2021 Sunday Service Standouts

By David Cordova On Sunday, November 28, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 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 The 4th Annual New Haven Senior Showcase brought NCAA, Juco, and Prep coaches (plus recruiting services Prep Hoops and 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 During the month of September, 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 On August 29, 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, 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 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 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 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 On the evening of August 16, 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 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, 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

Smartball Classic Top Performers 8/2/21

By David Cordova On August 2, headed to Harlem to check out some 2021 Smartball Classic games. The Classic moved to a new location this year, the Nat Holman Gymnasium on the campus of the City College of New York. The two games that we caught had some talented players as New Jersey’s Quality Academy played against Brooklyn... Read more

Lincoln Park Classic Top Performers 7/28/21

By David Cordova On July 28, paid a visit to the Lincoln Park-Judge Playground in the South Ozone Park section of Queens. Fresh off of the NCAA Live Period, players were back on the asphalt to show off their skills in the annual Lincoln Park Classic. Here are the standouts from the games: Amadou Diallo 5-10, Point Guard,... Read more

2021 RTB Frosh/Soph Showcase

Sunday, July 18 12-3pm at InSports Center 29 Trefoil Lane, Trumbull, CT Below are the participants for the 2021 Frosh/Sophomore showcase. In addition to 5 on 5 play, the participants had the option of participating in a 3 point shooting contest, an one on one championship and a speed dribbling race. Class ... Read more

2021 Hoop Group Atlantic City Jam Fest Top Performers

By David Cordova On July 8-9, dropped in on the Atlantic City Convention Center for the Hoop Group Atlantic City Jam Fest. This showcase was heavily attended by college coaches of all levels, as the NCAA AAU Live Period began with a bang. Programs from across the Northeast and their players were trying to benefit from that... Read more

2021 CT Takeover College Prospects CT TakeOver is a New Haven and Hartford County, Connecticut based program coached by skills trainer Darren Gilbert. The program has the following college prospects playing with them this season: Andrew Lazarre (2022) 6’1 combo guard, Notre Dame-West Haven (CT) Lazarre is one of the best rebounding guards you’ll... Read more

Premier Hoops Development 2023's College Prospects Over the past decade Connecticut’s Premier Hoops Development (PHD) program has build themselves into a solid skill development program in Fairfield and New Haven Counties of Connecticut. They pursue a comprehensive and competitive approach to help inspire self-confidence, athletic excellence, academic achievement... Read more

New Heights Lightning NYC College Prospects Two of the most storied programs in New York City grassroots basketball history have teamed up this year on the EYBL circuit. New Heights and the New York Lightning will play under the New Heights Lightning flag this July. The Lightning, led by long-time directors Dana Dingle and Shandue McNeill (who will coach the... Read more

Riverside Hawks 2023's College Prospects The Riverside Hawks, one of NYC’s most storied programs, was founded by the historic Riverside Church in the early 1960’s. The program’s mission is still to help students and families use basketball to pursue academic opportunities and to promote their character development. Their Class of 2023 team i... Read more

2021 All Gym Rat Selections

To get a copy of the 2021 Gym Rat Challenge Report contact Steve Amedeo Director of Communications Gym Rat Challenge Read more

2021 CHSAA Team Camp Top Performers

By David Cordova On June 26 and 27, caught the last two days of the CHSAA (Catholic High Schools Athletic Association) Team Camp as it was being held at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, NY. These past two weekends are the NCAAs’ Scholastic D1 Live Period window. In a LIve Period, the D1 college coaches are allowed to see pro... Read more

2021 Philly Live Top CT Performers

By David Cordova On May 19, paid a visit to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia for the Philly High School Live I event. A multitude of teams from the Northeast played against one another in front of college coaches from multiple levels. It was the first D1 Live Period event in over a year and half, where D1 co... Read more

Boys 2 Men 2023's The Boys 2 Men 15u squad, coached by Doug Niblock, have been dominating 15u Zero Gravity XL circuit all summer, capturing ZG Prime Championship in Orlando, FL in the process. Anthony Daley (2023) 6’0 shooting guard, Deer Park High - Daley is a arguably the best 15 year old shooter in Greater New York. He has u... Read more

