Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarship Stipends are issued to qualified participants each
summer. Congratulations to our award recipients.

Skip was awarded the prestigious Harlem Honors Award on August 26, 2017 by Ms Susan "Bunny"
Southwell-Dais. It was the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Black Tie event held in Harlem. To see
more log onto

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We are planning ahead for our last day (Championship & Trophy Day). Heavy rain is predicted so we are CANCELING our program on Sat, Aug 12, 2017, to protect the trophies that will be delivered to the park.

We will resume the next day on Sun, Aug 13th.  Refer to the “2017 Summer Program” section below to download the Game Schedule for championship game times.

All players MUST make every effort to attend to pick up his/her trophy.

Remember EVERY PARTICIPANT receives a trophy.

ALL RAFFLES (sold or unsold) must be returned by 10 am or your child will not receive his/her trophy.

Players are required to wear his/her uniform for pictures.

Make sure to always check this homepage of this website for any updates.

You may also call Coach Skip’s Cell to LISTEN to his voicemail (instead of texting) for weather updates @ 917.853.5823.

Thank you for your cooperation.

2017 Summer Program

CHAMPIONSHIP & TROPHY DAY: Sat, August 12th, 2017

Click here for Game Schedule
Divisions:  13 & Under  and  17 & Under

Dear NYCBBC Family,

Our program will resume this summer. Please remember that there is NO LONGER a “Learning & Fundamentals Division” nor a “Senior Division”.

Our new divisions are: 12 & Under division; 13-15 Year Old division; 16-18 Year Old division

Our schedule for the 24th Annual NYC Basketball Classic, Inc.
2018 Summer League is as follows:


FEE: $175 per participant

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Starts now until the last in person registration day

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION DATES (& Uniform Sizing) ONLY : Sat, May 5th;   Sun, May 6th;   & Sat, May 12th

LOCATION: The Cherry Tree Park, 100 Street & 3rd Avenue, NY, NY 10029

TIME: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

We ask that all kids joining have an understanding or have played organized basketball (because there will no longer be any learning sessions).

All three divisions consists of a minimum of 4 teams each with 40 players per division.

NOTE: Spaces are limited and there will be no extra uniforms available or ordered for anyone wanting to register after May 12th.


Sat, May 19th;    May 26th;   and June 2nd
Teams will be made on June 2nd and last scrimmages on June 9th

12 & Under division = 10:00am – 11:30 am
13-15 Yr Old Div = 11:30 am – 1:00pm
16-18 Yr Old Div = 1:00pm – 2:30 pm


GAMES BEGIN: Sat, June 16th (6 games minimum and all teams make the play-offs). A game schedule will be issued.


2017 Summer League

2018 Summer League

Online registration has begun.  Click on the registration tab on the left.

Click here to view Flyer

We Need Your Support

Thanks to all of our participants, parents and friends for another successful summer program.

We started a GoFundMe page for our Aspire to Grow Capital Campaign.
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Skip Received a NYC Transport Workers Union Local 100 Award

NYC Transport Worker’s Union Local 100 Honored Skip (along with former Mayor David Dinkins) in February 2017 during Black History Month for his 23-years of service as the Founder and Director of NYC Bombsquad Basketball Classic League and to the kids in the community.

Skip Received the Rory A. Forehand Foundation Community Service Award

Skip received this award from Antoine Forehand (NYCBBC Alumni and one of Skip’s former player at Rice HS) and his family for his work in the community and keeping the youth of the city off the streets and giving them a positive environment to play the game of basketball.

NYCBBC’s Annual
Academic Achievement Awards

On Championship & Trophy day the NYCBBC holds its annual Academic Achievement Award present-ation to recognize the kids who have excelled academically over the school year. This achievement award was named in honor of the Director’s (Skip) 2nd Grade teacher the “Susan Burstein Academic Achievement Award“. Ms. Burstein personally presents the award to each kid every summer.

Mr. Tim Gittens (aka Headache)

visits the park

Summer 2016 – Mr. Tim Gittens (aka Headache) visits Coach Skip & NYCBBC players in the park. Tim Gittens  is a NYC legend, J.C. ALL AMERICAN, attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee &  is the first player to sign an endorsement deal as a street ball player. He starred in a Video Game called “Streethoops” & he played with the Globetrotters, NBA tryouts  (New York Knicks) & travels all over the world to talk to youth about being a True student athlete.

Donate to NYCBBC Basketball Programs

OR Text  “NYCBBC”  To  “50155” to donate

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

NYCBBC is in partnership with the American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. NYCBBC is dedicated to bringing more awareness to the the fight against breast cancer.

(CLICK HERE To donate) in support of the American Cancer Society!

Thanks Again to Ms. Robin Roberts of GMA

Director Skip Branch visited Ms. Robin Roberts on the set of Good Morning America to issue a thank you plaque and t-shirt. She became a sponsor in 2010.

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League MVPs, Championship Games MVPs

& Regular Season Scoring Leaders

Jeriel Adopo
10-12 Year Old Div
League MVP
David Musial
10-12 Year Old
Championship Game MVP
Jamie Izquierdo
10-12 Yr Old Div
Regular Season Scoring Leader
Alphonzo Creary
13-15 Year Old Div
League MVP &
Regular Season Scoring Leader
Bruce Tulloch
13-15 Year Old
Championship Game MVP

Amancho “Feeko” Adopo
Senior Div
League MVP,
Championship Game MVP &
Regular Season Scoring Leader

All-Star Game MVPs

David Musial
10-12 Year Old Div
Alphonso Creary
13-15 Year Old
Donoven Adams
Senior Div