Wayne Martin is an alumni of The RENS out of South Shore High School. His efforts led South Shore to the PSAL 2011-2012 quarterfinals. He is now a 6'6 foward for NY St. Francis College and has been selected to be the Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Rookie of the week for the second time. Wayne leads all NEC rookies in scoring (11.0) rebounding (5.9) and field goal percentage (.563).
Jon Severe the RENS alum and first team all NYC guard out of state champion Christ the King. He led his Fordham team to a 79/75 win over Manhattan on friday night by scoring a career-high 30 points. Jon, a 6'3" freshman was 'Mr New York State Basketball' last year. Fordham coach Tom Pecora is playing him 39 minutes per game for his 3/2 revitalized Fordham University Rams Athletics.
Jon Severe - 2013-14 Men's Basketball
via Fordham University Rams Athletics
#10 Jon Severe
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Christ the King
On Wednesday evening, more than 25 fortunate grade school student athletes, ages 11 through 14, signed up for the FREE tutoring program the Rens established with the Department of Education at St. Francis College at a get-together there, hosted by the college's Dean of Education Peter Leibman and Rens founder Dan Klores and education coordinator Everton McIntyre. Dr. Leibman, 63, was extremely pleased with the commitment by the parents and the turnout which was more than double that of the inaugural year.
Rens grade school athletic director Billy Council who helped organize the event noted that the one-on-one tutoring program is the most progressive in the metropolitan area. St. Francis graduate students work individually with each child,
Today's New York Post features a Q&A with Ron Artest in which Artest refers to RENS High School Director Artie Cox as "probably the best coach I ever played for."
Writer Steve Serby conducted the interview which included:
Q: Favorite Riverside Church memories?
A: Mr. [Ernie] Lorch. He’s my favorite. I love Mr. Lorch. He just gave so many kids opportunity. He’s the best ever. I’m surprised he never applied for an NBA general manager job. Artie Cox — Artie’s probably the best coach I ever played for. Then you got Kevin Jackson — great coach. But Mr. Lorch was a great mind. He let you be responsible on the court, be responsible for your own actions … treated you like a man.
New York Knicks owner Jim Dolan named the newest Rens board member, Steve Mills, as the team's President and General Manager today. Mills, a longtime friend of Rens founder Dan Klores, joined the Board of Directors two months ago. "We are so happy for Steve and his wonderful family," said Klores. "He's a rare talent who combines brainpower, work ethic, integrity, experience and love of the game."
Going against the advice of AAU basketball "experts" who were convinced that community outreach efforts were "a thing of the past," the RENS, under the leadership of high school director and veteran coach Artie Cox, have recently expanded their already successful outreach program. Founder Dan Klores announced today that in addition to continuing their special relationship with Anne Pinto's remarkable church program in Greenpoint, 'On Point', out of St Cecilia's parish, the RENS have allied themselves with L PAC on Jerome Avenue in the south Bronx and with Carl Benn's new grade school program in Far Rockaway. Artie Cox said, "Being associated with heroic local leaders like Victor Crespo at L PAC, Anne
The Rens proudly announced today the addition of two new boys grade school teams. Legendary coach Craig "Kat" Keyes has brought his highly competitive 3rd and 4th grade NY Panthers squads to the city's fastest-growing grassroots basketball program. Kat, who grew up in Springfield Garden, Queens, and works at Bayside High School, has been coaching youngsters for 45 years. A renowned "teacher of the game" who focuses on fundamentals and development, Kat has been with the Panthers since 1999. "My years with the Panthers were enjoyable, but the opportunity to put my kids in the encouraging and progressive family-like atmosphere of the Rens was too tempting to turn down,"
Today the RENS 5th grade team defeated the Gladiators in the Children's Aid Society Marc Stevens Memorial Basketball Tournament. Down 13 to 18 start of the 4th quarter, Assistant Coach Dytrell Bracey made a key adjustment that lead into a 10 to 4 run. With 5 seconds left our team hit a floater down lane to send the game in overtime. From there our team grabbed every rebound and blocked every shot that was taken.
The Rens 11-year-old 5th grade team captured the Division II National AAU Championship in Cocoa Beach, Florida, yesterday when they defeated Alabama Steel, a sharp-shooting quintet from Birmingham 46-38 in the finals. Coach Tony Rodriguez' team swept through the tournament, beating teams from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin on the way to the chip. The On Point Rens' victory was even more remarkable since the team was essentially put together this year by On Point leader, Anne Pinto. The champions were led by sterling point guard Abdias "Speedy" Carcamo and rebounding phenom Jaheim Young. Rodriguez' pressing defense and crisp ball movement paid off as starters Keyshaun Leslie, Ali Saunderson and Da'Reese
Coach Dan Klores's untested 6th grade 12U RENS team played their initial game today at the Super Division at the House of Sports in Weschester and trounced a spirited crew, First Expressions, 49/16. 'The kids played hard, they played together and they played unselfishly,' said Klores, 'so we were pleased especially considering they haven't really had more than one or two full practices.' .....the RENS 12 year old group will now move up and play in the 7th grade division, both at the House of Sports and in the Riverbank League, beginning next weekend....
Coach Stephen Harris' 6th grade Rens won five of their seven games in their come-to-be-expected atypically tough fashion at Boo Williams in Hampton, Virginia, last week at the AAU DI Nationals. The Rens swept their pool, going 3-0, winning each close battle by fewer than six points, besting Boston's Team Nelson and Expressions, as well as Fayetteville Elite. Moving into the Sweet Sixteen, they defeated Tennessee Legends, before falling to the eventual National Champs, the Carolina Preps out of Greensboro. In the consolation bracket, the quintet went 1-1. "We had a great tournament," said Rens founder Dan Klores. "This group of kids never ever gave up. The coaches and parents were remarkably together. There is no doubt this
Coach Hector Alomdovar's nationally ranked 14U RENS team dominated a tough Brooklyn Badgers squad 80 - 40 to capture the JHS Championship at the annual Conrad McRae summer tournament, held in Brooklyn today. The RENS finished the season undefeated and have been on a roll since their overall 9th place ranking in July's Orlando AAU Nationals. Electrifying forward Marco Morency won the McRae CHIP's MVP. Slick PG Tyler Bourne was named the tourney's Most Valuable Player, and swingman Jose Alvarado crowned the "defensive player" of the prestigious tournament. Coach Hector said, "All of our kids were terrific! They played hard. They play together, and they are mentally tough." Later in the day, Hector coached the
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