#PressRelease Elite 14 Showcase Announces Increased Field and a Friday Night Addition to the Event

Elite 14 Showcase Announces Increased Field and a Friday Night Addition to the Event

Elite 14 Showcase Announces an Increased field of 40 Top Basketball Teams, Along with Implementing a Friday Night Prep Showcase Featuring 10 National Programs 

DALLAS, TX, September 18th, 2018 – The 14th Annual Elite 14 Showcase kicks off the 2018 NCAA November evaluation period with a full weekend of action-packed high school basketball beginning Friday, November 2 through Saturday, November 3rd. The event will take place at Denton Guyer High School on Friday night and at Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls, TX all day Saturday.

This invitational has established itself throughout the years as a centerpiece of the nation’s best collection of high school teams and individual talent anticipating the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches, national and local media, NBA scouts, family and fan enthusiasts. What started out as a rivalry showcase thirteen years ago with initially 14 teams, hence the name, from Texas and Oklahoma, has now grown to 40 top teams from across the nation.

“We are excited about the growth of “Elite 14 Showcase” and thankful for the support of everyone who has helped make this event a success each year. It is our mission to continue providing student-athletes a national platform to perform on in hopes of garnering exposure and furthering their basketball initiatives,” said Coach Hedge Elite 14 Showcase Director and Hirschi High School Head Basketball Coach.

 

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In an effort to build and cultivate the high school basketball experience, The Elite 14 Showcase announced a Friday night addition to the event: “Elite 14 Prep Showcase” featuring 10 National programs going head-to-head in key matchups.

Traditionally, Saturday will remain the same: a full day of exciting hoops at Hirschi High School along with the best home cooked hospitality room.

 

This year’s event will feature the following participating teams:

2018 PARTCIPATING TEAMS

TEXAS- 19
Duncanville High School, Duncanville, TX (6A) 28-7 Area Finalist
Estacado High School, Lubbock, TX (4A) 25-6 Regional Semifinalist
Denton Guyer High School, Denton, TX (6A) 38-2 Regional Finalist
Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls, TX (4A) 25-9 Regional Quarterfinalist
Lancaster High School, Dallas, TX (5A) 16-12 Regional Finalist
Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX
Little Elm High School, Little Elm, TX
North Crowley High School, Fort Worth, TX (6A) 31-6 Regional Semifinalist
Northwest High School, Justin, TX (5A) 35-6 State Finalist
Pearce High School, Richardson, TX (6A) 23-9 Regional Quarterfinalist
Rider High School, Wichita Falls, TX (5A) 26-8 Regional Quarterfinalist
Prosper High School, Prosper, TX (5A)
Sulphur Springs High School, Sulphur Springs, TX (5A) 30-5 Regional Quarterfinalist
St. Marks the School of Texas, Dallas, TX
The Colony High School, Lewisville, TX, (5A) 26-11
Timberview High School, Mansfield, TX (5A) 26-7 Regional Quarterfinalist
Trinity Christian, Cedar Hill, TX
Wagner High School, San Antonio (6A) 29-7 Regional Quarterfinalist
Wyatt High School, Fort Worth, TX (5A) 23-12 Regional Semifinals
OKLAHOMA – 11
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, OK (5A) 20-7 State Runner-up
Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK (5A) 20-6 State Semifinalist
Heritage Hall High School, Oklahoma City, OK (4A) State Champions
Memorial High School, Tulsa, OK (5A) 27-2 State Champions
Newcastle, OK / Millwood High School, Oklahoma City, OK
Norman High School, Norman, OK (6A) 15-9 Area Finalist
North High School, Norman, OK (6A)
North High School, Putnam City, OK (6A) 25-5 State Champions
Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City, OK (5A) 20-6 State Semifinalist
Sapulpa High School, Sapulpa, OK (6A) 14-10
West High School, Putnam City, OK (6A) 20-7 State Quarterfinalist
PREP SCHOOLS- 10
Handle It Academy, Seattle, WA
Redemption Life Christian Prep, Tulsa, OK
Southwest Christian Academy, Little Rock, AR
St. Louis Christian Academy, St. Louis, MO
Sunrise Christian Academy, Wichita, KS, 22-2
Trinity International, Las Vegas, NV
iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy, Lewisville TX
Cy-Fair Learning Center, Houston TX
Universal Academy, Coppell, TX
Lawton Christian High School, Lawton, OK

 

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For media inquires, event sponsorship, or more information, please visit our website at www.Elite14ShowcaseSeries.com

Contact: Nina Zavala |NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com | 469.601.6341

 

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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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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.

f99abe01004e55861ffe30d81bd582e8_LCollege Coaches in attendance checking out these star recruits were,  Chris Crutchfield (Oklahoma), Scott Drew (Baylor), Brent Scott (TCU), Shaka Smart (Texas), David Carson (Texas), Jerrance Howard (Kansas), John Smith (Incarnate Word), K.T. Turner (SMU), and Rob Fulford (Missouri).

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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.

IMG_8695Other previous attendees include Andre Gurode, Justin Forsett, Perry Jones, Jason Terry, Caron Butler, John Wall, Quincy Miller and Dez Bryant.
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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Tel: 214.686.4251