Top Programs, Elite Matchups- WAR BEFORE THE STORM BASKETBALL SHOWCASE – @CoachVonzell1

Don’t miss the “War Before The Storm” Basketball Showcase taking place Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th at Boswell High School in Ft. Worth, TX.  This event will feature competitive matchups from top adidas, Nike, and Under Armour programs in Texas and surrounding areas.




WHERE: BOSWELL HIGH SCHOOL (5805 W. Bailey Boswell Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76179)

WHEN: March 24th & 25th


Click link below for full schedule:

War Before The Storm Schedule


For more Information contact Event Director: Vonzell Thomas at


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Loaded 2017 60th Annual Whataburger Tournament set for December, 28th-30th in Fort Worth | @Whataburger_bbt


Nationally-Renowned basketball tournament returns for the 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary

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The 60th Annual Diamond edition of the Whataburger Tournament is loaded with highly ranked preseason TABC teams. These great teams, coaches, and players will make for the toughest and most competitive field ever in the state plus the nation when they collide on December 28, 29, 30, 2017.

ORANGE Bracket

Location: WG Thomas Coliseum ( 6108 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, TX 76117)



Blue BOYS Division

Location: Chisholm Trail HS (3100 NW College Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76179)


Blue GIRLS Division

Location: Saginaw HS (800 N. Blue Mound Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76131)


Ticket Prices

BEST BUY: Season Pass each venue: Adults $24 Seniors 65 and older/Students $21

Blue Venues (Both Gyms): Adults $36 Seniors 65 and older/Students $33

Daily Ticket All Venues: Adults: Thurs $9 Fri $9 Sat. $10

All Venue Pass; All 3 venues All Games Adult: $55 Seniors 65 older/Students $50



Follow on twitter: @Whataburger_bbt

Hashtag: #WhataTournament



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SCHEDULE: ARS Rescue Rooter DALLAS National Hoopfest | Dec. 15th & 16th #DFWvsTheCountry




Friday, December, 15th @ Highland Park High School (4220 Emerson Ave. Dallas, TX 75205)
4:30pm Highland Park vs. Chicago Simeon
6:00pm Highland Park vs. Forney (girls)

Saturday, December 16 at Lancaster High School (200 E. Wintergreen Ave. Dallas, TX 75134)
2:30 South Garland vs. Sunrise Christian (KS)
4:00 Desoto vs. Whitney Young
5:30 Waxahatchie vs. Chicago Simeon
7:00 Lancaster vs. Oak Hill Academy (VA)


Be sure to follow social media pages:   @HoopfestUSA  @ARSRescueRooter 





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ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest | DALLAS vs the country | @HoopfestUSA

Dallas, TX is gearing up for the 2017 ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest set for Friday, December, 15th and Saturday, December 16th. The event will be hosted at Highland Park High School on Friday and at Lancaster High School on Saturday featuring local teams: South Garland, Desoto, Lancaster, Waxahatchie, and Highland Park and teams throughout the country: Chicago Simeon (IL), Whitney Young (IL), Sunrise Christian (KS), and Oak Hill Academy (VA). Each local team will play an out of town team.


Friday, December 15th @ Highland Park High School
6:30pm: Highland Park (Girls) vs North Forney (Girls)
8:00pm: Highland Park vs Chicago Simeon

Saturday, December 16th @ Lancaster High School

2:30pm: South Garland vs Sunrise Christian (KS)
4:00pm: Desoto vs Whitney Young (IL)
5:30pm: Waxahatchie vs Chicago Siemon (IL)
7:00pm: Lancaster vs Oak Hill Academy (VA)


Click link to purchase tickets: ARS RESCUE ROOTER NATIONAL HOOPFEST

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Event Director: Travis Haddock @


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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.

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

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto .


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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.