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2024 Kings County Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Monday, May 20, the place to be was Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus in East New York, Brooklyn for the inaugural Kings County Classic, established by the Brooklyn-based NYC Prospects. In this event, players from the borough that played in the PSAL 4A division all came out to showcase their talent. Here are the standouts... Read more

2024 Nike EYBL Session 3 Standouts

By David Cordova, On Saturday, May 18, we traveled to the Pacers Athletic Center out in Westfield, IN for Session 3 of the Nike EYBL Three programs from the New York City area, PSA Cardinals, New Heights Lightning and the New York Rens, plus upstate New York’s City Rocks and New England’s Expressions Elite we’re playing. This spring all ... Read more

Coach Naclerio’s Underrecruited 2024s

RecruitTheBronx.com The 2024 pre-occupation of college coaches with scouting the upperclassman transfer portal has left many worthy class of 2024 high schoolers under-scouted and underrecruited. On May 20, a RecruitTheBronx.com editor caught a social media comment from NYC PSAL’s winningest coach Ron Naclerio saying that college coaches a... Read more

2024 IS8 Playoffs - First Round Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Wednesday night, May 15, the place to be was Intermediate School 8 in Jamaica, Queens for the start of the playoffs at IS8, one of New York City’s most prestigious tournaments. In both first-round games, there were some talented players on the court and the games were super-competitive. In the first game, there would ... Read more

2024 Boys2Men Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Long Island’s Boys2Men (NY) is an AAU program providing high school athletes with the knowledge and skills to advance beyond the borders of the basketball court. Established in 2016 by Adurramahn Kareem, LI Boys2Men has grown to support players across Long Island and surrounding areas from grades 8th-12th under c... Read more

2024 Hoops Showdown Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday afternoon, May 11, we were at the Bronx River Community Center for the annual Hoops Showdown event in which some of the city’s finest players came to play in three games. They were competitively played. When it was all said and done, it was Team Rundown who emerged victorious and won this year’s event. ... Read more

IS8 2024 Team Long Island

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Long Island is a completely sponsored team designed to showcase Long Island’s best basketball players and show the basketball community that Long Island’s best can play with anybody. They qualified for their 14th straight IS8 Playoffs this spring and have advanced to two Final Fours and one Championship Game. ... Read more

2024 Mt Vernon Elite 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Mount Vernon Elite program was created by the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon. Entrusted with their code of conduct and principles, The Mount Vernon Elite has branched off into a separate entity. The Mount Vernon Elite program has flourish beyond expectations. The Mount Vernon Elite basketball program offers ... Read more

2024 Lightning Amateur Basketball Club Defenders 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Lightning Amateur Basketball Club in its second year of existence playing on the UA Circuit led by its Director Artie Cox. Cox is a well known coach in the NYC area coaching many years in the CHSAA at Christ the King and Monsignor McClancy. He also has many years coaching AAU basketball at a handful of teams like ... Read more

2024 Humble Development Open Runs Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Friday night, May 3, we made a visit to Benjamin Banneker Academy in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn for the Humble Development Open Runs, in which many of talented players from throughout the City came out to play in an open gym setting and improve on their games while also playing competitively against other talented ... Read more

2024 Level UP LI 16u Player Profiles

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

2024 Level UP LI 17u Player Profiles

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

2024 Nike EYBL Session1 Top Performers

By David Cordova, On the April 26/28 weekend, we caught a flight to Memphis, TN and then got to the Memphis Sports & Events Center for the first session of the Nike EYBL circuit. Four teams from the New York City area (PSA Cardinals, New York Rens, New Heights Lightning and Marston Elite-Rens United), Albany’s City Rocks team and Ex... Read more

2024 114 All Stars 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Gary Burrell aka “G Money” started 114 All Stars five years ago. In that time, he has sent or helped send over 25 kids to college through basketball. 95% of those were on scholarship. He humbly named his first team of only six players, after his home street address “114” in Queens. He focuses on... Read more

2024 Athletic Club of Connecticut 17u Player Profiles

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

2024 Rising Stars 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rising Stars was founded by Paul Savramis in the early 1980’s as a series of summer camps but has since been on a 20-year journey of changing the lives of countless youths and their families. Today, Rising Stars is staffed with dozens of dedicated professionals and is considered of the elite, educationally-centered y... Read more

2024 CT Takeover 17u Player Profiles

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

2024 Heat Elite 17u Black Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Heat Elite, also known as Seaford Heat, is a Nassau County based grassroots program. The club’s mission is to benefit youth through the sport of basketball. What began as one local town team has now grown into one of the more prominent programs in Long Island. Under the leadership of program director, and St Domi... Read more

