Gauchos Roundball Classic Standouts 9/22/22

By David Cordova, On Thursday, September 22, made it back to the Gaucho Gymnasium in The Bronx for the Gauchos Roundball Classic, as the tournament has gone on to its second week. On this date, we got to see the St. Raymond playing against Bayard Rustin Educational Campus and Archbishop Stepinac against Archbishop Molloy. He... Read more

2022-23 Bedford Academy College Prospects Bedford Academy is located on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. Bedford Academy’s graduation rate nears or meets 100% every year. In addition, 98% of the graduating seniors enter into two and four year Colleges/Universities. They offer a rigorous pre-College/University experience which emphasizes our five majors: Pre-E... Read more

2022 NYC Academic Elite Showcase Top 25 Getting good grades is a pretty well recognized as a path to creating good opportunities for oneself. On September 5, the 2022 NYC Academic Elite Showcase showed that it is also a pretty good path for increasing one’s chance at playing college basketball. Event organizers Zach Kuba and Anthony Hargraves were able... Read more

2022-23 Hamden Hall Country Day Season Preview Hamden Hall Country Day School was founded in 1912 and is a coeducational private day school in Hamden, CT, educating students in preschool through grade 12. Their boys varsity basketball team competes in NEPSAC Class B (mid size schools) and the Fairchester Athletic Association conference. Veteran college coach Sean D... Read more

9/23/22 Connecticut Elite Senior Showcase Attendees

The following players have committed to the Senior Showcase hosted by Connecticut Elite on Friday, September 23 at the Newtown Youth Academy 4 Primrose St, Newtown, CT Class of 2023 Randy Alston (2023) 5’7 guard Walt Andrew (2023) 6’4 guard Jean Aranguren (2023) 6’3 guard Brody Belanger (2023) 6’3 guard G... Read more

Gauchos Roundball Classic Standouts 9/16/22

By David Cordova, On Friday night, September 16, got to the Gauchos Gymnasium in The Bronx for the first week of the Gauchos Roundball Classic, which specializes in having high school teams that are trying to prepare for their upcoming high school season. On this date, there would be a matchup between Christ the King High Sc... Read more

2022-23 Suffield Academy Season Preview Suffield Academy is a private preparatory school located in Suffield, CT. It was founded in 1833. They have more than 140 adults there to help prepare their 410 students for college. Their varsity basketball team is head coached by Drew Gamere and assistant coached by Sean Atkins and David Godin. They compete in th... Read more

2022-23 St Peter’s Season Preview

St Peter’s Boys School has proudly served the Staten Island community for more than 100 years. The Eagles varsity basketball team is coached by first year coach Ryan Woods Ryan Woods, who moved from up being the JV coach previously. They compete in the Staten Island conference of the CHSAA The Eagles 2022-23 roster will running in this fall... Read more

2022-23 Trinity Pawling Season Preview Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, NY. They serve 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offer a postgraduate program. Their beautiful 230-acre campus is situated just 60 miles north of New York City. The Trinity Pawling School basketball team is coached by Ta... Read more

Our Saviour Lutheran Open Gym 9/13/22

By David Cordova On Tuesday, September 13, joined a slew of college coaches in a visit to the Morris Park section of The Bronx for the Open Gym at Our Saviour Lutheran High School, as the players kicked off their fall season. The college coaches were checking out players on both the National squad and the Post Grad squad. He... Read more

2022-23 Greenwich Country Day School Season Preview Greenwich Country Day School is entering its fourth year as a varsity program, having only a K through 9 school prior to that. The varsity basketball team competes in NEPSAC Class B (mid size schools) and the Fairchester Athletic Association conference. Veteran college coach, Pat Scanlon was brought in to build the pr... Read more

2022-23 Notre Dame West Haven Post Grad Season Preview Notre Dame West Haven (CT) runs a post graduate program to prep college basketball prospects. The team competes in the Power 5 AAA Conference and is coached by Nick DeFeo. They are running an Open Gym schedule this fall, and encourage college coaches to attend. The profiles on their roster of players for the 2022-23 s... Read more

