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July Summer ReCap 7.26.12

1. 16 U team captures Philly Jam Fest title over Team Final. Finished 5-1 in tourney.

2. Matt Staubi & Chima Azuonmu shine at Hoop Mountain All-Academic Camp.

Chima Azuonwu (Rye, NY, 2014)- Azuonwu’s stock soared on Saturday, as coaches could see the potential in him before their eyes.  With his wide shoulders and 6’10” frame, Azuonwu has all the physical tools of a high-major player.  He has soft hands, a high motor, and finishes strong, keys for any developing big man.  His ceiling is very high due to his lack of experience playing the game (and, therefore, his lack of bad habbits).

Matt Staubi (Darien, 2014)- The little point guard has a really quick first step, making it difficult for the defense to keep him in front.  He acted as the catalyst for his team throughout the event, creating offense with his quick, accurate passes and shutting down the opposing team’s best guard. 

3. Johnathan Nwankowo featured in Hoop Group Elite III Session.
The Hoop Group opened up their second biggest and last camp of the live period on Tuesday at Albright College in Reading Pennsylvania. 

A large group of over 450 prospects were on hand. After tryout games the staff coaches met to draft players for their squads and balance the teams. A look at the top draft picks gives an indication of a few of the top players at the camp.


Jonathan Nwankowo 6-foot-10 So. Iona Prep NY – Frenji
tweet:TheHoopGroup : 2015 Jonathan Nwankwo (Iona Prep) certainly passes the eye test at 6’10. Get use to hearing his name as all the potential is there.

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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Uncategorized



 16 TEAM FRENJI SQUAD fresh of their championship at the Philly Jam Fest play today in pool play in Vegas. Their pool is: Southern Kings, Wisconsin Scholars and CBC (CA). First game is at 1pm today

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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


GymRat Challenge 16U ReCap

Chima Azuonwu (6-11 C) Team Frenji/Stepinac H.S.: Biggest player (6-11, 255 pounds) here. He only started playing 

less than a year ago and is still a bit raw on the offensive end. But, he is already a solid defensive presence. Long with a 

pro body and, maybe, the best future prospect here. He runs the floor well, blocks shots and can rebound.  


Matt Staubi (5-8 PG) Team Frenji/Rye Country Day School: A natural floor leader with superlative court vision. He also 

has a consistent outside shot. Can handle the ball really well in any situation. Small in stature, but doesn’t back down from 

anyone. Runs an offense, passes well and makes teammates better. Played hard at all times during this event. He is a 

great competitor. Some early interest from Siena. 


Kevin Degnan (6-7 PF) Team Frenji/Pearl River H.S.: He is a face-up power forward with a great skill level. Very 

versatile forward with good size and a build that will fill out. He can shoot from the outside, post up or attack you off the 

bounce. Very good court IQ. Handles the ball well enough for his size, and finds open teammates with good passes. 

Showed a great feel for the game here. 


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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


Note to all that need to know….

TEAM FRENJI, FRENJI AAU & FRENJI GRASSROOTS ACADEMY is proud to have any player represent our developmental organization. We believe that we are lucky to have great players, people, parents and youngsters represent our program. Even if its for 1 day, 1 tourney, 1 event or 10 years… we consider you family, alumni, part of the right way to develop a student athlete for the future. Our continued success depends on our interaction with hardworking great high school coaches, great programs & most importantly great young people in grassroots basketball. Anybody that exemplifies hard work & determination we want our youngsters to be around. Your high school, your aau team, your college are all what make you a great part of our continuing growth in the grassroots area of basketball. Thank you for your continued support of our program. Be on the look out for FRENJI AAU teams this summer, charitable events and developmental clinics as we continue to develop players for the future of basketball in Westchester.

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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Uncategorized


Hoop Mountain 16U Finals Recap

The sixteen-and-under division came down to two high profile teams in the New England Playaz and Team Frenji in the finals.  At the heart of the match-up was the individual battle between Aaron Falzon and Frenji’s mountain of a man, Chima Azuonwu. Falzon utilized his skill and mobility to set the tone, not just going to work on the perimeter but even showing a wide arsenal of post moves to score over, and around, the six-foot-ten Azuonwu on the block.–-Sunday-Recap.php

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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Uncategorized


Hoop Mountain Invtl 16U Recap

Mansfield, MA – The Hoop Mountain Invitational kicked into full gear on Saturday with college coaches covering the courts throughout both Mass Premier courts and Mansfield Sportsplex.  Here’s a look at some of the guys who stood out:

Matt Staubi, 2014, Team Frenji – Staubi controlled the pace of the game. He showed almost unlimited range on his pull up jumper and distributed the ball to his teammates in transition with great efficiency. Staubi’s basketball IQ is far beyond his years. 

Chima Azuonwu, 2014, Team Frenji – The raw big man again showed great potential on Saturday with a barrage of thunderous dunks and impressive out of area rebounds. Azuonwu’s combination of size at 6’10” and athleticism is a rare commodity.—Sat-Recap.php

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


16s head to Foxboro this weekend

May 5-6, 2012 – Hoop Mountain Invitational
Foxboro, MA/Norton, MA
Mass Premier Courts, Wheaton College and Surrounding Areas
$450.00 (3 Game Guarantee) U12-U17

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Uncategorized