• "YuNG &Tha Restless" News...

12/15/15 - 06:23 PM

With the exctement of the PSAL season starting their are already some intriguing story lines.. South Shore Looks like they have a chance to repeat as PSAL Champions, Grand Street and Francis Lewis also look like they have a shot, at winning it all, and Murry Bergtraum looks like they have a shot to rebuild.. 

Yes, REBUILD, which is something unheard of for this historic girls program that has produced Champions, pros, wnba players, etc..... Bergtraum is in a situation where they have some of the best young talent in the country but that is exactly what they are, YOUNG!!!!! They have fight but not enough, they have heart but not enough, but that is whats so intriguing about watching them.. They have glimpses of a team with 2Potential All Americans,

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11/7/15 - 06:45 PM

THE SEASON HAS STARTED!!!!!!!! Well not with games but with practices.. Coach JP is smiling at every practice because he is "seeing some great things to come with this group." Bergtraum Lady Blazers are poised to make another run at the PSAL/FEDERATION Championship again!!! Losing last year to Grand Street Campus has left a sour taste and a feeling of incompleteness to these ladies... "We were very close and tastetd it but we didn't finish the job. This year we are determined to put another banner up in Bergtraum High School." said new team Captain Cinnamon Dockery(Sg'18)

Bergtraum brings back a strong core of girls who played significant roles in games last year. Deja Francis(Sg'18-Offer from Seton Hall), Dai'yanni

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Surprsing Offer Came In!!!!!
10/2/15 - 11:07 PM

Deja Francis(Bergtraum '17 Sg) has just received an offer from Seton Hall... Now the reason why this is a surprise bcuz it is a top 25 school looking at a 2017 kid which a lot of Universities don't do.. Deja is an explosive guard with All American poential who said, and I quote, "I WANT TO GO TO UCONN!!! NOT GO TO BUT PLAY!!!" She has all the tools especially the grades to achieve whatever she wants to achieve.. With this first offer it is making her think about staying home and becoming a house hold name in her area.. Castle Athletics is excited about the off and will expecting many more to pour in sooner than later!!!

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First Year is a Success!!!
9/6/15 - 11:42 AM

When your starting something new their are obstacles that can knock you down or build you up.. The Castle Lady Knights stepped over any obstacles they had to in order to be considered a powerful player in the AAU world... The schedule they played was tremendous,(Boo Williams, Run for the Roses, Battle of the Boro, PeachState, GNBA, BlueStar Nationals, just to name a few) the competition was tremendous,(EYBL Teams like Tennesse Flight, Gauchos, Essence, Philly Belles, Texas United, Cal Sparks, NJ Sparks, New England Crusaders, Kentucky Premiere as well as other well power programs like New Heights, Team Penny, SMAC, Michigan Storm, Long Island Lightning) and the results are interest from schools like Stanford, Princeton, Michigan, Michigan State,

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Viewing period is Here NOWW!!!!
7/8/15 - 09:03 PM

This is a lil profile of who can be coming with us and potentially coming with us on the road in 2015:

Lauren Mcbride(Gil St Bernard 2016 sf)-She is stocky big guard who can shoot the short jumper, drive like a bull to the basket, and rebound on both ends..

Lilly Warhaftig(Poly Prep 2016 pg)-Leader, General, and Coach on the floor..Lilly gets better with the competition and her defensive prowess is exceptional..

Ahyana Green(Loughlin 2016 sg/sf)-Jumpshot is consistent, driving ability is getting better, on top of being super strong she is an excellent on the ball defender..

Catherine Drago(Wagner 2016 pf)-Silent but deadly on both ends of the floor..Tenacious defender and non stop motor on the offensive end..Very nice mid range jumpshot and decent

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6/15/15 - 10:09 AM

Excellent showing for the Sophmore ladies of Castle at GYMRat Challenge this weekend.. Although they did not make the Playoffs because of a 4point difference in Pool Play, they still showed their excellence..

Some standouts for the weekend, included sharp shooters Cristina Camerlengo and Tori-May Dellapace who are currently shooting the 3 at a very efficient rate.. The bigs Jerrayah Dawson and Nia Moon are getting better on the block as well as finishing better with contact..

Dai'yanni Davis and Catie Goodell are really starting to get better offensively and even better on the offensive boards..

Morenike Akinrefon is also showing why she is one of the most athletic wing players in NJ with her speed and her agility. She is also highly underated!!

