Archive for Summer Championships
LAS VEGAS—Citing the loss of title sponsorship, ever-increasing facility costs and the general overall economic condition of the country, tournament officials announced today that they will no longer be able produce the annual Summer Championships, the nation’s most prestigious elite boy’s prep tournament held each July in Las Vegas for the last 3 years.
Featuring 300 teams from 44 states and three countries at its peak and 136 teams from 28 States last summer, the Rebook Summer Championships were produced in Las Vegas for the last three years by the same management team that produced the massive Big Time tournament locally from 1995 through 2006.
Building a series of summer events held annually during the special viewing period for college basketball coaches, the Summer Championships provided the template by which the National Collegiate Athletic Association developed and implemented the NCAA rules and regulations for sanctioning summer prep basketball tournaments.
“It’s hard to let go of something that we all worked so hard to develop, but we have exhausted all efforts to secure the sponsorship needed to offset the loss of our sponsors and without it, we cannot operate at the level that we developed that has become the standard for these summer prep basketball tournaments,” said Jim Allen, veteran Southern Nevada prep basketball coach who was a co-founder of these summer tournaments and director the last several years.
“We have a group of dedicated core workers of over 100 who contributed greatly to the success of these tournaments over the years and helped us to reach the stature we have, but without adequate sponsorship we cannot provide the quality experience for nearly 5,000 young athletes each year that we have and we will not produce an event if it is not up to the standards we have achieved. Because we so strongly believe in the value of this summer event and our commitment is so great, we will continue to seek sponsorship in an attempt to bring the event back in the summer of 2011.”
Using as many as 24 courts at 12 high schools in Southern Nevada and headquartered the last several years at Foothill HS in Henderson, Nev., the events have helped hundreds of high school athletes earn college scholarships.
Questions regarding the tournament may be directed to Jim Allen at 702.493.3689.
With the success of our 2009 season we are looking to continue to provide premier events for the Nations top prospects. The BallerCircuit.com 2010 event dates and cities are being planned!
The 2010 event dates and locations will come in December near the holidays. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for cities you would like to see a Headliner or Proving Ground Regional Combine, let us know.
MEDIA DIRECTOR: Dominic Clark, 702.735.7123
2009 Reebok Summer Championships
CHAMPIONSHIP DAY RESULTS
Sunday, July 26
Open Division Championship
Team Detroit 56, D-One Sports (N.C.) 48
D-One Sports (N.C.) 83, Franchize All Stars (Texas) 74
Team Detroit 71, California Supreme 54
Franchize All Stars (Texas) 68, N.Y. Panthers 66 (OT)
D-One Sports (N.C.) 87, Donyell I (Pa.) 76
Team Detroit 51, MBA Elite (Miss.) 50
California Supreme 67, NW Houston Tigers 46
Gatorade/Baller Circuit Challenge Championship
Worldwide Renegades (Ga.) 79, I Can All Stars (Calif.) 74
“A” Division Championship
Play Hard Play Smart (Calif.) 74, Branch West Prep (Calif.) 67
Branch West Prep (Calif.) 77, Nor-Cal Black Pharaohs 55
Play Hard Play Smart (Calif.) 70, Grand Rapids Storm (Mich.) 64
“B” Division Championship
ACA (Calif.) won by forfeit over Salt Lake Metro Prospects (Utah)
Salt Lake Metro Prospects (Utah) won by forfeit over Michigan Hurricanes
ACA (Calif.) 95, Inland I (Calif.) 75
“C” Division Championship
Colorado Chaos 17′s White won by forfeit over Idaho Select Black
Idaho Select Black 63, Santa Margarita Eagles (Calif.) 58
Colorado Chaos 17′s White 69, Colorado Chaos 16′s Blue 49
High School Division Championship
Positive Direction (N.Y.) 62, Ferris Saxons (Wash.) 55
Ferris Saxons (Wash.) 75, Hope Christian 70 (2OT)
Positive Direction (N.Y.) 70, Villa Park Spartans (Calif.) 56