Event Overview: The year of 2020 has been extremely tough and has brought life altering challenges for so many of us. In the past six months, our nation has been jolted by the pandemic, economic collapse, racial injustice, and violence. With there being so much hurt right now in our country, our SEBA organization felt the desire to put together an uplifting outreach event that will both help kids and share a message of hope to our young people.
The "Hoops and Hope" Showcase is a FREE one day, nonprofit event presented by Southeast Basketball Academy (SEBA).
The event will provide Class of 2021 high school seniors from Georgia the opportunity to compete and display their skills in front of college coaches, media, and scouts.
The Showcase will feature forty (40) Senior prospects who were nominated and selected for participation. Event will consist of 5-on-5 games, all of which will be played on one main court. We will also have an inspirational speaker. Jerseys will be provided and games will be filmed for free online viewing.
Date: Saturday October 3, 2020
Location: North Cobb Christian School 4500 Eagle Drive Kennesaw, GA 30144
Exposure: Over the past 16 years, Over 900+ SEBA players have received scholarships and gone on to play college basketball. This includes players at all levels (NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA and Juco College Programs). Click Here for a listing of SEBA Alumni.
- College Coaches in attendance - Post event scouting report highlighting the event's top performers - Player promotion and live coverage on Social Media - Video of games posted online and made available (free of charge) - Media and Scouting Services in attendance
General Schedule for the Showcase:
11:15 p.m. - Player Check-in
11:45 p.m. - Introduction
12:00 p.m. - Team "1" vs Team "2: (Semi-Final Game)
12:50 p.m. - Team "3" vs Team "4" (Semi-Final Game)
1:45 p.m. - Speaker (Message of Hope)
2:10 p.m. - Consolation Game
3:00 p.m. - Championship Game
Player Nominations Class of 2021 High school Seniors interested in participation in the Showcase should contact Coach LoPresti via email at WLopresti@Southeastbasketballacademy.Com for consideration. Please include player's name, school, height, position, and contact info for consideration.
*Update: Event is at full capacity. Players wanting to be added to the "waiting list" should email Coach LoPresti at WLopresti@SoutheastBasketballAcademy.com
Important Note: Filling out the online registration above does not guarantee a spot in the Showcase. Due to COVID protocols, we are only accepting a maximum of forty (40) players for this event. Players selected for the Showcase will receive a confirmation email to the address provided.
Key Reminders for all participants and parents: - Only Class of 2021 (Seniors) are eligible - This is a FREE event for players & College coaches. - Limited to forty (40) players. Deadline to nominate player is Sept. 18th - Jerseys will be provided - Temperature Checks will performed prior to entry - Facemasks must be worn by players at all times (except when their team is playing). - No spectators will be allowed for this event. Only participating players, staff, scouts, and College Coaches will be allowed in the venue.
College Coaches: College Coaches whose institutions are allowing off-campus recruiting are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We will have player rosters available with contact and academic info available for all players. There will be no entry fee for College Coaches.