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how Karron found his own way after his fathers murder.
Telep Congratulatory letter to Tony on 20 years of
The survivor, Tony Squire has kept
basketball program going for 20 years. See story By
JEFF WHITE TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER.
Squire player "Nero" commits to Georgia State.
Georgia State has picked up a couple of North Carolina
junior college players, adding to what it calls “perhaps
the most highly-regarded signing class in school history.” Panthers
coach Rod Barnes has signed Jamar Taylor, a 6-foot-8
forward, and Mi’kyel Nero, a 6-4 guard, from
Brunswick Community College in Supply, about 25 miles
southwest of Wilmington. “ Jamar Taylor and Mi’kyel
Nero are excellent additions to our program,” Barnes
said in a statement released by the school. “Coach
[Walter] Shaw runs a strong program at Brunswick, so
these two young men have been well-coached and are
ready to contribute at the Division I level. Nero,
who will have three years of eligibility left at GSU,
averaged 10.8 points a game at Brunswick last season.
Taylor, who will have two years left, averaged 8.1
points and 6.7 rebounds (Summer , 2009).
of Squire Players at Southern Invitational
||Summer , 2007
Lenny Daniels (2008,
This long, thin forward was one of the more impressive players
of the weekend. He is a terrific transition player who uses his
speed, length and leaping ability to score with ease. The face
up forward is very active on the offensive end. When he is not
blowing by defenders off the dribble, Lenny can be found battling
inside for offensive rebounds. Because he always in constant motion,
he has a knack for finding the ball. That also leads him to frequent
trips to the free throw line. Lenny had one of the more explosive
plays of the weekend with a drive and vicious throw down. He also
showed he can play some with his back to the basket as he used
a spin move to score in the post. Lenny is a fantastic player and
no doubt a high major prospect.
James Tyler (2008, 7-2 C)
James is a massive player. He’s tough to keep off the boards
or away from the basket. His size combined with solid hands and
good touch around the basket makes him quite the prospect. James
is somewhat slow and dominates more with power than speed. His
conditioning could certainly use improvement and will likely go
a long way towards determining how good he becomes.
James Mills (2008, 5-11 PG)
James is a quick, penetrating guard. He’s more of a scoring
point that a distributor. He showed he’s capable of hitting
the three point shot as well as a slashing to the hoop.
Karron Johnson (2009, 6-8 SF)
Karron is a well built and very long forward. He plays on the wing
a lot. He has the ability to knock down the three point shot.
Karron also can beat his man off the dribble and finish in the
lane. He’s a tough match-up because of his size and skill
||Summer , 2007
Tournament play is well on its way for
the 2006-2007 season. The Squires 14's play in the Crab
City Classic Champions by Team Melo 5-0, and finished
in third place at the AAU State Tournament 3-2
The Squires 15's made to the Elite Eight at the Southern Invitational
and placed second at the AAU State Tournament 4-2.
Squires 16's made it to the Elite Eight at Charlie Weber Spring
Fling playing in 17/Under Division, and First Place AAU State Champions
Squires 17's ( Sophomore Squad) Silver Bracket Champions Southern
Charlie Weber competed in the championship round 2-1, and finished
in 6th Place at the AAU State Tournament 2-2.
Squires 17's (Greenway) finished Elite Eight in Gold Bracket Southern
Invitational 3-1 and
placed 3rd at the AAU State Tournament 4-2. Go the our news page
||June 22, 2007
| Squires & BBall
||May 15, 2007
|Congratulations to Squires Richmond program
for there stellar performance at Five-Star Basketball Camp
at Hampden-Sydney College.
Bracket Champions 17/Under (Sophomore Squad) at the
Squires 17/Under (Sophomore Squad) competed in the Southern Invitational
by HoopGroup.com by becoming the 2007 Silver Bracket Champions!!!
Squires 17/Under (Sophomore Squad) coached by Kevin Johnson, and
Charles Hendrix finished 1-1 in pool play allowing them to advance
in the playoff bracket. The team had impressive wins by beating
the Suffolk Blazers, Brooklyn Heat, and a championship victory
by beating the Maryland Crusaders. Mykel Nero had an impressive
tournament, and was selected on the all-tournament team. Coach
Johnson was very proud of the effort that all the guys gave by
not quitting when we was down by 15 in the championship game.
