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Nike EYBL Session III – Hampton Recap

HAMPTON, Va. – The third session of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League served to illustrate a point that has already been well-served throughout the spring: The EYBL has a virtual monopoly on the best of the “bigs” in the national high school Class of 2017. Six players who stand at least 6-foot-10 and or go […]

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Rest In Peace, Garf

NEW YORK– It was ten days ago. Howard Garfinkel, the 87-year old co-founder of Five-Star basketball camps, was lying in a hospital bed at Mt. Sinai West Hospital at 59th and 10th on the west side of Manhattan. He looked frail and exhausted, surrounded by friends like St. John’s assistant coach Barry Rohrssen and his […]

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Remembering Dwayne “Pearl” Washington

I still can’t believe Pearl is gone. Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, the charismatic guard who went from being a playground legend from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn to an electrifying star at Syracuse, has passed away at age 52 from a brain cancer that was diagnosed last summer. He is the first huge star from the […]

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2016 Nike EYBL Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – It didn’t’ take long for the national spotlight, of sorts, to turn onto the first day of the 2016 Nike Elite Youth Basketball season. At 2 p.m. on Saturday one of the fifth set of games in the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal – converted into a four-court hoops facility by Nike for the […]

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