Archive for August, 2012

Deep in the heart of the greatest city in the world, among the Freedom Tower, Wall Street, South Street Seaport sits Basketball City, the premier basketball  complex and home of the 3rd Annual Five-Star New York Super Session. Some of the regions top talent have come to showcase their skills and improve their game with a series of stations and games.

Basketball City – New York’s premier “state-of-the-art facility” contains seven air-conditioned
basketball courts complete with glass backboards, electronic scoreboards and
first class locker rooms.

Media in the house-

(Below)- Maurice Wingate- Rivals.com

(Below) Tom Konchalski-HSBI Report- “Others tell you where they’ve been. We tell you where they’re going! “— High School Basketball Illustrated mission statement

Players to watch-

(Below)-Luis Rodriguez-2014-SG-6’0-East Longmeadow HS-East Longmeadow,MA

(Below)- Cameron Gregory-2014-F-6’8-St Stephens St Agnes-Alexandria,MD

(Below)- Mike Silverthorn-SG/SF-6’3-Blair Academy-Blairstown,NJ

(Below)- Tremont Waters-2017-G-5’8-Green Farms Academy-New Haven,CT

(Below)- Quincy McKnight-2013-G-6’3-St Josephs HS-Trumbull,CT

(Below)- Angel Rivera-2014-PG-5’9-Hughes HS-Cincinnatti,OH

(Below)- Bryce Aiken-2016-PG-5’7-Pope John HS-Randolf,NJ

(Below)- Kentan Facey-2013-F-6’8-Long Island Lutheran HS-Baldwin,NY

(Below)- Ray Salnave-2016-G-6’0-Cardozo HS-Elmont,NY

(Below)- Temple Gibbs-2015-G-6’1-Seton Hall Prep-NJ

(Below)- Kadian Hall-2013-G-6’2-University HS-CT

(Below)- Connor Jack-2014-F-6’6-Berks Catholic-Merztown,PA

(Below)- Tariq Owens-2014-F-6’8-St Vincent Pallotti HS-Baltimore,MD

(Below)- Terry Larrier-2014-SF-6’8-The Phelps School-Bronx,NY

(Below)- Kahari Beaufort-2014-PG/SG-6’3-Genesis Academy,VA

(Below)- Eddie Pena-2013-PG-5’11-Teaneck HS, NJ

(Below)- Michael Young-2013-SF-6’9-Saint Benedicts HS,NJ

(Below)- Adey Adams-2014-PG-5’11-Williston Northampton-Bronx,NY

(Below)-Unique McLean-2016-PG/SG-6’0-Hoosac HS-Brooklyn,NY

(Below)- Retired Five-Star Co-Founder Howard Garfinkel

(Below)-Mount Vernon HS coach Bob Cimmino talks with three of his players

(Below)- Station pics

(Below)- Fast Break Station pics


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(Below)-Orange All-Stars

(Below)-White All-Stars


(Below)-League Champs-UNC-Coach-Tom Messinger-Players-Idriss Koyate,Armani Moore,Ezra Boynton,Adam Phelps,CJ Flacon,Joshua Porter,Cameron Thompson,Jayden Reeves,Jaylen Ricks and Tremaine Lloyd

(Below)-3on3 Champs-Michael Hardwick,Jaylen Ricks and Muhammed Akhdar

(Below)-Best Playmaker-Cameron Thompson-2018-Queens,NY

(Below)-Best Rebounder-Daquan Campbell-2017-Harlem,NY

(Below)-Mr Hustle-Shamonte Caldwell-2017-East Haven,CT

(Below)-Best Defender-Michael Hardwick-2018-East Hartford,CT

(Below)-Mr Stations-Ezra Boynton-2017-Windham,ME

(Below)-Mr Station 13-Idriss Koyate-2016-Springfield,MA

(Below)-Most Improved-Connor Joy-2017-Greenfield,MA

(Below)-MOP-Cameron Thompson-2018-Queens,NY

(Below)-Playoff MVP-Jayden Reeves-2018-Harlem,NY


(Below)-League Champs-Spurs-Coach-Chenault Terry (Umass-Boston)-Players-Jonathan Perez,Jamir Streeter,Jackson Gates,Jordan Hardwick,Nate Blitz,Marquis Hardwick,Donavan Johnson, Alex Lugo,Matt Acosta, Pedro Marquez,Brian Adams and Aaron Lee

(Below)-Best Rebounder-Davon Streeter

(Below)-Mr Hustle-Jake Canner

(Below)-Best Defender-Leon Henry

6th Man-Pedro Marquez

(Below)-Mr Stations-Kadian Hall & Leon Henry

(Below)-Mr Station 13-Josh McGinn

(Below)-Most Improved-Nate Blitz

(Below)-Orange & White Classic MVP-Kadian Hall

(Below)- Most Promising Prospect-Playoff MVP-Best Playmaker-Jamir Henderson

(Below)-MOP-Jonathan Perez

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Day 4 provided great excitement as Playoffs took center stage.

