6.28.16

Bigfoot Hoops: Elite Athletes Showcase Their Skills

Bigfoot Hoops 2016

The high school basketball season ends in early spring, but that’s just the beginning. Basketball never stops, and the summer season is just around the corner.

Recruiting elite talent is a year-round process, but summer basketball is where things really heat up. As a result, Eastbay has teamed up with Bigfoot Hoops to provide the premier platform for top athletes to showcase their skills to college coaches.

Bigfoot Hoops has created nine major events for the 2016 season, with five major events in Las Vegas, three in Houston, and one in Orlando. Bigfoot Hoops provides players from across the country with the opportunity to participate in first-class events, and the chance to be seen by scouting services, college coaches, press, and fans nationwide during the live recruitment period.
Kentucky’s John Calipari, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, and other top college coaches have all attended past events, searching for the biggest talents of tomorrow. Nearly every current major NBA star or top college recruit has made a name for themselves on the summer basketball circuit, and Bigfoot Hoops has showcased a lot of today’s biggest names.

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, and Russell Westbrook are all Bigfoot Hoops alumni, along with a long list of other top NBA and college basketball stars.

The list of distinguished alumni is still growing. Some of the world’s top young talent and future NBA and college basketball stars are making names for themselves at Bigfoot Hoops events. Top-ranked players like Harry Giles, the No. 1 player in the class of 2016 and Duke signee, and Malik Monk, the ninth-ranked player in the class of 2016 and Kentucky signee, have played in Bigfoot Hoops tournaments.

Eastbay has been a national sponsor of Bigfoot Hoops for the past three years, and recently signed another deal to continue to help showcase the Bigfoot Hoops brand and allow athletes all over the country to chase their dreams.
The first four Bigfoot Hoops events this season were held in March and April, with the remaining events held in July to align with heavy recruiting periods. The first Bigfoot Hoops event of the summer, the Orlando Summer Classic, runs from Jul6-10. The full remaining schedule is listed below:

Orlando Summer Classic: July 6-10
Las Vegas Live: July 13-17
Las Vegas Classic: July 20-24
Las Vegas Last Call: July 25-27 (boys) / July 25-28 (girls)

The Las Vegas Classic is the marquee event, with more than 12,000 players, 950 teams, and 2,700 games played over the course of five days. The Las Vegas Classic alone has more than 300 NBA alumni. This year’s event is being billed as the biggest youth basketball showdown the world has ever witnessed.

Watch the video below for more information on the Las Vegas Classic, or visit bigfoothoops.com. And while you’re getting ready for the summer basketball season, be sure to check out Eastbay’s Spotify page to see what today’s biggest athletes are listening to.

Author:
BILLA jersey image

PREVIEWING THE BALLISLIFE ALL-AMERICAN GAME

Get prepared for this year's Ballislife All-American game with Eastbay's pregame coverage.

The Glove Featured Image

A Look Back: Nike Air Zoom GP

Head back to the '90s to revisit Gary Payton's signature shoe the Nike Air Zoom GP.

Looney Tunes Feature Image

Space Jam 2: An analysis of the best kicks for the Tune Squad

An in-depth analysis of what shoes each member of the Tune Squad should wear in Space Jam 2

Sneaker Showdown Featured Image

Sneaker Showdown

Some of the top basketball shoes from the '90s go head to head in a single elimination tournament.

A'ja Wilson and Air Max

A Throwback to the Future with A’ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson is a professional basketball player and outspoken role model. Discover her story of how she went from benchwarmer to baller.

Featured Image For Rappers

Rapper Shoes: Which Artists Need Their Own Signature Shoe

A definitive ranking of the top hip hop artists who have yet to drop their own signature shoe.

Apex Featured Image

Playing Basketball with the Apex Legends

Take a deep into what type of ballers each of the Apex Legends would be, as well as what kind of shoes they would rock in a pickup game.

Featured Image For Feb

A Look Back – ’90s NBA All-Stars

With All-Star weekend upon us take a look back at some of the All-Stars from the '90s and the kicks they were sporting back in the day.

Stars&Stripes Influencer

Eastbay Brought The Heat To adidas Stars & Stripes Showcase!

Check out all the action and highlights from the Stars & Stripes tournament put on by Eastbay and adidas

All WNBA Players Together

The Golden Generation

The WNBA's top players sat down with Eastbay to discuss their legacies and share their thoughts on the direction of the league.

Feature Image

A Look Back: Holiday 1998

Whip up some nostalgia by taking a look back at the Eastbay holiday catalogs from 1998 where you can see what top brands like Nike and Jordan were offering back in the day.

Highlights From An Action Packed Hoopsgiving

Check out some of the highlights from the Holiday Hoopsgiving Event in Atlanta sponsored by adidas and Eastbay.

See More