The AAU 11th Grade Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented by Champion will return to the ESPN RISE Games with action tipping off on Saturday, July 23 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in suburban Orlando, Fla.
AAU 11th Grade Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion is part of the AAU National Championships held at the ESPN sports complex and features marquee 17and under club teams from across the country. The event includes two days of pool play and a single-elimination tournament. In the past the tournament has featured NBA stars including Amare Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Tyler Hansbrough and JJ Redick.
Class of 2012 and 2013 players ranked in the ESPNU 100 and ESPNU Super 60 will square off in hopes of making it to the championship, with games airing live on ESPNU and ESPN3.com on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27. Top ranked players include Isaiah Austin and Mitch McGary for the class of 2012 and Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel for the class of 2013. Additional AAU basketball games will stream live on ESPN3.com. Additional players may be added to the roster prior to the event.
ESPNU 100 Ranked Players – Class of 2012:
|Isaiah Austin||Texas Pro||TX||2|
|Mitch McGary||SYF Players||IN||4|
|DaJuan Coleman||Albany City Rocks||NY||5|
|Archie Goodwin||Arkansas Wings||AR||8|
|Kaleb Tarzcewski||New England Playaz||NH||9|
|Robert Carter||Atlanta Express||GA||14|
|Grant Jerrett||Belmont Shore||CA||15|
|Gary Harris||D3 Heat||IN||16|
|Alex Poythress||Georgia Stars||TN||17|
|Perry Ellis||Kansas Pray and Play Players||KS||19|
|Rasheed Sulaimon||Houston Hoops||TX||20|
|Devonta Pollard||Southern Phenoms||MS||23|
|Tony Parker||GA Stars||GA||25|
|Marcus Paige||Martin Bros.||IA||27|
|J-Mychal Reese||Houston Hoops||TX||28|
|Braxton Ogbueze||CP3/Charlotte Royals||NC||29|
|Ryan Arcidiacono||PA Playaz||PA||35|
|Joell James||Florida Rams||FL||36|
|J.P. Tokoto||Wisconsin Playground Warriors||WI||37|
|Omar Calhoun||New York Gauchos||NY||38|
|T.J. Warren||Garner Road||NC||39|
In addition to the players listed above, Class of 2013 players attending include Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel, Troy Williams, Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Jonathan Williams III.
The ESPN RISE Games, which debuted in 2009, are a two-week long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused event and are anchored by four elite high school sports events: Champion® All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event; the AAU 11th Grade Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion®; the Under Armour High School All-America Softball game; and the elite 7 on 7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. For telecast schedule information, please click here. For ESPN RISE Games information, click here.
About ESPN RISE Games
The ESPN RISE Games is a two-week-long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused event, anchored by four elite high school sports events: the Champion® All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event, the AAU 11th Grade 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. 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 expects to host more than 14,000 student athletes during the 2011 event.
About ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school student-athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration to improve their skills and achieve their goals. ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE Guy and Girl magazines, with special issues for football, basketball, track and recruiting; ESPNRISE.com; mobile and social media products (Facebook.com/ESPNRISE and Twitter @ESPNRISE); and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Area Code Baseball, ESPN RISE Girls Showcase, and ESPN RISE Nike Football Combines/Nike Football Training Camps. ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school student-athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across multiple ESPN platforms. To follow ESPN RISE Girls on Facebook, please visit www.Facebook.com/espnrisegirl.
About ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 350 events a year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the nation, accommodating 70 different sports and athletes from more than 70 countries. Designed to take youth sports to the next level, the 250-acre facility features multiple competition venues, including Champion Stadium, the HP Field House, the Jostens Center, the Hess Sports Fields, a track & field facility, a tennis complex and a baseball/softball sportsplex. It is also home to the ESPN Innovation Lab, a real-world testing ground for the ESPN Emerging Technology Group that develops ground-breaking on-air products like Ball Track and ESPN Snap Zoom, as well as development of its new 3-D television channel. In addition, the complex features 56 high-definition cameras and 40 high-definition video screens, including three jumbo screens, which 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 HD and 3-D Production Center with direct links to ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.wdwnews.com for press releases, photos and videos. Follow us on Twitter at @DisneySports.
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Amateur Athletic Union
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. The AAU was founded in 1888 and conducts over 38 sports at the grassroots level ranging from ages 3-99. In the youth program, a simple $12 membership allows participation in over 38 sports. The AAU partnered with the Walt Disney World Company in 1995 and serves as one of the anchor tenants to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.