Pharos Elite College Prospects Coach Tyron Robinson has left his home turf of Philadelphia to take the varsity coaching job at Pharos Academy Charter in the Bronx. Robinson knows his way around a basketball program. He was an All State selection and 1,000 point scorer at Penn Wood High (PA). He played DII ball at Bluefield University and at Neumann ... Read more

2021 Collision Top Performers

By David Cordova On Saturday, June 6, paid a visit to Riverbank State Park for The Collision, an event put together by Eleve11Hoops. In this event, all teams in the 17u division played in bracket play. The Milbank Flyers went on to win the championship. There were plenty of strong teams within the Northeast that played agai... Read more

2021 Memorial Day Slam Top Performers

By David Cordova paid a visit to the Island Garden facility in West Hempstead for the Memorial Day Slam event run by Eleve11Hoops. In this event, there were plenty of talented teams with under-the-radar players that came out to do battle. Here are some of the standouts from that day’s event: Cherif Diarra 6-6, Forward,... Read more

2021 Empire Youth Athletics 16u

Empire Youth Athletics 16u team is coached by Brandon Wilson. Wilson is a Long Island Lutheran High alumni, who played D1 ball at Maryland Eastern Shore. The stated goal of the program to mold their players into hard-working, coachable individuals by providing a high quality coaching and training experience for them. They preach that becoming bette... Read more

2021 The Circuit League: Session IV 5/22-5/23

By David Cordova This past weekend, paid a visit to Irving, Texas for the fourth session of The Circuit League, as the New Heights/Lightning program competed amongst some of the country’s best in three age groups (15U, 16U & 17U). Here are the NE/Lightning’s standouts from the event and how they fared: Zakai Zieg... Read more

2021 Brass City Basketball College Prospects Brass City Basketball Club was formed in 2019 in Waterbury, CT. The program is run and coached by TJ Faeth, who coaches at Metro Learning Center High School (MLC) in Bloomfield, CT. In 2020, the plan was to develop more teams and run a full program instead of just one team. However, the pandemic put those plans on hold... Read more

2021 All-America Valley Basketball Club College Prospects 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 basketba... Read more

Connecticut Elite-Langston 17u College Prospects Dominique Langston is the head coach of the Connecticut Elite-Langston 17u team. He is also a former college player, both for D1 Quinipiac College and D2 SCSU. He is also a Fairfield Warde High School (CT) Boys Varsity Assistant Coach. All of which gives him a pretty guy eye for recognizing college prospects in the reg... Read more

NHAA Spring Madness Quarterfinals 5/10/21

By David Cordova On Monday night, paid a visit to the PAL Polo Grounds Community Center, for the NHAA Spring Madness quarter finals. The tournament was organized by Will Kelly, the director of the Hoops By The River. Some of the Tri-State’s area’s finest players participated. In the quarterfinals, there were some good... Read more

Diamond In The Rough Showcase 5/2/21

By David Cordova On Sunday, @Daves_Joint and @HoopsDreams_NYC were given billing as hosts for the May 2nd version of A Diamond in the Rough Showcase. But the lion’s share of the heavy lifting was done by the high energy coach and promoter Kaamil Dillard. The event was held at the Bronx River Community Center and was an opportunity for high ... Read more

2021 NY Select Showcase Players of the Game On May 1, NY Select Director David Moses and Assistant Director Luis Nieves teamed up with Boys and Girls Club Metro Queens staff and Director Barry Witter to host a showcase event at the Boys and Girls Club in Richmond Hill. They intend to make it an annual event for AAU team play. This year they brought in New Yor... Read more

NHAA Spring Madness Top Performers 5/1/2021

By David Cordova On Saturday afternoon, paid a visit to Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, for the NHAA Spring Madness. The event was organized by Will Kelly, who is also the Director of the Hoops By The River tournament. Some of the Tri-State area’s finest players, came to participate outdoors on the asphalt in a si... Read more

2021 Nate Blue Showcase Top Performers

By David Cordova On Thursday night, paid showed up at the Frederick Samuel Community Center in Harlem for the 2021 Nate Blue Showcase. Many of the Tri-State area’s best came out to play in front of junior college coaches. This included two games that included seniors and another other game that included underclassmen. Her... Read more

2021 Empire Youth Athletics College Prospects Empire Youth Athletics is a program that was started in 2018. Their mission is to mold the future EYA generation into hard-working, coachable individuals by providing a high quality coaching and training experience. An Empire athlete is a multi-dimensional and well-rounded player. The focus is on the six pillars of exc... Read more

