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Vol. 2: February 2, 2023

Week two of our Community Basketball League's games is in the books! Last weekend, we saw tight competition with three out of five games ending with a margin of two points or less.

Four teams are keeping their undefeated status going while others continue to work hard for their first wins of the season. Read on for highlights of the games and our two MVPs of the week!

Don't forget to also keep scrolling to watch our tip of the week.


Players and coaches exchange handshakes after a hard-fought game.

Nate, of The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, hits one of his two 3-pointers for his team.

Coach Lantigua, of TEP Charter, draws up a play for his team to run after the time-out.

Jermont and Ryan, of M.S. 108M, set up a half-court trap on Jaden, of Equality Basketball.

Harlem Village Academies East sets up their offense against the Columbia Secondary School Lions' defense.


Bryant – M.S. 108M

Bryant, of MS 108M, lead his team to their second win of the season. He scored nine points, including a 3-pointer, making him the highest-scoring player in the game against Equality Basketball.

His poise and leadership in the clutch gave his team the confidence to finish strong in a very close game.

London – CSS Lions

London, of CSS Lions, averaged 17.5 points and three assists through his team's first two games of the season, giving them a 2-0 lead.

He also averages three steals per game, an impressive metric giving his team's defense a leg up.



Dribbling is Essential

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Handling the ball is essential when it comes to basketball. Learning how to dribble is just as important as walking. You can’t get to your spot without dribbling, you can’t create a shot without dribbling, and you can’t bypass your defender without dribbling. Understanding the fundamentals of dribbling is key if you’re trying to play like Kyrie Irving or one-move-and-go like Ish Smith.

Check out this video to learn some moves you can practice at home.

Phil Handy 10 Minute At Home Basketball Ball Handling Workout

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