2024 DTX Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com DTX Basketball is a Connecticut based grass roots program that is focused on helping student-athletes who have a goal of playing basketball at the collegiate level. Spots on their National teams are earned, not given. Athletes are developed to play utilizing fundamental skills and a high basketball I.Q., two critical r... Read more

2024 Heat Elite Player 17u Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Heat Elite, also known as Seaford Heat, is a Nassau County based grassroots program. The club’s mission is to benefit youth through the sport of basketball. What began as one local town team has now grown into one of the more prominent programs in Long Island. Under the leadership of program director, and St Domi... Read more

2024 Team Underrated Rosters

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Underrated is one of long Island Longest running independent AAU/ Travel programs. It was founded by Shots with Patience Prep head coach, Andre Edwards.  15u Roster Aiden Jones (2027) 6’3 small forward, Academy Charter Mike Cancel (2027) 6’0 small forward, Bayshore High King Ja... Read more

2024 Unsigned Hype Showcase Standouts

By David Cordova, On April 12, the place to be was the George Westinghouse High School in downtown Brooklyn for the Unsigned Hype Showcase Games, a showcase for high school seniors in New York City and surrounding areas that are in search of a college scholarship. Coaches from Division II, Division III & junior college schools were all in a... Read more

2024 Nate Blue Showcase Standouts

By David Cordova, On April 11, we made it to Louis D. Brandeis Educational Campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the annual Nate Blue Showcase, which featured many of New York City’s best up and coming talent in one game and two games for the senior class of 2024. College coaches from NCAA Division II, Division III & NJCAA (junio... Read more

2024 Pro Level Titans 17u Elite Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Pro Level Titans are a New York City based grass roots program that strives to educate athletes and build life-enrichment skills such as work ethic, commitment, self-motivation, integrity, perseverance, and self-discipline. The program motivates, inspires, and pushes their athletes to the max in every practice. Giving ... Read more

2024 Riverside Church Hawks 16u-Irizarry Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 2026 (16u) ... Read more

2024 PVO Elite 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com PVO Elite basketball program is an affiliation of the Positive Vibes Community Group. PVO strives to help high school athletes achieve their dreams of playing college basketball. The 2024 17u team is coached by Jerome Austin and his assistant coach, Benny Mermelstein. The PVO Elite 17u basketball team features some out... Read more

2024 PSA Cardinals 16u EYBL Player Profiles

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

2024 New Heights15u EYBL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com New Heights is a sports-based youth development organization that creates opportunities for youth to rise to their potential on the basketball court, in the classroom and in their communities. Their mission is to educate and empower promising underserved youth to be leaders, champions and student-athletes by developing... Read more

2024 New Heights 16u EYBL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com New Heights is a sports-based youth development organization that creates opportunities for youth to rise to their potential on the basketball court, in the classroom and in their communities. Their mission is to educate and empower promising underserved youth to be leaders, champions and student-athletes by developing... Read more

2024 New Heights Lightning 17u EYBL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Two of the most storied programs in New York City grassroots basketball history have again teamed up again this year to field a combined team on the EYBL circuit. New Heights and the New York Lightning playing under the New Heights Lightning flag. New Heights Lightning 17u EYBL team is coached by Shandue McNeill. Hi... Read more

2024 NY Gauchos 3SSB 17u Player Profiles

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

2024 Riverside Church Hawks 17u-Colon Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com 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 17u team is coached ... Read more

2024 NY Rens United-Becil College Prospects

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rens United is an high academic oriented team affiliated with the renown NY Rens program. The program is New York City based but players are sourced from multiple states. They have a strong history of sending athletes to high-academic universities at all three levels across the northeast. The 2025s team is head coac... Read more

2025 Wiz Kids 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com In 1990, following a successful professional and collegiate basketball career, Clarence, “Mugsy” Leggett began his journey to being a community leader. His desire to make a positive impact on children is inspired by his years spent growing up in the education system and playgrounds of New York City. He quickly deve... Read more

2024 Empire Youth Athletics 16u-Haggerty Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Empire Youth Athletics is based out of Long Island, NY. Their goal is to mold their players into hard-working, coachable individuals by providing a high quality coaching and training experience for them. This 16u team is coached by St Francis Prep assistant varsity coach, Brian Haggerty. They are participating in t... Read more

