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2023-24 Canarsie Educational Campus Key Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Canarsie Educational Campus is in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie. It houses three schools, the High School for Medical Professions, the Urban Action Academy and the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media. Their boys varsity basketball team competes in the PSAL Brooklyn AA division. Their head coa... Read more

2023-24 Fordham Prep Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Fordham Preparatory School is a private, Jesuit, boys’ college-preparatory school located in the Bronx. It is located on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University. From its founding in 1841 until 1970, the school was under the direction of the university. The boys varsity basketball team competes in the CHSSA A... Read more

2023-24 Monsignor McClancy Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School is located in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens. Their varsity boys basketball team is coached by Anthony Olszewski and they compete in the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association A division. Monsignor McClancy OPEN GYM schedule is as follows: Friday Septe... Read more

2023-24 Bridgeport Prep Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

2023-24 Thurgood Marshall Academy Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change is a public middle and high school in Harlem, serving grades 6 to 12. Their boys varsity basketball team is a perennial championship contender in the PSAL AA, Bronx/Manhattan division. They are coached by the veteran Abdu-Allah Torrence. Below are his key players... Read more

2023-24 Shots with Patience Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Shots with Patience Prep is a sports specific preparatory school located on Long Island, NY. Their aim is to help young men achieve a quality education and an elite level athletic experience at an affordable cost. The program has its roots in the Team Underrated Basketball Academy. The program is led by Team Underrated... Read more

2023-24 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 second year coach Ryan Woods Ryan Woods. They compete in the Staten Island conference of the CHSAA The Eagles 2023-24 roster will contain the following key players: Mike Spisto (2024) 5’8 point g... Read more

2023-24 Broome Street Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Broome Street Academy Charter High School is a charter high school located in the SoHo section of New York City. Their boys’ varsity basketball team is head coached by Curtis Jackson (5th year) and he is assisted by Damel Carnegie (2nd year). In 2020 they went undefeated in route to winning the Charter School Schola... Read more

2023 UA Elite 50 Showcase Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On September 9th, at Newtown Youth Academy in Newtown, CT the Connecticut Elite hosted its annual UA Elite 50 showcase for high school players. The players are drilled and then play games. The standout juniors and seniors will then earn an invite the September 29 Invite-Only Showcase Below are the top performers as judge... Read more

2023 Empire Invitational Top Performers

By David Cordova, On September 10th afternoon, we paid a visit to the Police Athletic League community center in Harlem for the Empire Invitational, which was run in conjunction with the 50 Ways Foundation and Game Up. In this event, was two games between two CHSAA teams from New York City (Cardinal Hayes and St. Raymond) and two of New Jersey... Read more

2023-24 Eagle Academy For Young Men (Bronx) Key Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Eagle Academy For Young Men in the Bronx is an all-boys’ public secondary school that operates under the guise of the New York City Department of Education. It was opened in 2004, established by the 100 Black Men of America organization. The boys varsity basketball team is coached by Roosevelt Byers, who also... Read more

2023-24 Millbrook School Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 decade since coach Billy Thom took the helm. They compete in the NEPSAC Class B ... Read more

2023-24 Darrow School Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Darrow School is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12 and PG. Its New Lebanon, NY campus is a 365-acre property just to the west of the boundary between New York and Massachusetts in the Taconic Mountains and within the Berkshire cultural region. Their m... Read more

2023-24 Suffield Academy Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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. They compete in the NEPSAC Class ... Read more

2023-24 Brooklyn Law and Tech Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology is a high school located on Broadway in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. They serve around 600 students in grades 9-12. Their boys varsity basketball team competes in the Public School Athletic League, Brooklyn A Division. The team will again be coached by veteran ... Read more

2023-24 St Francis Prep Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com ​St Francis Prepatory School is based in Queens, 150 years old and is the the largest private Catholic secondary school in the United States. It’s varsity basketball team competes in the Catholic High School Athletic Association, Brooklyn-Queens AA Division. Head coach Jimmy Lynch will be entering his seventh year... Read more

2023-24 Iona Prep Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Iona Prepatory School is a Catholic community focused on developing young men into moral and ethical leaders who are dedicated to Christian service and who strive for spiritual, intellectual and physical excellence. Iona Prep psorts teams compete in the highly competitive New York City Catholic High School Athletic Ass... Read more

