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RCS XII by NIKE Tip Off Announced

THE 12th  ANNUAL ROSE CITY SHOWCASE by NIKE  
TIPS OFF FRIDAY JUNE 6th, 2014 @ LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE!!

Courtside Entertainment presents grassroots basketball at its finest!

Before Dwight Howard became an NBA All-Star, before Josh Smith and Gerald Green won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, before O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Love became All-Americans and before Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers led Kansas to the 2008 NCAA Championship, they all had one thing in common - they participated in the Rose City Showcase by NIKE. Now in our 12th year, the Showcase, held in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, in partnership with Portland Rose Festival and over 100 years of Oregon tradition and celebration! We will once again serve as the host to the nation's top grassroots basketball players in the country and catch a glimpse at some of the future college and NBA stars of tomorrow

Opening Night of the Rose City Showcase…by Nike! @ Lewis & Clark College will display some of the top talent in the nation.  AAU/ Club national powerhouses NorthWest Xpress (OR./ WA.), Simply Fundamental (NV.), Team FAST (OR), Anthony Davis Select (ID.), I-5 Elite (OR.), Superior Athletes (CA.), D.R.I.V.E Elite (Canada.) and Seattle Rotary Select I (WA.) will all battle for the 2014 RCS crown.

The event will be kicked off the evening of Friday June 6th with four power-packed, Super 17 match-ups, featuring many of the top players from the WEST COAST from the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Featured players include; Payton Pritchard (FAST), DeJounte Murray (NWX), Jeremy Hemsley (Superior Athletes), Kendal Small (Superior Athletes), Derryck Thornton (Simply Fundamental), Caleb Swanigan (NWX), Tres Tinkle (Anthony Davis Select), Stephen Thompson Jr. (Superior Athletes), Anthony Mathis (FAST), Kadeem Strickland (NWX), Bollo Gnahore (Simply Fundamental), Jermain Haley (D.R.I.V.E.) and Deante Strickland (I-5 Elite) just to name a few. The intensity continues through Sunday evening when the 2014 Rose City Showcase Champion will be crowned at 7:05pm @ Lewis & Clark College.

Previous participants in the Rose City Showcase have included the likes of current NBA players Dwight Howard (Rockets), Josh Smith (Pistons), Marvin Williams (Jazz), Lance Stephenson (Pacers), Mario Chalmers (Heat), Isaiah Thomas (Kings), Michael Beasley (Heat), Spencer Hawes (Cavaliers), Rodney Stuckey (Pistons), Tyreke Evans (Pelicans) Jrue Holiday (Pelicans), Brandon Jennings (Pistons), Terrence Williams (Celtics), Brandon Rush (Warriors), Gerald Henderson (Bobcats), Wayne Ellington (T-Wolves), OJ Mayo (Bucks), Martell Webster (Wizards), Derrick Favors(Jazz), Avery Bradley (Celtics), Quincy Poindexter (Grizzlies), Tony Wroten (Sixers) and Portland’s Own Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), Terrence Ross (Raptors), Terrence Jones (Rockets) and Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions) 

The Rose City Showcase "XII”….. by NIKE will field include 234 of the top Ladies & Gentlemen AAU/ High School teams ages 9U-17U, to continue the tradition of featuring the NATIONS NEXT, on this exclusive Northwest stage!

All Super 17’s feature games will be played at Lewis & Clark College. All other Ladies’ & Gentlemen’s divisional games will tip off Saturday morning at Lewis & Clark College, Beaverton Hoop YMCA, Beaverton Courts and the Eastmoreland Courts. For maps and detailed schedules please visit www.rosecityshowcase.com   

The schedule for the Super 17s (ELITE) is as follows:

Friday, June 6th  - Tournament Seeding Games
• GM 1- 6:00pm - #3 Simply Fundamental (NV.) vs. #6 Anthony Davis Select (ID.)
• GM 2- 7:10pm - #2 Superior Athletes (CA.) vs. #7 Seattle Rotary Select I (WA.)
• GM 3- 8:20pm - #1 Team FAST (OR.) vs. #8 D.R.I.V.E. Elite (Canada.)
• GM 4- 9:30pm - #4 NorthWest Xpress (OR./WA.) vs. #5 I-5 Elite (OR.)

Saturday, June 7th - Tournament Games
• 4:40pm – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 
• 5:50pm – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 
• 7:00pm – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 
• 8:10pm – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 

Sunday, June 8th  – Suck It Up, Consolation, 3rd Place and Championship Games
• 3:35pm –Rose City Showcase "Suck It Up” Game 
• 4:45pm –Rose City Showcase "Consolation” Game 
• 5:55pm –Rose City Showcase "3rd Place” Game 
• 7:05pm –2014 Rose City Showcase "XII”…. by NIKE "Championship” Game

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Inner City Players Athletics, a local non-profit "Providing a foundation for student athletes to succeed personally, academically and athletically.”  For more information on ICP visit www.InnerCityPlayers.org 

Don't miss your chance to see some of the best basketball competition in the country right in YOUR OWN BACKYARD, For more info please visit www.RoseCityShowcase.com

Canaan Chatman, Courtside Entertainment / ICP
(t) 503.381.3215
canaan@courtsideentertainment.com 

Shane Fisher, Courtside Entertainment
(c) 503-753-0423
Shane@courtsideentertainment.com 

Tamara Hickok, Courtside Entertainment
(c) 503-425-9975
tamra@courtsideentertainment.com 




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