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2020 Baskademics Showcase - Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Tobias Ceasar, a veteran New England prep school coach put together another successful showcase.  Having just wrapped up the Big Dog Showcase with many of the region’s top big man talent, his Baskademics Showcase took place at Vale Sports Center on September 20th with equally as impressive high academic guard an... Read more

Team Mega Wildcats - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Coach Arnell “Mega” Milton is the creator, sports conditioning trainer, skill developer and head coach for Team Mega Wildcats youth basketball program based out of Downtown Manhattan. The program is centered around the philosophy of using basketball as a tool. A tool that young men can use to open up the op... Read more

2020 NYC Back to School Invitational - Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The general vibe is that with the recent placement of multiple players at the likes of Duke and North Carolina and with NCAA Player of the Year, Obi Toppin leading the University of Dayton to a top three national ranking, the CHSAA talent surge is on a major upswing. In other words it appears to be getting back to its ... Read more

Elite 84 AAU Basketball - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Elite 84 is a AAU Basketball program based out of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY. Head coach, Joel Velasquez says Elite-84 educates and empowers their athletes to be leaders, winners and students by developing the skills necessary for success in high school, college and life. Over the course of Velasquez’s co... Read more

2020 New Haven Showcase - Headliners

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New Haven Heat AAU Coach Rick Kennedy and Amistad High School Head Coach Ryan Ott will host their 3rd Annual New Haven Prospect Showcase on Saturday, October 3. They will again be inviting the Top 25 seniors (and the occassional junior) from the basketball-talent hotbeds of Eastern Connecticut. Some of the confir... Read more

2020 We Got Next Showdown Headliners

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Some of the headliners for Sunday’s upcoming showcase in Teaneck, NJ are   Everton Browne Jr. (St. Benedict’s Prep) is a 6’0 guard in the class of 2022 who is arguably one of the best shooters in the country. He is a playmaker that makes it easier for his teammates. Browne is a tough defender that mak... Read more

Academic Trio Key Run to HG Title

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Nassau Pride 16U captured their Hoop Group Fall Jam Fest pool championship this past weekend at Spooky Nook, PA. The Pride completed their run by winning a contested final verses a very talented Edge Bulldogs Elite from Maryland.   Mike Gitz  (2023) 6’1 guard from Commack High led all Pride scorin... Read more

Academic Basketball Club 2020 Showcase Videos

In August, the Academic Basketball Club ran a series of games, playing it’s various high academic college-bound squads against each other. Below ae the video clips and other academic info on the participants’ Class of 2021 Point Guards   Aidan Joyce 6’2   Northern Highlands Regional High (NJ) 3.8 GPA 30 ACT Major... Read more

We Got Next - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com We Got Next is an AAU program out of New York City. Founded on the principles of hard-work and service, WGN strives to instill lifelong skills in every athlete that comes through its program. Through it’s leadership from Program Director and City College of New York Assistant Mens’ Basketball Coach Spencer Boat... Read more

2020 Elite 50 Showcase - Top Performers 2023-2024s

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Friday, August 21st, Connecticut Elite hosted its annual Elite 50 Showcase with players from CT, NY and MA in attendance.  Here are the top performers for rising freshmen and sophomores:   Michael Nwoko (2023) 6’8 forward, St Thomas More (CT) - Nwoko was one of the most dominant big man this evenin... Read more

Vision Academy Basketball – Brooklyn

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Vision Academy is a sports specific preparatory school with a campus located on West Street in Brooklyn. It is directed by its Head of School and Head Basketball Coach, Howard Russell. The program’s stated aim is to help inner city youth achieve a quality education and an elite level athletic experience at an afforda... Read more

RTB College Prospect Notes - September, 2020

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com During the month of September, RecruitTheBronx.com compiled our notes from our discussions with high school, prep school and AAU coaches re any under-recruited college prospects that they had in their programs. Below we present our findings.   2021’s   Ali Aklin (2021) 6’2 guard, Hamden High (... Read more

2020 Purple Reign Warriors College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Purple Reign Warriors grassroots basketball program started in the year 2013, with the goal of developing an elite youth basketball organization that would be all-encompassing and also affordable for working-class families. Program Director, Hassan Bilal, used his deep knowledge of the AAU/Youth basketball world to... Read more

