Edgar Sosa and Kemba Walker, a pair of electrifying NYC playground-bred guards, got their baller’s teeth cut while playing for the Gauchos on the AAU circuit.
Gauchos gym is rich basketball real estate (see Strickland, Rod or Marbury, Stephon for more on the program’s OG’s), a bandbox joint with one-side stands in an Ampitheater-type atmosphere.
Sosa and Walker put in countless hours at this very venue during their primary period of youth hoops prosperity, when both emerged as tough-as-nails guards tailor-made for the physical Big East…
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Josh Selby throws it down at Rucker Park
The 4th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 event, and it was an event indeed, was off the hook! First of all, anytime you put the top twenty-four high school ballers in the country on one court you’re bound to witness some quality hoops. But they weren’t gathered on just any court. They were gathered in the mecca: NYC. The hallowed grounds of Rucker Park, no less; however, due to poor weather conditions the game was actually moved to Gaucho’s Gym in the BX – the court that Stephon Marbury, Ed Pinckney, Sebastian Telfair, Rod Strickland and so many others have played on. Read More »
Darby Production’s Thankgiving Weekend Classic 3-Day Tournament
DJ Mario on the mix, Tri-State Classic’s MC Jose on the mic
Friday, Nov. 28, 9am-4am
Abyssinian, 669 Lenox Ave. bet. 143rd/144th St., Harlem
Teams: Milbank, Gauchos, Morris High, Show Stoppers, Great Loop, East Harlem, Abyssinian, Denise All-Stars Read More »