Our Teams are in a focused training program to become professionals, albeit in something other than basketball. Their route will take them through one of the many fine colleges or universities renowned for their high standards of academic excellence and the success of their basketball program.



This is our success story so far. Ten years of hard work, creative thinking, evolution, progression and learning from our mistakes have taught us to capitalize on opportunities when they appear or as we create them.



The proven reality: through our successful programs, several players achieved admission to schools they would not otherwise have gotten into without the exposure, skills and maturity they achieved with us.



It starts with coaching, including basketball on the court but certainly not limited to just that.



We do not hold tryouts. Instead, the coaches watch every prospective player during the winter high school season and invitations are given to the players selected for the Academic Basketball Club.



Winning in life means more than points in a game. ABC players come to us from many different high schools, and, usually just one player from each high school per season. When they play against each other during the high school season, we like to go watch them play. While ABC players may not be the best players on their respective hs teams, their academic credentials are just a part of their talent and ABC players are usually the leaders on their high school teams.

At a recent game pitting two neighboring rival schools - one urban, one affluent suburban - the referees summoned the captain from each team to join at mid-court for the pre-game meeting. As the two captains, ABC teammates, greeted each other with a huge smile and a hug, two different sets of parents, one from each respective school, simultaneously had the same comment within earshot: "Why would those two boys be so happy so see each other - they have a game to play. And how do they even know each other?" Well, WE could not be more proud. Yes, ABC is unlike any other aau programs and we are happy to be leaders. ABC is all about the players and much more than basketball. That's the way we do it, proudly. When our players get together: at the captain's meeting before a high school game; as they spend four years at a top academic college as teammates; or, come together annually as opponents at a college in the same conference; we relish the moments they can greet each other with a smile and a hug. That's how we measure success and we are thrilled with the way the scoreboard reads.

We would like to make a statement on the matter of rules, compliance and the actions of others that have caused many to take issue with AAU basketball in the macro and with a team or coach in the micro: Not only do we know the rules (both the letter and spirit) we wholeheartedly pledge/endeavor/mandate ourselves to follow them without fail every day that ends in a "y." We maintain a higher standard for ourselves than others expect of us. In all matters, we live by the Golden Rule in addition to Rules #1 and 2.


Practice Schedule:
17u Rubin Team - Beginning Sunday March 8 and then weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10p at at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville NY at the Campbell Sports Center at 12 Wilgarth Road 10708 running through May 21 and eschewing practice during the two AP Test weeks.

17u Krumins Team - Beginning the week of March 17 (players are allowed to participate only once their hs team has completed their CIAC season) 2 nights a week in Fairfield or Bridgeport running through May 21.

16U CT - Scott Team will play as 17's and practice in Westport and Darien.

16u NY - Brown Team will play as 16?s and practice at Sarah Lawrence similar the 17u Rubin Team (above)

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Acquiris Quodcumque Rapis

Proper Preparation not only Prevents Poor Performance, it puts us in a position to succeed. That is our goal!

Our Teams are in a focused training program to become professionals, albeit in something other than basketball. Their route will take them through one of the many fine colleges or universities renowned for their high standards of academic excellence and the proven success of their basketball program.

Our basketball players are focused on the end-goal of becoming professionals, at which time basketball will still be played for passion after all their work is done for the day. Like everything they do, they take it seriously and perform with both full effort and enthusiasm. That approach has gotten them to where they are today and is what will drive and motivate them on their own personal roads towards success.

Over the past 15 years, players involved with the programs have gone on to play (or are on their way to playing) at Bowdoin (4), Hamilton (3), Middlebury (6), Williams, Tufts, Bates, Colby, Trinity, Wesleyan (3), Connecticut College (3), Vassar (2), RPI (2), St Lawrence (4), Union (3), Bard, Swarthmore (2), Franklin & Marshall, Washington College, MIT, Babson, Clark, Rochester (2), Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, Wash U, Brandeis, NYU (2), Grinnell (3), Kenyon (2), Denison, Macalester, Washington & Lee, Birmingham Southern, Sewanee, Colorado College (2), Claremont McKenna (3), Pomona, Sarah Lawrence, Emmanuel, Franklin Pierce, American, Rice, Depaul, Fairfield, Furman, Vanderbilt, Elon, Holy Cross, Colgate, Binghamton, UMBC, Monmouth, Sacred Heart (2), Quinnipiac (2), FDU, Duke (2) and UConn.

In addition to the basketball players, several members are at schools in these same conferences and haven chosen to play a different sport. However they got there, the exclamation mark is on their success in having gotten into the schools of their respective choices.