2023-24 Kingswood-Oxford School Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Located in West Hartford, CT, Kingswood Oxford is a private, co-ed, college preparatory day school for grades 6-12. Their varsity basketball team is coached by Brad Seaman who will be going into his 6th season with the Wyverns. They compete in NEPSAC Class B (mid-sized schools) and the Founders League conference. ... Read more

2023-24 Marianapolis Prep Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Marianapolis Preparatory School is an independent, co-ed, Catholic boarding and day school located in Thompson, CT for grades 9-12 and postgraduates. The Boys varsity basketball competes in the talent-rich is Class B Division, led by third year Head Coach Tommy DiColella. Coach DiColella is excited for his squad this s... Read more

2023-24 Kennedy Catholic Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School is an Roman Catholic, co-educational high school located in Somers, New York. It serves 630 students in grades 9–12 from Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam and Fairfield counties and the Bronx. Their boys varsity basketball team has helped produce recent players such a as Elijah... Read more

2023-24 Seward Park Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Seward Park Campus is a “vertical campus” in the Lower East Side/Cooperative Village neighborhoods of Manhattan. Their teams are nicknamed the Bears, and they participate in the PSAL Manhattan A Division. The boys varsity basketball team is coached by Katey Wentworth. Coach Wentworth is entering her six... Read more

2023-24 South Kent School Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 two years ago for his second stint as Director of Basketball and P... Read more

2023-24 St John the Baptist Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in West Islip, NY. Their athletic teams compete in the Nassau Suffolk Division of the Catholic High School Athletic Association, where they are coming off of back-to-back years as tournament semi-finalists. Their team is coached by Jake ... Read more

2023-24 Avon Old Farms Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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. Matt Mihalich is headed into his fifth season as the head coach at Avon. The Winged Beavers are coming off... Read more

2023-24 Brooklyn Collegiate Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

2023-24 Upper Room Christian Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Upper Room Christian School was founded in 1981 is sponsored by Upper Room Christian World Center, a born-again, Spirit-filled, non-denominational church, located in Dix Hills, NY. Upper Room Christian School’s varsity basketball team will be starting off this season with a new coach at the helm of the program and... Read more

2023-24 Trinity Pawling School Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Trinity-Pawling School is a boarding prep school in Dutchess County, NY that was founded in 1907. It’s boys varsity basketball team competes in two leagues, the Founders League and the Tri-State League and competes to get seeded in the NEPSAC Class A post season tournament. Tarik Smith is going into his thi... Read more

2023-24 Notre Dame-Fairfield Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Notre Dame High School is the model of secondary education in Fairfield, Connecticut. They achieve that with demanding academics coupled with a supportive learning community, a range of enriching extra-curriculars, a competitive sports program, and a fierce commitment to service - all guided by Catholic values. They co... Read more

2023 United One Tribe Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Coach Sulaiman Larokko started the Tribe AAU program in 2015. During that time, he has helped produce over 50 college student-athletes since then. Most notably are Malik Bentinck (Queens College NCAA D2,NYS All-State 2019), Carl Damour ( Old Westbury NCAA D3, NYS All-State 2019) and Jahdon Jerome (2020 NYS All-State, 1... Read more

2023 Team Next Up Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Team Next Up basketball team runs an 18U Varsity High School squad, competing passionately within the vibrant New York City basketball scene. With a local focus on tournaments held in Brooklyn, Harlem, The Bronx, and New Jersey, the team showcases their talents while embracing the rich basketball culture of the are... Read more

2023 Smartball Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Tuesday night, August 15, we paid a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem for the Smartball Classic, an event which features plenty of the premier high school teams in the New York metropolitan area. On this date, there were two matchups, with the first being James Monroe Campus (PSAL) going up against the indep... Read more

2023 BCANY Team - Nassau County

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Every year the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) welcomes teams representing every section of the state to compete in New York’s premier basketball tournament. Players have the opportunity to compete alongside the best players in the state, represent their section, participate in clinics from college... Read more

