Monday August 6th – Thursday August 16th
Game Days / Times (Mon – Thurs) 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Abraham Lincoln Playground – 135th Street & Fifth Avenue, Harlem, NY
The Kennedy Center of Harlem, 34 West 134th Street (Bet. Lenox & 5th Avenues) Harlem, NY
The YES Inc. SMARTBall Classic brought to you by Rudy King and Russel Shuler is an invitation only single-game elimination high school basketball tournament for college-interested student-athletes held in New York City’s Abraham Lincoln Park (135th Street & 5th Ave).
The YES Inc. SMARTBall Classic in its fifth year is a unique opportunity that connects talented student-athletes with the college prep services of the YES Inc. Learning Academy. The YES Inc. Learning Academy is a supplementary educational program created in collaboration with Teachers College, Columbia University and the College Board.
YES Inc. is the competitive advantage for student-athletes. Founded in 1980, the mission of YES Inc. is “To Get Student-Athletes ‘In Need’ College Ready”. We provide supplementary services to prepare college-interested student-athletes to meet state graduation requirements; qualify for the college of their choice; and satisfy the National Collegiate Athletic Association‘s (NCAA) to qualify for full athletic scholarships. The services of the YES Inc. Learning Academy help student-athletes make the successful transition from high school to college and prepare for life after sports participation.
2012 Teams – Boys & Girls HS, Christ the King Regional HS, South Shore, Satellite Academy, Bayside HS, St. Raymond’s HS for Boys, Benjamin Cardozo, Wadleigh Secondary School, John F. Kennedy Campus, Mott Haven Educational Campus, Roosevelt Educational Campus, Paterson Eastside, Bedford Academy, Manhattan Center, John Bowne HS, and Monsignor Scanlan.
Game Format: Single Game Elimination
8/6 – Monday
Game #1 – 6:30pm – #7 Benjamin Cardozo vs. #9 John F. Kennedy
Game #2 – 8:00pm – #8 Wadleigh vs. #10 Mott Haven
Game #3 – 6:30pm – #5 Bayside vs. #11 Roosevelt Educational
Game #4 – 8:00pm – #6 St. Raymond’s vs. #12 Paterson Eastside
8/8 – Wednesday
Game # 5 – 6:30pm – #3 South Shore vs. #13 Bedford Academy
Game #6 – 8:00pm – #4 Satellite Academy vs. #14 Manhattan Center
8/9 – Thursday
Game #7 – 6:30pm – #1 Boys & Girls vs. #15 John Bowne
Game #8 – 8:00pm – #2 Christ the King vs. #16 Monsignor Scanlan
8/13 – Monday
Game #9 – 6:30pm – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #8
Game #10 – 8:00pm – Winner Game #2 vs. Winner Game #7
8/14 – Tuesday
Game #11 – 6:30pm – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #6
Game #12 – 8:00pm – Winner Game #4 vs. Winner Game #5
Semi-Finals – Final 4
8/15 – Wednesday – Semi-Final
Game #13 – 6:30pm – Winner Game #9 vs. Winner Game #12
Game #14 – 8:00pm – Winner Game #10 vs. Winner Game #11
SMARTBALL Classic Championships
8/16 – Thursday
Game #15 – 6:00pm – U14 Championship
Game #16 – 7:15pm – U16 Championship
Game #18 – 8:45pm – High School Championship
(Winner Game #13 vs. Winner Game #14)
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