Earlier this month, Gotham Hoops hosted the inaugural Gotham Hoops Invitational at Farmingdale State College. The event was a showcase for over two dozen Men’s College Basketball seniors in the Tri-State area.
Participants included a diverse array of players from local Division I, II, and III schools. The players were separated into four teams and played two exhibition games to show off their skills. This was just one opportunity for these seniors to play in front of friends, media, and scouts as they pursue their dreams of playing professionally.
Big Apple Buckets was at the event, and we were able to catch up with some local players including Manhattan’s Rhamel Brown, Hofstra’s Stephen Nwaukoni, and Quinnipiac’s Ike Azotam. Continue reading “Players on Their Future at the Gotham Hoops Invitational”
Intra-city rivalries took center stage this week. The NEC was quite circular – St. Francis beat Wagner, Wagner beat LIU Brooklyn, while Iona grabbed the upper hand in its rivalry against Manhattan. It’s another team from the Big East though that had turned things around and wins our team of the week. Continue reading “Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards: Feb. 3”
Step off the Metro North train in New Rochelle and you know you’re not in New York City anymore. There are apartment buildings, a McDonald’s, and a CVS on the main drag, but it’s nothing like the Bronx, which is just nine miles away. Continue reading “Iona 85, Manhattan 73”
Tim Cluess has won twenty or more games in his three seasons at Iona, but moments after the Gaels dropped a double-digit defeat to Ohio State in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament, he was confronted with a reality he had yet to experience at the Division I level: an upcoming season without an established point guard. Continue reading “Iona’s point guard dilemma”