2023 NY Rens 17u-Cross College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New York Renaissance, also known as the Rens, were the first black-owned, all-black, fully-professional basketball team in history, established in 1923. The present NY Renaissance focuses on continuing to turn amateurs into professionals - the right way. They are a youth development organization, created by filmmak... Read more

2023 BCANY Team - Suffolk County

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Every year the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) welcomes teams representing every section of the state to compete in New York’s premier basketball tournament. Players have the opportunity to compete alongside the best players in the state, represent their section, participate in clinics from college... Read more

2023 Hudson Valley BCANY Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com This year the 11th Annual BCANY Summer Hoops Festival is being held at Johnson City Schools, Johnson City, NY on July 28-30th. Every year the BCANY welcomes teams representing every section of the state to compete in New York’s premier basketball tournament. Players have the opportunity to compete alongside the best ... Read more

2023 NY Lightning - Labrew 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 17u team that is coached by Kay Labrew is as follows: Eddie Munyak (2024) 6’0 guard ... Read more

New Haven Heat 16U National Team Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Their ZGXL 16u National team is coached by Frank Green. Here is the New Haven Heat 16U National Team roster for this spring: Julian Dent Jr. (2025) 6’5, 167lbs wing, Notre Dame West Haven... Read more

2023 Long Island Lightning 16u-Simoneschi Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Long Island Lightning is one of the biggest AAU programs in the country, dating back over 25 years. Its home is the Island Garden in West Hempstead NY. The Lightning 16u team coached by Steven Simoneschi is one of their elite teams. They played in the Hoop Group, Marquee Hoops, and Jayhawks circuits this season. Their ... Read more

2023 Nike Peach Jam Standouts

By David Cordova This week, we shot down to the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, SC for the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, which is a major recruiting event for prospects from around the nation. In this event, we caught three teams from New York City and one from New England came out to showcase their talents among the nation’s best. ... Read more

2023 Lightning Amateur Basketball Club 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Lightning Amateur Basketball Club is running high level 15u-17u grassroots teams starting this spring. The program is run by Naasir Williams. The 17u team is competing on the UA Rise Circuit. Below are players, all the college prospects, on their roster. They are coached by Williams, Mike Spisto, Sr and Errol Blake. ... Read more

2023 Team Rio Rosters

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Rio University is an Under Armour sponsored program that assists student-athletes on and off the court in their pursuit of college and professional basketball. The boys and girls programs participate in the highly regarded Under Armour Association (UAA). Both the boys and girls UAA leagues generate hundreds of col... Read more

2023 Bingos All Stars Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Maxwell “Bingo” Cole is a legend in NYC coaching. He never played the game himself in school, but started coaching at the age of 18. While coaching for Riverside Church AAU back in the day, he mentored NYC greats such as Ron Artest, Elton Brand and Eric Barkley. This spring and summer he and his son, BJ are develop... Read more

2023 Gary Sims Day Standouts

By David Cordova On June 18, we made it to Edmonds Playground in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn for the second annual Gary Sims Day event, which was put together by NYC Prospects. One of their games was the 9th grade game, which features the Class of 2026, a group of players that will be entering their sophomore year this fall. Many of th... Read more

2023 DEVELUP Varsity Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com DEVELUP is an affiliate of Rossetti Basketball, a renowned Basketball Training company owned by Michael Rossetti and Ralph Rossetti. The Rossetti family has a long-standing reputation of high level basketball training on Long Island, NY for over the past two decades. Their facility is located in Holbrook NY and they tr... Read more

2023 CHSAA Live Period Team Camp Participants

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On June 23-26, The CHSAA will run their 2023 NCAA sanctioned, Live Period Team Camp at Iona Prep in New Rochelle. Get the game schedule details here Below is a listing of the profiles of the players who are expected to be participating: Archbishop Molloy High #0 Elijah Ashby point guard - Quick great passe... Read more

2023 Tom Konchalski All-City Classic Standouts

By David Cordova, On June 15, we were at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, Queens for the inaugural Tom Konchalski All-City Classic, which featured many of the best players in the New York City metropolitan area. The event was in honor of the late talent evaluator, Tom Konchalski, who passed away last year. In two games, players from ... Read more

