BABC Earns Trip to EYBL Finals

Bruce Brown 2016

Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The EYBL regular season came to a close last weekend as session four took place in Minneapolis.

The BABC went a perfect 5-0, finishing 13-4 on the season including a perfect 9-0 in Division A, widely considered to be the toughest of the EYBL’s four divisions this year.

The top five teams in each of the four divisions also earned an automatic birth in the EYBL Finals, which will again be played at the Peach Jam during the first week of the July evaluation period. This will be BABC's 20th consecutive year at the Peach Jam. They are the only Nike sponsored program in the country to qualify for the event in all six years since the EYBL was founded.

BABC won the 2011 Nike EYBL championship and also advanced to the Peach Jam finals in 1996, 2001, 2004 and 2008 prior to the EYBL.

Despite their success during the current season, BABC has yet to play a game at full strength. Point guard Ikenna Ndugba missed the first three sessions before returning in Minneapolis, but then it was three...


#S16 Varsity Division All-Tournament Team

Wabissa Bede 2017

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Split into two divisions (American and National), the Varsity Division drew crowds of college coaches throughout the weekend.  The most impressive feat of this field proved to be the depth that was featured among the teams; along with the well-known names, many other players showcased what they have to offer both for their next high school season, and at the next level.

In the American Division, Mass Rivals and NY Rens split the title.  Both teams received a bye in the first round.  Rivals cruised through their quarterfinal and semifinal matchup, while the Rens were able to defeat a well-coached and gritty Middlesex Magic team in the semifinals by 4 in what may have been the game of the day.  

In the National Division, CT Elite took down both BABC South and Redemption Christian by 12 points each in the semifinals and finals, respectively, to claim the title.  They were led by a balanced attack and were able to neutralize the athleticism of both of their opponents.

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#S16 Champions Crowned

Mustapha Heron 2016

Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015


Our final "twitter blog" of the 2015 Memorial Day Super 16 Showcase is reserved for the champions of our high school divisions as Mass Rivals, NY Rens, New Heights, CT Elite, High Rise Elite and Boston Bobcats all walked away with trophies!

Be sured to stay tuned to the New England Recruiting Report for the rest of the week as we'll be releasing our full recaps and all-tournament teams:


#S16 Sunday Afternoon Twitter Blog

Saul Phiri 2016

Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015


It's one thing to have top-tier talent at an event, but it's another thing altogether when those programs are competing at a high level and that's exactly what happened down the stretch of the day on Sunday when programs like Mass Rivals, NY Rens, New England Playaz, New Rens, Expressions, NY Jayhawks, Middlesex Magic, NY Lightning and numerous others were providing incredibly entertaining basketball at all five courts at Connecticut College.

Here's a rundown of the action state of the NERR "twitter blog" which allowed NERR evaluators, ZG staff, players, coaches and even parents to join in on the coverage:


#S16 Sunday Morning Twitter Blog

Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015


Championship Sunday at the Memorial Day Super 16 Showcase got off to a quick start as team's battled it out to advance in bracket play.

As was the case Saturday, we continued to allow NERR evaluators, ZG staff, players, coaches and even parents to contribute to our recaps with the NERR original "twitter blog."


#S16 Saturday Night Twitter Blog

Tomas Murphy 2017

Posted Saturday, May 23rd, 2015


There was no slowing down as afternoon turned to evening at the Super 16 Memorial Day Showcase as the competition was fast and furious from Connecticut College to the New Haven Fieldhouse to the Beckerman Athletic Center.

Here's a look at the tweets that came out from NERR evaluators, Zero Gravity staff, players, coaches and even parents about the action on Saturday night:


#S16 Saturday Afternoon Twitter Blog

#S16 Saturday Afternoon Twitter Blog

Posted Saturday, May 23rd, 2015


The action jumped into full swing on Saturday afternoon as college coaches packed the stands throughout the Super 16 Memorial Day Showcase.

NERR evaluators, Zero Gravity staff, players, coaches and even had parents all had the chance to contribute to the Twitter Blog by including @NERRhoops in their tweet. Here's a rundown of the most notable action from Saturday afternoon:


Rivals, Playaz Invited to Adidas Gauntlet Finale

Rivals, Playaz Invited to Adidas Gauntlet Finale

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Mass Rivals and New England Playaz have both been selected to participate in the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale on July 8th - 10th in Atlanta. 

With 56 sponsored teams from across the country taking part in the Gauntlet's first two stops in Dallas and Indianapolis during the April evaluation period, only the top 16 were invited to the Finale, which takes place during the first three days of the July evaluation period.

The Playaz and Rivals both earned at-large bids into the field after only suffering one loss during the first two stops on the Gauntlet circuit. They also finished one and two respectively in point-per-possession differential according to Group Stats.

The 2017 backcourt tandem of Makai Ashton-Langford and Wabissa Bede led the Rivals in both scoring and assists while Wenyen Gabriel has added high-major scholarship offers at a rapid rate in the three weeks since the evaluation period came to an end.

Playaz' sophomore point guard Tremont Waters currently ranks...


#S16 Schedule Announced

#S16 Schedule Announced

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

The schedule for this weekend's Memorial Day Super 16 Showcase has been released and it includes some of the top programs from New England and beyond.

Click here for the complete schedule.

The 17u or Varsity field is loaded with depth as over 52 teams will be in action at Connecticut College and surrounding facilities including the likes of Mass Rivals, New York Rens, Metro Boston, New Heights, Middlesex Magic, USAD, CBC, MB Nation, MBR, Boston Warriors, New York Gauchos, Syracuse Select and many more.

The 10th grade field might even be more impressive though as the Rens, Rivals, Magic, CBC, Gauchos and many other return but are joined by the New York Jayhawks, Expressions, New England Playaz, High Rise Elite and more.

The 9th grade division though might have the most star power as programs like the Rivals, Rens, Playaz, Expressions and New Heights are all represented.

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