Monthly Archives: October 2021

Question of the Day… Is MADISON ST. ROSE, the ALL TIME G.O.A.T🐐?

I have a question to ask. It will certainly perk up old school shore fans. It’s a question that nobody can say they are 100% correct in answering. That’s because we all have our opinions. My question is a simple … Continue reading

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A FEW RANDOM THOUGHTS TO START THE WEEK🏀💪

There seems to be some stories developing in the last few weeks around the entire state. Teams, players, AAU and of course in the recruiting world. So today I have a few Random Thoughts to start the week. Well it’s … Continue reading

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The 2021-22 Season … COMING FAST AND WHO IS READY?💪🏀

It time for the lead up to the 2021 -22 basketball season. In 5 weeks the first day of practice will take place. Some teams will be ready from day one. While other teams will use the first month trying … Continue reading

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BELLA ORLANDO FINDS MONTCLAIR STATE AT THE BUZZER👏🏀

Sometimes the hardest thing for people to do is to be led. Sometimes the hardest thing for people to do is to listen. Sometimes the hardest thing for kids to do is make sacrifices. These things sound so easy, until … Continue reading

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TRACEY SABINO’S SHORESHOTS… NOBODY DELIVERS BETTER OR MORE🏀💪

Yesterday Maggie Cavanaugh gave a verbal commitment to UNH. She is part of a group of players who are all on there way to college. She is also a part of a group that nobody thought would be where they … Continue reading

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UNH IS WALKING ON SUNSHINE… Lands MAGGIE CAVANAUGH🌹🍾🥂

Another member of the New Jersey SHORESHOTS has come rolling off the board, this time right into the arms of the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. That’s because one of the best true combo guards in all of New Jersey, MAGGIE … Continue reading

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ARLIANA TORRES…DOING SPECIAL THINGS🏀💪

I f there is one team this fall that has surprised everyone this fall, it’s TOMS RIVER NORTH. Not because they have yet to lose in the Hoop Group Fall league. What is impressive is how hard they play as … Continue reading

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MY RANT… mind your AAU BUSINESS 📣

Last year Nina Emance of TRINITY HALL sat in my office crying. Why was she crying? Because she was confused as to what AAU team she should play for. She asked me if she should play for the NJ BELLES … Continue reading

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JUSTINE PISSOTT… WE ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT🏀💪👏

Justine Pissott is on her official visit to the University of Tennessee this weekend. She is going to get her first real taste of big time athletics. She will see things that she didn’t know existed. She will see facilities … Continue reading

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BROOKE HOLLAWELL .. . A DARTMOUTH DREAM COMES TRUE🙏🏀

Sometimes kids have to be a little stronger than most. Adversity can sometimes make us a little stronger. It can also cause doubt. That doubt, that can put a dream on pause. It’s during these times a kid and a … Continue reading

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DOROTHY LOFFREDO… CHARACTER AND STEVENS TECH…WIN AGAIN 🏀💪👏

There are kids you root for and cheer a little harder for than most. There are kids everyone likes and respects. There are kids who constantly do the right things. There are kids whose character is unapologetic special as result … Continue reading

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RBC AND SJV…NO BOYZ ALLOWED excitement👏🏀

Now it’s just a fall game and everyone knows fall game scores don’t mean a hell of a lot. That’s because the rotations and Substitution patterns look nothing like a real game. But last nights RBC vs SJV game was … Continue reading

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Josie Munson…A Gym Rat making SACRIFICES 💪🏀

There has always been something different about kids whose number one goal is to get better. I have always said that kids willing to sacrifice always seem to improve your team morale and culture. Now it certainly doesn’t hurt when … Continue reading

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ASHLEY SOFIKANICH OF SJV…SO MANY GIFTS!

When a player is blessed with all the natural gifts. Everyone has a opinion of what that players the end game will look like one day. They often try to predict what is in in store for the future. It’s … Continue reading

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SIOBHAN STAPLETON… the perfect player🏀💪

Last year Matt McCarthy told me he had one of the best freshman in the state of New Jersey on his roster. I quickly reminded him that Nina Emance has been training with me since 3rd grade. That is when … Continue reading

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JINEEN AYYASH…READY💪🏀

Today I want to give parents and kids out there a little lesson. The lesson is really quite simple. Keep your mouth shut, work hard and be ready when your opportunity arrives. That is exactly what Jineen Ayyash of RED … Continue reading

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FALL LEAGUE RANDOM THOUGHTS🤫🏀

The Hoop Group Fall League brought some interesting thoughts to the table for me last night. Everyone knows who wins and loses in a fall league game really does mean very much. But finding out what players appear to be … Continue reading

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SOPHIE SMITH… the YOUNG GOAT 🐐

If you heard me talk about players in the past. Two words always comes up.. IMPROVEMENT CURVE. It’s that thing that so often determines the future of young players. Right now NO YOUNG PLAYER has had a bigger improvement curve … Continue reading

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THE COVER UP IN RECRUITING 🏀

Today’s rant will not be filled with pictures just words. Today’s rant is about truth, it’s about honesty and people’s livelihoods and kids futures. Today I am going to talk about a uncomfortable topic. It’s a topic that is talked … Continue reading

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THE 2025/2026 Classes are the best ever💪👀🏀👏

NBS, Is a place for kids to challenge themselves. It’s a place where a player can truly gain the respect of their peers and of course college coaches. This year like every year has been a banner season in terms … Continue reading

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