ADIDAS GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL RETURNS TO CBS SPORTS NETWORK WITH THREE CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER TOURNAMENTS
Network to Air Live Title Games of adidas Invitational, adidas Super 64 and adidas Nations
CBS Sports Network once again features adidas grassroots basketball this year with live programming from top prep basketball events including the nation’s elite players. Programming tips-off with the adidas Invitational from Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday, July 15 (3:00 PM, ET). The action continues on Sunday, July 29 (6:00 PM, ET) with the 2012 adidas Super 64 Championship from Las Vegas, Nev. and concludes Monday, Aug. 6 with the adidas Nations third-place (8:00 PM, ET) and championship games (9:30 PM, ET) in Los Angeles, Calif.
Former stand-out players at these tournaments include Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), Eric Gordon (New Orleans Hornets) and Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder).
In addition, MaxPreps.com, the leading online high school sports network, will provide full coverage of the adidas grassroots summer circuit. Users can view videos, photos and stories from all the adidas elite high school basketball events by visiting www.maxpreps.com.
In its third year, the adidas Invitational is a five-day grassroots basketball tournament with more than 300 teams. In 2011, it featured the ninth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) and 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Cody Zeller (Indiana).
The adidas Super 64 is in its ninth year and is one of the most prestigious AAU summer tournaments. More than 500 boys and girls teams compete in the five-day event. Former participants include Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz) and Darren Collison (Indiana Pacers).
The premier international grassroots basketball program, adidas Nations, closes out the summer. Now in its sixth year, the world’s elite 18-and-under players from nine international teams including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, US 2013 and US 2014 will train and compete in the prestigious annual program and tournament. Current NBA players, highly esteemed NBA veterans and collegiate players join the global program as head coaches, mentors and camp counselors.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
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