NYC Junior Elite Award Winners and First Team


The 2015 Spring Junior Elite Tour came to a close Tuesday when Hoop Group Skills made their way to Riverbank State Park in New York City for the NYC Junior Elite. The fourth and final stop on the tour once again displayed a deep and talent-rich level of play. However, just like every other stop […]



There will always be debates about who the best players are in Shore Conference history. There always will be debates about who the best teams are in Shore Conference history. There always will be debates about what were the best games and performances are in shore history. But there is one debate that won’t take […]

Basketball Instruction: Full Court Dribbling

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Hoop Group Skills Director Joe Gutowski takes us through a full court dribbling drill at the NYC Junior Elite. This drill is great for practicing handling pressure in the full court, and then finishing at the other end by attacking the hoop to score. Watch now!

Hoop Group Alumni in College Division 2 Final Four 2015

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“Dreams Do Come True” Many Hoop Group alum have succeeded at many different levels, from the NBA, Division 1 as well as small colleges and in high school. On this page we look at some of the Hoop Group alumni succeeding at the college level. Over 25% of the student athletes players playing on the […]

Metro Academic Elite Player Report Cards


Third stop on the Hoop Group Top 100 tour was at Kean University. This showcase was unique from all our others, as it brought some of the best and brightest students onto the hardwood. Here are the player reports for every player at the showcase:

2015 Garden State Tournament Recap

Boys Garden State: Monroe won the Boys Garden State Championship, defeating Hackensack by a score of 49-44 in the championship. Monroe was able to use a balanced offensive attack throughout the tournament. Michael Kides was the tournament MVP after demonstrating his offensive versatility and relentlessness on the glass. Kides had the hot hand from deep, […]



Six years ago we started a little thing called Girls Academic Elite. That first year with the help of the Central Jersey Hawks Chambers team it was a success. That entire hawk team of 9 players all were D1 players and would all go on to D1 schools. But most importantly those girls drove college coaches to […]


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The Hoop Group 2014-15 ALL SHORE TEAMS are  a collection of some of the best talent in New Jersey.  All together we have an MacDonald All American, Kerwin Award winner, the 2014 Hoop Group Player of the year. It includes a record breaking three point shooter. Finally our ALL SHORE TEAMS has two of the best sophomores, on the east coast. The talent in […]

Philadelphia Top 100 Player Reports


Hoop Group Elite made a stop in the City of Brotherly Love Wednesday night for the second stop on the Top 100 Tour. This showcase featured a lot of unsigned seniors, but also had some of the up and coming studs in the area. Below is the report on every player at the event, but […]

2015 Touranment of Champions: Full Recap