Rucker Park Prep, LLC mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment​ and  to develop and link high school basketball athletes to high profile tournament
opportunities while providing and exposing year-round socio-cultural and financial literacy activities designed to support our players; transition fluidly to university life and beyond.


Rucker Park Prep, LLC is a youth sports and entertainment organization. RPP is a 14U and High School Basketball Division that will feature the best High School players in the tri-state area. This summer from June 22nd thru August 25th, the basketball tournament championship is held at the legendary Holcomb Rucker Park located in Harlem, N.Y. 280 West 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Basketball legends and Hall of Famers such as; Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kareem Abdul Jabbar to Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James have all competed in Rucker Park.


Rucker Park Prep is also more than a tournament. Throughout the year, meaningful activities will take place to further good sportsmanship values among our players to address the whole individual as young athletes. We plan to provide high-quality financial literacy and college preparatory seminars, university scholarship opportunities and socio-cultural experiences that instill values needed in both college and the sports and entertainment environment.


Aarian R. Punter, MS, LMSW

A. Haqq Islam


Rucker Park Prep

Executive Director:

Rucker Park Prep Foundation

President and CEO:

Rucker Park Prep

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