RecruitTheBronx.com and @DaTalk2 Announce Their Collaboration

“Birds of feather, flock together….” RecruitTheBronx.com and @DaTalk2 podcast host, Donald Francois share the same mission:                 Get the word out on the college prospect talent of Greater NYC   Consequently, RecruitTheBronx.com and @DaTalk are introducing the fo... Read more

2020 Riverside Church vs. NY Rens Scrimmage - Top Performers

By David Cordova RecruitTheBronx.com made a trip to Mount St. Michael Academy in the North Bronx to check out two scrimmage games between the New York Rens and the Riverside Church Hawks. The 15u squads faced each othe in one run, and the 17u’s squared off in the other. Here were the standouts:   Jireej Cole (2023) 6-5 Forward, St.... Read more

2020 Under Armour 50 Showcase - Top Performers 2021-2022s

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Friday, August 21st, the Connecticut Elite hosted its annual Under Armour Elite 50 Showcase with players from CT, NY and MA in attendance. Here are the top performers: Kalium Johnson (2021) 6’5 wing, Marianapolis Prep (CT) - Johnson stole the show this evening with several high-flying dunks in transition or i... Read more

2020 Top Dog Camp All Camp Team

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Tobias Ceasar and John Mandeldove really know how to throw a basketball bash. In their inaugural Top Dog Camp, they simply went out and rounded up some of the most talented bigs in the neighboring five states, and got a whole bunch of college coaches to tune in to the BallerTV live feed. That list of coaches included A... Read more

Brass City Basketball 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Brass City Basketball Club, also known as BCBC, was formed in 2019 in Waterbury, CT to pull together high school players from around the state to compete in a few tournaments late in the summer and into the Fall. In 2020, the plan was to develop more teams and run a full program instead of just one team. However, the ... Read more

House That We Built 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Cameron Schainfeld (2021) 6’2 guard, South Kent School (CT) - Schainfeld is a high IQ floor general who handles the ball tightly and makes high level reads off ball screens. He has great court vision and playmaking ability. Changes speeds very well to beat defensive pressure and controls pace in the halfcourt setti... Read more

DTX Class of 2023 College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Despite the 2020 summer AAU basketball season running a condensed schedule, RecruitTheBronx.com was still able to hear a steady buzz about DTX Basketball, and we decided it was time to spread the word on some of what we were getting.    DTX is running a large number of teams from the multicourt In-Sports C... Read more

2020 A Diamond in the Rough Showcase

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On this past Sunday morning, at Dr Charles Drew Park in Queens, just off the Van Wyck Expressway, Coach Kaamil Dillard build a diamond mine. In other words, he wheeled out a mother lode of future basketball gems in his 2020 version of A Diamond in the Rough exposure event. Coach Dillard chose the “A Diamond in the Ro... Read more

2020 Top Dog Camp Attendees

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Based on our recent chats with Top Dog Camp Director Tobias Ceasar, he has some major talent committed to attend his August 22 event, including some future pros. Such as the likes of these below:   2021’s   Blessing Aginabo  Taft School (CT)   Ademide Badmus  Lynn High (MA)  ... Read more

Go Torey All Stars College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Go Torey All Stars is an AAU basketball program whose namesake is a international pro player, Holy Cross College star, Connecticut High School Player of Year at Trinity Catholic High and White Plains, NY native, Torey Thomas. Thomas has put together a impressive career as a defender, rebounder, assist man, ie., being... Read more

The Rise of Darrow School Basketball

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Darrow School is a co-ed college-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12 and post grads. Its New Lebanon, NY campus is a 365-acre property located just to the west of the boundary between New York and Massachusetts in the Taconic Mountains. The school’s boys basketball team is looking ... Read more

Next Level AAU's College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Next Level Basketball is an East Windsor, CT based basketball training program whose mission is to increase their players’ skill set to the highest competitive level possible. Their coaching is led by Jeff Houde, Becker College Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach. In addition to their AAU teams, Next Level runs events, ... Read more

2020 New York Lightning Training Camp

By David Cordova This past Saturday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Vale Sports Club in Middletown, Connecticut as the New York Lightning held their training camp and Media Day event. Their rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors all came out to compete and get live instruction from their coaches. Here were some of the stando... Read more

RTB College Prospect Notes - June

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com During the month of June, RecruitTheBronx.com went out to its network of high school, prep school and AAU coaches and asked them to submit notes on any under-recruited college prospects that they had in their programs. Below we present their responses.   2021s Colin Arroyo (2021) 6’2 wing, St Edmunds Prep - ... Read more

