The 16th Annual Texas Jamboree kicks off Thanksgiving weekend in Houston, TX

 

As the holidays approach, Houston and surrounding cities
are gearing up for the premiere high school hoops showcase that has become one of the longest, lasting go-to events for the Thanksgiving weekend.

 

Thanksgiving in Texas signifies the gathering of family, friends, indulging in holiday food and the return of one of the longest running high school boys’ basketball tournaments, ‘Texas High School Jamboree”. The much-anticipated event will feature two full days of basketball beginning Friday, November 24th through Saturday, November 25th at Episcopal High School (4650 Bissonnet Bellaire, TX 77401).
Texas Jamboree helps to illustrate why the South is considered a “recruiting hot bed” for high school hoops. For the 16th year in a row, the tournament has delivered a national stage allowing talented individuals to garner exposure and showcase their talents in front of notable college coaches, media, scouts, and their families.
With this years’ lineup of schools and talent, Texas jamboree will continue to give the fans what they’re looking for.

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Schedule will be releasing on Monday, October 16th, 2017.  Be sure to follow us on twitter @TxJamboree.

For more information click link Texas High School Jamboree

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Highly Anticipated Performances Announced for the 2nd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

Layups2Standup has released the full comedian lineup and Emmy Award Winning hip-hop artist set to perform at the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Comedian Demetrius “Juice’ Deason

 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (Oklahoma City, OK)- The city of Oklahoma is gearing up for the highly anticipated “Why Not??” Comedy Show hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason. The two have teamed up to host an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with your favorite stars of stage.
This years’ event is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with a star -studded red carpet lined with celebrities, VIP’s and the social set of OKC. The talented comedians slated to perform include Ray Grady of Kevin Hart’s “Next Level”, Tacarra Williams; mother, motivational speaker, and hilarious standup comedian who recently performed for Selena Gomez and The Weekend- while on a date, Ron Taylor, who can regularly be seen on BET, and renown comedian and show host, Demetrius “Juice” Deason.

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In addition to this impressive lineup, Emmy Award winning hip-hop artist, Jabee Williams will open up the “Why Not??” Comedy Show with a live performance. Jabee, a native to Oklahoma is known as one of the top influences in music and entertainment. His music has gained regional and national attention, and continues to speak positive volumes to his fans.
“Our mission with this event is cultivate an ambiance of laughter, camaraderie, and entertainment for the city. We are offering an all-encompassing experience for everyone including an organization we can give back to” says, Demetrius Deason – CEO of Layups2Standup

Oklahoma’s hottest Deejay, Kendrick Warren aka “YOameriKANdream” will be in the mix keeping the audience moving and entertained throughout the evening.

The “Why Not?? Comedy Show” will be an annual event for the city of Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. Each year a charity will be chosen as the beneficiary of event proceeds. This years’ beneficiary, YWCA Oklahoma is an organization that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places for women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto http://www.layups2standup.com .

 

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ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
RAY GRADY is gaining buzz as one of the hottest rising comedic stars to watch. After starting his stand-up career in 2002, he made his first television appearance in 2006 on TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. Since that appearance he showcased his Alpha Male brand of comedy BET Comic View, and Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment on Starz. Most recently, his half hour comedy special, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, aired on Comedy Central. He’s also appeared on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and landed his first Lead Role in Then There Was Joe, directed by USC Grad, Justin Warren, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.

 

TACARRA WILLIAMSs a comedian, mother, plus-size model, and Life Skills Coach for inmates in Men’s Central Jail who realized long ago that life is too short to be limited by the pessimism of others. She lives by the mantra, “You don’t have to choose, do it all…just be prepared to work hard”. She’s opened for the likes of Tony Rock, Deray Davis, and Bill Bellamy and has graced every major comedy stage in New York and Hollywood. In 2017 she was selected to be the only female ever to host the 1st Impressions Showcase at Chocolate Sundaes at the World Famous Laugh Factory. Look out for her on TruTV’s upcoming show, Laff Mobb.

RON TAYLOR- Standup comedian Ron Taylor is originally from Detroit MI, now living in Los Angeles. Getting his start in the mid-west Ron has done tons of shows eventually landing him on T.V. shows such as B.E.T’s “Live At The Apollo” and multiple appearances on Fox T.V.’s “Laughs”. Ron is now a regular host at the Hollywood Comedy Store for Crack Em Up Comedy!

