Our Mission

In a city of numerous options for children to develop athletically, Basketball Stars of NY stands out as the premier teaching program offered in New York. We do this by building character with positive reinforcement through teaching fundamental basketball skills in an environment with an overwhelming coach to athlete ratio. Emphasis is placed on skill improvement, teamwork, sportsmanship, communication and accountability for all participants. Quality coaching and programming is the foundation of Basketball Stars of NY and we are proud to continue on with this tradition of excellence.

Our Coaches

Jay Posser – Coach – Queens College/Hofstra University

Jason Posser comes to BSNY after over 17 years of college coaching experience.  He will be bringing to BSNY a vast amount of college basketball experience.  Not only from the coaching side of things, but academics as well, and will assist our BSNY athletes in the college process and how to go about playing college athletics and/or choosing the school that can […]

Castelli LaFlotte – SF – SUNY Oswego

Coach Stelli LaFlotte grew up in Jamaica, Queens, and attended St. John’s Prep. He graduated from SUNY-Oswego in 2015 with a degree in biology and health science. He started coaching with BSNY that same year and currently oversees all of the program’s 8U, 9U and 10U travel teams. He loves working with kids and specializes […]

Duane Castleberry – SF – Lehman College

Coach Duane Castleberry is the Varsity Regional Head Boys Basketball Coach at Our Savior Lutheran in The Bronx. He has also served as the athletic director of the Jewish Community Center. Duane has been involved in the planning and execution of major basketball events such as the Nike World Basketball Festival and the JCC Maccabi […]

Gilson DeJesus – SF – Kansas State Univ.

Coach Gilson DeJesus grew up in Sao Paolo, Brazil, before coming to the U.S. for college. He starred at Kansas State, where he led the Wildcats in scoring while emerging as one of the country’s best 3-point shooters en route to multiple trips to the NCAA Tournament. He was invited to Portland Trail Blazers camp […]

Rich Parker – SF – LIU

Coach Rich Parker starred in high school at Manhattan Center and emerged as a consensus Top-20 prospect in the class of 1995. He played his college ball at Long Island University, where he scored over 1,500 points, had 900 rebounds, 150 assists and 150 steals while earning a reputation as one of the best small […]

Devon Young – SG – Felician Univ.

Coach Devon Young was raised in Monmouth, New Jersey, and starred at South Brunswick High School before going on to play at Division II Felician University. He was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference rookie of the year and was named second-team All-District by ESPN the Magazine in 2009-10. He graduated from Felician with a degree […]

Louie McCroskey – SF – Syracuse Univ.

Coach Louie McCroskey was born in Harlem and played his high school ball at St. Raymond’s, where he became one of the most coveted prospects in the country while leading the Ravens to the 2001 New York state title. The 6-foot-5 guard played his first three years of college at Syracuse and was a key […]

Max Sass – Wesleyan University/Pratt Institute

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Kyle Bohan – PSA Cardinals

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Coach Dave Brown – Colgate U. / Connecticut College (PF / C)

President / Founder Coach Brown’s basketball career began at Riverdale Country Day School as a member of the NYSAIS state champion Falcon squad before finishing high school at the Dwight School in Manhattan and enjoying another NYSAIS title before receiving an offer to play basketball at Colgate University. After two years of Division 1 experience, […]