Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2013 Sharette Dixon Classic Information

The Sharette Dixon Classic will be a one-day event featuring the top boys’ high school basketball from across New York and New Jersey. This annual event is being organized in memory of Sharette Dixon, wife of Kimani Young and mother of Kamaal Young (11), Khaliq Young (9) and Salimah Young (7). Proceeds from the event will support a family education fund that has been established for the three children.This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx, New York.

The Sharette Dixon Classic will feature two premiere contests, a sophomore game and upperclassmen game. The games will feature top-notch coaching and emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Noted Sharette Dixon Alumni: Kyrie Irving, Kyle Anderson, JayVaughn Pinkston, Tyler Ennis, Omar Calhoun, Fuquan Edwin, Chris Obekpa.

Date/Times: Location:

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Gauchos Gym

Sophomore Game @ 6 p.m. 478 Gerard Ave

Upper Class Game @ 8 p.m. Bronx, NY 10451

The Sharette Dixon Academic Excellence Awards will be given to all of the young men from each team who have demonstrated consistent academic excellence throughout their high school career and have maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better.

About Sharette Dixon:
Prior to her passing on March 23, 2009, Sharette Dixon dedicated her life to educating young people. She was an instructor of English at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn and was particularly interested in African-American literature. Sharette was born in Brooklyn, raised in California and attended California State University at Fresno, where she was a McNair Scholar and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English.

Upper Class Game Roster: 

New York City Upperclassmen
Coaches: Terrence “Munch” Williams/ Oz Cross

Isaiah Whitehead - Abraham Lincoln High School - Seton Hall University
Khadeen Carrington - Bishop Loughlin High School - Seton Hall University 
Mike Williams - Bishop Loughlin High School - Rutgers University 
Shavar Newkirk - Cardinal Hayes High School - St Joseph's University 
Desure Buie -Wings Academy 
Checik Diallo - Our Savior New American School 
Matt Ryan - Iona Preparatory School 
Terry Larrier - The Phelps School (Pennsylvania) - Virginia Commonwealth University 
Jessie Govan - Wings Academy 
Desi Rodriguez - Abraham Lincoln High School 
Marvin Prochet - Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School 
Jonathan Nwankwo - Monsignor Scanlan High School 
Nathan Ekwu - Cardinal Hayes High School 

New Jersey Upperclassmen
Coach: Brian Coleman

Wade Baldwin - St Joesph High School - Metuchen - Vanderbilt University 
Quadri Moore - Linden High School - University of Cincinnati 
Moustapha Diagne - Pope John XXIII Regional High School
Chris Silva - Roselle Catholic High School
Nasir Barrino - Hudson Catholic High School
Elijah Cain - St Benedict's Preparatory School 
Paul Jorgensen - Don Bosco Preparatory High School - George Washington University 
Jeremy Rodriguez - Pope John XXIII Regional High School
Tarin Smith - St Anthony High School 
Cheddi Mosley - St Anthony High School 
Karl Charles - Rutgers Preparatory School 
Marcus McDuffie - St Anthony High School 

Sophomore Game Roster: 

New York City Sophomores
Coaches: Justin Weir, Terrence “Munch” Williams, Oz Cross

Kassoum Yakwe - Our Savior New American School 
Rawle Alkins - Christ the King Regional High School 
Devonte Green - St Mary’s High School 
Clive Allen - Cardinal Hayes High School 
Ty Jerome - Iona Preparatory School 
Baron Goodridge - Cardinal Hayes High School 
Christian Vital - Vermont Academy (Vermont)
Unique McClean - Hoosac School 
Omari Spellman - North Royalton High School (Ohio)
Jared Rivers - Christ the King Regional High School 
Ray Salnave - Benjamin Cardozo High School 
Caheim Brown - St Raymond High School For Boys 
Anthony Munson - Bedford Academy High School 

New Jersey Sophomores
Coaches: Brian Coleman and Frank Burno

Tyus Battle - Gill St Bernard’s School
Bryce Aiken - The Patrick School
Temple Gibbs - Seton Hall Preparatory School 
Pat Andree - Christian Brothers Academy
Asante Gist - Roselle Catholic High School
Amarveer Singh - St Peter’s Preparatory School 
Nick Washington - St Benedict’s Preparatory School 
Taurean Thompson - St Anthony High School 
Najaa Hunter - St Peter’s Preparatory School
Kaleb Bishop - St Peter’s Preparatory School
Jagan Mosley - St Anthony High School 
Alphonso Gee - John F. Kennedy High School


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