Monday, October 31, 2011

Former Big East star, Jamine "Greedy" Peterson, added to the roster

Max's All Stars are very pleased to announce the addition of Jamine "Greedy" Peterson to the roster. Greedy was teammates with Corey Orgias at Notre Dame Prep and is an exceptional talent. He averaged 19.6 PPG and 10.2 RPG in his final season at Providence College and played professionally in Greece and the NBDL where he put up 13.4 PPG with 5.9 RPG for the New Mexico Thunderbirds in 2010-2011. Peterson was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week (March 28, 2011) leading the Thunderbirds to a 3-1 record, averaging 24.9 points and 8.8 rebounds during that span.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Max's All Stars get first win of Fall 2011 season in overtime

Max's All Stars finally broke through for their first win of the Fall 2011 season by a final score of 81-78 in overtime. The game was delayed for an hour and a half due to inclement weather, but it was worth the wait. Josiah Peay hit the game-tying three at the end of regulation and had another big one in overtime. Corey Orgias had a huge game as well, making a bunch of clutch shots. Reed Morgan, Patrick James, Angel Gonzalez and Mike Viola all made important contributions to the victory also. The New York Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League will release statistics soon.
Next game is on Tuesday, November 1st at the 92nd Street Y (9:15 PM tip-off).

Here are the statistics:
Angel Gonzalez - 13 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Corey Orgias - 29 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Josiah Peay -  12 points, 5 rebounds
Mike Viola - 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Patrick James - 5 rebounds, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Reed Morgan - 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Max's All Stars fall to 0-3 with 77-60 loss at 92nd Street Y

Last night, Max's All Stars lost to Team #6 Jordon S - Green by a final score of 77-60. The game was very evenly matched and Max's All Stars stayed within one point midway through the second half . That is when the momentum shifted and Team #6 pulled away. The ball movement improved dramatically with the addition of Angel Gonzalez to the roster, but the team still struggled on defense as Team #6 shot lights out all night.
Jerrell Lewis picked up two early fouls and left the game with an injury, he did not return.
Max's All Stars return to action on Saturday in the New York Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New player added to the roster

Former Rockland Community College (2007-2009) and SUNY Purchase (2009-2011) guard, Angel Gonzalez, will join the roster. Gonzalez is former teammates of Kevin Major at Rockland and Purchase where they were joined by Corey Orgias and Branden Gibson. The 6'0" guard averaged 5.94 PPG, 4.63 APG and 3.02 RPG during his college career (100 games total).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Max's All Stars drop to 0-2; lose Fall 2011 New York Alumni Sports season opener

Yesterday, Max's All Stars lost their second game in a row. This time in the Fall 2011 New York Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League season opener by a final score of 86-78 against Albany State. While the team showed many signs of improvement from their last game, they still struggled at a lot of the same things - poor ball movement, too much 1-on-1 offense, not attacking the basket enough and lousy transition defense.

Here are the statistics:
Jerrell Lewis (29 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal)
Corey Orgias (17 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist)
Reed Morgan (18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist)
Kevin Major (6 points, 5 assists, 3 steals, 2 rebounds, 1 block)
Mike Viola (6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal)
Patrick James (2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Max's All Stars drop 92nd Street Y season opener

Max's All Stars lost their 92nd Street Y Adult Basketball League A-Division season opener last night by a final score of 95-75 against Team #4 Brandon A - Red. For the first couple of possessions, both teams were matching each other shot for shot. Then, Team #4 went on a run to push the lead into the twenties, almost thirties. Max's All Stars stalled offensively, going 1-on-1 too much and not establishing an offensive flow with good ball movement. Also, turnovers were a major killer that led to a lot of fastbreak opportunities for Team #4 as Max's All Stars struggled with transition defense all night.

