For Immediate Release
June 25, 2018
IndiHoops presents the 3rd Annual 8th Grade World Championship,
The Little League World Series of Youth Basketball
Dallas, Texas – June 25th, 2018 – IndiHoops, a pioneer in the 8th Grade/14U basketball world, is back with its third installment of the IndiWorld Championships (IWC), IndiWorld3. This year’s event will take place from June 28th through July 1st 2018, in Irving, Texas; at the new Drive Nation facility run by former NBA All- Star Jermaine O’Neal.
The level of competition in the event’s first two years has been nothing short of stellar. The event featured Scottie Barnes (a highly-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2020) in year 1, and Paolo Banchero (also a highly-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2021) in year 2. The IWC championship game has already seen many players go straight into their high school careers; at such highly- decorated programs as Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Garfield High School in Seattle, and University High School in Florida.
This year’s tournament will swell to double the size of last year’s; with teams coming from as far away as Toronto, Canada. We have committed representation and attendance from three major shoe brands. States with teams in attendance include California, Nevada, New Mexico, Georgia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, and the event’s home state of Texas. The team list includes IndiHoops’ current number one 8th grade team in the nation and event host, Drive Nation, who will look to keep the championship trophy in house, even after the tournament has completed. In addition to the greater than 32-team tournament, the 2018 IWC will debut a new game format with a standalone game featuring two of the best teams in the class of 2023; Team Thomas from California and Team Griffin from Oklahoma.
The championship will be at July 1st, 2018; 11 AM Central Time.
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IndiHoops serves as the hub for club basketball around the world. IndiHoops brings transparency and legitimacy to youth basketball through its rankings and ratings. IndiHoops is a pioneer in the club basketball media world, offering a place for basketball participants to be seen and heard. IndiHoops the aggregate source for all information pertaining to club basketball. They currently host the largest database of youth basketball programs, tournaments, and rosters in the country for club basketball.
Most recently, they have launched IndiLockers.com an ecosystem for the players/parents and cutting edge online player profiles.
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ARS RESCUE ROOTER DALLAS NATIONAL HOOPFEST
Friday, December, 15th @ Highland Park High School (4220 Emerson Ave. Dallas, TX 75205)
4:30pm Highland Park vs. Chicago Simeon
6:00pm Highland Park vs. Forney (girls)
Saturday, December 16 at Lancaster High School (200 E. Wintergreen Ave. Dallas, TX 75134)
2:30 South Garland vs. Sunrise Christian (KS)
4:00 Desoto vs. Whitney Young
5:30 Waxahatchie vs. Chicago Simeon
7:00 Lancaster vs. Oak Hill Academy (VA)
***YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS @ www.NationalHoopfest.com ***
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Highly Anticipated Performances Announced for the 2nd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”
Layups2Standup has released the full comedian lineup and Emmy Award Winning hip-hop artist set to perform at the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Comedian Demetrius “Juice’ Deason
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (Oklahoma City, OK)- The city of Oklahoma is gearing up for the highly anticipated “Why Not??” Comedy Show hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason. The two have teamed up to host an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with your favorite stars of stage.
This years’ event is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with a star -studded red carpet lined with celebrities, VIP’s and the social set of OKC. The talented comedians slated to perform include Ray Grady of Kevin Hart’s “Next Level”, Tacarra Williams; mother, motivational speaker, and hilarious standup comedian who recently performed for Selena Gomez and The Weekend- while on a date, Ron Taylor, who can regularly be seen on BET, and renown comedian and show host, Demetrius “Juice” Deason.
In addition to this impressive lineup, Emmy Award winning hip-hop artist, Jabee Williams will open up the “Why Not??” Comedy Show with a live performance. Jabee, a native to Oklahoma is known as one of the top influences in music and entertainment. His music has gained regional and national attention, and continues to speak positive volumes to his fans.
“Our mission with this event is cultivate an ambiance of laughter, camaraderie, and entertainment for the city. We are offering an all-encompassing experience for everyone including an organization we can give back to” says, Demetrius Deason – CEO of Layups2Standup
Oklahoma’s hottest Deejay, Kendrick Warren aka “YOameriKANdream” will be in the mix keeping the audience moving and entertained throughout the evening.
The “Why Not?? Comedy Show” will be an annual event for the city of Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. Each year a charity will be chosen as the beneficiary of event proceeds. This years’ beneficiary, YWCA Oklahoma is an organization that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places for women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto http://www.layups2standup.com .
For media credentials, please email Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com
ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
RAY GRADY is gaining buzz as one of the hottest rising comedic stars to watch. After starting his stand-up career in 2002, he made his first television appearance in 2006 on TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. Since that appearance he showcased his Alpha Male brand of comedy BET Comic View, and Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment on Starz. Most recently, his half hour comedy special, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, aired on Comedy Central. He’s also appeared on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and landed his first Lead Role in Then There Was Joe, directed by USC Grad, Justin Warren, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.
