The NYBL (National Youth Basketball League) secured an extremely talented 8th grade division in its fourth year, and a number of rising stars from the class of 2020 made their league debuts as the circuit opened in Pennsylvania during the month of March.
Many familiar faces returned as well, showing vast improvement and providing highlights throughout Session I, while once again proving that the NYBL is the best youth circuit in the land.
The action took place all under one roof at Spooky Nook Sports, located in central Pennsylvania, and served as an ideal venue for a national field of teams.
As the final games wrapped up to close Session I, Texas-based Select One ended the weekend unbeaten, as did Florida's Thunderstruck, as well as historic adidas-sponsored Atlanta Celtics of Georgia.
Congratulations to the following players for being recognized among the All-Session Teams at the opening session of the 2016 NYBL!
Dwon Odom (Atlanta Celtics - Georgia) *Session I MVP*
Zion Harmon (Select One - Texas)
Justin Lewis (Select One - Texas)
Leonard Manuel (Thunderstruck - Florida)
Corey Walker (GAme Elite - Florida)
Joe Bamisile (GAme Elite - Florida)
Gervon Dexter (Thunderstruck - Florida)
Kareem May (Brooklyn Rens - New York)
Nate Tabor (NY Rens - New York)
Matthew Tracey (Hilltopper Heat - New Jersey)
Demar Anderson (South Piedmont Heat - North Carolina)
Cameron Byers (Select One - Texas)
Micah Garrett (ML20 Enforcers - Oregon)
Julien Hunter (The 'Ville - Kentucky)
Javaris Johnson (FL Elite - Florida)
Bradley Douglas (FL T.G.F.B. - Florida)
Chase Ellis (Atlanta Celtics - Georgia)
Crisnel Francois (Ball4Lyfe - Florida)
Jordan Smith (Thunderstruck - Florida)
LucRichard Rameau (Team Wall - North Carolina)
Bradley Dean (Team Xplosion - Tennessee)
John Hugley (Ohio Basketball Club - Ohio)
Davon Lee (T.T.G. Basketball - Pennsylvania)
Justin Powell (Atlanta Celtics - Georgia)
Myles Ruth (Hilltopper Heat - New Jersey)
Editor's Note: We've adopted #NYBL2016 as the official hashtag of this year's NYBL circuit as well as #CreatorsNeverFollow and #NeverDoubt as secondary hashtags. Be sure to use the hashtags on social media when mentioning the NYBL and we will retweet you! Thanks for your support of the National Youth Basketball League!