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15U makes noise at GymRat

Memorial Day 2011: The 15U squad traveled up to Albany for the GymRat Challenge this weekend and came out of there make a lot of noise.
They proceeded to go 3-0 in pool play and beat some very tough competition. After that they faced City Rocks Elite and beat them by 12.
With temperature reaching 90+ degrees the boys fought on to the next round (quaterfinals) and ran out of gas late in the 4th quarter and lost by 8.
If you think we are just writing our own hype, here is what nyhoops.com had to say today 5/30/11:

This weekend, Ravi Rozier and I made it up to the Gym Rat Challenge up in Albany. A high quality event for teams up and down the Northeast. Both of us pulled double duty as we were not only working for NYHoops.com, but we were working for John Kmack as apart of the Gym Rat Challenge staff as well. Ravi had the 16 beat covered, and I was on 15’s all weekend long.

The tournament started on Saturday morning at 8am, so I was at the University of Albany bright and early. Honestly, there was not a ton of local flavor at U. of Albany, but there definitely was high level 15 talent there.

I got to see 2 local 15 teams on Saturday though. One team I saw was Team Frenji. When you first see Frenji take the court, you are taken aback by 7 footer Paschal Chukwu (Trinity ‘14). He is pretty thin, but he has what has to be a 7’7” wingspan, and he has great footwork. Originally from Nigeria, this big man just picked up basketball about a year ago, and is already starting to flourish. Not only was his footwork good in the post, he has great hands, and unlike some big men just learning the game, he keeps the ball in good spots and makes smart outlet passes.

With Chukwu inside, Frenji went 2-0 on Saturday as well. Matt Staubi (Rye Country Day ‘14) was a solid floor general who made good interior passes to the post, andPaul Emdin (Edgemont ‘14), who recently came back from injury proved to a nice weapon on the wing with his ability to put the ball on the floor and create off the dribble.”
http://nyhoops.com/new/component/content/article/34-nyhoops/1511-my-saturday-at-the-gym-rat-challenge 

 

 

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Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Legends Circle 2011

Press Release May 25th, 2011
Frenji Sports Inducts new member into Legends Circle

On Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at half-time of the 4th Annual Frankie Williams Charity Classic sponsored by Frenji Sports and the Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh, NY, Coach Fred Quartlebaum will become the 3rd member of the Frenji Legends Circle. It is with great pride that our friend and colleague for over 20 years joins this group of individuals who have accomplished amazing things in the game of basketball as well as in community efforts. Fred is a role model for all young people seeking to become successful in the game of life, not just basketball. Hailing from Dobbs Ferry, NY, Fred graduated from Archbishop Stepinac (Class of 1985) and went on to graduate and play four years of basketball at Fordham University (Class of 1989). Coach Q as he is known, went on to coach 18 years at the NCAA Division 1 level after college. Coaching at Navy, Towson, Holy Cross, Fairfield, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Iowa State and most recently at St. John’s. Coach Q says: “These places hold personal integrity and academic performance as the keystone of their foundational philosophies.”

Coach Q is now the owner of his own community basketball effort called 212 Hoops Academy based out of his hometown of Dobbs Ferry. He is now giving back to our youth in the Westchester County with a wealth of knowledge he has amassed over his playing and coaching career by doing private training sessions & instructional camps, motivational speaking and fund raisers. He is truly a legend in the basketball community in the eyes of the Frenji Legends Circle, exemplifying character, educational awareness and positive life skills that are woven together with the game of basketball. We are proud to have him join the circle with Kenny Anderson (2009 inductee) and Danya Abrams (2010 inductee).We at Frenji Sports look to continue to work with Coach Q and the 212 Hoops Academy on future events that benefit the grassroots basketball community of Westchester County. Please check our website at http://www.frenji.com and Coach Q’s websites at http://www.212hoopsacademy.com & http://www.team212.org for upcoming events.

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Alumni College Graduates

Congratulations goes out to all of our Frenji Alumni who just graduated from college with their degrees.Here is a list from the class of 2011 college graduates who will now go on to have successful adult lives.

