New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the Big Apple after competing against the U.S. National Team to share his story as part of the Citi Kids program, an educational and motivational community-based initiative for middle and high school students. Comment.
MANHEIM, Pa. — Jasmine Brunson’s desire for better competition and a better education came with a price: It has left her as one of the city’s under-the-radar talents. But Brunson is ready to show people what she can do. Comment.
Shannon Barrett was getting a little uneasy as her senior season went along. The Christ the King guard didn’t have a college to play for next year. But then a text message intiated her college selection process. Comment.
Holy Cross will be looking for its third boys’ basketball coach in the last three years after Tom Marchesini stepped down following his second season leading the team because of time constraints. Comment.
Queens’ rich sports history goes well beyond the professional ranks. The borough is home to two of the nation’s most storied high school gyms and provides fans with numerous sports escapes at the high school and college level. Comments (1).
Former Archbishop Molloy guard Russ Smith saw his stellar four years at Louisville come to a close in the No. 4 Cardinals’ 74-69 loss to No. 8 Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Saturday. Comment.
Most people with any interest in basketball know about St. John’s University and the famous Redmen whose winning history goes back to the early 1900s. There’s even a little history lesson about the school and its basketball program on the university’s website. Comment.
This time last year, JaKarr Sampson was certain he wanted to return to St. John’s University for another season, but the sophomore forward came up with a different plan after finishing up this year’s campaign. Comment.
ALBANY — Andre Walker spent most of the season letting Christ the King stars Rawle Alkins, Adonis Delarosa and Travis Atson lead the team to victories. But the senior point guard knew he couldn’t stay in the background any longer with all three coming up short in the Royals’ biggest game of the season. Comment.
ALBANY — Benjamin Cardozo was starting to believe its dreams of upsetting Christ the King were going to become reality. The Judges led the defending state champion Royals by five points in the final minutes of the fourth quarter after a big run. Comment.
Bob Mackey exited the locker room with his collar open and a look of exhaustion on his face. The Christ the King girls’ basketball coach and his team had no answer for Nazareth star guard Bianca Cuevas in a battle of the McDonald’s All-Americans between Cuevas and the Royals’ Sierra Calhoun. Comment.
The PSAL ruling on Chelsea Robinson’s eligibility to play is about more than just this one instance. It sets a dangerous precedent moving forward and appears to be another case of the league bending its own rules. Comments (2).
Christ the King needed an extra push after its diocesan championship game against Archbishop Molloy got off to a slow and sloppy start. The Royals got exactly what they needed from star seniors Sierra Calhoun and Kollyns Scarbrough. Comment.
Transfer Chelsea Robinson could be the missing piece to the Francis Lewis girls’ basketball team’s PSAL city titles hopes, but league coaches are saying the senior forward should not be eligible to compete. Comments (3).
Christ the King didn’t want to point to missed shots and foul trouble as the reasons for its lopsided loss to rival Bishop Loughlin in the diocesan final. Instead, it was their lack of will, hunger and execution as well as the inability to stop Lions star Khadeen Carrington. Comment.
The difference between Construction’s two lopsided basketball losses to Benjamin Cardozo and its upset win in the PSAL Queens borough final has little to do with adjustments on the court. Comments (2).
Most coaches say they don’t care about reaching personal milestones and want to keep the focus on their teams. Legendary St. Francis Prep Coach Tim Leary actually proved those mottos were true for him. Comments (2).
Sierra Calhoun’s dream of playing in the McDonald’s All-American game formed from watching it on television at a young age. The Christ the King senior will now get a chance to be the player others aspire to be. Comment.
The St. John’s University women’s basketball team hasn’t forgotten October when the preseason Big East rankings were announced. The Red Storm was picked third and is now making it a point of trying to show the league’s coaches they were a little bit off. Comment.
It has become an unconventional season at Mary Louis with a key injury and plenty of inexperience making wins hard to come by. Its first league victory was all the more gratifying because of it. Comment.
Francis Lewis’ main goal is to win a PSAL Class AA city championship, but it also wants to show it is one of the best girls’ basketball teams in New York City along the way. That means winning big non-league games along with its division games. Comment.
Archbishop Molloy’s new up-tempo approach has already produced plenty of smiles, thanks to plenty of easy baskets from loads of passes. Plenty more wins will come along with them as the Stanners boys’ basketball team enters 2014 and the bulk of its CHSAA schedule. Comment.
Cory Semper knows what it’s like to challenge Benjamin Cardozo for Queens boys’ basketball supremacy in the PSAL during his five seasons coaching at Bayside, where he won the borough title last season. Comments (6).
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Leftover turkey and holiday shopping could not keep children from enjoying hoops action as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez entertained more than 100 children at his Citi Pro Basketball Camp Sunday at Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium. Comment.
Joe Tartamella didn’t hesitate to remove his struggling starters and insert four new players off his bench early in the first half. That kind of depth is a luxury the St. John’s University women’s basketball coach finally has and benefited from against Seton Hall. Comment.