PREVIEWING THE BALLISLIFE ALL-AMERICAN GAME

PREVIEWING THE BALLISLIFE ALL-AMERICAN GAME

The ninth annual Ballislife All-American game is fast approaching. Here at Eastbay we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about one of the premier showcases of high school basketball talent in the nation.

This year’s game will take place on May 4 and feature some of the top recruits in the nation including USC commit Isaiah Mobley, Michigan State commit Rocket Watts, Jr. a couple of undecided 5 stars in Jaden McDaniels and Precious Achiuwa, and the top ranked point guard and second overall recruit of the 2019 class Cole Anthony, who recently committed to UNC. With all this skill, it’s sure to be a high-octane affair with plenty of scoring and highlight dunks. There will also be a dunk and three-point contest before the game which is sure to create some highlights and maybe get a couple of fans to fall out of their seats.

The jerseys this year are drawing on inspiration from the 1996 NBA All-Star Game in San Antonio. Everyone playing in the game will also be receiving a pair of the newest Crossover Culture shoes that they can choose to wear in the game.  

The game will be played at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center with over 5,000 fans expected to attend. Taking place alongside the game will be HoopCon, which is a must attend for sneakerheads. This will be the first time HoopCon has collaborated with Ballislife.

You can check out highlights from last year’s game here:

AAU Sullivan Awards: Plummer Takes Home the Hardware.

AAU Sullivan Awards: Plummer Takes Home the Hardware.

Stanford volleyball player Kathryn Plummer was named the 2019 AAU Sullivan Award winner during a ceremony on Tuesday in New York City.

This adds to the long list of awards Plummer has racked up this season which includes the AVCA Player of the Year, ESPNW Player of the Year and Pac-12 Player of the Year. To top it all off Plummer helped lead her team to the NCAA National Championship where Stanford defeated Nebraska for their 8th title.

Asked what volleyball means to her Plummer said, “Volleyball shapes my life in almost everything I do. My teammates become my family, and the support I receive from everyone around me makes me appreciate the sport even more. It is a sport that brings new challenges every day and it is always fun to learn and break new barriers.”

Plummer beat out a strong class of finalists which included McKenzie Milton from UCF, Mikaela Foecke from Nebraska, Rachael Garcia from UCLA, Luke Maye from UNC, Aleia Hobbs from LSU, Townley Haas from Texas, and Morgan Hurd who competes as a part of the USA Gymnastics team. All of these finalists were well-deserving and each has made an incredible impact on their sport and their community.

The AAU Sullivan Award: Meet Your Finalists

The AAU Sullivan Award: Meet Your Finalists

On April 16, the 89th AAU Sullivan Award winner will be announced. This prestigious award has been given out annually to the nation’s top amateur athlete since 1930 and is the perfect way to recognize the players who entertain, inspire and motivate us the most.

One of these outstanding finalists will join an incredible group of past winners that includes Peyton Manning, Bill Walton, Shawn Johnson, Missy Franklin, and Michael Phelps.

Get to know each of this year’s nominees by looking through our slideshow of finalists and cast your vote here. Then, tune in on April 16th to find out who takes home the 89th AAU Sullivan Award!

Click Through To Learn More About Each Of This Year’s Finalists

Eastbay Brought The Heat To adidas Stars & Stripes Showcase!

Eastbay Brought The Heat To adidas Stars & Stripes Showcase!

Eastbay and adidas teamed up to bring the heat to Houston last weekend at the adidas Stars & Stripes Showcase. The 2-day event featured some of the best basketball in the nation with top teams and players going head to head. Off the court, Eastbay and adidas created a ‘90s themed player’s lounge with bean bag chairs, arcade games, a dunk gif both, custom jerseys, and a recovery station.

The event’s ‘90s theme took inspiration from the new adidas Marquee Boost, which is designed with ‘90s vibes and outfitted to be the most comfortable shoe in the game. Players had the opportunity to test out the shoe in the player’s lounge while working out with NBA trainer DJ Sackmann and popular basketball influencers Filayyyy and Jay Jones.

You can check out all of the action from this weekend below, and stay locked to Eastbay’s social channels for more on the new adidas Marquee Boost.

Stars&Stripes Dribbling

Stars&Stripes NBA Jam

Stars&Stripes Marquee Boost

Live From Fab 48

Live From Fab 48

There’s a reason so many D1 college coaches attend it. There’s a reason so many highly ranked recruits compete in it. There’s a reason celebrities stop by to catch the action year after year. The annual Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas is one of the summer’s hottest basketball events and it’s a showcase for many of the most talented young players in the world. Every year, it seems to get bigger — and better. Check out some of the top highlights from this year’s Fab 48 Tournament below: