Friday, June 3, 2022

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 8TH GRADE (ORANGE): BRYCE THOMAS (CASTLE ATHLETICS)


Name: Bryce Thomas 

 AAU Team: Wiz Kids 

Position: Guard 

Class: 2026 

Breakdown: Thomas saved his best shot for last has he made the game winning bucket with two seconds remaining. The bucket gave Wiz Kids their second Spotlight championship of the year. Thomas also has a huge all around game over the Memorial Day Classic weekend.

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 8TH GRADE (BLUE): WILMER DE LA ROSA (CASTLE ATHLETICS)

Name: Wilmer De La Rosa 

AAU Team: Castle Athletics 

Position: Forward 

Class: 2026 

Breakdown: Wilmer carried the torch for the NY squad in the championship. The forward dominated inside, in terms of scoring (20 points), blocking shots and rebounding. I like this kid’s upside and he should make a mark on the NYC high school scene next year.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 7TH GRADE: MARQUE JOHNSON (GYMWORK ELITE)


Name: Marque Johnson 

AAU Team: Gymwork Elite 

Position: Forward 

Class: 2027 

Breakdown: The versatile forward showed tremendous promise this weekend. He was a walking double/double while at times looking like the best prospect in the building regardless of class. His total impact on both ends of the floor earned him Mr. Memorial Day honors. This kid is oozing with potential.

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 6TH GRADE : COLTON HILLER (TEAM JACKO)


Name: Colton Hiller 

AAU Team: Team Jacko 

Position: Guard 

Class: 2028 

Breakdown: Hiller was crowned Mr. Memorial Day after capping a stellar weekend with a 24 point effort in the semifinals vs SFM Elite and a 22 point outing including 2 treys versus Eastern Shore Aces in the championship. This all around guard can stroke it while also scoring from all three levels.

MDC MR. MEMORIAL DAY 5TH GRADE : THOMAS HAMPTON (NJ SHORE SHOTS)


Name: Thomas Hampton 

Position: Guard 

AAU Team: NJ Shore Shots 

Class: 2029 

Breakdown: Hampton took home Mr. Memorial Day honors after a stellar performance in the finals. The sharpshooting guard tallied 20 points including nailing 2 treys to help the NJ Shore Shots win back to back MDC championships. This kid has serious game.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Top Performers

                                                                                 
The Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Champion was very exciting as the battle went into overtime. Here are the 4th Grade Top Performers. 

 Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Top Performers 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Orange Division Recap: Wiz Kids Win It At The Buzzer!


Wiz Kids pulled a tough win at the buzzer 46-45 over Team Jacko to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Orange Division Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. This was Wiz Kids second Spotlight title this year.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: Castle Athletics Cruises To Title!


Castle Athletics came up big as they defeated Eastern Shore Aces 50-20 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 8th Grade Blue Division Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Castle took the title back to the Big Apple.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Championship Recap: Gymwork Elite Grabs The Banner!


Gymwork Elite came up big down the stretch to defeat SFM Elite 45-39 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 7th Grade Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Gymwork Elite has a couple of promising prospects.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Championship Recap: Team Jacko Just Too Much!


Team Jacko capped off a great weekend defeating Eastern Shore Aces 66-43 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 6th Grade Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. This Team Jacko squad is m
ean.


Basketball Spotlight MDC 5th Grade Championship Recap: NJ Shore Shots Shine At MDC!


NJ Shore Shots defeated Team Jacko 41-33 to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 5th Grade Championship. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals. Shout out to Coach Coop for winning that banner.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 4th Grade Championship Recap: NJ Scholars Wins A Thriller!


The NJ Scholars won a thriller 43-41 in overtime against MPO Elite to win the Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic 4th Grade Championship. This was one of the best games of the day. We congratulate both teams for making it to the finals.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Rules




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, 1 minute, sudden death (first point wins)

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.  Age 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, May 25, 2022

Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic Schedule Ready!