Team #4 featured a lot of Division I talent, led by three ex-Manhattan College standouts: Brandon Adams (6'6", F/C), Darryl Crawford (6'4", G/F) and Nick Walsh (5'10", Guard) who were joined by former Fairfield Stags guard, Jonathan Han (23 points), and ex-NBDL standout, Cameron Benison (who led all scorers with 32 points), among others. Team #4 benefited from a lot of experience playing together for quite a few years now.

Max's All Stars definitely showed improvement in a lot of areas during the second half. Earl Mills, Corey Orgias, Branden Gibson, Josiah Peay and Reed Morgan started the game with Kevin Major coming off the bench. Patrick James joined the team for the second half.

Orgias and Peay led the way, finishing with 17 points each.

Monday, October 17, 2011

92nd Street Y Fall 2011 season opener postponed

Team #7 Jon L - Purple did not show up for the Fall 2011 92nd Street Y Adult Basketball League A-Division season opener last night against Max's All Stars. League director, Mike Gordon, has given Max's All Stars the option to accept a forfeit win or play a makeup game. Max's All Stars are likely to accept the challenge of playing the makeup game at a later date.
Earl Mills, Corey Orgias, Branden Gibson, Patrick James, Reed Morgan and Kevin Major all showed up for the game and stayed to play a little friendly pickup basketball among themselves.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall 2011 Tri-Captains Named

Max's All Stars are proud to announce that Patrick James, Reed Morgan and Corey Orgias will serve as team Tri-Captains for the Fall 2011 season. Patrick James and Corey Orgias did not miss a game during the Summer 2011 season and have demonstrated the ability to lead this team with their actions on and off the court.
P.J. is a three-time champion with Max's All Stars and the longest tenured member on the team.
Corey was also a Tri-Captain along with Marvin Billups and John Simmons at SUNY Purchase in 2010-2011.
Reed has proven to be the ultimate team player. The ex-Tufts guard plays with reckless abandon, driving to the basket against bigger players, finishing and drawing fouls. He was co-MVP of the Spring 2011 McBurney YMCA Adult Basketball League (with Daniel Phillips) and now will join James and Orgias as team Tri-Captains this season.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New player added to the roster

Former Rockland Community College (2007-2009) and SUNY Purchase (2009-2011) forward, Kevin Major, will join the roster. Major is former teammates of Corey Orgias and Branden Gibson at SUNY Purchase. The 6'4" forward averaged 7.43 PPG, 4.16 RPG and 1.57 APG during his college career (113 games total).

Kevin Major will replace Eric Olsen, who suffered an injury, on the active roster.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall 2011 92nd Street Y Adult Basketball League A-Division Schedule Released

Max's All Stars will be competing in the Fall 2011 92nd Street Y Adult Basketball League A-Division. The team will be listed under "Team #5 - Max M - Maroon" in the league standings. Here is the game schedule:

Regular Season:
Date @ Time vs Opponent
Sunday, October 16 @ 6:15 PM vs Team #7 Jon L - Purple
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:15 PM vs Team #4 Brandon A - Red
Tuesday, October 25 @ 9:15 PM vs Team #6 Jordon S - Green
Tuesday, November 1 @ 9:15 PM vs Team #2 Scott G - Carolina Blue
Tuesday, November 8 @ 8:15 PM vs Team #1 Eric F - Royal Blue
Tuesday, November 15 @ 9:15 PM vs Team #8 Chris C - Organe
Tuesday, November 29 @ 9:15 PM vs Team #3 Ray S - Black
Tuesday, December 6 @ 9:15 PM vs Team #6 Jordon S - Green

First Round:
Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:15 PM 1 vs 8, @ 8:15 PM 2 vs 7, @ 9:15 PM 4 vs 5
Sunday, December 18th @ 6:15 PM 3 vs 6

Tuesday, January 3 @ 7:15 PM Top seed vs Lowest seed, @ 8:15 PM Two other winners play

Tuesday, January 10 @ 9:15 PM Championship Game

All games will take place at the Lane Gym on the fourth floor of the 92nd Street Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport (address: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128).