The Scrimmage - Rens v City Rocks Top Performers 4/17/21

By David Cordova On Saturday, paid a visit to The Grail Sports Complex in Wilmington, Delaware for The Scrimmage, courtesy of Team Final, in which some of the teams from the Northeast came out to play in two days during this weekend. Two of New York State’s elite programs, the Albany City Rocks and the New York Rens playe... Read more

NYC Invitational Top Performers 4/10/21

By David Cordova On Saturday, took advantage of its invite to visit the famous Gauchos Gymnasium in The Bronx for the NYC Invitational games. The event brought together five of New York City’s finest AAU programs, the New York Rens, New York Gauchos, PSA Cardinals, Riverside Church and the New York Jayhawks. Accordingly, h... Read more

2021 Elite 50 College Showcase Top Performers

Excerpted from April 9th, 2021 60 players from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts made a stop at Newtown Youth Academy this Friday evening for the Elite 50 College Showcase. Here are your top performers: Demian Vial (2023) 6’0 guard, Farfield Warde High (CT) - A guard who understands chan... Read more

New York Select - College Prospects New York Select basketball AAU travel program 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. During the pandemic disrupted 2020, it was a very rough ... Read more

Team NYC Takes 2021 NY Future Crown

Huntington, NY Coach Donald Francois of Archbishop Molloy High brought his Team NYC squad team to the NY’s Future tournament championship on Easter Sunday.  In the finals of the seven team event, Team NYC rallied hard to grab the win over Beacon Elite, 65-59. Beacon Elite was a team that featured St Franics Prep players. The NY Future is the ... Read more

2021 Elite 50 Showcase Top Performers

Excerpted from April 2nd, 2021- 75 Players from CT, NY and MA got together under one roof at Newtown Youth Academy in Newtown, CT for the Elite 50 Showcase. Chandler Dicks- Strong, athletic guard with the ability to get to the rim or pull up for the mid-range jumper. Has very good court IQ. Tenaciou... Read more

Long Island Lutheran vs. Archbishop Stepinac 3/23/21

By David Cordova, On Tuesday night, made it to Archbishop Stepinac High School In White Plains, as the Crusaders played in the first of a two-game series against Long Island Lutheran High School. Because of the pandemic, schools from New York City are not able to play games, but both LUHI and Stepinac are located outside of ... Read more

Tri State Classic The League - 3/12/21

By David Cordova On Friday night, paid a visit to the Yonkers PAL gymnasium for the Tri-State Classic, The League game play. Teams from around the City came out to play a competitive brand of basketball as a way to get ready for the summer season. Here are the standouts from the three games: Tai Turnage 5-9, Point Guard, ... Read more

Gauchos Class of 2025 Team 1 Prospects picked up some scouting notes and high school attendance plans on some promising young prospects in the NY Gauchos’ Class of 2025. Brandon Stores 6’3 wing, St Raymond High - Stores is an elite finisher around the rim and excellent rebounder. Solid defender inside. Great athleticism finish above the rim. One of the m... Read more

Brother Stoldt Series - College Prospects

By David Cordova dropped into New Rochelle at Iona Prep for a game in the Brother Stoldt Classic. With the pandemic protocols preventing Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac from playing a full schedule against their traditional NYC CHSAA foes, they instead set up a best-of-seven series between each other and named it the Brot... Read more

Connecticut Elite's Class of 2022 Showcase Invitees

On April 2, at the Newtown Youth Academy, Connectciut Elite will host a showcase for the promising college prospects in the Class of 2022 that they have been tracking. Below is the list of their initial invitees, and the links to those prospects’ profiles: Mason Jackson Logan Carey John McCain Ty Holloway Ty Staples-Santos Mike... Read more

Elite 84, Spring 2021 - College Prospects 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 coachi... Read more

We Believe Academy to Open in the Fall Former professional basketball players Ta’Quan Zimmerman and Ryan Gomes are part of a group who are starting a basketball academy in Waterbury, Connecticut that is called We Believe Academy. The academy will be set up as an alternative to the traditional high school basketball path, with the goal of eventully placing... Read more

