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2020 HBCU Showcase, Session 2 - Top Performers

By David Cordova On Novemeber 29, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Brooklyn Stuy-Dome in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for the second edition of the Why Not HBCU Showcase. In this showcase in which 30 seniors from throughout the Tri-state area were able to compete for scholarships in front college coaches from historically black colleges ... Read more

2020 The Showcase Top Performers

By David Cordova On Friday, November 20th, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Yonkers PAL in Yonkers for “The Showcase,” which was put together by the GoTorey All-Stars, which had some of the best players in Westchester County, Dutchess County, New York City and New Jersey in action, playing in front of college coaches via a live-strea... Read more

2020 BASKADEMICS/MIZZWERK College Showcase

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Landing on the final weekend prior to a two month Connecticut statewide shutdown on youth basketball, BASKADEMICS, in conjunction with MIZZWERK, sold out their College Showcase event. The event took place at Nomads, in South Windsor, CT. The opportunity was taken by players from Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.... Read more

Level Up LI College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Level Up LI is one of the fastest growing youth AAU basketball programs in the Tri-state area. They offer competitive teams, and training for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. The program is headed by Jesse Winter, President, Nikko Callender, Grass Roots Director, Trevor Stark, Boys Director and Evan Conti, ... Read more

2020-21 Suffield Academy College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is a co-ed private preparatory school located in a small New England town about 20 miles from Hartford, CT. It’s varsity boys basketball team is coached by Matt Fava and has long been a pipeline of players into the college ranks. They compete in the very competitive, seven stat... Read more

2020-21 Notre Dame Prep Basketball College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gamil.com Notre Dame High- West Haven (CT) Post Grad basketball program looks to make it another strong season after beginning their program officially last year. Year 1 included placing all 12 students in college and 10 of those players playing college basketball at 4 year schools. They will look to make it another successful s... Read more

2020 RTB Livestream Top Performers - Session 4

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Sunday, November 15, RecruitTheBronx.com hosted Session 4 of their High School Preseason Livestream showcase. The replay of the Livestream video of approximately 75 minutes of game play and the three point shooting can be found here. 2022 Sajan Porter (2022) 6’1 guard, King School (CT) – A sophomore su... Read more

2020 RTB Livestream Top Performers - Session 3

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Saturday, November 14, RecruitTheBronx.com hosted Session 2 of their High School Preseason Livestream showcase. The replay of the Livestream video of approximately 75 minutes of game play and the three point shooting can be found here. 2021’s Yave Cruz (2021) 6’3 wing, Palisades Prep High, AAU Team: Purple... Read more

2020 RTB Livestream Top Performers - Session 2

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Saturday, November 14, RecruitTheBronx.com hosted Session 2 of their High School Preseason Livestream showcase. The replay of the Livestream video of approximately 75 minutes of game play and the three point shooting can be found here. 2021’s Jalen Gordon (2021) 6’3 guard, Capital Prep Magnet School (CT) ... Read more

2020 RTB Livestream Top Performers - Session 1

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Friday, November 13, RecruitTheBronx.com hosted Session 1 of their High School Preseason Livestream showcase. The replay of the Livestream video of approximately 75 minutes of game play and the three point shooting contest can be found here. 2021’s Elijah Parent (2021) 6’0 point guard, Bristol Eastern High... Read more

2020 Why Not HBCU Showcase Top Performers

By David Cordova On Wednesday, RecruitTheBronx.com got over to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for the Why Not HBCU Showcase, which was an opportunity for high school seniors throughout New York City and surrounding areas to gain some exposure as coaches from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) on the NCAA Division I, Division II ... Read more

RTB Livestream Participants - Session 1

Session 1 Friday November 13 7-9pm at George Washington Carver Center 7 Academy Street, Norwalk, CT Livestream link for Session 1 Jersey #1Elijah Parent(2021) 6’0 point guard, Bristol Eastern High School, AAU: CT Passion (Edwards) – Parent’s academics will draw the great schools that can only admit h... Read more

RTB Livestream Participants - Session 2

Session 2 Saturday November 14 10am-Noon at George Washington Carver Center 7 Academy Street, Norwalk, CT Livestream link for Session 2 Jersey #2 Christian Sullivan (2021) 6’2 shooting guard, Massapequa High - Sullivan has great feel for the game. He can spot up and spread the floor, can also finish around the rim. Alwa... Read more