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5/28/15 - 10:15 AM

The Castle Lady Knights are looking to get ready for the July viewing period by attending some tough events before hand.. The sophmore team are in the Playoffs at Rose Classic May 30th at 10:30.. They will also be attending Zero Gravity Nationals in Boston June 6-7, as well as Gym Rats June 13-14 along with freshmen team.. The Juniors will be in numerous round robins vs teams like IExcel, Philly Freedom Stars, Exodus EYBL, etc to prepare them for the road also..

Some ladies will also be attending numerous individual camps held by NYG HOOPS (go to www.nyghoops.net) Seton Hall University, Hofstra, Yale, Columbia, and more.. 

July Schedule

July 6-8 Run for the Roses(Kentucky)

July 9th Real Deal in the Ville(Tennesse)

July 10-13 Battle 4The Boro(Tennesse)

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4/28/15 - 10:11 AM


Boo Williams is the place to go in then Northeast, during the Spring, to get College exposure, and play against some great competition. The Castle Lady Knights played this weekend at Boo Williams for the first time and had a great showing..

The Junior team lost a tough game at the buzzer which would have gotten them out of their pool.. Lauren McBride(Gil St Bernard Sf '16) Ashley Haywood(VES Sg '16) Lilly Warhaftig(Poly Prep Pg '16) and Ahyanna Green(Bishop Loughlin Sg/Sf '16) were an excellent punch at times with great shooting, driving, and low post play as well as Catherine Drago(Wagner Pf '16) and Meaurie Pickett(Patrick School) who hit open jumpers and grabbed a lot of offensive rebounds.. The spark plugs were Natalie

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CASTLE ON THE RISE!!!!!!!!!!!!
4/8/15 - 09:30 AM

The ladies of Castle have started off with a bang!!! Going up to Saratoga Springs was not going to be an easy task for teams who have not had a serious amount of practices under there belt but neverthaless the best practice time is gametime..

The ninth and tenth grade teams won their brackets and are invited to the Zero National Finals, sponsored by UNDER ARMOUR, June 6-7 in Boston.. Maryrita Curcio(Hackley '17 6'1 SG) and Dai'yanni Davis(Murry Bergtraum '17 5'11 SF) led the way for the 10th grade team with great contributions from TreMil Trotter(Rancacos Valley '17 5'10 SF) The 9th grade team were led by Maggie White(Poly Prep '18 5'11 Sf) and Deja Francis(Murry Bergtraum '18 5'8 Sg)

The 11th grade

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2/14/15 - 10:41 AM

The tryouts are posted, the schedule is done, and we are now officially into AAU Season... CASTLE NYC will be a very new but very competitive grassroots organization on the road this year.. 3 teams will be hitting the road together, a ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade team of over 25 potential Division 1 players as well as high academic students who can could be recruited at the IVY level as well as other high academic schools at the Division 2 and 3 levels.. The numbers are on the flyer so please reachout to anyone of the coaches and go to the site as well for anymore information.. www.castleathletics.org 




Girls’ Elite teams will play in tournaments throughout the Spring and Summer, including the Rose Classic, Run 4 the Roses,

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1/27/15 - 11:18 AM

What a difference a year makes!!! After losing last year in the PSAL Championship game for the first time in 16 years, Bergtraum is back trying to make a statement, and start a new streak this year..

Led by new Head Coach Nerva-Jean Pierre, new assistants, with Ashanea McLaughlin(Seton Hall '19) and Alexandria Smith(Undecided '15, who has an offer from Middle Tennesse and numerous looks from Michigan State, Buffalo, Albany, Texas Tech, Quinippiac and more) they are trying to lead the charge back to the top of the PSAL!! Ardella Brown(Sf/Pg '16), Julissa Rodriguez(Sf '17), who were also on last years team, know whats expected of them, and are leading by example..

The bright spot and surprise are the freshman class who have been

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11/29/14 - 09:31 AM

This is going to be an interesting year, again, for NY Travel Ball!!!

