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.
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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New York, NY - After a four year absence, Big Apple Basketball will host the Ninth Annual Big Apple Basketball Challenge in New York City on Sunday, December 6 at Baruch College.
The challenge, which will feature eight of New York City’s top PSAL and CHSAA teams, is an event designed to show the supremacy of New York City’s PSAL or CHSAA league on the basketball court.
The challenge will feature PSAL schools Thomas Jefferson, Wings, Thurgood Marshall, and Boys and Girls, along with CHSAA schools, Iona Prep, Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop Molloy and Monsignor Scanlan.
“It’s a great experience and people want to see these matchups,” said Thomas Jefferson Head Coach, Lawrence Pollard (pictured). This will be his seventh year participating in the event with Jefferson, compiling a 3-3 series record versus the catholic schools. “You get the best of the best on a neutral college court, in front of college coaches.”
Notable players include: Thomas Jefferson senior, Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s); Iona Prep senior, Ty Jerome (Virginia); Cardinal Hayes senior, Clive Allen; Wings senior, Jose Perez; and Archbishop Molloy freshman, Cole Anthony (son of former NBA player, Greg Anthony).
“We’re just very happy to be able to bring back a very important event to New York City high school basketball,” said Big Apple Basketball President, Jason Curry. “The concept is unique and from 2004-2011, it featured all of the best boys basketball players our city had to offer.”
Former event standouts include: Kemba Walker (Rice/Charlotte Hornets); Lance Stephenson (Abraham Lincoln/Los Angeles Clippers); Charles Jenkins (Springfield Gardens/Hofstra); Devin Ebanks (Bishop Loughlin/West Virginia); and Sylven Landesberg (Holy Cross/Virginia).
The CHSAA holds a 40-22 series edge, with both leagues splitting four games in 2011.
Founded in 1999, Big Apple Basketball provides exposure and assists young people in their athletic, educational, professional, and life skill development, while providing family and community focused programs and events.
12pm – Boys and Girls (PSAL-Brooklyn) vs. Archbishop Molloy (CHSAA-Queens)
2pm – Thurgood Marshall (PSAL-Manhattan) vs. Monsignor Scanlan (CHSAA-Bronx)
4pm – Thomas Jefferson (PSAL-Brooklyn) vs. Cardinal Hayes (CHSAA-Bronx)
6pm – Wings (PSAL-Bronx) vs. Iona Prep (CHSAA-New Rochelle)
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