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Saturday, August 25
N.I.K.E.-1 Hall of Fame
   INITIAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
William "Junie" Sanders *
Dean "Superman" Murray *
Terrance "Tone" Springer*
Rashid "Rock" Pinckney*
Fred Brown*
Darnell "D-Flight" Williams*
Tyrone "Ty" Grant*
Melvin "Boo-Boo" Rivers(Pate)*
Andre "Flight" Duke*
Shaun "Boogie" Russell*

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Honorary Inductees
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Shaun Richards
Nolan Bartholomew
Dayan Murray
Lucas Henry
Harrington Williams

   2003 Inductees
Rodney Seale
Mike Lee
Willie Johnson
Phillip "Hagie" Cameron July 07, 1972 - May 13, 2003
   
   2004 Inductees
Seldon Jefferson
Eric Lilly

***No Inductees for 2005***
   
   2006 Inductees
D.L. Samuels


   2007 Inductees
Ronay Waterton
Andre Riviera
Lamar Phillip

***No Inductees for 2008***

   2009 Inductees
Justice Graham

   2010 Inductees
Charles Jones
Kaheem "Rookie" Draper

2011 Inductees
Garnett Thompson
Chudney Gray
Lamont Jones

2013 Inductee
Iquan D. Wiggins




Tuesday, April 26
3 NEW INDUCTEES TO THE N.I.K.E.-1 HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011
Over the past decade, there have been many quality additions to the NIKE-1 family and program. The following players possess the characteristics that qualifies them true champions and their commitment and dedication, hard work and basketball prowess have earned them the selection to the NIKE-1 H.O.F...... Garnett 'Big Ticket" Thompson Chudney Gray Lamont Jones Welcome and Thanks...

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Elias
Sunday, October 21
Young Nigerian Players to be on display for Nike-1...



Continuing the tradition of helping young talent from Africa, Nike-1 has added a few young talented players with high potential.

Casmir and Elias just to name a few.



Casmir.jpg
Casmir

Wednesday, August 4
PROVING THAT IN 2010, WE ARE STILL THE PREMIER PRO/AM TEAM IN NEW YORK CITY...

N.I.K.E.-1 will face Gold's Gym in the 2010 Nike Pro-City Championship Game on Thursday August 5th @ Baruch College. N.I.K.E.-1 will be defending it's Championship while seeking an unprecedented 5th title in 6 yrs and its 3rd "REPEAT" performance. Despite losing 3 key players, Garnett, Jerel to overseas teams and C.J. Nike -1 still has the talent and swag of a CHAMPION...

Ty Grant, Darren "DP" Philip, Lamont Jones, Kavon Lytch, Rob Lwein, Junie Sanders, Chudney Gray, Nick Carter, Lloyd Clinton, Angelo Gordon, Jhon Singleton, Willie Deane, Charles Jones, Garnett Thompson, Jermain Abraham...



Friday, August 6
Being 2nd best is never good enough....
N.I.K.E.-1 failed in it's bid to repeat as Champions in the 2010 Nike Pro-City Summer League...In what could be "The Legend" Junie Sanders final game NIKE-1 fell to Gold's Gym 118-90. Lack of a defensive presence from the guard positions caused the opposition (Gold's Gym) to shoot an impressive 59% from the field, as Andre Barrett 27pts (10-16) in 24 minutes. 'Dre shot an impressive 6-8 from behind the arc. Rashad Bell also score 22 pts for Gold's Gym. Junie Sanders was injured early on and played only 17 minutes scoring 5 points. A well deserved thanks go out to our life long fanbase for their support throughout the season...Thanks to the coaching staff for their tireless hard work.

Wednesday, August 4
***New 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee*** KAHEEM DRAPER...
This player was an instrumental part of the success and development of N.I.K.E.-1 (It was a gross injustice waiting so long to add him to the elite status that he rightly deserves). Kaheem Draper AKA "Rookie", didnt take long to prove that he was no rookie...Belated WELCOME kid....Coach B...

Jamar
Jamar is ready for his shot @ College in the US
Friday, November 20
TRINI BALLER LOOKS AHEAD TO THE NEXT STEP...COLLEGE...
Jamar
Next stop College!!!

Jamar George, 18 yrs old and standing 6'7" is a shooting guard...he resides currently in the paradisic islands of Trinidad and Tobago. that is where he continues to demonstrate his basketball prowess, soon he plans to put those skills on display at the Big Apple Sports Showcase and as advertised he will be auditioning for the collegiate stage. With continued hard work Jamar will soon realize his dream: One day, being able to perform on the professional stage...Good Luck Jamar.... Jamar arrives in NYC in March 2010 to participate in the Annual Big Apple Sports JUCO Showcase (Co-Founder by Coach Griffith)...please click or paste (in your browser) the following link http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,117921.html

 

 



Friday, November 30
2007 Additions to The N.I.K.E.-1 Hall of Fame (New Inductees)
After a year of no new additions to the renowned N.I.K.E.-1 Hall of Fame, there are 3 new additions to the esteemed list they are Ronay Waterton, Andre "Show" Riviera and Lamar "Massive" Phillip...All three former players had a unique role in the development of Nike-1 and continue to do so by their performance in the secular and public life. Ronay has proven to be a solid coach in the summer league and Andre is presently an assistant coach at a local Community College. Lamar (m.a.s.s.i.v.e.) has always looked to provide any assistance especially in relation to the development of N.I.K.E.-1...Welcome...

Papsoum
Hamou Soumare (Mali, West Africa)
Thursday, November 16
Young player from Mali (West Africa) gets opportunity to play ball and get a quality education...

Hamou "Papsoum" Soumare a 6'7" slim player from Mali, West Africa has arrived in the USA looking for the opportunity to participate on the JUCO level. papsoum has some skills that most coaches would love to further develop and enhance. Athletic and possessing penchant for hard work. Pap is also a solid student in the classroom. At present pap is attending iowa university parttime and will look to join a solid JUCo program.

 

Update: Hamou "Papsoum" is currently on Kirkwood CC (Ia) listed @ 6'8" 220lbs I am sure hamou will develop into a fine player for his upcoming Soph year.



Thursday, February 28
N.I.K.E.-1 branching out to the Regions of Africa
Jacob Yacouba Doumbia
Jacob is looking for that opportunity
Le programme de basket-ball de N.I.K.E.-1 a activement travaillé pour ajouter l'Africain (travaillant durement) les joueurs à son programme.

{N.I.K.E.-1 Basketball Program Inc. has been actively working to add African (hard working) players to its Program}. One player of particular interest is an athletic 6'4" Shooting Guard / Small Forward (Yacouba Doumbia) known as "Jacob". Jacob is currently attending a sports institute in Mali. He is looking to arrive in the USA soon to further his academics at a Prep school or a top JUCO program with the assistance of NIKE-1 Basketball Program and look to reach his basketball potential.



Jacob's favorite player is Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs).



Un joueur d'intérêt particulier est "la garde un 6'5 de tir/petit en

avant (Yacouba Doumbia) connu sous le nom de" Jacob ". Jacob sert

actuellement un institut de sports au Mali. Il regarde pour arriver

aux Etats-Unis à autre ses universitaires un programme du dessus JUCO

et pour regarder pour atteindre son potentiel de basket-ballavec l'assistance de Programme de Basket-Ball NIKE-1.



Le joueur préféré de Jacob est Tony Parker (les Éperons de San Antonio)



Saturday, December 1
N.I.K.E.-1 Player in college in Oklahoma
Nigel @ Carl Albert St.
Getting ready for 2007-08
Nigel Byum (Above) current N.I.K.E-1 player that has moved up another level in his quest to reach "stardom"...Nigel is currently ranked 18th in rebounding nationally averaging over 10 rebounds per contest, while scoring 14.5 ppg on 63% FG for the "VIKINGS" of Carl Albert State College in his Soph year 2007-08...Click on headline for further stats...

Saturday, December 1
Nike 1 player upstate, at Genesee Community College for 2007-08 Season
Andrew Gould has received the opportunity he dreamt about for the past 3 years, the opportunity to attend college and play college basketball on a high level. Andrew is enrolled at Genesee CC as a freshman and is holding his own after 4 games Andrew is averaging 15ppg on 49% FG shooting, he also owns 92% from the charity stripe (team leader) and a team leading 2.75 assist a contest. Andrew is also having a solid season so far on the defensive end swiping a team leading 2.5 steals a game...Good Luck....

