'Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation' Presents PLAYTIME BASKETBALL

Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation is a New Jersey non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization which supports AAU sports, education & mentoring opportunities for the youth as well as participating in community outreach programs with local children's hospitals in New Jersey and its surrounding areas.

Our mission is to inspire our youth to become leaders, champions, student-athletes and to empower them to be successful in school and life through sports, education and community relation that will facilitate systemic change. We promote values of selfless service that provides a safe haven in the community. In addition to promoting positive change and growth for children ages of 6 – 17, F K Best assists with building character that's exemplified by leadership. Our particular focus is OUR youth. We set out to strengthen their abilities and help them set short/long term goals and strive for realistic dreams. We execute our mission by conducting programs for the youth primarily in New Jersey and then branching out on a national level.

F K Best established the Youth Foundation in 2007. Funding for the Foundation was made possible by parents of current players who participated on the Teaneck Youth All Star basketball team and Bronx Kings ~ AAU basketball organization. The parents are honest and hard working individuals who love their children and support their activities. Over the past years, many of the parents have watched their children play for various organizations. Since then, we've decided to build an organization and youth foundation that would benefit our children. We create opportunities and provide support for promising youth to fulfill their potential in the classroom, on the court and in the community.

Birth of Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation. Connecting people and organizations around common goals ~ FKB serve as a catalyst by encouraging leaders (i.e. Educators, Athletes, Entrepreneurs and Musicians) to speak with our children and primarily focus on their fields of expertise. They stress the importance of education, family, sportsmanship and careers. Our objective is to establish an AAU Basketball organization ~ “PLAYTIME”. We have competed in many local and regional basketball circuits as well as nationally, under the direction of our volunteer parents. F K Best established a mentoring program ~ “Mothers Know Better after Dark”. Our mentoring program relies greatly on parent participation. We set out to provide tutoring sessions, travel outings such as visits to Museums, Learning centers and designated Monumental sites.

In 2008, F K Best established a community outreach program ~ "THOUGHTS for KIDS". Our community outreach program reaches out to disadvantaged children in the community and sick children in the local Children's Hospitals, throughout the holiday season, and provides gifts and toys.

Coaches Contact Info:    

PLAYTIME 16U (Coach Sean):

PLAYTIME 15U (Coach Swan..):

PLAYTIME 14U (Coach Kev)

PLAYTIME 13U (Coach Leroy): 

PLAYTIME 12U (Coach Easley):

PLAYTIME 11U (Coach Mike):   

PLAYTIME 10U (Coach Lee):

 PLAYTIME 9U (Coach Bass):

PLAYTIME 8U (Coach Andy):   


preview We're PLAYTIME Basketball by K.Blow!

Wednesday, November 19
Shaakir Linsdey OWEN CC vs Monroe College - Nov 22 @ 2pm

PLAYTIME to support Shaakir "Shaq" Lindsey on Nov 22nd @ 2pm when Owen CC takes on Monroe College.

Monroe Athletics Complex - 19 Lecount Place, New Rochelle, NY 

I-95 North to Exit 15 onto Route 1 North to downtown New Rochelle 


Wednesday, November 19
Lavrone Green Chosen New Jersey Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week

Montclair, NJ – Freshman guard LAVRONE GREEN was chosen as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday. Green earns the first NJAC Rookie of the Week selection after being named the Most Valuable Player of the BB&T Tip-Off Classic at Shenandoah and helping MSU record their first 2-0 start since 2009-10. In the first contest of his freshman campaign, he registered 19 points and two steals during an 88-86 overtime victory over Methodist. He then recorded 22 points, three rebounds, and one steal during a 95-79 victory over Cazenovia in the Championship game of Shenandoah's Tip-Off Tournament. Green currently ranks second in the NJAC in scoring (20.0 points per game). 


Wednesday, November 19
Teaneck's Chris Jones (U PITT) gets PLAY-TIME

Another Teaneck HS standout gets PLAY-TIME @ U PITT: Chris Jones 


Saturday, October 25
Corey Booker, US Senator, has game. Welcome to the Playtime Panthers Lab..

Corey Booker, US Senator, has game. Welcome to the Playtime Panthers Lab..

Monday, September 1

Please find an INVITATION to the "TEACH ME CLASSIC" Basketball League. Tournament Opener is Saturday, Nov 8th 2014.  Follow us on Facebook: Teach Me Classic Basketball League for League Coverage, Tournament Highlights and Championship Coverage

Panthers & Teaneck Jr Basketball

Hosting a 7 weekend League (Saturday games)

November '2014 - January '2015

(Start Date: Nov 8th)

@ Richard Rodda Center * 250 Colonial Court Teaneck, NJ 07666

{Across from Teaneck HS - Queen Ave Road Exit}

2 Gyms - Fiberglass Backboards, Electronic Scoreboards, Seating, Food & Parking

$450 / 7+ games (Super Savings Event) then PLAYOFFS

Boys Division

9U/3rd - 10U/4th  - 11U/5th - 12U/6th - 13U/7th - 14U/8th

[9U Division 1st 8 teams     10U-14U Divisions 1st 8 teams]

Please send a reply to or visit Teach Me Classic Basketball League.

Follow us on Twitter: @PLAYTIMEBBall

Follow us on Instagram: @PLAYTIMEBBall

PLAYTIME 13U vs RING CITY 13U (1:11) Edit View video

Thursday, August 14

Thursday, December 26
Roselle Catholic High School (New Jersey) Vs Teaneck High School (New Jersey) [Full Game]


Monday, March 11


Friday, November 15
Young Men's Empowerment w/ Teaneck Comes Together

Fathers Know Best Foundation partners with Teaneck Comes Together and other partners to sponsor a Young Men's Empowerment event on Friday, Nov. 15th from 5pm - 11:45pm for 8th and 9th grade Teaneck boys. Space is limited! 100 Students. Positive male adults are needed to help make a tremendous impact.


Sunday, September 1


Friday, August 30
•NJ Lady Titans Fall AAU Tryouts September 2013

NJ Lady Titans Fall AAU Tryouts September 2013



Richard Rodda Recreation Center
250 Colonial Court Teaneck, NJ 07666

Tryouts Saturday 9/7 (Cost Covers both Sat & Sun)
4th Grade Workouts 10:00 - 11:15 ($15.00)
5/6th Grade Tryouts 11:15-12:45 ($20.00)
7/8th Grade Tryouts 12:30 - 2:00 ($20.00)
HS Weekend Warrior Workouts 1:45 - 3:30 ($20.00)

Tryouts Sunday 9/8 (if unable to make Saturday work/tryouts fees below still apply)
4th Grade Workouts 10:00 - 11:15 ($15.00)
5/6th Grade Tryouts 11:15-12:45 ($20.00)
7/8th Grade Tryouts 12:30 - 2:00 ($20.00)
HS Weekend Warrior Workouts 1:45 - 3:30 ($20.00)
or call 201-841-7247 for more details
Meet our coaching staff, ask questions & most importantly understand the plan we have for your child... Unable to attend the workouts? Call or email for further details.


Coach Bernie Pearson
Quick Links: Visit our website

NJ Lady Titans Register

Saturday, August 24
Playtime REUNION ~ Year End Cookout !!!!!

Playtime REUNION ~ Year End Cookout !!!!! 

Ron Jr
Wednesday, July 31
City Legendz Summer League coverage by Clark Shots photos

New York City's premiere Summer League series.

Thursday, July 18
Barry Palmore Jr. Hackensack High School - 2013 Greater New York Metropolitan Area Scholarship Finalists

Meet the Greater New York Metropolitan-Area finalists for PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program Sponsored by Deloitte!  

Barry Palmore Jr., Hackensack High School (Hackensack, NJ)

Positive Coaching Alliance
Finalists for PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program Sponsored by Deloitte
PCA is thrilled to announce the finalists for our 2014 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships. With more than 900 applicants and more than 2300 testimonials submitted on their behalf, we are awestruck at the quality and depth of this year's applicants. All are to be congratulated for pursuing the Triple-Impact Competitor model of striving to impact sport on three levels by working to improve themselves, their teammates and their sport as a whole.

Click here to view lists of scholarship finalists by region ».

Triple Impact Competitor sponsored by Deloitte
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Tuesday, May 14
PLAYTIME Born To Dribble website

Help Suuport PLAYTIME's Born to Dribble website.

Shop online at PLAYTIME's Amazon website for various goods.

 Enjoy videos on cell phones, iPad or Laptops. View recorded PLAYTIME Basketball games on ":BORN TO DRIBBLE".


Sunday, April 14
PLAYTIME 9U NJ State Champs! 2013

The youngsters do it again! another Gold medal for the Trophy case....

Playtime Baby Ballers Win NJ State Crown

Playtime Panthers 3rd Grade Grabs Title

The Playtime Panthers defeated the NJ Playaz 57-45 to win the NJ AAU 3rd Grade State Championship. Congrats to Playtime for winning the title.

PLAYERS: #3 Jabari Tyre, #6 Ajani Rasbury, #7 Elijon Nix, #8 Jordan Greenaway, #9 Drew Alfano ,#10 Gene Ligon ,#17 Bryce Griffin , #20 Mark Armstrong, #23 Hassan Bailey, #24 Michael Saliba, #25 Spencer Joyner, #28 Tyler Runyon

1 comment:

Melvin Joyner said...

Go Playtime!! Great job to all of the players, coaches, and parents. Well deserved! "We, not Me!"

Tuesday, April 2
AC Showcase 8th Grade Blue Division Championship Recap: PLAYTIME Grabs Banner!

Championship Recap: Playtime Grabs Banner!
                        Playtime Showed Tough Guys Can Wear Pink

Playtime wore their fresh uniforms and held on to defeat EYSC 60-58 to win the AC Showcase 8th Grade Blue Division Championship. Congrats to both teams for making the finals and giving us a good finish.

Stay tuned as Basketball Spotlight brings you more coverage of the exciting AC Showcase.

Sunday, January 20
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Basketball Spotlight MLK Classic 7th Grade Championship Recap: Playtime Wins Thriller

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Mikey Watkins dropped a floater in the lane as time expired to give Playtime Panthers a 48-46 victory over NWK to win the Basketball Spotlight MLK Classic 7th Grade Championship.
Tavon Jones led the winners with 18 points. Stay tuned as we bring you more coverage of the 7th Grade division including top performers.

Tuesday, December 11

PLAYTIME Panthers & Teaneck Youth Basketball

Hosting a 6 weekend League (Friday Night & Saturday games)

January - March '2013

Games will be held @ Richard Rodda Center * 250 Colonial Ave Teaneck, NJ 07666 {Across from Teaneck HS}

2 Gyms - FiberglassBackboards, Electronic Scoreboards, Seating, Food & Parking

HS Refs, $275, 6+ games (Super Savings Event)

4 Grade Divisions: 9U/3rd / 10U/4th / 13U/7th / 14U/8th


Reserve your spots Today!


WM Swan...917~691~1083

Z. Scott.......201-691~0567

M. Rich.......201-803~5891

Friday, December 14
Funsport Jr. Pros Honor Roll Listing


Friday, December 7
NCAA raises GPA requirements and more !!

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Wednesday, December 5
Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers

Mikey Watkins (Playtime)

The 7th Grade Division at the Tip Off Classic was filled with talent. Here’s a look at some of the other players that did damage this weekend.

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Mikey Watkins Guard (Playtime)- Watkins was a big part of Playtime’s march to the semifinals. This season he has moved over to the off guard spot and this has enhanced his willingness to score and confidence in his outside shot. I think this experience will make him a well rounded player.
Tip Off Classic All Tournament Team
Javon Quinerly (Team IZOD)
Atiba Taylor (Team IZOD)
Luther Muhammad (Team IZOD)
Jalen Brooks (Team IZOD)
Nazreon Reid (Team IZOD)
Shackquille Dezonie (Wall 2 Wall)
Alex Serrano (Wall 2 Wall)
Aidan Ellwood (Wall 2 Wall)
Mikey Esquillin (Wall 2 Wall)
Mikey Watkins (Playtime)
Razeyah Surrell (Playtime)

Danilo Djuricic (CIA Bounce)
Ignas Brazdeikis (CIA Bounce)

Sunday, November 11

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Thursday, October 25


Saturday, September 22

Kobe Bryant & PLAYTIME in HARLEM NYC (0:46) Actions| View video
Added January 13, 2010 by: PETEY Greene from YouTube
Kobe visiting PLAYTIME in East Harlem. He takes photos with Jabari and PLAYTIME 12U 
Click Picture to play Video!

Saturday, September 15
PLAYTIME BASKETBALL Partners with Smashing Warehouse

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Have a nice shopping experience and get 10 % off.


Playtime 9u NJ State Champions 2011-2012

Playtime basketball has teamed up with We are going to do fundraising on a constant basis through out the year. This will help in the development and growth of our teams. It will help fund our players to obtain training and skills to become successful individuals and better players. is the online wholesale dealer selling
in retail at wholesale prices. 
Team code playtime has been created for our Playtime basketball team.
Please enjoy shopping and distributing our team code to all the people you know.
Each time the playtime coupon code is used, your team will benefit from the sale.
Anybody who uses this voucher code will get 10% discount on already low pricing at and a percentage of the purchase sale will be donated to your team. can help format or send the emails on a regular basis to all your contacts. They will receive information on our team code and all your friends and family will be able to enjoy the benefits of purchasing from Please send all e-mail addresses at All the e-mails contacts will be kept private and will be used only to distribute and market the playtime team code.
Some marketing ideas that can be effective are:
Please feel free to contact us at, if you need any more information or would like to sponsor any other team for fundraising.

Tuesday, September 4
John Lucas FOTC Camp Profile: John Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)

John Lucas FOTC Camp Profile: John Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)

Name: John Wilson

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Position: Point Guard

Class: 2019

Analysis: Wilson is a polished point guard that gets a kick out of setting up teammates. He plays the game at a fast pace and always pushes the rock with his head up. When things got out of control Wilson settled his squad down before going back to work. He also played his usual tough defense.

Tuesday, August 21
5th Grade Sportsmanship Award Winner: Jordan "The Real" McKoy

5th Grade Sportsmanship Award Winner: Jordan "The Real" McKoy

Jordan McKoy 5th Grade Sportsmanship Award

Jordan “The Real” McKoy of Playtime Panthers won the Basketball Spotlight 5th Grade Sportsmanship Award. McKoy is a productive player and always played the game the correct way in terms of attitude. We think he has a chance to be a big time player in the future. We congratulate Jordan for winning this award.

Tuesday, July 3
Boubacar Kamissoko: Working His Way to the Top of the 2017 Class

(Youth 1) – Even after playing basketball for eight years, Boubacar Kamissoko acknowledges he has plenty of room to grow and improve as a player.  The 5-foot-7, 90-pound guard has opened eyes on the court, but has not become complacent or overconfident.

“I need toBoubacar work on all the aspects of my game,” said Kamissoko. “What I mostly need to work on is for me to get faster and my mental toughness.”

At this point, Kamissoko might be sounding overly modest.  One of the highly ranked players in the class of 2017, he averaged 16 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals per game this past season for the Albert Einstein (NY) school team. During the offseason, Kamissoko plays for the Playtime Panthers AAU team who play top competition like the Connecticut Basketball Club.

Although Kamissoko has not yet attended a national basketball camp, he does have a busy schedule of commitments ahead.  He will be attending the Elite 75 Prep Camp in July, Hoop Group Future All-American Camp August 5-8, Junior Elite Weekend Camp August 17-18, and Bob Hurley Skills Camp August 19-23.

If this schedule pans out, it seems like the Bronx resident will have the summer of his life.

Wednesday, May 30
Basketball Spotlight MDC 12U Top Performers

Basketball Spotlight MDC 12U Top Performers Part 2 (By "Squirrel The World")

Zegary Scott (Playtime Panthers)

The Basketball Spotlight 12U Division was loaded with top ball players and squad. Here’s our first report of the top performers provided by our new evaluator “Squirrel The World”.

MDC 12U Top Performers Part 2

Zegary Scott Guard (Playtime)- Very polished floor general creates for teammates and makes the game easy for his coach. Always vocal on the floor he exhibits a maturity that a coach will find refreshing. Has a “team first” mentality that will foster a winning environment for whatever program he plays for.

Jack Rooney Guard (Playtime)- The Jack OF Spades is no joker. Leave him open and the joke will be on you. This kid reminds me of a young Rex Chapman with his quick release and ball handling to complement. Excellent floor spacer with the understanding of how to move without the ball.

Jalen Lecque Guard (Playtime)- With a hesitation dribble that resembles Deronn Williams, Jalen freezes his opponents and blows by them b4 they get into their defensive stance. Don’t think for one minute that this kid is all ball handle because he exhibits a nice jump shot that will consistently force the defense to play him honest.

Stay Tune For More Coverage Because We Are Just Getting Started!

Friday, May 25
Uncle Drew

Kyrie Irving Stars As "Uncle Drew" In His First Commercial

New Jersey’s own Kyrie Irving stars in his first commercial as Uncle Drew.

Saturday, May 26
Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Preview: Is It Playtime?

Playtime Will Be Ready To Rock!

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Division has been a pleasant surprise this year. #1 ECE-NJABC will not be in the building so we are looking to see who will be ready to step up. Here’s a look at the squads that will be in Lakewood.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Preview

Playtime: PP has a few state crowns under their belt now they will be looking to win their second Spotlight banner. They have a thick field but they are definitely battle tested.

Team Nelson: TN is hungry for a crown after pushing #1 ECE-NJABC to double overtime during the Mid Atlantic finals. They have enough weapons to make it to Hoop Group Headquarters on Sunday.

Potomac Valley Select: I hear this is a super squad coming up from the Potomac Valley. Now they will be trying to represent to the fullest. It will be interesting to see how they mesh in this atmosphere.

New Heights: They got it together in AC by making it to the finals. Now they will try to win it all at the MDC. If they keep their momentum going they should be good to go.

CJ Hawks: The Hawks have been hovering around the championship round all season. Now might be the time for them to make the break through.

Beyond The Lines: This Lakewood based crew will have the home court advantage and will need it as they make their Spotlight debut. Welcome to the big stage I hope you are ready to rumble.

Team Rebels: TR hasn’t found their stride thus far this season but this might be their time to shine. The talent is there and now they just have to put everything together.

Other Teams To Watch: NY Panthers, Pleasantville PAL, M Plex Mustangs, KSK and others.

Monday, May 7
Basketball team pushes kids on court and in class

Basketball team pushes kids on court and in class

Monday, May 7, 2012 Last updated: Monday May 7, 2012, 11:37 AM
The Record

A few years ago, a group of fathers in Teaneck and Hackensack decided they needed to do something to help students prepare for high school — and the rest of their lives.

John Judkins running the ball with teammates Coleman Chennault  and Jayden Lemond behind in a Playtime Panthers game. The team won the state championship in their age group.
John Judkins running the ball with teammates Coleman Chennault and Jayden Lemond behind in a Playtime Panthers game. The team won the state championship in their age group.

"The kids needed us," said Mike Richardson.

They formed a basketball team, but there was a catch: To play, a boy had to have a C-plus or better average. Those who didn't had to come to practice 30 minutes early for tutoring.

The boys didn't seem to mind the extra work as long as they got to play ball. In fact, the kids from all over Bergen and Passaic joined.

Today, they are doing well in school. They are also doing great on the court.

The Playtime Panthers are state champions — again.

The 9U team won their state AAU championships in late April, earning a spot in the nationals this summer.

On Sunday, the 11U team won its own state title. "It was a great game," said one of the players, Shai Williams, an 11-year-old Teaneck resident. The team will also compete against the nation's top teams this summer.

"It was a well-fought game," Richardson said of the 53-38 win over the Central Jersey Hawks on Sunday. He coaches both the 9U and 11U teams.

Now comes the hard work. "We have to prepare ourselves for the games ahead," said Richardson, a Teaneck resident who has a son on the 9U team. "We have to represent."

