Jermaine Lawrence, Aquille Carr & Kentan Facey Highlight Talented Field
New York, NY - Big Apple Basketball will host the 10th Annual Big Apple Basketball Invitational on Saturday, January 19 and Monday, January 21, 2013 at Baruch College in New York City. The invitational features 15 top high school and prep school teams from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and Vermont.
The invitational will feature New York City schools, South Shore, Thomas Jefferson, Curtis, Wings and Bayside; along with Pope John XXIII (New Jersey), Princeton Day Academy, (Maryland), Coolidge (Washington DC), St. Frances Academy (Maryland), Massanutten Military Academy (Virginia), Vermont Academy (Vermont), Princeton Day School (New Jersey), East Boston (Massachusetts), Long Island Lutheran (Long Island), and Half Hollows Hills West (Long Island).
Notable players include:Jermaine Lawrence (Top 20 senior nationally), Kentan Facey (Long Island Lutheran - committed to UConn), Aquille Carr (Princeton Day Academy - Seton Hall), Davon Reed (Princeton Day School - Miami), Terrence Samuel (South Shore - UConn), Frank Mason (Massanutten Military Academy - Miami), Hassan Martin (Curtis - Rhode Island) and Daquien McNeil (Vermont Academy - Florida International); along with several other nationally ranked seniors and juniors.
Locally, South Shore, Thomas Jefferson, Curtis and Wings are all expected to be frontrunners for the New York Public School city championship.
Former participants in the BAB Invitational include:Michael Beasley (Phoenix Suns); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats); Danny Green (San Antonio Spurs); Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Devin Ebanks (Los Angeles Lakers), Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento Kings).
SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013
12pm - Hills West (Long Island) vs. Bayside (Queens)
2pm - East Boston (MA) vs. Wings (Bronx)
4pm - St. Frances (MD) vs. Curtis (Staten Island)
6pm - Coolidge (DC) vs. Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn)
8pm - Princeton Day Academy (MD) vs. South Shore (Brooklyn)
SCHEDULE - MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
12pm -LI Lutheran (Long Island) vs. Bayside (Queens)
2pm - Princeton Day School (NJ) vs. Curtis (Staten Island)
4pm - Massanutten Military Academy (VA) vs. Vermont Academy (VT)
6pm - Pope John XXIII (NJ) vs. South Shore (Brooklyn)
*The Baruch College gymnasium is located at 55 Lexington Avenue (on the corner of E. 24th Street and Lexington Avenue) New York, NY.