2024 Empire Youth Athletics 17u-Cavallaro Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Empire Youth Athletics is based out of Long Island, NY. Their goal is to mold their players into hard-working, coachable individuals by providing a high quality coaching and training experience for them. This 17u team is coached by Joe Cavallaro, Harborfields High varsity coach. He studied at St. John’s Unive... Read more

Lightning Amateur Basketball Club Defenders 2026 Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Assistant Varsity Coach at Christ the King (27 years); former Freshmen Coach at Monsignor McClancy, Coach Artie Cox has helped build and guide a number of high-profile AAU programs throughout his many years of coaching including Riverside BQ Express, Team Odom, NY Rens and now the Lightning Amateur Basketball Club. LAB... Read more

2024 Hoop Group Long Island Warmup Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, April 6, we paid a visit to the Island Garden facility in West Hempstead, Long Island for the Hoop Group Long Island Warmup, which was a showcase that marked the start of the AAU season for many of the teams. Many of the teams were from the Tri-state area and showed plenty of promise on the court that will bode w... Read more

2024 New Haven Heat-Made Hoops 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Doc Kennedy runs the program and Lawrence McGill, assistant coach at Amistad High, coaches their 16u Made Hoops circuit level team. Here is the New Haven Heat Made Hoops 16u roster for this... Read more

2024 New Haven Heat-Made Hoops 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Doc Kennedy runs the program and coaches their 17u Made Hoops circuit level team. Here is the New Haven Heat Made Hoops 17u roster for this season: (Clicking on the... Read more

2024 City Rocks EYBL 17u Player Profiles

RecruittTheBronx@gmail.com In 1993 Jim Hart along with four other area coaches started the City Rocks program. Now entering their 20th season, City Rocks field over 20 teams made up from over 200 boys and girls from Upstate New York and beyond. They have achieved National acclaim and are widely considered a Top 20 AAU program in the USA. They h... Read more

2024 Crown Basketball 17u HGSL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Crown Basketball program is based out of Long Island. It is a highly respected program with experienced coaches who are developing talent at all ages. The 17u HGSL team is coached by the program head, Chris Diasparra, a former assistant coach and player at Adelphi University. The 2024 Crown Basketball 17u HGSL ... Read more

2024 CM3 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com CM3 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. Their 17u team is coached by Dr. Ken Hoyte, assistant coach at Brooklyn Collegiate High. The 2024 CM3 17u roster is below: Jaziah Luckie-Carter (2025)... Read more

2024 Connecticut Elite 17u - Perrier Player Profiles

RecruittTheBronx@gmail.com Connecticut Elite is the largest premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. Their 2024 17u HGSL team is coached by Albertus Magnus College Assistant coach and Elite 50 Showcase operator, Jason “JP” Perrier, and below is his roster. Ryan Tolliver (2025) 6’7 wing, Northwest Catholic... Read more

2024 Project Triple Threat 16u HGSL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Project Triple Threat (PTT) is a Connecticut’s grass roots basketball club, founded by Choate Rosemary Hall varsity coach, Drew Dawson. With a number of programs to meet the needs of various ages and abilities including player development training, camps and clinics and club teams, PTT is recognized as one of the mos... Read more

2024 NY Gauchos 3SSB 16u Player Profiles

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

2024 NY Gauchos 3SSB 15u Player Profiles

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

2024 Project Triple Threat 17u HGSL Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Project Triple Threat (PTT) is a Connecticut’s grass roots basketball club, founded by Choate Rosemary Hall varsity coach, Drew Dawson. With a number of programs to meet the needs of various ages and abilities including player development training, camps and clinics and club teams, PTT is recognized as one of the mos... Read more

2024 Wiz Kids 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com In 1990, following a successful professional and collegiate basketball career, Clarence, “Mugsy” Leggett began his journey to being a community leader. His desire to make a positive impact on children is inspired by his years spent growing up in the education system and playgrounds of New York City. He quickly deve... Read more

2024 Rising Kings Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Theory 9 is a non-profit organization that focuses on the growth and well being of the Kingsbridge community, located in the northeast section of the Bronx. Established in 2019, the organization has hosted many holiday events, basketball tournaments and school drives for the neighborhood. They also run a grassroots bas... Read more

2024 Project Triple Threat 17u Select Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Project Triple Threat (PTT) is a Connecticut’s grass roots basketball club, founded by Choate Rosemary Hall varsity coach, Drew Dawson. With a number of programs to meet the needs of various ages and abilities including player development training, camps and clinics and club teams, PTT is recog... Read more

