Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NYDLBALL.com 3x3 at Rucker Pros 50th Celebration at Rucker Park, NYC

HARLEM WEEK 2015 

NY Knicks/NBA Cares Basketball Clinic

Staten Island Drum Line

Madd, Madd Shout to Bob McCollough Sr. & 
Fred Crawford Sr., George Ball, 
Each One-Teach One, 
The Harlem Professionals,
Bob McCollough Jr., Darryl Neverson,
NBA Bingo, Harlem Hospital
Bobby Hunter, Joe Hammond,
Richard Pee Wee Kirkland, 
Santos Negron, Bill Perkins,
Staten Island Drum Line,
Billy Santos, NYDLBALL Staff,
Kool DJ Red Alert, Kurtis Blow,
Team Still Here, Team Canada,
New York Sugar Daddies,
The Puerto Rican Pro Legends,
and Team Alkebulan 

PHOTO CREDITS TO 
Paparoxxi Event Photography
888.325.1508  and NYDLBALL.com staffers



  Rich Hasfal aka "The Genie" leads Team Canada [Toronto] into
the playoffs vs Still Here [Medina, OH] in NYDLBALL Masters
3x3...Team Canada advances past Still Here by the score of 21-16. 


Mark Bruner [Still Here] gets a bucket in the low post against Jake McConnell 
[Team Canada] in front of Sunday's Rucker Park crowd.

                 Still Here [3rd Place Winners] with Rucker Park Top 50 Legends Joe 
                           Hammond & Bobby "Zorro" Hunter [Harlem Globetrotters]
                    

It was a rich weekend of Basketball Legends, Fans, Masters of the Game, Celebrities and where everyone was a star!  It was the 50th Anniversary of the Rucker Pro Tournament and the activities included several receptions, a Masters 3x3 Tournament [Age 55 & over] competitive games from High School age to the Semi-Pros.

             WNBA great Teresa Whitherspoon and Joe Hammond
aka The Destroyer take a shot with The New York Sugar
Daddies [55+] 3 on 3 Team.
              Rucker Pro 50th Celebration at Harlem Hospital

          Bob McCollough Sr. at the Rucker Pro 50th
Anniversary celebration at Harlem Hospital, it was a well attended, inspirational, event that will not soon be forgotten.  

Joe Hammond, Bill Willoughby [NBA], Richard Pee-Wee Kirkland, NY State Senator Bill Perkins at the Rucker
50th Celebration.
          
     
       Bob Mccollough Jr. Co-Hosting the Rucker Pro    
50th Celebration, prior to
the screening of his Harlem
Pro Rucker Legends Film.





The New York Knicks Basketball Clinic where all the
young ballers had a great time at Rucker Park.



The Notorious Street-ball Wizard...James "Speedy"
Williams instructs, and inspires, his young charges
to work hard, pay attention, and play smart.


 
    VS
 Still Here & The New York Sugar Daddies battle for NYDLBALL.com 55+
Masters 3x3 Title


The Infamous Gene Ali Jennings [Syracuse, NY] pulls
up on Mark "The Shark" Brunner as The Sugar
Daddies [in white] loose in O.T. to Still Here. 



                       Visions of "Clyde" at the Rucker 50th Event at 
                   Walt Frazier's Restaurant, Midtown, NY


Accross 110 Street...Santos Negron [PR Pro Legends], Zack Husser [The 
Husser Group] and Lahh Woods [NYDLBALL.com]  

     First Annual NYDLBALL.com [AGE 55] 3X3 MASTERS at RUCKER PARK 
     with Kenny Anderson [NBA, white shirt center, over the ball] and Rucker 
     Legend Floyd "The Chief" Layne [Standing 2nd from Left] and George Ball, 
     Director of The National Association of Each One Teach One, and Harlem 
     Rucker Pro Legends [Standing 3rd from Left.]

