Monthly Archives: March 2012

Congrats to Alumni Russ Smith!

Team Frenji congratulates Alumni 6’0 So. Russ Smith Jr. and his Louisville Cardinals teammates on reaching the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans this coming weekend. They square off against rival Kentucky. Russ had 19 points & 5 rebs vs Florida in the Elite game on Saturday to lead all scorers from Louisvile while only playing 22 minutes. Best of luck Russ in the Final Four…we will all be watching!!!!

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


Tough loss at CYP

Connecticut Select takeout Team Frenji 82-66

The CT Select went on a run three minutes into the quarter. With the score tied, Trevon Seymore (15pts) hit a three-pointer. Frenji’s Cavon Baker (17pts) scored off of a feed by Josh James making the score 7-6, CT. With a minute left Baker got a rebound and scored two points.Tyshawn Rogers answered with a steal and a basket. Baker then closed the quarter with a rebound and a basket leaving the score at 16-12, CT.

The score was tied up twice in the second quarter but Frenji’s Mike Young (12pts) broke it with a put back to give his team a 29-27 lead. With two minutes left in the quarter Rogers got a steal and tied the game at 29.

The score was tied up three times in the third quarter. With a minute and a half left and the score tied at 47, Young scored a basket and drew a foul to break the tie, making the score 49-47. Neville Fincher then finished the quarter with a nice spin move. 

In the fourth, there were several lead changes. Nolan hit a turnaround jumper to make the score 73-62, CT. CT then scored back-to-back baskets. Frenji’s coach then protested a call made by the refs by stepping on to the court. The refs issued a tech on him and Nolan stepped to the line and made three free throws extending CT’s lead, 80-64, and they never looked back

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


Frenji Jrs. hang tuff at CYP Frenji Jr. vs. New York Blaze by Stacey Davis

This match-up came down to experience versus inexperience. Frenji Jr.,comprised of an all sophomore class, came out to prove that they could run with the big boys. NY Blaze, a mix of seniors and junior class men, showed up.

Frenji Jr. relied on the Rye Country HS duo, Tyler Fernandez (18pts) and Matt Staubi (17pts), to keep them in them game. By the end of the half the game was not even close with Frenji Jr losing by 15 points. NY Blaze senior, Antwan Boyd (20pts), scored a point at the line to close the half making the score 43-28.

The NY Blaze lived up to their name and lit up the young sophomore squad throughout the third quarter. Frenji Jr. only came within sixteen points and by the end of third quarter the score was 71-55. 

In the fourth, with three and half minutes left, the NY Blaze were up 74-61. This was the closest the young squad came in this quarter. Super sophomore, 6’10’ Chima Azuonu dunked two in for the Frenji Jr. but Blaze schooled the young team and sent them home packing; Tremaine Fraiser (14pts) scored the last bucket to close out the quarter making the final, 85-72.

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


2012 15U AAU Rosters



Thanks to all who participated in the 15u tryouts.  Below are the names who made the Team Frenji 15u – Black and Blue teams for the 2012 AAU basketball season

15U – BLACK                      

Salim Green                                 
Andrew Livingston                       
Abdoulaye Sow                            
Jordan Riullano                           
Lyle Bennett                                 
Cory Giordano                             
Ross Joseph                                
Jose Novas                                  
Jamil Gambari                                   
Silbert Gray
Oren Allen
Jonathan Nwankwo
Emmanuel Chukwu

For more details contact Derrik @ 914 384-1858 or

15U – BLUE

Najee Khan
Brandon Johnson
Myles Thigpen
Pierre Lys
Elijah Jackson
Justin Watson
Andrew Cross
Rashad Baker
Cheroqui Layne
Marco Morency
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized


2012 CYP schedule

The 66th annual CYP tournament and fourth annual William Gallagher Memorial tournament will begin Thursday night at Our Lady of Mercy in Port Chester. The tournament is the unofficial kick-off event for AAU basketball in the area and is a showcase for some of the tri-state area’s top high school and prep basketball talent.

The defending champion is Team Frenji, which has won three of the last five CYP titles. Last year’s tournament MVP was Moe Harkless, who went on to win Big East Rookie of the Year as a freshman at St. John’s. The Queens native recently declared for this year’s NBA Draft.

Recent stars who have shined on the CYP stage are last year’s No. 1 pick Kyrie Irving, Cincy/White Plains swingman Sean Kilpatrick and Louisville guard Russ Smith, not to mention a host of former Section 1 “Mr. Basketball” winners like Kevin Jones and Jabarie Hinds.

Mount Vernon’s senior trio of Isaiah CousinsRandy Stephens and Jarrel Marshall won’t play in the early rounds of the tournament, but don’t be surprised if they surface in Monday’s semifinals after their high school season has ended. Hinds did exactly that and played in last year’s championship for Team Frenji, although he was clearly gassed from the Federation championship.

Other local stars like Tuckahoe’s Sky Williams, Peekskill’s Chandler Pierce and Stepinac’s Josh Jamesare expected to play, as well as Mount St. Michael’s three senior stars – Malik GillAnthony Maestreand Omari Manhertz – and Rockland’s top seniors.

Below is a look at the schedule. Last year’s four semifinalists (Team Frenji, NY Falcons, Rodney Abrams, Panthers) earned byes into the quarterfinals. The schedule is followed by a glossary of sorts that outlines where each team is expected to pool its players from.

Lastly, consider yesterday’s blog post null and void. Tournament organizer Joe Bellofato has committed to a new team in Thursday’s 7:15 time slow: Frenji. The team will consist of the organization’s younger players. It will replace the Gauchos, who withdrew from the tournament after more than three decades as a staple in the event.


Thursday, March 22nd
Opening round:
Conn. Select vs. N.J. Roadrunners, 7:15 p.m.
Frenji vs. Blaze, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23rd
Opening round:
PC Savages vs. BC Eagles, 7:15 p.m.
MetroHawks vs. Playmaker Academy, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 24th

Conn. Select/N.J. Roadrunners winner vs. Team Frenji, 7:15 p.m.
Frenji/Blaze winner vs. NY Falcons, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 25th
PC Savages/BC Eagles winner vs. Rodney Abrams, 7:15 p.m.
MetroHawks/Playmaker Academy vs. Panthers, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 26th

Saturday’s winners, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday’s winners, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27th

Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

Connecticut Select: Connecticut
New Jersey Roadrunners: Northern New Jersey
Frenji: Underclassmen from Westchester/Connecticut
Blaze: Westchester
PC Savages: Westchester/Bronx/Brooklyn/Connecticut
BC Eagles: Newburgh/Poughkeepsie
MetroHawks: Westchester/New York City
Playmaker Academy: Putnam/Dutchess
Team Frenji: Westchester/Connecticut/New York City/New Jersey
NY Falcons: Rockland/Northern New Jersey
Rodney Abrams: Westchester/Bronx
Panthers: New York City

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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized


SK23 dancing to Sweet 16

Congrats to Team Frenji Alumni Sean Kilpatrick and the Cincy Bearcats on advancing to the Sweet 16.
SK23 had 18 points to lead the Bearcats past ACC Champs Florida State. The Bearcats play Ohio State on Thursday night at 945pm in Boston. Best of luck to the SK & the squad as we all will be watching. Keep dancing!!!


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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


2012 Frenji Dri-Fit Long Sleeves







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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Uncategorized