"YuNG & Tha Restless" will be traveling under the brand Castle Athletics in 2015.. We are excited for this venture and the opportunity to travel to different venues and expand opportunities for NYS womens travel basketball.. Castle Athletics is also sponsored by Under Armour which is really starting to put its imprint into the girls grassroots movement.. The schedule goes as follows:

Rose Classic (April-June)

Boo Williams(April 24-26) VA

Mid West Showdown (May 23-24) Ohio

Zero Gravity Nationals (June 6-7) MA

Gym Rat(June 13-14) Albany

USJN Hershey(June 26-29) PA

Run 4 The Roses(July 5-8) Kentucky

Real Deal in the Ville(July 9) Tenn

Battle for the Boro(July 10-13)

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Congrats to Zhane Irby on her verbal to Canisius!!!
10/9/14 - 07:49 PM

Working hard, athleticism, and perservering is what could make a division 1 player.. Even players not on the radar can create value for themselves just by working hard, showing effort, and never quitting.. This is the definition of Zhane Irby, who has worked herself into a hell of a D1 prospect.


Zhane Committed to the University of Canisius and she could not be happier.. After spending a weekend at the school, and getting to know the staff, she felt like that was the place for her.. Zhane had Maine, Liberty, LaSalle, Seton Hall and a couple more schools she was interested in but she is very excited about her decision to choose Canisius.. Zhane is a high academic student who will probably major in finance and will potentially get time in her freshman

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Excellent showing at "Rose Open"
9/30/14 - 12:59 PM

Rose Classic has been known to have the number one Spring and Fall all girls tournaments in the East Coast. This Weekend they did their own Fall viewing period event and had coaches coming out from Seton Hall, Maryland, Minnesota, St Johns, Canisus, Siena, Lasalle, Hofstra, Stony Brook, Adelphi, Molloy, and many more that showed support. Congratulations to them and continued success with what could potentially be one of the biggest Fall Events for years to come.

"YuNG &Tha Restless" brought 2teams to this event and both had pretty good showings.. Interest has picked up for Zhane Irby(Patrick School 15 Sg/Sf) She picked up an offer from Canisus college and has received heavy interest from several programs like St Peters, LaSalle,

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9/17/14 - 11:59 AM

For "No BOYZ Allowed" it is going to be a fun playoff season starting September 23, 5Pm at Mickey Walker Center in Elizabeth NJ... Some of the matchups can be real interesting and records mean nothing, its win or stay home!!! You have matchups like Jewlz of Gladstone vs Nj Titans with guards Sam Kramer(Gil St Bernard 17 pg) and Sabrina Defrees(Englewood 16 Sg) going at it.. Also potential round 2 matchups of Locked and Lodied w/ Sam Feurhing(Louisville 2019) vs Best of the Best with MVP front runner Kianta Johnson(Lincoln HS(nj) 15-6'2 SF) as well as potential #1 Hello Girlz w/ Shyasia Pridgen(Patrick School 15 sg/sf) vs KJ Kids w/ Jayla Thorton(Newark Tech 16 Sg/Sf)... The returning Champion Diamond Girlz, who are being led by

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"No BOYZ Allowed"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9/3/14 - 03:30 PM

Summer and Fall Girls basketball has found a home in the Elizabeth NJ area.. "No Boyz Allowed" is the number one interseasonal girls basketball league in NJ.. For the last 3 years they have had All American/State/County players participating in the league such as Myasia-Hines Allen(Louisville), Zaire Oneil(Georgia Tech) Taylor Rooks(Stanford) Oluwasean Adeniji(Coppin State) Jasmine Sina(Binghampton) and many more will be coming threw to particpate..

Founded by Charles Hawley(Coach CC)," NBA"(No relation) is a competitive league where age doesn't matter it is all about your skill level.. New players like rising freshmen Jahsyni Knight(Rutgers Prep 18 Pg)Top 5player in NJ Sam Feuhring(Immaculate Conception 15 Sf), Clemson

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Addison Makes Her Pick!!!
8/25/14 - 12:15 PM

Nijiera Addison and the Family!!!

Its all about getting a college scholarship and going to a place you love.. Nijiera Addison did both.. She has verbally committed to Georgian Court University in NJ and she is excited about it.. Nijiera and the family went up to the campus and fell in love with it as well as the staff.. She said the school "feels right to her" and she is "excited at the opportunity to play college basketball." The "YuNG &Tha Restless" organization is proud of her and wish her well..

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Zhane Irby Coming into her Own...
8/14/14 - 11:10 AM

Pointing you in the right direction, Zhane Irby

5'10, athletic, quick, and can shoot..These are all the attributes of a player that has worked on her game..The Roselle Catholic transfer and TPS rising senior is coming off a 22-5 high school campaign, a grueling Summer AAU schedule, now back in the gym training for the Fall/Winter season all while maintaing an Honor Roll GPA..

