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Special thanks to LI Elite Director/Coach Nick Thomas & Suffolk Hoyas Director, Claude Ellis along with SYS Director Scott Johnson & Staff for successfully organizing & hosting our 1st annual Hamptons Summer Classic tourney!

 


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LI Elite members lead their HS teams

to summer league championships in MVP fashion!

 

 

Teandre Rountree (Bellport ’18) MVP – Large Schools

Sean Braithwaite (Center Moriches ’19) MVP – Small Schools MVP

 


NUMBERS NEVER L.I.E!

*18 – All League honors: Tristan Wissemann (Shelter Island ’16), Brandon Kennedy-Gay (East Hampton ’16), Brandon Johnson (East Hampton ’16), Israel Johnson (Southampton ’16), Josh Lamison (Bridgehampton ’16), Tylik Furman (Bridgehampton ’16), Donnell Louissant (Deer Park ’16), Cameron Jordan (Hills West ’17), Tyrese Kerr (Riverhead ’17),  Lintell Brown (Riverhead ’17), Nakia Durham (Center Moriches ’17), Sean Sloane (Pierson ’17), Elijah Jackson (Bridgehampton ’17), Jack Reese (East Hampton ’18), Jake Guadiello (Westhampton ’18), Will Martin (Pierson ’18), Sean Braithwaite (Center Moriches ’19), Micah Snowden (Southampton ’19)

*11 – All State honors: Brandon Kennedy-Gay (East Hampton ’16), Tristan Wissemann (Shelter Island ’16), Israel Johnson (Southampton ’16), Josh Lamison (Bridgehampton ’16), Tylik Furman (Bridgehampton ’16), Charles Manning (LI Lutheran ’16), Nakia Durham (Center Moriches ’17), Sean Sloane (Pierson ’17), Elijah Jackson (Bridgehampton ’17), Sean Braithwaite (Center Moriches ’19), Micah Snowden (Southampton ’19)

*10 All Conference honors: Tristan Wissemann (Shelter Island ’16), Brandon Kennedy-Gay (East Hampton ’16), Kyle McKee (East Hampton ’16), Israel Johnson (Southampton ’16), Josh Lamison (Bridgehampton ’16), Tylik Furman (Bridgehampton ’16),Donnell Louissant (Deer Park ’16), Cameron Jordan (Hills West ’17), Tyrese Kerr (Riverhead ’17), Sean Sloane (Pierson ’17), Micah Snowden (Southampton ’19)

*4 – All County honors: Brandon Kennedy-Gay (East Hampton ’16), Tristan Wissemann (Shelter Island ’16), Israel Johnson (Southampton ’16), Josh Lamison (Bridgehampton ’16)

*3 – League Player of the Year honors:

Brandon Kennedy-Gay; Israel Johnson; Tristan Wissemann

 *3 – League Rookie of the Year honors:

Sean Braithwaite; Micah Snowden; Nolan Quinlan

*1 – Overall Small School Player of the Year:

Brandon Kennedy-Gay (East Hampton ’16)

*eLIte players on League Champion teams:

Hills West, East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton

* eLIte players on County Champion teams:

Hills West (Class AA/Overall County champ/LI Class AA Runner-up),

Southampton (Class B/LI B Champ), Bridgehampton (Class D/LI Class D)

*LI Elite is the only AAU program to have players compete in every Suffolk County championship game (Class AA, A, B,C,D)! #TrulyeLIte

 


12U Champions – Dan Trant Classic

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10U Champions – Dan Trant Classic

  10U team lead by Coach Flaum completed a very successful season winning 3 of 4 tourneys! This group of young phenoms displayed an eLIte level of skill & talent while showing a tremendous amount of growth, IQ and passion for the game.

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ZG Nationals

16U eLIte attended the ZG Nationals June 10-12 in Boston, Mass. The tournament of champions consisted of past ZG tourney winners from all over the east coast including sneaker-sponsored programs such as BABC,  NE Playaz, Mass Rivals to name a few. 16U eLIte lost in sweet 16 round to a very good CM3 Elite (NY) team by 4 pts in a hard fought battle after defeating a solid Boston Bobcats & TMT (CT). Great job & thank you to the all parents who made the trip a success!

Tourney MOP – Elijah Wingfield (Southampton ’18) 

All Tourney

 Elijah Harding (Bridgehampton ’17)

 Teandre Rountree (Bellport ’18)


Congrats to Curtis “CJ” Williams (Ward Melville/Sullivan CC/SUNY Farmingdale ’16) graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management. CJ celebrates a journey beginning as an original member & standout of Coach Nick’s very first AAU team in 2006 to an alum who made time to give back as a volunteer coach and mentor while working full time and finishing his degree. CJ will be heading to Germany for a pro tryout this June! We send our program’s blessings in all your future endeavors. We are truly proud of you & all of your accomplishments. CJ embodies everything our program strives for in our student-athletes to represent on & off the court!

 


     16U eLIte put together a total team effort playing up in 17U Regionals going 5-0 & qualifying for 17U DII Nationals  

July 13-18 held at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla!

With their tallest players 6’4, what they lack in size they more than compensate for in heart & hustle fueled by their trademark full court pressure, Golden State-like ball movement and “eLIte” togetherness,

16U eLIte play for one another and play the right way

each time they hit the floor!

 16U eLIte won all three pool games by an average 25 pt margin of victory. In the Elite 8, they faced a sizable 17U NextGen Kuar team with two 6’7 players and four others 6’3 along with quick guards. Final score 89-48. The Final Four & semis posed a Lightning-Semolis team with three quality city guards and two athletic 6’4 forwards along with a bruising 6’7 big man. Down 11-2 early and facing a halftime deficit for the first time in tourney play, 16U responded like a champion with a blistering second half run that proved to be too much for Lightning to overcome. Final score: 89-78. They advance to play a very good NYC Almighty Force club in the 17U DII Finals on Championship Monday, Memorial Day at Island Garden!

MOP: Jalen Ryan (Longwood ’18)

All Tourney: Jack Reese (East Hampton ’18) 

Elijah Wingfield (Southampton ’18) Troy Goode (Riverhead ’18)

Elijah Harding (Bridgehampton ’17)

 


 

Congrats to 11U eLIte capturing another chip!  

Great job Coach Corey & Coach Phil

grooming the young talent!

 

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11U Hooperstown May Madness Champs

 


 

Congrats to 16U capturing another tourney &

qualifying for ZG Nationals in Boston, Mass!

 CLICK HERE for tourney recap & player evaluations

 

 Empire Classic Champions

Tourney MOP – Troy Goode Jr.

All Tourney

 Elijah Harding (Bridgehampton ’17) Jack Reese (East Hampton ’18)

 


Congrats to our 

10U April Rumble Champs

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Congrats to our 15U team 

kicking-off their season

with a tourney championship!

15U LI Heat Invitational Champs

Tourney MOP

Sean Braithwaite

(Center Moriches ’19)

All Tourney

Tyiquon Nix (Center Moriches ’19) Dylan Bryant (Center Moriches ’19)

Josue Bodell (Center Moriches ’19)

 


 

Congrats to our 16U Elite 

winning their second championship! 

16U LIL Shoot Out Champions

Tourney MOP

Jack Reese

(East Hampton ’18)

All Tourney

Elijah Wingfield (Southampton ’18) Jake Gaudiello (Westhampton ’18)

Micah Snowden (Southampton ’19)

 


On the Horizon

eLIite prospect 6’4 G/F Sean Braithwaite (Center Moriches HS 2019) 

Invited to attend the National Phenom Camp in San Diego, CA   

  Aug 4-7th while participating in the NY Phenom showcase 

in late Feb where he was named to upperclassmen All Star game!  

 

 


 

16U LI Elite capturing

LongIslandBasketball.com Spring Championship title

       to kick off their season!  

16U CHAMPS

Tourney MOP – Troy Goode Jr.

All Tourney

 Jalen Ryan (Longwood ’18) Jake Gaudiello (Westhampton ’18)

Sean Braithwaite (Center Moriches ’19)

 


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Feature story on LI ELITE/KMP ALUM MARQUES CHARLTON (Deer Park ’10 / Clarkson Univ ’14) as he makes his-story in becoming the program’s first ever pro!

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We are so proud of you Marques!

You’ve represented our program with tremendous character & dedication 

on/off the court.

You’re a proven role model & trailblazer for many aspiring student-athletes!


 

CLASS OF 2019 All Long Island Top Freshmen:

Sean Braithwaite (Center Moriches), Micah Snowden (Southampton)


 

 CLASS OF 2018 All Long Island Top Sophomores:

Jack Reese (E. Hampton), Jalen Ryan (Longwood)

 


CLASS OF 2016 All Long Island Top Seniors:

Brandon Kennedy-Gay (E. Hampton), Israel Johnson (Southampton), Josh Lamison (Bridgehampton), Charles Manning (LI Lutheran), Tristan Wissemann (Shelter Island)