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Four NY Teams @ NIKE Peach Jam

One of the biggest tournaments in high school basketball will have heavy New York flavor this year as the state sends 4 teams to Peach Jam, considered one of the most prestigious events in grassroots basketball.

The Nike Elite Youth Basketball League features 4 programs originating from New York — PSA Cardinals, NY Renaissance, Albany City Rocks and NY Lightning — and they all qualified for the event, which will jumpstart the July live periods as top college coaches spend a handful of days in North Augusta, S.C.

Here’s the skinny on each team’s week of pool play, including a Friday matchup between 2 in-state foes:

NY Rens

Kofi Cockburn
Kofi Cockburn (Nike/Jon Lopez @NikeEYB)

Regular Season Record: 8-8

Key Player(s): Jalen Lecque, Kofi Cockburn

X-Factor: Ethan Morton

Schedule: Wed. 6:30 p.m. Woodz Elite + Thursday 9 a.m. CP3 & 7:30 p.m. Pro Skills + Friday City Rocks 7:30 p.m.

Albany City Rocks

Joe Girard
Joe Girard (Jon Lopez/Nike)

Regular Season Record: 10-6

Key Players: Isaiah Stewart, Joe Girard

X-Factors: Symir Torrence, Andre Jackson

Schedule: Wed. 8 p.m. Expressions Elite + Thursday Noon Pro Skills & 9 p.m. Woodz Elite + Friday Rens 7:30 p.m.

PSA Cardinals

Cole Anthony
Cole Anthony

Regular Season Record: 8-8

Key Players: Cole Anthony, Ishmael Massoud

X-Factors: Joe Toussaint, Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd

Schedule: Wed. 5 p.m. Houston Hoops + Thurs. 9 a.m. Mokan Elite & 7:30 p.m. Team United + Friday 9 a.m. Seattle Rotary

NY Lightning

Posh Alexander
Posh Alexander (Jon Lopez / Nike @NikeEYB)

Regular Season Record: 10-6

Key Player: Posh Alexander

X Factors: Jordan Dingle, Alejandro Vasquez

Schedule: Wed. 8 p.m. Meanstreets + Thurs. Noon Team WhyNot & 9 p.m. Brad Beal Elite + Friday Noon Athletes of Tomorrow.

NY Teams @ Peach Jam (Day One)

NY Teams @ Peach Jam (Day Two)

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