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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.)

GAME SCHEDULE:

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)

NOTABLE PLAYERS:

 

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Rawle Alkins

Word of God

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Sacred Heart

(Auburn)

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Sacha Killeya-Jones

Virginia Episcopal

(Kentucky)

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Ty Jerome

Iona Prep

(Virginia)

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Matthew Moyer

South Kent

(Syracuse)

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Josh Hall

Genesis Academy

(Nevada)

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Alani Moore

Friendship Collegiate

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Archbishop Stepinac

(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!!

11 BAB PLAYERS IN 2017 NBA PLAYOFFS

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Category: High School Invitational
Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 Written by Big Apple Basketball

Isaiah Thomas WikiNew York, NY - As the NBA Playoffs are in full swing, we'd like to feature 11 NBA players, in this season's playoffs, who played with Big Apple Basketball and participated in Big Apple Basketball programs. Below are the players in alphabetical order.

Steven Adams - is a center with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Prior to playing at the University of Pittsburgh, Adams played in the 2012 BAB Invitational in only his second game in the U.S. after coming from New Zealand. He led Notre Dame Prep to a 79-72 victory over St. Thomas More and in only 22 minutes he shot 7-for-9 from the field and finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. He was named 1st Team All-Tournament.

 

Michael Beasley - is a forward with the Milwaukee Bucks. The former Kansas State All-American played in the 2007 BAB Invitational during his senior year of high school at Notre Dame Prep from Massachusetts. At the time he was considered by many to be the #1 player in the country and didn't disappoint when he came to New York City. He finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 22 minutes in a victory over Laurinburg Prep from North Carolina.

 

Rakeem Christmas - is a forward with the Indiana Pacers. The former Syracuse Orangemen played in the 2010 BAB Invitational during his junior year of high school at Academy of the New Church from Philadelphia. He was named Honorable Mention All-Tournament after finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds in an 85-70 victory over Impact Academy from Las Vegas.

 

Danny Green - is a veteran guard with the San Antonio Spurs and won a national championship while at the University of North Carolina. He played in the 2005 BAB Invitational with St. Mary's High School and was coached by current Iona coach, Tim Cluess. Green was the first of several McDonald's All-Americans to participate in the Big Apple Basketball Invitational.  He posted 17 points and five blocks in a 62-60 victory over Paterson Catholic in the 2nd Annual BAB Invitational. During that season St. Mary's was also ranked #1 nationally by USA Today.

 

Maurice Harkless - The Queens product is a forward with the Portland Trailblazers. He played one year of college basketball at St. Johns after a standout high school career at Forest Hills and South Kent. Harkless received the Sportsmanship award after posting 14 points, five rebounds, and four blocks in the 2009 BAB Challenge in a 67-53 loss to Holy Cross as a sophomore. During his senior campaign he was named Honorable Mention All-Tournament in the 2011 BAB Invitational after suffering a loss to Notre Dame Prep.

 

David Lee - is a veteran forward with the San Antonio Spurs. The former University of Florida standout played w/ Big Apple Basketball in the Nike Pro City summer league in 2013 while he was a member of the Golden State Warriors. Lee chipped in 18 points, and set a BAB Pro Summer Team record with 15 rebounds.  

 

Thon Maker - is a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks. Maker played in the 2015 BAB Invitational with Orangeville Prep - Athlete Institute from Canada. They suffered a 66-64 loss to Phelps School. Maker totaled 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists. He also starred on the same team w/ current Denver Nuggets guard, Jamal Murray. 

 

Markieff Morris - is a forward with the Washington Wizards. The former Kansas Jayhawks standout played in the 2008 BAB Invitational during his postgraduate year of high school at Apex Academy in New Jersey. He was named 1st Team All-Tournament after leading Apex to a win over the Hun School and totaling 24 points, 15 rebounds on 9-for-12 FG shooting.

 

Isaiah Thomas (pictured) - is one of the most fearless and prolific scoring guards in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. The former University of Washington star played in the 2007 BAB Invitational during his junior year of high school at South Kent from Connecticut. He was named 2nd Team All-Tournament after South Kent lost in overtime to St. Benedict's Prep. He posted 29 points and five assists.

 

Wayne Selden - is a rookie with the Memphis Grizzlies. The former Kansas Jayhawks standout played w/ Big Apple Basketball in the Nike Pro City summer league in 2012 prior to his senior year of high school. Selden provided good minutes for BAB as he posted 15 points in 33 minutes. At the time he said, "It was a real good experience. It was another level of basketball." 

 

Lance Stephenson - the Brooklyn native is in his second stint with the Indiana Pacers. He played one year of college basketball for the Cincinnati Bearcats after starring in high school at Abraham Lincoln. Stephenson played in the 2006 BAB Challenge and suffered a 73-66 loss to Christ The King as a sophomore. In his senior campaign during 2009 he played in the BABInvitational versus Jamesville Dewitt. He was named 2nd Team All-Tournament after posting 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists & four steals in a 75-63 loss.

 

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