Teams Announced for 2019 Ballislife All-American Game presented by Eastbay!
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The 2019 Ballislife All-American Game begins at 4:15 p.m. PT/7:15 p.m. ET and is preceded by The BIL Slam Dunk Contest presented by Eastbay beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT. There will be a FREE STREAM on Facebook Live. For the free stream link CLICK HERE.
The 9th Annual Ballislife All-American Game (BILAAG) presented by Eastbay will feature many of the nation’s top high school boys basketball players in Long Beach, Calif. The national high school all-star game is set to take place May 4 at The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.
The BILAAG will also be replayed on Spectrum SportsNet (Lakers Channel) and Stadium the week following the game. Check local listings for air times.
A plethora of the nation’s best boys high school basketball stars are scheduled to participate in the annual event, include Georgia-bound Anthony Edwards of Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta, Ga.) and Florida-bound Scottie Lewis of Ranney School (Tinton Falls, N.J.).
Two-time Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Basketball Player of the Year Onyeka Okongwu (Chino Hills, Calif.) headlines the California participants, playing in front of his vast local fan base alongside another USC Trojan-bound Ballislife All-American – 6-foot-9 Isaiah Mobley (Temecula, Calif.). The Ballislife All-American game will feature three Duke recruits: Boogie Ellis (San Diego, Calif.), Vernon Carey (Southwest Ranches, Fla.), and Cassius Stanley (Los Angeles, Calif.).
“We’re excited to partner with sponsors such as Eastbay, McDavid and Facebook to produce the most exciting high school basketball all-star game in the country,” said Ballislife President Matt Rodriguez. “Not only are we delivering more fans an exciting game on new-age consumption platforms, our sponsors help us create a better participant experience each year.”
The Ballislife All-American Game had its largest viewing audience ever last year (view complete game) and fans witnessed the first overtime game in the event’s history, as Team Future defeated Team Elite, 146-143. Moses Brown (UCLA) set the pace for Team Future, scoring 16 of his 22 points in the second half. Joining Brown as game co-MVP was Emmitt Williams (LSU), who finished with game-highs of 31 points and 12 rebounds for Team Elite.
Past BILAAG participants include current NBA Rookie of the Year candidate Trae Young (Hawks) and NBA players such as Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Lonzo Ball (Lakers), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Collin Sexton (Cavs), Mo Bamba (Magic), Stanley Johnson (Pelicans), Dejounte Murray (Spurs), Kelly Oubre (Suns), Tyler Dorsey (Grizzlies) and Thon Maker (Pistons).
General admission tickets for the BILAAG and Slam Dunk Contest are $30 each (plus an administrative fee) and VIP/Courtside seats range from $55-$75 (plus an administrative fee).
For ticket purchasing, ticket discounts and VIP details visit: ballislifeallamerican.com. Here are some ticket promo codes for your convenience:
For 25% off general admission tickets use the code: 25PCTOFF
For 25% off VIP Row 5 tickets use the code: 25PCTR5
For 20% off VIP Row 4 tickets use the code: 20PCTR4
For 15% off VIP Row 3 tickets use the code: 15PCTR3
The team rosters for the players scheduled to participate in this year’s game are announced below.
|5||Precious Achiuwa||PF||6’8||Montverde Academy (FL)||Undecided|
|13||D.J. Carton||PG||6’1||Bettendorf (IA)||Ohio State|
|1||Rejean “Boogie” Ellis||PG||6’2||Mission Bay (CA)||Duke|
|23||Scottie Lewis||SF||6’5||Ranney School (NJ)||Florida|
|4||K.J. Martin||PF||6’6||Sierra Canyon (CA)||Undecided|
|3||Tyrese Maxey||PG||6’2||South Garland (TX)||Kentucky|
|15||Isaiah Mobley||PF||6’9||Rancho Christian (CA)||USC|
|35||Isaac Okoro||SF||6’6||McEachern (GA)||Auburn|
|8||Scotty Pippen, Jr.||PG||6’1||Sierra Canyon (CA)||Vanderbilt|
|7||Drew Timme||F/C||6’9||J.J. Pearce (TX)||Gonzaga|
|0||Rocket Watts||SG||6’2||SPIRE Institute (OH)||Michigan State|
|35||Terry Armstrong||SF||6’6||Bella Vista Prep (AZ)||Arizona|
|5||Anthony Edwards||SG||6’5||Holy Spirit Prep (GA)||Georgia|
|10||Niven Glover||SF||6’5||Oak Ridge (FL)||Undecided|
|11||Jaelen House||PG||6’0||Shadow Mountain (AZ)||Arizona State|
|24||Jaime Jaquez, Jr.||SF||6’6||Camarillo (CA)||UCLA|
|32||E.J. Liddell||PF||6’7||Belleville West (IL)||Ohio State|
|1||Tre Mann||PG||6’3||The Villages Charter (FL)||Florida|
|4||Mario McKinney||PG||6’2||Vashon (MO)||Missouri|
|21||Onyeka Okongwu||F/C||6’9||Chino Hills (CA)||USC|
|20||Jahmius Ramsey||SG||6’4||Duncanville (TX)||Texas Tech|
|3||Cassius Stanley||SG||6’5||Sierra Canyon (CA)||Duke|
|2||Trendon Watford||PF||6’8||Mountain Brook (AL)||Undecided|
About Ballislife All-American
The Ballislife All-American Game was created in 2011 with the goal to bring a credible All-American type event to the West Coast with the goal of selecting the most deserving players regardless of geography, mainstream player rankings, or shoe affiliation. Past BILAAG participants include current NBA Rookie of the Year candidate Trae Young (Hawks) and NBA players such as Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Lonzo Ball (Lakers), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Collin Sexton (Cavs), Mo Bamba (Magic), Stanley Johnson (Pelicans), Dejounte Murray (Spurs), Kelly Oubre (Suns), Tyler Dorsey (Grizzlies) and Thon Maker (Pistons). The alumni list also includes Tyler Ulis, Marquese Chriss, Isaiah Briscoe, Kevon Looney, Nick Johnson, Jabari Brown, Cliff Alexander, Christian Wood, Jordan Adams, Dwayne Bacon, Jalen Adams, Derrick Jones, Malik Beasley and more.
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