Friday, May 31, 2019

NY vs NJ Charity Basketball Event For Antonio Sellers!


Please come out and support the Antonio Sellers "NY vs NJ Charity Basketball Event" on behalf of @mr.newjerseycity. All proceeds will go to @truebeauty515 toward the Antonio Sellers fund. 

Games will be played in Teaneck NJ. There will be an Elementary School AllStar game, Middle School AllStar game, and 2 High School games. Shootout Challenges. 

#A1S #WeAre1 #Family #🖕Cancer #HeIsSpecial♥️ #LetsCutTheCheck #Donate #Charity #June8 #Teaneck #NewJersey #NewYork #makeadifference 

Please Share and come out to Support the cause. @tristateclassic @njhooprecruit @entertainers155ruckerpark @nebballclub @playtimebball . 

If you'd like to make a donation, please feel free to contact us Fathersknowbest@gmail.com.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Tahaad "Give Me 3" Pettiford

The 7th Grade Division of the MDC had several new players and teams. Here’s a look at our top performers part 1. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Tahaad Pettiford Guard (JCBC)- “Give Me 3” had an argument with being Mr. Memorial especially after his championship game performance. He was spectacular behind the arc nailing four treys. He just knows how to create space off the bounce and once he gets some breathing room he will definitely make you pay. Tahaad finished with 25 markers in the finals and is one of the favorites for 7th Grade POY.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Calvin Moore

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Division had a lot of regional talent. Here’s a look at our top performers Part 2. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Calvin Moore Guard (T Town Ballers)- Moore is very crafty guard that can get to where he wants to on the court. Moore’s ability to handle the ball allows him to get his teammates involved in the game. He has the ability to knock down the three ball that helps to stretch the defense for his team.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jarrett Dingle

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Division had a lot of regional talent. Here’s a look at our top performers Part 1. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jarrett Dingle Guard (NY Rivals/ECE)- Dingle is a star in the making. He is fairly unknown but Dingle is making a big splash on the basketball circuit; He is becoming one of the top guards in his class. This weekend at the Memorial Day Classic Dingle played big in every big moment. Jarrett has the ability to score on all three levels; and finish through contact. He is automatic from the free throw line that makes him even more dangerous on the court.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: NY Rivals/ECE Wins Another Title!

NY Rivals/ECE

NY Rivals/ECE proved to be too much as they defeated Team Spartans 53-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.


Mr. Memorial Day- Jarrett Dingle (NY Rivals/ECE) 
The spectacular guard showed all his worth as he scored a game high 24 points and drained 3 treys. He’s hard to guard off the bounce and has the confidence to take on any opposing guard in the building. It’s a high school coach waiting for his arrival in the Big Apple.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: STR Elite Prevails!

STR Elite

STR Elite came up big to defeat K Low Elite 50-35 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Blue Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.


Mr. Memorial Day- Jahmir Smith-Blount (STR Elite) 
Smith-Blount scored a team high 21 points and nailed two treys. Once he got on scoring streak he was hard to slow down. K Low Elite didn’t have anyone that could slow him down. He definitely earned the MVP honors.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 7th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: NJ Shore Shots Grab The Banner!

NJ Shore Shots

NJ Shore Shots capped off a great weekend to defeat Castle Athletics 39-36 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 7th Grade Blue Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.


Mr. Memorial Day- Colin Earnest (NJSS) 
Earnest had all around floor game while also scoring the rock. He showed up big in the finals and they battled Castle nip and tuck. Colin not only took home the trophy but also earned an invite to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: Jersey City Boys Club Survives Scare!

Jersey City Boys Club

Jersey City Boys Club nipped NJ Shore Shots 60-55 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.

Mr. Memorial Day- Nico Pena (JCBC) 
Pena came up big for JCBC in the finals. He nailed 4 treys on his way to a team high 24 markers. This was a high intense game and Pena made sure he stepped up. He showed supreme confidence which helped his team hold off the upset. Nico played big and earned an invite to the Future Phenom Camp.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 6th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: King Street Kings Hold On!

King Street Kings

King Street Kings held off T Town Ballers 40-34 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 6th Grade Blue Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.


Mr. Memorial Day- Kareem Anthony (KSK) 
Anthony definitely earned his trophy as he led the team in scoring with 20 markers. Every time KSK needed a big bucket Anthony stepped up and got the job done. The slippery guard has serious game and earned an invite to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp.


CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Monday, May 27, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: NJ Bulldogs Run To Title!

NJ Bulldogs

NJ Bulldogs saved their best game for last as they defeated King Street Kings 67-47 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.

Mr. Memorial Day- Jebron Harris (NJ Bulldogs) 

After this weekend Jebron has solidified himself as the best 6th Grader in the region and one of the best in the country. After proving for years he could dominate the post Jebron showed flare on the perimeter with ball handling, scoring and passing skills. He tallied 22 points in the semi-finals and 25 markers in the championship. He’s a shoe in for a Future Phenom Camp invite.


CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 5th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: Castle Athletics Reach Primetime!

Castle Athletics

Castle Athletic outlasted Jersey Force 44-33 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 5th Grade Blue Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.


Mr. Memorial Day- Jaylen Williams (Castle Athletics) 
Williams is the primary ball handler and play maker but he also showed he could score the rock. He scored getting to the rim and from the perimeter. He dropped 13 markers on the process of giving Castle Athletics their first Spotlight title.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 5th Grade Orange Division Championship Recap: Team Jacko Victorious!

Team Jacko

Team Jacko had a huge 2nd half as they defeated Riverside Hawks (White) 55-34 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 5th Grade Orange Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage from the MDC.

Mr. Memorial Day- Sammy Jackson (Team Jacko) 
When you first see Jackson pull from deep most spectators yell out Steph Curry because of his range but when I factored in his size and driving ability Clay Thompson came to my mind. This youngster collected 16 points including 3 treys in their championship win. He earned an invite to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 4th Grade Championship Recap: MPO Elite Wins The Crown!

MPO ELITE

MPO All Stars got off to great start and didn’t look back as they defeated Team Delaware to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 4th Grade Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage of the MDC.


Mr. Memorial Day- Santana Hodge (MPO Elite) 
The scoring guard got things going early especially in transition. He converted buckets off of steals created by the MPO pressure. He led the team in scoring with 11 markers and seemed to be cool playing on the stage. Hodge with his play earned an invite to the prestigious Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Moves To New Jersey (Sportika!)


After spending five years in Maryland the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp will be moving to the Garden State. That’s right the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom will be in Manalapan, NJ at Sportika. Last summer approximately 300 players attended the game and this year will also be a sellout. Make sure you register quickly. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Event: Future Phenom Camp 
Date: August 24th and 25th 2019 
Ages: Rising 5th Grade Thru Rising 9th Grade 
Place: Manalapan, NJ (Sportika)
Cost: $249 Per Player

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