Saturday, October 26, 2013

St John's Midnight Madness: Rysheed Jordan Is The Philly Air Jordan Jumping Over Humans & Gods



Brandon Austin of Providence wasn't the only Philadelphia transplant to have a big midnight madness. The night also belonged to his Philly neighbor, Rysheed Jordan, formerly of Vaux and current St John's freshman guard. Jordan quickly showed what he can bring to the table this season on his very first dunk attempt. Jordan took off and jumped over a human. This human's name is God's. So Jordan basically jumped over a God. Big East watch out. The Philly Air Jordan is here!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sharette Dixon Classic Recap: Isaiah Whitehead Mid Air Pass, Wade Baldwin Put Back Dunk, Khadeen Carrington One Handed Poster & More!



In memory of Sharette Dixon. The Sharette Dixon Classic was created by Kimani Young. It has been growing over the years as it pits the best New York City and New Jersey high school players on one court. This year's showcase featured two games: underclassmen and upperclassmen. Here is a recap of Sharette Dixon Classic featuring Khadeen Carrington, Isaiah Whitehead, Wade Baldwin, Paul Jorgensen, Devonte Green, Unique McClean, Tarin Smith, Cheick Diallo, Desi Rodriguez, Rawle Alkins. From Poster dunk, mid air assist, one handed put backs, to effortless dimes.

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

Awards:
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

2013 Beacon MS 158 Fall Ball Playoff Schedule Information

The best high school fall ball basketball league in New York City is about to jump start the playoff schedule - Beacon MS 158. It is the only one during this period in New York City. Many teams play each other at MS 158 are games that wouldn't happen during the regular season because league rules for non league games. It's not official high school basketball season yet so division 1 coaches are not allowed inside. Division 2, 3, NAIA are allowed to recruit at this event and there have been some that came through the door. Excellent event to see local talents for any college programs on the budget. It's only $2.50 for a one way trip in a tough economical climate. Bang for your buck. Deal won't last long. Hurry and book your trip today.


What: 2013 Beacon MS 158 Fall Ball Playoff Schedule. All high school teams. No AAU teams 

Where: Middle School 158 Marie Curie 46-35 Oceania Street, Bayside, NY, 11361 

When: October 21 2013 - November 1 2013 

How much: Free admission

Who: Teams below have made the playoffs 

Regulation: 20 minute halves with running clock until final 2 minutes.  

Schedule is tentative subject to change 

Follow @TheBBallDiary for updates 


2013 Beacon MS 158 Fall Ball Playoff Schedule 

Monday - October 21 2013 

5:30 PM Queens High School of Teaching Vs Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

6:00 PM Benjamin Cardozo High School B Team Vs Berkeley Carroll School

7:00 PM Martin Van Buren High School Vs Deer Park High School 

8:00 PM Thurgood Marshall Academy Vs Far Rockaway High School



Tuesday - October 22 2013 

5:30 PM High School for Construction Vs Hillcrest High School

6:30 PM St Mary's High School Vs St Edmund Preparatory High School

7:30 PM Holy Trinity Diocesan High School Vs St John the Baptist Diocesan High School



Wednesday - October 23 2013

5:00 PM Holy Cross High School Vs Newtown High School 

6:00 PM Benjamin Cardozo High School A Team Vs Valley Stream Central High School District

7:00 PM Campus Magnet High School Vs Boys & Girls High School

8:00 PM Wings Academy Vs Bishop Ford High School



Thursday - October 24 2013 

5:00 PM John Bowne High School Vs Bayside High School

6:00 PM St Francis Preparatory School Vs Brooklyn High School for Law & Technology

7:00 PM Elmont Memorial Junior – Senior High School Vs Eagle Academy For Young Men



Saturday - October 26 2013 

10:00 AM [Winner of Elmont Memorial Junior – Senior High School Vs Eagle Academy For Young Men] Vs [Winner of High School for Construction Vs Hillcrest High School] 

11:00 AM Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School Vs [Winner of Queens High School of Teaching Vs Léman Manhattan Preparatory School]