Tuesday, April 24
NJ 9U State Championship Recap: Playtime 9U Wins State Title

NJ 9U State Championship Recap: Playtime 9U Wins State Title

Playtime Baby Ballers Win State Title

Championship Roster
Aryan Arora 33
William Richardson 22
John Easley Jr. 44
Caleb Skinner 30
Coleman Chennault 42
Jayden Lemond 41
Hunter Toro 43
Dasean Lecque 10
Julian Brown 34
John Judkins 31
Andrew Alfano 15
Spencer Johnson 25
Najee Tanksley 40

Tuesday, April 24
Playtime 11U Crowned 12U Div. 2 Champs

Playtime 11U Wins 12U Div. 2 Crown

Championship Roster: Jordan McCoy, Marc Bruce, Coach Mike Richardson, Ahsan Huland El, Coach Leshawn Tanskley, Coach Jelani Carter. Front from left: Jelani Carter Jr., Chihe Williams, John Wilson, Jaheim Tanksley. Middle row: Austin Geller, Brandon Osafu and Dashan Crittenden.

Wednesday, May 9
Playtime: NJ State CHAMPS! Win Back To Back Crowns

Playtime Earn Gold Medals

Playtime Panthers defeated CJ Hawks 51-38 to win the NJ AAU 11U State Champions. Playtime made it back to back titles as this squad also won the 10U crown last year.

Championship Roster:
Jordan McCoy
Marc Bruce
Ahsan Huland
El Jelani Carter Jr.
Chihe Williams
John Wilson
Jaheim Tanksley
Austin Geller
Brandon Osafu
Dashan Crittenden.
Coach Mike Richardson
Coach Leshawn Tanskley
Coach Jelani Carter

Friday, February 17
Spotlight Video Feature: Tanksley's MVP Performance At Baby Baller MLK Classic

Basketball Spotlight Video Feature: Tanksley's MVP Performance At Baby Baller MLK Classic

Jaheim Tanklsey Shows Why He Was MVP Of The MLK Baby Ballers Classic

Jaheim Tanksley was awarded the MVP of the Baby Ballers MLK Classic and after watching his footage it’s easy to see why. His basketball IQ, skills and court savvy is beyond his years. Right now he has to be one of the most feared ball handlers on the 11U level. The scary thing is he’s just getting started.

Monday, January 16
Playtime Takes Baby Baller MLK Classic Title

 Baby Baller MLK Classic 11U Championship Recap: Playtime Finally Gets It Done. 

Playtime Takes Baby Baller MLK Classic Title

Jaheim Tanklsey scored 20 points and Jordan McKoy added 12 points as Playtime Panthers defeated Team Nelson 48-37 to win the Baby Baller MLK Classic 11U Championship. Trevon Alderman poured in a team high 19 points in the loss. Playtime's coach Mike Richardson felt good to finally grab the banner. "It was a long time coming. We came in second in 3 consecutive Spotlight events. Now we can say we finally got over the hump. I'm so proud of my boys" he finished.

MVP: Jaheim Tanksley (Playtime)
Tanskley was remarkable in the finals. The pint size point guard did damage with his floater in the lane. But really hurt Team Nelson hearts by banging home deep jumpers even a trey ball from NBA range. When money time came Tanksley stepped up and cashed in.

Next we will bring you the top performers from each position during the MLK Classic.

Friday, January 20
Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Forwards

Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Forwards

Alonzo Frink (Playtime)- I heard about Frink tearing up competition in North Jersey and finally got a chance to see him in action. The first aspect of his game that caught my attention was his range from the perimeter. The stocky power forward is very comfortable behind the arc and he showed it by connecting some several treys over the weekend. Inside he banged the boards and maneuvered on the baseline. He scored 20 points against NWK and hurt KSK for 16 markers in their rival win.

Thursday, January 19
Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 2

Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 2

 BJ Saliba (Playtime)- Saliba helped Playtime make the final four by banging home mid range jumpers and scoring in transition. His best scoring game of the tournament was when he scored 14 points against NWK in their pool play win. He also hit a couple of big shots during their semifinal win against KSK.

Wednesday, January 18
Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 1

Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 1

Jalen Lecque (Playtime Panthers)

The 12U Division at the Baby Baller MLK Classic had some serious talent. Here’s a breakdown of some of the top guard that showcased their game in America’s Playground.

