Nowell

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade division had a new champion and displayed some serious talent. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Dylan Seay Getting Buckets

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Support The Paul Pintella Memorial Classic With Sponsorship Ad!


The Inaugural Paul Pintella Memorial Classic will take place February 23rd and 24th at Foundation Collegiate Academy in Trenton, NJ. This event will feature eight middle school team in a single game elimination tournament. The winner of the tournament will receive trophies and a championship banner to hang in their home gym. 

We also decided to have a sponsorship program book for this exclusive event. We would love for you to be a part of this experience. All proceeds from this event will be used for the participants. The program ad rates are listed below. Please email all company logo’s and images to basketballspotlight@hotmail.com. Checks payable to Basketball Spotlight or use one of the payment links below. If you use a check please request a payment form via email. If using online registration put the ad message in the comment section. More Information call Mike Melton (609)-532-5122. Sponsorship deadline is February 14th. 

MEET MR. PAUL PINTELLA SR

Whole Page: $100.00 CLICK HERE 

Half Page: $50.00 CLICK HERE

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Kabrian Goss Getting Busy!

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Jadin Collins Makes His Mark!

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 4

Terrell Pitts

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division was loaded and came down to the wire. Here is Part 4 of our Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 4 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Malik Bowman

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. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Alums Crash McDonalds All American Game!


Basketball Spotlight is proud to announce that the 2019 McDonalds All American Game features 7 Spotlight Alumnus. Basketball Spotlight will like to congratulate Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis, Cole Anthony, Precious Achiuwa, Vernon Carey, Wendell Moore and Vernon Carey. 

Spotlight Alumni In 2019 McDonalds All American Game 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Cameron Piggee

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division was loaded and came down to the wire. Here is Part 2 of our Top Performers. 


Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Teach Me Classic Champions Are Crowned!



Teach Me Classic Basketball League would like to Congratulate the 2018-2019 Champions as well as all of the other participating teams and donating sponsor, PLAYTIME Basketball, Teaneck Jr Basketball, Bball Spotlight, AGame Sportswear and Tristate Classic. All helped to make the TMC a success. All teams received Championship and Runner Up Rings!

Teach Me Classic Champions

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Sebastian Robinson Heating Up!

Clash For The Cup Highlights: DJ Wagner At It Again!

Paul Pintella Memorial Classic Schedule Is Set!


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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Tahaad "Give Me 3" Pettiford

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division was loaded and came down to the wire. Here is Part 1 of our Top Performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Clash For The Cup Highlights: Terrell Pitts Flying High!