LATEST NEWS
Home » Grassroots

Grassroots

USA team wins 2014 Nike Hoop Summit

HoopSummit660

The USA Junior National Select Team earned an 84-73 win over the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. Three future Duke Blue Devils had a huge impact on the win, as forward Justise Winslow led the USA team with 16 points, and also collected 6 rebounds. His future teammates Tyus Jones scored 13 points and dished 6 assists and Jahlil Okafor had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Future Kansas Jayhawks forward Kelly Oubre also ... Read More »

2014 Mary Kline Classic preview

2014 mkc poster

On Wednesday, April 9th, the Mary Kline Classic announced its star-filled roster for the 4th annual charity event, which takes place on Saturday, May 31 at West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ. Following a tremendous third year in which $27,000 was raised for cancer research, and featured Mary Kline Classic alumni Jermaine Lawrence, Kuran Iverson, Tyler Roberson, Rysheed Jordan and Josh Hart, among others, the next generation of student-athletes will take the floor in a nationally ... Read More »

2014 McDonald’s All-American game recap

2014McDs

In front of a hometown crowd that included a reported 17,116 people in attendance, Chicago-native and Duke Blue Devils-bound center Jahlil Okafor was named the game’s co-MVP as his West squad won the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game over the East team, 105-102. In the losing effort, future North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was named co-MVP as well. Okafor posted 17 points in just 22 minutes of game action, and shot 8 of 15 from the field. ... Read More »

World team set for Nike Hoop Summit

HoopSummit660

The 10-member World Select Team, featuring four players who play for U.S. high schools, was announced Monday for the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit, which features many of the world’s leading basketball players age 19 years old or younger. The 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Moda Center, in Portland, Ore.   The annual game, which sees the World Select Team take on the USA ... Read More »

adidas announces 2014 Uprising Grassroots program

adidasUprising

Press Release Today, adidas announced its 2014 adidas Uprising grassroots basketball schedule which includes a four-tournament series, an elite skills camp and adidas Nations all designed to showcase the best young basketball players in the country. The tournament series includes three qualifying events and culminates with the top 32 teams competing in championship play at adidas Super 64, July 23-27 in Las Vegas. Qualifying tournaments include Dallas, April 25-27, Indianapolis, May 16-18 and Orlando, May ... Read More »

2014 Derby Festival Basketball Classic sets rosters

Derby2014

Some of the nation’s finest high school basketball talent will take the court at the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic on April 18th at 7:00 p.m., at Freedom Hall. First held in 1973, the Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation and is known for showcasing players who’ve moved on to stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. Former players include Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Rex Chapman, Pervis Ellison, Isiah Thomas, ... Read More »

2014 Jordan Brand Classic roster announced

JBC660

Some of the nation’s top high school talent from across the nation will face off at Barclays Center on April 18. For the second straight year, Barclays Center will serve as the host venue for the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic. Among the nation’s premier high school all-star games will be held on April 18 in Brooklyn, NY. The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic will feature three epic bouts, beginning with an International Game at 2:30 ... Read More »

Stanford signee Reid Travis named to Hoop Summit

HoopSummit660

The 2014 USA Junior National Select Team roster grew to include 11 players today as USA Basketball announced the addition of 6-foot-7 power forward Reid Travis out of De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, Minn. Travis signed with the Stanford Cardinal during the early signing period. “I was definitely excited when I got the call to join the team for the Nike Hoop Summit,” Travis said. “When I went to Colorado for mini-camp in the fall, ... Read More »

Under Armour sets 2014 grassroots schedule

UAA600

2014 SCHEDULE The Under Armour Association is very excited to build upon a very successful inaugural season. 2014 brings new events, new programs, and the NEXT generation of athletes.  - Indicates a part of the UA Association circuit. Middle School Grind Session Top 50 Date: April 12 Location: Washington, DC See the best middle school players in the DMV compete at UA Grind Session. Players will go through instructional stations and compete in games. Kentucky Derby Festival Classic ... Read More »

Nike announces 2014 grassroots schedule

NikeEYBL2013

Nike is the first of the three major shoe company-sponsored grassroots circuits to have released their spring and summer events schedule. Like in year’s past, there are four sessions of the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), which will culminate in the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, during the live period, July 16 – 20, 2014. Nike will also host live (meaning D-1 coaches may attend) period leg of the EYBL in Sacramento, California (EYBL ... Read More »

East roster breakdown – 2014 McDonald’s All American game

mcd630

To put it simply, the East team will have their work cut our for them in the 2014 McDonald’s All American game on April 2, in Chicago. While they do have a predictably talented squad, their opponents are deep and strong. Given a perhaps more versatile roster, and one that could better top to bottom in a transition-oriented game game, the East team may seek to push the pace and exploit their scorers to have ... Read More »

West roster breakdown – 2014 McDonald’s All American game

mcd630

On paper, the West squad looks like the favorite to win the 2014 McDonald’s All American boys game in Chicago on April 2. All star games frequently don’t play out like a normal game would, for a variety of factors, but it certainly appears as if this squad has a decisive talent advantage over the East team. The West team can put forth an elite talent at every position, but it certainly remains to be ... Read More »