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Thursday / December 1.
  • Big Strick Classic Set for Aug. 9 at Gauchos Gym

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    LR- Jaylen Brown - Adidas Gauntlet Indy (Day 1)-1The 4th Annual “Big Strick Classic”  Memorial high school basketball game will be held on Saturday Aug. 9 at the Gauchos Gym at 478 Gerard Ave in The Bronx.

    The game is a memorial to the legendary streetball player John “Franchise” Strickland, featuring some of the top high school players from around the country, as the USA team, against the top players from the NYC Tri-state area as the NYC team.  The admission to the game is free and open to the public.

    There will be free giveaways for the fans who attend the game.  This game is sponsored by  Left Hand, Right Hand, LLC, Metal Sales, The Rock Basketball, The Profender, Facade Technology, KicksUSA, Bounce, Protege Sneakers and Slam magazine.

    On Friday, there will be a scrimmage at the Gauchos Gym at 4 p.m. that is open to the public.

    On Saturday, doors open at 3:45 and the event starts at 4:30 with a 3-point shootout.

    USA TEAM



    1.  Dwayne Bacon 2015 Oak Hill Academy, VA

    2.  Jaylen Brown 2015 Wheeler High School, GA (Brown has since pulled out of the event)

    3.  Kobi Simmons 2016 St Francis School, GA

    4.  Carlton Bragg 2015 Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, OH

    5.  Malik Beasley 2015 St Francis School, GA

    6.  Mario Kegler 2016 Arlington Country Day, FL

    7.  Miles Bridges 2016 Huntington Prep, WV

    8.  Ladarrius Chester 2015 Arlington Country Day, FL

    9.  Stephen Zimmerman 2015 Bishop Gorman High School, NV

    10. Damon Wilson 2015 Our Savior New American School, NY (PITTSBURGH)

    11. Jordan Harris 2016 Seminole County High School, GA

    12. Corey Sanders 2015 Kathleen High School, FL

    13. Lamar Stevens 2016 The Haverford School, PA

    Cannot play due to injury

    Ray Smith 2015 Las Vegas High School

    



NYC (TRI STATE) Team



    1.  Derrick Jones 2015 Archbishop Carroll High School, PA

    2.  Antonio Blakeney 2015 Oak Ridge High School, FL

    3.  Rawle Alkins 2016 Christ The King, NY

    4.  Mustapha Heron 2016 Sacred Heart High School, CT (PITTSBURGH)

    5.  Moustapha Diagne 2015 Pope John XXIII High School, NJ (SYRACUSE)

    6.  Jessie Govan 2015 Wings Academy, NY (GEORGETOWN)

    7.  Omari Spellman 2016 The MacDuffie School, MA

    8.  Steven Enoch 2015 Norwalk High School, CT

    9.  Tremont Waters 2017 South Kent Prep, CT

    10. Unique Mclean 2016 The MacDuffie School, MA

    11. Temple Gibbs 2016 Seton Hall Prep, NJ

    12. NyRhique Smith 2016 Quality Education Academy, NC

    13. Rashond Salnave 2016 Cardozo High School, NY

    Cannot play due to injury

    Isaiah Briscoe 2015 Roselle Catholic High School, NJ

    Prince Ali 2015 The Sagemont School, FL



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.