#PressRelease Former Athlete Turned Entrepreneur Launches World’s First Portable Basketball Shooting Machine. #GRINDBasketball


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(Houston, TX – May 15th, 2020) Thomas Fields, Founder & C.E.O. of GRIND Inc., a sports technology and athletic equipment provider, recently announced the launch of “GRIND Machine”, the world’s first portable basketball shooting machine designed to enhance independent drill training- anywhere and anytime.

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The revolutionary shooting machine has been proven to be effective in improving players’ catch & shoot efficiency, footwork, balance, explosion and follow through, while increasing player creativity & basketball IQ.
GRIND Machine allows the player to shoot up to 500 shots an hour by capturing rebounds and automatically passing the ball back to the player at any given spot on the court- including the NCAA 3pt regulation range. GRIND Basketball is equipped with a 12-foot net around the rim that strategically forces players to put more of an arch on their shot, translating to a higher percentage of made shots. This technique in repetition aims to increase muscle memory.

Fields believes this might be the most innovative, yet ideal shooting machine ever designed – “You practice ten times more efficiently using the shooting machine, so it was important to design this for practical use. I wanted to build something that basketball players, coaches, and trainers would love, because they could use it wherever and whenever.” said (Thomas Fields, Founder/Ceo of GRIND).

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Fully furnished, GRIND Machine seamlessly folds into a 4’x2’ weather-protective duffle bag, equipped with durable wheels for relaxed transportation.

 

Key Features:
● Portability at 48” L x 22” W x 22” H
● Weight: 100Ibs (equipped with wheels to easily transport)
● 500 shots an hour
● Manual 5 spot shooting
● Affordable (lowest market price with payment plan options)
● One-year complimentary warranty

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Training Benefits:
GRIND has a NO STANDING RULE, the GRIND Machine uses one ball and forces players to work hard and smart, simultaneously.
● Move without the ball
● Catch and attack
● Make shots under fatigue
● Perfect the footwork
GRIND Machine is now available for pre-orders for delivery November, 2020. For more information, please visit GrindBasketball.com. 

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ABOUT GRIND
Founded in 2016 by Thomas Fields, GRIND Inc. was created to equip underserved communities with innovative sports technology that enhances athlete performance, elevates the training experience, and allows athletes to practice anywhere, anytime. The company strives to inspire the youth to access pathways of entrepreneurship, engineering and technology through athletics and GRIND products.

GET YOUR POPCORN READY! – “WAR BEFORE THE STORM” BASKETBALL SHOWCASE IS BRINGING THE HEAT MARCH 27th-29th. @Warb4storm

“WAR BEFORE THE STORM” Basketball Showcase is set for March 27th-29th in Dallas, TX, delivering heavy matchups & fire talent amongst confirmed teams from #3SSB (adidas), EYBL (Nike), UA (Under Armour), and independent programs ready to set the record straight!

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“War Before The Storm” Basketball Showcase is the ultimate event experience delivering competitive match-ups and individual talent, live-stream & highlights from BallerTV, national & local media coverage, live stats, “down-south cooking” hospitality room for media and team coaches, DJ spinning top hits, organized, well-ran event with the best staff! This is an opportunity for your team to get some work in before the real action hits in April (live period). Last year we had to turn down over 90 teams who registered late. Don’t be that team in 2020….GET YOUR SPOT SECURED & REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT: WAR BEFORE THE STORM BASKETBALL SHOWCASE

WHERE: DUNCANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – DALLAS, TX

WHEN: MARCH 27th-29th, 2020

WHO: 4th Grade – Varsity Boys

HOW:  CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES: @Warb4Storm 

Questions or more information: 817-845-3338

 

 

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NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

The 10th Annual Complete 94′ Classic set to take place May 15th-17th in San Antonio, TX.

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The 10th Annual Complete 94′ Classic, one of the most exciting AAU boys basketball and 3rd-8th grade tournaments, is set to take place May 15th-17th in San Antonio, TX. The inaugural event is put on by “Texas Hardwork”, an Under Armour sponsored program, drawing hundreds of teams each year from Nike EYBL, 3SSB (3 Stripes Select Basketball), Under Armour, and independent programs.

The Complete 94′ Classic delivers a platform for competitive teams to go toe-to-toe in front of national/local media, scouts, family, and basketball enthusiasts; and will also offer live streaming and stats.

