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Crusader Nation 14U Tryouts/Practice!
Tryouts for the Crusader Nation Fall/Winter Team are scheduled as follows:
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Starting October 14, 2014 
Leadership Through Athletics
2900 Hammonds Ferry Rd
Lansdowne Maryland 21227
(Exit 9 off of I-695)  

Haywood Highsmith signed a National Letter
with Wheeling Jesuit University!

Crusader Nation 14U
Win Summer Jam Tip Off!

Clean Sweep!
Crusader Nation Teams Win All Age Divisions!
Metro Classic Tournament

 Crusader Nation 14U Team

 Crusader Nation 15U Team


 Crusader Nation 16U Team

 Crusader Nation 17U Team



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.”

Crusader Nation 16U 
2014 DC Metro Invitational Champs! 
The 16U team went 2-0 in pool play on Saturday and 3-0 in bracket on Sunday.

Crusader Nation Teams Have Another Great Weekend!
17U Won the Adidas Spring Tournament!
The 17U Team remained unbeaten on the year going 4-0 in Howard County! 
 16U in Maryland State AAU Finals!
The 16U went undefeated (3-0) in pool play and won their semi-final bracket game!
The team will play for the Maryland State 16U Championship on May 3, 2014! 
15U went 2-2 in the Maryland State AAU Tournament! 
14U went 2-1 in the Adidas Spring Tournament!  

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

Its' Back to Back MIT Championships!
The 16U Team went undefeated to win the 2013 MIT Championship! The team also won the 2012 MIT 15U Championship so this is back to back MIT titles!  Pictured are Coach Mac, Bobby Moore, Danny Canary, Dajuan Madden, Haywood Highsmith, Jawaun Massey, Coach Chris, Marcus Dixon, Demetrich Williams and Elijah Cooper. Not pictured are Malik Grandy, Jacob McIntosh, Kalvin Wiley, Anthony Thomas and Jeremiah Curtis.

Crusader Nation 14U
2013 VIT Champs!! 
Crusader Nation 14U went undefeated to win the Virginia Invitational Tournament at Paul VI!

Sunday 3/23/2013
Crusader Nation's 14U and 16U Teams won the Gold Championship while the 17U took Silver! 

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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