2024 PSA Cardinals 15u EYBL Player Profiles

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

2024 Rising Stars 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rising Stars was founded by Paul Savramis in the early 1980’s as a series of summer camps but has since been on a 20-year journey of changing the lives of countless youths and their families. Today, Rising Stars is staffed with dozens of dedicated professionals and is considered of the elite, educationally-centered y... Read more

2024 PSA Cardinals 17u EYBL Player Profiles

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

2024 NY Renaissance EYBL 17u Player Profiles

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

2024 CHSAA vs. PSAL Champions Challenge Top Performers

By David Cordova, This past week, we paid a visit to the Steinberg Wellness Center on the campus of LIU Brooklyn in downtown Brooklyn for the inaugural CHSAA vs. PSAL Champions Challenge, in which the best teams from the public and Catholic school leagues matched up against each other in multiple classifications to stake the claim as the best o... Read more

2024 Team Crate 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team Crate Basketball is a Far Rockaway, Queens based program that has been around for seven years. Their mission is to teach, develop, and offer the youth of the Rockaway communities the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of basketball while installing life lessons and values. The Rockaways are comprised of 1... Read more

2024 Chris Ward Basketball 17u White

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

2024 Select Hoops 17u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Select Hoops is a new and up and coming grassroots program located in Queens with players being from all across the five boroughs and upstate. Their players are being recruited by multiple D3 and D2 schools.The program is founded by Kew Forest School Boys Varsity Coach, Noah Griffith. The goal is to create an atmos... Read more

2024 Heat Elite 16 u and 15u Player Profiles

Heat Elite, also known as Seaford Heat, is a Nassau County based grassroots program. The club’s mission is to benefit youth through the sport of basketball. What began as one local town team has now grown into one of the more prominent programs in Long Island. Under the leadership of program director, Isaiah Wilson, the program has grown to o... Read more

2024 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

2024 Rising Stars 15u Roster

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rising Stars was founded by Paul Savramis in the early 1980’s as a series of summer camps but has since been on a 20-year journey of changing the lives of countless youths and their families. Today, Rising Stars is staffed with dozens of dedicated professionals and is considered of the elite, educationally-centered y... Read more

2024 NY Rens United 17u-Milton Roster

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

2024 Eddie Lau Elite 16u

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Eddie Lau is a former college player, college coach and NBA agent. He is also the very successful varsity head coach at Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan. In the off season, he runs his Eddie Lau Academy, which includes running AAU teams. Below are the player profiles for the college prospects on his 16u team: ... Read more

2024 CIAC Coaches All Star Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com On Wednesday, March 20, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference All State Selections played in their two Senior All Star games. Click on the names of the highlighted players below to call up their their RecruitTheBronx.com profiles: The Division 1 and 2 All-Stars TEAM “MOHEGAN” Coach S... Read more

2024 Queens Defenders 14u-Diodonet Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Queens Defenders is a Queens based AAU basketball program dedicated to the development of our student athletes both on and off the court. Queens Defenders provide an opportunity for children with various skill sets to train, develop their game and increase their self confidence. The coaches in the program are committed... Read more

2024 NYC Best of the Best Tournament

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The 2024 NYC Best of the Best Tournament is an event organized by Archbishop Molloy Assistant Varsity Coach and “Da Talk” NYC basketball podcast host, Donald Francois. It will be held on March 24 at Archbishop Molloy. It is designed to give exposure and a pre-NCAA D1 Live Period warm-up to many of the best ... Read more

2024 Queens Defenders 14u-Polite Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Queens Defenders is a Queens based AAU basketball program dedicated to the development of our student athletes both on and off the court. Queens Defenders provide an opportunity for children with various skill sets to train, develop their game and increase their self confidence. The coaches in the program are committed... Read more

2024 CT Elite Senior Showcase Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The players listed below have committed to the Senior Showcase hosted by Connecticut Elite on Saturday, March 23 at the Newtown Youth Academy 4 Primrose St, Newtown, CT. The event is organized by Albertus Magnus College assistant coach and long time CT Elite Director Jason JP Perrier. Click on the highlighted playe... Read more

2023-24 All Western New England Prep Teams

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com At the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, the head coaches of eight Western New England NEPSAC prep schools polled themselves and the determined their outstanding players for the season, as shown below. These honors are prestigious in that the schools are all high academic institutions and their rosters are all teeming wi... Read more