Zhane is locked in on the court.. She is an excellent defensive rebounder especially on the weak side.. She sees the passing lanes very well and can defend very well full court.. On offense she is an excellent slasher with a strong jabstep and a deadly jumpshot.. Her athleticism at the 2 gives her a great advantage shooting of the dribble..

Zhane is currently interested in Hofstra, Lafayette, Columbia, Maine, StonyBrook

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8/14/14 - 07:15 AM

She is going to kill the editor about this picture Lol!!

When she finishes her high school career, regardless of her numbers, Lauren is going to be known as one of the most aggressive and powerful players attacking the Basket.. Lauren is 5'11, smart, and a winner!!!!

Taking her talents to the powerhouse program of Gil St Bernard in NJ, Lauren has some big shoes to fill with the graduation of 3time Gatorade player of the year and Stanford Cardinal Taylor Rooks. Lauren played 15 & 17U this season for the YuNG &Tha Restless and showed tremendous poise, leadership, and athleticism for both teams.. She is developing a mid-range jumper which is going to be terror for defenders trying to guard her.. She is an 80% Free Throw shooter who can also knock down an occasional 3.. Her rebounding prowess

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Very impressive 1st season but it can be 1000% better!!!!
7/29/14 - 11:52 AM

This picture is of a game "YuNG &Tha Restless" was involved in against EYBL Powerhouse Team TakeOver.(Class Organization!!!) TakeOver won  but their were over 100 Coaches that attended this game and they got to see some of the returning 2017 and 2019 talent on the floor.. Opportunities like these don't come often but "YTR" is looking to share these experiences with some new talent this coming Fall and upcoming 2015 season.. We will be doing a National Schedule and playing at/against some of the most prestigous events/programs in the country. Follow us on Facebook at www.facbook.com/YungThaRestless  and on twitter @luck1ent ...  So far our schedule goes as follows:

April-Roses Classic

April-Boo Willams

May-June: Scrimmages,Elite

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Great Weekend for "YuNG &Tha Restless"
7/15/14 - 09:06 AM


What a crazy weekend of viewing period basketball in Tennessee.. Our first stop was the "Apache Memorial" hosted by Insider Exposures own John Mcgraw and Kenny Kalina.. It was an excellent tournament which featured colleges such as the University of Miami, Florida State, Radford, Seton Hall, Columbia, Fordham, Alabama, among others in attendance.. The girls went 1-1, and played very well.. Tamia Cutignola caught fire in the second game to lead us in a win with 15 points..

"Battle of the Boro", hosted by the Insells, was a great experience especially for the ladies who have never attended. After getting shalacked by the Carolina Allstars Bond in the first game of the Sophmore Showcase Division, the sophmore team proceeded to

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Addison ready for the road and ready to make an impact!!!
7/8/14 - 05:24 PM

Nijiera Addison is a HS Basketball State Champion at Rancacos Valley in New Jersey. She is a rebound machine who is relentless on both the offensive/defensive boards. She has an excellent touch from the line and she knows how to create contact..

Her hands have gotten considerably better and her foot work is starting to get better as well. She is a workaholic and a gym rat which could only lead to bigger and better things. She is starting to become an even better low post defender.

Nijiera is an Honor Roll Student who has been having aspirations of going to schools such as Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Brown Cornell and her grades shows she has what it takes. Now she wants to show the coaches that she can bring her rebounding and defending to their

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7/8/14 - 04:57 PM

Ahyana Green(Bishop Loughlin 2016) is a 5'11 Combo guard who can get in and out of the paint at will. She is starting to add a jumpshot to her game so it is going to be hard to guard her soon..She has a long wingspan which can be a nightmare defensively on the wings..

Her decision making will get better with more court time.. She is very aggressive offensively and is not afraid of the moment. Once she slows down and let the game come to her she is gonna be one hell of a player..She will be playing at "Battle of the Boro", USJN DC, and Big Apple T.O.C., with "YuNG &Tha Restless" Soph Elite

Green is an excellent student as well. She is currently looking at Columbia, Yale, Fordham, Hofstra, Quinnipiac.

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6/5/14 - 11:27 AM


When you say Totter & Ledbetter it sounds like a lawfirm but as corny as it sounds they take care of business on the court.. Jonise Ledbetter(PG) and TreMil Trotter(SF), both freshmen and from Rancaucos Valley(RV) in NJ, will be hitting the road with "YuNG &Tha Restless" this year on the premiere sophmore team.. Both are highly skilled and bring two different sets of skills to the table..

