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2022 High Rise Elite 15u

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 , RecruitTheBronx.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruiTheBronx@gmail.com 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

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 current 2025 Team this season checks all of those boxes. The team is coached by national... Read more

Early Risers NYC 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com’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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

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 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 CHSAA Team Camp Participants

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 - Ku... Read more

2022 PSAL Borough Championships - Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday,February 19, RecruitTheBronx.com 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, RecruitTheBronx.com 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

2022 Battle at the Shore Standouts

By David Cordova On Sunday, January 30, RecruitTheBronx.com was at South Shore High School in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn for the Battle at the Shore event. This event featured multiple PSAL teams in action. We caught two of the games. There were some talented standouts from all four of those schools: Christopher Judge 6-1, Point Guard,... Read more

2022 NY vs. NJ Catholic Showcase Standouts

By David Cordova On January 22nd, RecruitTheBronx.com made it to the Hynes Athletic Center on the campus of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York for the NY vs. NJ Catholic High School Showcase This event featured five games filled with ten of the premier Catholic high school teams in the tri-state area. In all five games, there were plenty of... Read more

2021-22 Achievement First - Hartford Key Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Achievement First is a public charter school located in Hartford, CT and has been open since 2012. It’s boys varsity basketball team is a member of the Capital Region Athletic League and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and competes to get seeded in the Division V state tournament. Phil Smith is... Read more

2022 Real Scout Jamboree Top Performers

By David Cordova, On January 8, RecruitTheBronx.com sat in on the Real Scout New Year’s Jamboree event, which took place at Canarsie Educational Campus in Brooklyn. The event is one of the city’s best events to start off the New Year in a great fashion. Here are some of the standouts from the event: Ryan Hudson 6-3, Shooting Guard, Cardo... Read more

2022 Crusader Classic Key Performers

By David Cordova On January 7, RecruitTheBronx.com made it to Draddy Gymnasium on the campus of Manhattan College in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, for the Crusader Classic. The Classic is the annual CHSAA rivalry game between Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep. In this game, both teams played a tough battle, but Stepinac prevailed in the ... Read more

2021-22 Bronx Tech College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Bronx Tech Prep competes in the Metropolitan Post Grad Athletic Conference. They are the defending MPAC Champions and recent BBall Shoutout Classic champions. Head Coach Zayid Shabazz is entering his third season at the helm. Prior to Bronx Tech, he was an assistant coach at Our Savior Lutheran where his team won a AIP... Read more

2021-22 Martin Luther King Jr High Key Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Martin Luther King Jr High Knights are ready and excited for the PSAL 2021-2022 season. The team is coached by Ms. Delfina Leston, MLK’s first female boys varsity team coach. The team competes in the PSAL Manhattan A Division. MLK is looking forward to the challenge as this is the majority of the team’s last season... Read more

2021-22 Shots With Patience College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Andre “Dre” Edwards is a valuable community member and a staple in the Long Island tapestry of AAU basketball. He has been instrumental in giving countless student-athletes the platform to show off their basketball powers and procuring scholarships to college. Dre has been the guy that not only got his student-athl... Read more

2021-22 W.T. Clarke High Key Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com W.T. Clarke High competes in the Nassau County conference, A-5 division. Head Coach Joe Hasbrouck is in his sixth year of coaching the Varsity team after spending one season at the JV level. Hasbrouck’s 2021-22 team relies on hard work, creating turnovers, and sharing the basketball. When they space and move th... Read more

2021 Hoop’n to the New Year Tournament Standouts

By David Cordova On December 30, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn for the Hoop’n to the New Year tournament at Brooklyn Collegiate High School. Participating were four of the PSAL’s best teams in Brooklyn Collegiate, Thomas Jefferson Campus, Eagle Academy (Bronx) and James Monroe Campus. They competed i... Read more

2021 Benjamin Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova, On December 19, RecruitTheBronx.com got to Bishop Loughlin High School in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn for the second day of the Antonio Benjamin Memorial Classic. On this day, there were three games involving teams from the boroughs and Long Island. Here were some top performers: Nohoun Diarra 6-2, Shooting Guard, Broo... Read more

2021-22 Lehman Campus Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The 2021-2022 season for the PSAL high school boys varsity basketball is here and the Lions of Lehman Campus are expected to face it with a plethora of new players after graduating 9 seniors but as usual, they have optimism that the returning players will be ready to carry the load. The Lions, with COVID restriction... Read more

2021-22 Trinity Pawling School Key Players

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 has assumed the head ... Read more

2021 Tom K Classic Standouts

By David Cordova, On December 5, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Archbishop Molloy High School in the Briarwood section of Queens for the first annual Tom Konchalski Classic. The event which was put together as a way to pay homage to the late, great scout who passed away in February at the age of 74. As the start of the season, many of the... Read more

