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DEC 07
11:30
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2020
THE GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS DEBUTS IN JULY 2021
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The travel basketball landscape took a much needed trajectory upward last week with the announcement of The Grassroots Basketball Association by The Hoop Group, HoopSeen, and NY2LA Sports.  The collaboration and unity of the three largest and most impactful independent travel basketball brands to form this exciting new platform created a needed balance and opportunity for some of the best   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 61
DEC 04
10:01
AM EST
2020
BROOKSHIRE PACES KICKAPOO
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Missouri bound 2021 PG Anton Brookshire scored 22 points kicked out 7 assists grabbed 6 rebounds and collected 3 steals in a Kickapoo (MO) win on Thursday.

 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 61
 
DEC 01
12:15
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2020
THE GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION DEBUTS IN 2021
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The three biggest independent travel basketball organizations have partnered to create the largest and most impactful platform in the country. NY2LA Sports, Hoop Group and HoopSeen will all be a part of The Grassroots Basketball Association in 2021.    The need to have the best platform possible for college bound student-athletes has been forefront in each organization’s   More...
 
 
OCT 26
03:45
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2020
2020 NY2LA SPORTS FUTURES CAMP - PART 12 - CLASS OF 2024 ALL-CAMP STANDOUTS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual NY2LA Sports Futures Camp tipped this past weekend and once again it featured an electric group of talent in the 2021-2024 classes.  Some of the top 2024 prospects in the Midwest were on the hardwood and once again they made their presence felt.  We continue our coverage with a look at that standouts from the 2024 class from this past weekend… 2024 Camp   More...
 
 
OCT 21
11:45
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2020
2020 NY2LA SPORTS FUTURES CAMP RECAP - PART 11
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While these players have yet to step on the court of a high school game, many of them still came to play to have impressive showings.  Here’s a glance at a handful of 2024 standouts from the 2020 installment of the NY2LA Sports Futures Camp James Brown – F/C – 6’9” – St. Rita (IL) While just a freshman, Brown is already 6’9” with a good   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 61
OCT 20
05:45
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2020
THE 2020 BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL RECAP
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Basketball Invitational presented by Robert Yanders and The Basketball Movement hit the hardwood in Springfield, Missouri this past weekend and a talented group of attendees impressed front start to finish with the effort, energy, and production.  Here’s a quick look at some of the standouts… TOP PERFORMERS (Note – Listed in alphabetical order) Trevon Brazile   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 61
 
OCT 13
12:00
PM EST
2020
2020 NY2LA SPORTS FUTURES CAMP RECAP - PART 4 - CLASS OF 2022 ALL-CAMP STANDOUTS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual NY2LA Sports Futures Camp tipped this past weekend and once again it featured an electric group of talent in the 2021-2024 classes.  Some of the top 2022 prospects left on the board in the Midwest in 2022 were on the hardwood and once again they made their presence felt.  We begin our coverage with a look at that standouts from the 2022 class from this past   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-2    G
Nevada
Nevada, MO
SEP 22
10:45
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2020
CLASS OF 2021 SUMMER SLEEPERS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A constantly fluid summer negatively impacted the ability for kids to be seen from coast to coast a number of prospects still tried to make the best of it by delivering quality performances when the opportunity presented itself.  Here’s a look at ten sleepers that opened eyes with quality performances this summer… Note – Listed in alphabetical order - This is not an   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-2    G
Nevada
Nevada, MO
 
AUG 12
12:00
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 17U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Here are some players from the tournament who all had highly impressive performances and helped their stock the most.  Amar Augillard – TH 2021 – G/F A powerful matchup problem on the offensive end, Augillard scored at the mid-range level, in transition, and off dribble penetration in half court sets.  He showed improved athleticism and activity and his ability to score   More...
 
 
AUG 12
11:45
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 17U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With a strong field of teams at the 17U level, there was plenty of competition for the top standouts from the first session of the Grassroots Showdown Series. Here are ten that stood out the most.  Logan Applegate – Yanders Law Blue – PG A talented guard with an ability to score and create, Applegate made solid sound decisions game in and game out throughout the   More...
 
 
AUG 11
01:00
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 16U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There were many players making a name for themselves over the two days in Waukegan, Illinois. Here are the players from the 16U level that were able to boost their stock with some quality efforts this past weekend… Daylan Ellington – Midwest Prospect Academy East – G Ellington greatly impressed with all of his abilities and contributes plenty on the floor. He is an active   More...
 
 
AUG 11
12:30
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 16U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There were plenty of standouts from the highly competitive 16U field at the first session of the NY2LA Grassroots Showdown Series. Here are ten of the top performers.  Steven Clay – TH-2022 – G/F Highly talented 6’4” wing that gets a lot done on both ends of the floor. Clay greatly impressed with his defensive ability on the perimeter as he is so tough to get by   More...
 
 
AUG 03
09:15
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2020
GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 TIPS AUGUST 6-7, 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
NY2LA Sports will make its 2020 debut this upcoming weekend with the opening session of the Grassroots Showdown presented by THE DRIP Basketball.  A symbol of excellence and quality annually for nearly two decades, we look to close the summer offering up much of the same.  Here’s a quick look at the teams set to compete August 6-7, 2020… SEE ALSO SCHEDULE FOR SESSION 1   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-7    PF
Ray Pec HS
Raymore, MO
FEB 27
10:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 PF KIAN SCROGGINS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Kian Scroggins is a senior forward for Raymore-Peculiar High School. The 6-8 Kansas City area standout is having a fantastic season that he hopes will conclude with a Class 5 state title. As a junior, Scroggins was an all-conference and all-district selection and name to the all-state tournament team after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds. This season, Scroggins is once again on his way to   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-7    PF
Ray Pec HS
Raymore, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-7    SF
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Jennings, MO
FEB 17
10:00
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2020
FATHER TOLTON VS. CARDINAL RITTER RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Round one of the heavyweight battles between Class 3 powers Cardinal Ritter and Father Tolton went to host Cardinal Ritter with an 82-73 win. The two Archdiocesan Athletic Association (AAA) conference members are ranked number 4 and number 2 respectively.  Cardinal Ritter went into the locker room down three at 24-27. The Lions took the court with a renewed energy following the half and   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-7    SF
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Jennings, MO
 
FEB 17
09:15
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2020
MICDS VS. JOHN BURROUGHS RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Friday, I was on hand as Metro League conference rival MICDS Rams traveled five minutes down the road to face the John Burroughs Bombers. Both programs have young rosters and talented young coaches who recently assumed the helm at their respective schools after arriving with impressive resumes. MICDS is ranked fourth in Class 4 of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association State   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-1    PG
Ladue Watkins H.S.
St Louis, MO
FEB 17
09:15
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2020
POPLAR BLUFF VS. LADUE RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Poplar Bluff Mules made the trip to St. Louis from Southeast Missouri to face the Ladue Rams on their home court Saturday. The game featured an entertaining matchup between two teams that boast a talented backcourt duo and a physical post player. For the Mules, it was the combination of junior Joseph Hardimon and senior Josiah Kilgore with the inside being manned by senior Luke Becker. For   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-1    PG
Ladue Watkins H.S.
St Louis, MO
 
FEB 04
01:00
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2020
Q & A WITH 2022 F TARRIS REED JR.
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Tarris Reed Jr. is having a really nice sophomore season playing with the Chaminade. The Red Devils are a storied program that boasts the likes of Jayson Tatum, David Lee and Brad Beal among its list of alumni. The 6-8 forward is aware of the historic performances witnessed on his home court and now seems destined to write a memorable story that’s all his own.  The nimble post   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-5    F
Curie Metropolitan H.S.
Chicago, IL
FEB 03
11:30
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2020
CURIE VASHON RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Curie Condors faced off against the host Vashon Wolverines in the marquee game of the Vashon Bragging Rights Shootout. Curie is sort of a big deal in Chicago. Like the Wolverines of St. Louis, it’s been quite some time since either has lost to a local opponent. Their success set the stage for Chicago Curie to take on St. Louis Vashon in a bragging rights match.  Vashon would   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-5    F
Curie Metropolitan H.S.
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Simeon
Chicago, IL
FEB 03
11:15
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2020
SIMEON HAZELWOOD CENTRAL RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Chicago Simeon Wolverines arrived at the home of the St. Louis Vashon Wolverines to face off against Hazelwood Central in the Vashon Bragging Rights Shootout. The event pitted top St. Louis teams against top Chicago programs. The Hawks raced out to an early lead, scoring on transition baskets and controlling the boards. However, it would be Simeon who would find their groove midway through   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Simeon
Chicago, IL
 
JAN 29
06:45
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 G JACQUES THOMAS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Senior Jacques Thomas may not have been a household name in St. Louis prior to the start of the season, but offseason skill work, several marquee performances and eye-popping athleticism has helped the talented senior grab the attention of several division II and small campus programs looking to complete their rosters.  Thomas is an explosive wing that also shares time advancing the ball   More...
 
 
JAN 29
06:30
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2020
2021 SF NICHOLAS KERN CONTINUES TO TREND UPWARD
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
If there is one trait that stands out with the 6-5 slender wing from Vashon it’s that he will always leave it all on the floor. Kern is the junior forward known for his ability to spark his teammates and lead his team in energy and effort. The athletic wing plays with toughness, boundless energy and in-your-face defense that’s aided by his reach and active hands. His drive and effort   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 61
JAN 28
11:45
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2020
2021 PG ANTON BROOKSHIRE TAKING FLIGHT
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As 2021 prospects go a number of them are continuing to build their resume and one talented lead guard on the rise is Anton Brookshire of Kickapoo in Springfield, Missouri. A 6-0 155 pound prospect who checks all the boxes skill wise and instinctively, Brookshire has electrified crowds in Missouri this season with consistently dominant efforts regardless of the competition.  Christ the   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 61
 
JAN 24
11:00
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2020
MISSOURI STATE STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2021 G ISAAC HANEY
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Thursday, one of the most talented shooting guards in Missouri made a surprising announcement. Isaac Haney, the high scoring guard from Dora High School, gave his verbal commitment to Missouri State just as his stock was soaring higher and more schools were looking to get involved. Haney has seen his recruitment takeoff ever since he recorded a 32-point performance to lead the then, Class 1   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
JAN 16
11:30
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2020
CBC AND CHAMINADE TOP PERFORMERS RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
CBC and Chaminade took to the courts earlier this week in a quality showdown of talented prospects.  Here’s a quick look at five of the standouts… 2020 Caleb Love 6-4 CBC – The senior guard came out on fire to kick the offense into high gear for the Cadets.  Love began the match sinking a three pointer. Then, he intercepted a pass and took it the full length of the   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 2
JAN 14
12:00
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2020
2020 HIGHLAND SHOOTOUT MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
This past weekend, I watched a full day of basketball featuring some of the most highly recruited basketball talent in the country. From start to finish, fans were able to witness a number of memorable moments. Each year, the Highland Optimist Scott Credit Union Shootout seems to set the bar a little higher. Here is a summary of the MVP performances from the 29th edition of the highly anticipated   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 2
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
JAN 09
04:00
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 F JADEN JONES
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with St. Louis Christian guard Jaden Jones following his visit to Rutgers University. The 6-7 guard has seen his recruitment soar this season and has more than 10 offers from high and mid major programs, including locally at St. Louis University. The talented wing is valued for his length and versatility to score the ball and make plays. Jones can finish   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
 
JAN 08
04:09
AM EST
2020
JACKSON PACES LFLA
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2021 G Barcus Jackson scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Lift for Life Academy (MO) to a 78-67 win Tuesday.

 
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
Dora H.S.
West Plains, MO
JAN 08
04:07
AM EST
2020
HANEY DROPS 37 IN WIN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2021 PG Isaac Haney scored 37 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Dora (MO) to an 87-56 win Tuesday.

 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
Dora H.S.
West Plains, MO
 
JAN 06
11:45
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2020
Q & A WITH 2022 G LARRY HUGHES II
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Larry Hughes II is a sophomore shooting guard at Christian Brothers College (CBC) in St. Louis, MO and the son and namesake of former NBA player Larry Hughes, who is one of the most heralded basketball players to come out of St. Louis. Aside from a shared name, the high school career of the 6-4 wing has several things in common with his well-known father.  Both players began their high   More...
 
 
JAN 06
11:03
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2020
MISSOURI STATE BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Missouri State Boys’ Basketball Rankings released by MBCA/MOSPORTS.COM

The first Missouri State Boys’ Basketball Rankings of the new year have now been released by MBCA Basketball and MOSPORTS.com. See who made the cut below.

