Castle High School Teams Travel the Country/NYC Tourneys Next
August 2, 2016
Castle's girls and boys high school-aged teams finished their "Live" period of hoops traveling the country to play in some of the most prestigious and competitive tournaments.
The Lady Knights barnstormed through Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, D.C. and Georgia, playing in tournaments such as the Run4the Roses, Real Deal in the Ville, Battle of the Boro, Apache Classic, East Coast Championships, USJN Nationals and the Peach State Elite Sessions. The teams played exceptionally well, with players garnering offers and expressions of interests from numerous colleges.
The Knights went up and down the East Coast playing in Charlotte at the Battle of the Best and then at Spooky Nook at the Summer Jam Fest. They followed that up with a trip to Las Vegas to play in the Adidas Summer Championships and the Big Foot Las Vegas Classic. Both the 16U and 15U squads went deep at each tournament, the 16U team finally falling in the Sweet 16 of the Championship Bracket of the Adidas tournament. The 15U, playing in the Gold Bracket made it to the Elite Eight. Players from all three teams were recognized for their superlative play, and several have gained major offers as a result.
Many thanks to the coaches for their months of dedication and devotion to their players and the Castle ethos that education matters and is the key to success.
Although the "Live" period is over, fame and fortune in New York is claimed by what you do on the asphalt at the playground tournaments. Castle teams are entered throughout the City in tournaments such as Funsport, Positive Influence, Just Say No, Ballin Out Loud, Future Talent and Gladiator Sports. Step out and support our student athletes.
Gymrat Challenge 17U Pool Play - Castle Knights vs Lone Wolf
May 31, 2016
From the article Gymrat Challenge 17U Pool Play - Castle Knights vs Lone Wolf:
"Castle led from start to finish as they are a team full of very good athletes. They opened up a big lead in the second half and put on an aerial display in the victory."
Read the entire article here.
Castle Athletes Succeed on the Court and in the Classroom
May 25, 2016
Over the past three months, the Castle boys and girls teams have been taking to the court and tackling the books. With over 200 student athletes in the program this year, spread over five girls and nine boys teams, the Castle mandate of education first is catching on. Our student athletes have been attending academic enrichment sessions before every practice. From homework assistance to debates about topics important to our youth, our student athletes have been engaged and getting vital assistance with their school workloads. Howie Harrison, Castle Education Director, noted that “each session, there is something positive happening. Whether the aid is direct or indirect, our students come away from with something that assists them or that provides a different perspective.”
On the court, the Castle teams have been racking up wins and championships at tournaments throughout the United States. The national level teams have been traveling to Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and beyond. Upcoming tournaments will take these teams to North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Our younger teams have played on a more local level as they get comfortable with the rigor of tournaments and the resultant commitment, but they too will hit the road soon for national tourneys. Congratulations to them all!