Coach Doyle and his kids are on the rise
Located on the Thelma J Hamilton Campus, BDA is a small school playing in the Multiple Pathways League. The league is associated with the PSAL but specifically for transfer students still looking to play sports. A third seed in this years MPL playoffs, a young guard by the name of Anthony Marshall Jr led the BDA Jets down the stretch. The freshman guard averaged 12 points and 6 dimes a game while improving that total to 17 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assist in the playoffs. Metro/BDA played St. Benedicts (NJ), one of the bigger schools on their schedule in a non league contest in which Marshall had 37 points, helping him garner interest from Manhattan , St.louis, and St.Peters. Marshall is already making history being the first ever MPL player to play on the competitive NIKE EYBL circuit. With him at the helm, the future is bright for the Jets.
“Metro-BDA is not your traditional high school, it has a family atmosphere with intense academic courses.”
BDA is coached by Marshall’s uncle Stephen Doyle, the charismatic leader of the latest hoop movement: “Bucket Fam”. Coaching both the Boys and girl’s teams, Coach Doyle is an enthusiastic young basketball mind who’s looking to build a NYC powerhouse. “Metro-BDA is not your traditional high school,” He says. “It has a family atmosphere with intense academic courses. We also have top notch resources, some would say we are todays modern day prep school.”
“We will play the top teams in the tri-state area as we continue to grow we will expand our schedule on a national scale.”
Doyle is a man with a clear vision of where he wants to go with BDA, and a direct gameplan on how to achieve it. “My goal is to make BDA a household name, world wide!” He says. “We have high expectations academically…we also have a student marketing team inside the school that controls all social media, stats and highlights geared by the student body. As far as making this school a powerhouse, we will play the top teams in the tri-state area as we continue to grow we will expand our schedule on a national scale, and I’m 100 percent committed to do so.”
“Some would say we are todays modern day prep school.”
With an Undefeated girls team and Shanique Edwards, a 30 and 15 per game player leading the charge next season as a senior, the Metro/BDA girls will be a headache when you see them on your schedule as well. The BDA program is on the rise on both the boys and girls side of things and with its young talent and clear direction, it will only go up from here. Expect them to steal some big games this year and produce more and more talented players as Doyle and his hungry squad are clearly next up. When it happens, don’t forget where you heard it first either.