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NEW HEAD VARSITY BOYS' BASKETBALL COACH - BDJ ACADEMY
Coach Bruce Spruell accepted the head varsity boys' basketball coaching position at Bluford Drew Jeminson S.T.E.M. Academy in Baltimore City for the 2013-2014 winter season. Congratulations!!!
Coach Spruell was the head JV/Assistance boys' varsity coach for Bladensburg H.S. for the 2012-2013 winter season. Coach Spruell guided his JV team to 13-7 record.
Coach Spruell held the head boys' JV coaching position at Chesapeake H.S. for the 2011-2012 winter season. Coach Spruell guided his team to a 10-9 record.
Hoop for Your Dreams Basketball Showcase Event
MAYS 15u/10th Grade AAU team participated in the “Hoop for Your Dreams Basketball Showcase Event” on Saturday, August 4, 2012. This event was conducted in Coach Bruce hometown (Tabernacle Baptist Church Gymnasium) in Burlington, New Jersey. Special appearances were made by NBA Sacramento Kings star Jason Thompson and Philadelphia 76ers Lavoy Allen. Pictured with the MAYS team the new head coach for Rider University, Kevin Baggett.
MAYS 15u/10th Grade AAU team pictured with NBA Sacramento Kings star Jason Thompson.
Hoop for Your Dreams Basketball Showcase Event All Star players
Congratulations to the MAYS players who made the Sacramento Kings, Jason Thompson All star team, Charles Meiklejohn, Bruce Spruell and Adam Ogbonuba. For winning the all star game each player received 2 free tickets to the next NBA game when Sacramento Kings plays the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb 1st in Philadelphia.
Congratulations to the MAYS player who made the Philadelphia 76ers Lavoy Allen All star team, Teron Owens, Jr..
MAYS 12U AA COUNTY CHAMPIONS !!! & HYSL 9TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT 2012 CHAMPIONS!!!
Congratulations to the MAYS 12u Winter Boys' Basketball team for being the Anne Arundel County League 2011-2012 Champions and the HYSL 9th Annual Invitational Tournament 12 & Under 2012 Champions!!!
MAYS 15u Runners up!!!
MAYS 9th Grade/15u team were runners up in the Potomac Valley Big Bump II Father’s Day Tournament on 16-17 June 2012.
MAYS 7-8 Year Old Winter Boys' Basketbal Team 2011-2012
MAYS Hornets 7-8 year old team are participating in two (2) winter leagues this 2011-2012 winter season; Chick Webb (Baltimore) & Elvaton/Buccaneers (Anne Arundel County). From front left the following players are; Kanye Fields, Bryson Spruell, Amir Sommerville, Joshua Chambers, Back left; Assistant Coach Frank Chambers, Byron Smith Jr., Amir Thomas, Malik Davis, Jovian Sloman, Rasean Howard, Zach Rodriguez and Head Coach Darnell Spruell.
2011 AAU Maryland District 14u/8th Grade Runner up!!!
MAYS 14u/8th Grade are the 2011 Maryland District AAU Runner up Champions!!! Congratulations to the following; front left Kahlil Newkirk, Bruce Spruell, Eric Brown Jr., Danny Dion, Carlos Scaggs. Back left; Adam Ogbonuba, Trent Smoot, Trey Chambers,Vincent Marshall, Regale Goings, and Daivon Tapscott. Coaches; Jerry Mason, Bruce Spruell, Frank Chambers and Larry Goings. This MAYS team also represented the state of Maryland in the Division III AAU National Tournament in Hampton Virginia and placed 5th in this contest. Congratulations again!!!
2011 National Capital Classic Champion 14u/8th Grade
MAYS 14u/8th Grade are the 2011 National Capital Classic Champions!!! This tournament was held in Chantilly Virginia. Congratulations to the following; front left Carlos Scaggs, Kahlil Newkirk, Bruce Spruell, Eric Brown Jr, Danny Dion, Vincent Marshall. Back left; Regale Goings, Adam Ogbonuba, Larry Boyd Jr., Daivon Tapscott. Coaches; Bruce Spruell Sr., Frank Chambers, Jerry Mason, Larry Going and Team Administrator; Gloria Scaggs.
