The 2018 Ballislife All-American Game is finally in the books and it definitely did not disappoint. The best high school basketball players in the nation put on a ridiculous show in LA. Jordan McCabe kicked it off by taking home the 3-Point Contest title after catching fire in the first round. Mac McClung, perhaps the most famous high school dunker in the country, did what he does best and took home the Dunk Contest championship.
The game was just as good as the pre-game festivities, and the two teams needed overtime to settle the score. Team Future came through with a 146-143 victory over Team Elite, led by Co-MVP Moses Brown who dropped 22 points and 10 rebounds. Emmitt Williams was named Co-MVP with 31 and 10 for Team Elite. If you couldn’t make it out for the game, don’t worry. We got you covered. You can watch highlights from the game below or re-watch the livestream of the entire game on YouTube:
But Eastbay was behind the scenes all weekend long. For a backstage pass to all the action in Cali, read below:
Friday, May 4
The Ballislife All-American Game is just around the corner, but the athletes had one final practice session before showtime. This wasn’t just a normal practice session, though. The athletes talked with media members and participated in events with Youtubers and popular content creators like Jesser The Lazer, Filayyyy, and more. Check out Jesser giving his best effort at stopping Mac McClung:
It’s wasn’t all media and games. When players of this caliber get together, you know there’s going to be some competition. A few guys played King Of The Court, while others worked on their game at shooting and passing stations throughout the gym. A mini-dunk contest showcased a preview of the gravity-defying dunks we’ll see tomorrow. After a few hours in the gym, the guys headed back to the hotel for some relaxation, and surprise, more competition. A player’s lounge offered Fortnite battles and more to cap off the final day before Game Day.
Thursday, May 3
The Ballislife All-American Game Weekend kicked off with a bang on Thursday as the players arrived, got outfitted with fresh threads and custom kicks, and got a practice session in. The Ballislife All-Americans each got a locker full of Ballislife and Eastbay gear, highlighted by their gameday jerseys and sneakers customized by opckicks. Unlike most All-American games, each athlete got to pick which shoe they wanted to wear for the game. Check out some of the images: