’17 NJ Hoops Verbals (updated 9/22/17)

Boston University Tenisha Pressley Glouchester Catholic
Bryant Hannah Scanlan Rumson-Fair Haven
Canisius Danielle Sanderlin Glouchester Catholic
Dominican Riley Kehoe St. John Vianney
FDU – Teaneck Madison Stanley Rutgers Prep
George Mason Danielle Deoul Immaculate concept – lodi
Hartford Elizabeth Garcia Holy Angels
Hartford Courtney Dobryznki St. John Vianney
Howard Jayla Thornton Shabazz
James Madison Bre Bellerand Immaculate Conception – Lodi
Loyola Izzy Therien Cherokee
Manhattan Alex Pendergrass St. Rose
Marist Allie Best Voorhess
Massachusetts @ Lowell Jen Louro St. Rose
NJIT Ellyn Stoll St. Rose
NJIT Dezzy Allen Neptune
Northeastern Jazmine Watson West Windsor Plainsboro
Northeastern Stella Clark Manasquan
Penn Christina Dicindio West Windsor Plainsboro
Penn Katie Kinum New Providence
Rhode Island Mia Moffitt St. Anthony’s (NY)
Sacred Heart Olivia Dabney Rutgers Prep
Seton Hall Kimmie Evans St. John Vianney
St. Bonaventure Emily Calabrese Ramapo
St. Francis, NY Ally Lassen Point Boro
St. Johns Qadashah Hoppie Patrick School
Temple Tajae Stephenson Paterson Kenndy
UMBC Natalia Louhisdon South Brunswick
UMBC Jannea Summers Bound Brook
UMBC Melody Van Ness Sommerville
Vermont Josie Larkins Red Bank Catholic
Wagner Addie Masonius Manasquan
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Class of ’17 NJ Girls Hoops Signings To Date (9/16/17)

NJ. Girls Hoops College Signings ’17 NAME 09/16/16 High School
(Please email me any updates dprown@comcast.net)      
       
Bryant Hannah Scanlan   Rumson-Fair Haven
Canisius Danielle Sanderlin   Glouchester Catholic
FDU – Teaneck Madison Stanley   Rutgers Prep
George Mason Danielle Deoul   Immaculate concept – lodi
Hartford Elizabeth Garcia   Holy Angels
Hartford Courtney Dobryznki   St. John Vianney
Loyola Izzy Therien   Cherokee
Manhattan Alex Pendergrass   St. Rose
Massachusetts @ Lowell Jen Louro   St. Rose
Monmouth Lucy Thomas   St. Rose ’18
NJIT Ellyn Stoll   St. Rose
NJIT Dezzy Allen   Neptune
Northeastern “erin” Watson   West Windsor Plainsboro
Northeastern Stella Clark   Manasquan
Penn Christina Dicindio   West Windsor Plainsboro
Penn Katie Kinum   New Providence
Rhode Island Mia Moffitt   St. Anthony’s (NY)
Sacred Heart Olivia Dabney   Rutgers Prep
Seton Hall Kimmie Evans   St. John Vianney
St. Bonaventure Emily Calabrese   Ramapo
St. Francis, NY Ally Lassen   Point Boro
St. Josephs Loving Marsicano 18 St. Rose
St. Johns Qadashah Hoppie   Patrick School
Temple Tajae Stephenson   Paterson ….
Uconn Audra Espinoza Hunter   Ossining (Blair)
UMBC Natalia Louhisdon   South Brunswick
Vermont Josie Larkins   Red Bank Catholic
Wagner Addie Masonius   Manasquan
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Nominate NJ Hoops Girls 4 M.A.A. Game

This Weekcrl940muiayra9k This week kicks off the 3 month Nomination process for the McDonalds
All American team. PLEASE NOTE that the nomination process is 9/6/16 –
12/1/16 – that’s it folks. FYI – School Principals, Coaches & Athletic
Directors make the Nominations.

Last year we had and EMBARRASSING low # of seven (7) girls nominated
for the entire New Jersey state NOMINATED while the there was 39 on the boys
site.

Folks (players and parents included – if you know of a Star
Senior player, start the process with your AD/Coach or Principal).

More information attached in Press Release (please note a typo – the game
will be played on March 29th, 2017 (not 16).

PLEASE GO THRU THE PROCESS AND TRY… All 50 states go thru the same
process individually. Let’s go JERSEY GIRLS

thanks

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Updated No boys Allowed Schedule

Because there are less teams in the 2016 version of the awesome No Boys Allowed  Late Summer/Early fall NJ Girls HS team league (renovations going on at one of the 2 normal venues, the # of teams selected had to be reduced.  As a result, the league is dominated by premiere NJ teams and hence very competitive match ups are the norm which is a total win-win.

  1. ATTACHED IS THE “UPDATED” SCHEDULE”

 

all games are  at the Miller Center,  163
First St. Elizabeth (Free on street parking). Hence
to keep within the 6 week (2 games a week), 12 game
regular season template plus play offs.

2. – There is a Fantastic Free Spray Park right next to the gym that is open till 7pm during the week and 11am-7pm on Saturday

3. The Patrick School (Team #6) has now merged (for the purposes of this  league only) with a very powerful Bishop Loughlin Team from NYC

This years roster of teams predominately made up of girls
from :

1) St. John Vianney (last years winner & NJ TOC winner)
2 Gill St. Bernards (always a state powerhouse)
3) Immaculate Conception Lodi (always ranked in the state)
4) Franklin Warriors (always ranked in the state)
5) Roselle Catholic (always ranked in the state)
6) The Patrick School (always ranked in the state)
7) Rutgers Prep (top 5 team in the state this year)
8) Rumson Fair Haven (always ranked in the state)
9) Queen of Peace (can you say “sleeper”)
10) East Orange (always a North Jersey powerhouse)
11) Curtis HS (Staten Island team) – keeping EZ pass in business
12) Arts HS (Newark, NJ)

 

You want to follow this league, you are not going to find it
on a web site or Facebook. It is all about Twitter and please
follow them at @NoBoyzAllowed BB…. better yet…come check it out.

I’ll be there twice this week (tonight and Saturday).

The strength and competitiveness for this league has never been better now in year 5..

 

 

https://prowns1.wordpress.com/5th-annual-league-final-completed-schedulecity-of-elizabeth/

 

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New Jersey No Boys Allowed League Rocks

There is something about the Elizabeth, NJ based
Annual (5th) No Boyz Allowed late summer/fall basketball
league that really hooked me as a mega girls HS hoops fan.

It is a beautiful partnership between the league, the
founder/legend Charles (CC/Freckles) Hawley, the city
of Elizabeth Recreation Dept. and other excellent hoop folks.

The level of play is terrific, the teams just get
better and better and the venues are old school fun!
Love hanging out with the “regular” fans…can’t describe
the specialness of the hoops friendships I’ve made here
over the years.

Here in year 5, due to some renovations, only one of the two
traditional venues is available (the Miller Center) @ 163
First St. Elizabeth (Free on street parking). Hence
to keep within the 6 week (2 games a week), 12 game
regular season template plus play offs, this year they had
to shorten the teams of teams (but the quality is top shelf).

This years roster of teams predominately made up of girls
from :

1) St. John Vianney (last years winner & NJ TOC winner)
2 Gill St. Bernards (always a state powerhouse)
3) Immaculate Conception Lodi (always ranked in the state)
4) Franklin Warriors (always ranked in the state)
5) Roselle Catholic (always ranked in the state)
6) The Patrick School (always ranked in the state)
7) Rutgers Prep (top 5 team in the state this year)
8) Rumson Fair Haven (always ranked in the state)
9) Queen of Peace (can you say “sleeper”)
10) East Orange (always a North Jersey powerhouse)
11) Curtis HS (Staten Island team) – keeping EZ pass in business
12) Arts HS (Newark, NJ)

I will be the 1st to admit I love the “free admission” that
I re-pay several times over per night at the excellent snack
bar.

Lots of folks know who the prime time players are on each
team especially the ones that have verbaled or have a #
of offers. Really into discover “the future” players…that
aren’t that are still under the radar (but not for long).

Think is really 1st sustained NJ, HS team event coming off
of AAU season where HS teammates may play on a variety of teams.

3 Games every Tuesday and Thursday (6, 7 & 8pm) and usually
6 games on Saturday starting at 10am on the hour.

You want to follow this league, you are not going to find it
on a web site or Facebook. It is all about Twitter and please
follow them at @NoBoyzAllowed BB…. better yet…come check it out.

I’ll be there at least once a week if not 2 (This thursday for
sure and for some of the games on Saturday).

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8th Maroon & White Showcase Most Enjoyable

After having virtually no girls High school team hoops since

early April, sure got a nice shot in the arm with Best
of Maryland followed immediately the 8th Annual Maroon and White.