Prince Abidoye
Prince @ Ventura
Thursday, November 8
Nike-1 College players 2007-08
Angelo Whitehead and Prince Abidoye have ventured out west to Ventura College in California to play basketball for the Pirates, both players are expeceted to be impact players right from the start. Angelo, coming off a Nike Pro City Championship this past summer is expected to be a top level player as a freshman, while Prince also off an impressive summer resume will be expected to produce at both guard positions for Ventura College...So far both players are on schedule...Good Luck

Angelo at Ventura
Angelo @ Ventura

Thursday, July 12
....THE CHAMPS ARE HERE...."
Tuesday July 10th 2007 6:30pm
Hunter College
68th Street & Lexington Avenue


In a game where the true “test of a champion” was observed NIKE-1 was challenged for Nike Pro City supremacy, actually the sole possession of first place and the opportunity to distant themselves from the rest of the pack. NIKE-1 trailed for most of the game, this could be attributed to many things eg: Charles Jones, Chudney Gray, Zach Williams, John Thomas, Jerel Blassingame, Marvin Gay, Karl Sanders…That can translate into at least 60 points lost due to these players having prior commitments & could not participate. Combine this with the opponent Primetime playing on their highest level early on, NIKE-1 still had Junie (13 pts 7 assists), Garnett Thompson (29pts, 13 rebs), Ty Grant (16 points 8 rebs), D.P. (13 points 6 rebs), Lloyd Clinton (14 points), Rob Lewin (6 points 10 rebs), and Angelo Gordon connecting on his only shot attempt but supplying much needed play early on, to hang around long enough to gut this game out with a 100-96 win. According to coach Dean Murray, “this was a true test of a champion”…the players that missed the game could constitute a powerful starting unit in Nike Pro City League…That said NIKE-1 has served notice once again that it will not be easy to prevent them from securing a third consecutive championship…


Friday, August 10
"Walking the Walk...and Still Champions..."

N.I.K.E.-1 demonstrated their resilience and toughness by dominating a team (united brooklyn) that professed to be of championship caliber. That thought was quickly put to rest as this new "Dynasty" displayed skill, chemistry and mental and physical superiority over every team for the 3rd consecutive year. The team consisting of Junie, Tyrone, DP (MVP), Garnett, Charlie, Mookie, Chudney, Marvin, Alex, Nigel, Rob, Zach all contributed toward this dominant performance resulting in a 103-83 classic of historic proportion. Defense has always been the staple of the N.I.K.E.-1 dynasty, that has resulted in many championships throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Coach Dean Murray has positioned himself amongst the top coaches in the game by leading Nike-1 to a historic "three-peat". Congratulations to all players and a special thanks to all our faithful fans and supporters...

Coach Bryan



Friday, November 30
On this Page follow NIKE-1 Stars HS/College/Pro
Background By BP-Grafix.net

Monday, July 30
SMUSH MOVES FROM THE WEST COAST TO THE EAST COAST SEEKING THAT RING

A SMUSH HIT ...Click on Headline to read story...

As an update ...

Wednesday, October 11
Former player and member of the NIKE-1 family dies...
Tyrone Boyd a former NIKE-1 player, left us on September 27th 2006. Tyrone was one of the first players to be presented to coaches as far as California during the first years of The Big Apple Sports JUCO Showcase. A super talent. Tyrone will be missed by all his surviving relatives as well as the NIKE-1 family members that knew him.   

R.I.P. Tyrone
07/15/1978--09/27/2006


Chris Sandy
Chris Sandy
Monday, November 26
NYC Basketball community looses a member in Chris Sandy...
Chris Sandy Dies in Car Crash
Eric Jaklitsch states "I am sad to inform the NYC basketball community that former Newtown High School star Chris Sandy who went on to later star at Arkansas Fort Smith JC and then to Fresno State University for the legendary Jerry Tarkanian died in a tragic auto accident in Finland. Sandy was playing in the top divison in Finland where he averaged 18 ppg and was 3rd in assists at 3.9 per game. Chris always came back to NYC in the summertime to play in Hunter College, Kingdome and EBC."



Saturday, December 10
Nike-1 player overseas in Europe, playing in Finland
NIKE-1 Basketball Player Signs Pro Contract...
Date: August 02, 2005
Justice Graham, former member of the young N.i.K.E.-1 program has completed his college eligibility playing for the Glenville State College men's basketball team this past season, recently signed a professional basketball contract.