Quality Academy Prep - College Prospects Quality Academy Prep is in its foundation year. Founder and Head Coach Anwar King started the program in the fall of 2020 after brief stint at Olympus Prep Academy in South New Jersey. Coach King runs his program with the thought process, “If I cant enhance you off the court like I do on the court, then my job is... Read more

2021 @ExpHoops Long Island's Top 25 Players

2021 @ExpHoops Long Island’s Top 25 Players 1. Jordan Riley (2021) guard, Brentwood High 2. Rafael Pinzon (2021) guard, Long Island Lutheran 3. Kacper Klaczek (2021) guard, Long Island Lutheran 4. Drissa Traore (2021) forward, Long Island Lutheran 5. Ryan Dunn (2021) guard, Long Island Lutheran 6. Jayden Pierre (2022) guard, Long I... Read more

2021 Lehman Campus Season Preview The 2020-2021 season for the PSAL High School Boys Varsity Basketball is hopefully approaching and the Lions of Lehman Campus are expected to face it with a plethora of new players after graduating eight seniors (three New York All State players) As usual, the Lions program is optimistic that the returning players will... Read more

2021 Bronx Tech Prep College Prospects Bronx Tech Prep was founded in 2019 and is a private college prep school. Prior to that the school was know as Betances Prep. Their post grad basketball team is coached by Zayid Shabazz. Coach Shabazz has long been a pipeline for sending players into the college ranks. BTP compete in the American Independent Post Grad ... Read more

NY Rising Rebels - College Prospects The NY Rising Rebels mission is to provide development and instruction to their student athletes. They look to help their players become better basketball players, but more importantly, better men and women. They use basketball as a way to teach responsibility and accountability. Through such guidance, their certified... Read more

2021 TriState Sensational Six Top Performers 2/5/21

By David Cordova On Friday night, Recruit The Bronx paid a visit to the Yonkers Public Athletic League in Yonkers, New York to catch the Sensational Six event being put together by the Tri-State Classic. There were two games that took place between Bridgeport Prep (based out of Bridgeport, Connecticut) and Quality Academy (a New Jersey-based pr... Read more

2021 TriState Sensational Six Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Friday night, January 8, paid a visit to the Yonkers PAL for the Sensational Six event put together by the Tri-State Classic. The teams were comprised of squads such as LES Blazers (comprised of players from Murry Bergtraum High School), The Real Deal (comprised of players from WHEELS), Westchester Baske... Read more

RTB College Prospect Notes - December 2020 During the month of December, 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 Bryan Adams (2021) 6’2 point guard, Frederick Gunn School... Read more

2020 Kahari Beaufort Skills Academy Top Performers

By David Cordova On Saturday, December 19th, paid a visit to the Boys & Girls Club in Hartford, Connecticut to check out the Kahari Beaufort Skills Academy, which was a showcase for many of Connecticut’s best players and play in front of a livestream of coaches watching. Here are the standouts from the event: Johnny... Read more

2020 Isaiah Whiteheads Basketball Academy

By David Cordova On December 19 afternoon, paid a visit to Nazareth High School in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for the third session of the Isaiah Whitehead Basketball Academy, where some of the best talent in and around New York City came out to receive skill instruction and also competed against one another. Here are the sta... Read more

Family First - College Prospects Family First is a club team that sources their players from Seward Park Campus, Washington Irving Campus and East Side Community High in Lower Manhattan. Their coach is Coach Katey Wentworth, boys varsity coach at Seward Park. Over the course of the past few months this squad has played all over the tri-state area inc... Read more

2020 Real Scout Basketball Battle of the Rankings

By David Cordova On December 13, paid a visit to Upper Room Christian School in Dix Hills, Long Island, for the Real Scout Basketball Battle of the Rankings showcase, where players from the New York metropolitan area came out to play in front of a live stream of coaches. Here are the standouts for the event: Alberto Varga... Read more

Diamonds In The Ruff Showcase 12/3/20

By David Cordova On December 3, paid a visit to Next Level Sports in Huntington, Long Island for the second installment of the Diamonds in the Ruff Showcase. In this session, many of the players were seniors and juniors and competed in front of a livestream of coaches watching virtually. Here are the standouts from the event... Read more

2020 HBCU Showcase, Session 2 - Top Performers

By David Cordova On Novemeber 29, 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, 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 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