Get To Know The HGSL: Hoop Avenue Elite

Social Media Handle: @HAAElite

Head Coach: The 17u is Coached by Stacey Moragne
Assistant coaches: Necus Mayne and Jetter Gibson

Notable alumni:
James Farr –Xavier University
Quinton Chievous- University of Tennessee / Hampton University
Steven Cook-Princeton
Clarke Roseberg – Chicago State University
Malachi Nix – Fairleigh Dickinson University
Elyjah Williams — Fairleigh Dickinson University
KJ Langston — Washington State University

Key players:
Raekwon Drake 6’5 200 D1 offers Class of 2018
Ja’Dyn Brown 6’3 185 Class of 2019
Andrew Natinsky 6’0 175 Class of 2019
Quinn Pemberton 6’2 190 prospect Class of 2019
Michkeal Taylor 5’11 170 Class of 2020
Blake Peters 6’0 185 Class of 2021
Jaylin Gibson 6’3 190 Class of 2021
Kimarhi Wilson 6’0 165 D1 offers Class of 2021
John Poulakidas 6’4 165 Class of 2021

Team analysis: Guided by relentless focus on the youth of the community, HAA Elite provides a program which prides itself on teaching not only the skills needed for basketball, sportsmanship, physical activity, but most importantly, character development. Over the past couple of years, HAA Elite developed numerous high level players. The trend will continue this year. Raekwon Drake is a 6’5 guard that holds numerous division one offers. Ja’Dyn Brown is a 6’3 combo guard that is also poised to make a lot of noise on the HGSL. HAA Elite does a great job not only preparing their players for the challenges they may face on the court, but for anything they may face in life. They breed high character guys. “Our program supplies the opportunity for young student athletes to develop everlasting friendships and relationships,” said coach Stacey Moragne, “but also the opportunity to continue to reach and surpass their basketball aspirations.”

Get To Know The HGSL: JB Hoops

Social Media Handle: @JBHoopsAAU

Coach: Bill Callahan

Notable alumni:
JC Show – current Binghamton guard
Evan Maxwell – Indiana Wesleyan – NAIA DII National Champion
James Fives – current guard Loyola MD
Ian Langendorfer – current forward Loyola MD
Ryan Krawczeniuk – East Stroudsburg – NCAA D2 elite 8 this year
Rasheed Moore – Grad East Stroudsburg – playing professionally in Germany
Tm Rose – current guard Binghamton

Key players:
Leo O’Boyle (Scranton Prep),
George Tinsley (Abington Heights – PA 5A State Champs),
Dimitri Gnall (Wyoming Seminary)
Nate Kreitzer (Nanticoke Area)
Brian Boland (Scranton Prep),
Mario Rotell (Scranton Prep)
Blake Gearhart (Delaware Valley)
Jeremy Callahan (Wyoming Seminary),
Corey Perkins (Abington Heights),
Robert VanBrunt ( North Pocono)

Team analysis: JB Hoops is based out of Scranton, PA. We are very excited to be part of the HGSL. “It has been a source of great competition,” said Head Coach Bill Callahan. This team has a host of players with a wide array of skills that have college coaches drooling all over the place. Two players that pop out to you when you watch them play are Leo O’Boyle and George Tinsley. Leo O’Boyle is a big guard who can play inside and out. Really can shoot 3, strong rebounder. He currently has a division one offer from NJIT. George Tinsley is very active player who also can play inside and out. He plays with a lot of energy. Tinsley holds a Division one offer from Binghamton. This Core group has been together for a few years now,” said coach Callahan. “They Play hard and very unselfish. I’m looking forward to building on last year against some of the best AAU teams in the HGSL.”

Stat to know: Ryan Krawczinuk played in the NCAA D2 elite 8 this year with East Stroudsburg.

Get To Know The HGSL: SJ Hoops

Social Media Handles: @SJHoopsEliteAAU

Coach: Matthew Cloud

Notable alumni:
Jason Thompson (Rider and NBA)
Ryan Thompson (Rider and Overseas)
Chris Duckrey (Fordham)
Julian Sanders (IUP and Overseas)
Clarence Jackson (Siena and Overseas)
Steve Vasturia (Notre Dame and Overseas)
Brian Zoubek (Duke)
Zach Martin (Harvard)
Blake Wilson (Princeton)
Nate Cooper (Howard)
Dean Noll (Cornell)
Eric Kessler Jr (Stevens Institute Of Technology)
Pat Vasturia (Ursinus)