         TEAM CANADA'S PLAYER/OWNER TEDDY "BEAR' LAAN AND LAHH WOODS

The game hung in the balance until The New York Sugar Daddies lose the 2015 
NYDLBALL Consolation Game to the Still Here Basketball Club, in Over-Time [26-22]


     Team Canada 
              vs 
  Puerto Rican Pro
              Legends



Ron "Stretch" Knect [Team Canada] plays ball control, and keep away vs 
The PR Pros, as the clock runs towards the final seconds in the 2015 
NYDLBALL.com Age 55+ Masters 3x3 Championship game.

Lahh Woods [L] [Puerto Rican Pro Legends] & Jake "The Snake" McConnell
[Team Canada] clash in New York Masters [55 +]  3x3 Championship Game. 

vs 



With the strength of an invading force The Puerto Rican 
Pro Legends compete with TEAM ALKEBULAN for the  
2015 CAMPOS-GARVEY LIBERATION CUP 
at RUCKER PARK, HARLEM-NYC.

 TEAM ALKEBULAN 2015 [NY/NJ/PA]


 



TEAM ALKEBULAN with Rucker Pro Legends
Bob McCollough [Rucker Pros & Each One Teach
One], Emmit Bryant [NBA] George Ball [Rucker
Pros], and Santos Negron [PR PRO LEGENDS]
and the coveted CAMPOS-GARVEY TROPHY

Final Score [64-62] in favor of TEAM ALKEBULAN


 

AMESEGENALLO, ASANTE SANA, MEDASE, AND THANKS TO...
THE RUCKER PRO LEGENDS, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EACH ONE 
TEACH ONE,THE HARLEM PROFESSIONALS, THE RUCKER PROS 50TH 
ANNIVERSARY  ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, HARLEM HOSPITAL, WALT 
FRAZIER'S RESTAURANT, ONE 16 RESTAURANT, HARLEM WEEK,
THE PUERTO RICAN PRO LEGENDS, THE ADAM POWELL STATE 
BUILDING, EACH ONE TEACH ONE TABLE STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS,
THE NEW YORK KNICKS, THE NEW YORK LIBERTY, THE DAILY NEWS,
MR. BOB McCOLLOUGH SR, MR. FRED CRAWFORD, 
MR. GEORGE BALL, MR. BOB McCOLLOUGH JR, MR. BOBBY HUNTER, 
MR. DARRYL NEVERSON, MR. MALIK McCOLLOUGH, MR. SANTOS
NEGRON, MS. THERESA WHITHERSPOON, MR. JOHN PUGH, MR. BILLY SANTOS,
MR. NATE "TINY"ARCHIBALD, MR. ALBERT KING, MR. KENNY ANDERSON,
NYDLBALL.com STAFF, MR. DAVID SANJURJO, MR. EDDIE WOODS,
MR. TED LAAN, MR. TONY GREENE, MR. MARK BRUNSON, 
MR. GEORGE CANTRES, BERNARD BRAITHWAITE, WBAI RADIO,
 MR WENDELL RANSOM, GIL ALVAREZ, MR. KOOL DJ RED ALERT,
MR. BASIR MCHAWE, KOMPFORT ZONE SOAPS, AND 4PEACE QUILT BAGS. 










Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rucker Park 50th Anniversary Celebration with The Rucker Pros



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY, 22, 2015

NEW YORK. N.Y.
All roads lead to Harlem, New York for the 50th Celebration 
of the Rucker Pro Basketball Tournament.   The event is 
hosted by The Rucker Pro Legends, The National 
Association of Each One Teach One, Inc. and the Greater 
Harlem Chamber of Commerce during the Annual Harlem 
Week Celebration.  The weekend will have a number of 
showcase games on Saturday and Sunday. There will be 
youth Basketball Clinic for the children at Rucker Park 
on Sunday afternoon. The festive weekend will begin on 
Friday August 14, 2015 with a reception that will be 
held at the Harlem Hospital Rotunda at 6PM, 506 
Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037  
Located at the corner of 135 Street & Malcolm X Blvd. 
from 6 PM to 8PM.  