Justice is obviously excited about the situation. "I am both excited and anxious about heading to Holland", stated Graham. "I have continued since our season at Glenville State ended working on my game, preparing for this once in a lifetime opportunity. This is something I have dreamed about doing for a long, long time."

Justice, who finished in the Top 10 nationally in scoring with over 22 points per game as a senior, will be playing for the Landstede Zwolle team which is coached by head coach van den Belt Herman. The team finished 18-12 overall in the standings a year ago.

Graham's agent, Dick de Boer, led the way for Graham in receiving the contract offer that was finally settled on in Holland. Dick de Boer of Head First Consultancy in the Netherlands guided Graham through the process, along with assistance from the men's basketball coaching staff at Glenville State College.

Justice was also quick to point out that his college situation and experience at Glenville State played a large role in this once in a lifetime opportunity. "I am so appreciate to both Coach Osborne and Coach Hankinson for all they have done to help provide me with this opportunity. They were so consistent in demanding a great effort out of me daily and monitoring all that I did to ensure that I was maximizing my potential. I will always be thankful to them for their constant care."
Good Luck Justice...



Friday, August 11
NIKE-1 repeats as Nike Pro City Champions...
The encore was another stellar defensive effort fueled by John "Mookie" Thomas...after shutting down the Ron Artest PDG team on August 8th. Nike-1 held Gold's Gym to a "stingy" 18 points in the 4th quarter of the championship game on august 10th...MVP Garnett Thompson led Nike-1 players with a double double putting in a super performance 30pts and 11 rebs. and many highlight dunks and a crowd pleasing rejection of a Joe Forte dunk attempt. Tyrone Grant, Charles Jones, Chudney Gray, Junie Sanders and Zach Williams all delivered helping the champs to repeat. As coach Dean Murray stated that the result was never in doubt as "the outcome was already written" and so as it is written so let it be done.

I wish to thank all of our season long supporters as well as lifelong fans for your unconditional support over the years...Coach B


Nigel playing Defense
Playing that Viking defense
Saturday, January 6
Nigel Byam helps out in upset overtime win...
Click on link for story...

Zach Williams
Zach @ Ohio St.
Wednesday, August 30
Zach Williams - A Great Addition to the defending NIKE PRO CITY CHAMPS - N.I.K.E.-1
Zach Williams was more than just a new addition to the team. Zach proved to be more than a "replacement" for the players that did not return from the previous championship team...To read more about Zach click on the headlines....

Garnett MVP
"I'd like to have at least one shot at the NBA.."
Tuesday, August 15
The Summer Hoops line reads: 2 for One as in 2nd Championship for Nike-One (Nike-1)
Please click on headline for story...

Mousey
following the dream
Friday, October 20
Anthony looks to continue N.I.K.E-1's Upstate success...
Anthony Cameron, N.I.K.E.-1 player from Grady HS is looking to continue the success that previous NIKE-1 players have enjoyed in the past. Anthony is attending North Country CC and will demonstrate his skills for the 2006-07 "Saints"..Good Luck Mousey...

Wednesday, August 9
DEFENDING CHAMPS, N.I.K.E.-1 LOOKS TO REPEAT AGAINST A FAMILIAR FOE...
In what can only be described by Coach Griffith, N.I.K.E-1 "played the best collective team defense this team has played in 2 years." To collectively force NBAer Ron Artest into 8-23 shooting (0-8 from 3pt.range)night, in addition defending Marcus Toney-El, who hit only 5 of 17 shots. PDG-QUEENSBRIDGE was led by Fred "Razor" Williams with 24pts (9-16), Ron Artest followed with 19pts (8-23, 0-8 -3pts)as they were held to 90 points. N.I.K.E.-1 had a team effort...Tyrone Grant (21 points)led six players in double figures, with Garnett Thompson (20) Chudney Gray (18), Charles Jones (16), Junie Sanders (12) and Lloyd Clinton with 10 points. Zach Williams played solid basketball as did Tim "Headache" Gittens supplying solid defense...N.I.K.E.-1 now faces Gold's Gym to defend its title as CHAMPIONS on Thursday August 10th 2006 @ 6:30pm

Milan Griffith
The next generation...
Friday, November 17
Young Griffith Baller - Milan
This is to introduce my nephew, Milan, whom I am extremely proud of. He played HS Basketball in Florida. good Luck in every endeavor "Lano"...

