Get To Know The HGSL: York Ballers

Social Media Handle: @yorkballers

Coach: Pat McGlynn and Justin Seitz

Notable alumni:
Jalen Gabbidon (Yale)
Four McGlynn (Rhode Island)
Donovon Jack (Penn State)
Steve Zack (Lasalle)
Mike Zangari (ECU)
Mandell Thomas (Fordham)
Austin Tillotson (Colgate)
Andrew Nicholas (Monmouth)
Ryan Hill (Bucknell)
Dominic Antonelli (Navy)
Trenity Burdine (Siena)
Donyell Marshall (Conn State)
Joey Wallace (Southern Conn State)
Desi Washington (St. Peters)
Antonio Rizzuto (Albany)
Melik Martin (Monmouth)

Key players:
Zack Sabol
Keith Davis
Logan Collins
Casey Jack
Jalen Gorham
Brandon McGlynn

Team analysis: The York Ballers have built a impressive program full of student-athletes that attract college coaches from every level. Program director/17’s coach Pat McGlynn has built a program that with the combination of high level talent, toughness, and smart play expects to win at every major tournament.

This years team has nice depth and a cast of players with D1 potential. Zack Sabol has interests from American East, NEC and Patriot schools. Keith Davis is gaining traction as well with Patriot schools. Casey Jack has nabbed the attention of NEC and Patriot schools. Jalen Gorham has the Ivy schools courting him. Brandon McGlynn has D2 offers but has D1 potential.

Stat to know: Indiana commit Jake Forrester is an alumni to the York Ballers.

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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.