17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

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17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:51 am

17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta , Maine 04330

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MBR's official account for the event:
https://twitter.com/MBRRadio ( follow us) MBR Radio Network twitter account for Live Broadcast , in-game action
Tag your photos video clips, via twitter to: #MBRASW2017

https://twitter.com/MBRmaine MBRMaine twitter account is used for daily news account (UMaine, Colleges and HS)

Blue Wave Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueWaveBBall
Black Bear North Twitter https://twitter.com/BBN_Maine


Live Video stream: Will be shown on front page of MBR.ORG at game time


Public is welcome ..
7 games per day.. Admission $5 for the day..

EVENT FORMAT:
Top 10 Players representing each grade: “HS” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.. “ Next Gen” 2022, 2023, 2024 Northern Maine and Southern Maine are being invited to this highly anticipated North Vs. South preseason event.

SHOWCASE: An opportunity for fans and players alike to see the top players from Southern and Northern Maine compete, a prelude to the upcoming season. We’ll broadcast all games via MBR Video live and replays. Team photos, social media throughout the day and more…

DATES:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Boys
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Girls

LOCATION: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, November 18th (Boys)
11:00 2024 north vs south
12:15 2023 north vs south
1:30 2022 north vs south
2:45 2021 north vs south
4:00 2020 north vs south
5:15 2019 north vs south
6:30 2018 north vs south

Sunday, November 19th (Girls)
11:00 2024 north vs south
12:15 2023 north vs south
1:30 2022 north vs south
2:45 2021 north vs south
4:00 2020 north vs south
5:15 2019 north vs south
6:30 2018 north vs south
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Re: Nominate for: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:39 am

Site location: Over the years, we have moved the event to different locatiobns.. We started at Brunswick HS in 2001 , Husson University , SMCC, Saint Joseph's College, Falmouth HS, CMCC, Thomas College and others ..

This years 2017 preseason extravaganza will be held at the
Augusta Civic Center

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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:18 am

We're pleased to announce this year MBR 17th annual preseason extravaganza will be held at the Augusta Civic Center...

We invite all hoop fans to check out the early season action. Get an early look at players that you'll hear about all winter long .. Admission $5 for the day. ACC runs their famous concession area ..

To players and parent of: We'll begin inviting this week.

We'll ask for players to confirm their participation or if unable to play, we then invite the next player on our top player list. It always ends up with a great group of players representing their community in this north vs South by competition by grade .

We'll post rosters once all roster spots confirmed..
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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:22 am

Class C Dad wrote:Tom,
Why the sudden change in format for AS game?


It's been 17 years in the making .. We started the event (2001) at a time when social media, iphones, etc were not a part of media. We wanted to include and recognize players from the smaller schools as well as larger schools , so we presented games by school classifications.. It has been a special part of MBR history.. but we adapt, change and work to improve

Nowadays, twitter, FB, live streaming , phones create its own self-promotion tool for all communities, schools, etc.

So we are going to improve the event by promoting Maine's top 10 players by grade , a preseason view of the top players in this years upcoming senior class and in years to come .. This will make for an exciting weekend providing opportunities to showcase Maine Best !

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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:23 am

TheSwarm wrote:Hi Tom,
Just curious how you are getting in touch with the players, through their coaches? thanks,


We will extend invites via players / parents directly .... players can submit contact info so we have it ..tom@mbr.org The tempo for invites will be picking up as fall sports wind down ....

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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:25 am

It'll be a busy week so when your invite comes, please let us know as soon as you can whether you are available to participate or not .. We're fired up and looking forward to a great weekend ..
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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:35 am

A look-back:

We'll jump around some as we head to this years event ..
11/18 boys
11/19 - girls


2001 dunk contest ...

Video from Joe Gallant of the 2001 1st annual MBR Preseason All-Star weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkIokM1ZZE

Today's look-back.. the year was 2001 ... Brunswick HS A pretty good year for scholarship players
Dan Hammond - Bryant (D2) 2002 Brunswick
Ralph Mims - Florida State (D1) 2004 Brunswick
Ryan Mclellen - Marine Corps Team 2003 Nokomis
Jason Hight UMaine (D1) walk-on 2003 Westbrook
Jeff Holmes Bentley (D2) 2003 Cheverus
Nik Caner Medley Maryland (D1) 2002 Deering
Sean Mayo - Franklin Pierce (D2) 2003 Thornton Acad.
Aaron Spaulding St. Michaels (D2) 2002 Cape Elizabeth
Darren Mastropoalo Bucknell (D1) 2004 Falmouth
Brian Andre Buffalo to UMaine (D1) 2002 Valley

Playing in the pros ...
Nik Caner Medley Maryland (D1) 2002 Deering 2001
Nik just signed a 2 year deal .... read more on Nik since 2009 viewtopic.php?f=3&t=66106&hilit=medley

What is the key to his success you may ask ? He has the skill set, but what separates players is the drive to be the best ! Nik played for us as a young player and we watched him all the way through . I

Tomorrow girls of 2002 at Husson College

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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:40 am

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#TBTuesday One of the best ever to wear the Orange and Black, 4 year starter and All Time Dragon leading scorer with 1,916 points Ralph Mims

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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby wilcox.ernest » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:34 am

Ralph ended up playing a lot of ball in Turkey didn't he? Is he still playing?
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Re: 17th Annual MBR All Star Weekend - Nov 18 & 19

Postby Carl Parker » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:33 pm

Did not realize that MBR was including middle school players in their All-Star weekend. Interested to see who is included. There are a number of good players in the greater Bangor area.
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