Northeast Hoops Festival Schedule Finalized
The Northeast Hoops Festival will tip off Friday night at 6:10 in Connecticut College’s Charles B. Luce Fieldhouse. The tournament is expected to draw high numbers of college coaches as it will host many of New England’s top AAU programs.
The 17 and under division will be particularly impressive. Erik Murphy, Austin Carroll, Jordan Williams, n’company make the New England Playaz the favorites heading into the field. But the newly formed Nike Expressions Elite team featuring Mike Marra, Kyle Casey, and Tucker Halpern will also look to make a statement in their first tournament together. Other clubs hoping to challenge include: CBC (Adrian Satchell, Steve Samuels, Dominique Langston); RI Breakers (Nikko Acosta, Aaron Strothers, Carl Mangum); RI Hawks (Sam Martin, Tim McKinney, Jeff Holmes); YABC (Mike Rivera, Louis Montes); New England Select (Scott Anderson, Eric Benvenuti, Tony Dolphin); Boston Soldiers (James Marcellus, Peterson Bernard, Josh Paulino); CT Gold (Brian Fitzpatrick, Sam Markle, Tyler Olander); MA Warriors (Akeem Williams, Brendan Monteiro, Benyam Kerman); and CT Hoopstars (Tucker Esborn, Zach Russo, Jefferson Lora).
Other clubs looking to compete in some of the other brackets include: Northeast Basketball Club; The Nation (formerly Maine Hoops); MA Evolution; Wachusett Wolverines; CT Force; Mass. Bearcats; VT Panthers; Chelsea Wildcats; CT Players; CT Ballers; Overtime Athletics; CT Flame; and MA Raiders.