A contingent of 21 established and emerging players from Section 1 will compete under the Hudson Valley banner in the 10th annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival this weekend outside Binghamton.
It’s a three-day showcase for high school boys and girls featuring regional all-star teams from across the state.
Competitors tried out in July and those who made the cut get up to four practices ahead of the event. All of the games will be played in Johnson City School District facilities. All teams will play one game on Friday and three games on Saturday and look to stay alive when elimination games begin on Sunday. There will also be a slam-dunk contest, a 3-point shooting contest, a recruiting seminar and a clinic run by college coaches.
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2022 BCANY Summer Hoops Festival
Head coach: Ty Carver
Assistants: Steve Purcigliotti, Bill Sniffen, Ed Clark
Matteo Cervone, Sr., C, Haldane; Dylan Colon, Sr., G, Mount Vernon; Christian Davis, Jr., G, Hamilton; Asher Krohn, Sr., F, Scarsdale; Sebastian Medina, Sr., F, Rye; Elijah Morris, Sr., G, Mount Vernon; Daniel Nyamollo, Sr., F, Nanuet; Chris Popotte, Jr., C, Greenburgh-North Castle; Aidan Roy, Sr., G, Mamaroneck; Alex Tavarez, Sr., G, Panas; Chris Torres, Sr., G, Suffern.
Friday – Southern Tier, 7 pm
Saturday – Buffalo, 9:30 am, Rochester 3:30 pm, Mid-Hudson 6:30 pm
Sunday – Playoffs
“I think it’s a positive experience for them to compete on a high level against some of the best players in the state and represent their school, their community and their region,” said Carver, who is the head coach at Mamaroneck. “These guys are able to see each other during the offseason through AAU so they are familiar with each other, but it can be a challenge to get them to sacrifice and build a team in three to four days.”
Head coach: Alexis Fibble
Assistant: Kevin Metcalf
Sierra Banton, Sr., G/F, Nanuet; Lottia Barnes, So., G, Suffern; Zoe Brodsky, Fr., F, Suffern; Talijah Davis, So., F, Suffern; Anne Keneally, Jr., F, Ursuline; Ava Letizia, Jr. G, Suffern; Nichole Ljuljic, Jr., G, Lakeland; Gianna Longo, Jr., G, Nyack; Alex Sullivan, Sr., F, North Rockland; Sofia Tavarez, So., G, Panas; Kiara Tirado, Sr., G, North Rockland.
Friday – Mid-Hudson, 5:30 p.m
Saturday – Buffalo 8 am, Rochester, 2 pm, Suffolk, 5 pm
Sunday – Playoffs
“It’s an opportunity to showcase your ability while playing with some of the best players in Section 1, against some of the best players in New York state,” said Fibble, who is an assistant at North Rockland. “I structured my practices this week to help build chemistry. Monday was all small-sided games, 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 so can actually learn each other. We’ll do some teaching on Tuesday and play on Wednesday. It is important for them to become a team in a short amount of time.”