Welcome to Washington Park Basketball Tournament. New Britain, CT
CT's best highschool basketball tournament. Come out and be part of this exciting basketball event.
(who u runnin wit?)
Monday, March 29
2010 Washington Park Basketball Tournament
Connecticut's best high school ballers
Who U Runnin Wit?
Saturday, August 3, 2010
(first game @ 6:00p)
The State of Connecticut Top 10 Boy's Basketball
1. BRIDGEPORT CENTRAL (27-1): Previous rating: 1.
2. STRATFORD (27-0): Previous: 2.
3. HYDE (27-0): Previous: 3.
4. SHEEHAN (21-6). Previous: not rated.
5. NEW LONDON (25-2): Previous: 4.
6. HILLHOUSE (24-4): Previous: 7.
7. BLOOMFIELD (26-3): Previous: 5.
8. ST. JOSEPH (23-4): Previous: 6
9. SACRED HEART (22-5). Previous: 9.
10. BRISTOL EASTERN (20-4): Previous: not rated.
Torrington wins it's first WPBT Championship
Washington Park basketball league semifinals tonight
Friday, August 21, 2009 10:24 PM EDT
NEW BRITAIN — When Jesse Little and his uncle Mike saw a need for positive summer activities in New Britain, they decided to bring the community’s youth together through one of its most commonly held loves: basketball.
And so the Washington Park event was born. It’s a basketball league for high school kids from throughout the area that plays three times a week during the summer, beginning in July. The event reaches its climax in the next few days, with the semifinals tonight beginning at 7 p.m. and the finals on Tuesday starting at 8 p.m.
"They’re all high school players, the majority of them are from New Britain, but we have some other players as well," co-founder Jesse Little said. "We felt there was a need in the community for something productive for the kids to do in the summer where there’s limited things to do," he said. "If they’re with us, we can monitor them and hopefully teach them things, and they’re not out somewhere else getting into trouble."
Originally the event was held in conjunction with a church league in New Britain, but it eventually expanded due to extreme demand. "So many people came out that we felt like we needed to do more," Little said.
In fact, the league has become so big that the Littles can’t do it all by themselves anymore. Not that they have to. "We have a lot of volunteers, people who help us with everything," Little said. "When we started there wasn’t much [to the league], but you have to crawl before you can walk. Now we’re running."
The Littles have run to the point where they can hold the finals at night at Washington Park and draw crowds.
"It’s kind of a tradition, having it under the lights," Little said. "It’s something we try and do every year because it’s so beautiful under the lights. It’s a safe, family affair." But at the end of the day, this event is all about the players. The league both protects and provides lessons to its players.
"Through sports you can teach so much about life," Little said. "We use basketball as that instrument to get the positve message out."
Thursday, August 13
1. Torrington--Anthony Ireland—22.3
2. Mean Street Express--Darius Watson—21.4
3. J Hardy Imports/Exports—Ricardo Gibson—21.0
4. NWC—Julian Harris—19.0
5. Torrington—Andre French—17.4
6. Runnin’ Rebels—Wyleak Brooks—17.0
7. J Hardy Imports/Exports—Tyler Evans—14.3
8. Blaze Barbershop—Evans St Justice—13.6
9. J Hardy Imports/Exports—Phil Smith—13.3
10. NWC—JC Carr—12.5
11. Torrington—Mike Garrow—12.3
12. CT Ballers—Kyle Smith—11.4
13. CT Finest—Victor Anderson –11.2
14. Warriors—Ishmael Kalilov—11.0
15. Torrington—Malik Gray—11.0
Monday, April 13
Tinkers Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market
Blaze Barber Shop
City of New Britain
Tuesday, July 21
CT Ballers--New Britain,CT
Mean Street Express--New Britain,CT
NW Catholic--West Hartford,CT
J Hardy Imports/Exports--New Britain,CT
Blaze Barbershop--New Britain,CT
Runnin' Rebels--,New Britain,CT
Wednesday, December 31
|WashParkHoops (who u runnin wit?)|
|Team||Player’s Name||Points per Game %|
|1||Northwest Catholic||Julian Harris||22.02.0|
|2||Torrington Rush||Kevin Poniatuski||17.4|
|3||Future Stars||Doran Mitchell||17.0|
|4||CT Select||Marcus James||16.7|
|5||NB Canes||Evans St Juste||14.0|
|6||M’ Town Finest||Courtney Simmons||13.8|
|7||Hartford Ice||Jerome Stewart||13.5|
|8||Northwest Catholic||Jordan Lewis||13.0|
|9||Team Meriden||Connor Meehan||12.5|
|10||Team Meriden||Jerone Belin||12.2|
|11||CT Ballers||Kevin Smith||12.0|
|12||NB Canes||Raheem Mckinley||11.0|
Tuesday, August 28
2007 WPBT kicks off summer hoops with Mayor of New Britain, CT taking the first shoot.
|Mayor Timothy Stewart|
Sunday, April 27
It's finally gonna happen Dyckman High School All-Stars will travel to New Britain, CT to play washparkhoops August 30, @ 3:00p.m. This will be the first of many games we hope can create a partnership with Dyckman basketball Inc. allowing for players to venture past thier local inhabitants. This is a great day for washparkhoops.
Saturday, April 11
|Stepfan Holley||Capital Prep||526||22.8|
|Cody Bayne||Bristol Eastern||378||21.0|
|Andre Drummond||Capital Prep||476||20.6|
|Zack Askew||Vinal Tech||425||20.2|
|Julian Harris||Northwest Catholic||489||19.5|
|Jon Figueroa||Cheney Tech||442||19.2|
|Philip Starks||Prince Tech||306||19.1|
|Robert Campbell||Greater Hartford Classical||151||18.8|
|Dave Mahoney||Bacon Academy||226||18.8|
|Darius Watson||New Britain||395||18.8|
|Jakarri McCalop||East Hartford||420||18.2|
|Nick Barron||Rocky Hill||338||17.7|