Baby Baller MLK Classic 12U Top Guards Part 1

Jalen Lecque (Playtime Panthers)-
The purpose of this event was to give the Baby Ballers a stage to shine and Lecque took full advantage. He starred as a scorer and passer all weekend but really stepped in their quarterfinal win versus KSK. Jalen scored a game high 21 points including a big time trey ball in the closing minutes. He had a big time weekend.

Zegary Scott (Playtime Panthers)- Scott proved to be a tough backcourt mate with Lecque. He was in the mix applying the defensive pressure and converting turnovers into easy buckets. He can play both guard spots well but is more suited for running the point. He’s one of the most underrated guards in the region.

Wednesday, January 11
Baby Baller MLK Classic Preview: Jordan "Is The Real" McCoy

Baby Baller MLK Classic Preview: Jordan Is The Real McCoy

Jordan "The Real" McCoy (Playtime)

Playtime Panthers were the toast of the state in NJ last season. They won the NJ AAU State title and Jordan McCoy was one the main reasons. The wiry guard has the tools to be a big time player in the future. His coach Mike Richardson knows about his skills, “Jordan is the most versatile player in the 11U Division. He played all 5 positions while helping us win 19 out of 21 championships last season” said Mike.

This season Playtime has won 2 out of 3 championships only finishing 2nd at the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic. “The Real” McCoy is a player that Basketball Spotlight has on our radar so we will be playing close attention to his progress. Can Jordan help Playtime win the Baby Baller MLK Classic crown? We will see in America’s Playground.

Sunday, October 23

Coach Johnson hosts B-ball Clinic: Head Coach Avery Johnson, Kerry Kittles, Darryl Dawkins and McDonald's NY Metro Co-op President, Tony Scari, hosted 90 ‘Future Stars' at the PNY Center on Sunday for a skills clinic. Students were selected for their dedication and team work both on and off the court of their hometown summer leagues.


PLAYTIME Panthers: NYC Basketball Profile


Tuesday, April 5
Wajdi visits the White House

Wajdi Ahemed scored perfect on the 2009 & 2010 NJ ASK Evaluation test in Mathmatics. In an elite class, he and only two other students in the state of New Jersey shared a trip to the Nations Capitol. This true Student Athlete is on the path to a career in one of the STEM based fields.

Saturday, October 22
PLAYTIME Flashback


Banquet Flyer
Saturday, August 20
PLAYTIME Family Weekend

Wednesday, June 15
Principal Sean Davenport is your guide to an expanded learning day in a New York City public school.

Adventures in a New School Day

Principal Sean Davenport, aka Coach "D", is your guide to an expanded learning day in a New York City public school, Thurgood Marshall Lower Academy.

Sunday, June 19
Playtime Earns New Threads from AGame


Sunday, June 5

Super 8s
Saturday, June 11
PLAYTIME introduces their Super 8s @ the Rod Strickland tournament

Monday, April 18
10U Top Performers From The Baby Baller Bonanza

Basketball Spotlight Season Award Winners  
Jordan McCoy Guard (Playtime)- When you watch McCoy play you can see potential written all over this youngster. He’s a fluid wing guard already and has a nice deep range jumper. I look forward to watching McCoy and Hoggard battle for years to come.

Akrum Ahemed Forward (Playtime)- Akrum operated inside for the NJ State Champs. He used the glass well and dribbled past the shot blockers. His inside play helped Team Nelson make their late rally.him.

Makhi Moore Guard (Playtime)- Moore is a good ball handler while running the show for the Panthers. He does a good job of not turning over the pill and getting his teammates involved.

Sunday, April 3

4th Grade ...

Tuesday, March 22
"Challenges to the Achievement of Black Boys in Public Education" Mar 31st
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Adam Clayton Powell Memorial Ministry:

Sunday, March 6


Monday, March 7, 2011

Playtime Cruised To The Championship

Playtime raced out to an early lead and went on to defeat Philly Triple Threat 54-35 to win the 12U Championship at the AGame Super Shootout. The Panthers had a balanced scoring attack in their victory.

Top Performers

Boubacar Kamissoko Guard (Playtime)- This kid lived on the fast break. He leaked out several times for uncontested layups. In the half court set he attacked from the wing and used twisting finishes to earn points. He also can be deadly from behind the arc. He had a huge weekend scoring the ball.