2022-23 Long Island Lutheran Season Preview Long Island Lutheran High School is a Christian college preparatory school in Brookville, NY and has long been one of the paragon college prep basketball programs in the region, which includes winning eight New York State Federation Championships since 1981. The program has been coached since 2010 to its last 300 or s... Read more

2022-23 St Francis Prep Season Preview ​St Francis Prepatory School is based in Queens, 150 years old and is the the largest private Catholic secondary school in the United State. It’s varsity basketball team is coming off a 22-4 season, Brooklyn-Queens Championship, and CHSAA AA Final Four appearance, the Terriers will start to look to the future.... Read more

2022-23 Bridgeport Prep Season Preview Bridgeport Prep is located in Connecticut’s largest city and it’s mission is to enhance their students-athletes academically, mentally, physically as well as skill development. They play against the country’s best prep programs, including their participation in the Power 5 AAA conference. Greg Thomas is t... Read more

2022-23 MacDuffie School (MA) Season Preview The MacDuffie School is a co-educational college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12 located in Granby, MA (17 miles north of Springfield). Its boys basketball team competes in the very competitive, college basketball-prep oriented NEPSAC AA Division. The team is coached by the former URI assistant coach, Tyron... Read more

2022-23 Northfield Mount Hermon Season Preview Northfield Mount Hermon School is coeducational boarding school central Massachusetts. Over the years, the school’s basketball program has been at another level in placing it players into the nation’s high academic colleges. This past graduating class, after making it to the Nation Prep School Championship ... Read more

2022-23 Westminster School Season Preview The Westminster School is a private, coeducational college-preparatory, boarding and day school located in Simsbury, CT accepting around 20% of applicants. The total student population is approximately 400, and includes pupils from 25 US states and 30 countries. It’s basketball team competes in the NEPSAC Class ... Read more

2022-23 Taft School Season Preview The Taft School a co-educational boarding and day school of about 600 students, 9th grade through post grads in Litchfield County, CT. Operating since 1890, the school has a tradition of excellence in education. It boys basketball program competes in the NEPSAC A Division (large school) and the Founders League and Tri-... Read more

2022-23 Putnam Science Academy Season Preview After going 38-0 and winning the National Prep School Championship tournament last season, Putnam Science Academy (CT) Coach Tom Espinosa’s biggest issue for his Open Gyms this fall, will be trying to find enough places for the college coaches to squeeze in. Once again, PSA will run two full squads of college ... Read more

2022-23 Hotchkiss School Season Preview The Hotchkiss School is a boarding school in Lakeville (Litchfield, County), CT that was founded in 1891, and has an outstanding reputation for academics and high level college placement It has also made itself the destination for outstanding college prep basketball. Last year’s team put together a spectacular 23-1 ... Read more

2022-23 Windsor High Season Preview Windsor High School is a Hartford county (CT) public school that is known for being very competitive in all sports. Windsor competes in the Central Connecticut Conference which is one of the top public school conferences in basketball. Windsor coach Ken Smith knows a thing or two about high level high school basketbal... Read more

2022-23 South Kent School Season Preview South Kent School is an all male boarding school, founded in 1924 and located in Litchfield County, CT. Over the years, It’s basketball program has been uber-prolific in producing high level college prospects. Head coach Raphael Chillious returned last year for his second stint as Director of Basketball and Prep ... Read more

2022-23 Avon Old Farms Season Preview Avon Old Farms School is highly regarded boarding school for boys located in Avon, which is in Hartford County, Connecticut. Their athletic program has a deep tradition of placing their grads into college careers. To say that their basketball coach, Matt Mihalich is well-connected with the college coaching community wo... Read more

2022-23 St. Edmund Prep Season Preview St. Edmund Preparatory High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for young men and women based in Brooklyn. The SEP Eagles basketball team competes in Division A of the CHSAA. They enter this fall with high hopes and look to be contenders. The Eagles return two starters and welcome back the return ... Read more