5 Ways You Can Work on Your Game at Home

By BasketballHQ.com   In a perfect world, you would always have access to a gym where you can work on your game at any time of the day. However, most of the time, this is just not the case. Sometimes, even access to outdoor hoops can be complicated to find. So, what do you do in situations like this? Do you just say, “well, when a gy... Read more

2020 PSAL AA Quarterfinals - Top Performers

By David Cordova On Sunday afternoon, Recruit the Bronx paid a visit to St. John’s University in Queens for the PSAL AA Division Quarterfinals, where there were four games taking place: Brooklyn Collegiate vs. Canarsie, South Shore vs. Eagle Academy, Thomas Jefferson vs. John Bowne and WHEELS vs. Boys & Girls. Here are the standouts for t... Read more

2020 CHSAA AA Second Round Playoffs - Top Performers

By David Cordova   RecruitTheBronx.com took in some CHSAA “AA” Division second round playoff action at St. Francis Preparatory School in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens where two games took place. It was St. Peter’s (Staten Island) vs. Archbishop Molloy (Queens) and Iona Prep (Westchester) vs. Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn). Here are... Read more

2020 CHSAA A Division Semifinals - Top Performers

By David Cordova On Tuesday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Christ the King High School in Middle Village, Queens for the CHSAA A Division semifinals. The two games were Fordham Prep vs. Monsignor Farrell and LaSalle vs. St. Edmund Prep. Here are the standouts:   Justin Zieris (2020) 6-0, Point Guard, Monsignor Farrell High School -... Read more

2020 NEPSAC AA Showcase Player Preview

The New England Prep School Athletic Counsel (NEPSAC) Class AA have made it a point lately to get together in one location during the mid-season and play each other. It serves two purposes. One, it adds some more reference games as additional fodder for the post season tournament seeding committee.  Secondly, it creates a vertitable scouting f... Read more

Sacred Heart High (NY) 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena, As the season is about to begin, the Sacred Heart High School Irish will be without their best player. They are still hopeful the young core they have can overcome this loss and come together as a team to win games. Per Coach Stephen Marcellino, “We lost one of our best players, Dwayne Pennicooke, to a torn ACL and he will be ... Read more

Mount St Michael Academy 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena, The Mount Saint Michael Mountaineers are going to have a mix veteran players and young players this upcoming season and the coaching staff is hopeful that the players can jell as a team to win games. “We’re going to be young and inexperienced team at times, but we are athletic. I think once we get to February we are going to... Read more

Cardinal Hayes High 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena, After making a deep run last season and losing in the City-wide finals, the Cardinals from Cardinal Hayes High School should be right in the mix of things again come this March. Per head coach Joe Lods, “I’m not preoccupied with the beginning of the season, but more with where we finish. We are going to try to get better eve... Read more

Trumbull High 2019-20 Season Preview

The Trumbull Eagles are coming off their best season in 43 years of boys basketball, winning over 20 games in each of the last two years.  The Eagles have routinely been a title contender in the very large FCIAC conference in Connecticut. Last year, the Eagles advanced to the Connecticut State D1 Semi-finals before losing to the eventual State... Read more

2019 Bridge to Greatness Thanksgiving Classic - Top Performers

By Derrick Irving, On Saturday, RecuitTheBronx.com was in attendance to watch the 1st Annual Bridge to Greatness Thanksgiving Classic at George Westinghouse in Brooklyn. This eight team, one day showcase is run by Jeff Barrett, Direcor of Bridge to Greatness and the Conrad McRae Youth Tournament. Here are our top prospects:   Samil Melo ... Read more

2019 NEPSAC Class A Winter Showcase

Every year the post-season tournament seeding committees for the New England Prep School Athletic Counsel have a very tough job in choosing the 1 through 8 best teams for the NEPSAC championship post-season tournaments. If for no other reason, than the fact that the teams under consideration are spread out over seven states. Consequently, many ... Read more

Bridgeport Prep 2019-20 Season Preview

When Captial Prep Harbour School coach Greg Thomas made the decision to pull up stakes and move across town to Bridgeport Prep, he took his college ball-aspiring players with him. He also got his program double-entered in the Great Atlantic Conference, playing both a Division 1 slate, against some of the strongest programs in the region, and in ... Read more

