Nov. 08, 2018
25 Teams In 25 Days Brooklyn Law and Tech Jets
2017-18 season at a glance: 22-2 overall record, 18-0 regular season record PSAL A city champions, reached state federation semifinals
Players to Watch: Joseph Pena, Davonta Cook
Brooklyn Law and Tech are one of many programs in the city which are great at building their players. Every season there’s always one or two returning players who are due for a breakout year. Last season was a big year for Larry Moreno who went on to graduate and is now a redshirt freshman At St. Francis Brooklyn, and this year the city has taken notice to Joseph Peña and Davonta Cook. Both cook and Peña have worked their way up to where they are now, and they are two players that can lead the Jets to another PSAL A city championship.
Peña, a 6-5 guard/Forward, gives the Jets a player who can score inside and outside. Peña has already got the attention of a lot of people based on the numbers he has put up against programs like Wadleigh, Cardinal Hayes (31 point performance at the Great 8 tournament) and Cardozo as well as others.
Davonta Cook a 6-0 guard has proven to score the rock as well as being the lead guard for the Jets on a nightly basis. One of the games that showed that Peña and Cook is one of the most underrated duos in the city is the MTG back to school Invitational championship against Brooklyn Collegiate. In that game, Cook and Peña combined for 45 of the teams 73 points in the overtime win.
One of the new and exciting things about the Brooklyn Law and Tech program is that their school along with nine other schools across the five boroughs have been chosen to be a part of the Adidas legacy. To become a Adidas sponsored school, It’s something that the school needs and deserves based on the success they have had so far.
Many tournament organizers around the city have noticed Brooklyn Law and Tech’s progression as a program over the past few years which explains why they will be playing at many of the top basketball events this season.
Key games to watch
11/17: The Hersh Tip-off classic vs. Benjamin Banneker
12/23: Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Classic vs. Ron Brown college HS (DC)
This game will be one of many on the Jets schedule where they will go up against a team from one of the top basketball hotbeds in the nation. This will be a test for the Jets
1/6/19 The apparel Challenge vs. Cardinal Hayes
The Jets have gone up against the Cardinals twice in the preseason and lost, but they will have another chance to play them to start 2019.
1/19/19 Big Apple Invitational vs. St. Charles HS (Baltimore)
In their debut in the prestigious Big Apple Invitational, the Jets will have another shot at a team from outside of the Tri-State area. This is another chance for the program to get some exposure as well as play against a team from outside the NYC tri-state area
As many may know, the Jets did their work competing against AA teams throughout the summer and the preseason and most of the time the Jets have proven that they can play with just about anybody. Coaches Michael Levy and Kenny Pretlow always have this prepared team night in and out. Getting back to the A division championship will be a challenge as teams such as Lehman, Canarsie, and others have improved but the Jets are a team that will accept all challenges. The Jets will be contenders in the A division once again.