Confirmed media thus far include: Corey Evans (Rivals), Jim Hicks (RCS Sports), GASO, Prep Hoops, Stacy Houston (Inside the Plex), Alan Branch (Texas Boys Basketball) and Ani Unama (5 State Hoop Report) with many more to come. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: 94′ Complete Classic Registration  

WHO: ALL AAU boys basketball programs and 3rd-8th grade boys basketball teams

WHAT: 10th Annual 94′ Complete Classic

WHEN: Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th

WHERE: Cornerstone Christian School ( 17702 NW Military Hwy. San Antonio, TX 78257)

For more updates, follow on twitter: @LupeNunezSA 

For more information contact: Terrance “Booman” Jackson @ (210) 449.4131 or via email: BoomanJFL@yahoo.com.

 

 

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adidas Gold Sponsored Boys Basketball Programs Merge to Form Powerhouse Team “Southern Assault” – @AssaultSouthern

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YGC36 and Urban DFW Elite, both located in Dallas, TX and sponsored by the mega shoe brand, adidas basketball, announce the merge and partnership of “Southern Assault”

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(Wednesday October 2, 2019) – YGC36, an elite youth travel basketball program founded by Vonzell Thomas has merged with Urban DFW Elite, a long term, established program operated by Jazzy Hartwell. The two organizations have joined forces and are now officially known as “Southern Assault”. The merger was strategically crafted with the purpose of developing an elite travel basketball program that would be able to compete at the highest level, while strengthen the organization’s presence within the Texas market. The two will co-direct Southern Assault with equally shared responsibilities.

“I feel great about the merge. No egos and one goal. This union will bring a highly competitive program that will compete at the highest-level year in and year out. It will also give kids the opportunity to reach their goals and dreams while playing on the adidas circuit,” said Vonzell Thomas

Thomas brings a repertoire of accolades, a track record of developing young men into leaders on and off the court and will share 26 plus years of experience in coaching youth basketball. Since the inception of his first travel basketball team 20 years ago, Thomas has had the opportunity to coach, mentor, and produce multiple professional athletes, including Tony Mitchell (NBA & Overseas), Latavious Williams (Miami Heat & Overseas), Brandon Fields (NBA) and Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics).

“This partnership will make a major impact in Dallas as we work together to build a strong program that’s eager to learn, compete, and win. At the end of the day, we want to be able to help as many kids possible earn college scholarships, and we’re doing it through basketball.” – said Jazzy Hartwell

Jazzy Hartwell, Director of Urban DFW Elite has spent the last 30 years dedicated to helping young athletes reach their goals of one day playing collegiately and/or professionally. In 2004, Hartwell formed Urban DFW Elite, establishing itself as a stapled AAU basketball program, producing talent that went on to play professionally. Darrell Arthur (13-year NBA Veteran), Michael Crabtree (10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft), Jermaine Beal (Professional Overseas Basketball), and Jordan Mickey (Professional Overseas Basketball) just to name a few. Hartwell’s proven leadership, and determination to build a winning program will not fall short with the formation of “Southern Assault”, in the words of Mr. Hartwell, “This program will embody what champions look like.”
About Southern Assault
Southern Assault is a premiere adidas gold sponsored boys’ basketball travel program that will be competing at the highest level nationally. The inner core of the program is built on the philosophy of changing and empowering the lives of young athletes through the sport of basketball. The Southern Assault team motto: “Hustle and Heart Set us Apart”.
About adidas Circuit
The adidas circuit series is a three-stop travel team circuit for adidas sponsored teams to gain exposure in front of college coaches, media outlets, and their peers. Teams face high level national competition allowing players to prepare for the challenges and opportunities they will ultimately face in college.

 

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Nina Zavala

NZG Sports LLC

Info@NZGSports.com

Premier Basketball Event, “The Collision” Returns to NYC June 14th-16th| @TheCollision1

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The Collision Basketball Tournament Set to Deliver a Weekend of
Action-Packed Hoops

The Collision”, a youth basketball tournament returns to NYC June 14th-16th, for a weekend of action-packed hoops and fun for the entire family.

(Tuesday, May 28th, 2019) – The Collision basketball tournament returns for its second year in a row, loaded with top teams and talent from NYC and surrounding areas. The event is set to take place Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th at Long Island Lutheran High School and Uniondale High School.

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The Collision will highlight boys’ basketball programs (15u, 16u, 17u) going head-to-head in key matchups, creating a true atmosphere of high energy competition. Last year, the event featured teams such as PSA Cardinals (EYBL), Philly Pride (UAA), NY Jayhawks (adidas Gold), New Heights (UAA), Sports U (UAA), Milbank Fliers and more, delivering a national stage for student-athletes to showcase their skills.