2022-23 Brooklyn Collegiate Season Preview Brooklyn Collegiate Prep School is a public school established to ensure urban scholars not only have the foundation to succeed in high school, but to gain access to higher education and beyond. They enroll fewer than 400 students in grades 9-12 and maintain an outstanding teacher to student ratio of 11 to 1. Not surpr... Read more

2022-23 Marianapolis Prep Season Preview Marianapolis Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational, Catholic, boarding and day school located in Thompson, CT for grades 9-12 and postgraduates. The Boy’s Varsity Basketball program is a NEPSAC program led by Head Coach Tommy DiColella. Coach DiColella feels that his squad is very deep this year wi... Read more

2022-23 Millbrook School Season Preview The Millbrook School is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-12. It’s 800-acre campus is located in Millbrook, NY. It’s varsity basketball program has been on a steady rise over the past nine seasons as a NEPSAC program since coach Billy Thom took the helm. This upco... Read more

2022 Smartball Classic Championship Game Top Performers

By David Cordova On Monday night, August 29, got to the Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem for the championship game of the Smartball Classic between Evangel Christian Sports Academy and Monsignor Scanlan High. In this game, there was plenty of leads going back and forth and a lot of competitive play. But in the end, the ... Read more

Lincoln Park Classic Playoffs Top Performers 8/22/22

By David Cordova, On Monday night, August 22, made it back to Lincoln Park-Judge Playground in South Ozone Park, Queens, for the playoffs at the Lincoln Park Classic. On this night, there were two games in which teams played in order to advance to the quarterfinals. Here are the standouts from Monday’s games: Tylik We... Read more

City Is Mine Top Performers 8/12/22

By David Cordova, On Friday, August 12, was on hand at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem for the City is Mine Basketball Classic. On this date, four high talent teams competed for the chance to represent New York City in the event’s national tournament, which will be taking place at Hostos Community College in The Bro... Read more

2022 Next Up NYC 17u The Next Up NYC is a grassroots basketball program that operates under the auspices of Next Up NYC, which is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing opportunities for underserved teenagers and young adults in the New York City area. Its 17u team is coached by Ravi Moole and Moustapha Mbaye. Here are so... Read more

2022 CSA Elite Showcase Top Performers On August 6, Coach Chris Figueroa of Community Sports Academy in Yonkers, held a showcase for aspiring college prospects in their region, in front of scouts/coaches from D2, D3 and Prep schools. Below are the players who stood out # 105 Quentin Richardson (2024) 5’9 point guard, John F Kennedy Campus - Richardson ... Read more

2022 NY vs NY Semi Finals Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Tuesday evening, August 9, was at Linden Park in East New York, Brooklyn for the semifinals of Nike’s NY vs. NY Tournament, in which the winner of each game would advance to the championship game on Saturday, August 13th, at Rucker Park in Harlem. Queens’ Lincoln Park Classic defeated The Bronx’s ... Read more

Hoops Showdown Top Performers 7/30/22

By David Cordova, On Saturday, July 30, made a visit to Parque de Los Niños Playground in the Soundview section of The Bronx for the Hoops Showdown, an event in which four teams from the tri-state compete against each other through three games. Here are the standouts from the games: Brandon Williams 6-8, Forward, Christ ... Read more

Riverdale Summer League Top Performers 7/29/22

By David Cordova On Friday afternoon, July 29, paid got to the Spuyten Duyvil Playground in the Riverdale section of The Bronx for the Riverdale Summer League. This league has been a summer time staple for high school programs in New York City and Westchester County for years. On this day, teams were playing their remaining ... Read more

2022 NY vs. NY Week 4

By David Cordova On Tuesday, July 26, RecruitTheBronx made it to the Colonel Charles Young Playground on the West Side of Harlem for Week 4 of NY vs. NY, which is the final week before the start of the playoffs. This week, Brooklyn’s Gersh Park matched up against Greenwich Village’s West 4th Street and then came the matchup between the hom... Read more

2022 Team Finesse 17u Team Finesse is a program started by Finesse Hoops Training and gym owner Austin Carretta in Wallingford, CT. Team Finesse is working to be the next big exposure program out of CT. It was started by making teams from the New Haven/Hartford area high level talent players who train with Finesse Hoops at Finesse Fitness ... Read more