In the Ivy league, Coach Bunten led Yale to the title over a game Harvard club.  Prince Godwin was too much and contributions came from several sources.

The NCAA took some twists and turns and in the end, Duke’s magical run fell short as Kentucky took the ‘chip for former USAfibre-star camper and counselor Todd Cauthorn.  Taylor Saipe and Nic Molina Scott were key.

In the NBA, the rookie Donyell Marshall and the Sixers shocked the field on it’s way to the title.  Jack Wilson, Wes Bezuidemehost were the difference not to minimize the contributions of Ali Broderick and Tommy Price


Five-Star All-Star Games 2012


NBA All-Star Game


Coach Pete Gillen

Coach Samit Nuruzade


Alex Fernandez

Joey Barra

Ellory Browne

Jack Wilson

Wes Bezuidemehost

Marcus Welsh

Ed Potter

Danny Horta

Joel Josephs

Orange         White


Coach Donyell Marshall


   Coach Marc Stuetal




            Alex Vergara


            Theo Turner


            Darius Innis


          Eddie Matthew


           Ali Broderick


            Zabi Osmani


      Trey Britton-Price


           Karin Darbey


          Thomas Price




NCAA All-Star Game


Coach Todd Cauthorn

Coach Mark Crncich


James Banton

Oliver England

Luke O’Mahony

Rhianna Laing

Curtis Bowry

Rosie Taylor

Micah Savery-Richards

Nic Molina-Scott

Coach Alan Keane

Coach Ben Kirk


Taylor Saipe

Dominic Scott-Robinson

Shanice Turner

Jordie Thomas

Sam Forster

Will Twigg

Jimmy Singh

Natalie Joyce

Orange          White





Ivy League 

Coach Rudy Harriet


Jacob Cauthorn

Dante Bailey

Prince Goodwin

Tim Craven

Luke Grosney

Darrik Harriet

Coach Keith Holubesko


Kane Curtis

Ewan Morrice

Francis Brankin

Martell Elly

Rajan Mahoon

James Thomas


Honorary Player: Jack Simpson


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League play got chippy today as teams started improving and the competitive balance got tighter.

In the NBA, the Sixers fell twice including a tough Situation Tourney defeat by the Heat led by Gulliver Prep’s Manny Bloom who rode Ellory Browne and Theo Turner to grab the overall #2 seed from Donyell Marshall’s club.

Coach Steutel and the Celtics continued strong play to capture the top seed.  Trey Britton Price has provided a spark to go along with the steady play of Ed Potter.

The Spurs ride a little momentum into the playoffs with strong play from Spain’s Alex Vergara, hot shooting Joey Barra and pleasant addition, Kolby Pistak.

In a pivotal game to avoid the dreaded 6th seed, the Lakers, Coach Samit Nurizade outlasted the reeling Thunder.  Darbey, Horta and Devereux were enough to survive 6th man candidate, Eoin O’Neil and the Innis/Matthew duo.

In the NCAA, Coach Alan Keane and Florida lead the pack but following close behind is former Five-Star camper/ turned coach, Todd Cauthorn’s Kentucky Wildcats.  Duke ousted North Carolina in a battle of Tobacco Road giving Coach Barnes his first victory on this side of the Atlantic.

Coach Crinich and Kansas have struggled.  Crinich was defending Ivy league champion promoted to the ultra competitive NCAA.

In the Ivy league, Princeton has established itself as the team to beat.  Standing undefeated but watch out for Harvard, Coach Harriet has explosive guard play and good post presence.

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In a repeat from last years second session at camp, the talent has returned and the competition is tough. Day 2 brought stations and three regular season games. Day 3 started off the same and after lunch the NBA semi final games got started. The Cavs coached by Claude Humphrey (Belchertown HS) grabbed the top seed at 3-1. They are led by Leon Henry from Northampton England and Davon Streeter (Jersey City,NJ).They take on the 4th seed Jazz coached by Mike Hardwick. Kevin Connor’s #2 seed Nets (3-1) are led by 3 point shooting sniper Josh McGinn from Cheshire,England. The #3 seed Spurs(2-2) coached by Chenault Terry(UMass-Boston) are led Jonathan Perez and Jamir Henderson. The Spurs lost at the buzzer to Nets yesterday and this should be a great game.

(Below)-Random game pics

(Below)- Station pics

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Nearly 150 strong travelled from across the UK to Leeds England for our third annual Five-Star Basketball Camp England Edition.

A veteran, US coaching staff complemented a strong base of UK coaching talent.  Five-Star Hall of Famer, Pete Gillen returned to England hoping to lead his Thunder past the Semifinal round where he was beaten last year at the buzzer.