Class 1
1 Dora
2 South Iron
3 Mound City
4 St. Elizabeth
5 Platte Valley
6 Cairo
7 Leeton
8 Mercer
9 Leeton
10 Princeton

Others receiving votes: Lesterville

Class 2
1 Greenwood
2 Hartville
3 Oran
4 Skyline
5 Crane
6 Milan
7 Van-Far
8 Bernie
9 East Buchanan
10 Crest Ridge

Others receiving votes: Portageville, Mid-Buchanan, New Franklin, Thayer

Class 3
1 Charleston
2 Blair Oaks
3 Father Tolton
4 Cardinal Ritter
5 Trinity Catholic
6 Monroe City
7 Kennett
8 Lathrop
9 Palmyra
10 St. Michael the Archangel

Others receiving votes: Lift for Life Academy, Fair Grove

Class 4
1 Vashon
2 Raytown South
3 MICDS
4 Nevada
5 Cape Central
6 McCluer
7 Ladue
8 Cape Notre Dame
9 Washington
10 Grandview (KC)

Others receiving votes: Sikeston, Confluence Prep, Ruskin

Class 5
1 Chaminade
2 Mehlville
3 DeSmet
4 CBC
5 Francis Howell
6 Kickapoo

 
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
FT. Zumwalt North
St. Louis , MO
JAN 06
11:00
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2020
WASHINGTON OUTLASTS FORT ZUMWALT NORTH - GAME RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
I was on hand Friday to watch the Washington Blue Jays set out to defend their undefeated (7-0) record against the upset minded Panthers of Fort Zumwalt North (7-4) led by standout junior guard KJ Lee. The Blue Jays will not wow you with size, but they are loaded with a team full of junior guards that can flat out get after it.  The well-coached Blue Jays play solid team defense and used   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
FT. Zumwalt North
St. Louis , MO
 
Class of 2020
5-10    PG
Mater Dei H.S.
Breese, IL
JAN 04
11:25
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2020
SCHADEGG PACES MATER DEI
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2020 G Jacob Schadegg scored 16 points to pace Mater Dei (MO) to a 45-42 win Friday.

 
Class of 2020
5-10    PG
Mater Dei H.S.
Breese, IL
 
Class of 2020
6-5    G/F
Chaminade
O'Fallon, MO
JAN 04
11:14
AM EST
2020
KASUBKE HELPS CHAMINADE TO WIN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2020 G/F Luke Kasubke scored 11 points kicked out 6 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds to help Chaminade (MO) to a 59-28 win on Friday.

 
Class of 2020
6-5    G/F
Chaminade
O'Fallon, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-6    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
JAN 03
10:30
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2020
THREE 2021 PROSPECTS CLOSE OUT 2019 WITH A BANG
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
2020 is upon us but that doesn’t mean we can’t give a quick look back into 2019 where three highly talented 2021 prospects wrapped up the decade in strong fashion.  Here’s a quick look at the efforts of all three to close out 2019… Jordan Nesbitt 6-6 St. Louis Christian Academy – The Nesbitt show just gets better and better. The 2021 guard has hit his stride   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PG
Vashon HS
St. Louis, MO
JAN 02
04:15
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2020
2020 G KOBE CLARK IS TRENDING UPWARD QUICKLY
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
It’s easy for a talented guard to get overlooked while playing alongside Kentucky commit, CamRon Fletcher, but not if you’re a 6-7 player with the size of a forward, the skill set of a guard and the mobility to defend nearly any position on the floor. And now that the word is out, the phone line is starting to blow up for the top unsigned senior in the State of Missouri, Kobe Clark.   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PG
Vashon HS
St. Louis, MO
 
JAN 02
11:07
AM EST
2020
NY2LAMISSOURI.COM IS OFF AND RUNNING
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Proud to annouce the launch of the NY2LAMISSOURI.COM site today.  In addition you can follow us on Twitter @NY2LAMissouri.  

Leon Threat will be our chief contributing editor for the site with our other contributing editors inside the NY2LASPORTS.COM brand also providing content occasionally.  

We're excited to get to work in Missouri with providing quality legitimate content throughout the year.  

 
 
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