Thursday, July 6
N.I.K.E.-1 (Need 2 Increase Knowledge Everyday) seeking dedicated players
NIKE-1 will be participating in various Summer Leagues in NYC..We are looking for the serious dedicated basketball player. Practice will be held twice a week with Tournament Games scheduled for mostly Evenings or Weekends...Contact Coach Harry 347-312-7843

Azeez
This is Power
Friday, August 11
Young African Stud ready to join N.I.K.E.-1
Christopher
Chris showing what he can do
Azeez Oladimeji is a 6'10" 17 y/o Nigerian born basketball player. Azeez has participated in the NBA Denver Nuggets "Big Man Camp" held in Nigeria in 2005. He is currently one of the top young players in Nigeria. Azeez is expected to attend a school in the USA for this upcoming school year. Azeez is also looking to display is basketball talents for N.I.K.E.-1 Basketball Program. Another African player with such aspirations is a 16 y/o 6'9" potential talent in Ghana. His name is Christopher Angsomwine and he is looking to come up to the USA to develop his basketball skills and attend school to further his academic dream...

Salif
Salif has arrived to play for N.I.K.E.-1
Tuesday, June 6
Another solid addition to the NIKE-1 African connection
SSHS
Salif (#11) playing for South Shore HS
Salif Kante is a 6'6" wing player from Mali, West Africa. He is highly recommended and is currently on the Malien Junior National Team. Salif is capable of scoring form all areas on the court. He is also a solid defender and rebounder. Salif has arrived and has been very impressive. Salif has caught the eye of Coach Mike Beckles of South Shore HS while playing in the Dunkers' Delight Summer League in Brooklyn. He has impressed with his basketball IQ and skill.


Yet another player in Africa is Sunday Mahaja who is looking for the opportunity to do great things in a college here in the USA, 6'8" SG who is currently playing in Ghana, but originates from Nigeria...



Sunday Mahaja
Sunday - laying it up

JB18
just a part of his game...passing
Wednesday, April 5
"Jerel On the Move, making a name in Europe"
Jerel Blassingame @ AEK - Mar. 26, 2006 - by Serafim Karaiskakis
AEK was looking for a cheap USA PG due to their limited budget,the team did not have a second USA player the last period since Lionel Chalmers left for Spain. Jerel Blassingame (178-G-81, College: UNLV) is the new PG coach Kakiousis chose. Blassingame graduated from UNLV last year, where he avg: 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 5.5apg, 1.2spg, FG%: 37.8, 3Pts: 32.4% in 31 games, this season he played in Cyprus for Enad Nicosia.



Jerel Blassingame
Jerel in Cyprus
Tuesday, March 7
Nike-1 PG Jerel proving he is a big time player...
In the second half the coach of AEL put captain Christos Spirou in the match who played good defense on ENAD’s star player Jerel Blassingame...Click on headline to read the story on Jerel Blassingame...

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A1 Stats Leaders after Day 14

Points (Total)

1.Kelly (Apol) 328

2.Burton (AEK) 317

3.Blassin.(ENAD) 302

Assists (Total)

1.Blassin.(ENAD) 73

2.Kelly (Apol) 73

3.Snow (APOEL)





Saturday, February 25
Current N.I.K.E.-1 Player debut in Europe
Jerel Blassingame, formerly of UNLV and current NIKE-1 PG has taken his skills to Europe...Looking to further develop his skills...click on headline for further info on Jerel...

Malcolm
Malcolm with The Gallup Talons
Friday, April 14
Malcolm looking to move up the Pro ladder
Upon completion of stellar basketball careers at Columbia-Greene CC (NY) and Western New Mexico University along with an equally solid academic career. Malcolm Connor decided pursue his dream of playing professional basketball. His first stop is with The ABA Gallup Talons where he continued to display his workmanship style of play solid defense, rebounding and his uncanny ability to hit the outside shot. Malcolm averaged approx 20ppg scoring 19 points on two occasions and scoring in double digits at least 8 times during the season…Malcolm is now looking to add to his resume…Next stop?