The Thunder have good balance and have started off strong.  Eddie Matthews has continued to elevate his game as the third year camper has done it all.  The Thunder have had their hands full with Coach Marc Steutal and third-year camper, 6-3 Ed Potter.  Potter has displayed an offensive arsenal.

The back-to-back champion, Samit Nurizade, head coach of the Reading Rockets, leads his Lakers.  Spain’s Danny Horta has been a valuable contributor on both ends of the court.  Kayin Darby is penetrating well.  Samit hopes to stay undefeated as he faces the commissioner and major college prospect 6-11 Theo Turner.  Turner has been key for Gulliver Prep’s Manny Bloom, who is hoping to avenge last year’s early exit.  Complementing Turner is versatile Ellery Brown a 6-4 slasher who drives with authority.

The Celtics led by Leeds Met, Paul Hartley, look to push thru after losing in back-to-back years in the Championship.  Explosive point guard, Joey Barra has been the little engine that could.  Facing the Celtics looking to go undefeated is former NBA star and NBDL Coach, Donyell Marshall, who has his Sixers playing well.  The Sixers have a versatile attack led by 6-6 point guard, Jack Walker.  Ollie Broderick has been a pleasant surprise attacking the glass.

At the End of Two Games:

Sixers 2-0

Celtics 1-1

Heat 1-1

Lakers 1-1

Thunder 1-1

Spurs 0-2

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(Below)-Orange All-Stars

Coach-Kevin Conner -Unity College

#32-Brandon Parker-2015-5’7-G-JFK HS-Mahopac,NY

#33-Lonnie Blackwell-2014-5’8-G-Notre Dame-Milford,CT

#34-Ryan Greene-2014-6’0-G-Bronx Science-Bronx,NY

#35-Hawkins French-2015-6’0-G-John Law HS-Milford,CT

#44-Marcus Eley-2013-6’0-G-Phelps HS-Bronx,NY

#45-Chris Baldwin-2015-6’7-F-Springfield Central HS-Springfield,MA

(Below)-White All-Stars

Coach-Shalka Rivera

#20-Stephen Henderson-2014-5’7-G-Pace HS-Manhatten,NY

#21-Jonathan Perez-2013-5’10-G-Lowell HS-Lowell,MA

#23-Ananay Raul-2014-5’9-G-Andover HS-Andover,MA

#32-Jackson Gates-2014-6’3-F-St Pauls-Cambridge,MA

#33-Justin Stewart-2015-5’8-G-Williston-Northhampton Prep-Northhampton,MA

#34-Jake Regula-2014-6’0-G-Cromwell HS-Cromwell,CT

Honarary Alternate-#45- Troy DeCosta-2012-6’4-F-Cambridge Latin-Cambridge,MA


(Below)-Camp Champs- White Team-Coach-Semaj Inge-Players-Amir Spears,Gio Sheppard,Jared Maches, Chris Chapell and Nate Barcus

(Below)-2on2 Champs-Nate Barcus,Jared Maches

(Below)-Best Playmaker-Jalen Reneau-2019-Manhatten,NY

(Below)-Best Rebounder-Chris Sedlak-2016-Goshen,CT

(Below)-Best Defender-Trey Atkins-2019-Manhatten,NY

(Below)-Mr Stations-CJ Mitchell-2020-Windsor,CT

(Below)-Free Throw Champ- Justin Grenier-2019-East Grennwich,CT

(Below)-Playoff MVP-Gio Sheppard-2018-Manhatten,NY

(Below)-MOP-Amir Spears-2019-Hartford,CT


(Below)-League Champs-Cavs-Coach-Kevin Connor-Players-Jonathan Perez,Ananay Raul, Armando Rivera,Jacob Turner,John Atkinson,Mike Warchal,Jackson Gates and Chris Chapell

(Below)-3on3 Champs-Jackson Gates,Brandon Parker & Ananay Raul

(Below)-Situation Tournament Champs-Nets-Coach-Sam Araujo

(Below)-Best Playmaker-Brandon Parker-2015-G-JFK HS-Mahopac,NY

(Below)-Best Rebounder-Matt Turkington-2014-F-Cromwell HS-Cromwell,CT

(Below)-Mr Hustle-Paco Cenci-2015-G-Poly Prep-New York,NY

(Below)-Best Defender-John Daley-2013-G-Laurel Lane HS-Holtsville,NY

(Below)-6th Man-Christian Wright-2017-G-Windsor-Mill MS-Randallstown,MD

(Below)-Mr Stations-Matt Lee-2014-G-Coventry HS-Coventry,RI

(Below)- Most Promising Prospect-Chris Baldwin-2015-F-Springfield Central-Springfield,MA

(Below)-Playoff MVP (35pts,19rebs,3asst)-Orange & White Classic MVP (34pts,8rebs)-MOP-Jonathan Perez-2013-5’10-G-Lowell HS-Lowell,MA

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