MAYS 14u/8th Grade are the 2011 Flames Summer Challenge 8th Grade 14u Tournament Champions!!! This tournament was held in Boyds Maryland. Congratulations to the following; front left Danny Dion, Kahlil Newkirk, Eric Brown Jr., Bruce Spruell, Back left; Vincent Marshall, Daivon Tapscott, Adam Ogbonuba, Larry Boyd Jr., Regale Goings, and Trent Smoot.
2010 MAYS/Crusader Nation 13u Boys' AAU Basketball Team Placed 2nd in Super Regional Tournament
MAYS/Crusader Nation 13 and under boys' Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball team placed second (runner-up) in the 2010 AAU Super Regional basketball tournament in Downington, PA. From the left and behind are Coach Frank Chambers, Colin McCabe, Shane Nelson, Larry Boyd Jr., Adam Ogbonuba, Matthew Egan and Head Coach Bruce Spruell Sr. From left in front are Carlos Scaggs, Seth Madden, Bruce Spruell Jr., and Jaelin Alburg. Missing are Frank "Trey" Chambers Jr., Isaiah Nelson, and David Martin. This placement provided this local team the opportunity to represent the state of Maryland in the 2010 AAU Division II National Championship Tournament in Memphis, TN.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! To the undefeated Maryland Academy of Youth Sports (MAYS) 12-13u Anne Arundel County "Division A" Boy's Winter Basketball Team 2009-2010 CHAMPIONS!!!
SportsPlex Undefeated Summer Champions 2009
Maryland Academy of Youth Sports (MAYS) 2009 boys' 12 & under basketball team finished their season undefeated and placed first in the Maryland Sports Plex 12 & Under Tuesday Night Summer Basketball League in Severna Park. The following players on this team are front left; Jack Shugars, Frank "Trey" Chambers III, Bruce Spruell II, Jared Noble, David Martin. Back row left; Isaiah Nelson, Colin McCabe, A. Farooq Dura and Kyle Andrews.
MAYS 12u Winter Boys' Basketball Team 2008-2009 Champions in Columbia Raven & GGB Terps League!!!
Maryland Academy of Youth Sports (MAYS) 2008-2009 boys' 12 & Under Winter Basketball Team went undefeated and placed first in the Columbia Ravens 12u Sunday Basketball League. MAYS 12u team also placed first in the Greater Glen Burnie (GGB) Terps 12 & Under Sunday Basketball League. Unfortunately, MAYS 12u team fell one win short of placing first in the Anne Arundel County 12u Division "A" Saturday Basketball League taking second place. The following players to be congratulated are front left; Isaiah Nelson, Bruce Spruell II, Korey Beamon, Parker Gesualdi, Trevelin Queen. Second row back left; Armani Simmons, Kyle Andrew, Evan Fisher, Terrence Durham Jr. and coach Bruce Spruell Sr. MAYS would like to thank their sponsor Greenway Orthodontics.
2007 Runners up!!! 10 & Under AAU team
MAYS Hornets 10 & Under were runner-up to Sam Cassell All-stars in the Maryland State District Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Championship game on April 29, 2007 at Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland. Sam Cassell (Los Angeles Clippers) presented the MAYS Hornets their awards. MAYS will be competing in the 10 and under AAU National tournament held in Coco Beach Florida starting July 15th. From front left the following individuals are; Jaylen Avery, Khalid Slocum, Bruce Spruell II, Isaiah Nelson. Back left; Sam Cassell, Jalen Smith, Clayton Lipscomb, Charles Meiklejohn, James Smith, Dominic Hess, Kory Beaman, and coach Bruce Spruell Sr.