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94Fifty Training provided by the Hudson Valley Hype

By · March 17, 2014 · Filed in From the Owner · Comments Off on 94Fifty Training provided by the Hudson Valley Hype

Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC in conjunction with 94Fifty Sports Technologies are proud to introduce the Hudson Valley to the only ball that measures your game. The Hudson Valley Hype are Tournament, Professional and Summer Developmental League Champions because of their hard work ethic and strenuous training. This success is not built on raw talent but the ability to build on skills with proper technique, the measuring of this technique is the key. The ball only does what the player tells it to do. By measuring the motion of the ball, you measure the player with great detail. Patented inertial motion sensor arrays inside of the 94Fifty basketball combined with sophisticated, patent-pending pattern recognition algorithms automate what the ball can count. Proprietary scoring algorithms based on thousands of samples do the rest to produce the most complete personalized assessments of athletic skill ever available in any sport, exclusively available in the Hudson Valley through Hudson Valley Hype.
The technology generates objective, personalized diagnostics within seconds and provides all the information for players and coaches to see the results. We give players and coaches a rich snapshot of core skills, and when combined with personal commitment, great coaching, and personal training, our diagnostics provide a powerful way to improve skills quickly and dramatically. The Hype’s dominate record of championships, league records for scoring per game as a team, and 22-1 record since 2012 are evidence that the proof is in the ball.
Appointments for training are filling up quickly as players of all skill levels, both male and female can begin to take advantage of the one on one training and success this technology offers. Take advantage of a single session or purchase multiple sessions to use at your convenience to continue to monitor your development. Call Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC or email for more information.

What is the Summer Developmental League?

By · October 8, 2013 · Filed in From the Owner · Comments Off on What is the Summer Developmental League?

The Hudson Valley Hype continue to make strides in innovation for the minor league professional basketball player. This year we have instituted a Summer Developmental League, much like the NBA’s Developmental League, except the rookie tryout players have an opportunity to play alongside the established professional players. Owner Allen Pickett explains, “It is impossible to see how a player will perform at this level from a stat sheet or highlight video. We have chosen this as a venue for the potential new players to showcase their talents, in a professional setting with existing professional players. We are going to manage this team just as we would during the regular season, with community service events, exhibition games, full stat sheets and offensive/defensive plays. Even though the summer league games are not a full (48) minute game against full professional teams, I believe it will serve as the perfect training tool you can’t find at a practice or single day tryout.”

The Hudson Valley Hype Summer League Schedule:
Tuesday July 30th Tipoff 7:30
Thursday August 8th Tipoff 7:30
Tuesday August 20th Tipoff 7:30
Tuesday September 3rd Tipoff 7:30
Thursday September 12th Tipoff 9:00
Thursday September 19th Tipoff 8:00
Tuesday September 24th Tipoff 9:00

Playoffs Round #1 Tuesday October 1st 8:00
Championship Game Thursday October 3rd 8:00

Hudson Valley Hype Summer League Players/Status:
Prince Jackson- Professional
Lemmy Bradley- Rookie
Max Lainbowley- Rookie
Ramon Garcia- Rookie
Mike McNair- Professional
Tim Morris- Rookie
Andre Delformente- Professional
Tony Surin- Rookie
Terry Colemen- Rookie

Hudson Valley Hype 2012 Champions

By · August 5, 2013 · Filed in Hudson Valley Hype News · Comments Off on Hudson Valley Hype 2012 Champions

The Cinderella season for the team from the Hudson Valley ended in a 103 to 92 victory over the Metropolitan All Stars and the title of 2012 Eastern Basketball Alliance Champions. Finals MVP honors went to St. Peters standout point guard Nick Leon. The season started for the Hype under the new management as Allen Pickett single handedly turned the franchise from 1-11 to 11-1 including a championship title in one year. The Hype’s only loss of the season came at the hands of division rival NY Wizards, although they were shorthanded for the game in Long Island it was still a disappointing loss and a wakeup call for the players. Teams in both the Northern and Southern divisions began to see the offensive and defensive strength of Hudson Valley as they not only beat teams by an average margin of 28.7pts. this season, but more importantly held teams to a meager 88.9pts per game, both historic margins for a team in the Eastern Basketball Alliance. Owner Allen Pickett explains, “My goal and the focus of the coaching staff since the pre-season has been defense, the league is filled with players that can score 30+ on any given night, but if you have a team defensive concept over any one’s individual stats then you are going to come away with a victory more times than not.” The Hype also set league records this year for most assists in a single game by veteran Gerald Carter and most three point field goals by Nick Carter.
Mr. Pickett continues, “This was literally 16 months of basketball and business to get to this point, I started clinics and tryouts in May of last year, then moved on to NYC summer tournaments, exhibition games and then we officially started the season a month earlier in the Northern Division in order to keep the momentum going. The team was overwhelmingly loaded with talent from the start, most teams have one or two players move onto higher professional careers but we had four during the season. Dominique Jones went to Germany, Lou McCrowskie to Canada, Cesar Jacobo to Coasta Rica, and Lloyd Clinton to the famous Harlem Wizards, we even lost our starting point guard to Mexico for a short period. But with an NYC iconic basketball coaching legend like James Ryans and the scouting mastermind of Andre Ricketts we didn’t skip a beat.”
The season was not only about winning percentages, the Hype and Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC made charitable donations and completed community service work throughout the year to Food Shelters, Coat Drives for the Homeless, and even a league first Breast Cancer Foundation Awareness final regular season game that raised money based solely on donations for admittance. Mr. Pickett continues, “The Hype as a franchise have always made the best possible attempt to not only be accessible to the community and our fans but give back to those that have made us feel welcome as well.” The Hype also made accommodations for all Hudson Valley Big Brother Big Sister and Boys Club members to come see the best team in NYC for free this year.

Hype 2012 Team Season Honors

By · July 26, 2013 · Filed in Hudson Valley Hype News · Comments Off on Hype 2012 Team Season Honors

The Honors continued for the Hudson Valley Hype’s championship season as the 2011/2012 All Star Team was announced today with votes being assembled from not only league owners but coaches as well. Again the Hype set the standard with three players from the starting line up making the roster, Nick Carter, Kayode Ayeni and Steffon Farley. “I think it says a lot about our team when three out of our eleven man roster made the All Star team” Owner Allen Pickett continues, “It also says a lot about the hard work these guys put in on a daily basis and it being acknowledged by the other teams. There were times during the season that we fell behind by as many as (15) points but the athleticism and never quit attitude of the entire team made the difference, many teams simply tired out or had to go deep to the bench in the 3rd and 4th quarters because of the continuous pressure we put on them.”

The awards didn’t stop with the All Star nominations; the Hype’s own Nick Carter was nominated co-MVP of the Eastern Basketball Alliance along with Washington Madness’s Chris Mathews. Nick Carter is no stranger to the accolades that come with his basketball abilities, at division II C.W. Post Carter was East Coast Tournament MVP and First Team All East Coast Conference averaging 18 ppg. and shooting 44% from three point range. Carter’s regular season was offensively spectacular, averaging 24.9 points a game, many of which came from behind the three point line where he set a league record of (10) in one game. His season was capped off with a two impressive performances in the semis and a game high (34) points in the championship win over the Metropolitan All Stars.

The final accomplishment was announced today and justifiably so, the Hudson Valley Hype head Coach James Ryans received coach of the year for the Eastern Basketball Alliance. The team made a complete turn from 1-11 last year to 11-1 and a championship in 2012. Owner Allen Pickett comments, “I am very fortunate to have someone of Mr. Ryans stature coach the team. I joke with him that he (James) does more basketball related activities before 9:00am than most do in a season, and it shows on and off the court. I don’t want to take any credit away from James but I also want to acknowledge the fact that without my consultant and asst. coach Andre Ricketts the initial introduction would not have been made. Mr. Ricketts has done more than his share to make this season a success as well.”

**2012 Final Four or Championship Game DVDs are now available, recorded professionally in HD. Visit the Team Merchandise page or contact to order your copy.

Hype in the Wallkill Valley Times

By · November 17, 2011 · Filed in Press · Comments Off on Hype in the Wallkill Valley Times

Wallkill Valley Times Article

Media/Communications Internship

By · September 18, 2011 · Filed in From the Owner · Comments Off on Media/Communications Internship

The Hudson Valley Hype are looking for interns for the upcoming 2012 season, its never too early to get a head start on the business of basketball.

See attached correspondence for internship positions available with Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC. These positions will last the enire duration of the 2012/2013 season. All transportation and meals will be provided by Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises as well as a letter of recommendation upon completion of the season.

Internship Letter


Why Choose the Hudson Valley Hype?

By · August 15, 2011 · Filed in From the Owner · Comments Off on Why Choose the Hudson Valley Hype?

Why Choose the Hudson Valley Hype?

What makes the Hudson Valley Hype different from all the other teams in the Eastern Basketball league, or in the professional stage of a player’s career in the minor leagues? The answer is simple professionalism. This radiates through everything we do, from the website, to the away game travel arrangements to the independently owned and operated company Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC dedicated to current and future professional players.

The Hype knows that this stage in a player’s career is about improvement and making that jump to overseas or the developmental basketball league, and that is what our focus is for you. Player contracts will be issued once you have made it though the Basketball Clinic and scrimmage phase and selected to be a member of this franchise. These contracts include but are not limited to:

  • Player profile page with highlights and contact information
  • Season long statistics verifiable and provided to Eurobasket
  • Transportation to all away games
  • Complimentary team shirt
  • Insurance provided during play throughout season
  • Home games professionally taped in HD DVD (away games taped as well, not HD)
  • Player contracts w/home game revenue sharing

Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC was established to give player’s a chance to have professional services offered through the same franchise they are playing for. Where else can you have a  professional basketball resume, or a season long highlight film professionally edited featuring you?

It all comes down to the player and how hard you are willing to work, what you put into your game and your career is exactly what you will get out.  We are here to make sure that the business end is the last thing you have to worry about.  The Hype are a proven championship product, be part of a winning team.



Sponsorship Information

By · July 22, 2011 · Filed in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Letter

Welcome Note from the Owner

By · March 17, 2011 · Filed in From the Owner · Comments Off on Welcome Note from the Owner

 Welcome to the website for the Hudson Valley Hype. As we are  entering into our 4th year of existence, we have made a lot of changes both on and off the court. More importantly The Hype are the current 2012 Eastern Basketball Alliance Champions. 

Hudson Valley Hype Enterprises, LLC is open for business offering numerous sponsorship opportunities for businesses of all sizes and budgets. Visit the merchandise page to get all your Hype gear and DVDs from the 2011/12 Championship Season. Take a look around and be sure to socialize with us on Facebook and Twitter. 


CEO and Owner of Hudson Valley Hype Allen Pickett