Brevoort Basketball League Top Performers 7/14/22

By David Cordova On Thursday, July 14th, paid a visit to the Brevoort Basketball League in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. This summer league was revived this year after a 20 year hiatus. On this date, there were two games filled with plenty of underrated talent on display. Here are the standouts from the games:... Read more

Lincoln Park Classic Top Performers 7/13/22

By David Cordova On Wednesday, July 13, paid was at the Lincoln Park-Judge Playground in South Ozone Park, Queens for the Lincoln Park Classic. On this date, there were three games in which there was a great level of talent on the floor. Here are the standouts from that day’s action: Bryce Williams 6-0, Point Guard, Cam... Read more

2022 NY vs. NY Week 3

By David Cordova On Tuesday, July 12, was on hand at Achievement First High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for Week 3 of NY vs. NY. On this date, there were two big games, with the first being a Bronx-Manhattan matchup between Watson and Dyckman and a Brooklyn-Queens matchup between the two-time defending champions and ... Read more

2022 OC Kings 17u Team The OC Kings Is a small, independent, self-run AAU program that has focussed on developing some of Orange County’s top talent. The program has boasted several players who have been noted as players of the year for the area, and many who have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Founded by Coach Sal D’A... Read more

Top of The Hill Classic Top Performers 7/11/22

By David Cordova On Monday, July 11, visited Top of the Hill Classic in the Soundview section of The Bronx. It is in this tournament that many of the city’s best come to show off their skills and always come ready to play. Here are the standouts from the two high school division games: Tarique Foster 6-7, Forward, Putn... Read more

2022 Riverside Select 17u Team Founded by the Riverside Church in 1961, the Riverside Hawks are a historic and venerable grassroots basketball program based in the Harlem. They provide an opportunity for youth to use basketball as a vehicle to improve academic outcomes and in turn, improve career prospects. Through some transitions, the program has ... Read more

NY Lightning 2024 Team The New York Lightning (NYL) is one of the region’s most highly regarded grassroots programs, known for producing high talent, high character college-bound players and being stacked with a deep bench of excellent coaches. Their current 2024 Team this season continues those traditions. The team is head coached by Step... Read more

Watson Basketball Classic 16u Standouts 7/9/22

By David Cordova On Saturday afternoon, July 9, sat in at Parque de Los Niños Playground in the Soundview section of The Bronx to check out the talent at the Watson Classic. On this day, we got to check out the talent in the 16U division. Here are the standouts from the two games: Bryce Hamilton, 5-9, Shooting Guard, Te... Read more

Summer Basketball Events in NYC

By David Cordova (Excerpted from During the summertime, when school is out and the weather is hot, one place that the general public loves to be at is the park. One place where gatherings are held are at the basketball courts. Another thing that the basketball courts have is tournaments, which are usually something worth watchin... Read more

2022 Chris Ward Basketball 17u White College Prospects Chris Ward Basketball is a large and successful grassroots program based in Westchester County. CWB holds player development clinics and camps year round for boys and girls ages 8 and up. A spot on one of their top AAU teams guarantees exposure with college coaches that could launch a player’s college career. ... Read more

2022 CT Elite - Perrier Player Profiles 2022 Connecticut Elite - Perrier roster is comprised of the following (Click on their names to pull up their profiles): #13 Christian Jeffers #0 Cameron Perez #33 Luke Pena #2 Walter Andrews #25 Frank Piscitelli # 21 Rhodia Perry #30 Thinmi Reddick #5 Tyrese Hammonds #4 Micah Morgan #1 Jakari T... Read more

2022 Jaguars Academy Elite College Prospects Founded in 2012 by Coach Stephen Mason, the Jaguars Academy Elite Inc. is an organization geared toward providing low to mid income families with a place for their children to learn and develop social, economic skills as well as provide guidance to young teenagers by helping them to be successful in high school and col... Read more

