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2015 Jordan Brand Classic preview

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Now in its 14th year, the Jordan Brand Classic will return to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday with games showcasing the top boys, girls and international basketball players. For the third consecutive year, Barclays Center will host the top boys in the nation on Friday, April 17, as part of a quadruple-header event. These future stars follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest in the game, including Jordan Brand athletes Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake ... Read More »

World wins 2015 Nike Hoop Summit behind Jamal Murray

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Some of the world’s top youth basketball players assembled on Saturday for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit game in Portland, Oregon. After the talented titans clashed, World won a hard-fought game over the United States, 103-101. The World team demonstrated a long and defensively-strong frontline and scored the first 10 points of the game. The United States squad struggled on the boards intially, but started to pick it up to draw within 7 points after the ... Read More »

Under Armour Association New Orleans – Friday top performers

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Courtesy of UAA Big Stage in the Big Easy A few notable performances from Day 1 in New Orleans… Josh Jackson, 2016 (1 Nation 17U) 28 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists (13-16 FG) in a 77-68 win over Mo Williams Elite Joey Brunk, 2016 (Indy Hoosiers 17U) 16 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists (3-4 FG, 10-12 FT) in a 68-61 win over Sports U Justin Jackson, 2016 (Canada Elite 17U) 24 points, 8 rebounds (8-11 ... Read More »

2015 Nike Hoop Summit game is loaded

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Press Release The 2015 Nike Hoop Summit will be played at 12 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, April 11 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The game will be televised on ESPN2. Elite center Caleb Swanigan of Homestead (IN) is expected to announce his college decision in conjunction with the game. The Nike Hoop Summit is the country’s premier annual basketball game for U.S. high school senior boys and features the USA Basketball Junior National Select ... Read More »

Uncommitted standouts add intrigue to McDonald’s game

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The 2015 McDonald’s All American games are set to tip off at Chicago’s United Center on Wednesday, April 1, and a roster heavy with undecided players add intrigue to what is normally the premier high school basketball all-star game. The 38th annual boys game is playing in the fifth consecutive year in Chicago, and will begin at 8:00 p.m., central time on ESPN. With seven players in the game currently uncommitted, there will no doubt ... Read More »

Under Armour and adidas announce grassroots schedules

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Two of the three major grassroots circuits, Under Armour and adidas, have announced their grassroots schedule and plans of the spring and summer of 2015. Under Armour According to a press release, this year the UAA will be operate in a true league format with regularly scheduled games throughout the spring for 15U, 16U, and 17U. In addition to the new league format each age group will play with shot clocks and full box scores ... Read More »

Standouts set for Junior National Team Mini-Camp

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Fifty-three of the nation’s top high school aged basketball players will convene on the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 6th annual USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp on Oct. 4-5. The training camp will be used to continue player evaluations and to get a start on preparations for several upcoming international competitions, including in 2015 the Nike Hoop Summit, 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, as well as for ... Read More »

2014 Elite 24 game recap

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Press Release Team Liberty willed their way to a 127-116 victory over Team Freedom in the 9th Annual Under Armour Elite 24, led by co-MVPs Jaylen Brown (23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Duke Blue Devils pledge Chase Jeter (17 points, 15 rebounds). Jeter’s performance also cemented his place in Elite 24 history; his 15 rebounds set the record for the highest single-game total since the game’s inception in 2006. Team Freedom was paced by ... Read More »

USA captures Gold in U17 World Championship

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In a hotly contested game, USA Basketball’s U17 team beat Australia, 99-92 to win the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai. USA ran the table at the World Championship, with seven straight wins against international competition, including prevailing over Serbia in the semifinals. Top-5 junior guard Malik Newman of Callaway (MS) led the USA squad with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the title game. Newman was terrific throughout the event, and was ... Read More »

2014 Nike Global Challenge set to tip off

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The 2014 Nike Global Challenge is set to tip off on Wednesday, at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. As is typical of the event, it encompasses four teams of players from the United States, and four international squads. Brazil, Canada, China and Pan Africa are represented on the international side of the event. This 8-team, 16-game tournament features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World ... Read More »

Elite 24 roster for ’14 announced

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UNDER ARMOUR BASKETBALL’S ELITE 24 GAME RETURNS TO BROOKLYN  Under Armour Basketball today announced it is bringing the Elite 24 – one of the nation’s premier high school basketball showcase – back to Brooklyn, NY for the second consecutive year. The nation’s top high school basketball players will assemble on August 23 at Pier 2 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park to make a name for themselves in New York City—the Mecca of basketball. The game will air live ... Read More »

Twin Cities Classic charity event announced

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On Monday, August 4th, the Twin Cities Classic announced its star-filled roster for the charity event, which takes place on Sunday, August 10 at Woodbury High School in Woodbury, MN. The Twin Cities Classic is a high school basketball event in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 100% of proceeds go to charity. The Twin Cities Classic has selected the top high school prospects in Minnesota, as well as Dupree McBrayer from New Jersey, to ... Read More »