13th Annual Rose City Showcase by NIKE
THE 13th ANNUAL ROSE CITY SHOWCASE by NIKE
TIPS OFF FRIDAY JUNE 12th, 2015 @ 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 13th year, the Showcase, held in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, in partnership with Portland Rose Festival with 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 ATLANTA CELTICS (GA.), SIMPLY FUNDAMENTAL (NV.), TEAM FAST (OR), ICP PORTLAND (OR.), BOISE HOOP DREAMS (ID.), SAN DIEGO COUGARS (CA.), D.R.I.V.E ELITE (CANADA) and WASHINGTON ELITE (WA.) will all battle for the 2015 Rose City Showcase….by Nike crown.
The event will be kicked off the evening of Friday June 12th with four power-packed, Super 17 match-ups, featuring an abundance of ELITE NATIONAL talent from the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Featured players include; Payton Pritchard (FAST), Kobi Simmons (ATL), Josh Langford (ATL), Braxton Blackwell (ATL), Zach Collins (FAST), Daron Henson (ICP), Evan Leonard (ICP), Rylan Bergersen (BOISE HD), Lamar Winston (FAST), Kolby Lee (BOISE HD), Sam Bittner (Simply Fundamental) and Jermain Haley (D.R.I.V.E.) just to name a few.
The intensity continues through Sunday evening when the 2015 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 (Rockets), Marvin Williams (Hornets), Lance Stephenson (Hornets), Mario Chalmers (Heat), Isaiah Thomas (Celtics), Michael Beasley (Heat), Spencer Hawes (Clippers), Rodney Stuckey (Pacers), Tyreke Evans (Pelicans) Jrue Holiday (Pelicans), Brandon Jennings (Pistons), Terrence Williams (Celtics), Brandon Rush (Warriors), Gerald Henderson (Hornets), Wayne Ellington (Lakers), OJ Mayo (Bucks), Martell Webster (Wizards), Derrick Favors(Jazz), Avery Bradley (Celtics), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Quincy Poindexter (Grizzlies), Tony Wroten (Sixers) and Portland’s Own Kevin Love (Miami Heat), Terrence Ross (Raptors), Terrence Jones (Rockets) and Ndamukong Suh (Miami Dolphins)
The Rose City Showcase "XIII”….. by NIKE will field include 220 of the top Ladies & Gentlemen AAU/ High School teams ages 8U-17U, continuing tradition of featuring the NATIONS NEXT, on this exclusive Northwest platform!
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, Jefferson High School and the Benson High School. For maps and detailed schedules please visit www.rosecityshowcase.com
The schedule for the Super 17s (ELITE) is as follows:
Friday, June 12th - Tournament Seeding Games
GM1- 6:00pm - #2 Simply Fundamental (NV.) vs. #7 Washington Elite (WA.)
GM2- 7:10pm - #3 Team FAST (CA.) vs. #6 San Diego Cougars (CA.)
GM3- 8:20pm - #4 ICP Portland (OR.) vs. #5 Boise Hoop Dreams (ID.)
GM4- 9:30pm - #1 Atlanta Celtics (GA.) vs. #8 D.R.I.V.E. Elite (Canada)
Saturday, June 13th - Tournament Games
GM5- 4:40pm – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
GM6- 5:50pm – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
GM7- 7:00pm – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
GM8- 8:10pm – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4
Sunday, June 14th – Suck It Up, Consolation, 3rd Place and Championship Games
GM9- 3:35pm –Rose City Showcase "Suck It Up” Game!
GM10- 4:45pm –Rose City Showcase "Consolation” Game!
GM11- 5:55pm –Rose City Showcase "3rd Place” Game!
GM12- 7:05pm –2015 Rose City Showcase "XIII”…. by NIKE "Championship” Game!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Portland 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 Athletics
Shane Fisher, Courtside Entertainment
Tamara Hickok, Courtside Entertainment