2022 NY vs. NY Week 2

By David Cordova On June 28, followed Nike’s NY vs. NY tournament to the Monsignor Kett Playground in the Inwood section of Manhattan for its second week of action this summer. Two games were played, with the first being between Lincoln Park and West 4th Street and the main event being between the host and defending ch... Read more

2022 CHSAA Team Camp Top Performers

By David Cordova On Saturday afternoon, June 25, paid a visit to Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle for the annual CHSAA Team Camp. More than 30 Catholic schools throughout New York City and Westchester County, from the AA, A and B CHSAA classifications played in front of college coaches of various levels. These wer... Read more

2022 NY vs. NY Week 1

By David Cordova On June 21, RecruitTheBronx got to the Parque de Los Niños Playground in The Bronx for the first week of the NY vs. NY tournament. This event features teams from six of New York City’s Nike-sponsored tournaments, such as Dyckman (Manhattan), West 4th Street (Manhattan), Tri-State (Manhattan), Watson (The Bronx), Lincoln Par... Read more

2022 W 4th Standouts - Juneteenth Day

By David Cordova, On June 20, joined the Juneteenth celebration paid at the West Fourth Street Courts in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, aka “The Cage” one of the City’s most famous asphalt courts. We were there to catch the high school division play of the West 4th Street Classic Here are the st... Read more

B2022 CHSAA Team Camp Participants The following athletes will be participating in the 2022 D1 Live Period Catholic High School Athletic Association Team Camp that is being held on June 24, 2pm through June 26 6pm at Iona Preparatory High School at 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY. Archbishop Molloy High Mehki Blamoville (2023) 5’10 guard - Stro... Read more

2022 The Collision Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, June 4, paid a visit to Long Island Lutheran High School in the Brookville suburb of Long Island for The Collision, a three-day event put together by Eleve11 Hoops. In the two games, we got to see two great games in the 17u division and the 16u division, respectively. Here are the standouts fro... Read more

2022 Team Cray Huskies The Team Cray Huskies are the definition of Upstate NY basketball. Founded in 2019 by James Cray, an assistant coach at Rush Henrietta High School, and is currently an assistant coach at the historic McQuaid Jesuit High School in NY. He also does scouting in Upstate NY for Prep Hoops.The Huskies have made a name for th... Read more

IS8/Nike Spring Classic Championship Weekend Standouts

By David Cordova On Saturday, June 4, was again in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York. This time it was for the championship weekend of the IS8 Spring Classic. On this date, four teams (Goldminz, Road 2 Riches, 2G’z & Beacon Elite) came out to play for a title in two semifinals and a championship game for the gol... Read more

2022 GymRat Challenge Tournament Standouts

Excerpted from the 2022 GymRat Challenge Report by Steve Amedio, GymRat Challenge Director of Communications Halfmoon, NY – the GymRat Challenge, 2022 tournament took place over Memorial Day Weekend, below are players who drew notice 11th Grade Division All Tournament Team Jah’likai King 6-0 guard, Swish/Newb... Read more

2022 Battle in the Apple Top Performers

By David Cordova, On May 20 and 21, made it to both Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst, Queens and St. John’s Prep High School in Astoria, Queens, for the Battle in the Apple Classic. This is a showcase event put together by NBA player Danny Green and Gold Levels Sports & Entertainment. A few of New York... Read more

2022 High Rise Elite 15u High Rise Basketball was founded in 2011 by Bobby Spezzano and Drew Gladstone, two former collegiate players from Fairfield County, CT. It is now a full service, year-round player development organization featuring over 20 programs for boys and girls ages 5 and up. Through camps, clinics, leagues, travel and AAU teams... Read more

2022 CT Takeover 17u College Prospects Established in 2019, CT Takeover is one of the fastest growing, highly competitive grass roots programs in Connecticut. They are lead by skills trainer, Darren Gilbert. This year alone, they’ve had join them, 5 All State and 13 All Conference selections, and about 15 players who made it to the state’s Final 4 a... Read more