Jonise, on the right in the picture, is a quick, athletic, and underrated point guard who is super expolsive off the dribble, but is an incredible lock down defender.. She also placed very well at the East Coast Track relays which helps her with her speed and explosiveness.. Her G.P.A. is 3.0 which shows she is taking care of business on and

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Congrats to Milicia Reid for her invite to the USA Trials!!!!!!!!
5/7/14 - 02:40 PM

There are over100 student athletes trying out for the USA games in Denver Colorado under 17 team in May 2014, and Milicia "Mimi" Reid is one of them.. A stand out NYC guard from historic Murry Bergtraum High School is taking her talents to Colorado in hopes to win one of 12 spots for the team.. When asked how she felt about it Mimi said " It's an honor and a privilage as a freshmen to even get this type of opportunity to play with/against this kind of talent, and to be able to compete for your country would be something I would have never imagine that I would be doing this early in my life." Mimi was selected to the All 2nd Manhattan team as a freshmen and is highly regarded as one of the top 2017 prospects in the country,

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Congrats to Jasmine Sina and Gil St Bernard!!!!
3/2/14 - 03:23 PM

In a highly contested overtime game, Jasmine Sina went to the line and knocked down a couple of free throws to preserve the win for Gil St Bernard over #5 Franklin. After Taylor Rooks fouled out with 45 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Sina, the four year starter, had to lead the troops to the finish line. She finished the game with 16 points 5 assist 4 steals and was named tournament MVP.

"YuNG &Tha Restless/Exodus"salutes and congratulates you!!!

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The All American Push!!!! Marina Mabrey
2/25/14 - 03:57 PM

Marina Mabrey Shooting at a gym near you, stay tuned!!!

2015'S Best player in New Jersey period, lets just say it now. Marina Mabrey and Manasquan have a history of winning with each other. The Pg/Sg/Sf can virtually do it all besides pass to herself. She is a floor general, great shooter, excellent defender, outstanding passer, and a relentless competitor. Playing with Team Prince and Exodus the last couple of years, and against some of the top talent in the country, she has elevated her status as an McDonald All American candidate for the 2015 season.

Ranked #8(BlueStar Basketball 2015 List),#5 in her position(ESPN),# 11 in the country(Prospect Nation) and ranked high in a number of other evaluation list, Marina has positioned herself to have offers/interest from schools such as: Uconn, Duke,

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Looking for SINA!!!!
2/25/14 - 02:26 PM


For those who have no clue who Jasmine Sina is have been living under a rock or have not watched enough good basketball. Jasmine is a 4year starting point guard for power house Gil St Bernard High School. She has played in numerous big games on the HS/AAU level and has always excelled. Playing along side the Gatorade Player of the Year Taylor Rooks Jasmine has always taken her game up a notch when it counted. She has won county titles, has had final four apperances in the NJ T.O.C, and has matched up against some of the top players in the country while playing with the "YuNG &Tha Restless" program and Coach Luck.

Jasmine has garnered interest from numerous IVY League Universities, American U, Rhode Island, Bucknell, Seton Hall,

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Playoffs are here!!!!!
2/19/14 - 07:30 PM


With the regular seasons being over and Playoffs right around the corner teams are gearing up to make their runs..Power house,16time PSAL Champion Murry Bergtraum are the odds on favorite to win the PSAL title again. Led by the trio of Milicia Ried(2017), Ashanea Mclaughlin(2015), and Siena commit Joella Gibson(2014) Bergtraum will be out to win the states and possibly the federation. Christ the King and Nazareth will be battling it out to win the Catholic School divisions. King led by Sierra Calhoun and Naz led by Bianca Cuevas, both McDonald All Americans, should produce another great game in the upcoming weeks. Sydney Zambrotta and Niya Johnson will be major xfactors for both teams who are picked to meet in the State finals. 

