Gotham Hoops was launched in 2009 in a mission to spotlight under recruited boy's high school basketball student-athletes throughout Greater New York City.
Founder Ray Anczelowicz (LIU Brooklyn '15) attended regularly scheduled prep and post-grad games, evaluating rising prospects in the area. Scouting reports were shared with college coaches and connected local recruits with national programs.
In 2014 we hosted our first-ever event. The Inaugural Gotham Hoops Invitational hosted 40 of the best men's college basketball seniors from the Tri-State Area. Participants compete before local fans and international scouts each year. Event alumni have gone onto sign pro contracts in the NBA, G League and EuroLeague.
The Gotham Hoops Classic debuted in 2018 and hosted 17 boy's prep and post-grad basketball programs. Teams traveled from all over the U.S. and Ontario to participate. More than 200 recruits played in front of college and pro scouts.
"The essence of basketball is here in New York City and, Gotham Hoops has worked hard to establish itself as an ambassador to develop the game." — Eric Perugini, Vice President of Krossover
"I see scouting publications like Gotham Hoops as the future of this business... as a college coach it's about connecting with the experts like Gotham Hoops." — Greg Kristof, CEO of Zero Gravity
"I can always count on Ray when recruiting pro players. He knows what he is talking about and his scouting reports and inputs have always been spot on." - Benedikt Guðmundsson, Head Coach of Thor AK
"Partnering with Ray and Gotham Hoops has had tremendous growth for a company like BODYARMOR." - Blaise Ffrench, Marketing Manager