Who got the juice now?
Every week, Gritty Vibes plans to bring you five of the nastiest streetball players in NYC. For our 1st list, click below.
The former Boys and Girls High school and Houston University standouts strength is that there is absolutely no holes in his game, making him a tough cover on the streetball scene. He is a shifty slasher, with a solid three ball and in between game who plays both sides of the floor. The same mindset that made him All Defensive team in the Conference USA makes him a ferocious hooper both in NYC and back overseas.
Jordan Parks is a walking talking highlight reel and if you’re not careful, you can find that out the hard way. Fast breaks with Parks will most definitely end in some kind of trickery and he’s just as deadly in traffic. Don’t think he’s just a dunker either. He led North Carolina Central to a historic NCAA tournament season, all while leading the entire division one in field goal percentage. He plays with an undying motor, and is definitely a hood favorite.
Conger is well known on the streets of Brooklyn, particularly for his stand out play at Gersh Park. He is a consistent Gersh all star who’s aggressive, attacking style make him a threat on any level. The current pro starred at St Boaventure’s, averaging 14 and 7 as a senior. He’s a strong wing who’s at his best when he’s using his frame to attack the rim. He’s also deceptively athletic, and any given fast break for Conger can turn into a highlight reel dunk.
Rhamel Brown is an asset for any team on the streetball circuit because of his ferocious dunks, aggressive rebounding and most of all, his elite shot blocking ability. Brown’s been sending shots into the stands since his days at Transit tech, and by the time he graduated from Manhattan, he’d shattered pretty much every record dealing with shot blocking that there was. He’s the same beast in the summer time, where he has the unique ability to control a game with limited touches.
When Jojo swift matched up with Baltimore legend Aquille Carr last summer, most thought that Carr had the advantage. That is however, except for those who have seen Swift at work, particularly at Gersh Park. Jojo has craft for days and when he’s teamed up with his Brooklyn Stompers squad, his confidence and killer mentality is on another level. Expect him to play with flash as well as toughness every time he steps on that court, and don’t expect him to take too many L’s either. Just ask Carr, who left that one on one on the wrong end of Swift’s purge.