'24 Dylan Harper Commits to Rutgers!
Congratulations to Class of 2024 Guard Dylan Harper on his commitment to Rutgers University!
Dylan joined our program 2 years ago in late 2021 and made an immediate impact to our program, working his way up the national player rankings and leading our 2022 16U EYBL team to the Peach Jam Championship. He then followed it up this past summer with a 17U EYBL Peach Jam Final Four berth, eventually falling short to Vegas Elite in the semi-final game.
He is undoubtedly one of the hardest working, highest character student-athletes to come through our program, and we couldn't be happier for him and his family on this special day.
Dylan, thank you for being a model student-athlete with us, and best of luck on your journey!
Congratulations to Class of 2024 Guard Naasir Cunningham on his commitment to the University of Alabama!
Naasir joined the Renaissance back in early 2021, playing 1 year of 16U EYBL (as a freshman) and 2 years of 17U EYBL. He is one of few Renaissance players to have played in 3 straight Peach Jams, including this past year's Final Four.
Naas, we look forward to watching you in the SEC and wish you the best of luck on your journey in College!
'24 Naasir Cunningham commits to Alabama!
The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School Varsity Team wins the Gold at the 2023 Yaoxin Sports International Tournament in China!
Congratulations to The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School Varsity Team on winning the Gold at the 2023 Yaoxin Sports International Tournament in China!
It was a historic trip for Earl Monroe, Athletic Director Oz Cross & Head Coach Ken Miller as almost exactly 40 years ago, namesake Earl Monroe travelled to China with other NBA stars to spread the game of basketball. Our tremendous student-athletes are truly taking our motto international: A Ball and A Book Can Change The World!
Congratulations to Class of 2024 Guard Tyler Betsey on his commitment to the University of Cincinnati!
Tyler has been with our program since Early 2021 and has made a significant leap in his game every year. He has played in 3 Peach Jams, including 2 Final Fours and a 16U Championship Game.
Tyler is the definition of humble, hard-working and talented and we're overjoyed for him and his family on this new chapter of what will be a long, successful basketball journey. Tyler, thank you for your trust in us and we can't wait to watch you continue to flourish for the Bearcats!
'24 Tyler Betsey commits to Cincinnati!
John Carroll named Chairman of the Board of Directors
We'd like to officially announce that John Carroll has been named the Chairman of our Board of Directors!
A New York City native and New England Basketball Hall of Fame honoree, John Carroll currently serves as basketball and leadership consultant to top level college programs, aspiring collegiate players and corporate firms. He had a decorated 20+ year prep school career that culminated in 2022. In 15 years as head coach, his teams won 370 games, were ranked #1 in the nation in four different seasons, won 4 New England titles, and won the 2013 National Championship.
Carroll coached well over 100 players who would go on to compete at the Division 1 level, including 50 Ivy League players - the most of any coach in the nation. Carroll has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from All-Academic Basketball, the National Double-Goal award from Positive Coaching Alliance and was inducted into the Assumption College Hall of Fame.
Our 2023 17U EYBL Team has made the Peach Jam Final Four! After a 12 PM win in the quarterfinals against a tough Meanstreets team out of Chicago, we have a 6 PM collision course scheduled with a strong Vegas Elite team that has impressed all week long here in Augusta.
The Nike EYBL Peach Jam is widely considered the most prestigious event in all of grassroots basketball. It is only the 2nd 17U EYBL Final Four game in our program's history, the first being in 2021 led by current Duke star Kyle Filipowski and San Antonio Spurs forward Dominick Barlow. We wish our 17s the best of luck at 6 PM on NBATV!
17U EYBL makes the 2023 Nike EYBL Peach Jam Final Four!
For the third straight year, we have qualified for EYBL Peach Jam at every age group.
We're excited to announce that, for the third consecutive year, all three of our EYBL teams have qualified for the most prestigious event in all of grassroots basketball, the Peach Jam!
This is a tremendous accomplishment, as we are 1 of just 2 Nike EYBL programs in the entire country to qualify all three groups in three consecutive years.
Shoutout to all of our coaches, players, and parents for playing their role and helping us get to where we're at. We'll see you in Augusta, as per usual!
Congratulations to '24 Dylan Harper on being selected to the 2023 USA Men's U19 National Team! Following a big spring where he led our 17U EYBL team to a Peach Jam qualification, Dylan has been selected to represent our country at the 2023 FIBA Men's U19 World Cup!
The tournament will begin on 6/25 and conclude on 7/2 in Debrecen, Hungary. Best of luck, Dylan!
'24 Dylan Harper selected to U19 Team USA
'20 Adama Sanogo Wins NCAA Championship & Named Final Four Most Outstanding Player
Congratulations to '20 Adama Sanogo on leading UCONN to a National Championship!
Adama, a 6'10 Center from Mali, spent 3 years with our program upon his arrival from his home country. He made a decision to go to UCONN, and it paid off dividends as he has reached the top of the mountain after beating San Diego State 76-59 in the National Championship game. Adama also took home the highest individual honor in the tournament, being named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 19.7 Points Per Game and 9.8 Rebounds Per Game in 6 tournament games.
Adama, we're proud of you and can't wait to see what the future holds!
After two tremendous upsets wins against Arizona and Missouri, Princeton University's Cinderella March Madness run has finally ended, as they've lost against Creighton in the Sweet 16.
We applaud '20 Zach Martini, junior Forward at Princeton, for his efforts this March. Way to go, Zach!
'20 Zach Martini & Princeton have turned heads in this year's NCAA Tournament
'22 Kyle Filipowski was one of the Nation's Best Freshmen in the '22-'23 Season
'22 Kyle Filipowski, PF at Duke, was undoubtedly the nation's best freshman this past season. Not only did he lead to Duke to winning the ACC Tournament, but he also took home the following individual honors:
Congratulations to '24 Guard Dwayne Pierce on his commitment to Iowa State University! Dwayne and his family joined our program in late 2019, as he's been a part of 4 different Renaissance teams from 14U all the way to this coming year with our 17U team.
Dwayne has made major strides in his game and we look forward to watching him in the future in a Cyclone uniform. Dwayne, we're proud of you!
'24 Dwayne Pierce commits to Iowa State
Oswald Cross has been named our new Program Director
We'd like to officially name Oswald Cross as our new Program Director!
Oz is an outstanding coach, teacher, leader and family man, and brings a wealth of experience and insight as a leader of young men in the New York Metropolitan Area in the past 20 years. He has been a part of our organization since 2020 and has led two highly successful teams as a coach with our program. Oz succeeds Andy Borman, who has accepted an Assistant Coach job with the University of Memphis, and who helped guide the Renaissance on and off the floor as the preeminent program in the country.
Congratulations to our Executive Director, Andy Borman, as he has accepted a job as an Assistant Coach at the University of Memphis. We are delighted for Andy and his wonderful family, as he brings his talent, acumen, and work ethic to the next step of his journey in Memphis.
The impact, dedication, passion and leadership he exuded during his time with the Renaissance is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Thank you Andy, we're forever grateful. Best of luck in the college ranks!
Andy Borman accepts job at the University of Memphis