Player of the

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Loomis Chaffee has a great one in Stephanie Jones!!!
1/6/14 - 05:09 AM

Fearless, creative, and crafty would be just a few ways to describe Stephanie Jones. Bursting on the scene this year with "Exodus" this past AAU season Jones has put herself up there as one of the more elite guards in the country. She is an excellent student which at Loomis Chaffee is must. Loomis is an excellent academic school as well as athletic. Jones has offers from Big East, Big 12, Pac 12 schools, as well as other great schools in other great conferences. she is fearless, a coach on the court, and extremely talented. She will be one of the featured players on the Elite 17u "YuNG &Tha Exodus team.. Offers: Boston College, Eastern Carolina, Providence, UPenn, Sacred Heart, Princeton, Fairfield, Rhode Island Interest: Wisconsin, Depaul, St

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Alexis Kline and Scarsdale HS young but ready!!!
1/4/14 - 03:24 PM

Alexis Kline came into this year optimistic that with some of the girls she has played AAU ball with for some years can make some noise..Even though they are young Scarsdale were pretty good last year and were one game away from the County Center Final Four..After losing some key seniors, including star guard Shelby Zucker(Emory University) Scarsdale has picked up where they left off starting the season 6-1.. Alexis has really worked on her ball handling and shooting over the Summer/Fall and it has paid off.. She is turning some heads from some Ivy league schools like Brown, Columbia, and Patriot league schools like Hofstra, and Bucknell... She is a hard nose tough girl who will do what ever it takes to will her team to a win...

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Introducing Kelly Oliver
1/4/14 - 11:27 AM

She gets double teams, she gets trapped, she gets boxed and one, and through it all, she smiles all the way through it..Kelly Oliver, shooter, leader, fighter, has fought through some adversity and is back at 100% for Carmel HS in upstate NY... She is avg 15ppg, 4ast, 4rbs, 2stls, for a Carmel team thatvis young, inexperience, but fight in every game... Kelly is a leader on the court, always talking, dives on the floor, and willing to make the right play to help the team.. She is very unselfish, sometimes a lil to unselfish, but she is definitely the ultimate team player. She is also an excellent student who excels in Math and science!!!! She is garnering interest so far from Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac , New Haven, Assumption, and the list will

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12/26/13 - 07:46 AM

A father, mentor, friend, motivator, and Legend are some of the things that describe one of the best Basketball Coaches in the History of NY and AAU sports.. Apache Paschall and the Exodus program have helped provide young ladies, from all walks of life, the opportunity to showcase their talents, and recieve over millions of dollars of scholarship money from universities across the country.. Apache has always wanted to unite NYC and make it the powerhouse of East Coast travel ball and now "YuNG &Tha Restless" and "Exodus" are now trying to live up to that dream.. Coach Luck and Coach Thomas have combined programs to try to create a powerhouse NY organization.. With the behind the scenes support from Exodus Alums, former

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Congrats to Tamara Simpson
11/21/13 - 08:03 PM

Love when you set a goal and accomplish it which is the reason I am so proud of Tamara Simpson.. Her goal was to get to an IVY League school and she did it..With her academics, athletic abilty, and sheer determination, she is now committed to Yale University!!! NYC is very happy for her and we hope she continues to succeed on/off the court!!!!

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Congrats to Maria Backman
11/21/13 - 07:59 PM

Maria Backman signed her letter of intent to go to the University of Michigan...NY is proud of you as well as your parents and "YuNG &Tha Restless" They are getting a tireless worker, great student, and special talent!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

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Congrats to Tyler Raysor
11/21/13 - 07:59 PM

So proud of this young lady.. To know where she started and to see her live up to her own expectations is impressive!!! The University of Rhode Island is getting a Born leader, a scholar, and a program changer!!! So proud of Tyler Raysor and her progress but the journey has just begun!!!

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Congrats to Dominique Ward!!!!
11/21/13 - 07:35 PM

Congrats to Dominique Ward and on her committment to Rhode Island.. They are getting an athletic talent, excellent student, with a will to win!!! Very excited for her and the Rhodys!!!!

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Congrats to Aaliyah Jones!!!!!!!
11/21/13 - 07:23 PM

Congrats to Aailyah Jones for signing her NLI to Fordham!!!! They are getting a Hell of a player, student, and a great leader!!!! Her new team at Murry Bergtraum HS are very excited for her as well as we are!!!!

