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 Editor: Bill Gaffey, 
 wgaffey@pa.net  -717-545-0872

2017 AAU Tournaments
April 22 and 23 (@ Steel High)

April 29 and 30 (@Steel High)
June 24 and 25 (@ Lancaster Bible College)
Contact Mike Gaffey 717-903-0732



Showcase Preview

Philadelphia metro, Melissaann Clark, Nazareth Academy  has signed to attend the May 21 Elite Spotlight Showcase (photo credit: AAU)

Note-D-1, D-2, and D-3 all watch our events!
"Live streaming" makes each Spotlight Showcase date an NCAA live period event!

Previous Big 60 Elite College Spotlight RESULTS
Next showcase-Spring Elite Spotlight I- 
May 21, Lancaster Bible College

Dear Mr Gaffey,  I wanted to share some great news with you, next year I am going to be playing D2 Basketball at Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina on a full basketball scholarship. I wanted to thank you for inviting me to the Big 60 College Elite Spotlights because it was what started to get college coaches interested in me, and I used some game film from it. Your Elite Spotlights in PA really helped me out thank you so much!

 Joseph Pestkowski 
Note: Joseph Pestkowski  is from Pt. Pleasnt Beach (NJ)




Hall of Fame

All-State Teams
1938 to 1956

THE 2000 Point
Scoring Club

  Players scoring 50 points
or more in one game


1-Basketball Records

Coaching Records

Three Point Records

4-PCIAA Records

5-Overtime  Records  

6-Comeback Records  

Pennsylvania Sports Pages

Basketball Links

"Dynamic Duos" HERE

PIAA 2016 Tournament Coverage

 The PIAA Website

PIAA  Records


 Best male players
 under 5'10" to play the game

Memorable games in 

Basketball Obituaries   rr

pahoops on facebook

Basketball Links

County by County

The Landolfi Report for District 5 and 6
by Joe Landolfi,  Mr Basketball for Central Pennsylvania

Singing the National Anthem

Delaware Basketball



Featuring the 1917-18 Hazelton Team

 State Rankings  1/30/17       Credit: Dave Burman


The May 17, 2015 Showcase made the Guinness Book of World Records,
 the response
 by college basketball coaches was over whelming- 1,105 total college coaches watched

click here for the list
click here for the list


Game MVP's
are interviewed
 after each game
 over our nationwide
 "live streaming"

Join this distinguished list, sign  up today
Our Big 60 Alumni Honor Roll

Tyler Bertram,  Cooperstown (NY) broke another record, scoring a season-high 46 points in the 83-59 win over  Herkimer (NY) 2/1/17.  Tyler was previously named as a BIG 60 MVP


Halle Herrington, Philipsburg-Osceola had 43 points in the win over Harmony--She  was the 2nd leading female scorer in Pennsylvania this season with 672 points, and only a sophomore--she will attend the May 21 Showcase

Ryan Hughes, Middletown named Penn Live Player of the Week as he sank a fade away buzzer beater to send Middletown into the District 3, 4A title game with a dramatic one-point win.  Hughes has been a Big 60 standout.
Brandon Starr, Garnet Valley senior  is averaging 19.4 PPG. Garnet Valley is 13-7 on the season and will make the District-1 6A tournament.FINAL:

Rylee Derr, Warwick, a former Big 60 standout committed to Kutztown University.

Kasey Engle, Tyrone is now the all time leading scorer in Tyrone boys & girls basketball history, beating the career record of 1747, after the Tyrone Lady Eagles 64, Penns Valley 49 win.

Brock Burleigh, Mansfield (PA)  recorded his 500th career rebound in the 68-54 win over Athens on Jan 25

610 Jon Bol Ajak, Church Farm (PA) controlled both ends on the boards as  they defeated Holy Ghost Prep

Devin Nicholson, St. Joseph by-the-Sea (NY) had 32 to help in the 81-66 win over Tottenville

Frankie Plowman, Saltsburg (PA) had  21 points to lead the Trojans  in a 73- 41 win over United who improved to 17-1.

Madison Shetrom, Altoona (PA). was named MVP in the Sheetz for the Kids Holiday Basketball Tournament

Alex Sebastiani, River Dell (NJ) has had two 20-point games," the coach said. "He had a big game at Ramsey and he had the game winner against Pascack Hills."