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.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Returns


The Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp returns August 27th and 28th at Sportika in Manalapan, NJ. This camp will bring together the top middle school players in the country for two days of great learning and competition. Please make sure you register early because a sellout is imminent. Last year’s camp was truly a dandy and we expect much of the same this year. Registration information is below. 

EVENT: FUTURE PHENOM CAMP 

DATE: AUGUST 27TH AND 28TH 

GRADES: RISING 6TH (2029) THRU RISING 9TH (2026) 

PLACE: SPORTIKA (MANALAPAN, NJ) 

PRICE: $249 (PER PLAYER) 

Monday, April 18, 2022

MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC GETTING EARLY INTEREST


The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic is scheduled for May 28th and 29th. This event will bring together some of the top teams on the East Coast to do battle in Mount Laurel, NJ. This event is scheduled to sell out. Space will be very limited. Please use the links below to register. 

Event: Memorial Day Classic 
Date: May 28th and 29th 2022 
Ages: 3rd Grade (9U) Thru 8th Grade (14U)
Place: Mount Laurel, NJ (LEAGUE BOUND)
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available) 

8th Grade (14U) 
1. NJ Storm  
2. Gym Work Elite 
3. Wiz Kids 
4. Jersey Force 
5. Kings Unlimited 
6. Team Jacko 
7. Eastern Shore Aces 
8. BYRD Elite 
9. Airmen Elite 
10. Team Rumble
11. Castle Athletics 
12. NJ Rivals 
13. Team Spartans (National)
14. League Bound

7th Grade (13U) 
1. Team Final Black 
2. Gym Work Elite 
3. SFM Elite 
4. Base Hoopz 
5. East Coast Panthers  
6. Team Jacko 
7. BCE 
8. Heart Of Champions 
9. Kings Unlimited 
10. Bounce Elite  
11. Team Spartans (Gold)
12. NJ Rivals 
 
6th Grade (12U) 
1. Team Final Black 
2. Gym Work Elite 
3. SFM Elite 
4. BASE Hoopz 
5. Team Shock 
6. Team Jacko 
7. Eastern Shore Aces 
8. MSU Skyliners 
9. Heart Of Champions 
10. Nike Bounce Elite 
11. Air Men Elite 
12. Kings Unlimited 

5th Grade (11U) 
1. Kings Unlimited 
2. Team Jacko 
3. Base Hoopz 
4. D Up Elite 
5. Team Spartans (National)
6. Team Spartans (Gold)
7. Team Final (Black)
8. NJ Shore Shots (Nitro)

4th Grade (10U) 
1. Heart Of Champions 
2. Base Hoopz 
3. D Up Elite 
4. CSA Elite
5. KSK 
6. MPO Elite 
7. Team Spartans (National)
8.  300 Reloaded



Sunday, April 10, 2022

J.E.M. Middle School Classic Top Performers Part 2


The J.E.M. Middle School Classic brought together the top talent in the Trenton, NJ area. Here’s our second look at our top performers. 

J.E.M. Middle School Classic Top Performers Part 2 

J.E.M. Middle School Classic Top Performers Part 1


The J.E.M. Middle School Classic brought together the top talent in the Trenton, NJ area. Here’s the first look at our top performers. 

J.E.M. Middle School Classic Top Performers Part 1 

J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: TRENTON TORNADOES GRAB THE BANNER!


Marjon Skillman scored 24 points and Jamar Young added 23 markers as the Trenton Tornadoes defeated TCPA 67-63 to win the J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC Championship. Dylan Napoleon led the wat for TCPA with 24 markers. Congrats to both teams for making the finals and for Trenton Tornadoes for winning the crown.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

SUPPORT THE J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC (EVERY DONATION HELPS)


The Basketball Spotlight J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC will take place Saturday, April 9th at St. Raphael’s School in Hamilton, NJ. This event is in memory of the late Jonelle Elaine Melton who was tragically taken from us September 14th, 2009. This event will feature six middle school teams from the Trenton, NJ area. Basketball Spotlight is giving you the opportunity to contribute to this event. ALL DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE USED FOR THIS EVENT. Donations will go towards awards, t shirts, entertainment and a scholarship award in Jonelle’s name. The event schedule and donation options are listed below. 