2019 Kings of the Lower East Side Tournament Top Performers

By Derrick Irving, Over the Veterans Day weekend, RecruitTheBronx.com was in attendance to watch the 2nd Annual Kings of the Lower East Side Pre-Season Tournament at Seward Park Campus in Downtown Manhattan. The two day tournament is run by Seward Park Head Coach, Katey Wentworth. Here are the top prospects that we saw:   Nicholas Cromw... Read more

Christ the King 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena, After making a deep run and losing in the New York State Federation AA Tournament of Champions, the Christ The King Royals are focused on making another deep run this year. It’s a process. It’s the players’ commitment to buying in and executing scheme details. It is the mental toughness to get after it, early ... Read more

Archbishop Molloy 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena,   Coming off of what was a disappointing season last year, the Archbishop Molly High School Stanners are hoping to bounce back and be one of the top teams in the City. Per veteran head coach Mike McCleary, “I’m hoping we are in the top three or top four teams. We are young, but have the ability to be just that. It is ju... Read more

Susan McKinney High 2019-20 Season Preview

Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts is nestled in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, just steps from the historic Brooklyn Navy Yards and scenic Fort Greene Park. It also happens to be one of the smallest schools in PSAL Division A, with only 200 high school students. Despite that very significant handicap, Coach Fady Musa and Asst Coach Cliffor... Read more

NEPSAC Class B Showcase Player Preview

This year’s New England Prep School (NEPSAC) Class B Showcase event includes six of last year’s eight seeds into the New England Championship tournament, and all the Class B Champions from the past five years. The challenge for NEPSAC seeding committees in choosing their post-season championship tournament participants is that the r... Read more

Brooklyn Law and Technology 2019-20 Season Preview

Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology is coming into this season with a young squad with only three Seniors on the team. “Don’t call this a rebuild, rather a regroup” says Head Coach Michael Levy.  Despite being very young, the Jets are looking to compete for an A division Championship. The Jets are led by Juni... Read more

Iona Prep High School 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena, Late last winter Iona Prep basketball connections were riding high as their alum, Ty Jerome led his University of Virginia Cavaliers to a very dramatic and thrilling run to the NCAA Mens’ Basketball Championship. This season the Gaels will be tapping into that karma and hope to make their own thrilling run to the final Sunda... Read more

Fordham Prep School 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena Fordham Prep made it to the City Championship game in March. That was a great run in 2018-19, but since then they have lost some key players. That includes their two High Major college bound bigs, Matt and Kyle Filipowski who are off to NEPSAC AA prep school play at Wilbraham & Monson (MA). Losing that kind of big man fire powe... Read more

2019 adidas Open Run Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx to check out the Adidas Legacy Open Run event. It featured nine PSAL schools which play under the Adidas sponsorship. Here are the standouts from this past weekend’s event: O’Zhell Jackson, 6-7, Forward, Stevenson High School, C... Read more

2019 PJN Classic Top Performers

The PJN Classic is a basketball event to honor the late Peter J. Nascembeni. Peter was a Vietnam veteran, from Springfield, MA. The founder of the event is Peter’s oldest son, Tony Bergeron, former Head Basketball Coach at Woodstock Academy (CT) and now on the UMASS staff. The event was held this year on October 26-27 at Notre Dame-West Haven ... Read more

St. Raymond High School 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena, Defense will be one of the main focal points for the St Raymond Ravens in their attempt to get back to the CHSAA Championship. “We want to be a great defensive team. If we hold teams to 50 points per game, we will be happy. I know I’m putting pressure on our guys, but we want that pressure.” said head coach Jorge Lopez. “W... Read more

Notre Dame – West Haven Post Grad 2019-20 Season Preview

This scholastic year, Notre Dame–West Haven (CT) has begun a Post Grad basketball program. The team will be coached by former Woodstock Academy (CT) coach, Nick Defoe and will participate in the prep school Power 5 AA Division for its conference play. This team will consist of only student-athletes who have already graduated high school and w... Read more

2019 Wilton Basketball Showcase Top Performers

The cavernous, four full-sized court Wilton High Field House was put to great use on the weekend of October 12-13. Wilton High coach, Joel Geriak rounded up 20 FCIAC and SWC programs for a showcase event. It gave everyone a preview of the upcoming wave of talent coming out this winter and generally stoked the excitement levels at the various progra... Read more

