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August 17, 2016

 HEADLINES

TIP OFF CLASSIC DEBUTS ON OCTOBER 8-9

Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9
Liberty Arena & Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA
www.thelibertyarena.net

YOU'RE INVITED

On behalf of ASIANHOOPS.COM, we would like to invite your team to participate in the 2016 ASIANHOOPS.COM Tip-Off Classic to be held on the weekend of October 8-9, 2016 at LIBERTY ARENA & LYCOMING COLLEGE in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (total of 6 courts).

This inaugural 2-day tournament basketball festival looks to bring Asian basketball teams from the East Coast and Canada together for a holiday weekend (U.S.-Columbus Day; Canada-Thanksgiving) of basketball, friendships and fun reminiscent of tournaments played in the 80's and 90's. Back in the day, these weekend tournaments were a place where life time friendships were forged between teammates and opponents.

You may have heard of Williamsport - It is famous for hosting the LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES annually each August.

The TIP-OFF CLASSIC will feature ten (10) divisions of play: Men's Open, Men's Friendship, Men's 30+ over, Men's 40+ over, Women's, Girls 18u, Boys 18u, Boys 15u, Boys 13u and Boys 11u. Each team is guaranteed to play in at least FOUR (4) games throughout the weekend with every team advancing to the playoffs/championship round.

For more information on this inaugural Tip-Off Classic, and how to sign your team up, please click here.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR EACH DIVISION, DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS SEPTEMBER 16 OR WHEN DIVISIONS ARE FILLED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.


RESULTS

2016 3on3 Finale

RL CRUISERS CAPTURE ALL STAR DIVISION AGAIN

Too many times to count as the RL Cruisers captured the All Star division once again. The trio of Tony Hu, Ian Yu, and Eddie Wang took on some of the best ballers in the NYC/NJ area and came away with another 3on3 championship. In the championship game, Eddie Wang it a game winning fade away buzzer beater to cement their place in 3on3 history over the Young Life Rockits 25-23.

Congratulations to all the champions and all the teams that participated in this 22nd 3on3. We hope you had a memorable time playing hoops with friends and hanging out with no worries except how I'm going to score the next bucket. We hope to see you in 2017 for the 23rd Annual tournament.

22nd Annual 3on3 Basketball Championships
Thanks to all of you who helped with making this year's 3on3 tournament - FUN TIMES FOR ALL. Whether you helped with scorekeeping, setting up or cleaning up - every little bit helps. And of course, thank you to Kalvin Lee and Dr. Jenny Zhu of Manhattan Bridge Orthodontics for contributing to this community event. In addtion, we'd like to thank Bill Bahlman, who has captured so many exciting moments with his stunning photography of the 3on3. Join the ASIANHOOPS FACEBOOK PAGE and you'll see what I'm talking about.

special thanks to the team organizers, coaches, captains, players, family, friends and volunteers
who attended this year's 5on5 Friendship Cup and made it another FUN EVENT.

 

JUNE 18 RESULTS

Boys 13u - Junior Rockits
Boys 15u - NY Titans
Boys 18u - AAYC
Women's - NYC Sabres

 

 

JUNE 12 RESULTS

Men's B - NY Ttans
Men's C+ - Flying Tigers
Men's C - Logos
6/12/16 & 6/18/16 - The weather was nice and the action on the courts was exciting as the 16th Annual 5on5 Friendship Cup tipped it off on Sunday, June 12th and Saturday, June 18th. Great to see returning teams and those formed just for this year's tournament. It was an opportunity to hang out with friends and play some bball too. Hope to see you all at the 22nd 3on3 in late July.

Philadelphia Suns Spring Invitational

4/2/16 - The Philadelphia Suns and the Bucksmont Indoor Sports Center played host to the 2016 Philadelphia Suns Spring Invitational as teams from the east coast gathered for another round of exciting Asian bball action. Divisions of play include:
Boys 11u, Boys 13u, Boys 15u, and Men's Friendship. In the Boys 11u, Lunar NYC took top honors. The Boys 13u and 15u saw the Rockits boys teams claim both championships. Finally, the Men's Friendship division was captured by Fastball Fong.


BOYS 11U CHAMPS - LUNAR NYC


BOYS 15U CHAMPS - NY CHINATOWN LIFE ROCKITS

CANADA CONTINUES TO RULE AT 2016 NACBA PRE-NATIONALS
+ new york and new jersey youth teams also shine

2/27/16 - March Madness started early this year as the NACBA hosted 46 teams in the annual Pre-Nationals at Competitive Edge Sports (King of Prussia, PA) on Saturday, February 27th. Buzzer beaters, overtimes and exciting break your ankle moves ruled at this year's tournament. In the end, seven teams captured the coveted title of NACBA champions led by the continued success by our Canadian brothers/sisters from the CCYAA organization. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SCOOP.


