Live Weekend update…NOW WHAT!



So now what? The 2nd APRIL LIVE PERIOD has come to an end. The NCAA stepped up by adding the additional weekend to the recruiting process. Many kids and college coaches took advantage of this opportunity. The players that were prepared took full advantage in some cases. The feed back on so many kids was positive and since we are talking about positive. Let me say this, the NBS spring session is one of the best table setters around for the April Period. It is no surprise that many of the players who have been attending the NBS spring session had monster…I mean monster weekends. Folks I say it every year, if all you do is stay in your AAU setting and then attend these events you better be the BEST PLAYER on your team. Getting prepared takes seeing different bodies, levels of quickness, strength, new drills and most important different pace of play. This could mean half court, full court or one or one. Some kids learned this the hard way this weekend. Practicing 4 days a week with the same group of players before the live period is very risky business.


 masonius wildcats

The weekend for so many teams was a real success. The Masonius Belles went undefeated and won their group Championship. This was no surprise and neither was it that U-Conn coach Geno” Auriemma was in attendance watching Faith Masonius. It also was no surprise that everyone was asking about Stella Clark. Stella Clark this side of Kimi Evans could be the most in demand player in the ’17 class. I believe every player on this roster will at some point be a D1 player. This is a very special group from top to bottom.


Lance Miller crew brought a little GOLD HOME

While there not from the Shore, the Team Miller 10th grade team, won their Bracket at Spooky Nook. Team Miller is just stacked folks. Diamond Miller is a high major player and Alexis Adman’s and Nicole Johnson are two of the best sophomores in the state period. Lance Miller really doesn’t get enough credit for what he is doing for his group of girls. They win games, get exposure and they develop every year. This is a very special group that is going to be see hoops come July.


No surprise Chambers took on the best competition

Across the board it was a great weekend for so many teams. As usually Beth Chambers Jersey Shore Elite crew decided to play in the toughness bracket at Boo Williams. The Chambers Gold Team crew went 2-1 playing in the toughest backet Miss Chambers could find. The JSE Black went 1-2 while playing in the same bracket as eventual champs Masonious Belles. Both of these teams will be much better in 2 months. Unfortunately both teams only played 3 games all weekend.


The Allen Shore Shots are becoming a story like it’s Backcourt

Once again the Allen Shore Shots playing U16 went 4-1 and once again the backcourt of Schrivers and Moore had coaches buzzing. This backcourt is becoming something everyone is talking about for good reason. But the biggest surprise had to be Howell’s Rachel Garzolla who averaged over 12 points a game this weekend. This group has had a great spring and folks and come July could be one of the best stories of the year.



Every player on Martorelli’s team is a program kid!

The Martorelli Hawks were in North Carolina and played monster competition. They finished 3-1 without Dezzy Allen and lost to the eventual champion, who by the way was loaded with SEC talent. This crew is one group that has a great upside. They play hard and as a group while playing the right way. While they may be disappointed about not winning a championship, keep in mind the level of competition this group played all weekend….CHRISTINA DICINDIO HAD A BIRTHDAY AS WELL!


Rose Caverly stole the show

The Caverly Hawks/Lighting went 4-1 while playing up at U16. The 10th grade crew proved they can play at a very competitive. Rose Caverly was in the words of one D1 college coach was “putting on a show” this group come July is going to be on everyone list of must see teams. Mack, Board and Volpe are all talented kids. The April period was a great introduction for this team.


The Central Jersey/Lighting Laux made it to the Championship game of the Joe Smith bracket. They lost in the final but yet again prove they are a special group. This group is made up of the current St. Rose  high school team…meaning D1 players up and down the roster. They are also pretty good dancers, who know how to have a good time…check it out!

The Jersey Starz are the most talented 9th grade team by a long shot in the entire state. They have 3 of the best freshman in the shore. They also have one of the best 8th graders in the state. This group top to bottom is ridiculous and without a doubt one of the best young groups we have seen in years. They went 2-2 and challenged themselves by playing maybe the best competition they will see all year. They lost to the Champions by 6 points. Coaches come July  will following them like rock stars.



More on this future D1 player(RYAN WEISE) and teammates tomorrow

Finally the Coyle Cardinals finished 3-1 for the weekend. This group is sooo special and remember always play the best competition while playing up. I will have a spotlight out on this group later today or tomorrow am…. This is a dream group.




Cg1B0mgW4AAQSjT #13 Danielle Jordan

Danielle Jordan was once considered one of the best incoming freshman in New Jersey a few years back. She has spent the last 2 years at St. Rose learning the system and trying to break into the lineup. I believe confidence is everything when it comes to using your god given talent. I also believe over the last 2 years this young lady has lost a little of that confidence. But this weekend we saw some real flashes that Danielle Jordan just may live up to those expectations. In a semi-Final game she had 4 threes and 16 points. Then in the championship game, she had 19 points against the Masonious Belles who are just loaded with D1 players. It’s great to see a young lady smiling and more importantly not giving up on her dreams. I expect we are going to hear much more about Miss Jordan in the coming months…why? “Tiny, saw Danielle Jordan is that the kid, who use to attend NBS? She played very well” Danielle Jordan is going to remind us all of how great she can be again….congrats girl and keep smiling, we knew it was just a matter of time!




Many juniors without offers will go into panic mode. They need not… but they will, it happens every year. Many players with offers will now have to make some real decisions. Do they want to wait and enjoy the process? Do they want to verbal with a school? Will a school let them wait? Do they accept a scholarship because they have few choices. These are all tough decisions.

Here’s  what I believe,  first if you are a player that a school can find in other places. You have your wall against the wall. Some coaches think a bird in the hand is worth more than a bird in the bush. If you are top player at your position and hard to find. Maybe your waiting period is longer. If you are a junior without a offer here is the best advice your going to get. FIND OUT WHY AND ADDRESS THE ISSUES. I have never in all my years seen so many D1 players on the fence refusing to change their approach, it’s flat out sad and disappointing. But I will tell every kid…this is not panic time….LIVE IN THE GYM AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN GAMES OR AAU PRACTICES 5 DAYS A WEEK!….GOOD LUCK TO ALL OVER THE NEXT 2 MONTHS.



POINT GUARD SCHOOL TODAY AT HOOP GROUP ..4.30 sign up at the door



COLLEGE COACHES HEADS UP COME WEDNESDAY…TOP IMPACT 8th graders….we all know the kids who make this list are future D1 locks….

FABThis 8th grader who will be attending RBC will  make the list….shot 90 minutes on Saturday and backed it up with 2 hours of shooting on SUNDAY….#gymrat

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of