2024 Positive Direction 14u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Positive Direction, aka “PD Nation” is a Queens based grassroots basketball program. Under the leadership of Coach Tim Brisco and CHSAA Director JoAnn Pinnock, PD Nation is looking to match the success of its girls program and get their boys college ready as well. Tourron Whitfield, a former 2014-15 MAAC ... Read more

2024 CIAC Division I Quarterfinal Standouts

By David Cordova, On Monday, we went north to look in on the CIAC Division I state quarterfinals, held at Fairfield-Warde High School in Fairfield, Connecticut. In addition to its very prestigious prep and boarding school basketball scene, Connecticut also has thriving and well-followed state association basketball running under the guise of th... Read more

HQ Elite (Canada) 16u

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com HQ Elite is a proud affiliate of Nike’s UPLAY Canada, located in Hamilton, Ontario. They’ve created an exciting basketball program that participates in the highly competitive American MADE Hoops Circuit. Their unwavering mission is to provide the youth of Hamilton unparalleled opportunities, fostering their... Read more

Rockaway Celtics 14u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Rockaway Celtics is a Rockaway Beach, Queens based program. It was started in 2012, by Terrence Mullin, with two teams. Over the years, the program has expanded and now includes teams for grade 3 – 10. The program focuses on helping younger players develop the knowledge and basic skills needed to be competitive team ... Read more

Team NYC 16u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Team NYC, an organization founded over a decade ago on the behalf of student athletes who were once overlooked but went on to excel in Division 1 and Division 2 basketball. The team was formed to provide to parents and players guidance, opportunities and an education in grassroots basketball. Archbishop Molloy Varsity ... Read more

2024 NY Basketball Academy Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com New York Basketball Academy are a grass roots program based out of Westchester/Putnam County, with players being from Dutchess County, all the way to the Connecticut state line. Their players are being recruited by multiple D3 schools. The program is owned and the teams are coached by a winner and a strong culture bui... Read more

2024 Riverside Hawks Select Blue 17u College Prospects

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

2024 Riverside Hawks Select Gold 17u College Prospects

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

2024 Dream NYC 13u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Dream NYC Team philosophy is to focus on guiding kids to play smart, team-oriented basketball with a teaching emphasis on teamwork, defensive pressure, offensive ball movement, and in-game strategy that they believe will serve their players well in high school and beyond. Based in Queens, NY, Dream NYC is led by ... Read more

2024 Victorious Youth Basketball Elite 13u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Victorious Youth Basketball Elite is a Greater New York City based program dedicated to nurturing serious ballplayers through structured development. With a focus on commitment and reliability, coupled with strong parental support, the program sets a solid foundation for success. The interest from reputable schools in... Read more

2024 CHSAA AA Semifinals Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Wednesday night, March 6, Rose Hill Gymnasium on the campus of Fordham University in The Bronx was the setting for the CHSAA AA semifinals. Nazareth Regional High School (Brooklyn) played against The Bronx’s St. Raymond High School (The Bronx) in the first game. In the second game, Archbishop Stepinac High School (Whi... Read more

2024 CHSAA A and B Intersectional Championship Standouts

By David Cordova On Friday night, March 1, the place to be was the Rose Hill Gym on the campus of Fordham University in The Bronx for the Catholic High School Athletic Association intersectional championship games for the A and B Divisions. Both games provided plenty of great action. In the first game, Regis High School (Upper East Side, Manhat... Read more

2024 Select Hoops 15u Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Select Hoops is a new and up and coming grassroots program located in Queens with players being from all across the five boroughs and upstate. Their players are being recruited by multiple D3 and D2 schools. The program is founded by Kew Forest School Boys Varsity Coach, Noah Griffith. The goal is to create an atmo... Read more

New York Lighting 17u - LaBrew Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New York Lightning (NYL) is one of the region’s most highly regarded grassroots programs, known for producing high talent, high character college-bound players and being stacked with a deep bench of excellent coaches. The program is co-directed by Dana Dingle and Shandue McNeill. Their 17u team that is coached by... Read more

2024 CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Championship Standouts

By David Cordova On Friday night, February 24, we joined the big crowd in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens for the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan championship game. It featured Nazareth Regional High School, the division’s regular-season champion against St. Francis Prep, the home team. Throughout 32 minutes of action, both teams played a ... Read more

2024 PSAL Championship Top Performers

By David Cordova On Saturday, February 17, we got to the Fitzgerald Gymnasium on the campus of Queens College in Flushing, Queens for the PSAL Borough Championships, in which teams from The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens all competed for the right to call themselves borough champions and get a higher seeding in the upcoming PSAL playoffs... Read more

