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Hoops in the Sun All-Star Game The Latest / Jul 19, 2010 / 9:02 am

Baltimore’s Stacy Brown throws one down

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 »

The Cruz brothers – Joe and Randy – have done it again! Yes, they have produced yet another trailer in anticipation of the summer season at Orchard Beach in the Bronx.

With the advancements in gadgets and gizmos, Joe and Randy Cruz have been the ones to intelligently market their tournament through their website – Hoopsinthesun.net – as well as other outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Skype.

Peep this new trailer, not only of legendary moments in HITS history, but the marriage of street basketball and technology!

Last week, the temperature was warmer than the typical weather of previous January and winter seasons. As it reminded us of the soon-to-be summer season, we anticipate great tournaments like Hoops in the Sun at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, New York.

Thanks to the Cruz brothers, we have a trailer to get us ready for the outdoor game once again!

Team 914 – HITS 2009 Champions Photo: Casey Lee

Throwback varsity jackets Photo: Casey Lee

(Sunday, August 16th) The championship day marked the 5th anniversary of the passing of Joe “Pops” Cruz. It was a memorable one as Pops 5 Legacy, a team created in honor of the Hoops in the Sun founder, took on Team 914 in the championship game at Orchard Beach in the Bronx. A moment of silence was held before the start of the game. People, hoop-heads and beach goers alike, took to the stands, along the sidelines, and by the main entrance for a packed game. MCs Bobby C and G-Stacks announced the commentary and in-game analysis of situations, players, and teams. Read More »

NEW YORK, AUGUST 11, 2009 – New York City, a city with a reputation for producing some of the greatest professional and streetballers in the world, and Orchard Beach, considered one of the city’s sexiest venues for playground basketball, will combine to once again host Hoops in the Sun Playoffs 2009, the tenth installment of Hoops in the Sun playoff basketball where players become great – and stars become legends.

The first round of the Hoops in the Sun Playoffs 2009 will begin at Read More »

The Opening Weekend for the 10th Anniversary of Hoops in the Sun had its ups and downs. Saturday was rained out so games took place in the confines of the Baychester Community Center, but Sunday’s games took place where its supposed to take place – Orchard Beach. Read More »

2009 Spring League – Championship Preview

(1) Bingo’s All-Stars vs. (5) R2K Sunday May 31, 2009 – 3:00pm

South Bronx High School 701 St. Ann’s Avenue Bronx, NY 10455

Bingo’s All-Stars and R2K will meet in the 2009 Hoops in the Sun Spring League Championship. As if the rivalry couldn’t get any bigger, they meet in another championship game. But will the outcome be the same? Bingo’s All-Stars has had R2K’s number over the past year, dating back to the 2008 summer regular season, followed by their epic battle in the 2008 Summer Championship Game and then continuing into their May 9th game in the 2009 Spring League regular season. R2K has been close but cannot seem to get over the hump called Bingo’s All-Stars. Read More »

The 3rd Annual Hoops In the Sun (H.I.T.S.) Spring League, through the hard work of brothers Joe and Randy Cruz, has been in full effect since April 11. With about a month left until the May 31 Championship, the following statistics have been compiled:

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