Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Spring Invitational Committed Teams


The Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational returns at Sportika in NJ. This event is will feature some of the top teams in the region. Please make sure you register early because this event will sell out. 

Spring Invitational Committed Teams 

8th Grade Team 
1. NJ Playaz 
2. Success Academy
3. T Town Ballers 
4. Riverside Hawks 
5. Playtime Panthers 
6. Team Delaware 
7. Expressions Elite 
8. Hilltoppers Basketball Club 
9. Wiz Kids 
10. NJ Bulldogs 
11. K-Low Elite 
12. Dragons Army 
13. G State Bounce 
14.  QB Elite
15. 3 D Elite
16. NJ Scholars
17. 

7th Grade Team 
1. NJ Playaz 
2. Trained 2 Go 
3. T Town Ballers (Orange) 
4. T Town Ballers (Blue) 
5. Hilltoppers Basketball Club 
6. NJ Bulldogs 
7. Expressions Elite 
8. K-Low Elite 
9. Playtime Panthers 
10. Riverside Hawks 
11. Team Mouse 
12. Dragons Army 
13. G State Bounce 
14. Westchester Atheltics 
15. Success Academy 
16. Hillsong (White) 
17. Hillsong (Black) 
18. NJ Scholars
19. Westside Warriors
20. 

6th Grade Teams 
1. NJ Rivals 
2. Team Mouse 
3. Playtime Panthers 
4. Riverside Hawks 
5. Dragons Army 
6. NJ Bulldogs 
7. NJ Hornets 
8. Philly Hurricanes 
9. New Heights (Red)
10. Castle 
11. League Bound 
12. Happy Hollow 
13. Fulton Ballers/Kenny Haskins 
14. Hilltoppers Basketball Club 
15. Success Academy 
16. New Heights (Blue)
17. King Street Kings
18. 

5th Grade Teams 
1. NJ Rivals 
2. T Town Ballers 
3. Playtime Panthers 
4. Riverside Hawks 
5. Dragons Army 
6. New Heights 
7. Hilltoppers Basketball Club 
8. We R 1 Future 
9. Success Academy 
10. King Street Kings
11. 

4th Grade Teams 
1. Riverside Hawks 
2. Playtime Panthers 
3. Dragon’s Army 
4. Success Academy 
5. King Street Kings 
6.  Kidz Roc
7.
8. 


3rd Grade Teams 
1. Riverside Hawks 
2. Playtime Panthers 
3. Dragon’s Army 
4. NJ Rivals 
5. 
6.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Classic Schedule



The 2nd Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Classic will take place February 22nd and 23rd at St. Raphael School in Hamilton. The schedule is below and teams need to report at least a half hour before their game. 

Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Classic Schedule 

Saturday February 22nd 
5:00 PM Maplewood MS vs. St. Peters (Game 1) 
6:00 PM Rahway Academy vs. Lumberton MS (Game 2) 
7:00 PM Joyce Kilmer vs. Maxson MS (Game 3) 
8:00 PM Foundation Academy vs. Hubbard MS (Game 4) 

Sunday February 23rd 
12:00 PM Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (Semifinals) 
1:00 PM Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner (Semifinals) 
2:00 PM 5th Grade Showcase Game (NJ Rivals vs T Town Ballers) 
3:00 PM Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Championship 

Place: St. Raphael School 
151 Gropp Ave. 
Trenton, NJ 08610 

Admission $5.00

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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

Angel Conde

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the bright future. Here’s our second look at the top performers. 

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In The Spotlight: Chidi Nwigwe (Monroe Crusaders)

Name: Chidi Nwigwe 

AAU Team: Monroe Crusaders 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Class: 2025 

Breakdown: Chidi’s squad didn’t fare they well be he had an impressive weekend. The nice sized two guard collected 28 markers versus Riverside Hawks and erupted for another 26 points against NJ Shore Shots. Nwigwe knows how to pump in buckets and have been doing this since he entered the Basketball Spotlight arena.

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

Jeremiah Camara

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the bright future. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 

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

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

Munir Greig 

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division produced a new champion. Here’s our last look at the Top Performers. 

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Delaware Explosion Top Performers Game 2 (Big Show)

Isaiah Hynson

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to the Delaware Explosion event to check out the top talent from the First State. Here’s a look at the Game 2 Standouts of the Event 

Delaware Explosion Top Performers Game 2 (Big Show) 

Delaware Explosion Top Performers Game 1

Noah Allen

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to the Delaware Explosion event to check out the top talent from the First State. Here’s a look at the Game 1 Standouts of the Event 

Delaware Explosion Top Performers Game 1 

Delaware Explosion 6th Grade Top Performers

Tyrese Pettjohn

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to the Delaware Explosion event to check out the top talent from the First State. Here’s a look at the 6th Grade Division standouts. 

Delaware Explosion 6th Grade Top Performers 

Delaware Explosion 5th Grade Top Performers

Dwayne Ruffin

Basketball Spotlight took a trip to the Delaware Explosion event to check out the top talent from the First State. Here’s a look at the 5th Grade Division standouts. 

Delaware Explosion 5th Grade Top Performers 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

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

Lyrick Samuels


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division produced a new champion. Here’s our second look at the Top Performers. 

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

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

Sammy Jackson

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division produced a new champion. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers. 

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

Diary Of A Baller: Kabrien Goss (Trenton, NJ) Entry #5

Kabrien Goss

Hello Basketball Spotlight World, 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

In The Spotlight: Zack Meeks (Jersey Force)

Name: Zack Meeks 

AAU Team: Jersey Force 

Position: Forward 

Class: 2024 

Breakdown: Meeks is a wing/forward who can play inside and out. He’s athletic with a nonstop motor and an emerging skill set. Meeks can take you to the blocks or go off the bounce. He’s has a deadly combination that will serve him well on the high school next year.

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

David Munro

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division showed us some top talent. Here’s our second look at the Top Performers from this grade level. 

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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

Judah Hidalgo

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division showed us some top talent. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers from this grade level. 

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Classic Scheduled For Feb. 22nd and 23rd


The 2nd Annual Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Classic will be returning to Trenton, NJ area February 22nd and 23rd. This event will feature eight middle/grammar school teams playing in a single game elimination tournament. The winner of the event will be presented the Paul Pintella Jr. Championship banner to hang in their gym. Tournament information is below; 

Event: Paul Pintella Jr. Memorial Classic 
Date: February 22nd and 23rd 
Place: St. Raphaels School (Hamilton, NJ) 
Price: $100.00 (Per Team) 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Dwayne Pierce

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division was loaded. Here’s our final look at the top performers. 

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