Welcome to Coach B’s blog. Here's where you'll find all the Xs and Os about press, man vs. zone defense, fast breaks, and substitutes. It's all Pine Crest hoops, all the time! I'll keep you updated on our mission for a State Championship, provide you with a sneak peak of our upcoming 2014-15 basketball campaign, and share some knowledge about the ins and outs of the season. I'll also try to address any pertinent questions along the way that you have about our season, the players, and our coaches.
Soon We Will Hear the Sounds of the Spaulding Basketballs Bouncing on the Court in the Stacy Gym
9/15/2014
Yes, the season is getting closer and tryouts will begin on Monday 10/27 at 4:00.

Gibbons Defeats Pine Crest 72 to 57
12/12/2013
It takes two halves against a good team to come out on top.

Pine Crest Beats Seminole Ridge H.S. 59-37
11/13/2013
The young Panthers took advantage Seminole Ridge's Football success as they compete in the State 8A Football playoffs. Several of their key players were not available for the opening of the Benjamin Tipoff.

The 9th Annual Green and White Game
11/13/2013
The 9th Annual Green and White Game will be held in Stacy Gym on 11/16 in the afternoon at 2:30. Free admission and open to the public. Please come and support the Panthers.

City of Fort Lauderdale Proclaims "Pine Crest Panther Basketball Day"
5/2/2012
Mayor Jack Seiler and the City of Fort Lauderdale proclaimed May 1st at "Pine Crest Panther Boys Basketball Day". The team was given the Proclamation at City Hall.

Pine Crest Wins a Squeaker
2/22/2012
By Fabian Lyon: In yet another down-to-the-wire, fourth quarter battle, Pine Crest found a new way to pull out a heart-stopping victory. Read more at Miami Herald.

Panthers Win Big in Televised Game
1/21/2012
Pine Crest Panthers boys basketball "rolled over" University School in a Jan. 20 Comcast televised game Friday night.


Kreul Tournament
12/14/2011
View the 2011 Kreul Classic Tournament Brackets.

Panthers Have a New Look for the Season
11/21/2011
The Panthers will reveal a new look this season with new black (away) and new white (home) uniforms as well as new shooting shirts. The trend across the country with many college teams is the color black has been used to help focus and define the initial school colors.

Coaches to Visit 5th Annual Open Gym October 5th in Stacy Gym
9/15/2011
This is open to all boys who plan to try out for the Basketball Program. Time: 6:30 Stacy Gym.

In the Spotlight…
9/15/2011
Junior Veerain Gupta is a quiet, unassuming person who has shown major improvement this summer. He is the kind of person, player that every team needs to win a championship. It is very unfortunate that Veerain suffered a torn ACL this past week and will be a loss for the season.

Ambitious Schedule Planned for the 2011-2012 Season as Pine Crest moves up to 4A
9/12/2011
Assistant Coach Ian Singer who has worked diligently to create new experiences, as well as playing against teams that will be a challenge this coming season, has done an outstanding job with a regular season 25 game schedule.

Brandon Knight: "There's a lot that I need to work on"
6/28/2011
Matt Watson in Detroit Pistons Draft News

Brandon Knight is not a finished product.

He knows how to score, but he isn't terribly efficient. He has good length, but he's also rail thin. He can find the open man, but that man isn't always his teammate. There's no denying it: Brandon Knight has flaws.

The Ball Bounces from Pine Crest to Kentucky and Now the Detroit Pistons…
6/27/2011
The former Pine Crest Star and University of Kentucky player was selected 8th in the first round of the NBA draft.  Brandon Knight, as expected, was the second guard picked (Kyrie Irving from Duke was selected first) by the Detroit Pistons.

Brandon Knight '10 Declares for NBA Draft
4/21/2011
Fabian Lyon, Miami Herald -  Kentucky freshman star Brandon Knight, a Pine Crest graduate, declared for the NBA Draft but has not hired an agent – leaving open the option of staying in school.
Past Blog Entries
2014-15 Boys Varsity Basketball Team

Seniors:
Nick Nolting: 6'7
Alan Sacks: 6'0
Jonah Scrudders: 6'1
Antonio Vrankovic: 6'11
Juniors:
Garrison Bentz: 6'4
Tim Cox: 6'2
Kyle Garfinkel, 6'0
Luke Mansour: 6'1
Sophomores:
Chris Marzouca: 5'7
Freshmen:
Chris Alexander: 6'0
Blake Guillaume: 5'10
Chandler Pollock: 6'3
Miles Polley: 5'11

Head Coach:
David Beckerman

Assistant Coaches:
Ike Smith
Ed Waite
Essie Hollis

Trainer:
Garrick Edwards

Managers:
Max Rubinoff
Jason Meisel
Brett Baker
Pine Crest Alumni Currently Playing Basketball in College

Andy Wang - MIT

Brandon Knight - www.nba.com/bucks

Romas Marcinkevicius - New York University

Matt Milk - St. Francis of Brooklyn

Billy Thompson, Jr. - Evangel University (Springfield, Missouri)
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