2023 Riverside Hawks Select Blue 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Riverside Hawks Select is a program designed for serious ballplayers who value structure and consistency in their player development regimen. “Select” is the high academic prospect arm of the renown Riverside Hawks program. Select is running five teams this season. These teams consist of top students who w... Read more

2023 Riverside Hawks Select Gold 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Riverside Hawks Select is a program designed for serious ballplayers who value structure and consistency in their player development regimen. “Select” is the high academic prospect arm of the renown Riverside Hawks program. Select is running five teams this season. These teams consist of top students who w... Read more

2023 House that We Built 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The House We Built is an independent program on the HGSL circuit and has produced over 40 players in the NCAA, including over 20 Division I players, in the past 4 years. The House We Built provides unparalleled holistic development of student athletes. This year, the 17u HGSL team is coached by Alfred Chan and Univ... Read more

2023 DTX Red 17u Team College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com DTX Basketball is a Connecticut based grass roots program that has over the years become a deep source of college prospects. The program is run by Dave Taylor, with assistance from college placement guru, Noel Roman. Roman was recently named a College Placement All Star for his work on behalf of getting his players pla... Read more

2023 Fordham University Team Camp Standouts

By David Cordova, On June 10, we made it to the legendary Rose Hill Gymnasium on the campus of Fordham University in The Bronx for the annual Fordham Team Camp. Teams teams from the five boroughs and surrounding counties compete as a chance to build team cohesion for the impending high school season and also as a way for prospective players to ... Read more

Program Building at Faith Preparatory School

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Last winter, Faith Preparatory School of New Milford, CT hired long time AAU coach and basketball skills trainer Michael “Big Fun” Acevedo to be their varsity basketball coach. Acevedo has since poured himself into the job, and is building a college prep program from the ground up. Accordingly, his focus has been o... Read more

2023 King Hoops 17u and 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com KING Hoops is a NYC based AAU program with kids from Queens, Harlem, the Bronx, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. After strong efforts at Spooky Nook, Gym Rat, and finishing as a semi-finalist at Rumble in the Bronx, KING hoops is loaded with college basketball talent with qualifying players at all 5 positions... Read more

2023 PSAL College Exposure Showcase Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On this June 16-18, PSAL, the New York City public school athletic league is taking advantage of the NCAA window for hosting a scholastic based D1 Live Period showcase. The event will be held at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn. Below are the profiles of some of the participants: Abraham Lincoln High Nas... Read more

2023 West 4th Street Memorial Day Standouts

By David Cordova, On Memorial Day, we were back at the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan for the annual West 4th Street Classic, which was in its opening weekend. In the final two games of the day that were played during the late afternoon, there was a lot of talent from throughout the five boroughs that were hungry and eager for a win in ... Read more

Eddie Lau Academy 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Eddie Lau is a former college player, college coach and NBA agent. He is also the very successful varsity head coach at Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan. In the off season, he runs his Eddie Lau Academy, which includes running AAU teams. Below are the player profiles of his 17u team: Andrew Parrish (2025) 5&... Read more

2023 AFB Freedom 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com AFB Freedom is a New Britain, CT based AAU basketball program. Since 2012, they have placed more than 50 players into college programs. Beyond that, the program has had a positive impact on more than 2,000 kids in the Greater New Britain/Hartford area. Their 2023 17u team is coached by Carlos Gonzales and Steven Tho... Read more

2023 Connecticut Elite 17u HGSL College Prospects

RecruittTheBronx@gmail.com Connecticut Elite is the largest premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. Their younger teams run on the UA Future, NXTGEN, Hoop Group and Marquee Hoops circuits. Their 17u HGSL team is coached by the veteran Kendrick Moore. Below is the Connecticut Elite 17u HGSL roster. Amari Cruz (2024) ... Read more

2023 Castle Athletics 16u-Blue Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Castle Athletics is a New York City based youth athletics program that is run by a deep and impressive staff. The Castle basketball program provides seasoned and respected coaches, superior training and opportunities to compete at the highest level. Their student athletes also participate in required weekly tutoring se... Read more

2023 NY Rens United-Becil College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rens United is an high academic oriented team affiliated with the renown NY Rens program. The program is New York City based but players are sourced from multiple states such as MA, CT, NY, NH and NJ. They have a strong history of sending athletes to high-academic universities at all three levels across the northeast. ... Read more