Smush
Doing it...
Friday, November 18
ONE-TIME N.I.K.E.-1 PLAYER DOING HIS THING FOR THE LAKERS
"Smush" Parker is the starting point guard for the LA Lakers, Smush formerly of Newtown HS, Southern Idaho, and Fordham University has found his place in the professional scene. Having stops at Cleveland, Phoenix and Detroit Smush seems to have found the team he feels comfortable with. Smush previously played for N.I.K.E.-1 in the Nike Pro-City Classic. http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/parker_signs_050802.html

Tuesday, March 7
Leading by Example...
As the UNQUESTIONED leader of the Augusta State University Men's Basketball Team, Karim Telfer ended his basketball collegiate career scoring 22 points looking to avert a season ending loss without tasting a trip to the NCAA Div II Nationals. Karim career was represented by his inspired play, demonstrating Consistency, Intensity, Intelligent Play and above all, Leadership!!! Karim ended his season posting solid numbers and ranked in the top 10 of multiple categories in the top notch Palm Beach Conference...

Assists = 6.75 per game ranked #2
Free Throws = 80% ranked #7
Steals = 1.45 per game ranked #9
Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.71 ranked #5


Saturday, March 4
A Solid Collegiate Basketball Career comes to an end
Playing in what turned out to be his final basketball game of his solid collegiate career. Karim Telfer tried to carry his NCAA DIV II ASU Jaguars further, but apparently it was not to be as Karim and the ASU Jaguars fell to AASU 69-76. Karim had a season high 22 points on 7-17 shooting but 5-10 from beyond the arc, while recording a team high 5 assists and playing an inspiring 40 minutes.

Karim's final box score reads:
                                  FG   3PT                      PTS            MIN
12 Telfer, Karim.......g 7-17 5-10   3-5    0 2 2   4 22 5 6 0 2 40

Game Quotes

Augusta State Head Coach Dip Metress: “They’re a very physical team, and it’s tough for us to combat that. They’re a good team.”


Augusta State’s Karim Telfer: “They played a more physical game, and they wanted it a little bit more. I just felt like I had to do whatever I could. You never want things to end, so you just try to do what you can.”

Armstrong Atlantic State Head Coach Jeff Burkhamer: “This game was everything I thought it would be: hard fought, possession to possession.”
“They shot great in the first half. We changed how we were guarding Telfer in the second half, and that was big...


Karim Telfer #12
Friday, January 27
ASU Player Karim Telfer ranked Nationally
Click on headline for news on Karim Telfer, as he looks to close out his solid College basketball Career @ Augusta State University...

Seniors
Kareem (l) with fellow seniors
Monday, April 10
College career over, onetime NIKE-1 Player Kareem Lloyd looks to head to the next level...
Kareem Lloyd ended a solid basketball career at Boise State University against La Tech. 65-74. Kareem’s final stats this season were 5.7ppg, 5.3rpg, and 0.5 steal per game. Kareem played 25 minutes in the game against Louisiana Tech scoring 7 points. Kareem looks to now to finish up his academics and to further is basketball career on the next level. Click on headline for Kareem's College Bio...

Thursday, December 22
NIKE-1 Karim Telfer "REAM-O" gets Conference Honor
Please click here for story on Karim Telfer...

Friday, November 18
"Ream-O" gearing up for his Senior campaign

Ten Questions With . . .

Augusta State University Senior Point Guard Karim Telfer

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1. What is your earliest basketball memory?
My earliest basketball memory would be when I first started out playing in the park and my brothers and our friends would call me "The Right hand Bandit", because no matter where I was or what I did on the court it was with my right hand.

2. Who had the most influence on your basketball career?
I would say where I live had the most influence on my career. Before I moved to my current address I never played ball. When I moved, basketball was something I picked up. When I did I worked out with a lot of guys and came in contact with a couple of coaches who have gotten me to where I am today.

3. If you could play one-on-one against any player, who would it be and why?
If I could play one-on-one against any player, I would play Kobe Bryant. I would play him because he is a type of player that is consistently improving different parts of his game, making him a complete player. Playing against someone with his work ethic and skill would only make me better.

4. What is the biggest difference between junior college and ASU?
The biggest difference would be in junior college everyone wants to win but there is a bigger focus on individual performance so you can have the option of going on to a bigger and better school. Here at ASU the focus is solely on the team and team goals.

5. What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you?
One thing most people would be surprised to know about me is that I'm a neat freak.

6. What do you like to do outside of basketball?
Outside of basketball I like to chill with my peoples; I also like putting on clothes and going out.

7. What class at ASU has been the most challenging so far?
I would say the most challenging class so far has been Macroeconomics with Dr. Leightner.

8. What teammate do you look forward to playing with most this year?
I would say I am looking forward to playing with the entire sophomore class because they are the future for ASU.

9. What is one thing you most miss about New York City?
One thing I miss most is the option of going different places and not having to drive everywhere.

10. Give three adjectives to describe Coach Dip Metress.
Passionate, Energetic, Unorthodox






Karim
Friday, November 18
Karim Telfer Augusta State Senior PG
One of two returning starters in the Jaguar backcourt ... Should team with fellow senior Jason Mills to give ASU one of the top backcourts in the Peach Belt Conference ... Expected to have a tremendous senior season ... Should vie for conference, regional and national accolades ... The heart and soul of the squad ... The unquestioned leader of the Jaguars.
   
As A Junior In 2004-05: Started all 30 games at point guard ... Stepped right in at the beginning of preseason workouts, won the starting lead guard job and took command of the team ... Paced the team in scoring at 13.5 ppg. and in minutes played (32.2 mpg.) ... Poured in a career-high 30 points vs.USC Upstate on Feb. 2 in Christenberry Fieldhouse ... Scored in double figures in 22 of 30 games, including 12 of his last 13 ... Had six games of 20 or more points ... Booked a season-high eight assists on two occasions ... Registered four steals at Lander on Jan. 26 ... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds vs. Clayton State on March 4 ... Team's leading free-throw shooter at 87.4 percent (139-of-159) ... Hit 20 consecutive free throws to start the season ... Paced the squad in three-point percentage (45.3 percent) and assists (3.7 apg.) ... Led the Peach Belt Conference and ranked seventh in the nation in free throw percentage (.874) ... Ranked second in the PBC in three-point percentage (.453), fifth in assists (3.7), sixth in three-pointers made (2.1), seventh in minutes played (32.2), ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.14) and 10th in scoring (13.5) ... Named to the Peach Belt Conference's All-Tournament team after leading ASU into the semifinals ... Helped lead Jaguars to three upsets of nationall-ranked programs.
   
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M. for two years ... Played for coach Jeff McCool ... Named to the Thunderbird Classic all-tournament team both seasons ... Selected to the Colorado Springs Classic all-tournament team ... Was an honorable mention all-conference selection in the WJCAC.
   
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended South Shore High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Played for coach Bob Sherman & Asst. Bryan Griffith... Led the team in assists per game, three-point percentage, free-throw percentage and steals per game ... Named to the honor roll in Mathematics.
   
PERSONAL: Full name is Karim Telfer ... Nickname is Ream-O ... Born March 3, 1984 ... Majoring in business management ... Nephew of Sonia Morrison ... His brothers and sisters include Roderick John, Jamal John, Malachi John, Carene John and Jenelle John ... Lists winning the Peach Belt Conference as his goal for this season ... Favorite foods are ribs, pizza and chicken ... Favorite athlete is Ray Allen ... Greatest athletic thrill was scoring 46 points in a single game ... Would like to switch places for a day with Michael Jordan ... Favorite movies are Friday and He Got Game ... Favorite actress is Halle Berry ... If he could be any character in a movie, he would be Billy Bob Thornton in Monster's Ball.




Friday, October 22
N.I.K.E.-1's "Diamond": The Future is BRIGHT...
Rashid Abdul Isler, now 19y/o, still standing 6'4" and 180lbs, this talent is now someone to see for the upcoming ...