2024 Staten Island Quarterfinals Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, February 10, we were at the Michael J. Petrides Campus in Staten Island for the quarterfinals of the annual Staten Island High School League playoffs. The event mixes borough’s best teams, from both the PSAL (public school)and CHSAA (Catholic school) conferences. The borough championship game will be crowned lat... Read more

2023-24 King School Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The King School is an independent day school, educating Pre-K through Grade 12 and is located in Stamford, CT, about 37 miles north of New York City. Although the school was founded back in 1865, it has never been known for its basketball prowess. Times have changed! With Coach Nate Jean-Baptiste taking over the helm f... Read more

2024 Gotham Hoops Classic Standouts

By David Cordova On Sunday, February 4, We went to Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus in the Soundview section of The Bronx for the Gotham Hoops Classic. The event featured teams from various states, including public schools and and prep schools that battled during the two days. On this date, we got to see the final three games: Brooklyn Colle... Read more

Top Ranked New York NEPSAC 2025 Players

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) is an organization that serves as the governing body for sports in preparatory schools and leagues in New England. The organization has 169 full member schools as well as 24 associate member schools. In basketball it has earned a reputation as a preferred “... Read more

2023-24 Our Saviour Lutheran Prep Team Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Our Saviour Lutheran High School is a private, co-educational school located in Morris Park, Bronx. Its high school was established in 1955. In basketball, under coach Peter Wehye, they have created a tremendous college prep program. This year they are running five teams. Wehye head coaches the top team, that competes... Read more

2024 Crusader Classic Invitational Top Performers

By David Cordova, On Saturday, January 27, we made it to Monsignor Scanlan High School in The Bronx for the annual Crusader Classic Invitational, in which schools from the Tri-state area came to play. On this date, we got to see the final three matchups of the evening. Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus (Bronx) played against Forest Hills High ... Read more

2023-24 Redemption Christian Academy Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Founded in 1979 in Troy, New York by Pastor John Massey, Jr., Redemption Christian Academy (RCA) provides quality education in an affordable structured, Christian environment. Pastor Massey believed that in the right environment, any student, regardless of race, sex, or background, could achieve academic excellence. Hi... Read more

2024 Slam Dunk New York x Crusader Classic Standout

By David Cordova, On January 6, we got up to the Westchester County Center in White Plains for the Slam Dunk New York x Crusader Classic. The event featured many of the premier players in the Westchester County area. In the event, we got to check out the action in the final two games of the event between Scarsdale and White Plains, and the ma... Read more

2023-24 Kellenberg Memorial High Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Kellenberg Memorial High School is a Roman Catholic college-preparatory school in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island, with over 2,500 students attending. The school is named in honor of Rev. Walter P. Kellenberg, the founding Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in the 1960s. The boys varsity basketball team c... Read more

2023 Winter Classic Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Post Grad Coach Kaamil Dillard and Pro Level Titans Program Director and coach, Brian King are two of the hardest working event organizers and talent developers working in the RecruitTheBronx.com realm. Consistent with that, they have picked up the ball during the holiday break period and are getting >40 talented, but ... Read more

2023 Military Standard Cleaning Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova, On the day after Christmas, we paid a visit to the House of Sports facility in Ardsley, New York for the Military Standard Cleaning High School Holiday Classic. The event is hosted by the Energizer Bunny of our region’s event operators, Lucky Brannon. In this event, Brannon hustled up teams from across the state in order... Read more

2023-24 Barack Obama High Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com The Barack Obama School for Social Justice is a public High School located in Yonkers, NY. Prior to being named after the 44th President of the United States, the school was known as Palisade Preparatory School. It has been a high school since 2008, but is in its second year with its new name. Obama/Palisade Prep ... Read more

2023-24 Bayard Rustin High Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Bayard Rustin High School is also known as Bayard Rustin Educational Complex and is a “vertical campus” of the New York City Department of Education which contains six smaller public schools. Those schools are Quest to Learn High School, Hudson High School of Learning Technologies High School, Humanities Pr... Read more

2023-24 Forest Hills High Player Profiles

RecruitTheBronx@gmail.com Forest Hills High is a public high school in Forest Hills, Queens. It educates students in grades 9–12. It was founded in 1937, and almost immediately, the school developed a reputation for excellence. Special programs offered in the school include the Carl Sagan Science/Math Honors Academy, the Law & Humanities ... Read more