Ball Up to hold streetball competition, give winner a $100K contract
Ball Up announced Tuesday that it is holding a 2015 summer streetball tour and competition that will search for undiscovered talent.
The winner of the competition will be given a spot on the Ball Up roster and a professional contract worth $100,000. It is the fourth time Ball Up will be awarding a professional contract.
Ball Up's All Stars will participate in the national streetball tour. In each city, an open run tryout will be held on game day and 10 players will be chosen to compete against the Ball Up All-Stars later that evening in front of an audience.
From the press release:
Two MVPs from each city will then be invited to participate in a rigorous two-day combine camp in which 10 finalists will be selected to play against the Ball Up All-Stars in a championship game taking place in Ball Up’s hometown of Los Angeles. The finalist will ultimately be selected by the Ball Up judges, including a guest NBA judge. Past and present NBA players that have participated in previous “Ball Up: Search for the Next” seasons include James Harden, Joakim Noah, Kyle Lowry, Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, and Dennis Rodman.
The schedule for the competition is below, and more information can be found here.
June 20th – Los Angeles, CA – Walter Pyramid Arena
June 27th – Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena
June 28th – Kansas City, MO – Independence Events Center
July 5th – Houston, TX – Hofheinz Pavilion
July 11th – Chicago, IL – Jones Convocation Center
July 12th – Indianapolis, IN – Fairgrounds Coliseum
July 19th – Miami, FL – Bank United Center
July 25th – Atlanta, GA – McCamish Pavilion
July 26th – Birmingham, AL – Bill Harris Arena
July 28th – July 29th – Combine held in Los Angeles, CA
August 1st – Los Angeles, CA – Stubhub Center – Championship Game