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Great Year of Success for Metropolitan Area!!!!
11/19/13 - 08:31 AM

This Has been an excellent year for the Metropolitan area when it comes to girls basketball..From Sierra Calhoun(Duke) Bianca Cuevas(South Carolina), Myaisa Hines-Allen (Louisville) and others, MPA basketball demise has been greatly exaggerated..We would like to congratulate the ladies of "Yung &Tha Restless" on there accomplishments this year and read some parent/player testimonials as well... Maria Backman(University of Michigan) Tyler Raysor(Rhode Island University ) Aaliyah Jones(Fordham University) Taylor Williams(Sacred Heart University) Dominique Ward(Rhode Island University ) Tamara Simpson(Yale University) Oluwasean Adeniji(Howard University)........................... "The confidence that Coach Luck instilled in my daughter Shelby when

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Introducing Infinity Hammonds
10/10/13 - 05:28 PM

Infinity Hammonds 2017 Mount Vernon HS

Seeing her face at this point is not necessary. Her size is misleading because of how big her heart is. Her skill level and composure is unlike to many freshmen you would see in the country. Infinity Hammonds is hard nose, confident, and fearless out there on the basketball court. She started as an 8th grader for powerhouse Mt Vernon HS and played alongside West Virginia bound Lubirdia Gordon. She was second in scoring, first in steals, and she is looking forward to having a very special year with the Knights. Playing in her first viewing period event in the Fall with "Yung &Tha Restless" she matched up well against Brianna Jones, Munger(Both Philly Belles) and "Boogie" Brozoski.(LUHI) When asked how she felt she smiled

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RV's Dominique Ward chooses to be a RHODY!!!!
9/26/13 - 08:06 PM

"It was been long process but it is finally over, and i am relieved." Said Vera Ward Dominique's mom.. Dom Ward, who had a stellar Junior campaign as well as a great AAU season has chosen to take her talents to the University of Rhode Island.. She loved the campus and was excited about the fact of playing with her childhood friend Tyler Raysor..(Trenton Catholic 2014) When asked about her decision she said " I am excited to be a Rhody.I am coming to excel as a student first but I am also going to give it my all on the court. Defense, slashing, and finishing is what I do best..I just want to come there, get stronger, and be a great teammate..I am very excited." Dom's final schools she was looking at were USC, Ole Miss, Fordham, Maine and Iona..

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9/16/13 - 08:39 PM

Aaliyah Jones Hoisting the CHSAA Trophy!!!

"I gave my heart, blood, sweat, and tears to NYC. Why not start a new chapter at Fordham?" And with that tweet, Aaliyah Jones made her declaration to join the Fordham Rams in 2014!!! The 2013 All-City, All State, MSG Player of the year, state and Federation champion will be staying home and possibly bringing her fan base to the university.. Aaliyah's passion is Law.. With Fordhams outstanding academics/Alumni, she will be getting a great education as well as opportunities in to become very successful after basketball.. She will also get top notch Coaching from the staff who is silently putting together a great team for years to come!!! She is Poised this year to make another run at the federation title and we wish her luck..


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There is a BIGGGG 6'4 secret over there at Weequaic HS!!!!
9/11/13 - 11:27 PM

Amatullah Johnson is a legitimate 6'4 wide body center who has some great potential.. Watching her play a few times at the "No Boyz Allowed Classic"she has a motor and wants to get better..She finishes everything around the rim and attacks the glass hard.. Her offensive game needs some work but you cannot teach effort/ heart which she has.. "Her upside is scary and with the right teaching she is going to be a monster." says Coach Luck.. She is going into her junior year and has a whole two years to figure her game out..When she does its gonna be scary..

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Who is Khayla d Latimer????!!!!!!
9/11/13 - 10:29 PM

Khayla d Latimer is a 5'10 freshmen that has just enrolled into Immaculate Conception HS in NJ.. She is quick, tough, can handle the rock, and finish at the basket with contact.. One of her most over looked qualites is her shooting ability.. She has good three point range but it is her short jumper that is deadly.. "Khayla is also a good student of the game and very coachable. Her and Milicia Reid will be a terror on the AAU circuit this coming Fall as well as for the next 3years. It should be exciting and I am looking forward to it." said an enthusiastic Coach Luck

Schools interested so far are Seton Hall, Wagner, Radford to name a few..

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WATCH OUT PSAL, Milicia Reid is here!!!!
9/2/13 - 12:25 PM

Milicia "MIMI" Reid (2017) "YuNG &Tha Restless"/LADYSCAN has chosen to go to Murry Bergtraum HS. She is hard working, a leader, and fearless.. She has really made a name for herself and that reputation as an overlooked rising star, is starting to fade!!! This year alone she has accumulated awards such as Junior Rose MVP, CYO Downstate Champion/MVP, NYC Boys Varsity City Champ/MVP, as well as Bronx County Champion/MVP.. She also led her former New Heights 13/14 team to the USJN Championship and the 14/15 u to a 4-1 record at the same event.. Together with Coach G, a host of other special talent he has coming in, Bergtraum has a chance to win 16 straight PSAL Titles and play for the NYS Federation Cup for the next 4years..

