Another Christmas has come and gone and Santa Claus dropped off a huge gift to Providence and Depaul but Xavier wasn't so lucky as one of their 2012 verbal pledges re-opened his recruitment.  That, details on the Swish & Dish Spring Warm-Up and more in today's news and notes...

The annual Swish 'N Dish Spring Warm-Up will tip off April 1-3, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will once again feature a loaded group of teams.  The tournament will feature divisions for boys 9u-17u teams with pool play and single elimination playoffs being the format.  The tournament already has teams expected from California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, District of Columbia, Mississippi, Michigan, and Wisconsin and looks the part of yet another stellar tournament to kick off the spring grassroots travel season.  For more information on the 2011 Swish & Dish Spring Warm-Up CLICK HERE.

Next year we offer up a new tournament exclusively for girls programs with the SUMMER SIZZLE set to tip-off June 3-5, 2010 inside the luxurious Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin.  The past couple of years we had combined this girls event with our NY2LA Sports Invitational in late May but not anymore as the late May event will be exclusively for boys teams while the SUMMER SIZZLE tournament will be open exclusively to girls 4th grade to 11th grade teams.  The tournament will feature a three (3) game guarantee with multi-team discounts available for programs bringing more than one team to the tournament.  With a complete focus on all the girls teams in attendance the SUMMER SIZZLE stands to heat up the summer circuit for girls programs with a host of quality programs already confirmed to attend.  For more information on the NY2LASPORTS.COM SUMMER SIZZLE tournament for girls June 3-5, 2011 CLICK HERE


The desert in Las Vegas, Nevada promises to be as hot as ever next July during the second half of the “live” evaluation period and NY2LASPORTS.COM will be front and center with THE FINAL CHAPTER, a new tournament added to our family of events for next year.  The tournament will be a certified event for Division 1 college coaches and will tip off July 22-26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It is open to 15u-17u teams with multi-team discounts available for programs bringing more than one team to the event.  A loaded field of teams from across the country is already confirmed to be in attendance for what promises to be another loaded field of talent for college coaches to check out during the crucial July “live” evaluation period.  For more information on this sizzling event in Las Vegas next summer CLICK HERE

We are very pleased to announce that Next Level Invitational and Summer Jam basketball tournaments will once again be certified for Division 1 college coaches in 2011 as the NCAA has approved both of those events for certification in 2011 once again.  The Next Level Invitational will be held July 6-9, 2011 and the Summer Jam July 12-15, 20111in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  To find out more about each of these events go their respective pages on the website by clicking on the logo at top of our home page HERE

Providence struck big on the recruiting trail Christmas Day as 6-5 2012 SG Ricardo Ledo of South Kent H.S. (CT) verbally committed to the Friars.  This is a huge commitment for Providence as Ledo is regarded as a top 10 prospect in the 2012 class and is an electric offensive talent with the ability to take the game over and score in a variety of ways on the offensive end of the floor.  He played with the Expressions Elite program during the grassroots travel season.

Depaul got a commitment in their stocking as well as 6-4 2011 SG Charles McKinney of Quality Education Academy (NC) verbally committed to Depaul over the weekend.  McKinney is a versatile athletic wing who can score the basketball and was one of the top available 2011 wings left on the board.  McKinney played with the Full Package program during the grassroots travel season.

Louisville struck on the trail last week as 6-6 2012 SF Negus Webster-Chan of Huntington Prep (WV) verbally committed to Louisville.  Chan played with the Team Takeover program during theg grassroots travel season.

2012 G D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera of North Central High School (IN) has re-opened his recruitment after previously giving a verbal pledge to Xavier.  Rivera is regarded as one of the premiere 2012 prospects in the country.  He played with the Indiana Elite program last summer.

The 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Invitational is set for May 20-22, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This tournament is annually one of the premiere tournaments in the country to close out the spring travel season and it once again promises to be loaded with talent as a host of teams are already confirmed to attend the sixth annual event.  For more information on the 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Invitational CLICK HERE

The 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Futures Camp will take place June 25-26, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The camp is open to rising sophomores and juniors (i.e. 2013-2014 prospects) and last year it featured some top national prospects including, but not limited to, the likes of Collin Hartman, Deonte Burton, Duane Wilson Jr., etc.  For more information on next year’s camp CLICK HERE

The 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Generation Next All-Star Camp will take place August 5-7, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This camp is open to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (i.e. 2015-2017 prospects) once again and annually features some of the premiere middle school talent in the country.  The camp will once again be covered in-depth by NY2LASPORTS.COM, PHENOMNATIONHOOPS.COM, and the HOOPSCOOP.  For more information on next year’s camp CLICK HERE


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