Team Frenji Alumni Ra’Shad James caught up wiyh us last night at the County Center while watching his hometown team Whie Plains HS take on rival Stepinac HS in the Slam Dunk Challenge. Rashad said he is doing very well academically and working out regularly in practice with the Iona squad. He is able to watch home games via the NCAA transfer rules. He is looking forward to getting into the gym with his fellow Frenji alumni this summer and conitnue to get ready for his Iona debut next October 2011. Rashad was also just featured by Zach Smart and the White Plains Patch. Here’s the link: http://whiteplains.patch.com/articles/james-transitions-to-new-hardwood-home Rashad also sent us a youtube clip of him from Iona’s Midnight Madness. Here’s the footage…highlight reel….. Air Shad!!!!
Monthly Archives: December 2010
TEAM FRENJI Alumni Junior Ken Horton became the 33rd player in CCSU men’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points as the Blue Devils rolled to a 71-50 home victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night. The win is the second straight for the Blue Devils who are now 6-5 overall and a perfect 3-0 at home. Horton finished the game with 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Central. Congrats to Kenny and best of luck the rest of the season. Go to http://www.ccsubluedevils.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=88655&SPID=10564&DB_OEM_ID=17600&ATCLID=205058542 for the rest of the game article and stats for the season.
TEAM FRENJI would like to introduce you to the newest member of the
Grassroots/ AAU Frenji Family….PASCAL CHUKWU CHIDIEBIERE. Standing 7’1 and 190lbs, Pascal comes to the states from Lagos, Nigeria. Pascal is 15 years old and will team up with fellow up and coming 15U player, Rye Country Day School frosh PG Matt Staubi this summer on the AAU circuit. Pascal speaks four languages and is now enrolled and playing at Trinity Catholic HS in Stamford, CT. Pascal comes to us with high hopes of a better life and a basketball future but knows he has much work to do for the future. He is playing both JV & Varsity basketball at TC and will start strength and conditioning workouts next week with our AAU coaches. For more information on Pascal check back here or go tot eh fciac website for a game schedule of TC this year. We will have workout highlights soon posted on this blog. Welcome to the Family..Pascal!!!
Team Frenji would like you to meet DONOVAN MITCHELL. An exciting youngster who is tearing up the grassroots circuit right now. Donovan joined Coach Carter last month to play in the tip-off game for the 105.1 Celebrity Game at WCC. Donovan is a native of Elmsford but attends Greenwich Coutnry Day. He has been working out with Coach Carter at TDYCC regularly as well playing in numerous NYC tourneys. According to people in the area Donovan is being courted to attend several prestigious high schools in the NYC & Westchester area. Coach Carter states that Donovan has all the intangibles to be a great player. We will keep you updated on where Donovan is playing this winter and where he plans to attend high school.
Considering the depth on No. 3 Pittsburgh, Dante Taylor realizes he can’t waste any minutes when he’s in the game.
The sophomore forward scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, leading the Panthers to a 70-42 victory over Delaware State on Wednesday night.
Taylor played just 15 minutes as coach Jamie Dixon went to his bench early. J.J. Moore, another reserve, scored 10 points. Ashton Gibbs had nine points as 11 players scored for the Panthers, who used their size to outrebound the Hornets 41-18.
“I definitely feel like I have to make the most of it when I’m out there. That’s what I was trying to do,” Taylor said. “Guys on the bench, when we get in there, we want to get the ball right away, whether it’s a rebound, assist, basket or a good defensive play.”
Spelling center Gary McGhee, Taylor provided Pitt (10-0) a spark in the first half when he had nine points and seven rebounds in eight minutes. Taylor’s dunk snapped a 7-7 tie and started Pitt on a 13-0 run that led to a 34-19 halftime lead.
“I know I’m not going to be in there the whole game.” Taylor said. “I have to do as much as I can while I’m out there.”
Despite not starting, Taylor has scored in double figures in three of his past four games.
“He’s an improved player, and it’s great to see his development,” Dixon said. “He knows and feels like he is playing better and he’s more comfortable out there. I don’t know if the double-double will do any more for his confidence than what he’s been doing in practice and in games this year. He had a good base last year, and he’s building off it.”
Team Frenji is proud to support our friends over at the Port Chester Carver Center & the Westchester Wildkatz owner Derek Vincent. The Wildkatz play in the ACPBL and feature former UCONN star and Port Chester native RASHAMEL JONES along with former Wagner College star and Tuckahoe HS star Jamal Webb among others.
Check them out this winter
Good luck D and the rest of the squad this year.
TEAM FRENJI is pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the basketball family. Standing 6’6 & 220 lbs, he arrives to us via Lagos, Nigeria in Africa. Please give a warm welcome to UJOH ALEXANDER, a power forward who will enroll at Westchester Community College this weekend and have 2 years of eligibility. Ujoh last played for the Dodan Warriors Basketball Program in Nigeria where he averaged 20ppg and 13rpg while winning many league championships. He comes to us seeking a better life, better basketball and the pursuit of a college degree. He would like to one day coach in the grassroots or professional levels either in the states or back home in Nigeria. We at Frenji Sports are pleased to have Ujoh be part of our family and we look forward to watching him play at WCC. If youur interested in watching Ujoh play, go to the wcc basketball website.