It may have been done before but never by a team affiliated with Lightning or Island Garden!
Crown Basketball has been on the road for most of July traveling from one event to another where they played in front of literally hundreds if not thousands of college coaches during what is known as the NCAA LIVE PERIOD.
This past week alone Crown Basketball, led by its Director and Head Coach Chris Diasparra, won the Atlantic City Live Tournament and then the Buzzer Beater hosted by the Hoop Group. This is a tremendous accomplishment by any team. It certainly reflects the strength of Crown Basketball and its players and coaches as well as all of Long Island basketball.
Crown finished the year with a record of 36-7, 21-4 in July and two Live Period Championships.
As Coach Diasparra said, “this is a very special group”. We here at Lightning and Island Garden say “it could be a once in a lifetime group”.
We extend our congratulations and deepest respect.