NEW YORK — Before taking on Bishop Loughlin for the SNY Invitational championship, Bob Hurley said his team needed to contain Seton Hall-bound guard Khadeen Carrington and Rutgers-bound guard Mike Williams, who had combined for 52 points in the semifinals.
Otherwise, the Hall of Fame coach said, “We’re gonna be in a pile of hurt.”
When all was said and done, Carrington and Williams did deliver a “pile of hurt” on two-time defending champion St. Anthony, combining for 37 points and 16 rebounds as the Brooklyn school demolished Hurley’s club, 69-55, to win the SNY Invitational at CCNY in their first year in the event. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — The SNY Invitational championship will pit two New Jersey-bound recruits against New Jersey’s most storied high school basketball program.
Rutgers-bound guard Mike Williams and Seton Hall pledge Khadeen Carrington (pictured) combined for 52 points as Bishop Loughlin knocked off St. Mary’s of Long Island, 82-69, setting up Saturday’s 4 p.m. championship game against two-time defending SNY Invitational champion St. Anthony at the Nat Holman Gym at CCNY.
The Friars, who won the tournament in 2011 and ’13, escaped with a narrow 67-61 win over Cardozo after four Friars reached double-figures in a game that probably aged Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley a couple of years.
“It’s a great opportunity because St. Anthony has always been one of the top programs in the nation, but to have a chance to play against them, it’s going to really show us how good we are,” the 6-foot-3 Williams said after going a perfect 6-for-6 from beyond the arc en route to 26 points. To read more of this story, click here
On the eve of the SNY Invitational, SNY catches up with the St. Mary’s High School basketball team as it looks to continue its championship tradition.
As Cardozo prepares for the SNY Invitational, SNY tells the story of center Francisco Williams, and the broken path he took to get where he is today.
SNY profiles the Bishop Loughlin Lions, who feature Seton Hall-bound guard Khadeen Carrington and Rutgers-bound guard Mike Williams, as they continue their quest for a Catholic League championship
For more videos, watch Jonas Schwartz sit down with St. Mary’s head coach Bill Harkins to discuss his program and the upcoming SNY Invitational on SNY.tv.
Jonas Schwartz also sat down with Cardozo’s head coach Ron Naclerio to talk about his team, his players, and his experience in the SNY Invitational on SNY.tv.
NEW YORK — There are times when Hallice Cooke looks passive as a basketball player, and other times when he can be a very dangerous man from long range.
Fortunately for St. Anthony, Cooke got into a groove at just the right time.
The 6-foot-3 Oregon State-bound shooting guard earned MVP honors at the SNY Invitational after putting up a game-best 22 points as St. Anthony won its 81st consecutive game, 52-45, over Long Island Lutheran at City College.
St. Anthony (16-0) has now won the SNY Invitational the last two years it has been held — 2011 and ’13.
“Coach [Bob Hurley] didn’t really have the leash on me today,” Cooke, who went 7-of-13 overall and 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, said with a broad smile. “He kind of let me play and he told me that he wasn’t going to take me out of the game. So I just had to be smart and play through mistakes.” To read more of this story, click here
Here’s my TV hit from Friday in which I went out on a limb, ahem, and picked St. Anthony to win the SNY Invitational.
Temple-bound Josh Brown and the Friars take their 80-game winning streak into today’s 4 p.m. championship game against UConn-bound forward Kentan Facey and Long Island Lutheran.
Cardinal Hayes meets Boys & Girls in the 2 p.m. consolation game.
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NEW YORK – When Josh Brown first arrived at St. Anthony High School three years ago, he had never played point guard.
“He didn’t play the position until the end of sophomore year,” Hall of Fame St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley told SNY.tv.
“We said to the AAU guys, ‘Try to start playing him at that position. We think ultimately that’s going to be where he’s going to play in college.'”
Three years later, the Temple-bound Brown is the latest in a long line of Hurley-coached point guards to enjoy success and earn a Division 1 scholarship.
After posting 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and four turnovers to lead St. Anthony to their 80th consecutive victory, 43-28 over Brooklyn Boys & Girls in the SNY Invitational at City College, Brown remains unbeaten in a Friars uniform. So does his teammate, Oregon-State bound senior guard Hallice Cooke, who added 12 points in the win. To read more of this story, click here