MVP 2019 11th ANNUAL BOYS ALL STAR DAY – A SLAM DUNK!
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, MVP Basketball hosted its 11TH Annual Boys All Star Day at SAR High School in Riverdale. The daylong program featured over 175 players from Yeshivas from all Leagues throughout the New York and New Jersey Metro Area, including Bergen County, as selected by their respective coaches. There were 5 All Star games on this fun filled day – 6TH, 7TH, 8TH grades, High School Junior Varsity and High School Varsity.
Each of the All Stars received an MVP All Star Day cinch sack sponsored by DFNE. The teams were comprised of players from the following Yeshiva Day Schools: Yeshiva Har Torah, JEC, MBYA, YDE, Hillel, HALB, Magen David Yeshiva, HAFTR, HANC, North Shore Hebrew Academy, ASHAR, Yeshiva of Flatbush, Ramaz, Yavneh Academy, Kushner, YCQ, RPRY, Shaare Torah, Park East, MDS, Rambam Mesivta, MTA, SAR, SSSQ and TABC .Coached by coaches from all the Yeshiva Leagues, the games were extremely competitive, with some buzzer beaters. The blend of all of the different uniforms from players of so many teams was truly a colorful sight.
The comradery and interaction amongst players, friends and family members was truly memorable. In bringing together All Star players from the “East” and the “West”, the event showed a great achdus amongst all those that attended and all were able to share experiences both on and off the court. The sense of team chemistry was also apparent as evidenced by the high level of play and unselfish team work all day throughout all of the games. SAR High School was the perfect venue for MVP All Star Day as it is also convenient to Carlos and Gabby’s, a Kosher Pizza Store and a Kosher Dunkin Donuts- as well as a Kosher Supermarket – all right across the street.
At halftime of each game, the MVP 3 Point Shootout & 6th grade Foul Shooting took place which featured “specialists” as selected by their respective coaches. Some of the contests came down to the very last shot. This is one of the most exciting competitions that also takes place in MVP Basketball Camp. Each Foul Shooting & 3 point Champion received a Trophy. In addition, an MVP, chosen from both teams from each All Star Game, was awarded an MVP Gold Medal as well. In addition, all the MVP’s and Shooting champions received a Sweatshirt sponsored
Congratulations to the 3 Point/ Foul Shooting Champions:
6th grade | ADAM ETESSAMI, NSHA
7th grade | YAAKOV SALAMON, SAR
8th grade | JACK LEVY, YDE
High School Junior Varsity | SHALOM HAZAN, SAR
High School Varsity – EITAN PFIEFFER, MTA
Congratulations to the MVPs of each of the All Star Games:
6th grade | MEYER SAKKAL, MDY
YEHUDA LUBETSKI, HALB
7th grade | MOSES SMEKE, MDY
KEVIN LEVY, HAFTR
8th grade | BEN MOTTAHEDEH, HANC
RAMI ROZEHZADEH, JEC
High School Junior Varsity | ETHAN THURM, JEC
AVERY STEPNER, TABC
High School Varsity | ETHAN THURM, JEC
AVERY STEPNER, TABC
Special thanks to the coaches of the MVP All Star teams:
6th grade | ABE ROSOW, BARKAI – JOEY SAYEGH, YDE
7th grade | LEON BETESH, MDY- LEROY SAMUELS, HAFTR
8th grade | DANNY MIZRAHI, YDE – BENNY MANN, MDY
High School Junior Varsity | MICHAEL COURTNEY, SAR- ROBERT HOENIG, TABC
High School Varsity | ROBERT HOENIG, TABC – MICHAEL, YOF
The games were attended by hundreds of spectators including family, friends, and teammates. Prior to the JV game, there was a Mincha minyan for all the attendees. MVP All Star Day provides an opportunity for all basketball players from all Yeshiva Day Schools in NY and NJ to participate in a basketball game which is competitive, in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Several attendees even expressed the sentiment that it was so enjoyable, they are already looking forward to next year’s MVP All Star Day. Special thanks to SAR and their Athletic Director Joe DaCorta for their hospitality, and to all the parents, families, friends, players, refs and coaches for helping make this year’s MVP All Star Day, its best one yet.
This event is the kickoff for MVP BOYS Basketball Camp 2019 – Our 11th year. MVP BOYS Basketball Camp is the Premier Orthodox Jewish Basketball Camp taking place in the magnificent setting in Camp Seneca Lake. MVP is once again adding a Tennis Track this year - limited spots- same dates, cost, and place. The dates for MVP 2019 are 8/25-8/29. 5 DAYS! For more information and to be part of MVP, please contact Judah & Carol Rhine (516-707-2638), firstname.lastname@example.org, or Irv Bader (718-261-2267), email@example.com or visit themvpcamps.com to register online.
MVP Basketball – All Ball, All the Time- Where Every Player can be an MVP.