The Beginning (Hofstra Years | 2006-2011)
Hofstra University was the birthplace of our team. It's where we played our first games and claimed our first championship. From 2006-2011, our roster was entirely comprised of Hofstra students/alums. We competed in the Hofstra Intramural 5v5 League (going 19-5 over three seasons, reaching the finals twice and winning our first championship) and became one of the top competitive traveling club basketball teams in the northeast. During this time, our team also won three championships off-campus at Island Garden, the 92nd Street Y and the McBurney YMCA. Eight members of the Hofstra Club Basketball program had their jersey numbers retired.
The Transformation (Max's All Stars | 2011-2014)
Max's All Stars, as we are known today, began in the summer of 2011. Patrick James helped recruit fresh talent that would elevate our team to a higher level of competition. Our roster quickly went from being mainly Hofstra students/alums to having a very strong SUNY Purchase presence with the arrival of Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias and Marvin Billups Jr. Eventually, more high caliber players from Purchase and other schools joined such as Angel Gonzalez, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, "Super" Dave Seagers, Derrick Stanton, Doug Herring, John Simmons, Kevin Major, Kevin Pegram, Rob Thomas, Ronnie Worthen Jr, Stefan Bonneau and Troy Whittington. During this period of time, Max's All Stars compiled a 91-58 (.611) overall record, reached nine finals and won three championships.
A New Era (Max's All Stars 2.0 | 2015-present)
A new era of Max's All Stars basketball began in 2015. The team developed a strong core of dedicated players and reached unprecedented heights. Notable new players added to the roster during this time include James Wang, Kaheem Davis, Shereef Taylor Spencer Smith, TJ Curry, and William Davis. Our team competed in numerous prestigious leagues/tournaments and put together a dominant 74-14 (.841) overall record while winning eight championships. Additionally, Max's All Stars established a youth basketball program and created our own Hall of Fame.