Karson Swogger Bellwood,  became the all-time leading scorer in Blair County High School history hitting for 2,188 points and counting as a Lady Blue Devil.

Ike Onwuka, Patriot (Nokesville, VA) had 21 in the Stonewall Jackson game.

Preston Hickman, DAPSS (DE), Scored his 1,000th career point in the second quarter and finished with 24 points as the Eagles knocked off Red Lion Christian Academy 68-64

Lili Benzel,  Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic (PA), scored 1756 career points and counting becoming the all time leader at BG.

Jeremy Breier, Ridgway had 33 points in a 4 overtime PIAA playoff game.  His team Ridgway lost 60-58 to Homer Center.  Jeremy was a Big 60 MVP.


On Nov 6, 2016,  1,117 college coaches watched!!
All your games placed on YOUtube!!
All your games live streamed!!
Guaranteed exposure!!

Big 60 Showcases 2017

Spring Elite Spotlight I-  May 21, Lancaster Bible College  application
Horst Athletic Center, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Spring Elite Spotlight II-
June 18,  Lancaster Bible College  application
Horst Athletic Center, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Fall Elite Spotlight I-  -Aug 20,  Spooky Nook Sports Complex application
75 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

Fall Elite Spotlight II-   Oct 15,  Spooky Nook Sports Complex application
75 Champ Blvd,  Manheim, PA 17545

"Cream of the Crop" Spotlight--Nov 5,  Spooky Nook Sports Complex   application
75 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

No other event in the USA, AAU, Shootout, etc gets the college looks that the Big 60 does!!

Girl's Class of 2020 Honor Roll List

Girl's Class of 2019 Honor Roll List

Boy's "Best of Berks"



District 6 Milestones



A record number of women's college coaches signed in to watch the November 6, 2016 Big 60 "Cream of the Crop" College Exposure Basketball Showcase.  634 women's college basketball coaches were watching.  The previous record was 527 set on May 15, 2015.
This list is always posted at the Showcase.

15th Annual PA / MD Basketball Camp
2017 dates:  July 23rd to July 27th


the Big 60
The top college exposure showcase
in the USA
- use this rubric


August 14, 2016
-453 men's coaches watched
-229 women's coaches watched
June 19, 2016
-402 men's coaches watched
-249 women's coaches watched
May 15, 2015    RECORD
-589 men's coaches watched
-527 women's coaches watched

BOY'S LIST              GIRL'S LIST
589 men's coaches    527 women's coaches

All Star Weekend-April 7-8

Friday Rosters (3 games)Saturday Rosters (7 games)               
Call Mike Gaffey at 717-903-0732
The largest event on the East Coast for graduating seniors-
featuring players from 6 states in 10 games!!
Friday Results--Saturday Results

The Pennsylvania Girls (pictured) defeated the Maryland girls 101-98
The Pennsylvania boys won 124-107
(Photo credit: Kit Bentzel)



 1,115 schools need players-How many have seen you?
Division I Schools -347
Division II Schools - 317
Division III Schools -451
"better than NCAA certified"

 NCAA certified means coaches can go, it does not mean they will go-, coaches still have to actually travel there and attend the event- with our "live streaming" they watch in their office on their laptop-that's why we get more college coaches watching than other events and more players get contacte


Pennsylvania  HERE     
    MD/DC/VA   HERE         
New Jersey



Game MVP's are interviewed on our nationwide televised internet network


Malik McKinney,
Indian Creek College Prep, Maryland

Twice  MVP
August 14, Game 1, #117
also MVP on
November 6, Game 3, #99

15th Annual PA / MD Basketball Camp
2017 dates:  July 23rd to July 27th


Green Mountain College finished 29th in the nation- but ahead of Notre Dame and the University of Oklahoma



UConn woman now over 100 wins in a row.   The National Record is held by: Passic (NJ) High School boys,  they won  159, straight from 1919-1925.  How about the longest losing streak-243-From 1981 to 1995-the Carbondale (PA) Sacred Heart Girl's team lost 243 in a row!
See -Basketball Records


2017 PIAA Playoff Brackets 
credit Dave Burman