2023 NY Gauchos 16u roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New York Gauchos Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball program offers youth in New York City the highest quality athletic programming, academic support and enrichment, and opportunities for lifelong success. Their goals are to produce athletes who can play basketball at the highest competitive levels, and to cult... Read more

2023 IS8 Championship Standouts

By David Cordova, On May 20, we were at Richard S. Grossley Junior High for the Final Four of the IS8 Spring Classic, in which four teams (CST Elite, Rundown, Kips Bay and Elmcor) from the Tri-State area played against each other for the title. In the end, it would be Rundown finishing off the Spring Classic with the championship win. Here are ... Read more

2023 New Haven Heat-Doc 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Doc Kennedy runs the program and coaches this one, of two, 17u national level teams. Here is their New Haven Heat-Doc 17u roster for this spring: Makai Coleman (2024) 6’1 guard, New... Read more

Connecticut Elite 16u-JP

RecruittTheBronx@gmail.com Connecticut Elite is the largest premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. Their 2023 16u-JP team is coached by Albertus Magnus College Assistant coach and Elite 50 Showcase operator, Jason “JP” Perrier, and below is his roster. #00 Cameron Upchurch (2025) 6’1 guard, Jonathon La... Read more

2023 Connecticut Elite 16u HGSL

RecruittTheBronx@gmail.com Connecticut Elite is the largest premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. Their 2023 16u Perrier HGSL team is coached by Albertus Magnus College Assistant coach and Elite 50 Showcase operator, Jason “JP” Perrier, and below is his roster. #1 Travis Upchurch Jr. (2025) 6’0 guard,... Read more

2023 PSA Cardinals 15u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com ProScholars Athletics is a nationally renown grass roots basketball program, based in New York City. Their main objective is to use team sports as platforms to not only showcase their student’s athletic gifts but to expose them to greater social and academic opportunities that ensure they can succeed at the colle... Read more

2023 Aim High Eagles 17u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Aim High Academic/Athletic Program is a community-centered organization that serves boys and girls who live primarily in the Hempstead, Long Island and New York Metropolitan area, ages 5-17 years old. Aim High Basketball’s purpose is to build leadership, integrity, work ethic and respect in youth development th... Read more

2023 NY Rens 16u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New York Renaissance, also known as the Rens, were the first black-owned, all-black, fully-professional basketball team in history, established in 1923. The present NY Renaissance focuses on continuing to turn amateurs into professionals - the right way. They are a youth development organization, created by filmmak... Read more

2023 PSA Cardinals 17u EYBL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com ProScholars Athletics is a nationally renown grass roots basketball program, based in New York City. Their main objective is to use team sports as platforms to not only showcase their student’s athletic gifts but to expose them to greater social and academic opportunities that ensure they can succeed at the colle... Read more

2023 New Heights Lightning 17u EYBL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Two of the most storied programs in New York City grassroots basketball history have again teamed up this year on the EYBL circuit. New Heights and the New York Lightning playing under the New Heights Lightning flag this season. Recent college commitments from the program include Youssouf Singare (UConn), Akil Watson ... Read more

2023 Nike EYBL Session 3 Stand-outs

By David Cordova, Over the May 13-14 weekend, RecruitTheBronx.com made the trip to Southwest Athletic Center in Carrollton, Texas for the third session of the Nike Elite Basketball League, which had teams from New York City and New England competing in action. Here are the standouts of those teams throughout the weekend: Adam Nije, Jr. 6-2, ... Read more

2023 Level Up LI 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Level Up LI is in its 6th year and is one of the fastest growing youth travel AAU basketball programs in the tri-state NY area. Their mission is to create the top travel basketball teams focusing heavily on individual and team development for their players both on and off the basketball court. The primary focus is to h... Read more

2023 Aces Elite Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova, On May 10, we returned to the famous Gauchos Gym in The Bronx for the ACES Elite Classic. This event had many of the premier players in the Tri-State area face off. Many of the best showed out, here are the standouts that we noted: Devin Vanterpool 6-3, Shooting Guard, Christ the King High School, Class of 2023 (Florida At... Read more

