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—ESPNU 100 and ESPNU Super 60 Players Set to Play
—Live Coverage on ESPNU
The AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented by Champion®, an ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target event, begins this Saturday, July 24 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the nation’s leading multisport venue for amateur and professional sports, in suburban Orlando, Fla.
The AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented by Champion® is part of the AAU National Championship, featuring marquee 17-under club teams from across the country. The event includes two days of pool play and a single-elimination tournament. The tournament is a breeding ground for future NBA stars; former AAU 17U players-now NBA pros include Amare Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and rookie John Wall.
Class of 2011 and 2012 players ranked in the ESPNU 100 and ESPNU Super 60 will square off in hopes to make it to the championship, of which some games will air live on ESPNU Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27. Top ranked players include Michael Gilchrist and Austin Rivers for the class of 2011 and DeJuan Coleman and L. J. Rose for the class of 2012. Additional AAU basketball games featuring 14U and 15U boys will stream live on ESPN3.com.
ESPNU 100 Ranked Players – Class of 2011:
|Michael Gilchrist||Team Final||No. 1|
|Austin Rivers||Each One Teach One (Team Stat)||No. 2|
|James McAdoo||Boo Williams Summer League||No. 5|
|Bradley Beal||St. Louis Eagles||No. 6|
|Myck Kabongo||Team Takeover Canada||No. 7|
|Rakeem Christmas||Team Final||No. 8|
|Kentavious Caldwell||Georgia Blazers||No. 11|
|Branden Dawson||SYF||No. 14|
|Johnny O’Bryant||Jackson Tigers||No. 17|
|Michael Gbinije||Team Takeover||No. 29|
|P.J. Hairiston||CP3 All-Stars||No. 31|
|Dai-Jon Parker||Georgia Blazers||No. 39|
|Justin Royal||Georgia Blazers||No. 48|
|Shannon Scott||Georgia Blazers||No. 53|
|Angel Nunez||NY Gauchos||No. 74|
|Aaron Ross||Arkansas Wings||No. 100|
ESPNU Super 60 Ranked Players – Class of 2012:
|Dajuan Coleman||Albany City Rocks||No. 2|
|L.J. Rose||Houston Hooops||No. 5|
|Tony Parker||Georgia Stars||No. 21|
|J-Mychal Reese||Houston Hooops||No. 28|
|Justin Anderson||Boo Williams Summer League||No. 40|
|Elijah Macon||All Ohio Red||No. 42|
The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target is a two-week-long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused events, anchored by four elite high school sports events: the Champion High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event, the AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented By Champion®, the Under Armour All-America Softball Game and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. The ESPN RISE Games’ competitive channel youth sports include boys and girls lacrosse, softball, football, baseball, basketball, field hockey and track & field. The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target expects to host more than 13,000 student athletes during the 2010 event.
ESPNU and ESPN3.com will provide extensive live and pre-recorded coverage from the ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target. ESPNU programming will include elite event coverage of the Champion High School Showcase, the AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented By Champion®, the Under Armour High School Softball All-America game and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. ESPN3.com live event streaming will include basketball, lacrosse, track & field and softball events.
ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target ESPNU & ESPN3.com Schedule:
|Fri., Jul. 23||9 a.m.||ESPN3.COM||AAU Basketball 14U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi finals||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise|
|Fri., Jul. 23||11 a.m.||ESPN3.COM||AAU Basketball 14U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi finals||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise|
|Fri., Jul. 23||1 p.m.||ESPN3.COM||AAU Basketball 15U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi- finals||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise|
|Fri., Jul. 23||3 p.m.||ESPN3.COM||AAU Basketball 15U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi- finals||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise|
|Fri., Jul. 23||6 p.m.||ESPN3.COM||AAU Basketball 14U Super Showcase – Boys – Finals||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise|
|Fri., Jul. 23||8 p.m.||ESPN3.COM||AAU Basketball 15U Super Showcase – Boys – Finals||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise|
|Sat., Jul. 24||7 p.m.||ESPNU||Under Armour All-America Softball Game||Justin Kutcher and Garland Cooper|
|Sat., Jul. 24||8 a.m.||ESPN3.COM||USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 16U – Semi||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli|
|Sat., Jul. 24||10 a.m.||ESPN3.COM||USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 18U – Semi||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli|
|Sat., Jul. 24||12:30 p.m.||ESPN3.COM||USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 16U – Final||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli|
|Sat., Jul. 24||2:30 p.m.||ESPN3.COM||USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 18U – Final||Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli|
|Sun., Jul. 25||7 p.m.||ESPNU||Champion Boys High School Lacrosse Showcase||Joe Beninati and Quint Kessenich|
|Mon., Jul. 26||7 p.m.||ESPNU||AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion®||Justin Kutcher, Adrian Branch, and Paul Biancardi|
|Tues., Jul. 27||7 p.m.||ESPNU||AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion®||Justin Kutcher, Adrian Branch, and Paul Biancardi|
|Wed., Jul. 28||7 p.m.||ESPNU||Champion® Gridiron Kings||Tom Luginbill and Justin Kutcher|
|Thurs., Jul. 29||7 p.m.||ESPNU||ESPN RISE Games Recap Show||Justin Kutcher|
About ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can. ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines; ESPNRISE.com, and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Faster to First, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps. ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.
About ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 300 events a year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the United States, accommodating 60 different sports and athletes from more than 70 countries. Designed to take youth sports to the next level, the 220-acre facility features: The Fieldhouse, a 165,000-square-foot field house which seats 5,500 for basketball; Champion Stadium ballpark (cap. 11,500); Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields; Jostens Center, an 80,000-square-foot multi-sport fieldhouse; and the Innovation Lab, a real-world testing ground for the ESPN Emerging Technology group to develop ground-breaking on-air products like Ball Track and ESPN Snap Zoom. In addition, the complex features 56 high-definition cameras (42 robotic, 10 handheld and four studio) and 40 high-definition video screens, including three jumbo screens, that can capture and display footage from any event taking place at the complex. The camera and video screens, as well as a 20-zone audio system, are controlled through the state-of-the-art Production Center that features eight edit bays and links to ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.wdwnews.com for releases, photos and videos. Follow us on Twitter at @DisneySports.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,740 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. At the ESPN RISE GAMES Presented by Target 2010, Target will feature the Fall 2010 collection of C9 by Champion performance wear geared toward student athletes. C9 by Champion is available exclusively at Target. For more information about C9 by Champion visit Target.com/C9.
Since 1919 Champion athleticwear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including sport bras, activewear, team uniforms, sweats and accessories. Champion athleticwear can be purchased at most sporting goods and department stores. For more information please contact us at 1-800-999-2249 or visit www.championusa.com. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.underarmour.com.
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