Test The Waters Showcase Top Performers - 10/12

By David Cordova On Saturday, October 12, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to St. Raymond High School in The Bronx for the first annual “Test The Waters” High School Basketball Showcase, where teams from the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County dueled it out in preseason battles. Here are the standouts from Saturday’s act... Read more

2019 The Preview Top Performers

By Derrick Irving Sunday, October 13 RecruitTheBronx.com was in attendance to see The Preview, a one day showcase of 18 high school boys basketball programs. The event was presented and hosted by Fordham Prep in the Bronx, NY. Here are our top prospects:   Andre Curbelo 2020 6’1 Point Guard Long Island Lutheran - High IQ PG, who ha... Read more

Dwight School 2019-20 Season Preview

The Dwight School Lions are looking to continue build on their streak of three consecutive Athletic Conference of Independent School titles (ACIS) as either Regular Season Champions, Tournament Champions or both.  Participating in the NYSAIS “B” Independent Private School Division, Dwight has captured three of the previous six Stat... Read more

2019 Tru Ballaz Pre-Season Classic Top Performers - 10/8

By David Cordova, On Tuesday, October 8, RecruitTheBronx.com got back to Frederick Douglass Academy III in the South Bronx for the Tru Ballaz Pre-High School Classic for the fourth time this fall. One this evening, as we got to see a game between Frecerick Douglass Academy III (PSAL) and Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School aka, WHEEL... Read more

Capital Prep High 2019-20 Season Preview

The Capital Prep Boys varsity basketball team is returning much of its roster from a year ago.  The team is guard heavy and will play an uptempo style of basketball to capitalize on its length, speed and athleticism. With the Trailblazers style of play, they will rely on the contributions of each player. Per head coach Levy Gillespie, “W... Read more

Norman Thomas High 2019-20 Season Preview

The Norman Thomas Tigers are looking to return to the top of the PSAL Manhattan A1 division in 2019-2020. Head Coach Cecilio Gomez enters his third season at the helm and returns three key starters who are ready to step right in as leaders. Coach Gomez has rebuilt the Norman Thomas program to have a defense-first mentality. His philosophy on pos... Read more

Westminster School 2019-20 Season Preview

This year, the Westminster School basketball team is looking to have an impact in the New England Prep School Athletic Council season and post-season tournament.  Most of the prep teams in Westminster’s NEPSAC Class B will again be loaded with college-bound players and very competitive talent.  However, Westminster coach, David Prin... Read more

2019-20 Our Savior New American Season Preview

Everything is shiny and new at Our Savior New American this year. New coach, new players and joining the Private School Athletic Association for the first time. George Holmes, the new Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at OSNA, knows his team is young and inexperienced, but also knows they have an upside. “I have two high motor and high IQ juni... Read more

IWork Battle for New York Class of 2020 Showcase Player Previews

RecruitTheBronx2gmail.com   Team Staten Island Gerard Nicholson  5’9     Saint Joseph by the Sea   Three year varsity player - Tough-Gritty guard who plays extremely hard on both sides of the ball - High volume shooter   – High IQ and Academic Player -  All League CHSAA Last Season – Averaged 16.4p... Read more

2019-20 Bathgate Campus Season Preview

Last season, the Bathgate Campus Bulldogs of the PSAL Bronx B division were a young team and yet still finished with a solid season last year. Bathgate lost to the eventual city champs, South Bronx Prep in the third round of the PSAL playoffs. The Bulldogs only lost one senior from last year’s team and will be returning the core of their team.... Read more

2019-20 Lehman Campus Season Preview

The 2019-2020 season for the PSAL High School Boys Varsity basketball is quickly approaching and the Lions of Lehman Campus are expected to face it with a lot of new players, but they have optimism that the returning players will be ready to carry the load. With a more challenging schedule coming, the Lions are preparing vigorously and as per he... Read more

2019-20 Philip Randolph High School PreSeason Preview

Looking to bounce back from last year’s drought and compete in the Manhattan Northwest A Division, the Cougars will lean on sophomore Tuwan Ellison (6’3) and junior Jordan Wiggins (6’4) to lead the way as a 1-2 punch to take over Harlem. Ellison displays great athletic abilities on the open floor. According to his coach, Peter Gonzale... Read more

