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posted Dec 20, 2017, 6:10 AM by Pete Cohen

Great Win in CBA Home Opener for JOSHUA

WINTER CLINICS FOR BOYS 2017-2018 - Dec., Jan. & Feb.

posted Nov 12, 2017, 6:37 PM by Pete Cohen


JANUARY 13th,20th,&27th

February 3rd & 10th



BOYS GROUP #1 K, 1st ,2nd & 3rd Grades:      9:00 am - 10:25am


   BOYS GROUP #2  3rd, 4th ,5th & 6th  Grades:   10:30am -Noon


These Instructional Clinics Will Teach The Fundamentals Of Basketball In An Informative & Inspirational Manner

     Directed By Myself & My Highly Skilled Staff:

Who are premier High School & College Basketball Players 

Coach Pete 'loved' Tom Petty

posted Oct 3, 2017, 4:04 AM by Pete Cohen

I just wanted to tell the Hoop To Hoop family that Coach Pete was a
HUGE Tom fan. I saw him live in concert countless times, with many friends & 
family members. There are a lot of cliche`s you say about Thomas Earl
Petty, but the thing about him I loved ,was his passion. He would just 
electrify the crowd with his passion for music, which was fun to watch.
 So to all the young kids who are passionate about something,
 just do it to your best ability and you will be successful. I will miss him.

Joshua Cohen #25 on NJ top 70 Juniors List

posted Sep 8, 2017, 4:08 AM by Pete Cohen

In zip code 07738,6 different Views of the Eclipse

posted Aug 21, 2017, 4:57 AM by Pete Cohen

Good Day on Eclipse Monday 8/21/17

I hope you all enjoyed the explaination above and I hope you enjoy safely seeing the eclipse. 

Regards, Coach Peter

Not everyday you get to Juggle with your son

posted Aug 18, 2017, 5:46 AM by Pete Cohen

Here is a video of Coach Pete & Joshua Juggling

Joshua Cohen makes NJHoops.com list of Top rising Juniors @Hoop Group Team Camp

posted Aug 16, 2017, 7:12 AM by Pete Cohen

1d ago

Top NJ Juniors at HG Team Camp

Jay Gomes | Publisher

Saturday morning July 15 we drove out to Albright College in Reading PA for the first day of Hoop Group Elite Team Camp. There were separate High School and AAU Divisions and about a dozen NJ teams included in the field of over 50 teams. We saw 7 games and 7 NJ teams.

As we always do on NJHoops.com we write about the seniors first and later go back to focus on the younger players.

The top NJ Rising Juniors we saw:

Jonah Charles

Jonah Charles

6 foot 2

ShoreShots Kessler

Rutgers Prep

20 points, 3 treys, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Eddie Davis

Eddie Davis

5 foot 10

ShoreShots Kessler


20 points, 1 trey, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal

Jake Betlow

Jake Betlow

6 foot 1


St. Benedict's

12 points, 2 treys, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

6 foot 8


14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Daniel Sofield

Daniel Sofield

6 foot 5

ShoreShots Kessler

Jackson Liberty

9 points, 2 treys, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

NJ Hoops provides blanket coverage of NJ basketball all year long for the past 22 years and is proud to continue to be the NJ nominating source for the McDonald's All American game.

We've extended our Summer League!

posted Jul 26, 2017, 12:58 PM by Pete Cohen

We've extended our Summer League!
We've extended our Summer League!

Two more weeks of  Hoop To Hoop Basketball fun. We had many requests to continue this program, so I will take registrations online for the two Boys groups listed below. I will do the little guys on Monday nights and the older boys on Tuesday nights for the next two weeks.
Go To our Website:  http://www.hooptohoop.com and register now. Click on " League Registration" and then League payment, to complete the transaction.
Please contact me with any questions. This is a separate program from the summer and we will have our Fall Clinics posted on the web next week.Games will be played
 @   LINCROFT SCHOOL located @ 729 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

Group #1 Monday July 31st & Monday August 7th 6pm-7:45pm
for K- 2nd grade

Group #2 Tuesday August 1st & Tuesday August 8th 6pm-7:45pm
for 3rd grade & up.