RTB Livestream Participants - Session 3

Session 3 Saturday November 14 2pm-4pm at George Washington Carver Center 7 Academy Street, Norwalk, CT Livestream link for Session 3 Jersey #2 Joshua Capellan (2021) 6’3 shooting guard, Fieldston School - Capellan is a fast and athletic wing with a well-rounded game. He consistently shoots from long range efficiently and... Read more

RTB Livestream Participants - Session 4

Session 4 Sunday November 15 12-2pm at George Washington Carver Center 7 Academy Street, Norwalk, CT Replay link https://youtu.be/rteaPllODrE Jersey #2 Shaun Peterson (2023) 6’4 shooting guard, Academy Charter School, AAU Team: Rising Stars - Peterson is a great on-ball defender and a high energy player. He has both... Read more

European Club Style Basketball Team Starting in Connecticut

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com In the heart of Connecticut prep school basketball, a new form of college prep winter basketball is emerging. Borrowing from the European model of separating sports from academics, a team is being formed to play games against the high level basketball, independent prep school basketball academies such as Putnam Science... Read more

2020 Real Scout Upstate Gems Showcase Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Cohoes, New York for the Real Scout Upstate Gems College Exposure Showcase at the Gateway Sports Complex. In this event, players from Long Island, New York City and upstate New York showcased their talents via livestreams to coaches watching the action. Here are the names of the... Read more

Cheshire Academy College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Cheshire Academy is a selective, co-educational college preparatory school located in Cheshire, CT. Founded in 1794, it is the tenth oldest boarding school in the United States. At one point in the early to mid 20th century, its mission was to train young men exclusively for the purpose of attending nearby Yale Univers... Read more

2020 Unsigned Hype Showcase Top Performers

By David Cordova On Sunday afternoon, RecruitThe.com Bronx got ourselves to Huntington Station, Long Island for the always relevant Unsigned Hype Showcase. This showcase was founded by and hosted by James Barrett, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Monroe College. This year, 100 of the Tri-state area’s best unsigned players came to play a... Read more

Kings Park High Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Kings Park High competes in the New York Section 11 A-5 conference. They return three starters from last years Suffolk County Finalist team that went 20-3 overall. Coach Chris Rube’s team was one of top defensive teams on Long Island last year. Kings Park’s losses were at Hills West (by 3) and theywent on t... Read more

The Gibson Way Skills Academy - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Gibson Way Elite, the next premier program out of Connecticut, brings the beginning of something great with their Class of 2023 national team. Started by two brothers, Jarrel and Shane Gibson, with aspirations to bring the talent in Connecticut to the forefront of the basketball world. The Gibson Way is more then ... Read more

Diamonds in the Ruff Top 40 Underclassmen

By David Cordova On Tuesday night, David Cordova of Dave’s Joint, on behalf of the RecruitTheBronx.com, landed in Huntington Station, Long Island for the Diamonds in the Ruff Top 40 Underclassmen Showcase at the brand-new Next Level Sports facility. Many of the best players from Long Island, New York City and Connecticut showed up. The a... Read more

CT Passion College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The CT Passion is a competitive AAU program based out of Bristol, CT. It was created by Brendan Phelps (who is now an Assistant Coach at Division 2 Post University) in 2007. In 2018, Dean Edwards became the owner and club director. Julio Vazquez (St. Paul Catholic - Bristol CT Associate Head Coach) has been the club&#... Read more

2020-21 Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Adlai Stevenson Campus Ambassadors compete in the PSAL Bronx A East conference. After a very successful 2019-20 regular season campaign in which they posted a 17-1 league record, Stevenson will return some key players from last year’s team as well as adding some new faces. Though the loss of last year’s seniors wil... Read more

The Workout Top Performers - 10/23/20

By David Cordova On Friday night, RecruitTheBronx.com took a trip to Yonkers for a showcase called “The Workout” which was run by the Go Torey All Stars. GTAS is Torey Thomas’ program. Thomas is native of White Plains, played his high school ball in Connecticut, played college ball at Holy Cross University and then spent 13 years play... Read more

