I am sending you this flyer to pass along to players who are elite basketball talents in their city and town to come and try out for the 2012 KBA Prodigy games. The concept came together by some of the NBA's greatest players wanting to give back to the community and mentor some of the elite middle school basketball talent in the country.
The event is FREE to all players and one parent who make the 12 player roster for the city in which they tryout (You can only tryout in one city). Cities that will be hosting teams in 2012 are Los Angeles, Bay Area, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, Atlanta, D.C. Metro Area, Chicago, Charlotte, New Orleans, Memphis, Detroit, Cleveland, New York, and New Jersey.
Players who compete in the 2012 Prodigy Games will win money for their AAU Team (That have a 501c) and for their middle school. These games have no AAU affiliation and is a one time a year event. In addition the games will be watched by some of the top scouting services, and college coaches in the country. All games will be streamed live on the web for world wide viewing.
Teams will be coached by Ex-NBA players and are intended to bridge the gap between the players and the community. Ex-NBA Mentor coaches who will participate are but not limited to Cedric Ceballos, Mark Aguire, Penny Hardaway, George Gervin, Derrick Harper, Charles Oakley, AC Green, Moses Malone, Gary Peyton, Jalen Rose, Bernard King, Rick Mahorn to name a few.
Tryout dates and information about the event are on the flyer. We hope to have your children and players submit their application to tryout.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you the tryout.
2012 KBA Prodigy Games Basketball Players (13 - 15 years old) from all over the country are invited to submit their applications to become prodigy-candidates. Prodigycandidates need to be endorsed by their (AAU and Middle School) coaches, and must have a “C” average or above in the classroom. Prodigy-Players who are selected to participate in the 12 member team will compete to win money for their schools and School Districts. Each participating city will compete in a tournament style bracket play, playing 8 games in 8 host cities across the country. The winners of each of those games will travel to Las Vegas to play in the semi-finals. The winners of those games will face off producing the top two teams that will play for the 2012 KBA Prodigy game championship. These Prodigy-players will be mentored by some of the greatest Ex-NBA players and coaches in the game. This event is 'FREE' to all Prodigies’ if selected to be a part of that cities (12 player) team. The hero-coach, the superstar-mentor and hero-mentors that are connected to that city will attend and interact with the prodigy candidates. Prodigy-candidates must submit their application to try-out for the team nearest the city in which they live. Prodigy-candidates can only submit their application to tryout for one team. Prodigy-candidates can tweet and promote on Facebook based on KBA and parental permission. Visit http://kbagames.org for your chance to become a KBA ("Keep Basketball Alive") Prodigy. Cities Involved: (There will be a try-out in each of the cities) Los Angeles vs. Bay Area Dallas vs. Houston Phoenix vs. San Antonio Atlanta vs. D.C. Chicago vs. Charlotte New Orleans VS Memphis Detroit vs. Cleveland New York vs. New Jersey March 3 and 4 2012 All 8 tournament games are played in Home cities which are listed in bold above. Teams who win first round game will move on to the tournament series being played in Las Vegas, NV March 9 (Semi‐Finals), 10 (Finals), 11 (Championship). Please Visit KBAGames.org to Apply for your chance at becoming a prodigy. East tryout held January 21 or 22, 2012. West tryout held January 28 or 29, 2012. Tryout locations will be posted online http://kbagames.org/try-outs