The Final list of the summer
Summer NYC basketball has pretty much wrapped up. New champions have been crowned and stars have been born, as the city once again proved that they are the MECCA of hoops. We decided to showcase more than just players this time around too. Here are some coaches, announcers and people who helped make it an epic summer. Oh and if you’re new here, check out our previous list below.
Murphy’s attacking game was already known throughout the city before this summer, but his play in streetball this year solidified his rep in the five boroughs. The lefty attacks the rim relentlessly, is crafty and unorthodox around the basket and finishes with contact. He was a beast for Sean Bell this year, and a big reason for their success.
The former Wings academy product took flight this summer, particularly at Dyckman, where his Ave life squad depended on him to make all the big plays down the stretch. His shifty handle and knack for making tough shots almost carried them the distance, but a tough overtime loss bounced Jordan Aaron and his squad out. Aaron went out swinging though, finishing with 36 points and making a statement that he’s among the top PGs in the city.
Shay has quietly contributed to NYC culture from the sidelines for a while now. Equipped with her trusty camera, she seems to always be at the right place and time when it comes to summer basketball. The photographer and videographer has captured some of the summer’s signature moments and elite talent, taking the time out to create highlight reels for each standout player. Shay spends her Dayz among NYC’s brightest stars, and the culture thanks her for it.
Coach Rah – Sean Bell
Rah and the Sean Bell All Stars call themselves the “Most Hated” and for good reason. The Queens hoopers seem to win almost every tournament their involved in, with this year being no different. Talent just isn’t enough to win consistently in NYC either. That’s where Coach Rah comes in. The vocal leader of the Sean Bell squad keeps all his players egos in check, and the chemistry is plain to see. Coach Rah plays to get chips, and he’s not shy about letting the world know it.
David “Cha Ching” Teele
Cha Ching is the heart beat of NYC summer hoops, undoubtedly the best at what he does. When he grabs the mic at a game, player match ups get interesting and inferior talents get exposed. He’s showed up to work in everything from a Michael Jackson costume to a surgeon’s fit and he has the personality to match. His nicknames and lingo always stick, and he keeps the crowd hyped all game long. When Cha Ching announces your game, you better come to play.