Thursday, July 29, 2021

Basketball Spotlight 2022 Tournament Circuit


The Basketball Spotlight Tournament Circuit is listed below. Please make sure you register early because each event is anticipated to sell out. Each age group will an A and B Division.


Tip Off Classic 
Date: December 4th and 5th 2021
Ages: 3rd Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ & Manalapan NJ 
Cost: $350 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Clash For The Cup 
Date: January 23rd & 24th 2022
Ages: 3rd Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Spring Invitational 
Date: March 5th and 6th 2022
Place: Manalapan, NJ (Sportika) 
Ages: 3rd Grade (9U) Thru 8th Grade (14U) 
Price: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discounts Available)
Memorial Day Classic 
Date: May 28th and 29th 2022
Ages: 3rd Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Neptune, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available)
Future Phenom Camp 
Date: August 27th and 28th 2022
Ages: Rising 5th Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Manalapan, NJ 
Cost: $249 Per Player

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Diary Of A Baller: Tyler McQuaid (Maywood, NJ) Entry #6



It’s Tyler McQuaid and I am back for another week. It began Monday with a win over Nova UFND. The win put us in the championship bracket for the Made Hoops finale. Up next, we ran into one of the top teams in the country. (Nightrydas) from Miami. They had too much size for us and shot a high percentage from the field. It was a disappointing way to end the tournament. With that said, I always believe you can take out of a loss as much as a win. It really helped me gage where I am and what I need to focus on for my journey in high school. 

I have so much to be thankful for through my middle school years. Like I said earlier, the AAU world has helped me and gave me the opportunity to travel all over the country and more importantly build relationships with my teammates. They always work hard and we all support each other (Legacy). 

I spent the rest of the week watching and supporting my friends and high-school teammates at Peach Jam (EBYL). It was fun basketball and it helped me understand where my game needs to be next year when I arrive. When I got back home, I was right back at it in the morning. I went up to the park and started shooting and running drills. The evenings are full of pick up games. Stay tuned. FOCUS is where my head is now.

Monday, July 26, 2021

KING OF THE CAPITAL SHOWDOWN RETURNS


Basketball Spotlight is proud to announce the 2nd Annual King Of The Capital Showdown. This event will bring together the AAU teams in the Trenton NJ Area for a day of battle. This year’s event will take place at Trenton Catholic Prep on Saturday August 7th. 

1 CITY 
1 GAME 
1 KING 

The tentative schedule is below. 

Saturday August 7th @ Trenton Catholic Prep 

10:00 AM MPO VS CJ EXPRESS (2029 GAME)
11:00 AM NJ RIVALS VS TTOWN BALLERS (2027 GAME) 
12:00 AM NJ RIVALS VS GYMWORK (2026 GAME) 
1:00 PM GYMWORK VS TTOWN BALLERS (2025 GAME) 
2:00 PM TTOWN BALLERS VS CJ EXPRESS (2024 GAME)

FUTURE PHENOM CAMP DEADLINE (AUGUST 15TH)



The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp has return after a year off because of Covid 19. Once again this event promises to be the best in America. Basketball Spotlight will bring together the top talent in the country along with unlimited coverage. Make sure your register early because this event will sell out quickly. REGISTRATION DEADLINE (AUGUST 15TH)

EVENT: BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT FUTURE PHENOM 
DATE: AUGUST 28TH AND 29TH (2021) 
GRADE: RISING 5TH GRADE THRU 9TH GRADE (CLASSES 2029 THRU 2025) 
PLACE: SPORTIKA (MANALAPAN, NJ) 
PRICE: $249.00 (PER PLAYER) 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Diary Of A Baller: Tyler McQuaid (Maywood, NJ) Entry #5


Hello Basketball Spotlight World, 

It's Tyler McQuaid and I'm back with another Diary Of A Baller entry. Hey guys! I had a great week with my family in Key West. Everyday we had an activity planned which was a great experience. We swam with the dolphins, went snorkeling off a catamaran and jet skied around the Island. I faced some of my fears, being in the Gulf of Mexico waters. I must say the water is a beautiful blue. It was really nice to be with just family and bond. We had great dinners, shopped and enjoyed our hotel grounds. My brother and I played corn hole every night at the hotel and we had a family volleyball game. 

I flew to Georgia from Fort Lauderdale Friday night to start Made Hoops. Our first game we played NYBA. We pulled out a win by 4 points. The next game we played Base Fundamentals. We started out slow and just couldn't get it going. We are 1 and 1 now. We need a win tomorrow morning in order for us to advance. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Diary Of A Baller: Tyler McQuaid (Haywood, NY) Entry #4


This week has been very low key. I have spent an hour each morning lifting waits along with pushups and situps. Monday night, I headed over to Citi Field for a Mets game with family and friends. The Mets played The Brewers. Citi Field is one of my favorite ballparks. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday I spent my evenings up at Memorial Park playing pickup games all night. I had a Legacy AAU game on Thursday over at Paterson Catholic gym. We wound up pulling a win out at the end. I played well and am amping myself up for Agusta! (Made Hoops). Over the weekend I spent time at my friends pool and getting ready to watch the Connor Mcgregor fight. 

Monday morning I am flying to Key West for my family vacation. It will be nice to spend time together and relax. We have a bunch of activities planned during the week which will be fun. On Friday we leave and my dad and I are flying to Georgia. Stay Tuned!

Monday, July 5, 2021

Diary Of A Baller: Tyler McQuaid (Maywood, NJ) Entry #3


Hello Basketball Spotlight World,

It's Tyler McQuaid and I'm back with another Diary Of A Baller entry. 

Summer has officially started. I have had the opportunity to sleep in a little and relax in Long Beach Island. I came home Monday for our last games at Beat the Clock Tournament. We beat DePaul in the semis and TPS in the final. It was a nice start to my high school career. 

Throughout the week I worked out with Will Richardson, a senior at Bergen Catholic. We were able to work on drills and spend hours on the shooting gun. I'm preparing and trying to get ready for Made Hoops starting July 16 in Georgia. It will be my last middle school tournament. 

Overall, this week has been a little more laid back and I was able to spend time with my friends. Today is the Fourth of July. I am headed up to my family's lake house at Greenwood Lake. I enjoy going there and spending time with everyone. We have a pontoon boat and a wave runner. It's a fun time. 

Enjoy your Fourth everyone. Stay tuned.