Finishes in the Elite Eight at the Southern Invitational
Squires 15's competed in the Southern Invitational by finishing
2-0 in pool play, and advancing to the Gold Playoff Bracket. In
the first round of the playoffs the team had an impressive win
by beating the Washington Shock. After the victory the team advanced
to the Elite Eight by losing to 2007 Tournament Champions DC Assault
in a devastating lost. The team led by Jerail Howertown also competed
in the AAU State Tournament by placing second losing to BW Peninsula.
Stay tuned as the 15/Under squad compete in the Tournament of Champions
during Memorial Day Weekend.
Squad (Greenway) Finished in the Elite Eight at the
Squires 17/Under Squad (Greenway) competed in the Southern Invitational
by finished 2-0 in pool play. The 17/Under team beat two teams
by slaughter rule, and easily dominating pool play. The 17/Under
team then destroyed Lynchburg Hoops in the first round of the playoffs.
After advancing in the first round of the playoffs Squires then
competed against 2007 Tournament Champions DC Assault. The Squires
17's dominated DC Assault throughout the game until the last 17
seconds,when the team lost their composure. In overtime the team
could not hold, and was sent home in a heartbreaking lost. Lenny
Daniels was selected by HoopGroup to be on the All-Tournament team.
The Squires 17's (Greenway) will regroup and compete at the Tournament
of Champions during Memorial Day Weekend by basketball guru Bob
Squires 16's wins AAU State
Championship back to back!!!
The Squires 16/Under team competed in the AAU State Championship,
and was not able to compete in the Southern Invitational. The 16/Under
team finished 5-0 throughout the tournament. Everyone contributed
to the team success, and is looking for a three peat in next years
state tournament. Coach Tuck and staff believes that this team
could be really special this year and can be a national contender.
The team chemistry was great throughout the state tournament. The
16/Under team has been played hard in the early part of the season
by playing up a division in most tournaments. The hard work paid
off, and again congratulations to the Squires 16's State.
||April 25, 2007
Squires 14/Under participated in the 1st Annual Crab City Classic
sponsored by Team Melo in Baltimore, Maryland. Squires 14-Under/8th
grade team had an impressive performance in which they finished
5-0, and were the tournament champions. The newly assembled team
performed at a very high level and turned a lot of heads. They
dominated Team Future, Philly USA, and Triple Threat in pool play.
In the playoff round for the Gold division Squires 14's competed
against nationally ranked Virginia Pride beating them by 11 points.
In the championship the Squires 14's performed at a high level
and captured a win against the Maryland Bulls. " It was a
definitely a team effort, and everyone on the team contributed
greatly to our success. With this performance we truly think that
we can become national contenders." said by Squires 14's coaching
staff consisting of Antwain Fletcher, Marquis Allen, Trey Scruggs,
and Al Taylor. Tyvon Williams, Erik Moody, Quishad Williams, and
Jusin Anderson led the team in scoring at least in one game throughout
the tournament. Deiandre Alston and Anthony Williams along with
the rest of the supporting cast made major contributionsto the
teams success. Thanks to all who participated all and athe hard
work of the player paid off. The team will be competing this weekend
in the state tournament at the VCU Siegal Center, in Richmond,
Squires 15's will be competing this weekend in the state tournament,
although the 15-Under/9th grade will receive an automatic bid to
the 15-Under/9th grade AAU Nationals for placing in the top 16
in the country last summer they still are going to take the state
crown home. Brooks and staff has been working extremely hard to
ensure that his athletes be on top at the state level. The 15's
was very competitive playing up in the Easter Hoop Fest by Charlie
Weber by beating Lebron James 15's. Last weekend at the Crab City
Classic in Baltimore, Maryland the 15's struggled in the beginning
but ended their tournament play off with a 2-2 record. Please support
the 15's this weekend as they compete for the AAU state title.
Tournament News 17's
Squires 17's (Sophomore Squad) competed in the Charlie Weber tournament
by finishing first in their pool by dominating the first two
games. They finished 2-1, in pool play and lost in the Gold Championship
bracket in the first round. This was the 17's sophomore squad
first major event and did an exceptional job. " I am still
concerned about our team consistency, however I think we had
some good showings at the tournament, and we definitely got our
kids some looks." said by Coach Kevin Johnson. Still keep
our 17's (Sophomore Squad) coach Charles Hendrix as he is recovering
from his MCL and ACL knee surgery.
||April 04, 2007
Richmond will be participating in the Easter Hoop Fest
on April 6-8, 2007. Charlie Weber tournament in Washington
D.C. is a major exposure events, and allows for college
coaches to being to look at the top AAU prospects from
last year. Squires 15's will play up in the 16 year old
division. Squires 16's will also play up and compete
in competitive pool, and Squires 17's (Greenway) is one
of the tournaments teams to watch. For more information
on pool play, and scheduling of games for the weekend
please go to: www.charlieweberbasketball.com/.
The Squires 17's (Hendrix) will be playing locally at the U-Turn
Warriors basketball tournament. The tournament will be a great
tune up for the team as they are preparing to play in Bob Gibbons
basketball tournament. Stay tuned for next week as report the teams
||April 04, 2007
14's participated in the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament
last weekend. The newly assembled 14/Under competed in
their first tournament only being together as a team
for only a few weeks. Squires 14's went 2-1 in pool play
by beating Kentucky Thunder, DBC Kingdom Elite, and losing
to the 9th team in the country Indy Fast Break. The team
then advanced to the playoff round to play the nationally
ranked Georgia Stars, and lost by one point on a missed
put back with one second remaining. The coaching staff
believes that ones the team builds more chemistry that
they can potentially be the sleeper team in the country.
The team will be competing in the Team Melo's Invitational
basketball tournament the third weekend of April. Stay
tuned for more 14/under updates.
Compete in Columbus, Ohio
||March 29, 2007
14 Under/8th grade Reebok Traveling team will be competing
in their first tournament in Columbus, Ohio at the 3rd
Annual Buckeye Prep Invitational this weekend. Squires
Richmond will be competing against some 14 Under/8th
grade powerhouses such as: RBK All-Stars, Ohio Basketball
Club, Seattle Rotary Black, Team Next, and many more.
Stay tuned as we keep you updated on the teams performance.
||March 19, 2007
to the Squires 14U in their performance at the New York
Adidas Phenonm camp. Players included: Justin Anderson,
Erik Moody, Tyquan Moody, Dakota Youngblood, Tyvon Williams,
DeAndre Alston, Quyshaud Williams. Tyquan Moody,Justin
Anderson, Quyshaud Williams, Erik Moody, and Tyvon Williams
received top performer acknowledgements. Please feel
free to visit
http://www.nyphenom.com/ for report of camp. Also, some of the
following sites will be posting report as well: www.elite75prep.com,
||March ,7 2007
to Squire player Antone Exum had an outstanding year
at Deep Run High School leading his team in scoring by
averaging 19.4 points per game. He was the second leading
scorer in the Colonial District, and compiled many assists
and steals for his team. Antone Exum will be playing
for the 16/Under Squire basketball team. Antone is also
a phenomenal football player for Deep Run High School.
||Feb. 28, 2007
to Squire basketball player Erik Moody who has had a
stellar performance with Evangel Christian School in
Chester Virginia. The young prospect has really been
a major piece into the success of the basketball program.
The young Moody is starting on the Varsity Men's Basketball
team, and is one the teams top performers. Evangel Eagles
journeyed 3 hours in the first round of the state playoffs
to face North Cross in Roanoke Virginia. The Eagles dominated
the game from the beginning, and defeated the Raiders
of North Cross 69-61. "Erik Moody had one of the
greatest performances in his young athletic career, he
was really in the zone, and when Erik is in the zone
he can be the most dangerous 8th grader in the country," said
Assistant Coach Marquis Allen. Erik Moody had a triple
double scoring 21 points, 13 steals, and 10 assist. Congratulations
to Squire player Nehemiah Thompson for his strong inside
play as well.