DEMETRIUS “JUCIE’ DEASON – founder and CEO of Layups2standup was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. Growing up Demetrius spent a lot of his time on the basketball court and was known amongst his teammates as “the kid who could make everyone laugh”. He developed an interest in comedy after his basketball career was cut short due to an injury. With some motivation from peers, Demetrius decided to take his comedic talent to the nect level and did his first stand-up show in 2013. After the success and positive feedback, he received, Demetrius knew that comedy was something he wanted to take serious.
Heavily influenced by some of the most respected comedians in the industry, including Richard Pryor; Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Demetrius’s comedy is centered around situations and people he encounters in real life. ”The audience enjoys my shows because I talk about things I’ve really been through and they can relate to that.” With his honest and unique style, Demetrius has gained popularity in the Los Angeles comedy scene which led to him founding his company Layups2standup in 2013.

 

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Roster Released: Hype City VIII “Freshman Rising Stars Game”

Brooklyn, NY is gearing up for the first annual “Hype City VIII” boys high school basketball tournament and Sunday’s much anticipated “Hype City Rising Stars Game”. The event will take place Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th at South Shore High School (6565 Flatlands Ave. Broolyn, NY 11236) with games beginning at 9:45a.m (EST)

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Hype City VIII is set to deliver a weekend of premier high school hoops featuring 8 teams- 4 public schools and 4 private schools from the NYC/NJ area. The competitive lineup consists of: Cardinal Hayes, Abraham Lincoln, St. Raymond’s, Benjamin Cardozo, Scanlan, Thomas Jefferson, Iona Prep, and South Shore.

 

FRESHMAN RISING STARS GAME ROSTER (Sunday)

• Conner Tierney
• Shane Dezonie
• Amare Marshall
• Justin Glover
• Trey Patterson
• Jaden Brown
• Zaakir Williamson
• Nana Njoukou
• Adrian Griffin
• Isaiah Thompson
• Isaac Brito
• Sterling Jones
• TJ Morris
• Moussa Cisse
• Jonathan Kuminga
• Malachi Smith
• Jaquan Carlos
• Drissa Traore
• Shaw Fulcher
• Ravvon Weir
• Zakai Ziegler

First Annual “Hype City VIII” Kicks Off High School Basketball Season with Elite Tournament and Freshman Rising Stars Game

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First Annual “Hype City VIII” Kicks Off High School Basketball with Elite Tournament and Freshman Rising Stars Game

Brooklyn, NY is gearing up for the first annual “Hype City VIII” boys high school basketball tournament and Sunday’s much anticipated “Hype City Rising Stars Game”. The event will take place Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th at South Shore High School (6565 Flatlands Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11236) with games beginning at 9a.m.

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Hype City VIII is set to deliver a weekend of premier high school hoops featuring 8 teams- 4 public schools and 4 private schools from the NYC/NJ area. The competitive lineup consists of: Cardinal Hayes, Abraham Lincoln, St. Raymond’s, Benjamin Cardozo, Scanlan, Thomas Jefferson, Iona Prep, and South Shore.

“This inaugural tournament will serve as an early evaluator of what is to be expected in the upcoming high school basketball season, as well as a preseason look at future D1 scholarship athletes” said, Shabar Ewing- Event Director.

The “Rising Stars Game”, will be a glimpse of the vast amount of 2021 talent coming into the already talent laden Northeast. Hype City VIII will allow these athletes the platform to grow and showcase their skill sets as they enter into the high school season.” said, Jay David- Event Director

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Hype City is dedicated to supporting the basketball community in times of need. A portion of event proceeds will go to assisting families who have endured the devastating hurricane in Houston. Donations will also be accepted on behalf of our initiative to support and lend a hand to our family in the South.

adidas basketball is a proud sponsor and supporter of “Hype City VII” and Hype City “Rising Stars Game”.

 

 

Door admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Be ready to witness an array of talent!

 

For more information: Shabar Ewing @ HypeCityLeague@gmail.com or 646.479.9941
Jay David @ JayDavidNY@gmail.com or 646.683.0362

BALLER TV WILL BE LIVE STREAMING ALL GAMES: Baller TV HYPE CITY VIII

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Rockets @Jharden13 kicks off his inaugural JH-Town Weekend August 19 & 20 with a charity basketball tournament & series of events

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden kicks off a fun-filled weekend in Houston, TX comprised of a series of events including a Celebrity Charity Basketball Tournament benefitting “3 The Harden Way” Scholarship Program.

