At Concord , NH this past weekend, the New York men's basketball team won the NHTI New Year’s Tip-Off men’s basketball tournament for the first time in three years. In the opening game against host NHTI (ranked #6 in the USCAA), the Knights overwhelmed the home team 85-45 to advance to the championship game against the University of Maine-Augusta. Berkeley followed up with an equally impressive 75-48 victory to secure the tournament championship. Overall, the Knights improved their record to 8-6 and currently own a modest three-game winning streak.

Freshman forward Jose Stable (Brooklyn, NY/EBC HS for Public Service), named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, posted consecutive double-doubles with a 23 point-14 rebound performance against NHTI and then a 19 point-11 rebound effort against UMA. Freshman center Elijah Craig ( Brooklyn , NY /Seward Park) averaged 10 points and four blocks, while pulling down 19 rebounds total for both games and was named to the All-Tournament team. Honorable mention also goes out to freshman guard Jovan Bovell ( Jamaica , NY/Jamaica) who averaged 15 points per game for the weekend.