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Mens Varsity Basketball

Welcome to Christ the King HS Mens Varsity Basketball
Join us this summer for four weeks of basketball camp!
Congratulations to the Royals Class of 2023!
Congratulations to Seniors Brandon Gardner and Bryce Merchant on their commitments to play college basketball at the University of Southern California and Molloy University!
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Congratulations to Senior Guard TJ Oliver on his commitment to play basketball at SUNY Morrisville!
Congratulations to Senior Guard Devin Vanterpool on his commitment to play basketball at Florida Atlantic University. Vanterpool was the Royals leading scorer this season, an All-League 2nd Team member, and helped the Royals reach the final four of the CHSAA Intersectional playoffs.
The Royals opened the CHSAA "AA" Intersectional Playoffs with a 75-55 win over rival Bishop Loughlin in the quarter-final round this past Sunday.
The Royals will take on Archbishop Stepinac HS this coming Wednesday at St. John's University. Game time is 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at St. John's ($10 adults/$5 students w/ ID). Stepinac is the only league team to defeat CK this year. The Royals have played Stepinac in the playoffs in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 
CK enters the game with an overall record of 23 - 4, including a 1st place finish in the Diocese of Brooklyn-Queens, a Diocese of Brooklyn-Queens Tournament Championship, and the overall #1 seed in the playoffs.
Come out and support your CK Royals on Wednesday night!!
After winning the Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan Championship and earning a #1 seed in the Intersectional Playoffs,
the Royals will now take on the Lions of Bishop Loughlin in the quarter-finals.
Game time is 1:00pm at Fordham University.
Come out and support your CK Royals!
This past Friday, Christ the King honored former Royal Jose Alvarado of the New Orleans Pelicans with a jersey retirement ceremony prior to the Brooklyn-Queens Championship game. Alvarado is the schools 5th all-time leading scorer, a two-time city champion, ACC champion, and undrafted rising star in the NBA.

Congratulations #10!!
Brooklyn-Queens Champions!!
The Royals defeated a great St. Francis Prep team by a final score of 73-72 to win their 12th overall Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan Tournament Championship. The Royals were led in victory by Dwayne Pierce and Devin Vanterpool who had 22 points and 19 points respectively.
The Royals will now await the winner of a 2nd round game between Bishop Loughlin/St. Raymond for their Quarter-Final Intersectional Match-up at Fordham University on Sunday, March 5th, 2023.
The CK Royals finished their regular season this past week with a 77-66 win over Monsignor Scanlan HS of the Bronx. That secured a first place finish and 16-1 league record for the Royals.
Next up is the Brooklyn-Queen Diocesan Tournament, where CK will take on the winner of a first round game between #4 Xaverian and #5 Bishop Loughlin. The Royals will play the winner in the semi-finals on Wednesday night at Christ the King.
Go Royals!
Congratulations to the following Royals for being selected to the CHSAA "AA" All-League Teams:
2nd Team All-League, Sr. Forward Brandon Williams
2nd Team All-League, Sr. Guard Devin Vanterpool
3rd Team All-League, Jr. Guard Dwayne Pierce
3rd Team All-League, Jr. Forward Qinfang Pang
Congratulations to Head Coach Joe Arbitello for being voted CHSAA "AA" Coach of the Year by his peers!
Watch a recap of the Royals Senior Night victory over Monsignor Scanlan High School.
Congratulations and Thank You to our seniors! It has been an honor to have you as a part of our basketball program!
DeCoursey Corley, Brandon Gardner, Jaylin Lewis, Bryce Merchant, Taheen Oliver Jr., Devin Vanterpool
Congratulations Head Coach Joe Arbitello on 300 career victories, all as the head coach of the Royals!
Congratulation Brandon Gardner for earning the CHSAA "AA" Player of the Week! Gardner helped lead the Royals to wins over Iona Prep, St. Peter's and Xaverian!
Congratulations to Junior Guard Dwayne Pierce on his verbal commitment to the Iowa State Cyclones of the Big Ten Conference!
Dwayne committed while being watched by a national audience on ESPNU!
The Royals travel to the Bronx to play a CHSAA doubleheader against Mount St. Michael Academy today!
Congratulations to the Royals on their successful trip to the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Missouri. The Royals finished the week 3-1, with a league win vs. Holy Cross before traveling to Missouri and recording wins over Bartlett HS and Calvary Christian. CK earned 3rd place in the prestigious event. 
Up next for the Royals is a league game vs. Mount St. Michael Academy on Thursday before playing a nationally televised game in Middle Village vs. Archbishop Stepinac on Sunday, January 22nd, 8:00pm.
Go Royals!
Congratulations to Brandon Gardner, Senior forward committed to St. John's University, for earning All-Tournament at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions!
Congratulations to the Royals on their big road victory over Bronx rival Cardinal Hayes this past Sunday.
The Royals will move on to host their first home Tripleheader of the season this Tuesday against long-time rival St. Francis Prep. The Freshmen start the day at 4:00pm, the Junior Varsity will play at 5:45, and then the Varsity at 7:30. The Varsity game will be live streamed on the Varsity Media Youtube channel. Click on the link here: Varsity Media CK vs. Prep
Gameday!! Check out the Royals as they travel to the Bronx to play defending
champion Cardinal Hayes HS!
Good Luck to the Royals as they travel to California to take on Sierra Canyon in a nationally televised event!
Tune it to see the Royals Monday night.
The Royals have returned from a successful trip to Europe! Catch CK this Friday, December 9th, at Bishop Loughlin as they take on the Lions at 7:30pm. The Varsity game will be preceded by the Freshmen at 4:00pm and the JV at 5:45pm.
The Royals will then travel to Sierra Canyon to take on Bronny James in a nationally televised game Monday, December 12th.
Introducing your 2022 - 2023 Christ the King Royals
Varsity Basketball
BHOF London
The CK Royals Mens Varsity Basketball Team will open its season by representing New York City in the Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase! The Royals will compete with Paul VI (VA), Pace Academy (GA), and Mater Dei (CA) as the only four high school programs selected to compete overseas.
The Royals will take on Paul VI in their first game at the Copperbox Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday, December 2nd, 2022.
Go Luck to the Royals during their international trip!
The Royals will play a national schedule this year, highlighted by trips to London, Missouri, and Los Angelas. Check out our complete schedule for the 2022 - 2023 season.
Congratulations to Senior Forward Brandon Williams on his commitment to play college basketball at UCLA! The Royals family is proud of you!
Brandon Williams Commitment
Christ the King Royals
Head Coach:
Joe Arbitello
Assistant Coach:
James Horan
Nick Sanchez
Sean Lewis
Roland Brown
Tim Colon
Eddie Lau
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