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Saturday / September 23.
  • Sneaker Wars take a break as Nike, Under Armour not directly competing in August (UPDATED)

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    NEW YORK — The sneaker wars are taking a break this summer.

    Under Armour and Nike won’t go head-to-head with their events in August because each sneaker company is holding a showcase event on a different weekend next month.

    For the last couple of years, Nike has held an event in the Bahamas that competed directly with the Under Armour Elite 24 Game in late August, the idea being to draw attention from the Elite 24.

    Under Armour is shifting its Elite 24 Game to the San Francisco Bay area and will fold it into the Steph Curry SC30 Select camp Aug. 6-8, as first reported by ZAGSBLOG.

    Under Armour announced Wednesday that “the first-ever SC30 Select Showcase” will air on Tuesday (Aug. 8) at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

    Stephen Curry and his brother Seth Curry of the Dallas Mavericks will each coach a team, with fellow Under Armour athletes Josh Jackson and Emmanuel Mudiay serving as assistant coaches. Rosters are below.

    The event includes several New York/New Jersey area standouts in Moses Brown, Naz Reid, Jahvon Quinerly, Precious Achiuwa, Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis.

    Last year the Elite 24 Game was held Aug. 20 in Brooklyn, where New York native Isaiah Washington (Minnesota) took home MVP honors. The event has also been held in Los Angeles and Charlotte.

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    Meantime, adidias will also hold its Adidas Nations event Aug. 4-8 in Houston.

    Nike will hold an event called “The Academy” in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Aug. 19 that it advertised on ESPN’s coverage of the Peach Jam final on Sunday. The event purportedly will feature 18 of the top 20 players in the nation.

    The crown jewel of the Nike summer circuit, the Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C., completed with the Oakland Soldiers beating Team Takeover in the final.

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    WE-R1 won the Under Armour 17U championship near Atlanta. Under Armor will host its All-American Camp later this week at Philadelphia University.

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    Meantime, sources said the Big Strick Classic that has been held in New York the last several years with high-profile players is not slated to go in 2017.

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    STEPH CURRY SC30 SELECT SHOWCASE

    TEAM TCC (BLACK)

    NAME

    POS

    HGT

    CLASS

    HOMETOWN

    0

    Elijah Weaver

    G

    6’5″

    2018

    Cocoa, FL

    1

    Moses Brown

    C

    7’1″

    2018

    Queens, NY

    2

    Eric Ayala

    PG

    6’3″

    2018

    Wilmington, DE

    3

    Naz Reid

    PF

    6’10”

    2018

    Asbury Park, NJ

    4

    Cassius Stanley

    G

    6’6″

    2019

    Los Angeles, CA

    5

    Jahvon Quinerly

    PG

    6’1″

    2018

    Hackensack, NJ

    10

    Keldon Johnson

    SG

    6’6″

    2018

    South Hill, VA

    11

    Shareef O’Neal

    F

    6’9″

    2018

    Los Angeles, CA

    12

    Precious Achiuwa

    SF

    6’9″

    2019

    Bronx, NY

    15

    Joey Baker

    SG

    6’7″

    2019

    Fayetteville, NC

    20

    Chol Marial

    C

    7’1″

    2019

    Cheshire, CT (South Sudan)

    22

    Anfernee Simons

    SG

    6’3″

    2018

    Altamonte Springs, FL

    23

    Scottie Lewis

    SG

    6’5″

    2019

    Hazlet, NJ

     

    COACHES

    Stephen Curry

    HC

    Bruce Fraser

    Asst

    Shonn Brown

    Asst

    Brandon Payne

    Asst

    Josh Jackson

    Asst

    TEAM JUST US (WHITE)

    NAME

    POS

    HGT

    CLASS

    HOMETOWN

    0

    Tyler Harris

    PG

    5’10”

    2018

    Memphis, TN

    1

    Bryan Antoine

    SG

    6’5″

    2019

    Tinton Falls, NJ

    2

    Aaron Wiggins

    SG

    6’6″

    2018

    Greensboro, NC

    3

    Prentiss Hubb

    PG

    6’3″

    2018

    Upper Marlboro, MD

    4

    Devon Dotson

    PG

    6’2″

    2018

    Charlotte, NC

    6

    Josh Green

    SG

    6’5″

    2019

    Phoenix, AZ (Australia)

    9

    Bol Bol

    PF/C

    7’1″

    2018

    Santa Ana, CA

    10

    Darius Garland

    PG

    6’2″

    2018

    Nashville, TN

    12

    Silvio De Sousa

    PF/C

    6’9″

    2018

    Bradenton, FL (Angola)

    22

    Cam Reddish

    G

    6’7″

    2018

    Norristown, PA

    23

    Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

    PF

    6’9″

    2019

    Kansas City, KS

    24

    Chris Herren, Jr

    SG

    6’3″

    2019

    Portsmouth, RI

    33

    Jontay Porter

    F

    6’10”

    2018

    Columbia, MO

     

    COACHES

    Seth Curry

    HC

    Fran Fraschilla

    Asst

    Emmanuel Mudiay

    Asst

    Tim Legler

    Asst

    Rob McClanaghan

    Asst

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.