SOUTH AMBOY, NJ–On Monday, GMC Hoops received word from Raritan Bay Summer League co-director, Tom Reilly that they’re looking to run a Fall/Winter league that would take place between November/December and February. Levels would be between grades 3 and 8, and the league would play its games at the new South Amboy Community Center. Games would be played during the week. If interested, please contact Tom Reilly at email@example.com.
Here are some video highlights from the game played between fifth seeded Spotswood and top seeded St. Joseph’s from this past season’s GMCT Semifinals at South Brunswick High School. The Chargers put together a great run in this tourney, but it came to an end thanks to a late run by the Falcons to seal the 48-38 victory. Enjoy.
Here are the video highlights from the third game of the GMCT Quarterfinal quadrupleheader played at Middlesex County College this past February. The game matched up fifth seeded Spotswood and fourth seeded East Brunswick, which had just met eight days earlier at Spotswood when the Bears defeated the Chargers, 61-51. This time, the Chargers got their revenge although they had to hang on late for the 53-47 victory to advance to the GMCT Final Four for the first time in school history.
MONROE, NJ–On Friday morning, GMC Hoops received word that Monroe standout, Danny Brix has transferred to St. Joseph’s. Brix, an incoming junior, helped Monroe make back to back GMCT Final Four berths in both his freshman and sophomore years, win its first ever divisional championship, and reach the school’s first ever GMCT Final this past season. During the two years that he spent at Monroe, the Falcons were a combined 44-12. Brix, the younger brother of another Monroe standout, Timmy Brix, made The Home News-Tribune all freshman team in 2008-09. He will be joining a St. Joseph’s squad that lost the likes of Steve Rennard and Andrew Morgan, but still has Quenton DeCosey among others.
Here are some video highlights from the second game of the 2010 GMCT Quarterfinals held at Middlesex County College between seventh seeded New Brunswick and second seeded Monroe. The Falcons jumped out to a 17-8 first quarter lead, and then increased it to a 33-18 advantage at halftime en route to a 65-46 victory. Enjoy.
AVENEL, NJ–On Wednesday night, GMC Hoops awarded Craig Thomas, a recent graduate of Cardinal McCarrick High School, the Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2009-10 season. Thomas, who played varsity ball at McCarrick for three years, and will be attending Wilkes University in Pennsylvania this fall, had a 4.0 GPA at McCarrick, and took one AP course while taking several honors courses. He was on the Principal’s List every marking period at McCarrick. His combined SAT score was 1790.
On the basketball court, Thomas was a key player for the Eagles the past two seasons. As a point guard, he guided Cardy Mac to a combined record of 37-17 including a 17-11 mark the past two seasons. The Eagles reached at least the GMCT Elite Eight while playing in the Non-Public B South Final in each of the past two seasons. As a sophomore three years ago, Thomas led McCarrick to the 2008 East Brunswick/GMC JV Tournament Championship over Bishop Ahr while also being on the roster of the varsity squad that won the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship over St. Joseph’s.
Describing himself as a numbers cruncher, who loves to get on the keyboard, Thomas will be taking up Computer Science as his major. A number of schools were interested in having Thomas, but he narrowed his search down to three: Wilkes, Misericordia, and New England. He’ll be joining another GMC player at Wilkes. Steve Blish is entering his sophomore season there. Over his final two years at McCarrick, he averaged 6.1 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.4 steals per game while he also averaged 5.7 rebounds per game his senior year. Thomas was a stopper on defense as well. Thomas received a $500.00 scholarship from GMC Hoops for this honor. Congratulations Craig on a job well done, and best of luck in the future.
UNION, NJ–On Tuesday afternoon, GMC Hoops was contacted by Kean University assistant coach, Tom Wagenblast, who is looking to put together several AAU squads. The site learned that last spring was the first year that college coaches could coach AAU. Wagenblast took advantage of this by putting together a team that competed in a few tournaments, but mostly did workouts. In 2011, he intends to take things to another level.
For the coming AAU season next spring, Wagenblast is putting together three AAU teams. There will be a team consisting of seniors, another made up of juniors and sophomores, and a third comprising of freshmen. If you are interested in playing on one of these teams, please contact Tom Wagenblast at either (908)-737-0637, (908)-256-3217, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Tuesday, GMC Hoops received word from New Brunswick High School boys basketball coach, Antoine Allen that he is still looking for teams to play in the annual MLK Jamboree in January. So far the teams participating in the event are New Brunswick, Roselle, and Rutgers Prep. This is the third year of the event, which is played on the Martin Luther King holiday. It will be the second year that this event will be played at the new NBHS off of Route 27. For further information, please download the flyer. If your team is interested in competing in the MLK Jamboree, you can contact Coach Allen at email@example.com.
Here are the video highlights from the game played between fourteenth seeded North Brunswick and sixth seeded Sayreville in the quarterfinal round of the 2010 Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament at Middlesex County College. Both teams may have been a bit nervous early on, but Sayreville surged ahead in the second, and held on until pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 59-42 victory. Mark Keir helped seal the victory with a number of free throws down the stretch. Enjoy.
Here are the video highlights from the third game of the quadrupleheader from the 2010 Prime Time Shootout at Kean University’s Harwood Arena between national powers St. Patrick’s of Elizabeth and Oak Hill Academy. This game went down to the wire as St. Pat’s Kyrie Irving, bound for Duke, made two three pointers in the final minutes, but the Warriors from the Mouth of Wilson, Virginia got a last second score and survived after two missed free throws by Derrick Gordon to win by the score of 79-78.