The first Basketball Academy Invitational Combine was held at The Patrick School the first weekend of June. Thirty hand picked basketball players were invited to this event as a pilot program for the Basketball Academy @ TPS. During the two day combine the players got to train with trainers like DJ Sackman, Delson and Pete Marston on the court as well as Al-Fatir Connor in the Kyrie Irving Fitness Center. In order to educate the whole athlete there we also lectures about subjects like NCAA eligibility and Nutrition.

The combine was featured on NJ Hoop Recruit and other media. 


This combine was all about the kids. How they can become better players, better students. They learned about how to eat correctly, how to be NCAA eligible. They were able to get all that knowledge in on place. The level of players were top!
— Evertone Browne, Coach at East Coast Elite
The combine was very exciting, a lot of positive energy in the gym. The works out were great, I learned a lot from each workout. The best part of the weekend was to train with DJ Sackman.
— Mark Armstrong
The Basketball Academy Invitational Combine or NJBAIC was a great experience. I learned a lot of from all of the instructors and trainers that was there. The combine was ran very efficiently, packed with tons of talent, the 5 on 5 games was very competitive. It was two days of competing and giving it your all, and I enjoyed every second of it. I want to thank everyone that made this experience possible. This was one of the best events I attended this year, and looking forward to be there next year.
— Jayden Pierre, Team RIO
The combine was the best I have ever been to. I learned so much from all the trainers. Many small details that I had never thought about. I also learned a lot from the lectures. For example to make sure I manage my time. I liked that there were different trainers to teach us different things. Not just regular drills. But the best thing with the combine was still the games. I liked playing with all the high level players and use what we had learned during the day. I would rate this weekend a 10 out of 10.
— Elliot Cadeau, Team IZOD