What You Need To Know

The 6th annual Ballislife All-American events are set to take place on April 30 at 4:30 pm PST at Long Beach City College in California — and you can stream it right here on our blog. The game serves as a platform for the best high school talent on the West Coast, and has played host to some of the NBA’s hottest rising stars, including Glenn Robinson III, Zach LaVine, and Stanley Johnson.

Dunk and Three-Point Contest: 4:30 pm PST

All-American Game: 6 pm PST

Who To Watch

You can check out the full star-studded lineups over at ballislifeallamerican.com. Some of the names you’ve likely heard before include Terrance Ferguson, Miles Bridges, TJ Leaf, and Lonzo Ball (of the infamous Ball Brothers). A handful of these players are ranked inside ESPN’s top 15, so you know you’re watching the future of basketball. As for the names you may not be familiar with, don’t worry, you’ll know them soon.

What Happened In 2015

Last year’s Ballislife All-American Game was nationally televised and garnered over 700,000 viewers. The game went wire-to-wire, with Team Elite edging out Team Future (who had two chances to send it into OT) for a 113-110 final.

But the real fireworks took place during the dunk and three-point contests.  Derrick Jones took home the dunk contest trophy with three sensational, perfect-score dunks. Afterwards, international dunk phenom, Sir Isaac, challenged him to yet another dunk-off.

Isaiah Briscoe, now at Kentucky, took home the three-point contest trophy with supreme confidence — he didn’t even need to finish his first round racks after taking a commanding early lead. After besting Thon Maker in the championship round, he claimed to be the best three-point shooter in the country.

This is not an event you want to miss, so remember to come back to blog.eastbay.com to live stream the action on April 30.