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# Player
24 MacArthur, Terrance
30 Griffin, Sam
13 Rudikoff, Sam
14 Price, Liam
1 Caira, Victor
23 Chiu, Isaac
3 Capua, Dylan
25 Kundu, Ishan
35 Leibole, Will
2 Bates, Jack
4 Corbean, TJ
11 Shrewsberry, Braeden

Team News

7th grade Team Moses Win ASA’s April Attack

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Players of the weekend:

  1. Owen Burke – Owen is our speedster extraordinaire who can’t be stopped on the fast break. Feet first defense leads to steals which lead to layups!  Can’t stop OB!
  2. EJ Wekstein – EJ, the team leader, directs the defense and drops in clutch jumpers. A long time ASA Hoops athlete, his training is really paying off.  We can always count on EJ!!

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Players of Week 5th grade Team Moses

Nicholas (Nico) Gilo is ASA Hoops’ 5th grade bulldog! He’s fearless going to the rack, a defensive wizard and a great example for his teammates.

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ASA Hoops is lucky to have Graham Horowitz represent us on our 5th grade AAU team. He’s calm, cool and collected. That attitude, coupled with his shooting, defensive prowess and knowledge of the game makes him an invaluable member of this team

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ASA’s 3rd grade teams rule the weekend

ASA and the ASA-Wildcats had a full slate of games this past weekend.  With teams entered in both the Zero Gravity Gold Rush Tournament and the Boston Warriors Spring Breakout we were well represented and spread across Eastern Massachusetts.  Many of our teams had terrific weekends finishing with winning records and playing some great ball.  Six of our teams made it to Bracket Play and or competed in championship games, three of which won Tournament Championships: 3rd grade Select Spinner, 3rd grade ASA-West Robbie and 5th grade ASA Team Moses came away with Tournament Championships.  Extremely proud of all of our teams who competed this weekend.  On to the next.

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6th grade ASA West and Greater Boston Win ZG Coaches for Cancer

ASA had a extremely busy weekend (3/25-3/26) entering thirteen teams into Zero Gravity’s “Coaches for Cancer” event; five of which qualified for Bracket Play.  Coach Lydon’s 10th grade Select team had a great weekend going 3-0 in pool play before falling by 5 points in a the Championship game.  Other notable performances included 5th grade Select Spinner, 7th grade ASA West Alex and 8th grade Select Smith.  Coach Ryan’s 6th grade ASA West and 6th grade Greater Boston both cruised through pool play to meet in the Bracket Play Finals. In the spirit of the ASA Family the teams decided to share the glory and be co-champs.  Well done to all teams and Coach Ryan is officially on the board…

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ASA-Wildcats – Taylor Pinzone: 1000 pts

This past week ASA-Wildcats / Waltham High School Senior Taylor Pinzone scored her 1000th point for the Hawks.  Taylor has been part of the ASA family for 3 years now, it’s been a pleasure to watch her compete and the highest levels.  Although many local colleges have recruited her for Basketball Taylor will accept a Lacrosse Scholarship at Northwestern University for the Fall of 2018.   Taylor will look to lead the Waltham Hawks into the State Tournament and continue to add to her impressive point total.

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Former ASA Players at next level

This past Sunday ASA staff was able to witness two former class of 2016 players going up against each other when Salve Regina met Suffolk University.  Gabe Granberry earned his 6th consecutive start as a Freshman and battled Suffolk’s big man throughout.  Jamal is behind a few talented perimeter players and working hard to gain court time.  Congrats to both young men at making it to the next level.

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5th Grade Select – “Mass State Champions D2 – National Qualifier”

ASA 9U and 11U had terrific weekends representing our program in the Massachusetts State Tournament. 9U played their hearts out going 1-1 in pool play, defeating MYCW in the first game of bracket play before falling to a talented RI Crush team in the Final Four. This group of youngsters as they have done all season played great team ball and inspired defense. In the process of advancing to the Final Four — they qualified AAU Nationals.

11U lead by Coach Alex Giangregorio are the Massachusetts Division 2 State Champions. This squad was tested throughout the weekend dropping the first game of the tournament to the NE Storm, before winning 3 straight games vs Mass Elite (twice) and New Bedford Hoops. The stage was now set for a rematch with NE Storm in the Finals. ASA outplayed the Storm from start to finish to hang on to 45-44 win. This is the first State Championship for ASA, the entire staff is extremely proud of this group of players and parents. Job well done…

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3rd Grade Team Obi – “Mass State Final 4 – National Qualifier”

In their 6th and Final tournament of the spring ASA’s 3rd grade team ended the season as it began: Champions. Winning their 3rd tournament of the Spring this group once again exhibited relentless defense and great ball movement to go 3-0 in the Boston Warriors “Hoop Summit”. Beating GT Elite, Dana Barros and the very tough opponent in Urban Achievers ASA 3rd grade finished their season with a record of: 16-4. Very impressive accomplishment, the entire ASA is very proud of this group and looking forward to their future development.

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ASA-Wildcats 9th grade “Metrowest Roundball Classic”

ASA and the ASA-Wildcats had a great showing this past weekend in the MetroWest Roundball Classic.  Many of our teams finished with winning records and when defeated still showed tangible growth as individuals and teammates.  8th grade ASA Select Dalzell and 9th grade ASA-Wildcats Wicks came away with Tournament Championships and brought home the hardware.  Dalzell rolled through pool play going 3-0 before beating a tough Derry Spartans team 55-51.  ASA-Wildcats 9th grade played their best ball of the season going 3-0 winning their pool.  Congrats to all teams who competed and job well done.

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5th grade Excel “ASA’s May Mayhem”

ASA Hoops hosting’s it’s 4th annual May Mayhem at the Reggie Lewis Center did a great job of protecting its home turf. ASA 6th grade Blue, ASA 10th grade West, ASA 8th grade Select Dalzell, ASA 5th grade Excel and ASA-Wildcats 14U all won their divisions and Championship T-shirts. Two of the must see championship games took place late Sunday 8th grade Dalzell taking on 8th grade ASA West 8th grade. ASA West pushed 8th grade Select Dalzell to the limit getting to within 2 points in the closing minutes before falling 61-53. In other action ASA 4th grade Select gave ASA 5th grade Excel everything they had in the Championship game falling 43-36.

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8th grade SELECT Dalzell “Best of New England / Spartans”

Coach Dalzell’s 8th grade Select team had a terrific weekend at the NH Spartans Best of New England Tournament. Lead by the scoring of Myles Avalon and the play making ability of Ibby Muhammad-Denson, ASA went rolled through pool play going 3-0. Down by 12 points in the Championship game to NE Storm ASA rallied back to win by 12 points. A great team win and an impressive weekend for this hard working group of young men.

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6th grade Select “ZG Boston Breakout”

ASA 5th and 6th grade Select had a memorable weekend at the Zero Gravity Boston Breakout Event.  Both of these teams went 3-0 in pool play to set up an eventful Sunday against some very tough opponents.  ASA 5th Select after beating CMBA by one 1-point on a buzzer beater from Terrance MacArthur 30-29, fell to the same CMBA in the championship by double digits.  ASA 6th grade Select had two tough games in pool play beating the Central Mass Swarm and GT Elite to move to 5-0 and clinch the 6th grade international division championship.

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