IS8/Nike Spring Classic Standouts 5/18/22

By David Cordova On Saturday, May 18 , made another visit to Intermediate School 8 in Jamaica, Queens for the IS8 Spring Classic, which was in its final week of the regular season. In these games, there were plenty of underrated prospects in the gym giving it everything they had while on the floor. Here are the standouts fr... Read more

Mayhem in Maryland Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, May 7, went south on I 95 and paid a visit to the Park School of Baltimore in Pikesville, Maryland for the Mayhem in Maryland tournament. The event was put together by the Baltimore-based Team Thrill, which is sponsored by Under Armour and NBA player, Will “The Thrill” Barton. In this tourn... Read more

2022 Team New England (CT) 16u HoopWave and Team New England have formed to create TNECT 16u to play on ZGXL Circuit. Program Directors Dean Jones II (Hoopwave) and Zeke Davis (Team New England) had a vision for this combining of their programs to create this this team, and so far it is working. The Head Coach is Jamaal “Coach Shaq” Folston, a for... Read more

2022 NY Select Academy Varsity Roster The NY Select Academy is a basketball program that was founded by Executive Director David Moses and Assistant Director, Luis Nieves during the summer of 2020. They are based in New York City and provide opportunities for student-athletes throughout the Tri State. New York Select since it’s inception has placed... Read more

2022 CT Passion 17u The CT Passion AAU program has been around since 2007 and has sent over 40 of their players on to play at the collegiate level. Their coaching staff is deep and experienced. Dean Edwards has been with the CT Passion since 2012 and played Division I basketball at both Butler University and Rider University. Coach Edw... Read more

IS8/Nike Spring Classic Standouts 4/23/22

By David Cordova On April 23, paid a visit to Intermediate School 8 in Jamaica, Queens for the second week of the IS8 Spring Classic, which is where many from the Tri-state area come to show that they’re game means more than their name. While many traveled out of state to play in front of coaches during the NCAA Live Pe... Read more

CT Select College Prospects CT Select is one of the most revered and storied programs in grassroots basketball history. Below are some prospects in the program for the spring currently coached by long-time grassroots staple Dre Johnson. Andre Johnson Jr. (2022) 6’4 combo guard, South Kent School (CT) - An athletic and skilled combo guard wh... Read more

Level Up LI 16u College Prospects The Level Up LI program is in its 5th year and is one of the fastest growing youth travel AAU basketball programs in the tri-state area. Their mission is to create the top travel basketball teams focusing heavily on individual and team development. ALL of their coaches and trainers excelled at the college level as pla... Read more

2022 DTX Basketball College Prospects Below are the profile links for the college prospects playing for DTX Basketball in the 2022 season: DTX RED Lorenzo Almonte (​2022) ​6’0 guard, ​Bethel High​​ (CT) 3.7 gpa Matt Amarante (​2023) ​​6’2​ guard, ​Wooster School (CT) 3.6 gpa Makai D Coleman​ (​2024) 5’11 g... Read more

Hoop Dreams 17u College Prospects Hoop Dreams NYC is a basketball program with its own basketball facility located in Huntington Station on Long Island. Their program includes a strategic alliance with Method Test Prep, giving their players discounted access to SAT and ACT prep programs. The Hoop Dreams 17u teams are coached by Tamar Adams, a player... Read more

2022 Aim High Eagles 17u Aim High Eagles is a Queens, NYC based AAU program in its 15th year developing student athletes. The program was founded by St. Agnes Boys HIgh and Marist College alum Blake Gaston and has produced a good deal of college athletes. Their 17u prospects are coached by Gaston who is also the boy’s JV coach at Monsignor McC... Read more

2022 IS8/Nike Spring Classic Standouts

By David Cordova On Saturday, April 16, paid a visit to the Jamaica section of Queens for the annual IS8/Nike tournament, in which many of the premier teams from the tri-state area come to battle. With it being back in action for the first time since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many players were ready to duel it out... Read more

Heat Lightning 17u College Prospects The Heat Elite and the Long Island Lightning have collaborated to field this year’s Long Island Heat Lightning Hoop Group Showcase League team. The team is made up with a group of talented players local to southern New York. This 17u team is coached by Portledge High’s Varsity Coach AJ Allen. Allen joined ... Read more

