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Sunday / January 20.
  • Nike announces EYBL, Peach Jam dates

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    Despite the Condoleeza Rice Commission recommnedations on changing youth basketball, and the impending changes coming in 2019, the Peach Jam has survived.

    NIKE confirmed Monday its 2019 Elite Youth Basketball League schedule consisting of three regular season events across the country — plus the prestigious Peach Jam — throughout the summer of 2019.

    Now in its 10th year, the Elite Youth Basketball League will continue to bring structure and the best competition to the travel team circuit. This year’s schedule will include regular season sessions in Atlanta, GA (April 26-28), Indianapolis, IN (May 10-12) and Dallas, TX (May 24-26). The league will once again feature 40 teams from the United States and Canada.

    In order to prepare athletes looking to compete at the highest level, the Elite Youth Basketball League will be adopting modified game rules for the 2019 season. Highlighted changes include 9-minute quarters, a 24-second shot clock, use of the international three-point line and defensive three-second violations, also known as illegal defense.

    2019 NIKE Elite Youth Basketball League Schedule




    *April 26-28 

    EYBL Session #1

    Atlanta, GA

    LakePoint Sporting Complex

    May 10-12

    EYBL Session #2 

    Indianapolis, IN

    Pacers Athletic Center

    May 24-26 

    EYBL Session #3 

    Dallas, TX 

    Drive Nation

    *July 10-14

    EYBL Finals @ Peach Jam

    North Augusta, SC

    Riverview Park Activities Center

    *Indicates Live Period


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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.