JJ Jinwright Guard (Playtime)- This was my first time checking out this kid and I like the tools he possess. He joined Boubacar in being a major problem in transition. I like the wiggle in his game and his ability to finish. I see him moving over to the point guard position.

Lydell Geffard Forward (Playtime)- The developing forward has great size and a soft touch but what really impressed me was the way he threw the outlet pass. Lydell made life very easy for his streaking teammates by hitting them with Joe Montana type long passes. On defense he blocked or altered several shots that led to easy buckets on the other end.

Mike Watkins Guard (Playtime)- Playtime has a load of scoring but Watkins controls the flow and makes sure the rock gets shared equally. Instead of using flash Watkins is a crafty guard that relies on his basketball IQ to get the job done.

Monday, January 31
Clash For The 10U Recap: Team Takeover Prevails over PLAYTIME

Clash For The 10U Recap: Team Takeover Prevails over PLAYTIME

Jahmir Young and Jason Gibson scored 9 points apiece as Team Takeover defeated Playtime Panthers 35-27 to win the Clash For The Cup 10U Championship. Jordan McKoy scored 7 points for Playtime in the loss.

Top Performers

Jordan McKoy Forward (Playtime)- McKoy was a problem all tournament because at his size he still can handle the rock and score like a guard. He has good range on his outside shot and will go inside to snatch a few boards. He should a good one in the future.

Makhai Moore Guard (Playtime)- Playtime has an up and coming guard in Moore. He gets anywhere he wants on the floor and will hit teammates on the move with the correct pass. We will be keeping an eye on this baby baller.

Murad Mostafa Forward (Playtime)- Murad battles hard on the blocks and will give you a spin move or two to get buckets. He does all the dirty work for the Green and Black.

Team Takeover 10U Champs

Jason Gibson Guard (Team Takeover)- Gibson is a cleaver ball handler and can also shoot the pill. He thrives in the open floor by pushing the rock and looking for teammates. This kid has a lot of heart and passion for the game. He has major swagger.

Jahmir Young Guard (Team Takeover)- The southpaw is a showman. He has a good crossover for a player so and he even likes to use the fake pass in transition. He has some swift moves and craftiness in his game already. He’s exciting to watch.

Garrett Kirkland Guard (Team Takeover)- Kirkland is a hard nose guard with some good guard skills. He likes getting out on the break and doing his thing while also being able to shoot from deep. He scored a game high 17 points against T Town Ballers.

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Verizon Volunteer Programs

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Monday, November 1
Converse launches the new Star Player EVO & EB3 (Elton Brand) signature shoes


Press Releases


November 1, 2010 - Converse launches the new Star Player EVO & EB3 (Elton Brand) signature shoes.

The younger PLAYTIME teams will take the court this season wearing the EB3 (Elton Brand) Converse brand shoes and the older PLAYTIME teams will wear the Star Player EVO and continue their relationship with the top notch sneaker compnay.

The is the 2nd season that PLAYTIME has partnered with Converse to reveil their new shoes.

Wednesday, April 28
Kyle Lawrence gets accepted in St.Benedict's Prep as a 7th Grader.........

The student body at St. Benedict's Prep includes young men in grades 7 through 12 from widely diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds with differing academic and athletic interests and abilities. Students primarily come from Newark, N.J. and the neighboring communities. St. Benedict’s is extremely competitive and receives applications from more candidates than there are available spaces. Admissions are competitively based on the applicant's school record, recommendations, and—to a lesser—degree performance on standardized tests. Successful students are active in school or community and church activities, have strong academic, cultural, or personal qualities, and demonstrate perseverance to develop themselves in a demanding environment.


Wednesday, November 18

Welcome to PETEY TV!  Here you'll find the latest pictures, video streams and a message board that are uploaded by parents and members of PLAYTIME BASKETBALL .We've also developed "PETEY Web Cam" where you will find "Petey Realty TV" and "Parents Cam""Petey Reality TV" captures behind the scene footage of PLAYTIME members and "Parents Cam" allows parents to upload live media content, videos and news about our group. Visit us regularly and place your photos, videos and comments.

Monday, November 29
How To Get Recruited for College Basketball:
There is no question about it. If you want to be recruited (