2023 Academic Basketball Club 17u Krumins College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Academic Basketball Club is a Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY) County grassroots program focused on working with student athletes with a minimum gpa of 3.0. The program has earned renown for its impressive consistently high level of placement of its layers into top academic universities. ABC plays in tournament... Read more

Empire Youth Athletics 16u-Becker Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Empire Youth Athletics is based out of Long Island, NY. Their goal is to mold their players into hard-working, coachable individuals by providing a high quality coaching and training experience for them. This 16u team, coached by Valley Stream North High JV Coach Brandon Becker, participates in Zero Gravity and Prem... Read more

2023 Team Crate 15u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Crate Basketball is a Far Rockaway, Queens based program that has been around for six years. Their mission is to help boys and girls achieve their dreams by helping them learn the game. Their 15u team is coached by Lou , and his roster is as follows: Justin Williams (2026) shooting guard, Manchester Regional Hi... Read more

2023 Academic Basketball Club 17u-Rubin College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Academic Basketball Club is a Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY) County grassroots program focused on working with student athletes with a minimum gpa of 3.0. The program has earned renown for its impressive consistently high level of placement of its layers into top academic universities. ABC plays in tournament... Read more

2023 IS8 Spring Classic Standouts

By David Cordova, On May 7 afternoon, we got to Eagle Academy III in Jamaica, Queens for the IS8 Spring Classic. The event was in its final week of the regular season before the impending playoffs, which begin this Friday, March 12th. In the final two games of the day, there was plenty of competition from both sides, but two of the teams, Rundo... Read more

2023 Team Underrated 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Underrated is one of long Island Longest running independent AAU/ Travel programs. It was founded by veteran basketball coach Andre Edwards. Their 2023 16u team is coached by Coach Edwards and his roster is as follows: #2 Nisaiah “Nah” James (2024) 6’2 guard, Uniondale High - James has good ball han... Read more

2023 Hoops Showdown Top Performers

By David Cordova, On May 6, we got to the Bronx River Community Center in the South Bronx for the annual Hoops Showdown. This is an event that has been a staple in the New York City for the past few years, bringing some of the Tri-State area’s best to compete against each other. For the span of three high school games, there was plenty of exc... Read more

2023 Team Underrated 17u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Underrated is one of long Island Longest running independent AAU/ Travel programs. It was founded by veteran basketball coach Andre Edwards. Their 2023 17u team is coached by Coach Edwards and Kevin Jackson, and their roster is as follows: #1 Jamel Scott (2024) 5’8 point guard, Epic South High Scott ha... Read more

2023 Athletic Club of Connecticut 17u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Athletic Club of Connecticut was founded in 2018 by Donnell Harvey. Player development, coaching, and competition are the building blocks to the program. AC Connecticut Basketball emphasizes the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and education. The program is driven by what is best for the child: whether in a ... Read more

2023 Rio Shoreshots Rosters

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Shoreshots Rio is a North New Jersey basketball program. Their objective is to provide players with an ideal environment for growth through dedicated coaching, a supportive culture, and structured discipline. Coach Nas Perovic 17u Deuce Jones Ryan Fraunheim Trey O’Neil Fazl Oshodi Shay John (20... Read more

2023 Level UP LI 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Level Up LI is in its 6th year and is one of the fastest growing youth travel AAU basketball programs in the tri-state NY area. Their mission is to create the top travel basketball teams focusing heavily on individual and team development for their players both on and off the basketball court. The primary focus is to h... Read more

2023 CT Takeover 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com CT TakeOver is grass roots program for ages 7-17 years old. Since being Established in 2019, Takeover has provided year round training and high level competitive basketball. The program’s mindset is to help as many student athletes get to the next level as possible. It’s working, They already now have >10 a... Read more

2023 DTX Blue 17u Team College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com DTX Basketball is a Connecticut based grass roots program that has over the years become a deep source of college prospects. The program is run by Dave Taylor, with assistance from college placement guru, Noel Roman. Roman was recently named a College Placement All Star for his work on behalf of getting his players pla... Read more

