The Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation (NBPA) and the Athletic Growth Group (ADG) are happy to announce ADG MONEYBALL, an novice basketball showcase together with monetary literacy and Title, Picture and Likeness (NIL) workshops. The inaugural occasion launches in Washington D.C. from August 12-14, 2022, on the Walter E. Washington Conference Middle. The showcase will function eight (8) 17U boys elite journey groups with NBPA member affiliations. Along with the competitors on the court docket and academic workshops, the NBPA Basis will help a go to to the Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition on the night of August 12. The groups may even attend dinners collectively all through the weekend, certainly one of which is able to embody a fireplace chat with Baron Davis, 2x-time NBA All-Star and present media and tech investor, and Que Gaskins, Chief Model & Development Officer for the NBPA and interim President of THINK450, the NBPA’s innovation and content material engine.
The groups competing within the showcase embody:
1. Okay-Low Elite (Kyle Lowry)
2. Workforce Curry (Steph Curry)
3. Workforce Durant (Kevin Durant)
4. Workforce Melo (Carmelo Anthony)
5. Workforce Takeover (Victor Oladipo)
6. Workforce Trae Younger (Trae Younger)
7. Workforce Trezz (Montrezl Harrell)
8. Workforce Fact (Quinn Cook dinner)
Video games will start on Friday, August 12 and run by means of Sunday, August 14. See right here for the complete schedule of video games.
“We’re thrilled to host this first-of-its-kind showcase that includes a few of the excellent journey groups of a number of of our members,” mentioned Tamika Tremaglio, NBPA Government Director. “Our gamers are so enthusiastic about instructing the sport to the following technology, and this showcase is about supporting their work in that area. By creating this platform with our gamers, we’re constructing a novel expertise for his or her groups to compete towards each other whereas additionally offering crucial instructional sources — all in the most effective basketball cities within the nation and my hometown, Washington D.C.!”
“This showcase is a superb alternative for these younger gamers to show themselves towards different high expertise from across the nation and be taught extra about essential subjects off the court docket,” mentioned Trae Younger, NBPA member whose group will compete within the inaugural showcase. “To have all of the groups competing affiliated with completely different gamers across the league is actually particular and I do know I can converse for all of us after I say we shall be intently following to see whose group actually is the very best.”
“We all know it’s extremely crucial to teach these younger athletes now in order that they will make knowledgeable monetary choices all through their careers,” mentioned Mark Jerome, Managing Accomplice, the Athletic Growth Group (ADG). “We created and designed ADG MONEYBALL with that in thoughts, bringing in former gamers and specialists to discuss monetary literacy and NIL to set them up with the instruments to succeed down the street.”
ADG MONEYBALL is offered in partnership with Chase and with the beneficiant help of Occasions DC. Extra companions embody ShowBall, BodyArmor, SLAM, Legends, and BallerTV.
“We’re so excited to proceed our partnership with the NBPA and supply essential monetary literacy content material to those unimaginable student-athletes,” mentioned Frank Nakano, Managing Director of Sports activities & Leisure Advertising at JPMorgan Chase. “Understanding the importance that monetary well being performs in long-term well-being, we hope our instructional periods are in a position to assist these athletes additional develop their off-the-court confidence, particularly within the enviornment of economic literacy”
“Occasions DC is honored to host and help the inaugural ADG MONEYBALL occasion on the Walter E. Washington Conference Middle,” mentioned Ralph Morton, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports activities & Leisure Division at Occasions DC. “Bringing collectively the nation’s high student-athletes in partnership with the NBPA and ADG mixed with dynamic instructional workshops is an thrilling alternative to create a worthwhile and enduring expertise within the District. We’re trying ahead to presenting this elite novice basketball match to the followers and our higher neighborhood from the center of downtown Washington, DC.”
ADG MONEYBALL is open to the general public and tickets might be bought at www.adgmoneyball.com. For media considering overlaying the occasion, please electronic mail [email protected] along with your request.