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Rose City Showcase Brings Top Recruits

Tournament gets ready for June 7 tip off

5/29/2013, 12:47 p.m.
Trey Lyles (from left), James Blackmon, Trevon Blueitt and JaQuan Lyle are among the top recruits for college teams and the NBA coming to Portland for the Rose City Showcase.

Courtside Entertainment presents grassroots basketball at its finest, the 11th annual Rose City Showcase sponsored by Nike tipping off on Friday, June 7 at Lewis and Clark College.

Before Dwight Howard became an NBA All-Star, before Josh Smith and Gerald Green won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, before O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Love became All-Americans and before Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers led Kansas to the 2008 NCAA Championship, they all had one thing in common -- they participated in the Rose City Showcase sponsored by Nike.

Now in its ninth year, the Portland Showcase will once again serve as the host to the nation's top grassroots basketball players and future college and NBA stars.

Opening night will display some of the top talent in the nation with AAU national powerhouses Spiece Indy Heat, Simply Fundamental, D.R.I.V.E. Canada, Boise Hoop Dreams, ICP Elite, Oregon Pump n Run, I-5 Elite and Seattle Rotary Select, battling for the 2013 RCS crown.

Featured players include Trey Lyles, James Blackmon, Trevon Blueitt, JaQuan Lyle, Caleb Swanigan, Kameron Chatman, Daniel Hamilton, Silas Melson, Arkadiy Mkrtychyan, Greyson Smallwood, Shaqquan Aaron, Tremaine Isabell, Josh Martin, Gabe Taylor and Victor Sanders just to name a few.

The intensity of the tournament continues through Sunday evening, June 9 when the 2013 Rose City Showcase Champion will be crowned at 6:30 p.m. at Lewis & Clark College.

For more information and detailed schedules, visit rosecityshowcase.com