**Fee is  $40 per child for 2 sessions**
Paypal via web or cash / check on first night

********NOTE GAMES AT LINCROFT SCHOOL,   not St Leo`s*****

'Walk the Walk' with Kevin Kret: A Powerful Journey of Hope

posted Jul 20, 2017, 5:10 PM by Pete Cohen

'Walk the Walk' with Kevin Kret: A Powerful Journey of Hope


July 18, 2017 at 7:28 PM

Kevin's 2016 Walk at CBA. The crowd is praying with Kevin. 
Kevin Kret pictured before his July 09 accident that caused a traumatic brain injury. 
Previous Walk for Kevin Kret, CBA Barn Arena
Kevin's father Michael Kret pushing Kevin and Kevin's mom Joan to the left. This was a previous walk for Kevin at CBA track.
Kevin's 2016 Walk at CBA. The crowd is praying with Kevin. 
Kevin Kret pictured before his July 09 accident that caused a traumatic brain injury. 


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Save the Date - August 8, 2017

The 8th Annual Walk the Walk with Kevin Kret 

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: JULY 17, 2017 -- The entire community is welcome to join the 'Walk the Walk With Kevin Kret,' (Kevin's Walk) - an annual event to gather in prayer, and show support for Kevin and his family.  This year's walk will once again be held at the barn/horse arena at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA), rain or shine, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, August 8, at 6:00pm. The walk is casual and donations to help with Kevin's medical expenses are optional. Shortly after 6pm, the group will begin to make a few laps, everyone walking at their own pace around the arena (for those that cannot walk the laps, you are welcome to bring a folding chair and show support from the sidelines).


The walk itself is fairly quick, a few laps and then the crowd will gather to hear a brief update about Kevin's medical progress, and the event will culminate with everyone joining in prayer together with Kevin. One of the founders of 'Kevin's Walk'  Lisa Ardito of Monmouth Beach (formerly of Holmdel), says, "Every year at 'Kevin's Walk,' we are all uplifted and emotionally moved.  It doesn't matter what your faith is, when you witness and are a part of a crowd of all ages; adults, the elderly, children, teens, babies in strollers... all praying together and gathered around Kevin, it is a beautiful and moving experience."  Although 'Kevin's Walk' is a fundraiser to offset his unpaid medical expenses, donations are always  optional and Kevin's family's priority is 'prayer for Kevin.' Kevin's mom Joan Kret says, "We really just want people to come to join us for the walk and pray for and with Kevin. We are so thankful to all who attend and show support for our Kev."


Donations from this year's walk and previous 'Walk With Kevin' events are to help support Kevin's ongoing therapy needs not covered by his existing health insurance. These therapies keep Kevin mentally and physically stimulated every day and according to medical experts working with Kevin, the therapies are vital ingredients to optimize his chances for conscious recovery. In May of 2017, Kevin was at Weill Cornell Medical Center for extensive testing and imaging of his brain. "We were hoping that things remained stable since the last time we were there. We were ecstatic to learn in May, that Kevin's brain is not just stable but is continuing to repair and reorganize. Our plan is to continue to work with Weill Cornell to help develop and test new Brain Computer Interfaces that are still in the research phase,'' says Michael Kret, Kevin's father. Kevin is also still working with Dr. Wise Young, recognized as one of the worlds most outstanding neuroscientists. Kevin may soon enter a clinical trial with Dr. Young with non-controversial umbilical stem therapy. For more information on Dr. Young's groundbreaking spinal cord therapies you can visit keck.rutgers.edu


