The CJ Hawk/Lightning 2015 Martorelli team finished the July
recruiting period with an 18-4 record. Starting off July in the
Run for the Roses Tournament (Lexington, KY), the team posted
victories over teams from Canada, West Va. and New York while
losing a close playoff game to B-Wright Hoops (TX). The team
moved on to Nashville, TN and competed in the Battle in the Boro
Tournament where they went 4-1 in pool play before dropping a
playoff game to a strong Comets team. The players managed to
find some down time, enjoying their first country music concert
in Music City. After a week break, the team moved on to the USJN
17U National Championships in Washington DC. Facing its toughest
competition yet, the team emerged from pool play with a 5-0
record vs. teams from Arizona, MD., MA.,IN. and CT. before
dropping a hard fought playoff game to a tough VA. Elite squad.
The team finished the month going 5-0 at the BlueChip Basketball
Season Finale Tournament in PA.
After the season ended, the team hosted their annual golf
outing at the Greenbriar Golf Club in Monroe, NJ. The event,
sponsored by Monroe Sports Center, L&M Graphics, Vision
Graphics, and VisionBarrier.com was a huge success and the
perfect end to a very busy season. The team looks forward to
competing in Spooky Nook, PA during the September open period.
The Central Jersey Hawks 2017/Martorelli team won its Pool in
the 2015 Blue Chip Pre-Season Challenge. After hard fought wins
over the NJ Rising Stars and NY Metros, the team lost a 2 point
overtime thriller to the Always 100 organization out of Indiana.
The Hawks rebounded to score victories over Mid-Penn Motion and
the Carolina All-Stars to lock up 1st place in the pool with a
record of 4-1.
The team will continue to work towards the July NCAA
recruiting events in Lexington, Ky (Run for the Roses);
Nashville, TN (Battle in the Borough); Washington DC (USJN)
before returning to Spooky Nook, PA (Blue Chip Finale) for its
final summer tournament.
Shore area basketball coach/trainer extraordinaire, Tiny
Green, in his Nothing But Skills Blog, highlighted the CJ Hawks
2017/Martorelli team. Coach Green gives his insights about the
team and its players and we have to agree that his analysis is
spot on. The blog can be found at:
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FORMER HAWKS IN THE NEWS
- 3 National AAU Championships
- 44 NJ AAU Association Championships
- 21 Sweet 16 appearances in National AAU
- 125 Former Hawks playing in the NCAA
- 22 boys and girls teams from U10 thru Open Division