Posted On: 04/12/21 7:23 PM

The Island Garden facility played host to this extremely well-run event.  68 teams participated in this tournament. We witnessed amazing talent on display. From high D1 to D3 ability. It was great to be in the gym for two weekends of fast-paced, up and down but extremely well-coached hoops. For pulling off this basketball spectacular special recognition goes to Nicholas Tsikitas Heat Elite it was his idea and work to get it started. Jim Fox from Island Garden. Ralph Fornoles from referee rant, Lucky Brannon from Manhattan sports. Assistant Director of Heat Elite Isiah Wilson worked tirelessly to make sure the event ran smooth and it did. Tremendous work by all to get the ok to play, and allow fans to watch in a safe environment. This should be a yearly event. This installment will highlight the class of 2021.

Malachi Smith Malachi Smith 6'0" | PG St. Rays | 2021 State #188 Nation NY .   6”1.   2021.  St Rays hs

The future Dayton Flyer did not disappoint. Plays with fearlessness. Gets defenders on their heels and then can pop mid-range jumpers or step back threes. Explosive to the rim. Displayed a nice step through in transition converting layups. Changes speed and direction with his dribble. He is going to

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