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High School Invitational
The Big Apple Basketball H.S. Invitational is a two-day event to showcase elite high school basketball teams in the NYC metro area, as well as nationwide. The 13th Annual, 2016 event features All-American high school players who have committed to attend notable colleges, including Kentucky, Auburn, Virginia, Syracuse, and Indiana, along with many of the nations top juniors and underclassmen.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 & MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016 @ Baruch College, NYC (corner of E. 24th St. & Lexington Ave.)
Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ Baruch College, NYC
Archbishop Stepinac (NY) def. Gilman (MD), 60-49
MVP - Jordan Tucker (Stepinac), 25pts, 10rebs, 4asts, 10-10 FT
Sportsmanship - Thomas Booker (Gilman), 11pts, 13rebs, 2stls
Academic Achievement - Aundre Hyatt (Stepinac) and Thomas Booker (Gilman)
Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA) def. Virginia Episcopal (VA), 76-66
MVP - AJ Brodeur (NMH), 21pts, 10 rebs, 2blks
Sportsmanship - Justice Kithcart (VES), 22pts, 9rebs, 6asts
Academic Achievement - AJ Brodeur (NMH) and Adnan Arslangic (VES)
Bullis (MD) def. Iona Prep (NY), 51-44
MVP - Mickey Bell (Bullis), 14pts, 8rebs
Sportsmanship - Josh Alexander (Iona Prep), 11pts, 4rebs
Academic Achievement - Ty Jerome (Iona Prep)
Benjamin Cardozo (Queens) def. Friendship Charter (DC), 70-52
MVP - Rashond Salnave (Cardozo), 23pts, 8rebs, 5asts, 10-11 FT
Sportsmanship - Alani Moore (Friendship), 14pts, 8asts, 4rebs, 2stls
Academic Achievement - Tareq Coburn (Cardozo) and Quavon Blackwood (Friendship)
Genesis (VA) def. Word of God (NC), 86-78
MVP - Jahnathan Maxwell (Genesis), 27pts, 13rebs, 2asts
Sportsmanship - Rawle Alkins (Word of God), 24pts, 10rebs
Monday, January 18, 2016 @ Baruch College, NYC
Queens HS of Teaching (NY) def. Friends (MD), 72-53
MVP – Christopher Kelly (QHST), 13pts, 8rebs, 8asts, 6stls, 4blks
Sportsmanship – Jihar Williams (Friends), 15pts, 7rebs, 2stls, 4-5 FT
Academic Achievement – Colby Simpson (QHST) and Rossano Jones (Friends)
Notre Dame Prep (MA) def. Genesis (VA), 63-52
MVP – Caleb Smith (NDP), 18pts, 3rebs, 3asts, 2stls, 4-4 FT
Sportsmanship – Josh Hall (Genesis), 20pts, 9rebs, 3asts
Academic Achievement – Tyson Batiste (NDP) and Ali Mansour (Genesis)
South Kent (CT) def. Word of God (NC), 87-80
MVP – Myles Powell (South Kent), 26pts, 4rebs, 3asts
Sportsmanship – Blake Harris (WOG), 23pts, 3rebs, 2stls, 9-9 FT
Academic Achievement – Loren Bell (South Kent) and Jaylen Fornes (WOG)
Long Island Lutheran (NY) def. Sacred Heart (CT), 73-72
MVP – Devonte Green (LUHI), 39pts, 5rebs, 2stls
Sportsmanship – Mustapha Heron (Sacred Heart), 41pts, 13rebs, 12-12 FT
Academic Achievement – Junior Graham (LUHI) and Gianni Perotti (Sacred Heart)
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Word of God
(Top 10 Senior Nationally)
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(Top 40 Junior Nationally)
OTHER NOTABLE PLAYERS: Travis Atson, Notre Dame Prep (Tulsa); Chris Baldwin, Notre Dame Prep (UMass); Mickey Bell, Bullis (Washington); AJ Brodeur, Northfield Mt. Hermon (UPenn); Max Curran, Notre Dame Prep (Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Donald Duncan, Gilman School (Nationally Ranked Junior); Tyler Foster, South Kent '17 (Georgetown); Ryan Gomes, Friends (Mount St. Mary's); Devonte Green, Long Island Lutheran (Indiana); Brison Greshan, Notre Dame Prep (UMass); Blake Harris, Word of God (Top 100 Junior Nationally); Elijah Hughes, South Kent (East Carolina); Peter Kiss, Notre Dame Prep (Quinnipiac); Justice Kithcart, Virginia Episcopal (Pittsburgh); Tomas Murphy, Mt. Herman (Top 80 Junior Nationally); Myles Powell, South Kent (Seton Hall); Rashond Salnave, Benjamin Cardozo (Monmouth); Adam Sledd, Virginia Episcopal (Western Carolina); Jatrious Smith, Word of God (Top 80 Junior Nationally); Tremont Waters, South Kent (Top 40 Junior Nationally); Greg Williams, Genesis (Missouri State); Everett Winchester, Gilman (Wright State)
Along w/ many other senior & underclassmen stars!!
Brooklyn, NY - Former Big Apple Basketball Invitational participants, Kris Dunn, Jamal Murray, Thon Maker, Isaiah Whitehead and Isaiah Cousins were selected in the 2016 NBA draft.
Dunn, Murray and Maker were all lottery selections. Dunn was selected #5 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Murray was chosen #7 by the Denver Nuggets, and Maker went at #10 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Whitehead (#42, Utah Jazz, then traded to Brooklyn Nets), and Cousins (#59, Sacramento Kings) were both second round selections.
In the 2012 BAB Invitational, Dunn led New London (CT) to a 80-76 victory over Benjamin Cardozo (NY). He totaled 35 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three blocks, and three steals.
Murray was a participant in the 2015 Big Apple Basketball Invitational and earned 1st Team All-Tournament. He posted 28 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals for Orangeville Prep.
In the same game for Orangeville Prep, the 6'11 Maker finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists in a 66-64 loss to the Phelps School (PA).
Whitehead played in the 2012 BAB Invitational for Abraham Lincoln (NY). He helped lead Lincoln to a 77-42 victory over Robert Vaux (PA). Whitehead finished with 11 points and two assists in 19 minutes of action.
Cousins also participated in the 2012 BAB Invitational. He helped lead Mount Vernon (NY) to a 55-54 victory over South Shore (Brooklyn).