About Battle New England

The Battle of New England is a national caliber basketball tournament that will bring together 120 exceptionally talented high school athletes over three days to participate in one of the most unique Basketball experiences of its kind for players, for basketball fans and for region.

Boston has long been a mecca for exceptional high school basketball. While Boston has enjoyed a rich basketball showcase history with historically significant tournaments like the Boston Shootout.  Battle New England “reenergizes the Boston Basketball landscape” and takes the “Boston Basketball Experience” one step further by creating a unique opportunity for selected athletes to showcase their talents, to enhance recruitment opportunities for coaches, and to increase the entertainment value for Boston high school basketball fans in the New England region.  To be crowned the Battle NE Champion, Eight teams from Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Hartford, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Worcester and Springfield Mass will participate in a 3-day tournament that will also include a signature “Slam Dunk” and “Long Distance Shootout” competition.  Funds raised from the event will support youth programs at the Boston Centers for Youth and Families.

During this inaugural year, Battle New England will take place at the Madison Park High School Complex in Boston, Massachusetts from June 15- 17th.

Come join us to root for your home team!

“Let’s Battle!”




3:00 pm Hartford vs Rhode Island (Game 1)

5:00 pm Rising Stars NYC Elite vs Worcester (Game 2)

7:00 pm Maine vs New York (Game 3)

9:00 pm Boston vs Springfield (Game 4)


9:00 am Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 (Game 5)2

11:00 pm Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4 (Game 6)4

1:00 pm Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 3 (Game 7)1

3:00 pm Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 4 (Game 8) 3


9:00 am Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6 (5th and 6th place)

11:00 am Three Point Contest

12:00 pm Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8 (3rd and 4th place)

2:00 pm Dunk Contest

3:00 pm Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8 (Championship)

“Wahlburgers Slam Dunk Competition”
and the “Boston PAL 3 PT Competition”

Welcome to the Battle New England Wahlburgers Slam Dunk and the Boston P.A.L  3 Pt Competitions.  These exciting competitions are a unique feature of the 2018 inaugural Battle New England Basketball Tournament which will bring together elite high school talent from eight cities from around the country, including: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Hartford, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Worcester and Springfield Mass.  Representing their respective cities, eight of the best high school dunkers and eight sharp shooters will showcase their skills for Boston fans on “Battle New England Championship Sunday” on June 17, 2018.

The P.A.L 3PTcompetition begins at approximately 1PM prior to the Semi-final Game with the Wahlburgers Slam Dunk competition taking place around 4PM, shortly before the Battle New England Championship game.

Celebrity judges include: 96.9FM personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins, Boston Sports personality “Coach” Willie Maye, and Boston Shootout alum and former Indiana Pacer, Travis Best.  Stay tuned for an announcement of other celebrity judges coming soon. This will be an exciting competition that will cap off a great weekend of basketball.  Perhaps these young and talented athletes can live up to these past great “slam dunk” and “3 PT” competitions shown in the video below.


“1991 Boston Shootout Slam Dunk and 3Pt Clip”