Castle Hosting Clinic for 11-14 Year Olds / God Shammgod Leads Star-Studded Staff
September 6, 2017
Castle Athletics announced today that it will host a basketball clinic this Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 1:00-4:00pm, at The Salvation Army located at 540 Lenox Avenue in Harlem. The clinic will be limited to the first 75 participants that register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will need to register and will receive a confirmation of registration.
The clinic will be led by God Shammgod, now coaching with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Shammgod played scholastically at LaSalle Academy in Manhattan (and was selected to the 1995 McDonald’s All-American Team), collegiately at Providence College, and professionally in both the NBA and the Chinese Basketball Association. Before joining the Mavs’ staff, Shammgod served on Coach Cooley’s staff at Providence. But, he will not be alone.
Joining the staff for the clinic will be Moses Brown (a senior at Archbishop Molloy HS and ranked 17 in the ESPN 100), Nazreon Reid ( a senior at Roselle Catholic HS and ranked 18 in the ESPN 100), Souleymane Koureissi ( a senior at Iona Prep HS and ranked 44 power forward in the country), and Bevon Robin, Marcus Matthews and Ghandhi Martin, all Castle coaches. Coach Robin is also the 3rd all-time leading scorer for Fordham University.
The staff will be focusing on fundamentals and team related drills.
Do not forget to register as spots will go quickly and only 75 players will be allowed in the gym.
Castle Athletics Annual Gala
August 17, 2017
Castle Teams Finish Live Periods Strong / Younger Teams Hit the Local Hardtops
August 2, 2017
The Castle Athletics boys and girls high school teams finished the Live period with outstanding runs in their respective tournaments. The past three weeks saw the boys compete in Las Vegas (in both the Adidas Summer Championships and the Big Foot Las Vegas Classic), Spooky Nook (at the Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest) and Springfield (at the Basketbull Summer Championships). In between, players attended elite camps such as the Hoop Group camp at Albright College where Souleymane Koureissi was named Most Outstanding Prospect, Malachi DeSousa was named MVP of the All-Star game and numerous other Castle players were selected to the all-star teams. Additionally, Koureissi was one of the 80 players nationwide to attend the UA All-American camp where he shined and gained national recognition. At the respective tournaments, the 17U, 16U and 15U boys teams competed hard and, in each, went deep into the tournaments with the 15U squad (coached by Marcus Matthews) winning the championship in Springfield and the 16U team (coached by Rudy King) finishing in the runner-up position. In Las Vegas, the 17U team ran through its pool at Adidas 3-0, then knocked off K Low Elite before bowing out with a close loss to the Atlanta Celtics, a premier Adidas Gold squad.
The 16U girls team has had a great Live period as well. The team played at Spooky Nook in the Blue Chip before heading to the Nike tournaments in Chicago and Atlanta. The team, led by Emilee Christopher and Percell Dugger, represented the program well and showed the talent that will be hitting the courts in the upcoming year for Castle Athletics and their respective high schools.
The younger Castle teams are still playing and representing the organization in July and August. Teams are competing in NYC tournaments such as Future Talent, Ballin Out Loud, Positive Influence, Just Say No, The Goat, Each One Teach One, and Gladiator Sports.
Congratulations to all coaches and players!! Enjoy the rest of the Summer!!