Texas Grassroots Basketball presents the 8th Annual Lone Star JUCO/Prep Showcase – Dallas- Oct. 8th

Texas Grassroots Basketball has announced the return of the “Lone Star JUCO/Prep Showcase” for its 8th year in a row, featuring over 100 D1 prospects. This event will take place on Saturday, October 8th at Duncanville Fieldhouse (1700 S. Main St. Duncanville, TX 75137). Games will be held on 3 courts, beginning at 11 a.m.

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College Coaches, Scouts, and Media will be given the opportunity to evaluate players competing at a high level. There are currently 17 JUCO/Prep teams pre-registered, with a few more being added. A few confirmed JUCO teams include: Angelina College, Tyler Junior College, Redlands College (OK), and Arkansas Baptist. A few confirmed Prep/HS teams include: Pro-Vision Academy, Global Learning Village (Chris Walker Academy) and Southwest Christian (AR).

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***D1 packets will be available for $85/ D2 D3 and NAIA will be available for $50***

For more information email: TexasBoysBasketball@gmail.com OR call (281) 222-3216

http://www.TexasGrassRootsBasketball.org

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Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp in Dallas, TX October 15th & 16th

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2016 Pangos All-South FROSH/SOPH Camp is coming to Dallas, TX

The 2016 Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp is coming to Dallas, October 15th & 16th. Each participating player will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of national and regional scouts attending, while gaining quality instruction and preparation. The skills session will be directed by former NBA/NCAA assistant, Dave Miller.

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What: Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp

When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th

Where: Triple A / Focused Learning Academy (2524 West Ledbetter Dr. Dallas, TX 75237)

 

**Day Camper Fee $195 / Overnight Camper Fee $295 **

Event Hotel: Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas (2101 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207)  / Phone: 214-747-3000 / Special Rate: $119

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For more information log onto: http://www.fullctpress.net

Email: Trigonis30@aol.com    Phone: 407-760-6766

 

 

 

8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest is guaranteed to deliver with new additions

Thanksgiving Hoopfest, traditionally known for their stacked High School boys roster and competitive match-ups, will be adding a series of games featuring the top High School girls’ basketball teams in the Nation

 (Duncanville, TX) September 7th, 2016 – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest, named by “USA Today HS Sports” as “One of the top ten HS Basketball Tournaments of the year to attend”, will commence on Friday, November 25th and continue Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville, TX. With the new additions of the top girls basketball teams, Hoopfest will be widely considered as the most anticipated event of the holiday season.

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No stranger to DFW, Thanksgiving Hoopfest has annually delivered the future of College and NBA basketball. Over the past 7 years this event has showcased 50 State Champions, 20 Mc Donald All-Americans, and 10 current NBA Players. Just to name a few, Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Isaiah Austin (NBA Ambassador), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), Julius Randle (LA Lakers), Terrance Ferguson (Professional Overseas), Keith Frazier (UNT), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Aaron Harrison (Kentucky), Marques Bolden (Duke), and many more.

This will be the first year implementing the top High School girls’ basketball teams, which has peaked interest among media, sponsors, and basketball fan enthusiast.

“Bringing the girls into this equation was a strategic move and I couldn’t be any happier with the decision.” says Thanksgiving Hoopfest Director- Glenn Smith

Be ready to witness elite team/players match-ups with an array of talent, enjoy fan giveaways, contests, interactive stations, vendor booths, celebrity appearances, and more- definitely something for the whole family!

Sponsors for this years’ Thanksgiving Hoopfest include: Nike, Gatorade, Witherspoon Law Group, and LD Unlimited.

 

Committed GIRL TEAMS

Argyle, Dallas Lincoln, Duncanville, Frisco Liberty, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Timberview, Prestonwood, Riverdale Baptist (MD)

Committed BOY TEAMS

Austin Westlake, Carver (AL), Cedar Hill, Cibolo Steele, Columbus (MS), Dallas Lincoln, dallas kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville, Euless Trinity, Hall (AR), Lafayette Christian Academy (LA), Mansfield Timberview, North Crowley, Prestonwood, Putnam City (OK), South Garland

 

To purchase tickets or more information log onto: www.ThanksgivingHoopfest.com

Media Credentials email: Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

Sponsorship/Vendor Booth email: Tracy Moore at SportsMixLive@gmail.com

 

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***MEDIA ALERT*** SNOOP JOHNSON BASKETBALL presents “BIG MONDAY”

snoop johnsonThe API Bulldogs will be battling against the Lancaster Tigers on Monday, December 7, 2015 at “Big Monday” Tournament in Lancaster, Texas. Presented by Snoop Johnson Basketball, this is an experience you won’t forget! Currently, Lancaster is ranked No.1 in the State 5A poll, while Tigers finished their 2014-15 season with a record of 34-4. Top ranked players this year from Lancaster include- Jacolby Pemberton, Deon Barrett, Nate Morris, T.J Starks, while the top ranked players from API include: Terrance Ferguson, Trevon Duval, Mark Vital, Billy Preston, and Stevie Jordan. API (Advanced Preparatory International) is ranked No. 4 in USA Today H.S. Sports “Super 25”. This game is going to be the highlight of DFW basketball season!

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***All Media Request Must Be Sent To Nina Zavala at  nina@ninazavalagroup.com***

What: BIG MONDAY

Where: Lancaster High School, 200 E. Wintergreen Road, Lancaster, TX.

When: December 7, 2015 | *Doors open at 6pm | Game starts at 6:30pm

About API

Advanced Preparatory International is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools.  Upon requirement completion, students will receive a diploma and transcript certified and bearing the seal of the National Association of Private Schools.  API students join other students who have graduated from NAPS accredited schools to attend colleges and universities including: community, regional, state, and technical schools, military services, church and educational ministries, business ownerships, and the workforce.

About Lancaster Athletics

The Lancaster Athletic Department is committed to providing opportunities that enhance the experiences of student athletes in their specific sports. The department believes that participation in sports produces lessons that will be used in life as well as competition. Interscholastic sports promote an awareness of the positive impact of hard work, the value of developing measurable skills, the importance of attending to detail, and the ability to persevere through adversity. Utilizing a strong work ethic and disciplined judgment, the athlete values team accomplishments above personal achievement. Through consistent analysis and reflection, athletes come to a better understanding of their sport, teammates, and the spirit of competition.

The 7th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest Served An Abundance of The Nation’s Top HS Basketballers

 

7th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest Kicks off with Top Basketball TalentThis year the 7th Annual “Thanksgiving Hoopfest” took place over Thanksgiving weekend at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville, TX. The annual event allows H.S. players to showcase their skills in front of College Coaches, Scouts, Media and their basketball fans. Attendees of this 2 day event had the opportunity to witness some of the Nation’s elite high school prospects battling it out.

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Despite the Dallas shakey weather and Black Friday shopping madness, the Thanksgiving Hoopfest still had sports fans, media outlets, scouts & coaches entertained and for good reason. These teams from across the country came to have their chance to leave victorious from this holiday tournament.

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The weekend concluded with the ever so hyped matchup between two of the best PGs in the Country, De’Aaron Fox (Cy Lakes) and Andrew Jones (MacArthur). The two went toe to toe, to deliver an undeniable show that wowed the crowd, presumably making this the matchup of the year.

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DeAaron Fox (Cy Lakes) Regarded as top PG in class of 2016 with 31 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists.

Andrew Jones (Irving MacArthur)- Top PG in the class of 2016 with 29 points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Trae Young (Norman North) No. 25 player in class of 2017 by ESPN with an averaged 38 points, 6.5 assists, and four rebounds two games played.

Schnider Herard (Plano Prestonwood) Finished with 22 points and 8 rebounds.

Cam McGriff (South Grand Prairie) 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Harrison Henderson (South Grand Prairie) 13 points and six rebounds.

R.J. Nembhard (Keller Central) 22 points

C.J. Roberts (Richland) ranked 85 in class of 2017 Finished with 31 points, two assists, and two rebounds.

