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December 23, 2016
It's the Dance before the "Big Dance". The buzzer beaters, game winning shots, and killer crossovers are sure to be seen at The NACBA 2017 PRE-NATIONALS on Saturday, February 25th. This year's edition of the Pre-Nationals will undoubtedly be one of the best tournaments on the east coast. In 2016, 46 teams from the East Coast and Canada, and teams representing the East/Southeast Asian basketball community (Chinese, Filipino, Korean) were all proudly represented.
On behalf of the North American Chinese Basketball Association, we would like to invite your team to participate in the NACBA 2017 PRE-NATIONALS to be held at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, PA. (CES is the Mid-Atlantic regions premier basketball destination. The facility is equipped with five (5) air conditioned state of the art basketball courts. Visit www.cesports.net for more information). So bring your game, not your name.
This year's PRE-NATIONALS will feature eight (8) divisions of play: Men's
Open, Men's Friendship, Men's 30+, Women's,
Please note that only a limited of spots are available in each division for this one day tournament. Teams interested should follow the registration procedures to ensure a spot for you team.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: As soon as divisions are filled or February 7, 2016 whichever comes first
To get the latest scoop on what's going on at this year's PRE-NATIONALS, go to www.facebook.com/nacba and join.
VALLEY FORGE / KING
OF PRUSSIA - www.valleyforge.org
NACBA basketball will make its first visit to Madison, Wisconsin for the 37th Annual Chinese Invitational Basketball Tournament on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2017.
Madison is surrounded by two beautiful lakes - Mendota and Monona; and is a city ready to WELCOME YOU to a weekend (or week) full of fun and hoops.
Start at the lake by renting a kayak, canoe or paddle board. Or just cast your line and catch a bass, northern pike, sturgeon, walleye and many others species. If relaxation and a little sun is what you are looking for then just head to one of the many beaches (no less than 12 of them). For those that want to explore Madison, FREE activities are abundant. Stroll through Olbrich Botanical Gardens which features a Thai Pavillion-the only one in North America. Or head to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. Walk down State Street (closed off to motor vehicles) on your way to the campus of the University of Wisconsin and you'll have your choice of shops, galleries, food carts, cafes, bars, and restaurants (over 200) that will energize everyone. There's more!! Madison is chock full of arts/culture activities and these are free to: Chazen Museum of Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). If you are bringing the kids, the Henry Vilas Zoo is also free. Tours of the Wisconsin State Capitol, a national historic landmark is also free. You will also want to make a stop at the Memorial Union Terrace, Madison's favorite landmark. The amazing view is complimented by the food, live music, and open art studios make this a crowd favorite. The weekend highlight also includes the Worlds Largest Bratfest (www.bratfest.com). Brats, Beer and Music You can't find that in Chinatown.
BASKETBALL will still be the focal point of the weekend and we are excited to announce that games will be played on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday/Sunday (8 courts) culminating with Championship Monday at Madison College.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Madison, Wisconsin - ITS BIG 10 FUN
For more information, go to www.nacbait.com
ALL ABOUT THE KIDS
The 6th edition of the community JBL concluded with another exciting Championship Game as the second seed Thunder (3-3) upset the undefeated Cavaliers (6-0) in the finale.
Special thanks to Commissioner Kevin Low and all the volunteers for their dedication to making this a memorable time for everyone.
For more pics, go to the Facebook.com/asianhoops page.
For final standings, click here.
- Junior Rockits
Boys 13u Champions - SIPAG and Boys 15u champions - KSANY
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.
3on3 Basketball Championships
who attended this year's 5on5 Friendship Cup and made it another FUN EVENT.
JUNE 18 RESULTS
- Junior Rockits
JUNE 12 RESULTS
Men's B - NY Ttans
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
BOYS 11U CHAMPS - LUNAR NYC
BOYS 15U CHAMPS - NY CHINATOWN LIFE ROCKITS
+ 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.
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!!!
Denny, Quan, Kevin Low, Ken Lee, Nelson Yu
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 years tournament was one
of the best.
Our CHAMPIONS FOR 2015: