(Las Vegas, NV) - NBA free agent
Brian Cook announced a Las Vegas location for his Stop Diabetes Hoop Festival
and Health Fair.
The basketball camp and tournament for all ages
will take place September 14 -16 at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy, 2730
“There is great passion for basketball here in
Las Vegas,” noted Brian Cook Foundation (BCF) Executive Director Johnnie
Mathews. “The city is also a very central location to draw from other
Western states as well, so it makes logical sense for this to be a host site.”
The camp portion of the festival is open for
boys and girls ages 4 – 17 years old and costs $25 per person. Cook will
teach ball handling, passing, defensive and rebounding drills alongside his
The tournament component is comprised of age
divisions ranging from Nine & Under through Adults. It is a
double-elimination tournament with championship play for $250 per team.
Because diabetes is the fastest growing disease
in the US, BCF designated the American Diabetes Association as an event
beneficiary. There is a health fair with screenings available to
participating groups and the public during registration and check in on
“One in three children will develop diabetes if
current trends continue,” Tracie Patten, ADA Nevada Market Manager said.
“The statistic is one in two if African American, Asian or Hispanic. So
encouraging young people to stay active and providing access to free health
checks for the family does so much to prevent diabetes. It’s an awesome
event for Las Vegans.”
The Hoop Festival closes on Sunday with a Slam Dunk
In anticipation of the upcoming 2011-12 Nevada high school basketball season, we take a second look at the recent 2011 state championship winners. The conventional approach to determining the future is to look at recent history in order to attempt to gauge what will happen next. Even though the past does not equal the future, when it comes to basketball, homage must be paid to the champions and the money must be placed squarely on the experienced shoulders of the victors. JuniorHoops.com salutes the 2010-11 season winners with this walk through recent memory lane. Congratulations state champions for reaching the pinnacle of high school basketball success.
Texas Assault 17U Club Team: 2011 Adidas Super 64 Champions
Tournament MVP Marcus Smart (upper left) and Texas Assault topped California-based Dream Vision for the adidas Super 64 title in Las Vegas. The adidas Super 64 is one of the nation's premier summer high school basketball tournaments held in Las Vegas, NV. For more tournament results click here.
Hosted by Jam On It Basketball Academy Entering the 5th season in Las Vegas, Jam On It Basketball Academy is the host club for a series of All Under 1 Roof Basketball Tournaments, starting off with the AAU West Coast Nationals July 21- 24, Jam On It Grand Finale July 26- 28 and ending with the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics July 29-31, 2011. The tournaments are open to boys and girls teams and are a program of the AAU National Office.
The tournament will have both: * Division I (Elite Teams) and* Division II (non elite teams). Teams do not have to qualify for the tournament. *July 21-24 AAU West Coast Nationals (Las Vegas Hilton) *July 26-28 Jam On It Grand Finale (Las Vegas Hilton) *July 29-31 AAU West Coast Junior Olympics (Las Vegas Hilton) GRADES 4th – 12th.
Boys and Girls ENTRY FEE: $500 per team ENTRY DEADLINE: June 15, 2011 (some divisions fill earlier) AWARDS: First and Second place team trophies and individual medals FORMAT: 4 Game minimum. Pool Play followed by bracket play RULES: Tournament will follow current AAU Basketball Rules • This event is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U. S., Inc. • All participants must have a current AAU membership. • AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event. • AAU membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connect. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site www.aausports.org to obtain their membership.