Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hassan Whiteside…2009 Team Frenji Alumni

In case you forgot about him….he’s back healthy now and ready to play for the Sacramento Kings this year.
2009 CYP & FWCC Team Frenji Alumni…HASSAN WHITESIDE….Highlights from a charity game in
Sacramento this week. Go to to follow updates. Frenji Alumni in the NBA!!!

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Uncategorized


Rashad James Iona Highlight on ESPN


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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Tony Taylor nets 1000pts at GW


Senior Tony Taylor led all players and eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau for his career with 22 points as the George Washington men’s basketball team knocked off Detroit, 86-73, in the Progressive CBE Classic Bowling Green Subregional at the Stroh Center on Monday night.

Taylor went for more than 20 points for the third consecutive game to open the 2011-12 season to pace GW (2-1). He entered the game with 980 career points and reached the 1,000-point milestone with a driving, scooping lay-in with 5:24 left. He is the 43rd Colonials’ player to reach the mark and first since Damian Hollisaccomplished the feat during the 2009-10 season. 

Taylor made 7-of-8 shots, including all four of his 3-pointers and foul shots, and added a game-high six assists to outduel Detroit’s Ray McCallum, the Horizon League preseason Player of the Year….. 

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Stepinac & James ready for challenge.

Archbishop Stepinac officially joins the CHSAA Class AA in a few weeks when it takes on Bronx powerhouse St. Raymond. Facing the likes of the Ravens, Holy Cross and Xaverian won’t be entirely new for the Crusaders. “The past six years I’ve been playing a non-league schedule of 90 percent ‘AA’ teams and we’ve done well, we compete, we’re right there,” Philp said. “We’re gonna compete with those teams. Are we gonna win or lose? That’s to be determined. My guys want to play these teams and they are good enough to play them.” “We might not be at the top of the pack like we were in the ‘A,’ but that’s not what I coach for,” he said. “I want to put my guys at the level they can play.” Stepinac and Josh James are ready to test themselves in the CHSAA Class AA. Philp’s players were thrilled when he relayed to them the news. Stepinac has been at or near the top of the ‘A’ league the last several seasons, winning it all two years ago. With the return of junior point guard Josh James, promotion of sophomore guard Naim Thomas and senior guard Tyler Iacuone, the Crusaders feel this is the perfect time to challenge themselves against the city’s best. “It wasn’t a big surprise; it was like, ‘All right, we’re moving up to compete,’” James recalled. “That means we have to play harder and work harder. We’re prepared for it. I like it. It makes us better as players and as a team. We’re playing against the top kids in New York. It’s gonna be exciting.” Stepinac will be challenged in the paint after the graduation of star forward Conroy Baltimore, who is now at Lehigh. Devino McRae, a 6-foot-6 senior, will be integral to the Westchester school’s success. If star football player Austin Taps, a 6-foot-6 senior, decides to play – and he has indicated he will – it strengthens Stepinac’s front line immensely, Philp said. “He’s gonna makes us a lot bigger, stronger and athletic,” the coach said. “Austin is an absolute beast.”

Coming off a big summer with the New York Gauchos, the 6-foot-1 James is primed to break out. The pass-first lead guard already has scholarship offers from Manhattan, St. Peter’s, Canisius, Albany, Iona and Stony Brook. He has endeared himself to Philp for his high basketball IQ and unselfishness as much as his on-court ability. “Josh is just another coach on the floor,” Philip said. “He’s really smart. He can get to the rim whenever he wants. My backcourt is good. I have smart guards that play the right way.” In addition to James, Iacuone is drawing high-level Division II interest and Thomas has already begun to attract attention from Division I mid-major programs. Though Stepinac has faced many of its current league foes in non-league contests, Philp admitted this will be different. The Crusaders will be challenged nightly, not just on occasion. “The biggest challenge is there will be games we play good and we win and games we play good and we lose,” Philp said. “We’re gonna have to learn how to move on and literally take one game at a time. We have to get ready for the next one, not harp on a win or a loss.”

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


Triple Threat Training Combine 11/20/11

Triple Threat Training Combine 11/20/11

Boys Grades 5-8…Be There!!!
Big East Connection Lecture featuring former Seton Hall Head Coach Bobby Gonzalez and former UCONN Huskie star & National Champion Rashamel Jones.

Velocity Sports 90 minutes certified evaluation!!!!
90 minute Basketball Insanity Station workout!!!!

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


SK23 makes his debut vs Alabama State

Yancy Gates scored 15 points with 11 rebounds for his 14th career double-double. He now has 1,122 points, passing Bill Lammert and Mel Levett for 30th place on UC’s career scoring list. He needs three points to pass George Wilson for 29th.

Turning point: UC scored the first eight points out of the gate and led 18-2 after the first four minutes.

Stat of the game: UC had 10 blocked shots, tying the high for one game since Cronin took over as head coach in 2006.

Mick Cronin’s take: “We played about as well as we could in the first half. Justin (Jackson) really got us going in the first half with some blocked shots and some steals. We got the ball moving and made the extra pass better than we have all year. The problem is we were 1-for-9 from 3. We were shooting wide-open shots. We could have really blown it open. The second half, we weren’t quite as sharp. We had 10 turnovers, which is something I addressed in the locker room. Our defense was excellent.” Cronin was also happy to see Sean Kilpatrick score 13 points, get to the free throw line five times and pull down a career-high nine rebounds. He told Kilpatrick after the NKU game that he can’t rely on shooting. “You have to be a complete player,” Cronin said. ” His weakness is he wants to do so well, he puts so much pressure on himself that he’s almost in nervous breakdown mode at times.”

Notes: Justin Jackson set a career high with three blocked shots and matched his career high with seven rebounds. Gates’ 14 double-doubles are the second-most by an active Big East player. Jeremiah Davis, Octavius Ellis, Ge’Lawn Guyn, Jermaine Sanders and Kelvin Gaines all made their UC debuts. Ellis scored six points with two rebounds in 11 minutes. Cronin said he thought about red-shirting Ellis but decided not to because he thinks Ellis has the potential to help UC win this year.

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


Adidas Jr. Phenom 2016 Review

Adidas Jr. Phenom Camp – November 5 – 6, 2011
Team Frenji 15u player – Emannuel Chukwu Recruiting Report
Emmanuel Chukwu Forward (New York, NY)- Standing 6’9 Emmanuel is long way from a finished products. On this level he rebounds and alters shots without leaving the floor. But he will have to develop strength, post moves, footwork and touch. He has a long road but his size alone as him off to a good start.

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Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Uncategorized