2019-20 Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus Season Preview

Adlai Stevenson enters the season with high expectations and a sense of urgency as all five starters from last year will return for their final year together. Per coach James Mohr, Stevenson will look to return in unconventional fashion as they play positionless basketball. This stems from all five starters being guards who play versatile roles. ... Read more

2019-20 St. Edmund Prep High School Season Preview

St. Edmund Prep will begin its 24th season of varsity basketball with high hopes. There are 11 returning players and 4 returning starters. The Eagles have reached the City Championship 4 times 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2012 winning in 1999 and 2003. The Eagles graduated three seniors from last season. In the backcourt, Shemar Latty and Cameron Shie... Read more

2018-19 Xaverian High School Season Preview

By Robert Pena,   The Xaverian High Clippers are coming off of a a 20 win season and are optimistic they can build off of that to be right in the mix of the CHSAA contenders for this upcoming season. In addition to their CHSAA action, they will have a competitive nonleague schedule, including a tournament in Maryland that they played in ... Read more

2019-20 Archbishop Stepinac High School Season Preview

By Robert Pena With a heavy and competitive schedule this season from their seventeen league games to the out-of-state invitational events, the Archbishop Stepinac Crusaders are poised to make a lot of noise and another deep run into the CHSAA championship tournament. “We are excited and beyond challenged. We are hoping to be well over 500... Read more

2019 Tru Ballaz Pre-Season Classic Top Performers - 10/3

By David Cordova, On Thursday night, Recruit the Bronx paid a visit to the Tru Ballaz Pre High School Classic at Frederick Douglass Academy III in The Bronx as they caught two games such as Wings Academy (PSAL) v. Mount St. Michael (CHSAA) and Archbishop Stepinac (CHSAA) and Sacred Heart (CHSAA). Here are the standouts from those two games: &... Read more

2019 Tru Ballaz Pre-Season Classic Top Performers - 10/1

By David Cordova, RecruitTheBronx.com opened the month of October by dropping in on another night of the Tru Ballaz Pre-High School Classic at Frederick Douglass Academy III in the South Bronx. We got to see two games as Brooklyn Collegiate (PSAL) squared off against Iona Prep (CHSAA) and Frederick Douglass Academy III (PSAL) squared off agains... Read more

2019 New Haven Senior Showcase

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The 2nd annual New Haven Senior Showcase brought a dozen D2 and D3 college recruiters from five different states to Amistad High School on September 29 to evaluate prospects. Several prep school coaches attended as well. The event was organized by @AmistadHoops and @NewHavenHeatFam . Top Performers: Kazell Stewart ... Read more

2019 Respect All Invitational - Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Friday night, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Baychester section of The Bronx to check out the action at the Respect All, Fear None Invitational, which is a showcase event for high schools throughout the greater New York City area. Here are the standouts from the two games in the event: Steven Turner, 6-0, Point Gua... Read more

2019 Beacon 158 Top Performers - 9/23

By David Cordova, On Monday night, September 23, RecruitTheBronx.com made our third visit out to this year’s Beacon 158 Tournament. On this night, we got to check out the action between Cardozo High and Elmont High and the matchup between St. John The Baptist and Deer Park. Here are the standouts from the games. Isiah Barnes, 5-10, Poin... Read more

St. Peters High School 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena,   The new season for the CHSAA High School Boys Varsity basketball is quickly approaching and the Eagles of St. Peter High School are expected to face it with a lot of new faces and young players, but they have optimism that the young players will be ready to face the challenge. With a challenging schedule coming at the ... Read more

St Joseph's By The Sea 2019-20 Season Preview

By Robert Pena St Joseph By The Sea which is a part of the CHSAA Boys Varsity basketball league and located in Staten Island, NY. They will have a familiar, guard-oriented team. Their strength in being able to control the ball will an asset this upcoming season. They are returning five key players, all seniors and are looking to make a deep run t... Read more

2019 Beacon 158 Top Performers - 9/20

By David Cordova On Friday, September 20, RecruitTheBronx.com was in Bayside, Queens to catch some more of this year’s Beacon 158 Back to School Tournament as Wings Academy (PSAL) squared off against Cardozo A (PSAL) and Chaminade (CHSAA) squared off against Eagle Academy (PSAL). Here are the standouts from the games: CJ Riley, 5-8, Poin... Read more