 If you would like more information on Kevin's Journey of Hope please visit kevinsjoh.com On that site is an on-line book called "Journey of Hope - Going Home."  If you are unable to attend the event but would like to send a donation you may write the check out to 'Kevin's Journey of Hope,' and mail care of 21 Newland Place, Aberdeen, NJ 07747. You may also donate at gofundme.com/kevinkret .  If you have any questions about this event please email roseconn@optonline.net


On July 31, of 2009, Kevin a former graduate of both Saint Leo the Great School and CBA (both in Lincroft), had just finished his first year of college at Villanova University, when he suffered a traumatic brain injury in his Middletown, neighborhood while falling off of a skateboard after hitting debris in the road. Since that time, Kevin has been in a minimally conscious state. Kevin's injury was to his brain stem, often referred to as 'the mother board to the brain.' Since his injury, Kevin although conscious, is unable to communicate and remains trapped in a coma like state. Kevin is cared for in his home by his loving family. Every day Kevin receives 24 hour care and medical therapies from home healthcare professionals. Kevin is the oldest of Joan and Michael Kret's four children. Kevin's siblings are Dylan, Meghan and Jenny. 

Growth spurt has CBA’s Cohen learning how to be BIG

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:37 PM by Pete Cohen


City of Basketball Love

Elevate Hoops Summer Icebreaker I: Day 1 Notebook (15U/16U)

07/13/2017, 1:00am EDT
By CoBL Staff

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin),
Tyler Sandora (@tyler_sandora) & 
Austin Petolillo (@AustinPSports)


MANALAPAN, N.J. -- The Elevate Hoops Summer Icebreaker I is one of two tournaments being held at Sportika Sports Complex this week, the first of three five-day periods this month where Division I coaches can be out on the road watching and evaluating high school prospects.

Here’s a notebook from the evening’s action, featuring some 15U and 16U talent:



Joshua Cohen (right) grew from 6-0 as a freshman to 6-9 going into his junior year. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Growth spurt has CBA’s Cohen learning how to be big

Imagine being a freshman guard, standing 6-foot-tall, only knowing how to play the guard position. And then, as a junior, you’re standing 6-9 and having to learn how to play a completely different position.

For Christian Brothers Academy junior Joshua Cohen, that was the situation that his body threw at him over the past year-and-change.

“It makes me feel good,” Cohen said. “I’m not complaining, even when I have to switch clothes sizes. Growing nine inches, it really helped my game.”

In basketball, height is the one variable that can really put you at an advantage or a disadvantage when it comes to college recruitment, depending on the situation. Thankfully for Cohen, his height is now putting him at an advantage for colleges to reach out to him.

While Cohen has not received a scholarship offer just yet, he has received interest from schools such as New Hampshire and Holy Cross. 

“When I was 6-4,  I was not getting any college interest but with the growth spurt I was getting a lot of calls and texts and emails from different schools,” he said.

Even Cohen’s AAU team, the Jersey Shore Warriors, did not have Cohen on their radar until he hit his growth spurt this past season.

Though he had a rough intro to the guard-oriented team during the April live periods, several months playing with the Warriors during tournaments in May and June has him feeling much more comfortable back out in front of coaches this time around.

“In my first two tournaments, I was not really fitting in with the team really well and I didn’t know the guys all that well,” Cohen said. “But as I’ve gotten into the program, it expanded my game; the practices were really tough, I really got to work and my teammates are the greatest, we just put up 92 points in a game in July, we’re really well put together.”

The Jersey Shore Warriors looked absolutely fantastic in their rout of Achieve More on Wednesday night, with a final score of 92-47. Cohen had his part in the offensive explosion, including a 3-point play in the second half and a few other buckets on dump-offs, knocking down one mid-range jumper as well.

As Cohen is still transforming into his body, he still has some kinks to work out in his switch from a guard to a center.

“CBA really helped me with elevating my game from a guard to a big man,” Cohen said. “We had a guy come in and help me with my footwork and excel in the big man game. I’ve also been working on my face-up game.” -- Austin Petolillo

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