2023 Bell City 16u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Bell City is a Bristol, CT based AAU program. Coached by Isaiah Rascoe Their 2023 16u roster #5 James Steel Simsbury High (CT) #11 Carmelo Thompson Bristol Central High (CT) #4 Chad Edmond Mills High (CT) #22 Zaveyn Tate Bristol Eastern High (CT) #1 Jordan Chisholm Bristol Eastern High (CT) #14 ... Read more

2023 Bell City 17u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Bell City is a Bristol, CT based AAU program. Coached by Isaiah Rascoe Their 2023 17u roster #0 AJ Quesnel Litchfield High #1 Ben Rhoden Nonnewaug High #2 Brayden Dauphinais (2024) 6’0 guard, Bristol Eastern #4 Dan McGetrick (2024) 6’2 guard, Southington High #5 Jack Nestor Mills High #8 Tommy Da... Read more

2023 Nike EYBL Session I Stand-outs

By David Cordova, On the first D1 Live Period of the 2023 season, RecruitTheBronx.com followed some high talent players down to the Lake Point Sporting Complex in Emerson, Georgia for the Nike EYBL games. The league features four of our region’s premier programs in the PSA Cardinals, New Heights Lightning, New York Renaissance and the Ci... Read more

2023 Playmaker U Select 17u Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Playmaker U is a competitive co-ed AAU program based in Beacon, NY (Dutchess County). Their program is dedicated to preparing young athletes for the next level of competition and ultimately help them to continue to compete on the collegiate level as well as continue their education as scholar athletes. Their Pumas S... Read more

2023 New York Select Academy Varsity Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com New York Select Academy was established in 2020 to provide positive change in the community and prepare, guide and assist young men in the process of attending college. Their mission is to provide young men an opportunity to attend college utilizing the sport of basketball as a vehicle to obtain their degree. New York... Read more

2023 High Rise Elite 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com High Rise Basketball was founded in 2011 by 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, being directed by former professional player, Nate Jean-Baptiste. Through camps, clinics... Read more

2023 High Rise Elite 15u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com High Rise Basketball was founded in 2011 by 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, being directed by former professional player, Nate Jean-Baptiste. Through camps, clinics... Read more

2023 Chris Ward Basketball 17u Green Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Chris Ward Basketball is a Westchester County based grass roots program. It’s mission is to deliver player development and opportunity for young, dedicated athletes, to learn to play the game of basketball at a highly competitive level. They are committed to each athlete, no matter what their experience; assistin... Read more

2023 Chris Ward Basketball 17u White Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Chris Ward Basketball is a Westchester County based grass roots program. It’s mission is to deliver player development and opportunity for young, dedicated athletes, to learn to play the game of basketball at a highly competitive level. They are committed to each athlete, no matter what their experience; assistin... Read more

2023 Nate Blue Showcase Standouts

By David Cordova, On Thursday night, Recruit The Bronx paid a visit to the Louis D. Brandeis Educational Campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the annual Nate Blue Showcase. This event is a part of the College Educational Showcase Weekend, where college coaches descend into New York City looking for unsigned seniors. Nate Blue is a lon... Read more

2023 Chris Ward Basketball 16u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Chris Ward Basketball is a Westchester County based grass roots program. It’s mission is to deliver player development and opportunity for young, dedicated athletes, to learn to play the game of basketball at a highly competitive level. They are committed to each athlete, no matter what their experience; assistin... Read more

2023 Rising Stars 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rising Stars was founded by Paul Savramis in the early 1980’s as a series of summer camps but has since been on a 20-year journey of changing the lives of countless youths and their families. Savramis created Rising Stars in response to the need for a yearly program that mirrored the philosophy of his previously acco... Read more

2023 PSA Cardinals 16u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com ProScholars Athletics is a nationally renown grass roots basketball program, based in New York City. Their main objective is to use team sports as platforms to not only showcase their student’s athletic gifts but to expose them to greater social and academic opportunities that ensure they can succeed at the colle... Read more

2023 PSA Cardinals 15u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com ProScholars Athletics is a nationally renown grass roots basketball program, based in New York City. Their main objective is to use team sports as platforms to not only showcase their student’s athletic gifts but to expose them to greater social and academic opportunities that ensure they can succeed at the colle... Read more