At week four of the boy’s Ballers Paradise top 50 event, Javoy Thompson ‘23 was the Standout Player of the Day. The 6’7” junior guard attends Redemption Christian Academy in Troy. Thompson is from the Bronx, NY and his dream is to play college basketball and eventually go pro.
Thompson’s defense efforts and mid-range ability stood out the most in this week’s event. Thompson went on a hot streak scoring five times in a row while also coming up with two blocks in that stretch. He’s a very physical player on the defensive side of the ball and credits his childhood football instincts for that.
Ballers Paradise is an invite-only exposure event that is showcasing the Capital Regions’ elite boys and girls basketball players [ages 14-18]. The much-anticipated event is taking place again Friday, April 1, 6-7 pm for girls, 7-8 pm for boys at Gateway Sports in Cohoes, NY.
The two-hour experience includes skills, drills, 5×5 runs, and interviews. The action will be captured by some of the area’s premier videographers, edited, and published on various social media platforms giving the athletes priceless exposure.