2019 Northeast Prep Showcase Player Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Below are the player preview snapshots for the 2019 Northeast Prep Showcase in Troy, NY on Sunday, September 22.     2020s Brandon Cahill (2020) 6’1 Guard, Red Hook Central HS   Jaden Ezomo (2020) 6’7 Forward, Nottingham HS - Syracuse, AAU Team: City Rocks -  Ezomo is a very athl... Read more

2019 Tru Ballaz Pre-Season Classic Top Performers - 9/17

By David Cordova, On Tuesday, September 17,  RecruitTheBronx.com was at Frederick Douglass Academy III in the South Bronx for the annual Tru Ballaz Pre-Season High School Classic, as Mount St. Michael (CHSAA) squared off against Thurgood Marshall Academy (PSAL) and St. Raymond (CHSAA) squared off against Frederick Douglass Academy III (PSA... Read more

RTB College Prospect Notes - September

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com During the month of September, RecruitTheBronx.com went out to its network of high school, prep school and AAU coaches and asked them to submit notes on any under-recruited college prospects that they had in the programs. Below we present their responses.   2020s   Kobe Anderson (2020) 6’2 guard,... Read more

Beacon 158 Tournament Top Performers - 9/16

By David Cordova, On Monday, September 16, RecruitTheBronx.com paid made it out to Bayside, Queens for the first day of the Beacon 158 Tournament, which is a fall league for high school teams in New York City and Long Island. Here are the standouts from the games:   O’Zhell Jackson, 6-7, Forward, Stevenson High School, Class of 2021 - ... Read more

2019 Made Hoops Showcase Participants

RecruitTheBronx.com@gmail.com Below is a prelimnary list of prospects who are signed up to particpate in the 2019 Made Hoops Showcase at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn on October 5th and 6th.   NEW YORK   Chisom Okpara - Vermont Academy - Okpara is an physically blessed Westchester County product with D1 potential. He d... Read more

2019 IS8 Fall Classic Top Performers - 9/14

By David Cordova On Saturday, September 14, RecruitTheBronx.com was in Jamaica, Queens for the IS8 Tip-Off Fall Classic, which is a fall league where many of the best talent in the area comes to compete before the high school season. Here are the standouts from Saturday’s games: Quaran McPherson, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Christ the King High S... Read more

2019 Hoop Group Fall Exposure Tour Top Performers

By David Cordova,   On Friday night, September 13, RecruitTheBronx.com dropped in at the Riverbank State Park for the Hoop Group Fall Exposure Tour stop, where many student-athletes showcased their abilities on the court in front of Division II & Division III coaches. Here were the standouts from the showcase: Koby Brea, 6-6, Shootin... Read more

The Professional Chiller High School Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova On Sunday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Nx Generation Athletics facility in Westbury, Long Island for The Professional Chiller High School Classic, where players from all over New York State came out to show their stuff in a one-day showcase. Here were the standouts from the event: Hammad Singleton, 5-8, Point Guar... Read more

2019 NYC Academic Elite Showcase Players Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com NYC Academic college prospect showcase has made itself into a very important event, getting exposure to a large number of under-recruited prospects from the region. This year it will be held at the House of Sports, just 20 minutes from NYC, on September 14. The showcase’s stated goal is to provide student athlete... Read more

City Is Mine Tournament Top Performers

By David Cordova This Saturday, September RecruitTheBronx.com dropped in at the Gauchos Gym for the fifth annual City is Mine Tournament, in which four teams played against each other in a single-elimination tournament. As you can see below the court was loaded with high major D1 prospects: Sterling Jones, 5-9, Point Guard, Christ the King H... Read more

2019 Smartball Classic Top Performers - 8/19

By David Cordova, On Monday night, August 19, RecruitTheBronx.com returned to the Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem for the Smartball Classic for the matchups between Our Saviour Lutheran (Independent) versus Monsignor Scanlan (CHSAA) and South Shore (PSAL) versus Iona Prep (CHSAA). Here are the standouts for both of the games: Dylan Wusu... Read more

2019 Smartball Classic Top Performers - 8/15

By David Cordova, On Thursday night, RecruitTheBronx.com got to the Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem for the Smartball Classic, which features teams from the New York-New Jersey area. On this date, The Patrick School (NJ) knocked off St. Raymond and Mount Vernon beat Cardinal Hayes. Here were the standouts in those games. Malachi Smith, 5-1... Read more