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Shelby Zucker Representing USA!!!!!!
9/2/13 - 12:25 PM

Shelby Zucker, Scarsdale Star and former New Heights Player(Played for Coach Luck) won Gold at the Maccabi Games in Israel.. The full article was written by JOHN SLISS of the Scarsdale Inquirer...  

Congratulations from "YuNG &Tha Restless"/LADYSCAN

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Great Article About Shelby Zucker written by John Sliss of Scarsdale Inquirer
9/2/13 - 12:25 PM

The Full article on Shelby Zucker who is currently enrolled as a Freshmen at Emory University!!!

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9/1/13 - 12:26 PM

She went from a virtual unknown athletic skate boarder(who is a good skater by the way), to becoming one of the top players in the country. Through all her hard work Maria Backman has now made one of her first life changing decision. She is going to be studying/playing at the University of Michigan. After taking the visit she said she was "Overwhelmed by the size, the great academics programs, and the alumni. I want to be apart of something great after basketball, and I felt this would change my life completely."

Maria is a hard worker with a relentless drive to be great. She is an excellent student athlete who will excel in the classroom at the highest level. From Coach Rock, Coach Luck, and the whole New Heights family, Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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Sucess for some of the
8/31/13 - 12:30 PM

It was excellent year of basketball for the "YuNG". Two ladies won chips, the other will be there next year.. Spellman lost to "A" State Champ to Nazareth..Maria Backman(2014) capped off her excellent high school season with an empressive line of 24pts, 16rbs, 4ast, 4stls, 3blks.. She has been putting up stat lines like this all year is averaging, unofficially, 26ppg, 15rbg, 5apg, 4spg, 3bpg 3.7 G.P.A... Maria Has Committed to Michigan!!!!!!!!!

Tyler Raysor(2014) from Trenton Catholic had a great day as well by winning the Public B State Championship.. She had a great game with another double doulbe as well 16pts, 10rbs, 2stls, 2blks, and 5 ast..Tyler has been really passed the ball well all year..She doesnt panic, is under

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Great second half of the Viewing Period!!!
7/15/13 - 01:22 AM

Sydney Zambrotta Christ the King 2016

Expectations are what everyone talks about before the 2nd viewing period.. From the interest/offers that have been presented, the girls have more than exceeded even their own expectations.. Known now to the AAU world as the "Comeback Kids" these ladies have shown that never giving up produces tangible results..

The game of the Summer so far took place at "Run 4the Roses".. Down 15with 3:21 left in the game, against SMAC Elite, the girls made a furious comeback to get a well deserved overtime win in front of more than 70 coaches, and screaming spectators as they watched in awe.. Their were other games that slipped away against good teams like Team Edge, Indian Elite, and Texas Prep but they stepped up with wins against Tennesse

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Excellent Article by nj.com on Tyler Raysor
3/13/13 - 05:55 PM

This article is a testament to hard work,dedication, and getting better.. Good job Tyler!!!!


Raysor's work ethic shines through for Mikes with 21 points, 19 rebounds

By Barry Federovitch/The Times
on March 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM, updated March 12, 2013 at 11:37 Pm

raysor.JPGTCA's Tyler Raysor, right, battles for position with Point Beach's Chloe Johnson, during a NJSIAA girls' basketball TOC quarterfinal game. Raysor finished with 21 points and a game-high 19 rebounds in the Iron Mikes' loss.

TOMS RIVER — There were plenty of tears and bowed heads as the Trenton Catholic Academy girls’ basketball team left the Pine Belt Arena tonight after dropping a sloppy 74-68 decision to Point Pleasant Beach in

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We have Arrived!!!!
2/28/13 - 10:11 PM

Coach Luck  and the staff that promotes YuNG &Tha Restless", would like to wecome you to the site. "YTR" mission is to reach urban/rural girls in all parts of the Metropolitan Area through basketball. We teach girls to aspire to new heights through academics and community service,  We will have roster info, recruiting info, schedules, stats, etc.... The site will be updated regularly with new articles, editorials, and shoutouts, These are some of the parents and players who have experiences with the organization:

"Two years spent with an amazing coach. You have pushed me to reach heights I never imagined to touch, but you also taught me this is only the beginning" Tyler Raysor (Rhode Island 2014)

"The confidence

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