Basketball

Sunnyside street co-named for Queens basketball coach Jerry Ingenito
Sunnyside street co-named for Queens basketball coach Jerry Ingenito
Sports Angy Altamirano 9/23/2013 at 4:31PM

Jerry Ingenito devoted his life to young players off and on the basketball court, and now his name will forever live on in one of the many communities where he coached. Family and residents joined Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer on Saturday, September 21 to celebrate and honor the life of Ingenito, who coached young basketball [...]

Former Knicks forward Larry Johnson greets players at Flushing basketball tournament
Former Knicks forward Larry Johnson greets players at Flushing basketball tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/14/2013 at 5:06PM

Councilmember Peter Koo sponsored a basketball tournament Saturday morning in Flushing, which highlighted a guest appearance by two-time NBA all-star and former Knicks forward Larry Johnson. The third annual Bland Basketball Tournament featured matches with young children, high school players and adults. The goal of the tournament is to bring more players and attention to [...]

FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 8/27/2013 at 9:14AM

The Fire Department was just too hot to handle in the inaugural Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament at Daniel O’Connell Park on Sunday, August 25. FDNY from Engine 317 and Ladder 165 defeated the 113th Precinct, 30-15, before crushing the community team 36-18 to win the tournament. Jamahl Wright of the fire team scored the [...]

LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/26/2013 at 3:01PM

It’s not just Ladies who Love Cool James. The rapper and actor, whose real name is James Smith, was surrounded by hundreds of male and female fans and residents for pictures and hugs as he made his way through Daniel O’Connell Park to watch the games of his 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament on [...]

Kids: Shoot hoops with Carmelo Anthony at Queens College
Kids: Shoot hoops with Carmelo Anthony at Queens College
News Liam La Guerre 7/30/2013 at 6:27PM

In sports it’s good to be trained by the best. And lucky pro-basketball hopefuls will have a chance to do just that when Knicks star Carmelo Anthony visits Queens College on August 3 and 4 to instruct young players at his basketball camp, Citi Camp Melo. Anthony will join local coaches to talk about the [...]

Harlem Magic Masters perform for kids at York College
Harlem Magic Masters perform for kids at York College
News Queens Courier Staff 7/26/2013 at 2:40PM

CHARLES OSBORN As Jay Bryant, the brains behind the Harlem Magic Masters basketball and the emcee of its events, called out the name of each member of his team, a gymnasium filled with 300 campers from a half dozen organizations at York College on July 24 went ballistic. The children visited the school to see [...]

Nets score keeper reflects on basketball tenure, Bayside ties
Nets score keeper reflects on basketball tenure, Bayside ties
Sports Melisa Stumpf 6/06/2013 at 12:09PM

Herb Teretsky, 67, does not think of himself as a superstar. He has kept score for the Nets for the past 47 years and plans to work four more years to reach a career benchmark. The dedicated score keeper has not missed a game since 1984. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn and [...]