Empire Invitational Press Release

January 2, 2017 (Garden City, NY.) –The inaugural Empire Invitational will take place on January 7, 2017 at Adelphi University. Some of the top boy’s high school basketball talent in the tristate area will be on display. Teams will be drawn from New York City, Long Island, upstate New York and southern New Jersey.

The Game Schedule goes as follows:
12:00 | Lawrence Woodmere vs. South Shore
1:30 | The Knox School vs. Our Saviour Lutheran
3:00 | Long Island Lutheran vs. Bishop Loughlin
4:30 | Cardinal Hayes vs. Albany Academy
6:00 | Our Savior New American vs. Pope John XXIII
7:30 | Baldwin vs. Construction

Some of the top players that will be showcased at the event:

  • Cincinnati Commit & Bishop Loughlin guard Keith Williams
  • St. John’s Commit & Our Savior New American forward Boubacar Diakite
  • Rutgers Commit & Our Savior New American forward Mamadou Doucoure
  • ESPN’s 16thranked player in the nation & Albany Academy’s Hameir Wright
  • Bishop Loughlin point guard Markquis Nowell
  • Cardinal Hayes point guard Joe Toussaint
  • Lawrence Woodmere forward Aidan Igiehon
  • Pope John XXIII forward Samba Diallo
  • USA Basketball participant & Our Saviour Lutheran point guard Posh Alexander

“We are excited to kick off the inaugural Empire Invitational,” said Pat Lawless, Founder and Director of the Empire Invitational. “This event will bring in some of the best talent throughout the tristate area and will be one of the must see events taking place in the New York area. From the top notch facilities of Adelphi University to the prestigious high school teams that will be in attendance, the Empire Invitational will be an event to remember.”


Adults: $12
Children: $8
H.S. Students with I.D. from Participating Team: $8
College Students with Student I.D. $8

For more information on the event, please visit EmpireInvitational.com and follow @EmpireInvite on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

About Empire Invitational

The Empire Invitational is a New York based boy’s high school basketball event that will take place once a year. The event founder and director Pat Lawless is a national basketball recruiting analyst for MADEHoops.com & an NCAA Certified Scout.

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