Monday, December 27, 2021

DIARY OF A BALLER: AJ DYBANTSA (BROCKTON, MA) ENTRY #3



Hi Bball Spotlight Fans, this is my 3rd week of my journey and can't wait to share it with you guys. 

JAREN BARNETT RUNNING THE SHOW AT THE TIP OFF CLASSIC!

PATRICK OTEY IN HIS BAG AT TIP OFF CLASSIC

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

MASON SANTIAGO PUTTING IN WORK AT THE TIP OFF CLASSIC

Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Best Of The Best And All Tournament Team




The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Division makes the future look bright. Here’s our look at the Best Of The Best and All Tournament Team. 

Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Best Of The Best 

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Best Of The Best And All Tournament Team



Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Division had some exciting players. Here’s our look at the Best Of The Best and All Tournament Team. 

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Best Of The Best 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Best Of The Best And All Tournament Team


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Division was loaded with talent. Here’s our Best Of The Best and All Tournament Team. 

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Best Of The Best 

DIARY OF A BALLER: AJ DYBANTSA (BROCKTON, MA) ENTRY #1


Hello BballSpotlight Fans, 

This is my first entry in the Diary of a Baller. I’m thankful that Mr. Melton is allowing me to share what I do during the week. My name is Anicet Dybantsa Jr but I am known by AJ. I’m 14 years old from Brockton, Massachusetts and play for Expressions Elite. I go to St Sebastian’s School in Needham, Massachusetts and I’m in the 8th grade. My parents take me to practice and games all the time and travel to all these states for me to play basketball and I appreciate them. My coaches Joe Saunders and Keyshawn Narcisse and my trainer Brandon Ball also play a big role in my development and success as of now and I thank them for that. Now let’s start with my weekly journey. 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 2


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Orange Division gave us a glimpse into the future. Here’s our second look at the top performers. 

Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 2 

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 1


The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Orange Division gave us a glimpse into the future. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 

Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 1 

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 2


The 7th Grade Division of the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic was filled with exciting players. Here’s our second look at the top performers 

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 2 

Friday, December 10, 2021

DPS SUCCESS 2029 RUNS THROUGH TIP OFF CLASSIC

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 1



The 7th Grade Division of the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic was filled with exciting players. Here’s our first look at the top performers 

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 1

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 3


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division was loaded with talent. Here’s our  look last at the top performers. 

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 3 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 8TH GRADE FRESH FACES


Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic has been known to introduce new players to the country. The 2021 version brought us a couple of new players that had impressive showings in their first Basketball Spotlight event. 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 8TH GRADE FRESH FACES 
 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 2


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division was loaded with talent. Here’s our second look at the top performers. 

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 2 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ERIC JAMES JR. GOES FOR 40!


Name: Eric James Jr. 

AAU Team: Pittsburgh Supreme 

Position: Shooting Guard 

Class: 2026 

Event: Tip Off Classic

Breakdown: Eric James Jr. is a tough finisher at the rim. He scored 40 pts in pool play and did not shoot one three pointer. His layup package is pretty aggressive and doesn’t let any defender slow him down. He is very impressive and we are looking for great things from him. This was one of the best Tip Off Classic scoring outings in history.

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 1


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division was loaded with talent. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Top Performers Part 1

TIP OFF CLASSIC 4TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: MPO ELITE WINS CROWN


MPO Elite defeated Riverside Hawks 44-20 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 4th Grade Championship. MPO played an aggressive style all weekend which helped them win the crown. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. 

Monday, December 6, 2021

AJ DYBANTSA PUTS HIS STAMP ON THE TIP OFF CLASSIC!

TIP OFF CLASSIC 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: DPS SUCCESS WINS TITLE!


DPS Success capped off a great weekend by defeating NJ Shore Shots 49-28 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 5th Grade Championship. DPS Success displays great execution and discipline for a team at this age. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. 


TIP OFF CLASSIC 6TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: PLAYTIME HAD A BALL!


Playtime Panthers defeated NJ Shore Shots to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Blue Division Championship. Playtime played with an aggressive style which propelled them. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 6TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: EXPRESSIONS ELITE GETS IT DONE!


Expressions Elite defeated Team Final 54-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Orange Division title. Expressions Elite loves to play in attack mode. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making the finals. 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 7TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: PLAYTIME ROLLS TO TITLE!


