16th Annual Al Youakim Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Print
Written by John Hamre   

 

 

16th Annual Al Youakim Wheelchair Basketball Tournament was held at Hackensack Middle School (NJ) from Saturday October 29th to Sunday October 31st, 2010.  The tournament included 5 National Wheelchair Basketball Teams (NWBA) from Division 3.  It all started off with a clinic for the local Jr Nets Wheelchair Basketball Prep Team and for the next two days 12 very competitive games were played.  The New York Rollin' Knicks faced off against the Connecticut Spokebenders with the Knicks winning the Championship.  The rankings for the tournament are as follows with All-Star and other awards given.


 

 

Teams

1st Place - New York Rollin Knicks

2nd Place - Connecticut Spokebenders

3rd Place - Bulova Nets 

4th Place- New England Blazers

5th Place - New York Nets

 

 

 

All-Stars

Classification I - Kevin Grant - New York Rollin Knicks

Classification II - Kelly Lavoie - Connecticut Spokebenders

 

Classification II - Paul Ward - Bulova Nets

Classification II - Paul Cowan - New England Blazers

 

Classification III - Josh Levine - Connecticut Spokebenders

Classification III - Faizool Ali - New York Rollin Knicks

 

Freddy Jones Sportsmanship Award - Jason Salawu - Bulova Nets

 

Al Youakim Spirit Award - Gerry Fleming - New York Rolling Knicks

 

MVP - Edy Lopez - NY Rollin' Knicks 

 

Raffle Winner - NJ Nets Team Autographed Basketball - Darrell Ruopp - Connecticut Spokebenders

Raffle Winner - NJ Nets Team Autographed Basketball - Linas Pagano - Connecticut Spokebenders

 

Thanks to all our great sponsors, the NJ Nets and Wheelchair Sports Federation and all the great volunteers who made this a great success.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 18:51