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High School Challenge

The Big Apple Basketball Challenge is a basketball event to showcase the top high school public league and catholic league teams.  The BAB Challenge is designed to show the supremacy of New York City’s public or catholic leagues on the basketball court.  The games are played at a very high level with bragging rights at stake. The 9th Annual, 2015 BAB Challenge will feature eight of the top New York City boys’ public and catholic high school teams.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 @ Baruch College, NYC

Molloy (CHSAA-Queens) def. Boys and Girls (PSAL-Brooklyn), 63-57
MVP - Issac Grant (Molloy), 22pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts
Sportsmanship - Gianni Ford (Boys and Girls), 21pts
Academic Achievement - Justin Cole (Molloy), Alec Jones (Boys and Girls)
Scanlan (CHSAA-Bronx) def. Thurgood Marshall (PSAL-Manhattan), 78-63
MVP - George Pena (Scanlan), 23pts, 4 stls, 4 rebs
Sportsmanship - Jalin Suber (TMA), 13pts
Academic Achievement - Danny Dacosta (Scanlan), Shavon John (TMA)
Jefferson (PSAL-Brooklyn) def. Hayes (CHSAA-Bronx) 75-74
MVP - Shamorie Ponds (Jefferson), 26pts, 8 rebs, 3 stls
Sportsmanship - Clive Allen (Hayes), 23pts, 3 asts
Academic Achievement - Jamari Lewis (Jefferson), Ishmael Massoud (Hayes)
Iona Prep (CHSAA-New Rochelle) def. Wings (PSAL-Bronx), 78-66
MVP - Ty Jerome (Iona Prep), 14pts, 10 rebs, 8 asts, 4 stls
Sportsmanship - Kevin Saylor (Wings), 20pts, 6rebs, 2stls
Academic Achievement - Ty Jerome (Iona Prep), Mouhamaou Diawara (Wings)

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SPENCER ROSS INDUCTED INTO NYS BASEBALL HOF

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Published on Sunday, 01 November 2015 Written by Big Apple Basketball

spencer baseball hof babBallston Lake, NY - Big Apple Basketball Public Address Announcer, Spencer Ross will be inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame today.

"It's a wonderful honor to be going into this hall of fame with many members who are already [inducted into] the National Baseball Hall of Fame," said Ross.  "It kind of gives me chills."

Ross will be inducted with other baseball legends, including Ken Singleton (Orioles, Mets, Expos player and current Yankee announcer), Lee Mazzilli (Mets, Yankees, Rangers), Frank Viola (Twins, Mets, Red Sox) and Tom Browning (Reds).  This will be Ross' third hall of fame induction, including the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and New York State Basketball Hall of Fame.

With the exception of the Mets, Ross has called play-by-play for every professional New York area sports franchise. He has announced for the Yankees, Knicks, Nets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Islanders and Devils. He has also called games for the Boston Celtics and Florida State Seminoles. Ross was the lead play by play announcer for the 1992 USA Olympic Dream Team with Dick Vitale, and has worked nationally for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the NFL on NBC, and Major League Baseball.

Ross is scheduled to be on the sideline again during the 2015-2016 Big Apple Basketball high school events, volunteering his time as a public address announcer.

"Big Apple Basketball has become a part of my life", added Ross.  "I look forward every year to helping these student-athletes take the next step forward in their educational and athletic experience.  I know how much it means to them to have these opportunities because of Big Apple Basketball."

"We are lucky to have someone of Spencer's stature assist our program," said BAB President, Jason Curry.  "He brings a high degree of professionalism and wisdom that has been beneficial to anyone who has crossed paths with him at our events."

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