                                          RUCKER LEGENDS @ IBALLmag Day 2014


Friday August 14, 2015      There will be a press 
conference, photo op and greeting of  The 50 Greatest 
Ballplayers to play at Rucker Park.  The illustrious 
invited guest list reads like a “Who’s Who of modern 
NYC Basketball History, whether they be a star from 
the ABA, NYC Streetball, the NBA, or from the 
Collegiate ranks. The Rucker 50 Induction list includes 
Julius "Dr. J." Erving (NBA-ABA), Nate "Tiny"
Archibald (NBA), Bobby "Zorro" Hunter 
(Globetrotters), Richard "Pee-Wee" Kirkland [NYC], 
Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond [NYC], Pablo Robinson 
(Globetrotters), Charlie Scott (NBA-ABA), 
Willis Reed (NBA), Doug Cowens (NBA), Carlton 
Green [NYC], Artie Green [NYC], Dave Stallworth 
(NBA), James "Fly" Williams (ABA), Kevin Williams 
(NBA), Steve Burt Sr. [NBA]., Hawthorne Wingo 
(NBA), Charlie Chris (CBA/NBA) and Connie "The 
Hawk" Hawkins (Globetrotters/NBA) to name a few.


        MORE INFO:   
George Ball 347-928-9730 or 
Lahh Woods  347-869-0523
Rucker 50th Celebration Organizing Committee

Sunday, June 28, 2015

NO SCRUBS SCRIMMAGE @ Riverbank Park Harlem, NY-Day One

On a rainy Saturday afternoon in Harlem, NY, NYDLBALL.com launched it's
ALKEBULAN SUMMER competition with 4 on 4 Full Court Play between
QUEENS 1 and BRONX 2.  BRONX 2 though out-sized competed
consistently at a very high level from first whistle to when the lights went out.
There were no game or halftime score deficit that was more than two or three
points for the entire afternoon.  Coach Mike and Coach Rose have always
managed to teach and create strong units of young men in the BX to compete
in neighborhood contest...and this year, obviously, would be no different.
Madd Madd Shout to Coach Floyd Layne, Coach Charles Jackson and Coach
Whimp Ransom for keeping these workouts alive and available in our NYC
community.


All five boroughs will be represented next week when we do it again...for all the
marbles at The International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY.  Friday July
3rd @ 5 PM and Sunday July 5th @ 5PM
                                                BRONX TWO 2015 with Coach Mike
                                         [L to R. Henny, Mike, Rice & Lil Paul Pierce]

The following are notes, observations and game critiques written by the
participants in the scrimmage at Riverbank. The names have not been
changed to protect anyone.  Blessings. LW

                                      
                                                           QUEENS ONE 2015 
             [L to R-Hamed Dosso, Rashawn Ifill, Zhameek Lovejoy, Justin Joseph]

Commentary by Rashawn Ifill

Saturday's 4-Ball scrimmage QUEENS ONE vs BRONX TWO was one for the 
ages as both teams put on a show in an all out effort to prove who is the best in 
the battle of the boroughs. The battle was well fought as Justin Joseph [Far 
Right] hit back to back three-pointers to give Queens One a lead over Bronx 
TWO [20-17-]at the half.


In the second half things started to slow down for QUEENS ONE and 
BRONX TWO started to make an offensive push, grabbing multiple rebounds, 
and playing aggressive defense as they took a 35-29 over QUEENS ONE.  Q1 
mentally taken out of the game had to find some form of offense, [Guard] 
Rashawn "Buckets"Ifill [Guard with the ball] had to reassure them that it 
wasn't over yet...Running a consistent pick and roll with Zhameek Lovejoy 
to cut the deficit to one with the score 38-37.  As time came running down, 
who other than Buckets Ifill to receive the ball into his hands for the 
dagger three-pointer to give QUEENS ONE the victory 40-38.

Commentary by Coach Mike Pascal

Yesterday at Riverbank State Park I was fortunate to attend a great workout along
with a couple of scrimmage games.  This is what NYC basketball is sorely lacking,
the teaching and mentoring of its athletes.  The time spent there working, doing drills,
was truly a grand experience.  I would like to thank Coach Lahh Woods for giving
of his time, knowledge and energy.  Keep the blessings coming, the reward is in
our young people's future.  Peace and Blessings...Yours in Sport.
                                         Coach Mike Pascal