Riverside Hawks Impact 17u College Prospects The Riverside Hawks are as venerable as it gets for a New York City AAU program. Founded in 1961 by the historic Riverside Church, its alumni include NBA players the likes of Tiny Archibald, Kenny Smith, Kenny Anderson, Malik Sealy, Chris Mullin, Rod Strickland and Elton Brand. To date, Riverside’s Impact program pl... Read more

6th Boro Hoops 17u College Prospects 6th Boro Hoops is a long-term oriented program with the goal of holistically developing their players. The program was founded and is directed by Nihad Musovic, a four year player at Fordham Prep ‘11, Fordham University ‘15 and two year member of the Montenegrin National Team. He holds a Masters of Sports ... Read more

NY Lightning 2025 Team The New York Lightning (NYL) is one of the region’s most highly regarded grassroots programs, known for producing high talent, high character college-bound players and being stacked with a deep bench of excellent coaches. Their current 2025 Team this season checks all of those boxes. The team is coached by national... Read more

Early Risers NYC 17u College Prospects Early Risers NYC is a Bronx based basketball program who’s mission is to build a solid foundation for young men from inner city communities to excel through sports. Their 17u basketball team this spring is loaded with high potential talent. Jabi Alberto (2023) 6’6 wing New York Military Academy - Jabi is a ... Read more

Nike EYBL Session 1 Scouting Notes

By David Cordova Over the weekend,’s always-on-the-go scout, Dave Cordova shot down to the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, FL for the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League’s first session. The event included four of New York State’s finest AAU programs in the PSA Cardinals, the New York Rens, the New Heights ... Read more

Rens United 17u College Prospects Rens United is an high academic oriented HGSL team affiliated with the renown NY Rens EYBL program. The team is based out of Brooklyn, NY, but their players are sourced from multiple states such as MA, PA, CT, NY, NH and NJ. The team is head coached by the highly regarded Jesse Shapiro. Sharpiro is a longtime NYC area ... Read more

DTX 17u go 4-0 at ZGXL DTX Basketball is a Fairfield County, CT based grassroots program that focuses on developing high academic players into college basketball prospects. They are lead coached by Dave Taylor. They started their 2022 campaign by going 4-0 in the HGXL Session 1. Here are the profiles on their players: Lorenzo A... Read more

2022 Nassau Pride - Diaz Nassau Pride Hoops is a Long Island-based AAU basketball organization for boys and girls in 3rd grade up to the Varsity level, The beginner teams participate in local programs geared towards development, the older, more experienced teams will compete in many of the top tournaments in the Tri-state area. Anthony Diaz i... Read more

2022 Real Scout Showcase Standouts

By David Cordova On April 7, made it to the Frederick Samuel Community Center in Harlem for the Real Scout Showcase. This showcase is an annual event that is put together by Nate Blue, the founder/CEO of Real Scout Basketball. Nate Blue is renown for both his eye for talent in Greater NYC and his long time efforts to get th... Read more

Connecticut Elite 17u College Prospects Connecticut Elite is the largest premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. They are running 55 teams statewide this spring season. Their younger teams run on the UA Future, NXTGEN, Hoop Group and Marquee Hoops circuits. Their top 17u team, profiled below, runs on the the HGSL Circuit. Their ros... Read more

New Haven Heat XL 17u College Prospects The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Their XL 17u team is coached by their Director, Doc Kennedy. In the winter, Kennedy is an assistant coach for the highly ranked New England prep school, Lee Academy in Maine. Here is their 17u ... Read more

2022 CM3 Elite 16u and 17u College Prospects CM3 Elite is a New York City based AAU program founded by Charles Melone. Melone is also the Director of Athletics at the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Astoria Queens. He was a standout hooper at St. Anthony High School (NJ) under legendary coach Bob Hurley. Melone coaches the 16u team. CM3 Director, Daniel Mark, a fo... Read more

