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UVA, Richmond, U of Mami, Providence, Seton Hall, Fordham, Hofstra, Penn State, St. Bonaventure, Siena, Robert Morris, Colgate, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Boston University, Oregon State University, Marist, St. Joe's, Princeton, American University, Catholic University, NJIT, Alabama A & M, Norfolk State, UNC-Central, Bloomfield, Dillard University, Oklahoma City University, Gannon, Savannah State, Morgan State, St. Francis, Florida Atlantic, Tampa, CW Post, Georgetown College, Stony Brook, Kennesaw State, Maryland Baltimore-County, Wagner, Delaware, Fordham, Marist, George Mason, Quinnipiac, UNC Wilmington, George Mason, Colgate & Lafayette University

 

Impressive College Freshmen Epitomize Positive Results Of Sports U-Team IZOD

As the high school basketball season quickly winds down, and championship games are contested over the next several days, there is one undeniable fact: many players will then be gearing up for the AAU spring-summer hoops circuit.


While the abbreviation for Amateur Athletic Union can conjure up thoughts of occasional unscrupulous practices and even questionable characters directing the traveling hoops contingents in some circles, there is one AAU basketball program that has not only been a picture of consistency on the court, but an exemplary example of what can be a groundswell for positive development of mature young men off the hardwood as well
Sports U-Team IZOD, in its ninth season as a veritable fixture on the AAU national circuit, while also winning tournaments across the country with teams from the 9-and-under through 17-U levels, has had a winter like very few programs across America as the success of its current college freshmen has been off the charts.
One of those individuals highlighting the array of Sports U-Team IZOD products shining for his university is Princeton’s Spencer Weisz, the 2-time Sideline Chatter Essex County Player of the Year out of Seton Hall Prep, who was recently named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
The 6-foot-5 Florham Park resident started from Day 1 for the Tigers and has been a 4-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
“Spencer is a special young man and he is a perfect example of the quality people we are very proud of from our program,” said Ed Bright, Sports U-Team IZOD’s president and general manager. “And, we have a number of other talented young men who have been doing great things at the next level, including a number of outstanding freshmen.”
So, who might be the next Spencer Weisz?...No one can tell for sure because the process to success as a student-athlete is one that requires a daily dedication to what goes on both in and out of basketball, which is at the core of what Sports U-Team IZOD stands by.
“We don’t compromise on our academic standards,” said Bright. “I want them to see that the ball is indeed going to stop bouncing one day, and when they think about college, I want them to think about a great 40-year decision, not just a great 4-year decision.
“As we prepare our young men for college they must clearly understand that college has to impact your life for the next 40 years.”

Sports U Team IZOD's 16-U squad is one of the program's top squads and one that is preparing current high school standouts for next level.

The word is definitely getting out there as far as Sports U Team IZOD’s national reputation. During an Oregon State-UCLA telecast this season, the announcers referred to Sports U Team IZOD when talking about the Beavers’ standout Hallice Cooke (St. Anthony), one of the top Sports U Team IZOD players now thriving in the college ranks.
“We’ve got great kids,” said Bright. “We’ve got some of the best high school coaches and former college coaches involved with our program along with some terrific parents who understand that our mission is much deeper than just basketball.”
The credo, “Excellence Through Athletics” conjures up thoughts of performance on the court, yes, but also in life.
“We are there to develop a well-rounded individual who can make good decisions and live a priority-filled life,” said Bright. “When we have another young man earn a college scholarship it’s a moment of joy for all of us, and we’re determined to keep adding to that list of our players at the next level!”

Sports U Team IZOD College Freshmen Standouts 2013-2014:
Spencer Weisz Ivy League Rookie of the Year at Princeton
DeAndre Bembry 3 times Rookie of the week St Joes
Hallice Cooke, Rookie of the week Pac 12 Oregon State
Kasim Chandler, Rookie of week 2 time MAC conference.
Josh Brown, starter Temple University
Hakim Sanitil, starter U of South Alabama

Spencer Weisz’ Freshman Accomplishments At Princeton:
• Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Princeton's first since 2001
• 4-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, most for a Princeton player since 1998-99
• 136 rebounds, most for a Princeton freshman since 1998-99
• 63 assists, most for a Princeton freshman since 2006-07
• 258 points, eighth-most for a Princeton freshman since freshman eligibility began in 1978-79
• 258 points were most for a Princeton freshman since 2008-09
• 18 starts were the most for a Princeton freshman since 2008-09

Sports U Team IZOD College Guys:
1 Eli Carter Florida
2 Derrick Williams Richmond
3 Xavier Munford Rhode Island
4 Isaiah Williams Iona
5 Danny Lawhorn Washington State
6 John Caprio Georgetown
7 Lucky Jones Robert Morris
8 Mario Moody Wagner
9 Angelo Mangiro Penn State
10 Gary Nova Rutgers
11 Patrick Cole Siena
12 Dustin Hogue Iowa State
13 Tyuan Williams CW Post
14 Jared Hall CW Post
15 Justin Harris Quinnipiac
16 Jordan Quick CW Post
17 Rashad Andrews Southern University
18 Dijon Allen-Jordan Western Oklahoma
19 Dallas Anglin Hofstra
20 Jayon James University of Lafayette Monroe
21 Hallice Cooke Oregon State
22 Quentin Decosey Temple
23 Josh Brown Temple
24 Ramon Johnson Colby CC Texas
25 Spencer Weisz Princeton
26 Jahleem Montague Morgan State
27 Keith Kirkwood Hawaii
28 Kasim Chandler Quinnipiac
29 Hakim Saintil South Alabama
30 Tom Lacey Naval Academy
31 Matt Johnson Tampa
32 Karl Towns Jr. Kentucky
33 Jared Nickens Maryland
34 Wade Baldwin Vanderbilt
35 Quadri Moore Cincinnati
36 Khari Harley Univ of Ohio
37 DeAndre Bembry St. Joe's
38 Kenny Grant Rider
39 Jamal Lane Western Kentucky
40 Stephon Whyatt St. Francis PA
41 Stephon Mosely St. Francis PA
42 Tshyrad Oates, Concordia
43 Najee Brown, William Paterson

 

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