The New Jersey Knights are set to begin performing basketball camps and clinics throughout Northern New Jersey.
The first clinics will take place at Bayonne High School on March 5th and March 6th. Knights players and coaches will teach the young players of the Bayonne Recreation programs some fundamentals of the game as well as some skill drills that they can use at home to improve their game.
The Knights will follow that up by hosting a week long basketball camp at the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton. The camp will run from March 28th through April 1st for young hoopers in grades 3 - 8. Each day, the Knights players and coaches will develop fundamental skills in a different area of basketball. Then on Friday, the team will put on an end of camp exhibition game for the kids and parents to enjoy.
For more information as to how your organization can set up an instructional event with the Knights, please send an email to NJKnightsABA@gmail.com
In their first ever home game as an ABA franchise, the New Jersey Knights defeated the Delaware Snipers in overtime by the score of 123 - 117.
In a back and forth affair, but teams led by as many as 10 points at times during the contest. The game was close throughout but the resiliency of the Knights was the difference in this one. The Snipers led by 4 points down the stretch of the 4th quarter, however, they just couldn't put the Knights away. The Knights kept applying full court pressure and eventually the Snipers cracked, turning the ball over and missing contested shots. The Knights found a way to tie the game at 115 late in the 4th quarter and forced overtime. They went on a 8-2 run during the 3 minute overtime period and pulled out the victory.
The Knights are back on the road next Saturday, November 27th to take on the Atlantic City Seagulls at the Pleasantville Recreation Center at 4pm.
G Josh Treadwell - 40 pts 11 rebs 5 assists
C Mahlik Sherlock - 26 pts 12 rebs 61% FG
G Charles Thomas - 24 pts 6/9 3 pt FGs
Paterson - NJ
Four New Jersey Knights players as well as Coach Whetham were selected as practice demonstrators for the opening segment of the New Jersey Minority Coaches Association Coaches Clinic that was held at Paterson Catholic High School in Paterson, New Jersey on Sunday, November 14th, 2021
Pictured from left to right are Knights Forward Smooch Green, Guard/Assistant Coach DeVere Hatchett, Head Coach Rob Whetham, Rutgers University (New Brunswick) Associate Head Coach Brandin Knights, and Knights Point Guard Ja'Mere Brown. Not pictured is Knights Forward Anthony Bailey who also participated as a demonstrator.
Coach Knight was one of four coaches who presented at the clinic. The main focus of his presentation to the coaches who attended the clinic was how to properly guard the pick and roll. He preceded Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Hurley who discussed and demonstrated team building drills that he used during his extremely successful run as the Head Coach at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City. Coach Hurley was followed by Bayonne High School's Ben Gamble who presented quick hitting offensive strategies and play designs. The final presenter was the Head Coach at The Patrick School, Chris Chavannes, who gave his keys to effective fast break offense.
The NJMCA Coaches Clinic was presented by the Paterson Board of Recreation and hosted by Immaculate Heart of Montclair Head Basketball Coach Jimmy Salmon.
For more information about the New Jersey Minority Coaches Association visit their website at www.https://njmca20.com/
Mt. Laurel - NJ
6'7 Forward Shack Scott recorded a triple double as the New Jersey Knights defeated the Delaware Snipers by the score of 91 - 83 in an ABA exhibition game in Mount Laurel, NJ. This was the first ever ABA competition in the history of the New Jersey Knights franchise and the team was able to pull out the victory despite missing 13 out of a possible 19 free throw attempts.
The Knights were led by Scott who scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists in the victory. The Knights also picked up double doubles from Forward Ethan Kennedy who scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as well as Center Mahlik Sherlock who scored 15 points and snagged 13 rebounds.
The Knights will open the season on the road against the Binghamton Bulldogs at the Bulldogs Sports Complex in Johnson City, New York on November 13th and follow that up the next night against the NEPA Stars and Stripes in Shavertown, Pennsylvania on November 14th.
Whippany - NJ
The New Jersey Knights won one of the most competitive men's leagues in all of New Jersey on Saturday, finishing the Jungle Runs Summer 2021 Basketball League with a perfect record of 9-0.
The team was led by 6'10 Center Greg Skoric of Skidmore College. He will be entering his Junior season at Skidmore this coming September. He averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds per game in 8 games for the Knights. Greg dominated the paint on both ends of the floor earning himself Jungle Runs League MVP.
The Knights leading scorer was Bloomfield College's Andres Fulgencio Jr. The 6'4 Guard averaged nearly 23 points per contest, making clutch shots from both inside and outside the 3 point line.
6'7 Forward Shack Scott, 6'1 Guard Kenny Andrade, 6'5 Froward Ethan Kennedy, and 6'2 Guard Chase Mitchell were all vital to the Knights success in the Jungle Runs sweep. All four men will be valuable contributors to the Knights success during their inaugural ABA season coming this November.
The Knights are the first and only team to ever go 9-0 in the Jungle Runs league. They will look to defend their championship chain in the Jungle Runs Spring league once their first ABA season comes to a close.
Wayne - NJ
A reporter named Steve Sears from Wayne Life Online Newspaper asked if he could write a feature article on the Knights and owner/coach Robert Whetham. It made the font page!
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Wayne - NJ
The New Jersey Knights have won the NJ Play Advanced League Winter Season Championship! This is the first league that the organization has ever competed in and the results are exactly what owner Robert Whetham hoped for.
"It was a rough start in our first ever game against Bucket City" said team owner and head coach Robert Whetham, "but we were able to run the table after that first loss and eventually avenge that opening game loss and beat Bucket City in the finals."
The Knights were led by Finals Co-MVPs Shack Scott and Devon Curry. Scott finished the game with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Curry had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. The Knights finished the season 4-1.
"Hopefully we can keep this momentum going as we get into this Hoopsville League. We won our first game after getting a bye week in Week 1. It was a really tough game but we were able to pull it out. I've heard a lot about how great the competition is and that first game did not disappoint, so I am definitely looking forward to the challenge of taking on the best players Jersey has to offer."
The Knights had a bye week in Week 1 of Hoopsville's Players Only Season 2 which takes place in East Orange, NJ at Cicely Tyson School. In Week 2, they defeated The Zoo Keepers, playing out of Bronx, New York, by the score of 61 - 58.
Hoopsville is a 12 team league with 2 divisions. The Knights are in the Eastern Division. Top 4 teams make the playoffs after an 8 game schedule.
The Knights will also look to successfully defend their NJ Play Advanced League title in the Spring league which starts back up on Thursday, April 1st.
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The New Jersey Knights are proud to announce that they will officially begin play during the month of February by joining two of the most prominent sports leagues in New Jersey.
The Knights will kick things off on Thursday, February 4th when they compete in NJ Play's adult men's basketball league. The organization has leagues for all skill levels. The Knights will be competing in the most advanced league.
Then later in the month, the Knights will take on the challenge of competing in the Hoopsville basketball league which is widely recognized as one of, if not the best pro-am league in the state. Hoopsville's "Players Only" season 2 is set to begin on Sunday, February 28th.
"The entire organization is very excited about getting the basketball process started by participating in a couple of really great leagues like NJ Play and Hoopsville. The competition that these leagues are going to provide us will be vital in building a solid foundation for us heading into November " said team owner and head coach Rob Whetham.
The Knights will celebrate their inaugural season in the ABA in 2021-2022.
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The ABA put out a press release to announce the New Jersey Knights as the latest ABA expansion team...
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