September signifies a month of change. Summer transitions to fall. The new school year begins & kicks into full swing. And for basketball players that haven’t stopped moving through the winter, spring, and summer… to some, it brings a break. … You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me Forgot … More Remember, Remember the Names of September… (2024-2025)
EST fall middle school action is back! Empire State Takeover middle school events have been a trusted spot to get a first look at many of the Northeast’s future stars for the last several years. For the first time since the 2021 Middle School Combine – an event that brought a ‘who’s who’ of current … More EST FALL FUTURES COMBINE: Info & Registration (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
9th Annual EST Fall Showcase April’s WNY Warm-Up in Rochester… sold out with a baseline full of coaches. June’s Summer Kickoff in Albany… sold out (3 weeks in advance) with a seating section & baseline peppered with coaches. Now it’s time to get back to Scranton. The Fall Showcase may be the prime example of … More 9TH ANNUAL EST FALL SHOWCASE: Info & Registration
2024s in the books… now it’s onto the juniors, sophomores, freshmen, even 8th graders? Yes, the Battle of NY had it all in 2023, even some middle schoolers stepping up & standing out among many of the extended region’s finest. 29 teams from… You are unauthorized to view this page.
Of course I wouldn’t let the Battle of NY go by without bringing up some of the standout players. 29 teams representing 25 schools, 9 area codes, and 4 states converged off Exit 9 of the Northway for the weekend. The 7th annual event, developed b… You are unauthorized to view this page.
Pat Buckley, head coach of eventual champion Albertus Magnus, said it best during the championship game: ‘It’s the Battle of New York!’ Now in Year 7 of its existence, the Battle of NY, created & developed by Shenendehowa coach Joe Murphy, fe… You are unauthorized to view this page.
I’m running low on time, so let’s make this a combo post! Last week would’ve been convenient if I traveled in a motor home. Upon returning from Pennsylvania on Monday, I almost immediately turned back around & hit the road (after $500+ in the… You are unauthorized to view this page.
Three full days watching just seven teams = a real chance to evaluate & pay attention instead of sprawling tournaments where I may just be able to catch a glimpse. That’s what the 2023 edition of the BCANY Hoops Festival provided, and I spent th… You are unauthorized to view this page.
The BCANY Hoops Festival provided a unique kind of platform & evaluation opportunity that I don’t often get to encounter. Unlike a larger AAU tournament that features an overload of teams or a scholastic event that may only have a couple players… You are unauthorized to view this page.
If you’re looking for basketball in New York, you can find it all year. The July evaluation periods recently came to a close, which symbolically marks the end of 2023 spring/summer AAU season, but the game marches on. One of the first things to f… You are unauthorized to view this page.