Compton Magic x NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again **EXCLUSIVE** Merchandise Collaboration Set to Release Friday, May 22

Compton Magic, one of the most prominent elite youth basketball programs based out of California has teamed up with renown hip-hop artist, NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again to release an iconic limited edition CM x Never Broke Again merchandise collaboration.

The exclusive lifestyle collection will feature an array t-shirts, hoodies, joggers, and jersey’s set to release Friday, May 22nd at noon (PT) on www.neverbrokeagain.com.

COMPTON MAGIC x NBA YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

“This is the first time our brand has been open to the public” said Etop Udo-Ema (Director of Compton Magic).”We’re excited to partner with NBA YoungBoy – One of the hottest rappers in the world and the Never Broke Again brand

Mikey Williams, NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Etop Udo-Ema

ABOUT COMPTON MAGIC

Founded in 1993 by Etop Udo-Ema, Compton Magic has established itself as one of the most influential grassroots basketball programs in the nation – sending over 300 student-athletes to college and nearly 40 players to the NBA. The adidas (3SSB – 3 Stripes Select Basketball) sponsored program holds an unrivaled position as an epicenter of basketball, culture, philanthropy and entertainment – driving the next generation of super stars to display their talents on and off court.

For more information about Compton Magic, visit their website at: www.comptonmagic.net

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#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.

VOTE NBA CHAMPION KYLE LOWRY for NBA All-Star 2020 #VoteKyleLowryNBAAllStar #WeTheNorth #VoteNBAAllStar

 

VOTE FOR NBA CHAMPION KYLE LOWRY

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Toronto Raptors NBA Champion Kyle Lowry

 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW

  1.  Click on Toronto Raptors
  2.  Choose “Kyle Lowry”
  3.  Click Submit

 

OTHER FAN VOTING OPTIONS:

 

2020 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING PRESENTED BY GOOGLE

1. NBA.com voting page at vote.NBA.com: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on vote.NBA.com from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.

2. NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day by selecting up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.

3. Google: Vote on Google.com or on the Google app by searching for “NBA Vote” or “NBA All-Star Vote” or for a player or team. Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 20.

4. The Google Assistant: Vote via any Google Assistant-enabled device by saying, “Hey Google, vote for the NBA All-Star Game.” Fans may submit votes for up to 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 20. The Google Assistant is available on laptops, phones, speakers, tablets and other connected devices.

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Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 69th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. All current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with every voter completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

Nina Zavala

Nina Zavala Group

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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Nationally Ranked High School Basketball Teams Will Go Head to Head in the 2018 @ARSRescueRooter National Hoopfest Dallas – December 14th & 15th

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2018 ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Dallas) benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest returns to Dallas loaded with powerhouse programs who will go up against some of the top high school basketball teams in the D/FW area. This competitive multi-city high school basketball tournament has yet to disappoint, living up to its much anticipated hype….BUT this year, they’re taking this thing to a whole new level!

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DATE: Friday, December 14th
LOCATION: Waxahachie High School (3001 US Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167)

6:30pm – Desoto vs IMG Academy (FL)
8:00pm – Waxahachie vs Huntington Prep (WV)

DATE: Saturday, December 15th
LOCATION: Waxahachie High School (3001 UD Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167)

2:00pm – JJ Pearce vs Chicago Simeon (IL)
3:30pm – Lancaster vs Huntington Prep (WV)
5:00pm – South Garland vs Sunrise Christian (KS)
6:30pm – Denton Guyer vs DeMatha (MD)
8:00pm – Waxahachie vs IMG Academy (FL)

 

ESPN RANKED PLAYERS PARTICIPATING 

ESPN #9 Josh Green (IMG Academy)

ESPN #8 Tyrese Maxey (South Garland- Kentucky)

ESPN #12 N’faly Dante (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #17 Jaemyn Brakefield (Huntington Prep)

ESPN #20 Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha)

ESPN #36 Noah Farrakhan (IMG Academy)

ESPN #18 Armando Bascot (IMG Academy)

ESPN #35 Earl Timberlake (DeMatha)

ESPN #52 De’vion Harmon (Denton-Guyer – Oklahoma)

ESPN #51 Malik Hall (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #88 Lester Quinones (IMG Academy)

ESPN #60 Drew Timme (JJ Pearce)

ESPN #57 LaTrayvion Jackson (Sunrise Christian)

ESPN #25 JT Thor (Huntington Prep)

ESPN #49 Justin Moore (DeMatha – Villanova)

ESPN #74 Jalen Wilson (Denton-Guyer- Michigan)

GET YOUR TICKETS NOWARS National Hoopfest Tickets

For More Info: www.nationalhoopfest.com

Follow us on twitter @HoopfestUSA

 

 

 

 

Nina Zavala

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

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#PressRelease NBA All-Star John Wall to Host 5th Annual Back to School Giveaway #JWFamilyFoundation – Media Opportunities Available

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 JOHN WALL TO HOST BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

***Photo and Video Opportunities***

WHO: John Wall Family Foundation WHAT: 5th Annual Back to School Giveaway
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: The Salvation Army of Wake County 902 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604
Raleigh, N.C. (August 13, 2018)

For the fifth consecutive year, NBA All-Star ​John Wall ​and the ​John Wall Family Foundation (JWFF) ​will host a Back to School Backpack Giveaway on Aug. 18. In the last four years, the JWFF has donated over 2,500 backpacks to students in the Raleigh, NC area. The foundation has partnered with the ​Salvation Army of Wake County​ to host this​ ​year’s event in Raleigh, NC. The event will be from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM​. 1,000 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade will receive ​backpacks filled with​ ​school supplies, such as pencils, notebooks, folders. Backpacks and t-shirts​ are ​courtesy​ ​of ​adidas​.
“We are proud to once again partner with the John Wall Family Foundation and would like to thank John and his foundation for their donation of book bags to our children,” said Sarah Ruiz, Program Director for the Salvation Army’s Community Center. “Our Children can return to school prepared to have a successful school year.”

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This year, the foundation has partnered with local businesses who have made in-kind donations to help support the Back to School Block Party. They are ​Bodyarmor, ​ ​Dometic, EA Sports, and KIND.

JWFF worked with various non profit organizations to select recipients for the Back to School giveaway. ​ Backpack recipients must have a ticket to receive a backpack and be escorted by a chaperone.

MEDIA: John Wall’s media availability will be at 10:30 a.m. Photo and video opportunities available. All media requests must be submitted to Candyce Jones at candyce@anchoredconsulting.com or 301.693.8242.

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About The John Wall Family Foundation: The John Wall Family Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for underserved families and to impact the lives of young minority males through mentorship, education and physical activity.