2021 Sunday Service Standouts

By David Cordova On Sunday, November 28, RecruitTheBronx.com made it to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first annual “Sunday Service”. This event was set up so several PSAL teams were able to kick off their season by playing on an NBA court. This event was put on together by Varsity Customs and NYC Prospects. Here are the standou... Read more

2021-22 Chaminade High Key Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Long Island power house Chaminade High Flyers of Mineola, NY is looking forward to another successful season. Under the helm of their new head coach, Dan Feeney, Chaminade will be attempting to defend their Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association championship in the highly competitive seven school leag... Read more

2021 Hersch Classic Standouts

By David Cordova On November 19, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus in Brooklyn for the first night of the annual Hersh Classic, an event in which many of the PSAL’s best high school programs duel it out before the official start of their winter seasons. Here are some of the standouts from the event: N... Read more

2021 Lower Manhattan Invitational Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Over Veteran’s Day weekend, the Seward Park program held their annual preseason bracket-style tournament. With a mix of Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn PSAL teams vying for the championship trophy, teams were able to prepare for the season in a highly competitive atmosphere. With the PSAL season approaching, organize... Read more

2021 Ready or Not Showcase Top Performers

By David Cordova, On November 11, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Basketball Results Fieldhouse in East Massapequa, Long Island for the Real Scout Basketball “Ready or Not” event, which was a final tuneup of sorts for a few programs from Long Island and New York City before the impending high school season. Here are some of the stan... Read more

South Shore High Open Gym 10/21/21

By David Cordova RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to South Shore High School in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn for their Open Gym on October 21. The defending PSAL “AA” champions came into the gym and played ultra-competitively to help them prepare for the upcoming season. Here were the standouts: Max Ragusa 6-0, Point Guard, Class of... Read more

2021-22 Harborfields High Key Returners

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Harborfields High School is located in Greenlawn, NY in Suffolk County in Long Island. The Tornadoes compete in League V of New York’s Section 11. Harborfields looks to make some noise in League V this year as Coach Glenn Lavey takes over the program with a super skilled group. Lavey has been coaching varsity bask... Read more

2021 New Haven Senior Showcase Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The 4th Annual New Haven Senior Showcase brought NCAA, Juco, and Prep coaches (plus recruiting services Prep Hoops and RecruitTheBronx.com) to Amistad High School to evaluate the best New Haven area players in the class of 2022. Over 50% of the event’s players from previous years have gone on to play college and/... Read more

The Preview Top Performers 10/9/21

By David Cordova On October 9, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Nazareth High School in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn for The Preview. This was a preseason showcase in which many teams in the tri-state area compete the preseason to get ready for the high school season, which is a month away. Here are the standouts: Raesean Gree... Read more

2021 Test the Waters Invitational College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com When St Raymond High coaches Jorge Lopez and Chris Williams use their holiday day off to host a full slate of New York City power teams, it makes it very easy for RecruitTheBronx.com to live up to its name. On October 11, they did just that with their Test the Waters Invitational. It was a NYC hoops junkie’s dream, ... Read more

2021 Mental Toughness Exposure Clinic

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The first ever Mental Toughness Exposure Clinic was a four-hour event that took place at the Westport YMCA in Connecticut. The purpose of the camp was to give high school players genuine exposure in front of college coaches, while using basketball to continue a mission of spreading mental health awareness. The event wa... Read more

DTX Basketball 17u Red College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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, a 25 year veteran in coaching. On October 10, DTX’s 17u Red Team won the Zero Gravity TriState run CT Jamboree tournament. ... Read more

2021 HoopWave Veterans Day Showcase Standouts

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com HoopWave Directors Dean Jones and Jamaal “Coach Shaq” Folston are in their fifth year of hosting their great day of basketball celebration that is known as the Veterans Day Basketball Showcase. This year it is being held at Weaver High School in Hartford, CT. A high point of the event is the Prep vs. Public high sc... Read more

2021-22 Fordham Prep Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Fordham Preparatory school of the Bronx is in the CHSAA ‘A’ Division. They are the defending City Champions, winning their first title since 1933 in March 2020. Four returning seniors were on that team as sophomores with all impactful roles. They were also City Champions on the Freshman level in 2019. Head ... Read more

Eagle Academy II Open Gym 10/1/21

By David Cordova On October 1, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Eagle Academy II in the Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn for their Open Gym. In the Open Gym, their players showcased their talents as they were getting ready for their upcoming season. Here were the standouts from the Open Gym: Khalik Sharpe 6-2, Point Guard, Class of 2023 - ... Read more

2021 Connecticut Elite 50 College Showcase

www.connecticutelitebasketball.com On September 24th, 60 Class of 2022-2024 players from Connecticut and New York made a stop at Newtown Youth Academy for the Elite 50 College Showcase which was presented by the Connecticut Elite Basketball Program. Here are your top performers: Cameron Perez (2023) - Shifty guard who can get to the bas... Read more