TACARRA WILLIAMSs a comedian, mother, plus-size model, and Life Skills Coach for inmates in Men’s Central Jail who realized long ago that life is too short to be limited by the pessimism of others. She lives by the mantra, “You don’t have to choose, do it all…just be prepared to work hard”. She’s opened for the likes of Tony Rock, Deray Davis, and Bill Bellamy and has graced every major comedy stage in New York and Hollywood. In 2017 she was selected to be the only female ever to host the 1st Impressions Showcase at Chocolate Sundaes at the World Famous Laugh Factory. Look out for her on TruTV’s upcoming show, Laff Mobb.
RON TAYLOR- Standup comedian Ron Taylor is originally from Detroit MI, now living in Los Angeles. Getting his start in the mid-west Ron has done tons of shows eventually landing him on T.V. shows such as B.E.T’s “Live At The Apollo” and multiple appearances on Fox T.V.’s “Laughs”. Ron is now a regular host at the Hollywood Comedy Store for Crack Em Up Comedy!
DEMETRIUS “JUCIE’ DEASON – founder and CEO of Layups2standup was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. Growing up Demetrius spent a lot of his time on the basketball court and was known amongst his teammates as “the kid who could make everyone laugh”. He developed an interest in comedy after his basketball career was cut short due to an injury. With some motivation from peers, Demetrius decided to take his comedic talent to the nect level and did his first stand-up show in 2013. After the success and positive feedback, he received, Demetrius knew that comedy was something he wanted to take serious.
Heavily influenced by some of the most respected comedians in the industry, including Richard Pryor; Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Demetrius’s comedy is centered around situations and people he encounters in real life. ”The audience enjoys my shows because I talk about things I’ve really been through and they can relate to that.” With his honest and unique style, Demetrius has gained popularity in the Los Angeles comedy scene which led to him founding his company Layups2standup in 2013.
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Comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to host 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show
Layups2standup presents the 2nd Annual “Why Not” Comedy Show hosted by Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook
Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Oklahoma City) – Renowned Comedian, “Juice” Deason and NBA great, Russell Westbrook are set to bring you an evening of laughter and premier entertainment with the 2nd Annual “WHY NOT??” Comedy Show taking place Friday, October 13th at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.
“We wanted to create an event that the city of Oklahoma can look forward to as we kick off the Thunder’s NBA season. In addition to making this an inaugural event, we will also choose one organization each year to give back to. Layups2stand is about giving back to the community, and we emphasize that in everything we do”, said Demetrius “Juice” Deason, Founder of LayupstoStandup.
The comedy show is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with the star studded red carpet event featuring celebrities, professional athletes, Corporate partners, and the social set of Oklahoma. The comedian lineup is said to have everyone on the edge of their seats, with the announcement coming soon.
This years’ beneficiary will be YWCA Oklahoma. YWCA is the oldest and longest running organization in the world that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places to women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.
Tickets are now available and can be purchased here –> WHY NOT?? COMEDY SHOW TICKETS
What: 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show
Who: Demetrius “Juice’ Deason and Russel Westbrook
When: Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7pm
Where: Tower Theatre (425 NW 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73103)
Blueprint’s founder and NBA trainer, Irv Roland and event partner, James Davis bring you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” in Midwest City, OK on August 26th & 27th for Boys and Girls grades 5th-12th.
Irving Roland, a native to Oklahoma City played College basketball at Carl Albert State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He began working in the NBA in 2004 with the Boston Celtics. Throughout the years his roster of off season training extended to NBA Professional players such as Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Joe Johnson, Serge Ibaka, Jarrett Jack, and Kevin Durant. Roland is currently on staff with the Houston Rockets and is the full time trainer of James Harden who recently signed a 4 year extension with Rockets. More about: Irving Roland and Blueprint Basketball Training
TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic’s primary focus will be on Skill Development, Strength & Conditioning, and the importance of Fitness and Nutrition. There will also be an implementation of a social media education class that will dive into the benefits and dangers of social media for student athletes
WHAT: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic
WHO: Boys & Girls 5th-12th grade
WHERE: Carl Albert High School (2009 S Post Rd, Midwest City, OK 73130)
WHEN: Saturday August 26th 12pm-3pm / Sunday August 27th 2pm-5pm
CLICK LINK TO REGISTER: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic or call 405-830-9747. Discount offers for multiple kids and/or teams.
Special thanks to sponsors: adidas, Body Armor Sports Drinks, Trolli Candy, and Power Handz.
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Jim Hicks of RCS Sports delivers another anticipated event, tipping the season off with Houston’s top H.S. Basketball teams. The “Season Opener” has yet to fail our expectations in the basketball community with top talent, great match-ups, hospitality and more!
Games begin at 9:30 a.m. @ M.O. Campbell Center (1865 Aldine Bender Houston, TX 77032). Tickets are now on sale for $5 and can be purchased at all 16 participating schools. Ticket prices will go up to $10 after November 1, 2016.
Be sure to follow these two on twitter: @RcsSports and @DJones8301