 

“I wanted to do something that would be inclusive of everyone (shoe circuit & non shoe circuit) by giving them an opportunity to play against the best, but at the same time creating a high-level environment that would provide exposure. As a competitor, that’s something everyone should want. The Collison is open is open to D2 and D3 colleges along with a live streaming component that will allow D1 coaches to tune in as well. ” Said Jay David, The Collision Event Director.

Registration will be opened for a limited time with several slots available. Each team that registers, will receive free access to all event games on BallerTV.com, courtesy of “The Collision”.

 

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Apply for Media Credentials 

Contact: Nina Zavala @ NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

Team Registration, click link: THE COLLISION TEAM REGISTRATION

Follow “The Collision” on Twitter: @TheCollision1

To View Live-Stream Games, click here: BallerTV/The Collision

NBA Scouts & National Media Outlets Set to Attend The 2019 Pangos All-American Camp this Weekend. #PangosAACamp

17th Annual Pangos All-American Camp will host over 100 top high school basketball prospects from across the nation over the course of 3 days

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The Pangos All-American Camp has become one of the most anticipated events of the summer, assembling top high school basketball prospects from across the nation for a 3 day camp. This years event will take place Friday, May 31- Sunday, June 2 at Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA), and will offer free fan admission.

2019 Pangos AA Camp is headlined by:  2020 #1 6-11+ Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian/Temecula CA) as well as legit 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game candidates 6-7 Cade Cunningham, 6-7 Scottie Barnes, 6-4 Josh Christopher, 6-10 Isiaah Todd, 6-8 Ziaire Williams, 7-0 Makur Maker, 6-5 Daishen Nix, 6-6 Kyree Walker, 7-0 Xavier Foster, 6-9 Day’Ron Sharpe (UNC verbal), 6-5 Moses Moody, 6-6 Micah Peavy, 6-6 MarJon Beauchamp, 6-6 Daylen Terry and 6-4 Adam Miler.

Elite 2021 prospects scheduled to be on-hand include: 6-9 Jonathan Kuminga, 6-7 Terrence Clarke, 6-9 Paolo Bachero, 6-4 Jaden Hardy, 6-9 Moussa Diabate, 6-9 JT Thor, 6-10 Moussa Cisse and 6-4 Aminu Mohammed.
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NBA Teams scheduled to attend thus far include: Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, OKC Thunder,  LA Clippers, Philly 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, NY Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Wizards.

 

2019 Pangos All-American Camp Schedule

Friday May 31, 2019
1:00pm – 5:00pm Hotel Check-in @ Sheraton Cerritos
5:45pm – 6:00pm Bus leaves for Cerritos College
6:00pm – 6:45pm Dinner at Cal Cerritos College
6:00pm – 7:00pm Camp Registration and Gear Distribution @ Cerritos College
7:00pm – 7:15pm Opening Remarks/Instructions
7:15pm – 8:30pm Individual Instruction
8:30pm – 9:15pm Camp Games – 3 courts (ACC Round 1)
9:15pm – 10:00pm Camp Games- 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 1)

Saturday June 1, 2019
9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast at Hotel
11:45am Depart hotel (via shuttle) to Cerritos College
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch at Cerritos College
1:00pm – 1:30pm Strength & Conditioning workout
1:30pm – 3:00pm Individual Instruction
3:00pm – 4:00pm Camp Games – 3 courts (ACC Round 2)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Camp Games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 2)
5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner at Cerritos College
6:00pm – 6:40pm Recruiting Roundtable (Q&A with national scouts)
6:40pm – 7:35pm Camp games – 3 courts (ACC Round 3)
7:35pm – 8:30pm Camp games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 3)

Sunday June 2, 2019
8:00am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am Depart (via bus) to Cerritos College
9:30am – 10:15am Camp games – 3 courts (ACC Round 4)
10:15am – 11:00am Camp games – 3 courts (Pac-12 Round 4)
11:00am – 11:45pm Lunch at Gym
11:45am – 12:00pm Announcement of All-Star Teams/Final Remarks
12:00pm – 1:15pm “Cream of the Crop” Top 50 Game
1:15pm – 2:15pm “Cream of Crop” Top 25 Game
2:00pm – 5:00pm Campers depart/transport out-of-state campers to airport

 

Follow #PangosAACamp on Social Media: 

Twitter: @PangosAACamp
Instagram: @pangosallamericancamp
Facebook: Pangos All-American Camp

Camp Director, Dinos Trigonis on twitter: @trigonis30

ALL GAMES WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON BALLERTV.COM

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REBOUND HOOPS Presents VEGAS FINALS July 25th-28th |Last Live Period – REGISTER NOW!