BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike will once again invite some of the nation’s best high school basketball teams to New York City’s premier high school basketball event – the Nike Super 6 Showdown. The event serves as a pinnacle moment in the New York City hoops scene showcasing top, up and coming talent from five New York City area teams as well as one Minnesota team.
The Nike Super 6 Showdown will take place Friday, February 13, 2009 at Fordham University’s Bronx campus in the Rose Hill Gym. The 2009 games include 5 of the top 30 ranked high school basketball teams, according to the ESPN Rise Boys Basketball Pre Season Poll: 15th ranked Rice High School (NYC), 28th ranked Paterson Catholic High School (NJ), 3rd ranked St. Patrick’s High School (NJ), 8th ranked Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY), Thomas Jefferson Campus High School (Brooklyn, NY) and 25th ranked Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, MN).
Three of the six teams have competed in the invitational before. This is Rice High School’s fifth year, and both St. Patrick’s High School and Patterson Catholic High School have competed once before.
The games kick off with Paterson Catholic vs. Rice at 5:00 pm, followed by St. Patrick’s vs. Abraham Lincoln at 7:00 pm, and closing the event is the Hopkins vs. Thomas Jefferson game at 9:00 pm.
Tickets will go on sale December 15, 2008. Ticket prices are $10 and $15 and are available at www.ticketweb.com.Here are some key dates for the prep circuit: Dec. 5-6 – Marshall County Hoopfest Dec. 11 – Lincoln vs. Putnam (Okla.) and Xavier Henry, at Oklahoma City (ESPN networks) Dec. 13 – Big Apple Challenge Dec. 18 – Lincoln vs. Jefferson Dec. 18-23 – City of Palms Classic featuring St. Patrick and Lincoln among others, Fort Myers, Fla. Dec. 19-23 – Kreul Classic featuring St. Benedict’s, Puerto Rico Dec. 20-21 –Tip-Off Classic featuring St. Benedict’s, Paterson Catholic and Plainfield, New Jersey Dec. 26-30 – Nike Invitational featuring St. Benedict’s, Calif. Dec. 26-31 – Beach Ball Classic featuring Paterson Catholic and St. Patrick, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dec. 27-31 — Jingle Bells Jubilee featuring Bishop Loughlin, Paterson Eastside, Paterson Kennedy, Linden, Passaic, Plainfield, St. Peter’s Prep, Monsignor Bonnor, at Paterson Catholic, N.J.