United Brooklyn snatched a come-from-behind victory over The Uptowners, overcoming a late double-digit deficit. Meanwhile, the X-Men’s typical balanced attack was no match for Big Apple Basketball’s dynamic backcourt of John Lucas, Jr. (33) and Corey “Homicide” Williams (30), who combined for 63 points. Seven players scored double figures for the X-Men, but a late surge by Big Apple Basketball sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Keep reading for more images of the action at Pro City on Thursday, June 30th. Read More »
It was a star-studded event at Orchard Beach this weekend for the Hoops in the Sun (HITS) All-Star Game. Baltimore’s ESBL squad took on a HITS all-star team that included the likes of Steve Burtt, Jr., Miguel “Miles High” Milien, Haron “H2O” Hargrave, Adris “Too Hard to Guard” DeLeon, Jesse Sapp, Kenny Satterfield and Mike “Optimus Prime” Glover. There was a major giveaway at halftime that saw Yankees tickets, a Nintendo Wii, an iPod and XBox 360 video games awarded to lucky winners. There was no shortage of highlights for the fans and media in attendance. Read More »
One of more provocative websites on the middle school level is www.middleschoolelite.com, supported by Adidas Basketball. The site features players from all around the country and one of the founding members is Jerry Love, the father of Jerron Love, the top-rated rising 8th grader in New York City and heralded as the future of playground ball in NYC. Bounce and Nike NYC are also featured on the site.
“The game came from here and lives here. A place where every crossover, head fake, three-sixty and new move is perfected. If BASKETBALL has a heart, this is where it beats the strongest.”
- Holcombe Rucker, Founder of Rucker Tournament
The playground isn’t the problem, it’s the solution!