Monday - October 28 2013 

5:30 PM Archbishop Molloy High School Vs [Winner of Benjamin Cardozo High School B Team Vs Berkeley Carroll School]

6:30 PM [Winner of Benjamin Cardozo High School A Team Vs Valley Stream Central High School District] Vs [Winner of Martin Van Buren High School Vs Deer Park High School]

7:30 PM [Winner of Campus Magnet High School Vs Boys & Girls High School] Vs [Winner of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School Vs St John the Baptist Diocesan High School] 



Tuesday - October 29 2013

5:30 PM [Winner of John Bowne High School Vs Bayside High School] Vs [St Mary's High School Vs St Edmund Preparatory High School]

6:30 PM [Winner of Thurgood Marshall Academy Vs Far Rockaway High School] Vs [Winner of Holy Cross High School Vs Newtown High School] 

7:30 PM [Winner of Wings Academy Vs Bishop Ford High School] Vs [Winner of St Francis Preparatory School Vs Brooklyn High School for Law & Technology]



Wednesday - October 30 2013 

Quarterfinals  

5:00 PM (Winner of [Winner of Benjamin Cardozo High School A Team Vs Valley Stream Central High School District] Vs [Winner of Martin Van Buren High School Vs Deer Park High School]) Vs (Winner of [Winner of [Winner of John Bowne High School Vs Bayside High School] Vs [St Mary's High School Vs St Edmund Preparatory High School])

6:00 PM (Winner of Archbishop Molloy High School Vs [Winner of Benjamin Cardozo High School B Team Vs Berkeley Carroll School]) Vs (Winner of  [Winner of Elmont Memorial Junior – Senior High School Vs Eagle Academy For Young Men] Vs [Winner of High School for Construction Vs Hillcrest High School])

7:00 PM (Winner of [Winner of Wings Academy Vs Bishop Ford High School] Vs [Winner of St Francis Preparatory School Vs Brooklyn High School for Law & Technology]) Vs (Winner of [Winner of Thurgood Marshall Academy Vs Far Rockaway High School] Vs [Winner of Holy Cross High School Vs Newtown High School])

8:00 PM (Winner of Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School Vs [Winner of Queens High School of Teaching Vs Léman Manhattan Preparatory School]) Vs (Winner of [Winner of Campus Magnet High School Vs Boys & Girls High School] Vs [Winner of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School Vs St John the Baptist Diocesan High School])



Thursday - October 31 2013 

Final four

TBD [Winner of Wednesday October 30 2013 5:00 PM] Vs [Winner of Wednesday October 30 2013 8:00 PM]

TBD [Winner of Wednesday October 30 2013 6:00 PM] Vs [Winner of Wednesday October 30 2013 6:00 PM]



Friday - November 1 2013 
TBD Championship 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Battle Of The Isaiah: Isaiah Whitehead Vs Isaiah Briscoe At 8EYE Classic



Jamie Boyer's 8EYE Classic went down last week. Tons of talents on deck. One hyped sequence that happened was between Isaiah Whitehead and Isaiah Briscoe. Whitehead drops a bucket. Briscoe counters with nifty layup. Whitehead comes down the lane chucks up an acrobatic 3 as the Briscoe was called for a foul. Splash! Crowd goes wild. Bucket didn't count but superb back and forth between the two. Read Isaiah Briscoe's mouth after the foul, that's cow poop, that's cow poop. Occasional these two goes bonkers in other games. 



Monday, October 7, 2013

Jamie Boyer's 1st Annual 8EYE Classic Basketball Showcase at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia INFORMATION




Starving for some good basketball this week? In the Philadelphia area? Head to the 8EYE Classic. 

What: 8EYE Classic. 

When: October 11th 2013 
           7:00 PM Game 1 
           8:30 PM Game 2 

Where: Benjamin Franklin High School
            55 North Broad Street
            Philadelphia, PA. 

