Spring Tip Off, Spring Jr Jam Fest LIVE Blog

Manheim, PA– The last time we were at Spooky Nook, the action was LIVE. How will it fair in our first pre-live event? We’re about to find out. The Spring Tip Off and Spring Junior Jam Fest LIVE Blog is now open.

Sunday, April 10th

5:25 pm

Our Spring Jr Jam Fest champions have be named! You can see their championship photos on our Twitter feed. For now, the Spring Tip Off and Spring Junior Jam Fest have come to an end. Thank you everyone for following along!

4:36 pm
2 more champions crowned! After a technical free throw late gives We R 1 the lead, they hold on to top Philly Pride in the 16U game. The 17U was an overtime thriller between Philly Pride and the NY Ionians. The Ionians completed a great run and won the title. Congrats to both teams!


2:57 pm
Now our championship games are getting into full swing. Three now, four more to follow.

2:35 pm
Team Rio 12U is heading to the championship, where York Ballers await. Rio looks like the favorite after a dominant weekend thus far.

1:36 pm
Our first champion is crowned! Team Philly wins the 15U trophy.

1:13 pm
Basketball runs in the Ochefu blood. After older brother Daniel, another Hoop Group alum, won the National Championship with Villanova monday, Anthony Ochefu looks to start this spring with a trophy of his own with Team Philly

12:36 pm
We R 1 is heading to the 16U championship in dramatic fashion!

12:07 pm
Semifinals are underway. 16 and 14U looking to play for a title

10:59 am
Young guys are up early and ballin’ this morning! The Spring Junior Jam Fest will crown four champions as well!

10:04 am

It’s always a fun time when you can win a championship!

9:02 am

Championship Sunday is underway here at Spooky Nook. What a start to the morning, four 16U 2-0 teams are looking to punch their ticket to the Final Four. let’s get started!

Saturday, April 9th

9:30 am

10:50 am
First set of game sets done. We’ve seen some close games and noteworthy performances. Be sure to check out our Hoop Group Alliance Twitter account for updates on our Alliance teams!

11:37 pm
Love to have a program like the PA Rens come compete in our Jam Fests. Top notch from older ages down to the younger.





12:04 pm
Imhotep’s Koby Thomas is a known name in Philly, soon to be known among the NorthEast. Offered by Coppin State, Chattanooga and Hampton so far.

12:46 pm
Gill St. Bernard coach Mergin Sina coaching the Hoop Heaven Elite junior teams this weekend. Great chance for younger players to learn from one of the best high school coaches in New Jersey

1:34 pm
Stan Scott, from Williamsburg, PA, has some serious ups!

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2:27 pm
The York Raiders have a very strong youth program. Saw them at the Turkey Tip Off in November, and back playing well in the Spring Jr Jam Fest

3:06 pm

With Khalif Battle and Rodrique Massanet on the floor, Sports U’s 15s are a favorite this weekend. Look out for them!

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3:42 pm

May not be live period for Division 1 coaches, but a lot of good D-3 schools are out recruiting

4:09 pm
No real surprise here, Team Philly clubs are 2-0 heading into Championship Sunday

5:21 pm
15U Team Rio National is one of the most talented teams in the country in it’s age. They just won handily in a 17U contest, future STARS on their roster.

6:50 pm
We R1 is known for their great AAU teams, their 15 and 16u teams are showing very talented post players here tonight!

7:40 pm

David Beatty helped 17U Philly Pride go 2-0 on the day. The 2017 guard should have a very good season on the Under Armour Association circuit. Currently has offers from St. Joe’s, Siena, Miami, Penn State, Memphis, La Salle, Iona, Kansas State, VCU and Seton Hall.


8:37 pm
Central PA Elite moves on in the 12U bracket! #SpringJrJamFest

9:08 pm
Our night closes out with some big time talent! The New York Ioanians showed their talent and topped the NJ Roadrunners in a good one!

9:13 pm
Day 1 of the Spring Tip off and Spring Junior Jam Fest has come to a close. A great day of basketball from a wide age group of teams. This doesn’t feel like a “warm up” event anymore. The AAU season is here! For full recap you can check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ll see you tomorrow!

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