NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL NYC MAYOR’S CUP BASKETBALL ALL-STAR GAMES TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 5

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NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL
NYC MAYOR'S CUP BASKETBALL ALL-STAR GAMES
TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 5


—For First Time in 50 Years, the Best Seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League and the Catholic High School Athletic Association Will Compete in a Sanctioned All-Star Event to Determine the “Best in the City”—

New York City (March 21, 2013) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, encourages all New Yorkers to attend the 2013 NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games on Friday, April 5. For the first time in 50 years, seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) will compete against seniors from the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) in an officially sanctioned all-star basketball competition for the title of “Best in the City.”

“The NYC Mayor’s Cup series celebrates the dedication and hard work of the City’s student athletes,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “This year we are proud to bring together the PSAL’s and CHSAA’s best high school seniors for a game that will be one for the history books.”

The doubleheader will take place at Baruch College Gymnasium, on 55 Lexington Ave. (at 24th Street), with the girls game starting at 5pm, followed immediately by the boys game at 7pm. Tickets for both games can be purchased at the door for $5; 50 percent of proceeds support the PSAL and CHSAA sports programs. 

This year fans can watch live streaming video of the NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games. To watch the game and for more information and a complete schedule of NYC Mayor’s Cup events, visit facebook.com/nycmayorscup.  

Playing in the boys game, Hassan Martin (Curtis/University of Rhode Island) and Terrance Samuel (South Shore/University of Connecticut) will lead the PSAL team against the CHSAA team featuring Jon Severe (Christ the King/Undeclared) and Tyler Wilson (Cardinal Hayes/Manhattan College). On the girls teams, Aaliyah Lewis (Bishop Ford/St John’s University) and Jasmine Alston (Bishop Loughlin/La Salle University) will lead the CHSAA all-stars as they compete against Jasmine Nwajei (Murry Bergtraum/Wagner College), Aliyah Cooley (South Shore/Undeclared) and the PSAL all-stars.

Full rosters for both games follow below:

NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games

Girls Rosters

PSAL All-Stars

Name

Position

School

Laquasia Berry

Guard

Jamaica

Taylor Briggs

Forward

College of Staten Island HS/McCown

Aliyah Cooley

Forward

South Shore

Taylor Gallagher

Forward

Scholars Academy

Chelsea Gibson

Guard

Brooklyn Collegiate

Aaliyah Mercer

Guard

Samuel Gompers

Camera Miley

Guard

Midwood

Diceena Newsome

Center

Wings Academy

Jasmine Nwajei

Guard

Murry Bergtraum

Angelique Price

Guard

Petrides

Evanda Redwood

Forward

August Martin

Shakila Small

Center

Medgar Evers

Kelin Walsh

Guard

McKee/Staten Island Tech

Africa Williams

Guard

Banneker

Elizabeth Young

Forward

Norman Thomas

Coaches: TBA

                

CHSAA All-Stars

Name

Position

School

Jasmine Alston

Guard

Bishop Loughlin

Taylor Butigian

Center

Christ the King

Kelsey Carey

Forward

St. Joseph Hill

Victoria Crea

Guard

Moore Catholic

Brittany Henry

F/C

Bishop Ford

Lisa LaVara

Guard

St. Joseph by-the-Sea

Aaliyah Lewis

Guard

Bishop Ford

Carla Marfe

Guard

St. John’s Prep

Kristina Mema

Forward

St. John Villa

Vanessa Stephens

Guard

Cardinal Spellman

Imani Tate

G/F

Bishop Loughlin

Amani Tatum

Guard

Archbishop Molloy

Joye-Lynne Tirado

Guard

Cardinal Spellman

Taylor Robertson

Forward

Moore Catholic

Victoria Rubin

Guard

Moore Catholic

Coaches: JoAnn Arbitello (Mary Louis Academy), Jenny Driscoll (St. Joseph Hill)

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games

Boys Rosters

 

PSAL All-Stars

Name

Position

School

Muhammed Ahmed

Forward

John F. Kennedy

Marvilio Berroa

Guard

Wings Academy

Jaequan Brown

Forward

Wings Academy

Jaleel Charles

Center

Thomas Edison

Elijah Davis

Forward

Abraham Lincoln

Jefferson Francois

Forward

Environmental Studies

Markell French

Guard

John Adams

Andre Hampton

Forward

Frederick Douglass Academy

Nykolas King

Guard

Manhattan Center

Hassan Martin

Forward

Curtis

Rachard Moody

Guard

Thomas Jefferson

Salisu Nuhu

Center

Taft

Terrence Samuel

Guard

South Shore

Osa Slayton Izevbuw

Guard

McKee/Staten Island Tech

Austin Williams

Guard

Bayside

Coaches: TBA

                

CHSAA All-Stars

Name

Position

School

Joshua Blagrove

Forward

Bishop Ford

Matt Crockett

Forward

Xavier

John Crowe

Guard

Fordham Prep

Lamel Faison

Guard

Xaverian

Jordan Fuchs

Forward

Christ the King

Malik Harmon

Guard

Christ the King

Josh James

Guard

Archbishop Stepinac

Marko Kozul

Forward

Archbishop Molloy

George Lambert

Guard

Xaverian

Chris Polanco

Forward

LaSalle Academy

Jon Severe

Guard

Christ the King

Chaz Watler

Guard

Archbishop Molloy

Anthony Williams

Guard

Cardinal Spellman

Brandon Williams

Guard

Iona Prep

Tyler Wilson

Guard

Cardinal Hayes

Coaches: TBA

         

 

About NYC Mayor’s Cup:

The NYC Mayor’s Cup series, which features 11 sporting events that crown the “Best in the City,” is organized by NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization. The series showcases student-athletes of all ages from across all five boroughs as they compete year-round to prove they are New York City’s best at baseball, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, basketball, softball, soccer, cricket, chess, table tennis, cross country and wrestling. For more information about the NYC Mayor’s Cup series, visit facebook.com/nycmayorscup

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

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Contact: Chris Heywood/NYC & Company 212-484-1270
             Caroline Peck/NYC & Company 212-484-1270