Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 11:06 am  |  6 responses

Nike Battle of The Boroughs 2012 Tryouts Start Tonight in NYC!

From our friends at Nike Basketball:


Battle of The Boroughs 2012 Tryouts

You can feel the buzz once again: basketball is back and sitting atop its rightful throne of New York City, the mecca of hoops. The excitement is all around us and basketball is on the tip of every New Yorker’s tongue. There’s a rediscovered energy at MSG with the Knicks promising future, the young Red Storm squad out in Queens ready to make noise in the Big East, and the new Brooklyn Nets getting ready to user in a new, exciting era of NYC hoops.

This excitement trickles down to every baller in the Big Apple. Each one calls his borough “home court,” but now there lies a chance to claim the whole city’s crown. Armed with the most elite high school players from Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, and the Bronx, these teams will duke it out for the title. Each team will be coached summer-long by an iconic leader from it’s borough’s basketball community. After grinding through the summer, the teams will come together for a one-day, winner take all tournament in August. 4 boroughs enter, 1 remains. Queens won the first BOB and Harlem took home the title last year. Which borough has next?

All eligible high school basketball players from the following boroughs are invited to tryout at your borough’s location.  After the tryout period, the head coaches will handpick their roster to represent that borough’s team. Official team roster and coaches will be announced following the tryout period.

Tryout Information:

HARLEM: Tuesday June 5, 6PM – City College of New York

BROOKLYN: Wednesday June 6, 4PM – Bishop Loughlin Memorial Hig School (Vanderbilt Ave Entrance)

BRONX: Wednesday June 6, 8PM – Gauchos Gym

QUEENS: Friday June 8, 6:30PM – Christ The King High School

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  • Marc

    Harlem isn’t a borough though. lol

  • http://Aol QG

    Id b on my way up..im from newark nj and fam in harlem…dang…i would tryout..gotta work …sho ya kats how VAs finesT lites A torch..hahaa..hav fun..ima b wschn…ima try nextyear..ghosT

  • http://Aol QG

    Oh..highschoolers only..my gault..u youngguns do it up…im watchn ya future stars

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I remember trying out for this way back when. I wasn’t good enough, but those teams are prtty much pre picked. They just hold tryouts to say they gave everyone a fair shot. Shout out to CCNY my alma mater!

  • http://slamonline.com TBRK

    @Marc…Manhattan != streetball

  • http://slamonline.com KDub503

    Harlem isn’t a borough, it’s one of like 60 neighborhoods in Manhattan lol. But I imagine the concentration of hoopers is pretty high. And no Staten Island either.