Back in the Boogie Down Bronx, home of many cool and interesting things, including the birthplace of hip hop, backdrop for many Hollywood movies, the botanical gardens, the Bronx Zoo and of course Fordham University which hosts Five-Star Basketballs June 19-22 camp.
Fordham Facts:Fordham University is an independent university in the Jesuit tradition. It was established in 1841 as St. John’s College by the Right Rev. John Hughes, Coadjutor-Bishop (later Archbishop) of New York, on old Rose Hill Manor in the village of Fordham, then part of Westchester County. The name Fordham is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words “ford” and “ham,” meaning a wading place or ford by a settlement. Rose Hill is the name given to the site in 1787 by Robert Watts, a wealthy New York merchant, in honor of his family’s ancestral home of the same name in Scotland. The College, which opened with a student body of six, was originally staffed by diocesan clergy. In 1846, the year the New York State Legislature granted the College a charter, Bishop Hughes recruited five French Jesuits from St. Mary’s College in Kentucky and other communities, and the Society of Jesus then assumed the administration of the College. The name was officially changed to Fordham University in 1907. In 1969 the Board of Trustees was reorganized to include a majority of non-clergy members.
Five-Stars Tony Bergeron works out several pro and college players during a demonstration for the campers today.
Here he addresses the campers prior to the workout(below):