Congratulations to current Squire players Scooter Renkin, Jerail
Howerton,Jacob McGee,Nehimah Thompson,Erik Moody,Jacob Hagy,and
Brian Wallace who has helped thier respective teams to the state
Stay tuned for next week as we feature
more Squire basketball players that are all reaching
new heights in their basketball careers.
||Feb. 26, 2007
Congratulations to Squire coaches Antone Exum, and Hannibal Tuck
who has worked hard on turning around Huguenot High School boys
Varsity basketball program. After going 4-18 last season the Falcons
improved their 2006-07 season 20-4. The Falcons made school history
by capturing the Central Region title, and advancing to the region
semi-finals facing number one ranked Highland Springs. The Falcons
played Highland Springs tough, and which many teams have not done
this year. Congratulations to the entire Huguenot boys basketball
program for putting in their hard work. We will also like to recognize
Antwain Fletcher who was very instrumental in the development of
the Falcons basketball players, by spending countless hours in
the gym during the summer workouts.
Congratulations to Squire coaches Charles Hendrix,Marquis Allen,
and Kevin Johnson who has coached a remarkable season at Evangel
Christian School. Evangel Christian School will compete in the
Division III Virginia Independent School State Tournament for the
first time in school history. Continue to keep up the good work,
and congratulations to the entire Evangel Christian School basketball
Founder Tony Squire will like to thank all Squire coaches for volunteering
countless hours in developing some of the top talents in the country.
Founder Tony Squire and his coaches has really worked hard in making
Squire Richmond one of the top boys AAU basketball clubs in the
Thanks again for your hard work the program really appreciate on
how much you have helped us on the website.
Jognson, Walking the Walk
||Feb. 13, 2007
Sophomore Chris Johnson has overcome his mother's death
and his own timidity on his path to the LSU Tigers' starting
by Amy Brittain
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||Feb. 07, 2007
Jerail Howerton is in his freshman year playing for George
Washington High School in Danville, Virginia is currently
number one in the state. He is the backup point guard
for his high school, and has had some stellar performance.
He has came off the bench and scored 26 points and compling
many assists. Jerail has worked hard, got in great basketball
shape, and is looking forward for this AAU season.
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||Feb. 07, 2007
Squire 6'10 Julian Gamble has had a stellar basketball
career, and will be attending the University of Miami
on a full basketball scholarship. Julian is finishing
up his high school career at Southern High School in
Durham, North Carolina where he is averaging 17 points
per game. He has worked hard through the Squire program,
and will continue to reach many new heights in the game
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||Feb. 07, 2007
to Hoopscooponline,the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington
D.C. area is known for having elite basketball programs
at the high school, prep school, and AAU levels. "And
when you broaden the horizon to also include the entire
states of Maryland and Virginia, it gets even better,
as the Boo Williams Summer League Team, Richmond Squires,
and Baltimore Select also fall into this elite category;"
||Jan. 03, 2007
to Squire 16/Under player Chris Richardson who is helping
Waccamaw Academy, in Whiteville, North Carolina rebuild
their program. At the Topsail High School Holiday Tournament,
Chris Richardson had a career high weekend over three
games with 90 points, 43 rebounds, and 19 blocks.
Soon to Turn 20
||Jan. 03, 2007
Richmond has been serving the Richmond area for nearly
twenty years, and stay tuned for the 20 year celebration.
Founder Tony Squire started the organization in 1988
with an vision of providing area basketball talent with
exposure, character, and leadership skills. Mr. Squire
would like to thank everyone who has participated in
the program thus far, and who is currently to working
||Dec. 24 2006
to Squires 14 & Under player EriK Moody. Erik attended
the Addias Jr. Regional Phenom Camp in North Carolina
and won co/MVP with Benard Sullivan. Erik also received
a invitation to the National Phenom 150 camp in San Diego.
||Dec. 16 2006
Vernon Hamilton is off to an another strong start to
the season for the Clemson Tigers where is currently
averaging 11.3 points, 4 assists, and 1.7 steals per
Alumni Joe Posey has had some stellar
offensive performances with James Madison University
during his sophmore year where is currently averaging
13.3 points per game.
Stay tuned for next week as we feature two more Squire Alumni who
is currently accomplishing great things at their prospective schools.
