It was a great weekend of competitive basketball at the Second Annual Summer Championships. Our tournament of champions crowned 2011's best in 8 age groups, with outstanding competition between teams from 6 states. Team Albany 360 led the way, capturing the spotlight 11th Grade Division behind MVP Trahmire Burrell and All-Tournament selections Shane Natale and Rushon Young, while the Long Island Knights/Davis continued their outstanding season, overwhelming a strong 10th Grade Division led by MVP Daniel Pierrot and All-Tournament choices Chris Millender, Stephon Odle, and Latrell Washington. Jerry Powell's Team Express dominated the 9th Grade Division, with MVP Tavon Ginyard and All-Tournament Team members Dylan Balducci, Mike Farells, and Jimmy Golaszewski almost unstoppable, and Shabue Mosely's excellent T&D squad won a terrific final to take home the 8th Grade hardware, with MVP Melshawn McPherson and All-Tournament Team selections Charles Hickson and Mike Smith leading the way. The Middle School Division Champion was LIL Diasparra, who looked very impressive. MVP Jerome Kalloo and All-Tournament Team members John Alimo and Damani Meyers were outstanding. The 12U crown went to the North Babylon Bulldogs, with Joseph Klages leading the way, the 11U to LIL Lewis, with outstanding play from MVP Savion Lewis and All Tournament Team members Julien Crittendon and Jason Robinson, and the 10U trophy was claimed by the Long Island Wizards. MVP Gerard St. Laurent and All-Tournament Team member Daniel Nixon
led the Wizards to the upset.  
10th Grade Division
Champion: Long Island Knights
MVP: Daniel Pierrot, LI Knights/St. Anthony's
All-Tournament Team
Andrew Dobkowski, East Islip HS
Najee Khan, 4 EverPlayers/Woodlands HS
Chris Millender, LI Knights/Longwood HS
Stephon Odle, LI Knights/Longwood HS
Onye Onwokanjo, Westchester Hawks/New Rochelle
Latrell Washington, LI Knights/Longwood HS
8th Grade Division
Champion: T&D
MVP: Melshawn McPherson, T&D/North Babylon
All-Tournament Team
Alex Belbusti, Westchester Knights/Iona Prep
Charles Hickson, T&D, Copiague HS
Wayne Hoffman, Westchester Knights/East Chester HS
Kevin Mestica, Baldwin Knights/Holy Cross HS
Jude Rich, Long Island Knights
Mike Smith, T&D/Copiague HS
Middle School Division
Champion: LIL Diasparra
MVP: Jerome Kalloo, LIL Diasparra
All-Tournament Team
John Alimo, LIL Diasparra
Damani Meyers, LIL Diasparra
4th Grade Division
Champion: Long Island Wizards
MVP: Gerard St. Laurent, Long Island Wizards
All-Tournament Team
Jeff Carr, Wildcats
Daniel Nixon, Long Island Wizards
Jeff Terry, LIL Lewis
Antonio Scotto, Kendall Madison Playaz
Isaiah Thompson,  Long Island Wizards
11th Grade Division
Champion: Team Albany 360
MVP: Tramire Burrell, Albany 360/Summit Christian
All-Tournament Team
Hassan Abdula, NJe/Trenton Central
Mike Bairdi, Long Island Warriors/Smithtown West
Ryan Hickey, Long Island Warriors/Smithtown West
Shane Natale, Albany 360/Bethlehem HS
Barry Robinson, Team Domination/Uniondale HS
Rushon Young, Albany 360/Bishop Magin
9th Grade Division
Champion: Team Express
MVP: Tavon Ginyard, Team Express/SJB
All-Tournament Team
Manual Alieca, NJe/Lawrence, NJ HS
Dimitri Badette, Shooting Stars/Valley Steam South HS
Dylan Balducci, Team Express/Massapequa HS
Mike Farella, Team Express/Holy Trinity
Jimmy Golaszewski, Team Express/Holy Trinity
Cody Mitchell, Long Island Knights/Lindenhurst HS
5th Grade A Division
Champion: LIL Lewis
5th Grade A&B MVP: Savion Lewis, LIL Lewis
All-Tournament Team
Julien Crittendon, LIL Lewis
Jason Robinson, LIL Lewis
10th Grade MVP
Daniel Pierott
LI Knights/St. Anthony's
4th Grade MVP
Gerard St. Laurent
Long Island Wizards
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5th Grade B Division
Champion: Baldwin Blue Devils
All-Tournament Team
Christian Berry, North Babylon Bulldogs
Nasim Cylin, Baldwin Blue Devils
Jonathan Harewood, Baldwin Blue Devils
6th Grade Division
Champion: N. Babylon Bulldogs
MVP:Joseph Klages, North Babylon Bulldogs
All-Tournament Team
Tommy Campbell, LIL Campbell
11th Grade MVP
Tramire Burrell
Albany 360/Summit Christian
9th Grade MVP
Tavon Ginyard
Team Express/SJB
8th Grade MVP
Melshawn McPherson T&D/North Babylon
Middle School MVP
Jerome Kalloo
LIL Diasparra
6th Grade MVP
Joseph Klages
North Babylon Bulldogs
5th Grade MVP
Savion Lewis
LIL Lewis
Tramire Burrell, Shane Natale,
and Rushon Young/Albany 360
Barry Robinson
Team Domination/Uniondale HS
Mike Bairdi and Ryan Hickey LI  Warriors/Smithtown West
Daniel Pierrot, Chris Millender, Stephon Odle, and Latrell Washington/ LI Knights
Najee Khan
4 EverPlayers/Woodlands HS
Julien Crittendon, Savion Lewis, Jason Robinson, LIL Lewis
Jerome Kalloo, Damani Meyers, John Alimo
LIL Diasparra
Tavon Ginyard, Dylan Balducci, Mike Farella, Jimmy Golaszewski/Team Express
Dimitri Badette
Shooting Stars
Kevin Mestica
Baldwin Knights/Holy Cross HS
Antonio Scotto
Kendall Madison Playaz
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Manual Alieca
NJe/Lawrence, NJ HS
Jack Carr
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