Key players:
2019- #10 Corey Blackwell 6’3 Guard St Joseph Hammonton
2019- #5 Taye Koch 6’0 Guard Washington Township
2019- #23 Aidan Flavell 6’8 Center Shawnee
2019- #25 Billy McCrae 6’6 Forward Washington Township
2019- #11 Carl Swensen 6’1 Guard Lacey Township
2019- #1 Ethan Tarte 6’2 Guard Camden
2019- #53 Dan Swallow 6’3 Wing Bishop Eustace Prep
2019- #4 Marcus Truell 6’2 Wing Cherry Hill West
2019- #12 Ryan Ems 6’6 Forward Eastern
2019- #13 Ryan Makaila 6’0 Guard Bishop Eustace Prep
2020- #44 Aseem Luckey 6’8 Center Lincoln (PA)

Team analysis: The SJ Hoops Elite made a bit of noise last year and is ready to set the HGSL on fire this spring. “Last year was a great experience in the HGSL and our 17U team this year is ready to make some noise in this upcoming season,” said coach Matthew Cloud. “This year we have our deepest roster to date where all 11 players will end up playing college basketball.” This team is led by Camden high guard Ethan Tarte. Tarte is a super tough kid with an appetite for getting to the basket and locking up on defense. His back-court partner is Carl Swensen. The crafty combo guard can score in bunches and leaps out of the gym. He’s being courted by numerous division one programs. Ryan Ems is a is a hard working kid who can bang underneath the basket but, also stretch the floor as well when needed. He’s currently being looked at by numerous Ivy league schools. Marcus Truell is a hybrid wing who is a lockdown defender.

Stat to know: Matthew Cloud will be coaching the 17U team this year in the HGSL. Matthew Cloud is a Seneca High School graduate and has been coaching basketball at all levels for 11 years now.

Get To Know The HGSL: Team M.O.A.M.

Social Media Handle: @teammoam2021 

Coach: Andrew Gustafson

Notable alumni:
Dante Treacy (Army West Point)
Keon Ellis (Gardner Webb)
Sean Halloran (Belmont Abbey)

Key players:
Brandon Farmer
Trevon Cason
Anterrius Washington
Bryce Street

Team analysis: Team M.O.A.M Basketball Club is a non-profit organization that serves as a medium for student athletes to hone their talents and maximize national exposure. Their staff take pride in creating a platform for success both on and off the court by instilling and emphasizing the importance of discipline, dedication and determination in the game and in the classroom. This years team boast a starting five that is flooded players with division one potential. Brandon Farmer is a 6’7 forward he can score at all three levels. Farmer has interest from USF, Troy, BCC and Robert Morris. Trevon Cason is a 6’2″ point guard that is a elite scorer with a non-stop motor. Chicago and Murray State have shown interest early. Anterrius Washington is 6’6″ wing that loves to defend. Washington is also a smooth operator offensively that can score anywhere on the floor. Mercer and Eastern Washington currently recruiting. Clarion also has shown interest. Bryce Street is a 6’0 guard who transferred from Montverde to CFCA. This kid is strapped! Mercer, Lipscomb and Furman have shown interest.

Get To Know The HGSL: District Hoop

Social Media Handles: Twitter: @DistrictHoop and @DBC_Nation
Instagram: @Districtbasketballclub

Director: Devin Walt

Head Coach: 17U Head Coach Devin Williams

Assistant coaches: Cedric Holbrook, Chris Oram, Issac McNeil

Key Players:
Cameron Savage
Kyle Rose
Kamdyn Curfman
Savion Gallion
Isaiah Gross
Louis Tang
Samuel Tabe
Cameron Brown
Michael Moore
Miles Gally

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Notable Alumni:
Kyle Copeland-Holy Cross
Jake Kuhn – Cornell
Denmark Slay – High Point
Donald Carey – Mt St Mary’s
Matt Ayoub – St. Mary’s College Of Maryland
Charles Snowden- UVA Football

Team analysis: District Hoop is a fairly new program that takes pride in bringing players that not only excel on the court but in the classroom. Over the past couple years, this program has produced countless players who have went on to play on the collegiate level. They pride themselves on providing an great programs that develops the skills of the players in the program while getting the team involved in high exposure events. One of the standout players on the team that will be on the radar of many coaches is Kamdyn Curfman. The crafty guard uses a wide array of moves that leaves his defenders at his mercy on the floor. (video cred: Hoop Major.)

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“This 2019 group is no different than their past 17u teams,” said Director Devin Walt. “We have a talented bunch that like to share the ball. District Hoop lives by these three pillars of basketball: Play Hard, Play Together and Have Fun!”

Wise words to live by.

Stat to know: One standout alum in the coaching circle to the program is Austin Kelley.Austin is currently a Director of Hoop Group Elite Camps, the nation’s #1 exposure basketball camp