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The event will take place Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20th at Rice University (Tudor Fieldhouse 6100 Main Street Houston, TX 77231). The 4 teams assembled for the tournament are, “Team Harden”, “Team Boss Life”, “Dream Chasers”, and “Team LaFlame”. Confirmed NBA Players and Celebrities include: Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Demar Derozan, Devin Booker, Dion Waiters, Emmanuel Mudiay, Eric Gordon, Gerald Green, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Josh Simmons, Josh Smith, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, PJ Tucker, Tyler Ennis, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Cassie, Karen Civil, Slim Thug, Kylie Jenner, and many more!

Games will begin on Saturday at 1pm and 3pm, and conclude on Sunday with the Tournament Finale at 3pm.

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All Proceeds will Benefit “3 The Harden Way” Scholarship Program

3 The Harden Way is James Harden’s charity organization established to provide higher learning opportunities for future leaders. It is dedicated to bringing economic and educational gaps in the Houston metropolitan area by providing academic financial support to higher achieving students, demonstrating leadership within communities facing hardship.

 

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Confirmed teams to play in the Elite 14 Showcase Saturday, Nov. 4th @ Hirschi High School

13th ANNUAL ELITE 14 SHOWCASE

 

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Elite 14 showcase has established itself throughout the years as the “go to” event kicking off the November live period with some of the most explosive talent in high school hoops. This year, the event has expanded to 32 top teams that will feature some of the best matchups from Texas to Oklahoma, and other neighboring states.
The competitive showcase will take place Saturday, November 4th at Hirschi High School (3106 Borton Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76310) with games beginning at 9am.
Some of the highlighted players this year include:  RJ Hampton (2020), Jalen Wilson (2019), Kaden Archie (2019), De’Vion Harmon (2019), Drew Timme (2019), Avery Anderson (2019), Jalen Jackson (2019), Jacobi Gordan (2018), Malik Hall (2018), and many more.

 

Confirmed Teams Include:

Denton Guyer- TX
JJ Pearce – TX
Justin Northwest- TX
Lancaster- TX
Little Elm – TX
Midlothian – TX
North Crowley – TX
Plano Prestonwood – TX
St. Anthony’s – TX
Lubbock Estacado- TX
The Colony- TX
Timberview- TX
Wichita Falls Hirschi- TX
Wichita Falls Rider- TX
Houston Christian- TX

Broken Arrow- OK
Carl Albert- OK
Edmond North- OK
Midwest City- OK
Norman- OK
OKC Storm- OK
Putnam City North- OK
Putnam City West- OK
Tulsa Booker T. Washington- OK
Westmoore- OK

Hobbs- NM
Life Prep- KS
Sunrise Christian – KS
Southwest Christian – AR
Trinity International- NV

 

TWITTER: @Elite14Showcase

 

2017 SPONSORS: TexasBoysBasetball.com and Wichita Clutch

 

For more information log onto Elite14.com or Email:  Elite_14_showcase@yahoo.com

 

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NBA Trainer Irv Roland brings you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” August 26th & 27th in Midwest City, OK

Blueprint’s founder and NBA trainer, Irv Roland and event partner, James Davis bring you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” in Midwest City, OK on August 26th & 27th for Boys and Girls grades 5th-12th.

Irving Roland, a native to Oklahoma City played College basketball at Carl Albert State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He began working in the NBA in 2004 with the Boston Celtics. Throughout the years his roster of off season training extended to NBA Professional players such as Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Joe Johnson, Serge Ibaka, Jarrett Jack, and Kevin Durant. Roland is currently on staff with the Houston Rockets and is the full time trainer of James Harden who recently signed a 4 year extension with Rockets. More about: Irving Roland and Blueprint Basketball Training

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TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic’s primary focus will be on Skill Development, Strength & Conditioning, and the importance of Fitness and Nutrition. There will also be an implementation of a social media education class that will dive into the benefits and dangers of social media for student athletes

WHAT: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic

WHO: Boys & Girls 5th-12th grade

WHERE: Carl Albert High School (2009 S Post Rd, Midwest City, OK 73130)

WHEN: Saturday August 26th 12pm-3pm / Sunday August 27th 2pm-5pm

 

CLICK LINK TO REGISTER: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic  or call 405-830-9747. Discount offers for multiple kids and/or teams.

 

Special thanks to sponsors: adidas, Body Armor Sports Drinks, Trolli Candy, and Power Handz.

 

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