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

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




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




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


Featuring the 1917-18 Hazelton Team


"accepting August applications "

     Big 60 Fall Elite College Spotlight I-
August 20 at Spooky Nook Next
application   HOTELS

Previous Big 60 Elite College Spotlight
Results from 2017-June and May
 Results from 2016 and before

Elite Spotlight Preview
The Neal twins from Prep Charter in the Philadelphia League have signed up to play in the August Elite Spotlight Showcase- get your application in early, this event will sell out!!


Every Friday in St. Mary's PA

The Friday Nite PIzza Tournament
 a 3 on 3 basketball event now in its  45th year.

  There is no entry fee, three man teams, bring anyone for your team mates, your dad, your neighbor, your friends or LeBron James-
 the next pizza tournament will be held every Friday at Memorial Park  7:00 PM with registration beginning at 6:30.

Memorial Park
Wofel Avenue
St. Mary, PA  15857

Delaware Boy's Preseason Top 25     by Curtis Watkins




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.



last year's August standout, 6'11
#160 Jon Bol Ajak,
Church Farm  PA

Our next event:
The Big 60 Fall Elite
College Spotlight I- 
-Aug 202017
Spooky Nook Sports Complex
75 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545



The Big 60 Fall Elite
 College Spotlight II- 
 Oct 15,  
Spooky Nook Sports Complex
75 Champ Blvd,  Manheim, PA 17545

"Cream of the Crop" Spotlight--Nov 5,  Spooky Nook Sports Complex   application

75 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545
          -----                                  HOTELS

SHOOTOUT PROMO see and hear this video live
from a previous shootout-

this video tells the tale

"the spring Elite Spotlight"

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

Girl's Class of 2020 Honor Roll List
Girl's Class of 2019 Honor Roll List
Boy's "Best of Berks"

District 6 Milestones




 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


 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


Pennsylvania  HERE     
    MD/DC/VA   HERE         
New Jersey




 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 contacted


 Mr Gaffey, Five college coaches contacted me after the Showcase.
Allison Warren
Note: Allison Warren  was from Pottsville BVM   Nativity (PA)

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)


Join this distinguished list, sign  up today for June 18th


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



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.



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


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 27



Coach Bill Gaffey, The Big 60 Director
welcomes Brad Rideout, the women's coach
at Green Mountain College, Vermont

"We don't charge the college coaches for any information or for packets,  We are happy that they attend to look and evaluate the players- they come for free, and all information is free!"

Bill Gaffey,  Showcase Director


(Note: Bill Gaffey taught history for 39 years and coached  7 different sports, winning four state championships.)