EVENT SCHEDULE 
11:00 AM Trenton Tornadoes vs Ewing Eagles 
12:00 PM Village Charter vs TCPA 
  1:00 PM Christina Seix vs St. Raphaels (Showcase Game) 
  2:00 PM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

SEND ALL DONATIONS TO 
CASHAPP : $BBALLSPOTLIGHT 
VENMO: @BBALLSPOTLIGHT 
ZELLE: 609-532-5122

ALL DONORS PLEASE TEXT US YOUR NAME, COMPANY OR TEAM LOGO SO WE CAN SHOUT YOU OUT ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC REGISTRATION READY TO GO!



The Basketball Spotlight Memorial Day Classic is scheduled for May 29th and 30th. This event will bring together some of the top teams on the East Coast to do battle in Mount Laurel, NJ. This event is scheduled to sell out. Space will be very limited. Please use the links below to register. 

Event: Memorial Day Classic 
Date: May 28th and 29th 2022 
Ages: 3rd Grade Thru 8th Grade 
Place: Mount Laurel, NJ 
Cost: $375 Per Team (Multi-Team Discount Available) 


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC SET FOR APRIL 9TH


Basketball Spotlight bring you the J.E.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSIC. This event will bring together the middle school teams in the Trenton, NJ area for a day of competition. The participating teams include Village Charter Eagles, TCPA Iron Mikes, Trenton Tornadoes and Ewing Eagles. There will be a semi-finals and championship game. A portion of the proceeds will go to the scholarship in the name of Jonelle Elaine Melton. 

Event Schedule 

Saturday April 9th 

11:00 AM Trenton Tornadoes vs Ewing Eagles 

12:00 PM Village Charter vs TCPA 

1:00 PM Christina Seix vs St. Raphaels (Showcase Game)

2:00 PM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

ALL GAMES PLAYED AT 

ST. RAPHAELS SCHOOL 
3500 S BROAD ST 
HAMILTON, NJ 08610

Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers


The Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division gave us a look into the future of Basketball Spotlight. Here’s a look at the top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division brought some fresh faces and usual suspects. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 


Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division brought some fresh faces and usual suspects. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Orange Division brought in some of the top talent in the Northeast. Here’s our second look at the top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Orange Division brought in some of the top talent in the Northeast. Here’s our first look at the top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Monday, March 7, 2022

CLASH FOR THE CUP 8TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: THE X JUST KEEPS WINNING!


Expressions Elite (Black) defeated Team Final (Blue) 61-39 win the Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8TH Grade Orange Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals and participating in this event.

CLASH FOR THE CUP 8TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: TEAM FINAL (BLACK) CONQUERS THE FIELD!


Team Final (Black) defeated Rising Stars Elite 51-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8TH Grade Blue Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals and participating in this event.

CLASH FOR THE CUP 7TH GRADE ORANGE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: JERSEY BALL GRABS THE BANNER!


Jersey Ball defeated New Heights (National) 56-30 to win the Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7TH Grade Orange Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals and participating in this event.

CLASH FOR THE CUP 7TH GRADE BLUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: NEW HEIGHTS (REGIONAL) WINS TITLE!


New Heights (Regional) grinded out a 46-40 victory over Team Delaware to win the Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7TH Grade Blue Division Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals and participating in this event.

CLASH FOR THE CUP 6TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: TEAM FINAL (BLUE) GETS IT DONE!


Team Final (Blue) avenged an earlier loss to defeat Expressions Elite (Black) 49-36 to win the Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals and participating in this event.

CLASH FOR THE CUP 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: ROC NATION ROLLS THROUGH THE CLASH!