7'2" Baby Shak gives a verbal commitment to LSU.
||October. 16 2006
looks like LSU assistant coach Butch Pierre is more than
making up for the fact
that LSU didn't land a single player in last year's recruiting
class, as the Tigers have yet another player in the fold
this fall. This time we're talking about 7'2 Jr James
Tyler from Lenoir (Patterson School) NC, who is ranked
#23 nationally in the junior class by the HOOP SCOOP
and was ranked #57 overall and #11 at the center position
by the HOOP SCOOP at the Reebok ABCD Camp. Tyler is a
physical specimen with soft hands, excellent skills,
a good hook shot, and surprising mobility for somebody
who is 330 pounds. So it's fitting that this guy who
they call "Baby Shaq" would want to follow
in the footsteps and attend that the same school that
the original Shaq attended from 1989 to 1991. And, if
Tyler keeps working on his mobility, agility, and coordination
and continues to improve his conditioning, he could have
the same type of potential as Shaquille O'Neal. Remember,
big men develop late and this is especially good news
for LSU head coach John Brady, who already has lost one
big man (Tyrus Thomas) early to the NBA Draft and probably
will lose another one (Glen Davis) next spring.
Squires' Make All ACC Teams
||March. 20 2006
SQUIRE PLAYER: Vernon Hamilton voted to ACC's All Defensife
team. Clemson junior guard Vernon Hamilton highlighted
the ACC's All-Defensive team. He received 91 votes, second-most
behind Duke's Williams, Hamilton's 78 steals this season
set a Clemson single-season record, and he also became
the school's all-time career steals leader with 196 in
just under three seasons. His average of 2.23 steals
per game ranks in the ACC's all-time top 10. Other
SQUIRE PLAYER freshman Tyrese
Rice captured ACC All-Freshman Team honors
Squire Shawn Taggart
||FEB. 20 2006
SQUIRES’ PLAYERS: Excelling Honolulu, HI. Squires’ Shawn
Taggart (George Wythe, Mount Zion) is a freshman on the
Iowa State Cyclone basketball team thatplayed in the
Rainbow Classic in Hawaii December 21-23. Continue...
OF NEW GOVERNOR TIM KAINE
||Jan. 16 2006
SQUIRE ATTENDS INAUGURATION OF NEW GOVERNOR TIM KAINE
Tony Squire, Richmond's
first AAU basketball leader and his son Anthony with
Governor Tim Kaine. Governor Kaine has known Tony for
many years and says he will continue to follow Tony's
work and the Squire's program. Governor Kaine has said
on numerous occasions what a good job the Squires organization
has done since bringing the first AAU basketball program
to Richmond in 1988.
||Sept. 9, 2005
SQUIRE player Vern Hamilton(Clemson basketball Guard)
just finished going one on one with Grant Hill(NBA basketball
from a former SQUIRE player"
||Sept., 9, 2005
I just found your website, and I wanted
to write you after all these years to say thank you.
Playing AAU ball for your program taught me many lessons
about life and hard-work. I have no doubt that the
experience has helped me in my education and career.
After graduating Monacan in 1994, I
went to West Point where I graduated in 1998. I never
tried out for the basketball team there, but I could
compete with members of the team anytime we had an
open gym. After West Point, I was in the Army for five
years, and I went to business school at the University
of South Carolina--graduating with an MBA in 2003.
Following business school, I decided that I wanted
to be a lawyer so I enrolled in law school in DC at
GWU where I will graduate next year. I plan to stay
in DC, and I already have a job with a firm that I
will start after graduation. I only mention the things
that I have done, because I truly feel that you and
Coach Bynum helped connect with me as a teenager the
importance of an education.
Well, one of these days, I hope to see
you when I am passing through Richmond. I still try
to follow the careers of some of my old teammates like
Darren Sharper and Mike Curtis. If you ever see any
of those guys I used to play with, please tell them
hello. Keep doing great things in Richmond.
||May 20, 2005
15U: Take it all in Hampton.
| Clarence "Big
House" Gaines Passing
||April, 17 2005
Squire: Basketball will miss a great coach
Hall of Famer Clarence "Big House" Gaines,
one of college basketball's winningest coaches during
his 47 seasons at Winston-Salem State, died Monday,
his daughter said. He was 81. Gaines entered a hospital
on Friday with heart problems, a family member told
WRAL-TV in Raleigh. He was released Saturday but had
a stroke and returned to Forsyth Medical Center. Lisa
Gaines McDonald told The Associated Press that her
father died at 9:10 p.m. Monday, possibly from complications
related to a stroke. See