 

 

BIG DAY FOR MANY AT GIVE ME 5

12/12/15 - It was a BIG DAY at the 2015 9th Annual Give Me 5 Tip Off classic as twenty-six teams battled it out for one of five championships at Coastal Sports in Fairfield, New Jersey. For more, click here

The 5th Annual Chinatown Community Junior Basketball League (JBL) sponsored by MANHATTAN BRIDGE ORTHODONTICS came to a close this Sunday, December 13th with the championship game. The league leading UCONN defeated Georgetown in the exciting finale. Thanks again to Kalvin and Jenny Lee of MBO. Thanks to all the coaches, volunteers, and parents for another exciting season.

The evening was electric as over 450 alumni, friends and family members celebrated the 30th anniversary of the New York Rockits Athletes In Action organization. Early on, members welcomed New York Knicks legend, John Starks who dropped by to sign autographs and take pictures courtesy of founder, Leo Hirata. The evening continued on with special presentations to Richard "Quan" Wong, Denny Lee and NYC Sabres/NY Falcons founder, Tom Law. Throughout the evening, commemorative T-shirts were handed out to members and raffle prizes were offered to those lucky winners.

Special thanks to all the sponsors, donators, contributors for their generosity. Also, thanks to all the community organizations for attending and celebrating with us.

Nice seeing everyone. See you all again in five years!!!

Happy Holidays,

Denny, Quan, Kevin Low, Ken Lee, Nelson Yu

 

 

 

NEW YORK ROCKITS DOUBLE UP IN PHILLY

October 24, 2015 - The New York Junior Rockits and the Young Life Rockits captured the championships in the boys 12u and boys 18u divisions at the 2015 Philadelphia Suns Fall Invitational. Playing in the first tournament of the 2015-2016 hoop season, Coach Kevin and the Junior Rockits came back and forced overtime before eventually defeating the NY Titans in another exciting finale. For the Young Life Rockits, it was their 2nd championship of the season as Coach Ken Lee has the boys playing some spirited defense coupled with some timely shooting. With a roster of 8 players (4 of which were from the boys 15u team), the victory was definitely rewarding. For more, go to www.nyrockits.org

 

EXCITEMENT x 1

The 21st Annual Asian 3on3 Basketball Championships enjoyed great weather and buzzer beaters galore. The action was non-stop and the only thing that was raining - were the TREYS. In all, over 180 teams came to Chinatown to enjoy the two weekends full of hoops and fun.

Asianhoops.com has decided to create a fan poll for best game of the weekend. Winners get a free entry to next year's 3 on 3. Go to the asianhoops FACEBOOK join now - CLICK HERE
Add more friends to like our page for more votes! Get your votes in now!
Feel free to add other exciting games to poll

Thanks to everyone that participated in the 21st Annual 3on3. We look foward to having you back in 2016.

Congratulations to all the 2015 3on3 champions

 

SUPER, STUPENDOUS, SCINTALATING

The first weekend of the Friendship Cup was indeed SUPERB as the up and comng youth ballers from around the NYC/NJ region got the opportunity to hoop it up on Saturday, June 13th. Chinese, Filipino and Korean basketball teams were all well represented. The family atmosphere was ever present as the adults came out in full force to cheer on their sons, daughters, nephews, grandkids, et al.

The second weekend was hampered by light showers but we were still able to complete most of our games except for a few. Eventually, we were able to complete the Men's AB division on June 30th with the Rockits Alumni taking the championship over young studs, Jack's Crew. In the Women's division, the NYC Sabres prevailed over the NY ISS Flightz.

Thanks to all the teams for participating in the first weekend of the 15th Annual Friendship Cup. Our champions for 2015 are:

Boys 11U: JUNIOR ROCKITS
Boys 13u: JUNIOR ROCKITS
Boys 15u West: LUNAR NYC
Boys 15u East: NEW YORK TITANSx
Junior Men 18u: NEW YORK TITANS
Men's C: NAPHI
Men's CC: ROCKITS REUNITED
Men's B: PIONEERS
Men's AB: Rockits Alumni
Women's: NYC Sabres

The FRIENDSHIP CUP gives players of all abilities a chance to form a team of friends, family members, or just those who love the game to play some 5on5 full court streetball. It's a chance to hang out with friends; or even grab some dumplings and a bubble tea in Chinatown.

35th ANNUAL
NORTH AMERICAN CHINESE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

May 22-25, 2015
MONTREAL, CANADA

LUNAR NYC AND NY TITANS LEAD THE WAY

The 35th Annual NACBA Invitational Basketball Tournament held over the Memorial Day Weekend was highlighted by the victories of two local New York basketball organizations: LUNAR NYC (formerly the USAB Warriors) and the NEW YORK TITANS. In the action packed Men's Open division (the NACBA's highest rated division), Coach/Founder Bill Chan and his Lunar NYC took the coveted championship and the title of "NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" by defeating the Toronto Huskies, 59-35. Led by the outstanding play of MVP Joe Vines and team members, Sabatino Chen, and Austin Yuen, this trio was unstoppable.