Playtime Panthers defeated Gym Work Elite 60-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Blue Division title. Playtime played like a well-oiled machine this weekend . Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making the finals. 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 7TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: TEAM FINAL ADDS MORE HARDWARE!


Team Final used a huge second half to defeat NY Lighting 69-56 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Orange Division title. Team Final looked like a force to reckoned with. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making the finals. 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 8TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: WIZ KIDS CONQUERS BLUE DIVISION


Wiz Kids defeated Team Spartans National 2027 54-42 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Blue Division title. Wiz Kids once again proved to be a solid program taking home the banner. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making the finals. 

TIP OFF CLASSIC 8TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: EXPRESSIONS ELITE TAKES CROWN


Expressions Elite defeated NJ Legacy 62-48 to win the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Orange Division title. The X ran through the event impressively with a few mercy rules and took the banner back up I95. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making the finals. 

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Was A Success (THANK YOU)


Basketball Spotlight will let to thank parents, players, spectators and staff for a great weekend. Its’ the support of you guys that made the Tip Off Classic a huge success. The teams played hard and we had several first time champions crowned. We will also work on things on our end to give you guys an even better experience next time out. 

Website Coverage: Our website coverage from this event will be begin shortly beginning with the Team Champions from each grade before moving on to the top performers from each class. 

Social Media Coverage: We have already started posting recaps on our Basketball Spotlight Instagram Page (@bballspotlight). If you have any videos you want posted from the event, please feel free to direct message us on Instagram or send to our whatsapp at 609-532-5122. Once again we want to say thank you guys for a great experience and we look forward to seeing you at a future Basketball Spotlight event.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT CLASH FOR THE CUP RETURNS


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup is the second stop on our circuit and will take place 
March 5th and 6th in Mount Laurel, NJ. This event will bring together some of the top teams in the region. Make sure to register quickly because this event will sellout. 

EVENT: Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 

DATE: MARCH 5TH AND 6TH 

PLACE: MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 

AGES: 4TH GRADE (10U) THRU 8TH GRADE (14U) 

COST: $350 PER TEAM (MULTI-TEAM DISCOUNT AVAILABE) 


Saturday, December 4, 2021

TIP OFF CLASSIC RULES AND REGULATIONS



All Games Use Stop Clocks 

4TH GRADE Division- 2 (12 Minutes Halves) 
5TH GRADE Division- 2 (12 Minute Halves) 
6TH GRADE Division- 2 (13 Minute Halves) 
7TH GRADE Division- 2 (14 Minute Halves) 
8TH GRADE Division- 2 (14 Minute Halves) 

Fouls: 
Foul Out- 5 Fouls 
1-1 Bonus- 10 Fouls 
Double Bonus- 13 Fouls 

Overtime: 2 minutes. 

Time Outs: There will two full timeouts a half (4 per game) for each team. No carry over and no 30 seconds time outs. 

Uniforms: Each Team must have two sets of uniforms (light and dark). 
 
Mercy Rule: If a team is ahead by 20 points the clock will run and with 2 minutes remaining in the contest the game will be called at that point. The team ahead by 20 will be awarded the victory. 

Birth Certificates: All teams must have birth certificates for each player on their roster in case of a challenge. Each team will be allowed unlimited grade exceptions. Grade Exceptions must have paperwork.  Eligibility Cut Off Date Is July 1. Reclass Eligibility Cut Off Sept. 1 

Challenges: Must be made before the game and will cost the challenging team $60. If the challenging team is correct their money will be refunded.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT TIP OFF CLASSIC SCHEDULE READY TO GO!


The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 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! 

Spectators Amount: Unlimited 
Temperature Check: Yes 
Hand Sanitizer: Yes 
Spectators Mask: Optional 

Prices For The Weekend 
Day Pass: $15.00 
Weekend Pass: $25.00 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

J.E.M MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC RETURNS


Basketball Spotlight returns with the J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC. This event will bring together some of the top grammar and middle schools in the region over the winter break. The event gives the schools a chance to shine and showcase their talent. The champions will be rewarded championship banners to hang in at their schools. Don’t miss out on the action. Space will be limited. 

EVENT: J.E.M MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC 
DATE: DECEMBER 28TH AND 29TH 
PLACE: ST RAPHAELS SCHOOL (HAMILTON, NJ) 
PRICE: $175.00 PER TEAM (2 GAMES MINIMUM) 
GRADES: GRAMMAR OR MIDDLE SCHOOL (8TH GRADE DIVISIONS)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER