Who We Are
Goat Basketball is Amatuer athletic union (AAU) basketball program, which offers our youth on Roosevelt Island and across New York City the opportunity to play basketball on a high level. Our goals are to produced the best basketball players, who understand that education comes first. Goat Basketball is a non-profit organization with a 501C3. We are located 645 Main Street (Roosevelt Island) College scouts attend AAU tournaments to recruit players to play for their college. Scouts could give out a scholarship for a player who they’re interested in.
My name is John McNeil and I graduated from LIU (Brooklyn) with a Bachelor in Journalism. I’ve been playing basketball since I was five years old. I played for the Riverside Hawks and received a Scholarship to go to LIU. I played for the Kenny Smith camp and made their All-star team. I’m a playground legend on Roosevelt island.
My name is Arlando MACK, I’ve been playing basketball since I was six years old. I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I’ve played in tournaments in Brooklyn to showcase my skills. Basketball helped me become a better person. It kept me off the streets and able to focus on my school work. I’ve learned that basketball is a way of life. When obstacles get hard there’re ways to win.