Roc Nation capped off an impressive weekend by defeating Team Jacko 46-35 to win the Clash For The Cup 5th Grade Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making it to the finals and participating in this event.

CLASH FOR THE CUP 4TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: NJ PIRATES CAPTURE THE CROWN!


The NJ Pirates used a pressing style to defeat NY Gauchos 39-19 to win the Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 4th Grade Championship. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate both teams for making to the finals and for participating in this event.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

CLASH FOR THE CUP SCHEDULE IS POSTED


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup Schedule is posted. 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. 


Prices For The Weekend 

Day Pass: $15.00 

Weekend Pass: $25.00

Monday, January 31, 2022

DIARY OF A BALLER: AJ DYBANTSA (BROCKTON, MA) ENTRY #7


Hi basketball Spotlight fans and welcome to another entry of Diary of a Baller. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

CLASH FOR THE CUP POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 5TH AND 6TH


The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup has been postponed because of the impending snowstorm that’s scheduled to hit the East Coast Friday night and all day Saturday. The new date is March 5th and 6th at League Bound Sports Complex in Mount Laurel, NJ. Teams that were fully registered will be credited for the new event. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused but Basketball Spotlight cares about the safety and well being of everyone involved. Please stay safe over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

DIARY OF A BALLER: AJ DYBANTSA (BROCKTON, MA) ENTRY #6


Hi again Basketball Spotlight fans and welcome to the 6th entry of Diary of a Baller lets go. 

Monday, January 10, 2022

DIARY OF A BALLER: AJ DYBANTSA (BROCKTON, MA) ENTRY #5


Hello Basketball Spotlight Fans,   

Welcome to my 5th entry of my Diary of a Baller.   

Friday, January 7, 2022

CLASH FOR THE CUP GETTING EARLY ATTENTION (MARCH 5TH AND 6TH)



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 the top teams in the region. Make sure to register quickly because this event will sellout. 

Committed Teams 

 8th Grade – 14U 
1. Expressions Elite (Black) 
2. Expressions Elite (Red) 
3. Team Final (Black) 
4.  Team Jacko
5. NJ Legacy 
6. YW Ballers 
7. Team Final (Blue)
8.  Team Rumble Baltimore 
9. NJ Rivals 
10. New Heights (White) 
11. SILVERBACKS 
12. Rising Stars Elite 
13. Team Delaware
14. Rockland Spartans
15. PSA CARDINALS 
16. Gym Work Elite 

7th Grade – 13U 
1. Expressions Elite (Black) 
2. Expressions Elite (Red) 
3. Team Final (Black) 
4. Next Basket Wins
5. Riverside Hawks 
6.  Jersey Ball
7. New Heights (Blue) 
8. B.AS.I.C FUNDAMENTALS
9. NJ Rivals 
10. Milbank 
11. Gym Ratz 
12. New Heights (Red)
13. Team Delaware
14. Team Mafia 
15.  Team Jacko 
16. KS All Stars
 
6th Grade – 12U 
1. Expressions Elite (Black) 
2. Expressions Elite (Red) 
3. Team Final (Black) 
4. Team Jacko 
5. Team Final (Blue)   
6.  B.A.S.I.C FUNDAMENTALS 
7.  Rockland Spartans 
8. New Heights 
9. Milbank 
10. Silverbacks

5th Grade – 11U 
1. Team Delaware 
2. Rocnation
3. NY Lions 
4. Team Jacko
5. Playtime Panthers 
6.  Locals Only 
7.  NJ Bulldogs
8.  Expressions Elite 

4th Grade – 10U 
1. Team Delaware 
2. NJ Pirates 
3. NY Lions
4. Rockland Spartans
5. Silverbacks 
6. NY Gauchos  



 

Monday, January 3, 2022

DIARY OF A BALLER: AJ DYBANTSA (BROCKTON, MA) ENTRY #4


Hey Basketball Spotlight Fans,

Welcome to another week of Diary of a Baller let's get started.