NJ Cardinals AAU Basketball Club Inc.: Welcome

Monday, October 13
Welcome to NJ Cardinals AAU Basketball

The New Jersey Cardinals Elite Basketball Club is based in Central New Jersey and run by seasoned AAU Coaches. The program has been in existence for 19 years and is one of the longest tenured programs in the State of NJ. The NJC Elite Participate in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) competition throughout the East Coast. Additionally, We are dedicated to helping players achieve self confidence, self discipline and self respect as well as showcasing their talent both inside and outside their communities. NJC Elite have competed at the USBA Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2014, East Coast Nationals in Hampton, VA in 2013 and 5 years (2009-2013) at the AAU National Tournament in Orlando, FL. In 2014, NJC Elite 8th/14U team placed 4th in Division 2 NJ State Tournament. In 2013, NJC Elite 7th/13U team placed 9th at the East Coast Nationals. In 2011 & 2009, NJC Elite 17s team placed 4th in the NJ State Tournament. In 2006, NJC Elite won the American Youth Basketball Tour National Championship and in 2005, NJC Elite were Runners Up in the American Youth Basketball Tour National Championship in Williamsport, PA. AAU basketball teachess players to compete to the best of their abilities and to be competitive while focusing on sportsmanship. The NJ Cardinals AAU Club is a organization that depends largely upon donations, sponsorships, registration fees and fundraisers.

If you are interested in Sponsoring or Donating to the NJ Cardinals Elite AAU program, which is a 501(c) Non Profit Organization. Please email Sam at NJCardinals@yahoo.com .

*Please Join R & B Income Tax on our dedicated sponsors page. Please click the sponsors link for more information! If you have any financial needs please don't hesitate to contact R & B Income Tax! Great service and open 24 hours/7 days a week!!!


**Dont MISS out on the USG Pre-Season Basketball Boot Camp

This camp will enhance Strength, Speed, Agility and many mental aspects of basketball fundamentals and IQ. This is one of the best pre-season tuneup camps for all of NJ. Get trained by former D2 College athletes, a college recruiter, Varsity Assistant Coach!!! Want to know what it takes??? Don't let this opportunity to have your best season pass you by!!!

"Hard-Work beats talent when talent fails to work-hard" 

4th Grade - 12th Grade

Dates: October 20th - November 23rd, 2014

For Prices and More information please visit www.universalsportsgroup.org


NJ Cardinals Elite looking for Head coaches and Assistant coaches for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade teams. If interested please email njcardinals@yahoo.com !!!


NJ Cardinals Elite 2014-2015 8th & 9th Grade Tryouts

Monday, Decemeber 1, 2014 at 8 pm in Plainfield

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8 pm in Plainfield

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 8 pm in Plainfield

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8 pm in Plainfield 


NJ Cardinals Elite 2014-2014 10th, 11th, 12th grade Tryouts

Monday, February 16th at 8 pm in Plainfield

Wednesday, February 18th at 8 pm in plainfield

Wednesday, February 25th at 8 pm in Plainfield


The NJ Cardinals are a 501 (c) 3 exempt program.

2014-2015 NJC Elite College Players List 

*Marvin Crawford - Jr. @ Holy Family Univ. (D2 - PA)

*Jordan Lackey - Fr. @ Franklin Pierce (D2 - NH)

*Duane Morgan - Sr. @ Adelphi Univ. (D2 - NY)

*Daishon Robinson - Sr. @ Berea College (D2 NAIA - KY)

*Denzel Christian - Soph. @ Essex Community College (D2 Juco - NJ)   

*Rasheed Howard - Soph. @ Lakeland CC  (D2 - Ohio)

*Leon Johnson - Soph. @ Temple Univ. (Football) D1

*Marcus Cudjoe - RS-Fr. @ New Haven Univ. (Football) D2

*Devin Johnson - Fr. @ Cabrini College (D3 - PA)

*Sky Harris - Fr. @ Arcadia Univ. (D3 - PA)

*Hamilton Capallen - RS-Fr. @ Georgian Court (D2 - NJ)

*Johnathan "JD" Rodriguez - RS-Fr. @ Georgian Court (D2 - NJ)

*Dennis Ford - Soph. @ William Paterson university (D3 - NJAC) 

*Austin Planes - Fr. @ Brookdale CC  (D3 - Juco)

*Lance Rivera - Soph. @ Raritan Valley CC (D2 - NJ)


*Clarence "JoJo" Hoover - Hargrave Military Academy (Prep - VA)

*Chris Mathis - IMG Academy (Prep - Fl)

*Lateef Green - Prestige Prep (Prep - NJ)

*Tyreke Woodard - Prestige Prep (Prep - NJ)

Another One Bites the Dust

Wednesday, May 21
14u - White Tournament Schedule (2014)

North Brunwick March Madness

March 28 & 29

Location: North Brunswick, NJ 

* Finished 2 and 1

Mid-Atlantic Shootout

May 3-4

Location: Newark, Delaware

*Finished 1 and 2

Suns Battle Against Breast Cancer

Dates: May 31 - June 1

Location: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South


ECC Tournament

June 21-23

Location: East Coast Conditioning - 216 Tingley Ave. Edison

Hoop Junkies 2 Day Shootout

June 28-29

Location: South Plainfield, NJ

Friday, November 8
Daishon Robinson Leads Berea College to 2-1 Week!!!

Daishon Robinson - Berea College
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Former NJ Cardinals Elite Pg - Daishon Robinson (6'1 - 175 lbs) from Woodbridge, NJ has stormed onto the D2 NAIA Scene. Daishon Played his first two Collegiate years at D2 Powerhouse - Lakeland CC in Ohio. At Lakeland, Daishon was a member of 2 deep runs into the D2 NJCAA National Championship. Daishon is now starring as the lead guard for Berea College in Kentucky. Daishon is averaging 28 points per game in his first 3 games of the 2013-2014 Season. Daishon had 20 points in the season opening loss to Lindenwood-Belleville 85-92, 39 points and the first win of the season over Hiwassee College 90-84, & 25 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds in the second win of the season over Boyce College 109-73.

You can watch all of Berea College games live at www.ihigh.com/bereacollege

Congrats to Daishon for being week 1 player of the week Nov. 1 - Nov. 8


Thursday, May 29
14u - RED 8th Grade Tournament Schedule (2014)

Nike Elite Invitational

March 21-23

Location: Boo Williams Sportsplex - Hampton, VA

North Brunswick March Madness

March 28 & 29

Location: North Brunswick, NJ

*Finished 2 and 1

NJ State Tournament

May 9-12 Pool Play *Finished 2 and 1

May 16-18 Qualifying Rounds *Placed 4th overall in state tournament 

Location: NJ


ECC Tournament 

June 21-22

Location: Edison, NJ

Hoop Junkies 2 Day Shootout

June 28-29

Location: South Plainfield, NJ

USBA Nationals

July 8 - 12

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Thursday, May 29
15u - 9th Grade Tournament Schedule - 2014

Mid-Atlantic Shootout

May 3-4

Location: Newark, Delaware

*Finished 2 and 2 , lost in semi-finals

Cardinal Classic

May 24-25

Location: Somerset, NJ

*Finished 3 and 1

Hoop Junkies 2 Day Shootout

June 28-29

Location: South Plainfield, NJ

USBA Nationals

July 8 - 12

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC