Basketball Tryouts
11/1/17 - 08:46 PM

Basketball Tryouts Schedule:

Saturday, November 4th

Boys Freshmen, 6:30 - 9:00am

Girls JV, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Girls Varsity, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Boys Varsity, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Boys JV, 6:00 - 8:00pm

*Please arrive 30 minutes early.

If you do not have an updated medical on file in the Nurse's office by Friday, November 3rd, you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Good Luck to all the student athletes this weekend. 


CK Fortifies With Talented Underclassmen
9/21/17 - 10:19 AM

Photo By: Maurice Wingate

By: Maurice Wingate

This season it looks like the Christ the King is going all out. Already loaded with talent, the Royals add depth with 6’10” Moussa Cissa ‘21 and 6’3” Quaran McPherson ‘20. got a chance to see them play during the iS8/Nike Fall Tip-Off Classic while playing with the NY Rens and spoke to their coach about the two prospects.

“[Cissa] is a phenomenal athlete,” said Artie Cox who in addition to being the Rens head coach is also an assistant coach at Christ the King. “I saw him around January when he first came over [from Guinea]. I couldn’t believe he was in the eighth grade and 14 years old.”

Cox said that the freshman’s timing is “impeccable” and believes that he has the NBA potential when it’s all said and done. So impressive is Cissa that there have been rumblings that that he may break Royals' tradition and start for the varsity team this season. Coach Cox took a more measured approach. “The finality of the whole thing is we don’t know if he’s going to start but he is the number one big man in the country in his class.” Cox added that with his skill level it would be unfair to the Catholic league for Cissa to play freshman or JV. “We don’t usually move guys up but in his case, it’s a no-brainer.”

Cissa’s abilities are not just speculation. He picked up a high Division I scholarship offer during Christ the King’s open gym. “UConn offered him the other day,” said Cox. “They came to the first workout and they offered him.”

Only a freshman, Cissa’s overall game obviously has room for improvement. Cox said his foot work and skill level is already superior. “A lot of kids in our communities play game after game after game whereas where Moussa was growing up, they worked on skill after skill after skill.”

On the college level, Coach Cox sees Cissa as a face-up four player. “If he works extremely hard, he could play the three [position].”

The Royals also received new blood in the form of McPherson who transferred to Christ the King after playing his freshman year at The Patrick School (NJ). “He was thinking about coming to Christ the King as an eighth grader but I was a little sick at the time,” Cox admitted. “We wanted him because we knew him and Ryan [Myers ‘20] would make a helluva back court.” 

McPherson excelled at The Patrick School according to Cox. “I think he averaged 27 points per game on JV but I think logistically he lives close to Christ the King [in East New York].”

Cox like the sophomore’s unlimited motor, his defense and his toughness. “He plays hard, hard defense and he attacks. Once we go in the gym and get his shot right, he’s another guy where the sky’s the limit.”

McPherson is the consummate combo guard, says Cox. “His dads a tall guy so he may grow to be 6’5” or 6”6”.” If that happens, Coach Cox believes that the sophomore might end up playing the three-spot with the Royals. “We play three guards a lot of times.”

Coach Cox said that the addition of Cissa and McPherson elevates the Royals that much more. “I think going into the season we had to be one of the favorites. I mean a final four team. With those two guys adding to our depth we’re [now] a pretty deep team.”

While Molloy has three super stars in Moses Brown, Cole Anthony, and Khalid Moore, Cox believes the Royals have taken it up a notch over the Stanners with its overall depth at every position. “Potentially, we have nine or ten kids in the program that could be Division I talent.”


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News12Varsity Players to Watch for 2017-2018
9/3/17 - 01:51 PM

Tyson Walker will be one of the top guards in NYC this season

by Elio Velez on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 2:53 AM — @eliovelez

Will Christ the King return to prominence? 

Kofi Cockburn, a 6-foot-11, 250-pound junior center, continued to improve in his first varsity campaign for Christ the King by averaging 12 points per game while becoming a superb shot blocker and rebounder. With him leading the way, and with a talented young crop moving up to varsity, Joe Arbitello's squad will again be a contender. 

2017 New York City Boys Basketball Players to Watch
KOFI COCKBURN, Christ the King
6-foot-10 Junior Forward/Center 

JAYLEN DAVIS, Christ the King
6-foot-3 Junior Guard

6-foot-6, Junior Forward

TYSON WALKER, Christ the King
5-foot-10 Senior Guard