DeAndre Williams (SATCH) Finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

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With the help of this year’s Thanksgiving Hoopfest event sponsors, Nike Basketball, Gatorade, One Pass Away, and the BJR Foundation- Thanksgiving hoopfest was yet another success and reason why USA Today High School Sports named it one of the top 10 national events to attend this 2015/2016 season.

7th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest Schedule

A loaded Thanksgiving Hoopfest lineup features state champions, several of the top programs in the four-state area, and arguably the nation’s top point guard, De’Aaron Fox.

7th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest Kicks off with Top Basketball Talent

 

DALLAS, Texas (November18, 2015) — D/FW is gearing up for the 7th Annual Thanksgiving HoopFest 2015 from November 27th-28th in Duncanville, TX. For the past six years, the nation’s top high school basketball players have flocked to Dallas to compete against each other and showcase their talent in front of notable coaches, scouts, fans, and basketball enthusiasts.

Thanksgiving HoopFest helps to illustrate why Dallas is considered the new ‘mecca’ of basketball by putting the top teams in the Dallas/Fort Worth area against many of the top teams in the United States. Marquee players this year include, De’Aaron Fox, Trae Young, Schnider Herard, Andrew Jones, JJ Caldwell, Cameron McGriff, RJ Nembhard, just to name a few.

MaxPreps, a CBSSports.com site, has named Thanksgiving HoopFest as one of the top Showcase events in the country.

IMG_8694Last year, the event drew over 5,000 spectators, and this year, the event is expected to draw an even larger crowd. Some college coaches that have previously attended the event include Bill Self from the University of Kansas, John Calipari from the University of Kentucky, Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”) from Duke University, Scott Drew from Baylor University and Johnny Jones from Louisiana State University.

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The event will be held at Sandra Meadows Arena on the campus of Duncanville High School. For more information, please visit www.thanksgivinghoopfest.com.

To purchase presale tickets go to:

http://thanksgivinghoopfest.ticketleap.com/7th-annual-thanksgiving-hoopfest/

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Nina Zavala
Event Publicist
nina@ninazavalagroup.com
Tel: 214.686.4251

Advanced Preparatory International (API) Team up with Annual “My Brother’s Keeper”-“Feed the Homeless Drive” on Thanksgiving Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(API) joins Radio Personality Vincent “Heartbreak” Tucker, Nikki Hayes, and C.J.
Johnson in its initiative to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day.

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Dallas, TX (November 12, 2015)-“Feed the Homeless Drive” will take place
from 9 am to 1 pm at Emerald City Bar & Grill in South Dallas. Volunteers
will serve homeless & low-income families in the local community by giving
away free food, blankets, coats and toiletries. The event has become
recognizable for achieving the overall goal of helping in the fight against
hunger in the city of Dallas.
Advance Preparatory International (API) is a non-profit private High School
located in Dallas, TX. This will be API’s first year volunteering for the event,
in hopes to show their students the importance of giving back to the
community. API students and staff strive for excellence, in and out of the
classroom and are dedicated to facilitate the skills necessary to be
productive citizens.

With the collaboration of Nikki Hayes, C.J. Johnson and syndicated radio
personality & humanitarian Vincent “Heartbreak” Tucker, the annual food
drive has fed thousands through its yearly efforts. Every Thanksgiving Day,
Emerald City’s Bar & Grill is transformed into a giving atmosphere where a
community comes together to make the lives of the recipients better.

For more information including donations for the annual “MBK Dallas: Feed
the Homeless Drive”, please visit us online at http://www.mbkdallas.org.

About API
Advanced Preparatory International is accredited by the National Association of
Private Schools.  Upon requirement completion, students will receive a diploma and
transcript certified and bearing the seal of the National Association of Private
Schools.  API students join other students who have graduated from NAPS
accredited schools to attend colleges and universities including: community,
regional, state, and technical schools, military services, church and educational
ministries, business ownerships, and the workforce.

T: 214.686.4251