Monthly Archives: December 2011

SK23 gives back to the kids!

TEAM FRENJI Alumni & current U of Cincinnati Bearcat Sophomore Guard SEAN KILPATRICK made a special visit to the All Ohio Purple Boys Basketball Program this week. Here’s a pic SK sent us of the visit.Nice job SK by giving back to the youth of tomorrow who root for you every game at UC.

Follow SK this year as he leads the Bearcats back to the NCAA Tourney. SK is currently the teams leading scorer and has the Bearcats at 9-3 going into Xmas.

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Frenji Facts: Did you know?

Question #2 of the Did you know series?

Did you know that 2 TEAM FRENJI Alumni are currently in the top 20 in scoring in the nation?
These alumni are both senior stars who are shining examples of student athletes.
Congrats to these two players and best of luck in the 2nd half of the season!! 

The answer is as of today (12/21/11 – 10 games in):
# 4 KEN HORTON at 22.5 ppg for Central Connecticut State University – Frenji Alumni 2007
#16 KEVIN JONES at 20.5 ppg for West Virginia University – Frenji Alumni 2008 

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


Frenji Facts: Did you know?

Frenji Facts: This is the first series of Team Frenji Facts that we will be doing starting weekly starting in 2012.
Here is the first set of “Did you know?”  questions…..

Did you know that there are currently 5 Frenji alumni, either grassroots, CYP, FWCC or TDYCC Elite players currently playing in the NBA & the NBDL? As a universal program we consider anybody that dawns a Frenji uniform a family member. The list is:

Hassan Whiteside – CYP/ FWCC player 2009 – Sacramento Kings 2nd year player.
Lance Stephenson – FWCC player 2008, 2009 – Indiana Pacers 2nd year player.
Kemba Walker – FWCC player 2008 – Charlotte Bobcats rookie 2011-12.
Jarrid Famous – FWCC player 2008 – Indiana Pacers 1st year player.
Will Pratt – CYP/ TDYCC Elite player 2008 – Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBDL)

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


Alumni Update: Tony Taylor

TEAM FRENJI Alumni Sr. PG TONY TAYLOR has been nominated for the Bob Cousy Award.
Here is the article and list of candidates:

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the candidates for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in college basketball. Almost 60 candidates have been nominated for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award.


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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


16U Coach Staubi featured in the Daily WP


Basketball has always played a big role in Paul Staubi’s life, from grade school in Hawthorne, N.Y., through his collegiate career at Lafayette. When he graduated, he dreamed of passing that passion on to others. And now he’s doing just that through an elite hoop program with the funny name of Frenji.

That’s a nickname for Benjamin Carter, who has partnered with Staubi to make team Frenji a success on the national AAU basketball stage in less than 10 years.

“We met at a clinic, and connected over a vision to create a program to develop kids both as basketball players and as strong students and citizens,” said Staubi. “I know that basketball helped me get into good academic institutions and become the person I am today.”

Staubi and Benjamin took a group of youngsters and nurtured them, on and off the court, from their middle school days. It paid off last year when the team won the LeBron James Classic for under-15 year-olds in Chicago and placed ninth in the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas. As the Frenji players progress into high school, they’re making their mark locally, too. “Last year, there were four freshmen in Westchester County who were starters, and three of them were ours,” said Staubi.

“We have two goals, centered on development,” he said. “We want to create good kids and good basketball players – basically, terrific student-athletes, in the real sense of the word. We get involved in their lives to make sure they’re excelling in the classroom as well as on the court.

“It’s an intense program, for people who want to play in college,” Staubi said. “It’s not for everyone.” Those who survive the initial tryouts and “Frenji Boot Camp” practice two or three nights a week at SUNY-Purchase from March through July. “The practices are short, just one-and-a-half hours, but we practice really hard,” said Staubi. There’s also a lot of traveling on weekends to tournaments. “We go up and down the East Coast,” as well as travel farther west during the summer.

Spending all that time together creates something special that goes beyond basketball. “These kids come from all different backgrounds, but they’ve developed a bond that makes them like family,” said Staubi. “They’ve made friends they’ll keep for life.”


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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


Alumni Update

TEAM FRENJI caught up with former CYP and TDYCC Summer Elite team member Will Pratt this week as he starts his professional career in the NBDL this year for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Will was a member of the 1st Team Frenji CYP championship team as well as back to back TDYCC Mens Open teams. Will played at Northwestern State the last 2 years. Playing with Melvin Calhoun in prep school at Laurinburg Prep in NC. Congrats to Will as he is one of many Frenji Alumni currently chasing the professional bball dream and having it come true now. Here is an updated nbdl stat line as of today:

Pratt is really adjusting to the bigger, more athletic players of the NBA D-league and is showing that a scorer is a scorer – regardless of where he is playing.  

Tonight, Pratt stepped up and contributed 18 points, coming off the bench against the Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers affiliate). He did this on 7 of 12 shooting, while also contributing 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Charge 93-74. 

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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


The next one…PCHS Kayson Calhoun

Port Chester HS has a long and storied history of producing quality basketball players but the last name Calhoun rings some of the loudest in the hallways of the high school. This year another Calhoun has donned the Rams blue & white and will look to build his own path and continue the legacy left by his brothers, Terrell and Melvin. Most notable Melvin aka Porky just graduated from Northwood University playing for Rollie Massimino. Melvin, an original Team Frenji player from 2004 is now giving back to his alma mater by assisting the varsity team his brother plays for now. Kayson, (wearing #1) is a 6’1 Jr transfer from Mt Vernon who is a freakest athlete who can slash to the rim. Kayson looks tolearn from his brother this year and hopefully take the Rams back to the County Center, where his brothers have played before him. As of today, Kayson is off to a solid start averaging 12ppg for the 0-2 Rams. Check back here for updates on Kayson, PCHS and highlights. Kayson also plays for Team Frenji AAU 16u with Matt Staubi.

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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized