This week marks the end of Brookline Boys Basketball’s summer program, as the final Basketball Night in Brookline for 2016 will be Thursday/ 7/28. The second year of BNIB has been a huge success, with more kids on average in the gym for each session as compared to last year. Our thanks again to the Brookline Community Fund for helping this program happen and to all the coaches who gave of their time to work with both youth and high school players. On the weekend, 7/30-31, Brookline will tip-off its final tournament of the summer – the 2016 “Summer Showdown” at Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro – with a game against Abington at 10:00 on Saturday, the first of at least three games over Saturday and Sunday.
Brookline will once again this year be participating in the Wally Seaver High School Invitational tournament, held at Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro on Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10. This is the 5th year for the tournament, which is held to honor the memory of Coach Paul “Wally” Seaver and to benefit the fight against ALS. Brookline has participated in every iteration of the tournament, and has been finalist twice and champion once. Here is this year’s Brookline schedule for pool play:
Saturday: 10:10 vs. St. Peter-Marion, 1:30 vs. Franklin
Sunday: 9:05 vs. North Kingstown
Brookline will continue on in the playoff round on Sunday if it finishes in the top 2 in its pool.
For the fourth straight year, an international team – 11 players from 11 different countries – is coming to Brookline to work out with and compete against the Warriors. The team is sponsored by the New England Colonials International Basketball Club, a non-profit program that provides opportunities for competition and friendship between high school basketball players from New England and their peers from other countries. On Thursday, July 7, Brookline will tip off with the Colonials at 7:15. There is no admission charge. Come out and see some great basketball and support both the Brookline Boys Basketball and the New England Colonials programs. On Friday, July 8, the two teams will participate in a joint workout, both teams preparing for the upcoming Seaver Tournament.
Brookline High School Boys Basketball is proud to announce the return of Basketball Night in Brookline for the summer of 2016. BNIB is a 4 week skill development program, on Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning July 5, in which players of all ages can come to Schluntz Gymnasium at the high school and receive outstanding coaching from the BHS coaching staff, BHS alumni, and youth coaches from the town of Brookline. And all for free, thanks in part to a generous grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Rising 5th through 8th graders will go from 5:00-7:00 each night, coached mainly by Luke Day and the BHS coaching staff, while rising 9th through 12th graders will go from 7:00-9:00, coached by BHS alumni and ex-coaches, youth coaches from the community, and even some special guest coaches. This is a great opportunity for players at all levels throughout Brookline to come to the high school, work hard, receive great coaching, have fun and improve. Contact any member of the coaching staff for more info, or just come on down to Schluntz on July 5.
We’re proud to announce that the Warriors Summer Basketball Clinic to be held June 27-30 is a sell out, so unfortunately we will not be able to accept any more applications. We will, however, be running our Basketball Night in Brookline program for the second consecutive summer. BNIB consists of free clinics conducted by the BHS coaching staff and other closely associated coaches on every Tuesday and Thursday night in July, 5:00-7:00 for grades 5-8, and 7:00-9:00 for high schoolers. Watch this space for the official announcement coming soon.
We are proud to announce that applications for the 3rd annual Brookline Warriors Summer Basketball Clinic are now being accepted. The Clinic will run June 27-30 (Monday-Thursday) from 9:00-3:00 in Schluntz Gymnasium at the high school. Boys ages 8-14 are eligible. Brookline HS head coach Luke Day is the Clinic director, and the staff includes BHS JV coach Dave Ford and Freshman coach Darren Martinez. The Brookline Warriors Summer Basketball Clinic is committed to delivering high quality instruction on individual and team basketball skills. Daily activities – including drills, games, competitions and lectures – are planned to maximize both player improvement and player enjoyment. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability. Each will be placed on a team of no more than 10, with a coach for the week. Daily emphasis will be put on shooting, ball handling, offensive team play, rebounding, defense and other fundamental skills. Campers will not only improve on a day-to-day basis, but will take away from the camp specific knowledge about how they can keep improving. We are just as importantly committed to every camper having fun and developing a lifelong passion for the game of basketball. At the end of the week, each camper will receive a written evaluation and a t-shirt. Click on the link below to find out more information and download an application.
Brookline Boys Basketball finished the season on February 24 with a tough 67-63 overtime loss to Jeremiah Burke. As it was Senior night, we also said goodbye to 7 seniors: Ronan Schwarz, Edmund Geschickter, Tavian Morrison, Niles Cohen, Jared Farley, Patrick Webler and Eric Hall. By vote of the league coaches the next night, Schwarz was named 1st Team All-League, while Cohen received Honorable Mention. Coming in at 5-15, the Warriors missed out on the state tournament for the first time in Coach Day’s tenure.
Here is the updated practice schedule for January.
After scuffling to an 0-2 start, the Brookline Boys Basketball returned to Schluntz Friday night for the home opener and took out some frustration on the Walpole Rebels 69-45. In front of a large and raucous student section, the Warriors turned up the defense in the second half, taking a 36-30 halftime lead up to a 55-36 lead at the end of 3. Senior guards Niles Cohen and Tavian Morrison led the way with 18 and 14 points respectively.