Aside from the atmosphere, Dyckman’s competition is second to none. Kenny Stephens has created a top premiere basketball tournament in North American; his vision is to make Dyckman the best tournament in the world. Over the last 7 summers, Dyckman Basketball has shifted the culture for the NYC hoops. They call Dyckman "The Red Carpet of Streetball", Simply because you just never know who’ll be in attendance. You got the top celebrities, and NBA players coming to the Dyckman community to join in on the action. Ken Stevens has bridge the gap for the inner city kids who’ve been looking for a safe heaven; Dyckman has fulfilled that void. On August 18th 2018, the best High School hoopers will come to NYC’s Dyckman Park for the 1st annual SLAM Summer Classic. This will be a highly anticipated event has the potential to shift the culture for summer hoops. The summer stage is set, and what better place to have to it in than Dyckman "The Red Carpet Of Streetball".
Slam Summer Hoops at Dyckman will be an epic night for NYC basketball, top-tier recruits such as: Cole Anthony, Cassius Stanley, Jalen Lecque, Tyrese Maxey, and more will compete for streetball supremacy and the ultimate bragging rights. The Authentic energy will definitely be in the air, as the bleachers will be packed from end to end; it don't get no better than that. August will be a hot month for summer hoops; you got Dyckman playoffs around the corner, the 2nd annual Jelly Day, and the main event Slam Summer Classic. Everybody knows when you play in the mecca you got to put on a show; when the lights are on, its time to perform.
One player that will headline this event is the premier guard Cole Anthony. The 6'3 guard has been ranked as the #1 point guard in the country, and has invited us his world.. "COLE SUMMER". Cole Anthony lead the USA Men's U18 team to a gold medal finish at the Fiba Americas, where he earned All-tournament team honours. Anthony has emerged as the best point guard in NYC, we seen familiar dominance with Harlem Native Isaiah Washington. Both guards had NYC on fire and now with Anthony gracing the blacktops at Dyckman, he looks towards taking the crowd by storm with his flashy moves and "freak of nature" athleticism. The Slam Summer Classic will be a unique platform for the top tier prospect to compete in a NYC's most popular outdoor court. Cole Anthony looks to keep the NYC basketball tradition alive as he represents a long list NYC legends such as: Isaiah Washington (Jelly fam) , Mohamad Bamba (Orlando Magic), Sabastian Telfair (Former NBA Player), Hamio Diallo ( Oklahoma City Thunder), and Pearl Washington.
This summer NYC hoops is at an all time high, with the emergence of prominent summer tournaments it has created an authentic buzz around the sport of basketball. In August, Nike will crown the champion of NY vs. NY, Dyckman tournament, but Slam will get the opportunity to end summer hoops on the right note. Dyckman is the home where stars are made, with that being said, August 18th Slam Summer Classic Vol.1. Let see if the nations top kids can come to Dyckman and make a name for themselves, or will the bright lights be too much?
Thanks: @Slam_hs, @dyckmanbasketball, @nikebasketball
Athletes: Cole Anthony, Cassius Stanley, Jalen Leqcue, Scottie Lewis, Tyrese Maxey, Bryan Antonie
Founder: Ken Stevens (iamkenstevens)
Photography: Rayon Richards, Bryant Alexander (@_bryant_a)