2021 Hoop Group Exposure Tour NYC Standouts

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On October 1, Hoop Group brought their Exposure Tour to Harlem at the three court complex at Riverbank State Park. Over 130 prospects were put through the paces for about five and half hours. RecruitTheBronx.com stopped in and caught a look at the following high potential players: Mohamed Soumahoro (2022) 6’6 forw... Read more

Archbishop Molloy Open Gym Standouts 9/28/21

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Archbishop Molloy High of Queens, NY are perennial contenders in the Catholic High School Athletic Association. They are head coached by Mike McCleary. Below are the standout players from their Open Gym play this week: Josh Decady (2023) 6’6 - Champion motivator towards his teammates and is flexible when face... Read more

2021-22 St Edmund Prep Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com St. Edmund Preparatory High is set to begin the 2021-2022 season with high hopes. Coach Dan Wiatre enters his 16th season with Assistant Coaches Patrick Akande and Justin Manon and a versatile group of players that promises to be tough on the defensive end and share the ball and push the pace on the offensive side. The... Read more

2021-22 Cicero North-Syracuse College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com For the 2021-22 season, Cicero North-Syracuse High will be led by second year Head Coach Kyle Martin, in New York’s Section III Class AA division. Martin turned around the program in his first year improving the team from a 2-18 mark to 8-4 and the future is bright for the Northstars. Prior to Cicero North Syracu... Read more

Eagle Academy (Bronx) 2021-22 Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Eagle Academy for Young Men of The Bronx competes in the PSAL AA Division. Coach Roosevelt Byers takes over the program this year. Eagle-Bronx had a very successful 2019-2020 season, losing to Wings academy in the borough championship. “Coach Rose” played college basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas College w... Read more

2021-22 Monsignor McClancy High Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Monsignor McClancy Memorial High competes in the very competitive and balanced Catholic High School Athletic Association A Division. Anthony Olszewski, a 2001 graduate of the school, is the head coach. McClancy is in the midst of a youth movement with limited varsity experience coming back this year after the truncated... Read more

RTB College Prospect Notes - September 2021

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com During the month of September, RecruitTheBronx.com compiled 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. 2022’s Colin Anderson (2022) 6’5 shooting guard, Fitch High (CT) An... Read more

Dave Edwards Fall League Standouts 9/25/21

By David Cordova On September 25, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the inaugural Dave Edwards Memorial Fall League, which was organized by Elmcor and the Lincoln Park Classic, and took place at the Elmcor Center in Corona, Queens. On the first day, there were three games (St. Raymond vs. Eagle Academy II, South Shore vs. Holy Cross and Xaver... Read more

2021 Aim High Eagles College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Aim High Eagles are based out of Queens, NY. The program began with an effort to help student-athletes improve their overall skills through camps, clinics, and one on one training. Aim High has since been recognized as a platform to help players get exposure to college while creating a more competitive environment ... Read more

St Joseph's by the Sea 2021-22 Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Saint Joseph by the Sea High of Staten Island is in the CHSAA A division. They return a senior class that won the city championship at the JV level two years ago. Head Coach Mike Cortese entering his 10th season, played his college basketball at The College of Mount Saint Vincent. He also spent two and a half seasons a... Read more

2021-22 Brooklyn Collegiate Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Brooklyn Collegiate High will play this year, as usual, in the PSAL AA Division. However, last year, due to Covid 19, PSAL temporarily reconfigured its divisions. So in 2021, Brooklyn Collegiate were the undefeated champions of the Brooklyn 3 Division. The team is head coached by Malcolm Connor. Below is a recap of th... Read more

Monsignor Farrell 2021-20 Roster Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Monsignor Farrell High of Staten Island competes in the highly competitive Catholic High School Athletic Association. In 2019, they were A Division Champions. They are coached by Mike Dunn, who played two years at Merrimack College before transferring to Manhattan College, where he played for eventual Villanova and UMa... Read more

2021-22 St Paul Catholic (CT) Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com For the 2021-2022 season , the St.Paul Catholic High Falcons look to build on their success from the precious year . Not only did they win a share of the “Iron Division” title in Connecticut’s very competitive Naugatuck Valley League but they also sent two All Leaguers onto play at the collegiate level. Coach S... Read more

St Francis Prep Open Gym Standouts 9/22/21

By David Cordova On September 22, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to St. Francis Preparatory High School in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens, as the Terriers participated in an open gym in front of college coaches from SUNY Farmingdale State University, Fordham University and the College of Charleston. All players came ready to battle in ... Read more