This event was held last week at the Red Bank Regional (Little Silver, NJ)
Field House with 3 adjacent hardwood courts. Run by James
Young (RBR girls coach). Tom Sclafani (long time hoops guru)
and Randy Westrol (senior statesman of the Shore Conference).

This 3 day event featured 29 teams, most from the Shore Conference,
and some impressive out of towners like Pascack Valley and Roselle Catholic.
This event held at the end of the live period, went up against the powerful
Best of Maryland team event, so the Shore Conference elite (St. John Vianney,
Red Bank Catholic, St. Rose, and Rumson Fair Haven) were only the their
on day 3. Big dog Manasquan was in the house for all 3 days along with
elite Middletown South.

It is a heck of a set up with 3 adjacent courts and your head is spinning
on which court to view. The many college recruiters in the house know
what players they considering recruiting, have made an offer to or have
a verbal commitment and want to be visible/supportive. All good and not
an ez job.

Was a real nice buzz in the gym and enjoyed seeing lots of familiar faces
(players & coaches…HS & College). From the rumors I’m hearing, this
event will have a further stepped up edge to it including more regional
and national powerhouses along with making a tournament vs. a showcase.

All good news to this big time fan of girls HS hoops

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Best of Maryland Monster Girls Hoops Teams Showcase

st. roseRaising 5 year old grandson with my wife doesn’t allow me to be away from home
for significant chunks of time. So a girls high school game here or there or
at least a portion of a local showcase works real well for me.

The weekend, multi-day format of most all AAU events knock me out
of play to attend as I’m on duty full time. So my summer girls
hoops watching is pretty limited.

A number of years ago I had heard about the highly competitive Under Armour
Best of Maryland team tournament played every summer. I know it involved
8 hours of driving (1 day) and figured I just couldn’t swing it.

But when I took a look at the roster of the 22 teams participating
last week in Ijamsville, MD (yes that is the correct spelling
for the town), my jaw dropped. First of all, four of the top 5 teams from the
highly respected Shore Conference teams in the form of St. John Vianney
St. Rose, Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven (all 4 live in the top 20
were playing. Then in add in one of my 2 favorite NY times in Ossining High School.
The rest of the line was filled with prime time teams form OH, NC, PA, CO, IN, MD,
KY and London, England. That’s it, I was off to MD for opening day.

There are 2 adjacent courts at Oakdale HS with games being played in 11 consecutive
times slots. I knew it would be tough to arrive in time for the 8am start
time but I was optimistic for the 9am game (arrived at halftime). Plus I knew from
the schedule, I was interested in at least one game in every time slot (except one
which became my nap time).

When I arrived, I was very excited to see that they had a program for fans
listing the players names; year in school and Roster number. For Hoops junkie
like me who likes to keep a score book, I was in heaven.

It was very clear to me early on that there was no pushovers in his 22 team format.
I was in for some really,really good hoops. Plus I saw on the wall that OVER 110 college coaches were in attendance on day (and we are talking premier college hoops programs) which validated the tournament. Also that this was a tournament format (playing to a championship) vs. just a show case really amped up the event. Every team played all 3 days and at least 5 games.

An uber shout out to Tournament Director Steve Pisarski and his staff What a
remarkable tournament! My only regret was that I could only stay 1 day…have to
figure out a way to change that next year.

I was tweeting regular observations, scores & player shout outs. But if you also
check revisit them, you will see how impressed I was by the St. Rose Roses
who in their first-round play first game played in very reputable Ohio team, I’m
talking really impressed. There were machine like and dominating a la those Larry
Johnson/UNLV teams and really raised eyebrows with their complete team game and
both ends play some new found depth.

It is not fair to judge any team, good or bad, on just 1 performance so it was then
and there that I decided to stay for their 8:30pm game (even though it meant I would
get home after 2am and having to be at work by 7am).

Watched a whole bunch of good players and games and then saw St. Rose redux at 8:30.
Again, another most impressive performance that was a clear notch above what I saw
among the rest of the very good teams (and tweeted so). I know the next day they
were down 9 at halftime to a very good Elizabeth Seton (MD) team and stormed back to
win.

St. Rose worked their way thru the rest of the tournament and won most games by
double digits which is really impressive. Joe Whelan and staff really have a
special season in front of them….very early…but one has to keep an eye on them
as a state and regional powerhouse

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