UA Fall Elite 50 Showcase - 9th and 10th graders

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Connecticut Elite Basketball Program hosted its annual Fall Elite 50 Showcase for 9th and 10th graders, with almost 80 players from Connecticut and New York area in attendance at the Newtown Youth Academy in Newtown, CT. Here were the top performers: Jakari Tertulien (2022) Bridgeport Prep (CT) - Another player ... Read more

Canarsie Educational Campus - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Canarsie High Storm, aka, “The Brotherhood” is a PSAL Brooklyn AA program that is coached by Jacob Edwards. They are currently running the following college prospects on their varsity team: Alpha Bah (2021) 6’2 guard - Bah is the definition of a sharpshooter. As hard as he works on the court, h... Read more

2020-21 St Lukes School Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com St Lukes School is a secular, private day school serving grades 5-12 in New Canaan, CT. Its boys varsity basketball team is coached by former Quinnipiac College Assistant Coach Tony Newsom and is assistant coached by Evan Downey. St Luke’s has a long history of placing their players onto college teams, including ... Read more

Gauchos Roundball Classic - Top Performers 10/17/20

By David Cordova On Saturday, RecruitTheBronx.com was back at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx to check out the two games being played in the Gauchos Roundball Classic. The first between Showtime (a team comprised of players from PSAL Brooklyn AA Boys & Girls High School) and the Eagles (a team comprised of players from Evangel Christian School... Read more

All-America Valley Basketball Club - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The All-America Valley Basketball Club (AAVBC), founded in 2018, is an AAU club whose purpose is to foster stage-appropriate player skill development and a positive experience for young athletes. The club was founded by Steven Wolfe on the premise of service and hard work while promoting fun through the sport of basket... Read more

Connecticut Elite 17u-Cardona College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Fred Cardona runs a high level 17u team for the Connecticut Elite and is also the boys varsity coach at University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford. He is also an USAB Gold Licensed Coach and a member of the NABC. Among his philosophies is an attempt to teach the game from the ground up with fundament... Read more

Gauchos Roundball Classic - Top Performers 10/16/20

By David Cordova On Friday night, RecruitTheBronx.com caugt another set of games in the Gauchos Roundball Classic at the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx. We got to check out two games, with the first game between Team Unite (a team comprised of players from CHSAA AA Monsignor Scanlan High School) and Team Brooklyn (a team comprised of players from PSA... Read more

No Days Off - College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Led by former Divsion 1 player and professional player Steven Johnston, No Days Off Training LLC looks to provide knowledge, support and drills to help improve basketball skill and IQ. NDO strives to create a program that is affordable to all, but still provide a proper basketball education. Operating out of lower Fair... Read more

Monsignor McClancy 2020-21 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. Coach Olszewski’s key players for the 2020-21 season will be:... Read more

Gauchos Roundball Classic - Top Performers 10/11/20

By David Cordova This past Sunday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to the Gauchos Gym in The Bronx for the Gauchos Roundball Classic. There were three games played. The first game was between Showtime (a team comprised of players from Boys & Girls High School) and NYC Broncos (a team comprised of players from South Shore High School), the ... Read more

2020 CYB Combine Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Changing Youth Basketball is a non-Profit organization that provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn and grow. Co-founders Isaiah Aboagye and Steven Pierre Saint believe that through sports CYB has the power to reduce youth violence, promote health and inspire academic success for their kids. Aboagye... Read more

Gauchos Roundball Classic - Top Performers 10/8/20

By David Cordova On Thursday night, RecruitTheBronx.com dropped into the Gauchos Gyn in The Bronx for the Gauchos Roundball Classic in which there were two games taking place. The first was between the Bronx Warriors (a team comprised of players from Cardinal Hayes High School) and Facts Over Opinion (a team comprised of players from All Hallow... Read more

Capital Prep Magnet School 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Capital Prep is a magnet school in Hartford, Connecticut that prides itself in its record of 100% college placement for its graduates. It’s varsity basketball plays is coached by Levy Gilespie and plays in the Connecticut state association, aka the CIAC. This is a program with multiple college prospects. C... Read more

2020 Fall UA Elite 50 Showcase - Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Friday, October 2, Connecticut Elite hosted its 17th annual Fall Elite 50 Showcase with players from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts in attendance. A dozen college coaches were in attendance from D2 and D3 programs on this night. From top to bottom the Showcase was loaded with many other players that played... Read more