Wednesday, January 31
N.I.K.E.-1 Alumni Players (Hall of Fame in Italics)

Junie Sanders (University of Central Oklahoma / Pro - Argentina)
Tone Springer (Salem Int'l University)
Dean Murray (Onondaga C.C)
Rashid Pinckney (Potsdam State University)

Fred Brown
Dayan Murray (Kingsborough C.C.)
Harrington Williams
I-Quan D.Wiggins
Darnell Williams (Xavier University)
Tyrone Grant (St. John's University / Pro - Italy)
Garnett Thompson (Providence College / Pro - Poland)
Ed "Booger" Smith (Arizona Western JC)
William “Smush” Parker (Fordham University / NBA - LA Lakers / Miami Heat
Jerel Blassingame (U.N.L.V.)/ Pro - Cyprus / Greece / Israel
Kaheem Draper (Rookie)
Marvin Gay
James Clark
Rob Lewin (Troy State) / Pro - Spain
James Williams(Buffalo State)
Terrell Hightower
Andre Duke
Rashid Isler
Terrell Robinson (PS 263)
Tyrell Slater
Jason McLeod                                                                                                            
Kaleef McLeod
Malcolm Connor (ABA-Gallup Talons)/Chile
Dewayne Merit
Tamir Smith
Chinyere Vann (The only female player ever to play and start for NIKE-1)
Shawn Mark
John “Slim” Jones
Kareem “Slim” Lloyd (Boise State University)
Seldon Jefferson (West Virginia University)
Rodney Seale
Karim Telfer (Augusta State University)/ Pro-Romania
Yacouba "Jacob" Doumbia (Mali, West Africa)
Trevor Breland (Ventura College, CA)
Miguel Andrews (Pro - Venezuela)
Ramon Clemente (Paris JC / Wichita St. University)
Timothy Williams*
Sequan Denson
Robert Mitchell (Alan Houston)
Philip Cameron
Eric Lilly
Anthony Cameron (North Country CC)
Dwayne Marshall (Cal State Fullerton)
Travis Billy
Justin Bright
Gerald Garner
Shawn Richards
Lamar Phillip
Steven Brignol (Globe Tech)
Allen Griffin (Syracuse University)/(Asst. Coach Providence)
Shameel Carty*
Lucas Henry
Andrew Gould (Genessee C.C.)
Curtis Outten (Glendale CC, CA)
Keenan Givens
Zach Williams (Pro-Overseas)
Devon Millar
Rashein Little
Robert Ross
Duval Taylor
Adedokun Olanrewaju
Andre Rivera
Lloyd Clinton
Darius Waters
Mike Lee (SUNY Canton)
Melvin Rivers
Shaun Russell
Willie Johnson
Ricardo Durrant
Lazarus Williams
Dave Campbell
Tesfa Hamilton
Charles Jones (LIU - Chicago Bulls)
Lamont Jones (University of Bridgeport)
Tony Slater (Florida Pit Bulls - ABA)
Troy Marcus
Marcus Archer
Jamel Potts
Anderson Labaze (F.I.T.)
Bunja Yaboe (Gambia, Africa)
Alasana Ceesay (Gambia, Africa/U.K.)
Jermaine Abraham
Luis Charles (Gloucester CC)
Prince Abidoye* (Ventura College)
Salif Kante* (South Shore H.S.)
Mike Thompson (Pro-Mexico)
Kevin Gilbert
Joseph Miller
Nigel Byam* (Carl Albert State College, OK - St. Francis)
Anthony Soares* (Chaffey College, CA)
Rashaun Banjo (Pro - Chile)
Akim Neverson
Angelo Whitehead* (Ventura College)
Sean Watson
Donny Lyons
Karl Sanders
John Thomas (Mookie)
Sulayman Bah (South Shore H.S. / Victory Collegiate)
Chudney Gray (St. Johns University)
Ronay Waterton     
D.L. Samuels
Justice Graham (LACity)                                                                                                                                             
Nolan Bartholomew

Melshawn Scott

Sammy Obetoh

 




* PLAYER IS CURRENTLY ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY



Tuesday, September 12
NIKE-1 member ends college career,starts pro career..
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Darnell Williams, a 5th year senior at Xavier University will be ending his college career this year. Darnell, coming back from a torn ACL suffered in his junior year, had a decent season (13ppg)and averaging over 18ppg in the last 10 games of the season. With a disappointing loss to St Bonaventure during the Atlantic 10 Tourney, Xavier will be looking for an invite to the N.I.T.
Good Luck on the next level Darnell!!

An additional bit of good news Darnell was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Camp and the Phoenix Camp where he performed well, he is currently awaiting an invite to the Chicago Camp.... Darnell is currently on the LA Summer League Roster of the Sacramento Kings.. Darnell is expected to impress the coaches of the Kings enough to possibly earn an opening season roster spot...Good Luck Kid!!


   
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