In the Junior Men 18-under division, it was the New York Titans who took home the coveted championship by defeating the Markham FCCM team, 38-31. It was the first national championship for the Titans organization as founder/organizer Leo Lee and his coaches have steadily built a powerhouse in only a few short years after a break of 15+ years. Coach Tommy Cheung is especially proud as his son, Preston Cheung took MVP honors and displayed and exciting brand of team basketball.

Congratulations to all the newly crowned champions and to all the teams for participating.

Women's Open: TORONTO WARRIORS
Girls 18u: VANCOUVER STRATHCONA
Boys 15u: TORONTO CCYAA
Men's Friendship: MARKHAM FCCM
Men's 35+: TORONTO CCYAA
Men's Old School 50+: TORONTO CCYAA

Hope to see you in Dallas, Texas in 2016. The NACBA and Team Dallas will be looking to show you the Wild West.

Thank you to Richard Chin, Casey Wu, MMAC (Montreal Mynix Athletic Club) and its volunteers for hosting a wonderful event.

For the latest happenings on this year’s tournament, 2016 and a special project to be announced on October 1, 2015, please “LIKE” our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nacba or go to www.nacbait.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25


13u Junior Rockits point guard Ethan Chan taking it up strong - FEARLESS!!!

Titans, Rockits, and Borough City Ballers - victorious

The 2015 17th Annual ABC - Asian Basketball Classic - one of the longest running Asian basketball tournaments on the east coast was yet another opportunity for the Asian basketball community to get together and hoop it up. Although this year's tournament only hosted 3 divisions compared to years past. The action was non-stop. In the Boys 13u division, the Junior Rockits played superbly and defeated the NY Titans. In the Boys 15u division, it was the NY Titans defeating Husay-JC, an all-Filipino team. Finally, in the Men's Friendship, the Borough City Ballers outlasted the Boston Knights - 4 generations. For more, click here.

MARCH MADNESS AT THE PRE-NATIONALS

The 2015 NACBA Pre-Nationals proved that March Madness is not only relegated to the annual NCAA tournament as 48 teams from the east coast and Canada met on Saturday, March 7th at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, PA to vie for the coveted championships in seven divisions of play. The action was non-stop from the beginning as were the killer crossovers, three-point bombs and buzzer beaters. Long time basketball organizations with numerous teams in the tournament like the Philadelphia Suns, Washington CYC, Lunar NYC, NY Titans, NYC Falcons and Sabres, RL Cruisers, NY Rockits and our brothers from Toronto CCYAA to name a few were all there to support the continued growth of Chinese/Asian basketball. It was great to welcome the Korean teams from D.C. and Philadelphia and a Filipino youth team, BSA New York. Without a doubt, this year’s tournament was one of the best.
The seven divisions of play was a record for the NACBA Pre-Nationals as were the number of teams.

Our CHAMPIONS FOR 2015:
Boys 12U: NY JUNIOR ROCKITS
Boys 13U: LUNAR NYC
Boys 15U: BOSTON HURRICANES
Boys 18U: NY TITANS
Mens Friendship: TORONTO UNITED
MensOpen: TORONTO CCYAA DRAGONS
Womens: NYC SABRES
For complete coverage and a tournament recap, please visit: www.facebook.com/nacba

The 4th Annual Chinatown Community "JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE - JBL" sponsored by Manhattan Bridge Orthodontics concluded with an exciting finish with the Harvard team missing a last second shot at the buzzer and losing an 18-17 decision to the victorious YALE team. Thanks again to Kalvin Lee and Jenny Zhu of MBO. Also, a big thanks to commissioner Kevin Low, the coaches and volunteers for another great season. Lastly, thanks to all the parents who came out to support the kids. Hope to see all of you soon.

For more information on the JBL, click here.

REMEMBER THE TITANS
& CRUISERS RETURN TO GLORY
LUNAR NYC (formerly USAB) makes debut

11/8/14 - Not the movie. The New York Titans Asian basketball organization. Reborn about 3 years ago after a 10+ year hiatus, they've been quietly rebuilding their program and it was evident as they captured two of the youth championships at the 8th Annual Give Me 5 Tip Off Classic at Coastal Sports on November 8-9.

The New York Cruisers never left but this tournament signaled the return of center George Chan to Asian hoops after a 1-1/2 to 2 year rehabilitation from ACL surgery. George didn't disappoint and the Cruisers went on to take the Men's Open championship.

Additionally, we saw the debut of the LUNAR NYC basketball program. They may look familiar as they were formerly known as the USAB Warriors. Founder Bill Chan continues to build upon his youth basketball dynasty as he has captured the most 18u championships in NACBA history.

For more on the Give Me 5, click here.