2021-22 White Plains High College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com For the 2021-22 season, White Plains High will again be coached by their veteran coach, Spencer Mayfield in the AA Class of Section 1 of New York State basketball. The Tigers have won 10 league titles, two section championships and two state titles in Mayfield’s 29 years at the helm. They have also sent 10 player... Read more

2021 Monsignor Scanlan Open Gym Prospects

By David Cordova On September 14, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Monsignor Scanlan High School in The Bronx to check out their Open Gym run, as they prepared for the upcoming high school season and also fall leagues. The open gym is also a chance for players to show off their game in front of college coaches in the hopes that they can atta... Read more

Empire Youth Fall 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Empire Youth Athletics Fall 17u roster is set. They are being coached by Brandon Wilson and his assistant, Leon Pursoo. Their practice gym is the Empire Gym in Huntington, Long Island. The team will be competing in the following Zero Gravity events this fall. 10/2-10/3: Ardsley House of Sports 10/9-10/10:... Read more

2021-22 Bridgeport Prep College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Bridgeport Prep is Connecticut based prep school that plays against the country’s best prep programs, which provides their players exposure to sponsored club programs and scholarship college programs. They are a member of Great Atlantic Conference which includes national powerhouses Putnam Science Academy, Our Sa... Read more

2021 Riot Regime High Potential Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Riot Regime is an independent AAU program based out of the Greater New Haven, CT Area. The Co-director and Founder is Andre Sutton, a former Hillhouse High (CT) basketball player and who played Post level basketball for the US Military in Korea. Later, while being stationed in Fayetteville, NC, Sutton created a grassro... Read more

2021 Palisade Preparatory School College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Sean Stahn is the head coach in his 12h season at Palisade Preparatory School in Yonkers, NY. Palisade Prep has won three league titles, two city championships and 1 Section Championship during Stahn’s reign. They have also sent nine players on to play college ball. The Phoenix play in Class B of New York State Sect... Read more

2021 NYC Prospects BTS Tournament College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On August 29, RecruitTheBronx.com made it over to Edmunds Playground in Brooklyn to catch five of the games in the final day of the @NYCProspects Back to School Tournament. High School teams from throughout New York City played hard in the outdoor setting. The following showed college prospect potential: Gregory ... Read more

2021 City is Mine Top Performers

By David Cordova On August 21, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Colonel Charles Young Playground in Harlem for the City Is Mine Tournament. The event had four grass roots teams filled with some of the finest players in the Tri-state area. The four teams were Team Shine, Milbank, Real Skills and United Brooklyn. In the end, Real Skills p... Read more

CWB Spartans 17u College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com CWB Spartans 17u team is a part of the Chris Ward Basketball program. This past AAU season they went 23-9, taking only single losses in making it to the Elite 8 in each of the Zero Gravity XL tournament in Spooky Nook (PA), Gym Rat Platinum Level (top) tournament in Albany (NY) and the Zero Gravity XL Nationals in Orla... Read more

2021 Brook Classic Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On August 21, Brook Scholars Club hosted their 3rd annual Brook Classic for elite players in Westchester County at GoTorey Dome in White Plains, NY. The Brook Scholars Club’s mission is to provide a positive outlet for youth through basketball competition while providing educational resources to help build financial ... Read more

2021 Ball Never Lies Showcase Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On August 14, Ball Never Lies hosted a showcase for elite players from New York and New England players at Providence Country Day School in Rhode Island. Below is a recap of the top performers. Jose Cuello (2022) 6’1 guard, Miami Triple Threat Prep (FL), AAU Team: Dream Chasers - Jose is a dominant ball handler, a... Read more

Smartball Classic Top Performers 8/16/21

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On the evening of August 16, RecruitTheBronx.com visited the historic campus of City College of New York in Harlem to catch two Smartball Classic quarter-finals games. The opener featured Monsignor Scanlan High against South Shore High, and the late game was Mt Vernon High against the national power program of Our Savi... Read more

Smartball Classic Top Performers 8/9/21

By David Cordova On August 9, Recruit The Bronx paid another visit to the Smartball Classic, which was held at the Nat Holman Gymnasium on the campus of the City College of New York in Harlem. On this night, Our Saviour Lutheran played against Xaverian High, and St. Francis Prep went up against South Shore. Here are the standouts from each game... Read more

2021 Unsung Yutes College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Ja-Zhyoun Laing is running a grassroots team called the Unsung Yutes, sourcing players from New York City and Westchester County. Laing is a Monroe College varsity and JV men’s basketball assistant coach and former college player at Lehman College. His team recently participated in the New York Select Showcase, ... Read more

2021 Splash Day Prospects

By David Cordova On August 7, RecruitTheBronx.com shot up to the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut for the first annual Splash Day. This an an event organized by Splash Productions and CT Impact Training. There were three games played, the prep school game (graduating seniors going on to prep schools), the Up Next Game (freshmen and sophomores... Read more