Seton Hall-Bound Carrington Wins MVP as Loughlin Gives St. Anthony A ‘Pile of Hurt’ En Route to SNY Invitational Championship

Loughlin winsNEW 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

SNY Invitational Championship Will Pit Jersey-Bound Recruits Against Jersey Powerhouse

Khadeen SNYNEW 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

GEICO SportsNite: St. Mary’s

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.

Loughlin, Cardozo Prepare for SNY Invitational

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.

Cooke Earns MVP Honors as St. Anthony Wins SNY Invitational; Winning Streak at 81; SNY Invitational All-Tournament Team


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

SNY Invitational Preview: St. Anthony vs. Long Island Lutheran

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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Brown Leads St. Anthony to 80th Straight Victory & Into SNY Invitational Championship; Latest in a Long Line of Hurley-Coached Point Guards

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

St. Anthony Takes 79-Game Winning Streak Into SNY Invitational

Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley and St. Anthony will take a 79-game winning streak into this weekend’s SNY Invitational at City College.

The Friars (14-0) won the SNY event in 2011.

The last time St. Anthony lost a game (in March 2010), the Yankees were the defending World Series champions and Tiger Woods was still married to Elin Nordegren.

In the above video, Hurley talks about the leadership of Temple-bound point guard Josh Brown, who’s averaging 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Brown and the Friars will meet Wes Myers and three-time defending New York PSAL champ Boys & Girls tonight at 8 p.m.

Long Island Lutheran, led by UConn-bound forward Kentan Facey, meets junior point guard Shavar Newkirk and Cardinals Hayes in the first game at 6 p.m.

The winners will meet in Saturday’s 4 p.m. championship game, while the consolation game is at 2.

The games will be shown live on SNY.

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SNY Invitational Preview: Video & Player Blog of Boys & Girls’ Wes Myers

Wesley Myers is a 6-foot-2 senior guard at Brooklyn Boys & Girls, the three-time New York PSAL champions and reigning New York State Federation champs. He and his teammates will face St. Anthony in the SNY Invitational on Friday at City College. Long Island Lutheran meets Cardinal Hayes in the other game Friday. The consolation game and championship will be played Saturday. Here’s his Player Blog.

What’s Up Basketball Family? It’s Wesley Myers here with the 411 on my senior season at the home of the NY State Champions.

It’s been a rather difficult first half of the season because we have a lot of newcomers who are inexperienced with winning and some of the returning players are now thrust into significant playing roles. To read more of this story, click here