Jelly Fam: a NYC Basketball Revolution

Bleacher ReportContributor INovember 1, 2017

Through the high school recruiting circuit a group of young athletes from the Harlem and New Jersey have donned themselves 'Jelly Fam.'  Created by Isaiah Washington Minnesota Gophers Guard and Ja'Quaye James Teaneck High School Senior Guard they have revamped the finger roll.  Their signature move, "the Jelly" has taken the country by storm with kids and popular athletes alike adding the jelly to their arsenal of moves on the court. 

The duo of Washington and James would expand Jelly Fam to include principle members, Sid Wilson UCONN Forward, Jahvon Quinerly New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year, Jordan Walker Seton Hall Guard, Milicia Reid Ole Miss Guard, Leondre Washington Robert Morris Guard, Pedro Marquez Albertus Magnus Guard and Nazreon Reid LSU Commit.  

Unbeknownst to these athletes, they have created a brand through the use of social media, Jelly Fam has now become synonymous with basketball and street culture.  

Footage Courtesy of

Joseph Amelio
St. Raymond’s High School
Hudson Catholic High School
Dunlevy Milbank Center
The Patrick School
NJ Hoop Recruit
Hoop Nation TV
Prime Time Hoops
Hoop Diamonds
The Unguarded
University of Minnesota
RI Affiliated
Max Preps
Hoop Dreams Magazine
Hoop Major Media
Madison Basketball Alliance
Hilight Sports Productions
Courtside Films

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