Established in 2014 with the purpose of offering dynamic basketball programs for all skill levels, New Jersey’s Northeast Basketball Club has become a staple of the east coast hoops scene.
Northeast offers individual and small group training, limited competitive team play, as well as NBA pre-draft training for players looking to make the League. Northeast Run, an invite-only open gym competition for highly-skilled players, features high school All-Americans and NBA vets.
Founder and director Trevor Harris has just announced NEBC’s inaugural “Club Member” ambassadors, which features of group of young players making an impact in their community both on and off the court.
“I greatly appreciate the athletes and families that came out to celebrate this year’s ambassador class,” Harris says. “Each and every athlete is extremely special both on and off the court, and I’m happy to have them a part of our program at Northeast. I couldn’t imagine a better group of individuals to represent our inaugural club members class.”
That list includes Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly, who is hosting his own basketball camp, powered by the club, in August. There’s also Bergen Catholic’s Elliot Cadeau, who is the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2024, Roselle Catholic guard and North Carolina commit Simeon Wilcher, Hudson Catholic’s Tahaad Pettiford, The Webb School’s Angelica Velez, St. Peter’s Prep’s Jackson Tindall, Rutgers Prep’s Jordan Atkins and Kent School’s Keith Mency.
“I’ve been playing with Northeast since I was in the 8th grade and Trev always allowed me to challenge myself and play up with the older guys while I was still an underclassman in high school,” says Quinerly. “I feel like that really helped my development as a player before I got to college. Northeast has been a great asset for players in New Jersey who love getting better. Trev is a testament of building a brand and program from the ground up and it’s came a long way. The event in Soho was really cool to be a part of. The venue was really chill and I feel like everyone who came through had a good time.”
“Northeast is great, every time I get in the gym whether it’s runs, a game, or just a workout, there is always elite players right next to me. Even when I go out to events that have nothing to do with basketball, I’m always surrounded by elite athletes,” adds Cadeau.
The Northeast Basketball Club also hosts the Northeast Classic, an annual all-star game in North Jersey showcasing some of the nation’s top talent, as well as “Point Guard University,” an invite-only one-day guard training session featuring some of the top guards in the country.
“Being apart of the northeast ambassadors crew is something I truly feel humbled and honored by!” says Velez. “Especially, being the only female to work and develop along side some of the most elite level male athletes in this area is something that I hold near and dear to me. The event recently hosted in NYC was my first chance seeing the impact and movement we have and are creating. Through our ambassadors program, I get to develop me as a woman and as a basketball player and I am excited about the future of what we will all do together.”