Rise Above Basketball 2022 16u and 17u Rise Above Basketball is a South Shore Massachusetts based basketball program that prepares its players to achieve success on and off the court via running camps, clinics and high level AAU teams. The program is in its 10th year under founder and director Brendan Carter. Carter is a former Associate Head Coach at Frami... Read more

2202 NY State Championships Standouts

By David Cordova On March 26 afternoon, was at Long Island Lutheran High School in the Brookville section of Long Island for the New York State Championships Class AA title game. These games which were put together by the NYSAIS and the PSAL in place of the New York State Federation Tournament, which was canceled this year. ... Read more

PVO 17u College Prospects PVO Elite basketball program is an affiliation of the Positive Vibes Community Group. The team is coached by Kevin Jackson and his assistant coach, Jerome Austin. The PVO Elite 17u basketball team features some outstanding players, see the notes on them below: Nikko Barnes (2022) 6’0 point guard, York Prep - H... Read more

2022 Connecticut Elite Showcase Attendees Below are profile links to the 2022 Connecticut Elite Showcase Attendees Darien Gillens (2022) 6’3 Beacon High (NY) Brian Belade (2022) 6’4 Lee Academy (ME) Luke Penna (2022) 6’1 Southington High (CT) ... Read more

Black Ops Cadets College Prospects Black Ops Cadets is a New York City based, high level youth basketball development program and AAU teams started by Bernard Bowen and Carmelo Anthony. The name was derived from the “Black Ops” nickname used by the Who’s Who of NBA Players who would gather in NYC gyms for offseason training and pick-up games, as o... Read more

2022 Team RC23 Rosters Team RC23 is an independent AAU program based out of the Greater New Haven, CT Area. Their 17u coach is Andre Sutton, a veteran AAU program builder and an assistant coach at Hillhouse High (CT). Their 2022 rosters are comprised of the following high potential players: 15u Avery Sutton (2025) 6’1 guard, ... Read more

2022 NY Select Showcase Top Performers On May 6 and 7, New York Select Academy hosted a showcase for a number of the region’s grassroots teams at the Monroe Athletic Complex in New Rochelle, NY. Below are the profiles on a number of the top performers. Deivone Tanksley (2022) 6’5 wing, Achievement First High (CT) Showcase team: AFB Freedom -... Read more

NorthStar Naturals Spring 2022 NorthStar Naturals is a highly regarded and successful AAU program based out of Poughkeepsie, NY that draws top players from Dutchess County, Westchester County, Putnam County and the Bronx. Program founder and Head Coach James Loughran has build the program on the mission of allowing all of the kids to feel ‘family... Read more

2022 PSAL Semifinals Top Performers

By David Cordova On Sunday afternoon, March 13, made it to the Nat Holman Gymnasium on the campus of City College of New York in Harlem for the PSAL Semifinals. The winners of the two games would advance to the PSAL championship game at the Barclays Center on St. Patrick’s Day. In the end, South Shore knocked off Wings Ac... Read more

2022 CHSAA Quarterfinals Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Sunday afternoon, March 6, made it to the David S. Mack Exhibition Complex on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, for the CHSAA AA Quarterfinals. We saw three of the four games played on that day. The semifinals will be played on Wednesday and the championship game will be playe... Read more

Team New England (CT) 15u go 4-0 at ZGXL The Team New England (CT) 15u is a collaborative effort between two grassroots programs Hoopwave Basketball and Team New England. To say they started off on the right foot would be an understatement. They opened their 2022 campaign by going 4-0 in the HGXL Session 1. The team is coached by a current Division III pla... Read more

2022 PSAL Borough Championships - Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday,February 19, got ourselves to Achievement First High School in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for the PSAL Borough Championships, in which teams from every borough would compete for a title. On this date, we got to see the tournament finalists from Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. Below a... Read more

2022 Eagle Fest Standouts

By David Cordova On Friday, February 4, pulled up to the Barclays Center for the first annual Eagle Fest, which was put together by NYC Prospects and Varsity Customs. In this event, two schools under the Eagle Academy network, Eagle Academy I (The Bronx) and Eagle Academy II (Brooklyn), showcased their talents against two no... Read more