Friday, June 28, 2019

Moody Park Middle School Top Performers

Jeffrey White

Moody Park Middle School action took place last night and we were in the building. The game of the night had Basketball Spotlight defeated Trenton Catholic 52-37 in a great showing. Here are the top performers of the night. 

Moody Park Middle School Top Performers 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Basketball Spotlight Adds Class Of 2023 (Rising 9th Grade) To Future Phenom Camp!


Due to the high demand for participation the Basketball Spotlight has extended the Future Phenom Camp to involved the Class of 2023 (Rising 9th Graders). Please make sure you register early because this event will surely sellout. For more info please contact Mike Melton at 609-532-5122 or at Basketballspotlight@hotmail.com. 

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 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

In The Spotlight: Robert Rossi (Ball Hawks)

Name: Robert Rossi 

AAU Teams: Ball Hawks 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Class: 2023

Breakdown: Rossi was another player we saw during our trip to Moody Park. He left early so we weren’t able to get his photo. Rossi played well in his team’s loss as he got buckets from the inside and on the perimeter. I also like his nose for the ball as he appeared to be at the right place at the right time.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Moody Park Summer League Top Performers (Middle School)

Calvin Moore

The Moody Park Summer League kicked off last night and Basketball Spotlight was on hand for the event. Here are the players that impressed us. 

Moody Park Summer League Top Performers (Middle School) 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Zaquan Cullers-Boyd (MPO Elite)

Name: Zaquan Cullers-Boyd 

AAU Team: MPO Elite 

Class: 2027 

Position: Forward 

Breakdown: Every championship needs a glue player that does it all and Cullers-Boyd fills this role for MPO. He plays with energy on defense and rebounding. He also can finish off plays in transition. His unselfish play helped them grab the banner.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Monday, June 10, 2019

Baby Dunk USA Highlights At Antonio Sellers Charitable Event!

Baby Dunk USA Highlight At Antonio Sellers Charitable Event!

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller: Kamdyn Jackson (Team Delaware)

Name: Kamdyn Jackson 

AAU Team: Team Delaware 

Class: 2027 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: Jackson was the “Go To Guy” especially in the championship game. The confident scoring guard dropped 14 of his team’s 20 points. He gave MPO Elite all they could handle in the finals I like this kids game. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Sean Turner (MPO Elite)

Name: Sean Turner 

AAU Team: MPO Elite 

Class: 2027 

Position: Point Guard 

Breakdown: Turner ran the point over the weekend for the 4th Grade Champs. He looked good in drive and kick situations. He also was able to get into the lane. In the championship he stepped up big in the scoring column with 10 points. 

  CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Antonio Sellers Charitable Event Top Performers (Middle School Game)

Antonio Sellers Charitable Event (Middle School Game)

The Antonio Sellers Charitable Event took place in Teaneck, NJ and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. In the Middle School game, the Black Team defeated the White Team. Take a look at the players that impressed us in this event. 

Antonio Sellers Charitable Event Top Performers  

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Antonio Sellers Charitable Event Top Performers (Elementary Game)

Antonio Sellers Charitable Event (Elementary Game)

The Antonio Sellers Charitable Event took place in Teaneck, NJ and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. In the Elementary School game, the White Team outlasted the Black Team. Take a look at the players that impressed us in this event. 

Antonio Sellers Charitable Event Top Performers 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Shaan Nayar (Jersey Force)

Name: Shaan Nayar 

AAU Team: Jersey Force 

Class: 2026 

Position: Point Guard 

Breakdown: Nayar ran the show for Jersey Force all weekend. He created for teammates and scored himself including double digits against MPO Elite (13 points) and NJ Hornets (10 Points).

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: James Hankowski (Jersey Force)

Name: James Hankowski 

AAU Team: Jersey Force 

Class: 2026 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Breakdown: James is the sharp shooter for the Jersey Force and he showed it in their championship loss to Castle Athletics. He drained 3 treys and scored 15 points. If you leave this kid open you will pay. We hope to see Hankowski again very soon. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Antonio Sellers Determined Too Return!

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Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Jeevan Saini (Jersey Force)

Name: Jeevan Saini

AAU Team: Jersey Force 

Class: 2026 

Position: Forward 

Breakdown: Saini had a good weekend at the MDC. The forward hit the glass and scored double figures in a few games. I like his touch and developing footwork. He scored 14 markers in their win against MPO. Keep an eye on this kid. 


CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: KJ Hawkins (Playtime Panthers)

Name: KJ Hawkins 

AAU Team: Playtime Panthers 

Class: 2026 

Position: Forward 

Breakdown: Hawkins played inside for Playtime and did a heck of a job. He was able to score, get rebounds and clog the lane on defense. His play helped Playtime reach the semi-finals of the MDC. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Marcellus Jeter (Team Jacko)

Name: Marcellus Jeter AAU 

AAU Team: Team Jacko 

Class: 2026 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: Jeter was a beast on the defensive end while moving his feet well and making things difficult for ball handlers. He also found a way to get into the scoring column with his 12 point effort versus MABC. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Mickell Taylor (Playtime Panthers)

Name: Mickell Taylor 

AAU Team: Playtime Panthers 

Class: 2026 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: Taylor caught fire from the perimeter in their semi-finals loss to Castle Athletics. He tallied 15 points while connecting on 3 treys from deep. He fits well in the back court with Elijah Thenor. PP looks like they have a mean back court for years to come.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Christian Matos (Riverside Hawks)

Name: Christian Matos 

AAU Team: Riverside Hawks 

Class: 2026 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: Matos looked good at times in the championship game. He put pressure on the defense with his penetration skills and was able to score buckets even a deep trey. He finished the game with double digits (11 points). 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight Joins Antonio Sellers Charitable Event!