Millbrook Basketball School 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Millbrook School is an 85 year old prep school located 90 miles north of New York City (Dutchess County). It’s varsity basketball team is coached by Billy Thom and competes in Class B (mid-sized school) division of the New England Prep School Athletic Counsel (NEPSAC). The NEPSAC is sometime referred to as &... Read more

Bathgate Educational High 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Bathgate Educational Complex competes in the PSAL Bronx B2 conference. Last season, the Bulldogs were the regular season division champions of the Bronx B2 league and their season ended one game before the PSAL Final Four. The Bathgate Bulldogs are returning three key players from last year’s team who helped ... Read more

2020 New Haven Showcase - Top Performers

RecruitTheBronx.com The New Haven Showcase got it done for a third straight year, pulling in college-prospect talent and getting college scouts to focus on them. According to Ryan Ott, one of the organizers, he was hearing the following statements from D2, D3, and prep school recruiters in attendance: “There are definitely several scholarsh... Read more

New Rochelle High 2020-2021 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com New Rochelle High competes in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section 1 which encompasses Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties. Head Coach Rasaun Young says that after losing to Horace Greeley high in a Section 1 tournament semi final last season, that his guys are eager to get... Read more

All Hallows High 2020-2021 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com All Hallows High School competes in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Bronx Class A division and Coach Sam Alston is looking forward to having a promising season in 2020-21. All Hallows has five starters returning and three more players who will be key to the team’s success. The team has a unique situ... Read more

Norman Thomas High 2020-2021 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Norman Thomas High Tigers compete in the PSAL Manhattan A I conference and look primed this winter for an even better season than last year, when the program made its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1982. Norman Thomas Coach Cecilio Gomez brings back senior guard sharpshooter Dominique Tayie and senior forward ... Read more

Avon Old Farms School 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Avon Old Farms School is a boarding school in Hartford County, CT. It competes in the regular season in the prep school Founders League. It’s post-season tournament opportunity would lie in a seeding in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class A (large school) division. The rosters of AOF and ... Read more

St Mary's High 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com St.Marys High School out of Manhasset, Long Island competes in the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association. This winter, they will be starting the season with a lot of new faces. Coach Ira Hunt will be relying on two of last year’s returning guards will keep St.Marys in the hunt for the title... Read more

Dr. Susan S. McKinney High 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Dr Susan McKinney High School Kings go into the 2020-2021 season with high expectations. The Kings look for a fifth consecutive winning season with seven returning players, including four seniors who look to make a major impact. McKinney competes in the A5 conference of Public School Athletic League Joel Koryor... Read more

St.Edmund Prep 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com St. Edmund Prep finished last season with a record of 21-6, won the Catholic High School Athletic Association Class A Division regular season title, and lost in the Intersectional tournament final. 10 seniors have graduated from that 2019-20 team, including league Player of the Year Shemar Latty (Post University CT), ... Read more

St. Francis Prep 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com After winning the Brooklyn-Queens Catholic High School Athletic Association Class AA Championship last season, St. Francis Prep returns four starters and seven total players who played key roles for them. The backcourt of Todd Rochelle (’21) and Latiek Briscoe (’22) return after being selected to the All City Thir... Read more

Mount St Michael Academy 2020-21 Season Preview

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Mount St. Michael returns three starters from last year’s 13-13 team that competes in the Catholic High School Athletic Association AA division. Juniors, Noah Best and Tyler Hawkins, will lead a team that struggled last year due to inexperience at many positions. Sophomore, Javoy Thompson, started 22 games as a f... Read more

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 and forw... 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 makes it ... 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 scoring throughout... 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: Business T... 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 evening standing a... 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 (CT), AAU Tea... 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 following collaboration: Going forward, listeners wil... 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. Raymo... 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 Center facili... 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) Kazell Stewart Lee Academy (ME) ... 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 - Arroyo... Read more

Real Scout NYC Top 30 2021 Rankings

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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 gym open... 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 the s... 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 - Zieri... 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 feast 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

RTB College Prospect Notes - December 2020

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com During the month of December, 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 Colin Arroyo (2021) 6’2 small forward, St. Edmund Prep - Arr... 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 Champ... 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 2020 6... 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 Cromwell (2... 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 just the... 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 Juniors Ja... 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