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Crusader Nation 14U Winter Team Tryouts! 
 Tryouts for Crusader Nation's 14U team are as follows:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sundays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loch Raven Academy

8101 Lasalle Rd
Baltimore, MD 21286

Enter building from the door on the left side of the school off of Glen Keith Blvd,

Trent Smoot Signs National Letter! 

Crusader Nation Teams Are Champs Again!  


Maryland Invitational




Metro Classic




Metro Classic




Bump City



See new videos of the 17U Team vs. Team Wall on the Video page! 
2015 Southern Jam Fest at Boo Williams, Hampton, VA. 

 14U the 2015 Capitol Classic Champs!

Marcquise Reed Transfers to Clemson! 
 After a freshman year at Robert Morris University where he was named  the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year Marcquise is moving on to Clemson University!

15U the 2015 Virginia Invitational Tournament Champs! 

14U Takes 2nd in the Under Armour Mid Atlantic Showcase!!
 The Team went 3-1 for the tournament!

 15U Adidas Invitational Champs!! 

 The team went 4-0 for the tournament.


Shane Eberle goes Ivy League!!

Commits to play at Columbia University! 


 Shane (6'10) played for Good Counsel, Crusader Nation and Elev8



Marcquise Reed Selected 2015 NEC Rookie of the Year

2015 All-NEC Second Team!!


In a vote of league head coaches, freshman guard Marcquise Reed of the Robert Morris University men's basketball team was named the 2015 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year Tuesday. Reed, who garnered a spot on the 2015 All-NEC Rookie Team, also was named to the 2015 All-NEC Second Team see full story at http://rmucolonials.com/news/2015/3/3/MBB_0303150031.aspx

Crusader Nation 2016
Spring/Summer Schedule
Now Posted!
See schedule page! 

Highsmith signed a National Letter
with Wheeling Jesuit University!

Crusaders Signing
National Letters of Intent!

 CJ Burks

Signed with Marshall University!

 Marcquise Reed

Signed with Robert Morris University!


Fron the Martinsburg Journal:

Marshall men's basketball coach Dan D'Antoni announced Calvin "CJ" Burks of Hedgesville, W.Va., as the first signee of the 2014 recruiting class -- and the first in the D'Antoni coaching era with the Thundering Herd.The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 20 points per game for Hedgesville High in 2013-14, his senior season. Burks was named to the Class AAA All-State first team, along with making the All-State Tournament Team after Hedgesville was eliminated by Hurricane in a triple-overtime semifinal contest.In the quarterfinal round of the Class AAA State Tournament, Burks scored a game-high 25 points in a 54-49 victory over Parkersburg South. MaxPreps.com has Burks pegged as the No. 9 recruit in the state of West Virginia.

A Martinsburg, W.Va., native, Burks is slated to play in the annual West Virginia North-South All-Star Game for the North squad on June 20 at South Charleston Community Center. The annual matchup is a showcase consisting of the state's top seniors.

 From the Washington Post:

Marcquise Reed entered his one and only season at Capitol Christian with a singular goal in mind — to prove he could hold his own against some of the region’s top competition.Five months later, it’s safe to say the senior guard did just that, averaging an area-best 31.2 points per game to earn All-Met honorable mention honors and garnering several offers from mid-major Division I colleges. Over the weekend, Reed committed to play basketball at Robert Morris, choosing the Colonials over LIU Brooklyn, Northeastern and Quinnipiac.“I like the way the program is run at Robert Morris because they play up and down and that fits my style,” Reed said. “I got a good feeling on my visit and the coach (Andrew Toole) just signed a new contract, so I know he’ll be there for a while to coach me.”“The coaches said they can play me at the 1 or 2 positions, so we’ll see how it works out,” Reed said. “I want to get stronger and get a quicker release on my jump shot so I can be even more effective out there.”

Iakeem Alston Signs with St. Bonaventure!
I’m very excited,” said Alston, who picked St. Bonaventure over offers from Detroit, Loyola Marymount, North Texas, Seton Hall and Towson, among others. “I’ve got a lot of supporters, a lot of people who have just been with me since Day 1. They’ve been waiting for this moment.”

Alston, who was also recruited by Iowa, Nebraska and Pittsburgh, averaged 8.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists while shooting 51 percent from the field during the 2012-13 season. His standpoint play for the Generals ensured that he would be a DI prospect and one of the most heavily recruited JUCO players in the country. Baltimore Sun

Chase Cormier Signs!!
Grambling State University

Grambling State is in the midst of a rebuilding effort under first-year head coach Joseph Price. Price may have landed his floor general of the future in Fishburne point guard Chase Cormier. Cormier, a 6’0″ guard from Windsor Mill, Md., made it official on Wednesday, signing with Grambling for the class of 2013.

“It’s a sign that all of our hard work is paying off, really. I’m blessed to see my teammates sign with their schools. Now we’re just waiting for the other five to sign,” the team-first Cormier said. Chase is the second of the Cormier brood to be a part of the college-basketball world. Older brother Dylon is a sophomore at Loyola (Md.).

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Chase and our family,” said his mother, Cynthia Smoot, who was on hand for the Signing Day ceremony at Fishburne on Wednesday.

“We’re very excited, and want to thank Fishburne for everything they have invested in Chase. We really appreciate it,” Smoot said.

The following link will take you to Chase's signing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JXdbZsd8E0 

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