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Thursday / December 1.
  • Adidas Uprising All-American Camp Rucker Park Game Moved to Thursday

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    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 1By JOSH NEWMAN

    With the threat of rain throughout Wednesday in New York City, the adidas Uprising All-American Camp game slated for fabled Rucker Park has been moved to Thursday evening, event organizers announced on Tuesday morning.

    Game time on Thursday evening is set for 8:30 p.m. On the 4 Quarters Podcast Monday afternoon, Chris Rivers, Director of Sports Marketing for adidas Basketball, said the game would be played Wednesday regardless of weather, but the contingency plan in the event of rain was to move it indoors to Gauchos Gym in the Bronx. That plan was scrapped in an effort to keep the game outdoors.

    The adidas Uprising All-American Camp will open Wednesday evening at LIU Post with four sets of games beginning at 5 p.m. The New York Rens combo of Rawle Alkins and Mustapha Heron are among the big names scheduled to attend.

    The game at Rucker Park is one of three unique live-period events coming up before the month is out. On Sunday in Springfield, Mass. the PSA Cardinals and Albany City Rocks will run a Kentucky-style combine that is expected to draw approximately 60 coaches to Springfield’s Commonwealth Academy.

    On July 22, the Rens, winners of the adidas Gauntlet Finale event — and the Georgia Stars — champions of the Nike Peach Jam — will meet in a showcase game in Las Vegas that will be streamed online. The game will pit Alkins and Heron against Georgia Stars standouts Wendell Carter Jr. and Jared Harper.

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