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News & Notes

News & Notes

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The making of the new HDJ Tie Dye T Shirts.

Posted by hoopdujour on July 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (109)

Da Na Na, Da Na Na! ESPN Sportscenter anchor Jay Harris is a Big Fan of HDJ.

Posted by hoopdujour on July 22, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (35)

Bristol, Connecticut. July 22, 2013

For Immediate Release.

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Mr. Jay Harris confirmed today via signed personalized autographed picture that he is a big fan of the Boynton Beach, FL youth program.

He is one of the many celebrity media outlets that are getting behind Hoop Du Jour.

"It's all about the KIDS" says Coach Rob!

We teach the kids about Basketball and the game of Life; what's right and what's wrong.

Possitive role models are hard to find, were just trying to do the right thing.

"Stand Up And Make Some Noise" Miami Heat Intro's Game 1 NBA Finals.

Posted by hoopdujour on June 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (43)

June 6, 2013 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Game 1 NBA Finals 2013 Spurs vs Heat.

Hoop Du Jour Basketball well represented at the NBA Finals Game 1

Posted by hoopdujour on June 7, 2013 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (64)

June 6, 2013 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Hoop Du Jour Basketball was well represented last night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Western Conference Champions, San Antonio Spurs vs The Defending NBA Champs, the Miami Heat.

The game proved to be a contest between the Spurs Big Three (Duncan, Parker and Ginobili) vs Miami's Three Posse in Wade, Bosh and James.

After three quarters the game was a real nail biter with both teams exchanging jabs back and forth.

With three minutes to go Manu Ginobili nails a three pointer from the top of the circle which proved to be the dagger in the Heats heart.

Tony Parker was terrific with his slashing to the rim and kicking it out penetration while

Tim Duncan played like he was 7 years younger; dominating in the paint area.

For Miami, the League MVP LeBron James lead the Heat with a Triple Double- 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists; however it wasnt enough as the Spurs stole game 1 in the Heats house.



Champions Awarded Michael Jordan "WINGS" Poster as Prizes + Spalding Championship Trophy Gold Ball.

Posted by hoopdujour on May 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (495)

May 26, 2013 Boynton Beach, FL Canyon Lakes

The MVP Players of the Hoop Du Jour Basketball Camp were rewarded in style by each receiving their very own Collectors, Limited Edition Champions, Michael Jordan "WINGS" Poster as Prizes; plus their very own Spalding Championship Trophy Gold Ball.

NBA Great and Hall of Famer #23 Michael Jordan is the picture of excellence and this is the perfect prize for our Winners.

In addition, the Spalding Gold Trophy Ball exemplifies the total commitment and hard work of a Champion.

Congratulations to all of the HDJ Players on a job well done.

See you in the Fall.

Coach Rob.

Championship Sat. is in the Books! MVP Award is a tie.

Posted by hoopdujour on May 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (18)

May 25, 2013 Boynton Beach, FL Canyon Isles

Well the Spring session of Hoop Du Jour Basketball Camp is in the books.

I want to congratulate all of the players for their participation and hard work.

Championship SPALDING Trophy Balls were awarded to everyone in addition to assorted prizes including NBA Jerseys, Hats, NBA Cares T Shirts and Bags.

After 7 weeks of Skills, Drills, and Game challenges the Champion and MVP Award came down to two Players: Josh E. and Alex G.

In the end it was to close to separtate either player, so it was decided that both Josh and Alex were deserving of the award of Excellence; both finishing with 12 points.

Honorable mention goes out to our second place finisher with 11 points in the standings Scottie S. for his huste, athleticism, determination and a great job well done.


Reid C. most improved player.

Caio R. best attitude and trash talker.

Danielle M. best dribbler and handler.

Josh E. best three point shooter.

Kyle N. best rebounder.

Jake S. best improved bigman.

Thank you to Jay Scott and Subway for being the Official Lunch provider of HDJ Basketball.

Thank you to Mike McDowell and Spalding for being the Official Equipment of HDJ.

My Appreciation and Grattitude goes out to Dr. Shelley Blue for all of her assistance in Photography and being the Official Doctor of Hoop Du Jour Basketball.

In addition, I want to Thank my right hand man- Spencer G. (assistant of operations) for all of his help in running of the Camp.

I hope everyone has a great Summer and I Look forward to serving up some more Daily Doses of Hoop Du Jour in the Fall.

All my best, "Dunk You Very Much"!

Coach Rob G.

Hot off the presses; The New Hoop Du Jour T Shirts.

Posted by hoopdujour on May 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (65)

May 22, 2013 Boca Raton, FL

Due to the overwelming demand for the Official Hoop Du Jour Basketball Camp T Shirt, we are now into our second run of shirts.

The Custom designed Tee's are being made via the new Digital Imprinting Machines (DTG) direct to garment  by " It's Owl Time" and Owner Mark Noll.

It's Owl Time is the Official Bookstore of Florida Atlantic University and features Apparel by Adidas.

Stop by and see all of the cool FAU Apparel and Accesories; and tell him Coach Rob G. sent you. (for your 10% discount).

Go Hoop Du Jour and FAU Owls!

NBA Nation Ambassador Darryl Dawkins is back for another tour!

Posted by hoopdujour on May 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (25)

Catching up with Chocolate Thunder.

It’s been awhile since we left you in Philadelphia. What have you been up to?

Everything…working with kids in camps, visiting the Choctaw Native Americans in Oklahoma, being a dad to some busy kids, working out and staying healthy.

What do you enjoy most about being the NBA Nation ambassador?

Meeting people, seeing the different cities, and showing the fans the NBA experience, with some great dunks in between.

What is the funniest Nation memory you can share with us?

Naming Andy Acosta "Yosemite Sam". I like to nickname everyone I work with but he was the first NBA Nation nickname. That, and being called everyone one but who I am…from Shaq to Moses Malone.

First stop this year… San Francisco. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of that city?

Returning to Sassy San Fran, being part of the parade, a place where my imagination can run wild and it is all good. People come out to the event to have a good time and you never know what is going to happen, but it is all fun!

You’re good at naming dunks. If you could dunk-ify each of these tour stops, what would their names be?

Los Angeles - Layin' it back LA, where the talent is always up to par

Charlotte - Hottest stop on the tour, it’s always 102 for sure

Chicago - No sand in your teeth, it could get gritty, come out to Chi-town, it will get windy

Washington D.C. – DC…where you can ride a llama or see Obama, hanging with me

East Rutherford - The city that is growing and people not knowing, the lights are glowing, Nation’s still going

Philadelphia - Don't stop to look at the morning Dove, come to Philadelphia to see what you’re made of, cause it’s the sure enough city of brotherly love

Dallas - Dazzling Dallas where they do ribs right, up all morning and still all night

We’re headed back to two places you played during your career: Philadelphia and New Jersey. What do you think it will be like going back there?

I love both cities and the fans. Seeing new and old fans, friends and family. It's always a good time in these cities

Why should NBA fans come out to NBA Nation? (Aside from the chance to meet Darryl Dawkins)

Well you can always visit Charming Chocolate, but other great legends show up on the tour…and current day players will show up for sure. NBA Nation does it right, we do it pure. Young talent in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest bring their very best. What is left over, we call that a mess. Hanging with the sponsors, like Sprint, get up to date on the latest tech.

Don't wear a suit, you will get some lint. We do it, we do it right, t-shirts and wrist bands, and always some Sprite. Come one, come all, you will have a ball. We got skills and drills, giveaways and contests, put on your sneakers, they must be the best. Put on your adidas, leave home the rest…

P.S. - The NBA Nation is bringing the best!!... They took Chocolate as ambassador, what you will see is only a guess, but it is sure to be the best!

Week 3 Recap

Posted by hoopdujour on April 27, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

April 27, 2013 Boynton Beach, FL Canyon Isles

First off, I want to welcome two new players to our Team... Danielle M. and Kyle W.

Week Three's focus was on "EXECUTION".

A great day for anything outdoors as the weather was absolutley gorgeous.

Continuing our focus on NBA style drills the focus was maintaining your concentration and execution while under duress.

I must admit I enjoyed wacking the entire team :) with my Giant Green Pool Noodle as they went through the Rapid Release drill.

It takes a strong minded player to maintain his or her cool and score the basket.


Josh E. regained his Buzzer Beater title.

In addition Josh E, also won Knockout.

Sportsmanship was a big topic of play today where points were awarded to Caio, Josh, Jaylean, Alex, Avi, Reid.

Until next week, remember to keep your head up when dribbling the Ball and hit the open man.

Coach Rob.

HDJ Basketball to Hold Charity Clothing Drive.

Posted by hoopdujour on April 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (18)

HDJ Basketball to Hold Charity Clothing Drive.



Dear Parents and Fellow Hoopsters:


On Sat. May 4th we will be hosting a Hoop Du Jour Charity Clothing Drive to benefit the less fortunate; all receivables will be donated to Faith Farms.


Please bring any old or new clothes that your family does not use.


After class I will take our players to Faith Farm and make the donation on behalf of our team.


I love the message that is portrayed to our HDJ Family; help out the less fortunate and be charitable.


It’s important to appreciate what we have and be kind to others who are not as lucky as we are.


I thank you for your participation and am looking forward to serving up HDJ’s daily dose of thoughtfulness and kindness.


Coach Rob