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Welcome to the Official Home of the 2012 Eastern Basketball Alliance Champions the Hudson Valley Hype

The Hudson Valley's only premier professional basketball team and the 2012 Eastern Basketball Alliance Champions
2013 Summer Developmental League Champions
2015 Training Camp Champions
2016 Summer League Champions
2016 Showcase March Madness Champions
2016 Winter Classic Champions

Hype Coach Honored by NY Knicks

The Hudson Valley Hype family are proud to announce that their iconic coach James Ryans was honored during the recent halftime show at Madison Square Garden for his lifetime achievement with the Knicks and the game of basketball. “It has been my privilege to know Mr. Ryans professionally and personally over these past two seasons. The respect he commands from the players and his overall knowledge of the game can’t be measured. We are very lucky to have someone like him be part of the organization, stated owner Allen Pickett.”
Mr. Ryans has been coaching and teaching the game for over forty years, his reputation and status in New York City are among the greats, we wish him continued success and look forward to the upcoming Hudson Valley Hype season.

USA Youth Basketball Coach License

On behalf of USA Basketball, the Governing body of basketball in the United States, we are excited to welcome you Coach Pickett as an integral part of our Youth Development initiative. Congratulations on completing the requirements to obtain a USA Basketball Coaches license.

As a licensed coach through USA Basketball, you have committed to providing a safe, fun and proper development experience for young players. You have joined a unified basketball community of qualified and dedicated coaches and administrators, all supporting players and programs that inspire young people to reach their potential through basketball.

Slam Dunk Pay It Forward Showcase

The Leadership Orange Class of 2016 is hosting its first ever Slamdunk Pay it Forward Showcase on April 16, 2016 at the MSMC Kaplan Recreational Center. The showcase will feature the Hudson Valley’s own minor league professional basketball team the Hudson Valley Hype. The Hype will be putting on a high flying rim rocking basketball showcase that will be fun and entertaining for the whole family.
The "Pay it Forward" initiative stems from the mission of Leadership Orange, which challenges each class to be a catalyst for positive change in their communities. The Class of 2016 is asking you to help make a positive impact in your Orange County community by donating to our Pay it Forward Campaign.
When you attend the Slamdunk Showcase on Saturday, April 16th you will automatically be entered into a raffle and be eligible to receive one of our Play it Forward gift bags. You are welcome to keep the bag but we encourage you to "Pay it Forward" and pass it along to someone who you think deserves it!
Advanced ticket sales can be purchased online at http://leadershiporange.brownpapertickets.com/
Our event will have:
• A professional announcer
• Raffles/ Concessions / Prizes
• It will be live streamed on the TV in the lounge of the gym (the media group from the school are filming)
• Music with professional DJ
• Sponsors names on a running TV screen at the event by putting them on a flash drive
• Live Radio feed courtesy of WJGK 103.1 FM
• Interactive events with family and kids
• Food court
If you are a local business who is looking to underwrite a portion of this initiative, please e-mail: karolyn@leadershiporange.org

Hype go Undefeated and win 2015 Summer League

The Hudson Valley Hype spent the off season acquiring the best talent in the Hudson Valley, then they put them all on one team and saw something magical happen. The Hype went undefeated in training camp, a perfect 7-0 and a championship victory by (33)pts. Hype owner Allen Pickett explains the need for training camp this season, "Last year we lost for the first time in a record 33 games. It wasn't because we didn't have the talent, it was because we were unprepared on how to use our talent together. This season we are held training camp to evaluate players based on their performance in actual games at game speed. From there we will make cuts and head to the Fall Classic League in Westchester where the competition level dramatically steps up for final cuts before the semi pro season starts again." The Hudson Valley Hype once again displayed their ability to hold opponents to an average of (40)pts a game defensively but also the pure scoring ability averaging almost (80)pts a game. Season Most Valuable Player award went to NFA's local standout Johnny Diee. Most Improved Player award for an outstanding season even though he was hampered by injury at the start Reese Jackson.