Cost: $10.00 Before Game Day 
         $15.00 At The Door 

Contact: Jamie Boyer (Event Organizer) 267-515-1126
             8EYEMEDIA.COM 
             Twitter: @JamieBoyer 
             Instagram: @8EYEMEDIA 
             8EYEMEDIA.COM 

How to get there: walking, running, swimming, biking, driving,flying, magic carpet, airplane, parachute, helicopter, hot air ballon or simply take the train by looking on the google maps. 

Who: 2 games - Game 1 at 7:30 PM & Game 2 at 8:30 PM 
         Roster subject to change without notice. 

Game 1 Roster: 

Team 1: 

Austin Harriott - Germantown Friends School [PA] - Sophomore - 6'4"

David Beatty - Archbishop John Carroll High School [PA] - Freshman - 6'3"

Josh Sharkey - Archbishop John Carroll High School [PA] - Sophomore - 5'9"

Lamar Stephens - Haverford High School [PA] - Sophomore  

Marquis Collins - Chester High School [PA] - Sophomore - 6'4" 

Mustapha Traore - The Phelps School [PA] - Junior -  6'7" 

Nazeer Bostick - Mathematics Civics & Sciences Charter School MCSCS [PA] - Sophomore - 6'4"

Tony Carr - Roman Catholic High School [PA] - Sophomore - 6'1" 

Trevon Duval - St Benedict's Preparatory School [NJ] - Freshman - 6'2"



Team 2: 

DeAndre Hunter - Friends' Central School [PA] - Sophomore - 6'5"

Eric Ayala - Sanford School [DE] - Freshman - 6'1"

Jaekwon Carlyle - Imhotep Institute Charter High School [PA] - Sophomore - 5'11

Juanir Moore - Concord Christian Academy [DE] - Sophomore - 6'6"

Marcus Floyd - Trenton Catholic Academy [NJ] - Junior - 5'9"

Rasool Samir - Martin Luther King High School [PA] - Sophomore - 6'6"

Quade Green - St John Neumann & Maria Goretti Catholic High School [PA] - Freshman - 5'11"

Terquin Mott - Mathematics Civics & Sciences Charter School MCSCS [PA] - Sophomore - 6'5"

Trey Lowe - Ewing High School [NJ] - Junior - 6'3"




Game 2 Roster: 

Team 1: 

Ben Bentil - St Andrew's School [DE] - Senior - 6'8" - Providence College 

Donte Divincenzo - Salesianum School [DE] - Junior -6'4"

Ernest Aflakpui - Archbishop John Carroll High School [PA] - Junior - 6'10"

Isaiah Briscoe - Roselle Catholic High School [NJ] - Junior - 6'3"

Levan Alston - Haverford High School [PA] - Junior - 6'3"

Mikal Bridges - Great Valley High School [PA] - Senior - 6'7" - Villanova University 

Terrell Bagley - The Robinson School [NJ] - Senior 

Terry Larrier - The Phelps School [NJ] - Senior - 6'7" - Virginia Commonwealth University  

Wade Baldwin - St Joseph High School - Metuchen [NJ] - Senior - 6'2" - Vanderbilt University 



Team 2: 

Ahmad Gilbert - Constitution High School [PA] - Junior - 6'6"

Derrick Jones - Archbishop John Carroll High School [PA] - Junior - 6'6"

Desi Rodriguez - Abraham Lincoln High School [NY] - Senior - 6'4"

Dwayne Morgan - St Frances Academy [MD] - Senior - 6'7" - University of Nevada Las Vegas UNLV 

Isaiah Whitehead - Abraham Lincoln High School [NY] - Senior - 6'4" - Seton Hall University

Ja'Quan Newton - St John Neumann & Maria Goretti Catholic High School [PA] - Senior - 6'2" - University of Miami 

Michael Watkins - Mathematics Civics & Sciences Charter School MCSCS [PA] - Junior - 6'8" - Pennsylvania State University PSU 

Rashann London - Roman Catholic High School [PA] - Senior - 6'2" - Drexel University

Samir Doughty - Mathematics Civics & Sciences Charter School MCSCS [PA] - Junior - 6'3"

Traci Carter - Life Center Academy [NJ] - Junior - 6'0"