Photo Credit: Johnnie Photography Article Originally published on May 12th, 2018 One of the most anticipated events in the city this is what Hoops Showdown founder and CEO Johnny “Swoosh” Rodriguez envisioned when he debuted Hoops Showdown high school in 2016. What separates this year’s Hoops Showdown from the past events is the level of … Continue reading TBT: Hoops Showdown Raises The Bar in Year Three
Photo Credit: Ben Berry/ Ben Shot it This Article was originally published on July 25th, 2018 The Class of 2020 have some special guards that have made a lot of noise from the jump. One thing that separates these guards from others is their ability to flourish while playing above their level. It’s an arduous … Continue reading #LostFiles Dre Got Next: LuHi’s Andre Curbelo is on the Rise
This article was written and published on April 15th, 2018 photo Credit: Nicole Sweet Coming into last weekend’s Jordan Brand Classic there wasn’t any player more motivated than LSU-bound Forward Emmitt Williams. The 6-7 Forward from Fort Myers, FL, came to NYC as himself, a highly energetic and passionate player with the motor that goes … Continue reading TBT: The Weekend Emmitt Williams took over Brooklyn
This Article was originally published on April 27th 2018, Photo Credit: USA Today Sports/ Rob Kinnan ACC Rookie and Player of the year Zion Williamson has taken the college basketball world by storm. The 6-7 285 pound power forward has dominated in every single game he has played in this season for the Duke Blue … Continue reading TBT: Zion Williamson Is Here To Show and Prove
This article was originally written and published on February 2nd 2018. The Brooklyn Collegiate Lions are making school history as they have made their first PSAL final four. The lions are having their best season thus far which is a huge improvement from last season. Playing in the Brooklyn AA Division was always a challenge … Continue reading Brooklyn Collegiate Lions Roaring through Adversity
This is an updated article from August 30th, 2017 Rasheem Jenkins was one of NYC’s top guards during his four years at Wings Academy in The Bronx. The All-city guard then was able to play division 1 basketball at Florida A&M and play professionally in Germany and Poland, but since he stopped playing basketball a … Continue reading TBT: Wings Academy Alum Rasheem Jenkins Gives Back With The Grenada Blacktop Classic.
There was a time when the Unlimited division ruled many summer leagues across the NYC area and the younger players never got as much attention from the fans in the park unless they were playing with grown men. That has definitely changed the past few years at Dyckman basketball tournament where the CEO and Commissioner … Continue reading How Prom Season Thursdays Became Dyckman Park’s Main Attraction
Cassius Stanley driving past as defender during the Slam Summer Classic last month at Dyckman Park. Photo Credit: Jeffery Armstrong/Visions by Jeff Playing at one of the top proving grounds in basketball is a rite of passage if you consider yourself an elite basketball player. Here in NYC Dyckman Park has become a proving ground … Continue reading Cali’s Own Cassius Stanley Showcasing his talents on Both Coasts