Basketball Spotlight is proud join the sponsoring team for the Antonio Sellers Charitable Event. This event will bring together some of the top grammar school and high players in the region. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ANTONIO SELLERS FUND. 

EVENT: ANTONIO SELLERS CHARITABLE EVENT 
PLACE: RICHARD RHODDA CENTER  
250 COLONIAL CT 
TEANECK, NJ 07666 

SCHEDULE 
Saturday June 8, 2019 
10:00 am-5/6th grade game 
11:00 am-7/8th grade (Bball Spotlight Sponsored Game) 
12:00 pm 9th/10th grade 
1:00 pm-Baby Dunk USA Game 
2:00 pm-Girls Varsity Game 
3:00 pm-Gimme Lane Challenge ($1 000 Giveaway) 
4:00 pm Boys Varsity Game

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Elijah Thenor (Playtime Panthers)

Name: Elijah Thenor 

AAU Team: Playtime Panthers 

Class: 2026 

Position: Point Guard 

Breakdown: This talented guard showed his skills during their semifinal game against Castle. He handled the pill, set up teammates and scored when he needed to. He drained 2 treys and finished with 17 points. His all-around talent was on full display at the MDC.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Dozie Nwigwe (Monroe Crusaders)

Name: Dozie Nwigwe 

AAU Team: Monroe Crusaders 

Class: 2027 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: The scoring guard played up in the 5th Grade division and still held his own. He got buckets against the Hunting Park Warriors with 18 markers and King Street Kings with 12 points. He’s one of the elite players in this class in the region and we can’t wait to see him at the Future Phenom Camp.


CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Jayden McKie (Hunting Park Warriors)

Name: Jayden McKie 

AAU Team: Hunting Park Warriors 

Class: 2026 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: McKie has some special talent at the guard spot. He got anywhere he wanted on the floor while making things happen. He scored the rock well against Monroe Crusaders with 14 points. Philly might have another young baller in this kid.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Fareed Brown (Team Jacko)

Name: Fareed Brown 

AAU Team: Team Jacko 

Class: 2026 

Position: Combo Guard 

Breakdown: Brown got some key buckets in the championship. He knows how to attack the gaps and pull up for the short jumper. He’s tough as nails and difficult to strip because of his low dribble. He seems to have a bright future. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Jayden Keith (Riverside Hawks)

Name: Jayden Keitt

AAU Team: Riverside Hawks 

Class: 2026 

Position: Forward 

Breakdown: Keith was a serious problem on the blocks. He used a mean up fake and good footwork to score. He averaged double figures over the weekend. His body control was very impressive for a youngster of this age. 

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Basketball Spotlight MDC Baby Baller Profile: Travien Bryson (Team Jacko)

Name: Travien Bryson 

AAU Team: Team Jacko 

Class: 2026 

Position: Wing Forward

Breakdown: Bryson went hard at the Riverside Hawks in their first meeting. The lanky forward showed supreme dominance while dropping 25 points. It’s difficult to slow him down once he gets going. We love the way this kid goes hard. Hopefully we see him at the Future Phenom Camp.

CLICK HERE FOR FUTURE PHENOM CAMP INFO

Monday, June 3, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Brandon Russell

The 6th Grade Division of the MDC had some good talent. Here’s a look at our top performers part 2. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Brandon Russell Forward (FCP Elite)- Russell was a tough scorer around the basketball and had a nose for the ball. He showed some passing skills while showing some range from the free throw area. Once he gets a little stronger he will be able to finish better throw contact. He scored 15 points in their semi-finals loss to NJ Bulldogs.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Peter Mauro

The 6th Grade Division of the MDC had some good talent. Here’s a look at our top performers part 1. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Peter Mauro Guard (NJ Bulldogs)- Mauro is focused and a certified killer when he’s on the floor. He showed dominance all weekend especially in the scoring column. He can finish in transition or hit the jumper when you step off him on defense. He also had a shot of winning Mr. Memorial Day. He finished the championship game with 20 markers and 24 points in the semifinals.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Joell Idoro

The 7th Grade Division of the MDC had several new players and teams. Here’s a look at our top performers part 2. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Joell Idoro Guard (T Town Ballers)- I love Idoro game. The lefty picks his spots well and has a craftiness that cannot be taught. He can kill you from all three levels and plays with the confidence that will translate to the next level. He nailed 3 treys on his way to 15 points in their semi-finals loss to Jersey City Boys Club. Keep an eye on this kid.