Category: Pages Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 Written by Big Apple Basketball
'I wanted to thank Jason Curry and his Big Apple Basketball staff for putting on a great basketball skills clinic at Tilden High this week. Jason and his hard working staff gave our "kids' a lesson on how hard you have to work to be a successful high school, college or pro player. His drills and skill work are second to none, his passion and love for the "kids" is great to see. Jason is a young man who clearly is a positive role model for all of our student athletes . I look forward to having all of our players work with Jason in the future.'
-Eric "Rock" Eisenberg, Tilden H.S. Athletic Director/Basketball Coach
"Participating in the BAB exposure games was a great experience. Coming from a small alternative school in East Brooklyn, I didn't have many coaches calling. It was a great feeling to see the phone calls and letters of interest from all of the coaches who were interested in my game. I am now attending Brooklyn College looking to make a lot of noise in the CUNY league and in the classroom so look out!
Besides the exposure I took more importantly the experience of becoming a better basketball player. I found it very interesting to see the time, effort and money Jason Curry puts into this event that is meant to give us options as an athlete and in life.
Thanks Jason and staff for everything you guys have done for me."
- Omar Farag, Scholarship Games Participant
"I participated in the Scholarship Games and because of that game I ended up at Alfred State College. I led the team in scoring (15 Ppg), assists (5 Apg), was second in rebounds (6 Rpg) and helped lead the team to the playoffs.
The first semester I had a 3.3 and this semester I'm on pace to get over a 3.0. I think this was one of the best choices that I've ever made because its opening many doors for me, and I'm also meeting many new people.
Is there anything that I can do to help out Big Apple Basketball the way it helped me?"
-Damian Hyman, Scholarship Games Participant
"I was a participant in the BAB Scholarship Games. I just wanted to first thank you for the huge opportunity you gave me. If it wasn't for BAB I definitely wouldn't be where I am right now. After the game last year, I started to receive a couple of calls from college coaches, and I ended up at Manhattanville College, with two other participants from last year. I saw some significant playing time this year, and had a pretty successful season considering I got no playing time during my high school varsity career. I truly felt the need to thank you and the rest of the coaches at BAB for this.
I was also wondering if there is anything I can do to help out in any way, and either volunteer or work for BAB. I know the tryouts are coming up again and if you need any extra help, feel free to call or email me. Thanks."
-Michael Panella, Scholarship Games Participant
"It's always been a dream of mine to be a college coach. None of this would have been possible without Big Apple Basketball giving me the opportunity to coach and work with kids."
-Cory Semper, Head Boys Basketball Coach/Bayside High School
"We teach our children through creative commitment in our work, and by example. The staff at Big Apple Basketball is doing just that!"
-Karen Gorney, Parent
"BAB cares about all the athletes and puts the interest of the 'student-athlete' first. As a college coach I couldn’t ask for a better recruiting tool."
-Paul Culpo, Head Coach/Hartwick College
"Big Apple Basketball, Inc. is an excellent venue for coaches who are looking to identify student athletes who can be solid contributors academically and athletically in their programs."
-Charles Marquardt, Head Men's Basketball Coach/Molloy College
"Big Apple Basketball (BAB) has helped me mature as a basketball player as well as a young man. BAB has provided me with opportunities to give back to prospective student-athletes. I would like to say thanks Big Apple Basketball for being there for me and giving me the opportunity to shine."
-JaJa Bey, semi-pro player and member of Big Apple Basketball Men's Touring Team
" It was my pleasure to donate to Big Apple Basketball. Sports is one of the best ways to reach our youth. I feel that sports teaches discipline, patience, and the lesson that hard work will eventually pay off. There is a great need for programs like yours, that emphasize education and explains to our young folks that sports is just a vehicle to get to a destination."
-Terry Archer, Parent
"During this past year I was part of the Scholarship Games...I wanted to thank you again for everything. Hopefully in the future I would like to give something back to Big Apple Basketball. Thank u very much again."
-Jason Cardez, Christ the King H.S./ Mt. St. Mary College
"It's great to know that there are outlets for guys to fulfill their dreams in the
sport they love and grew up on. Keep up the good work."
-Greg Marius, CEO - Entertainers Basketball Classic
"I thought your workout was great. Providing coaches with player profiles, including grades and contact info, was invaluable in our recruiting process."
-Brock Erickson, Assistant Coach/College of Eastern Utah
"I just had the pleasure of looking at your website and it is very impressive. It's nice to see some former metro players create an organization that is long overdue for student-athletes."
-Shavon Glover, Varsity Girls Head Coach/Manhattan Center H.S. for Science and Math
"I want to let you know how impressed I was with your event this past weekend - 1st Class! Great job!
-Jim Platt, Head Men's Coach, Army Basketball
"I wanted to thank you for helping me with contacts in Los Angeles. It's things like that that can really help someone out in life. Yours in basketball.
-Joss, Community Coach