Melvin Calhoun – Port Chester HS – Northwood University
Spencer Smith – White Plains HS – Post University
David Boykin – White Plains HS – University of Bridgeport
Rashawn Johnson – White Plains HS – Post University
Alejo Rodriguez – Mt. St. Michael Academy – Iona College
Aleek Pauline – St. Mary’s HS – Norfolk State
Akeem Bennett – Laurinburg Prep – St. Francis College (NY)
Will Pratt – Rice HS – Northwestern State 

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

NERR Frenji Player Evaluations

Matt Staubi (Team Frenji 15u)- A high-I.Q., ultra-skilled young point guard of the Phil Gaetano/T.J. Sorrentine mold, Staubi features a ball-on-a-string type handle to go with an elite playmaking feel and pure stroke from behind the line.  While still undersized as a maturing prospect in the class of 2014, he utilizes ball-screens with impressive craft, remains poised to finish above size in traffic, and, overall, possess several tangibles consistent with a solid, scholarship-level floor general.

Paschal Chukwu (Team Frenji 15u)- An imposing physical presence at seven-foot-one with bona fide high-major upside, the freshly-turned 16 year-old Nigerian-native has limitless upside as a young big with terrific mobility, high-level awareness, and a developing offensive skill-set that appears to be steadily catching up to his natural physical tools as an elite defensive stopper.  Featuring a 90-inch wingspan (Dwight Howard’s measures 88), Chukwu catches and finishes with a soft touch in traffic, works diligently for position on the low-block, and, most impressively, runs rim-to-rim with ease to protect the basket in transition and score on the move above less physically gifted defenders.

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.com/news/article/1961/Hoop-Mountain-Invit.—Saturday-Recap.php

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Frenji 15U Players featured by NYCHoops

The AAU season is just getting started for Team Frenji 15U travel squad and already two players have received their invitations to the 2011 Adidas Jr. Phenom Camp. The 20 year tradition takes place in San Diego, this August 4-7th 2011.

Matt Staubi & Paschal Chukwu

Representing team Frenji attending the Jr Phenom Camp this year is Class of 2014 5-8 120lb point guard Matt Staubi and Class of 2014 7-1 190lb center Paschal Chukwu.

This is Staubi second invitation to the Jr Phenom Camp, last year at the 2010 Adidas Jr Phenom Camp. The guard was ranked 18th best freshman and also made the All-Star team. During the regular season Staubi is the starting point guard for Rye Country Day in Rye, NY.

On Team Frenji the freshman averages 11 points and 7 assists per game. Frenji 15U head coach Paul Staubi says the freshman is a pure point guard. “Matt is a terrific ball handler, an excellent decision maker and just a tough competitor. He’s fearless on the floor and has a very high IQ. He makes his teammates better and can control a game. He also shoots very well.”

This year will be Chukwu first year attending the Adidas Jr Phenom Camp. The young center who speaks four languages came to the states from Lagos, Nigeria and has only played basketball for the past year. This season he played varsity at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, CT. Coach Staubi says the freshman is still very raw. “Paschal has been in this county for nine months he’s very raw but talented. His first sport was soccer and he’s extremely coordinated for a guy his size. He has excellent timing, on team Frenji he’s already averaging 12 blocks and 17 rebounds a game, he’s a quiet competitor,” he said.

Team Frenji 15U have already started their summer travel schedule will be on the road till July. Below is the team schedule: 4/8-10 New England Super Regional Lost in Final Four; 4/15-17 Conn Super Regional; 4/29-5-1 Providence Jam Fest by Hoop Group (RI); 5/6-8- Hoop Mountain Invitational (Stonehill College, MA); 5/27-29 Gym Rat Challenge in Albany, NY; 7/9-11 King James Summer Showcase (Chicago); 7/22-25 Las Vegas Fab 48 (Las Vegas, NV) and 7/30-31 Summer in the City (NYC).

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

2011 Charity Classic T-Shirts are Here!


THE 4TH ANNUAL FRANKIE WILLIAMS CHARITY CLASSIC T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!
ALL T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2011 @ THE THEODORE D. YOUNG CC.
LOCATED AT: 32 MANHATTAN AVE. – GREENBURGH, NY.
DOORS OPEN @ 7PM. – GAME TIME @ 8PM.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Welcome to C-Prime

TEAM FRENJI welcomes C-Prime Performance Bracelet Bands to the family as a sponsor for the 4th Annual Frankie Williams Charity Classic. Thank you to Derek Vincent for bringing us together. C-Prime bands will be on display at this years event. For more information go to: http://theperformancebands.com/

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Uncategorized