2019 FunSport Summer League Top Performers - 8/12

By David Cordova, On Monday, August 12, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Tillary Park in downtown New York City for the Funsport High School Classic, where high school teams from the five boroughs are playing in a tournament as a prelude to the high school season. Here are the standouts from Monday’s games: Gabe Holley, 5-8, Point Guard,... Read more

2019 Hoops in the Sun Vsonary Day

By David Cordova On Saturday afternoon, August 10, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Hoops in the Sun at Orchard Beach in The Bronx for the second annual Vsonary Day event, which features some of the best players in the tri-state area from the Class of 2022. Here are the standouts from the game: Tyler Hawkins(2022) 6-0, Point Guard, Moun... Read more

2019 Will Kelly Sr Invitational Tournament Top Performers

By Derrick Irving, Sunday, August 11th, RecruitTheBronx.com was in attendance for the 1st Annual Will Kelly Sr. High School Invitational Tournament at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem. The event is ran by Hoops By The River Director/Founder Will Kelly Jr. He and his father, Will Kelly Sr., founded Hoops By The River in 2009. Kelly Jr. start... Read more

2019 Smartball Classic Top Performers - 8/8

By David Cordova, On Thursday night, August 8, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem for the Smartball Classic to check out some of the best high school teams from the tri-state area. We only got through one game, before the rain came cancelled the rest. Here were the standouts from the game between PSAL Que... Read more

2019 FunSport Summer League Top Performers - 8/5

By David Cordova On Monday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the asphalt court of Tillary Park in downtown Brooklyn to check out the action at the Funsport High School Summer League, which has about a dozen of the city’s best high school teams in the CHSAA and PSAL. Here are the standouts for Monday’s games: Jakai White, 6-1, Shooting ... Read more

2019 NY v NY Top Performers - Week 5

By David Cordova, On the evening of Tuesday, August 3,  RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Monsignor Kett Playground in the Inwood section of Manhattan to catch some more of the talent-rich NY vs NY tournament. This was the last week of the regular season before the playoffs. Here were the standouts from Tuesday night’s games: Kadary ... Read more

2019 Top of the Hill Classic Top Performers - 7/29

By David Cordova On Monday, July 29, Recruit the Bronx paid a visit to the Soundview section of The Bronx to check out the action at the Top of the Hill Basketball Classic. It is a brand-new tournament that is sponsored by Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics, becoming a hub for plenty of talent from around the city. Here are standouts from Monda... Read more

Dyckman Summer League Top Performers - 7/25

By David Cordova On Thursday night, July 25, RecruitTheBronx.com took a trip to the famed Dyckman Tournament in the Inwod section of Manhattan to check out the action as the best players in the tri-state area came out to do battle on the blacktop. Here are some of the standouts from that night’s action: Rhyjon Blackwell, 6-0, Shooting Guard, ... Read more

2019 NY vs. NY Top Performers - Week 4

By David Cordova On Tuesday, July 24,  RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Gauchos Gymnasium in The Bronx to catch some Week 4 of “NY vs. NY” action. In the two games that took place (West 4th vs. Gersh Park and Tri-State vs. Watson), there was plenty of intense action and plenty of great play. Here were the standouts for the... Read more

2019 NY vs. NY Top Performers - Week 3

By David Cordova On Tuesday, July 16,  RecruitTheBronx.com made a trip to South Ozone Park, Queens for Week 3 of the Nike sponsored NY vs. NY Tournament. This tournament showcases the best players in the tri-state area who are playing for the six Nike-sponsored tournaments in New York City. Here were the standouts for Tuesday’s action: M... Read more

2019 Seward Park Showdown Top Performers - 7/11

By Derrick Irving, Thursday, July 11, RecruitTheBronx.com was in attendance for opening day of the Seward Park Showdown, an indoor high school summer league at Seward Park Campus in Downtown Manhattan. The summer league is run by Seward Park and New Design High School Head Coach Katey Wentworth. Here are our top prospects: Alione Mbay 2021 5... Read more

2019 CHSAA Team Camp Player Previews

. On June 28-30, the Catholic High School Athletic Association of Greater New York City will run its 2019 Team Camp. Give that this is NCAA Scholasstic “live period” sanctioned events, a very large number of D1 college coaches will be in attendance. Below we have previews on some of the top players that they will see. All Hallows ... Read more