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SUMMARY OF SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS - OUTLINE & DESCRIPTION OF SPONSOR BENEFITS ........................................................3

EVENT HISTORY - ABOUT THE EVENT ...............................................................................................................5 - TEAM ROSTERS ....................................................................................................................6 - EVENT RESULTS ...................................................................................................................7

ADVERTISING & PROMOTION - SAMPLES OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND MARKETING .........................................................9

MEDIA & ON-SITE EXPOSURE - IN-GAME TELEVISION EXPOSURE ....................................................................................10 - BILLBOARDS AND ENHANCEMENTS ................................................................................13 - COMMERCIAL UNITS ..........................................................................................................14

PRESS COVERAGE - SUMMARY OF MEDIA COVERAGE ....................................................................................17 - PRESS RELEASES ..............................................................................................................18

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STATUS - Exclusivity in the “beverage� category. - Official sponsor of the sidelines and benches including all product, cups, coolers, towels, etc.

TELEVISION EXPOSURE - Two (2) :30 commercial units in both the ESPNU and ESPN3 telecasts (8 total). - One (1) billboard on both the ESPNU and ESPN3 telecasts (4 total). - One (1) in-game enhancement on both the ESPNU and ESPN3 telecasts (4 total). - Logo exposure on the courtside banner that will be visible throughout both telecasts. 3


ON-SITE EXPOSURE AND PROMOTION - The opportunity to give a brief talk to all of the participating players and coaches about Gatorade and hydration. - Logo exposure on the courtside banner that will be visible in-arena. - One (1) full page advertisement in the game program. - One (1) public address announcement.

Sir’Dominic Pointer, a St. John’s commit, goes up for the dunk. 4


The All-American Championship takes place annually during the men’s Division I collegiate basketball championship. Four teams representing each region of the country (North, South, East, and West) participate in a doubleheader format. Each of the four teams is coached by a head coach of a nationally-prominent high school program and assisted by a coach from the host city. A panel of the foremost high school basketball experts in the nation comprise the All-American Championship selection committee. “National interest in high school basketball is at an all-time high,” says Rick Giles, president of the Gazelle Group. “The proliferation of television coverage, recruiting websites, and magazines have enabled fans to become more aware than ever of the premier high school players. With the nation’s focus on basketball during March and the first weekend of April, the All-American Championship provides these players with a showcase on the biggest stage in the country.” The 2011 All-American Championship was held in Houston, Texas. Houston is the fourthlargest city in the United States and the largest in Texas, with a population in excess of 2.3 million. Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation, and health care sectors and is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. Only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters in the city limits. The gross area product (GAP) of greater Houston metropolitan area, which includes 5.9 million people, was $440.4 billion in 2008.

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The inaugural All-American Championship featured 27 seniors, each of whom was ranked among the Top 100 players in the country. Of the 14 juniors who participated, each was ranked among the Top 30 nationally. NORTHTEAM–HeadCoach:LouAdams;Assistants:CraigBrownson,CortezHale No.

Name

1 5 8 11 12 13 22 23 24 40 

D’VauntesSmithͲRivera ChassonRandle KevinFerrell B.J.Young SamThompson TracyAbrams RyanBoatright HannerMosqueraͲPerea MychealHenry GaryHarris

Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown/School G G G G F G G F F G

6Ͳ3 6Ͳ2 5Ͳ11 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ7 6Ͳ1 5Ͳ11 6Ͳ9 6Ͳ5 6Ͳ4

Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Indianapolis,Ind./NorthCentral RockIsland,Ill./RockIsland Indianapolis,Ind./ParkTudorSchool Florissant,Mo./McCluerNorth Chicago,Ill./WhitneyYoung Chicago,Ill./MountCarmel Aurora,Ill./AuroraEast LaPorte,Ind./LaLumiereSchool Chicago,Ill./Orr Fishers,Ind./HamiltonSoutheastern

College Uncommitted Stanford Indiana Arkansas OhioState Illinois Connecticut Indiana Illinois Uncommitted



SOUTHTEAM–HeadCoach:IsaacPitts;Assistant:WayneJones No. 00 1 11 15 20 23 24 25 32 33 

Name KyMadden RodneyHood JosiahTurner Sir’DominicPointer LeviRandolph DaiͲJonParker RobertCarter JulianRoyal TonyParker TylerAdams

Pos. G F G F G G F F C C

Ht. 6Ͳ4 6Ͳ7 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ7 6Ͳ5 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ8 6Ͳ8 6Ͳ9 6Ͳ9

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown/School Lepanto,Ark./EastPoinsettCounty Meridian,Miss./Meridian Sacramento,Calif./QualityEducationAcademy(N.C.) Fraser,Mich./QualityEducationAcademy(N.C.) Madison,Ala./BobJones Alpharetta,Ga./Milton Thomasville,Ga./Thomasville Milton,Ga./Milton Lithonia,Ga./MillerGrove Brandon,Miss./Brandon

College Arkansas MississippiState Arizona St.John’s Alabama Vanderbilt Uncommitted GeorgiaTech Uncommitted Georgetown 

EASTTEAM–HeadCoach:JasonSmith;Assistant:RonnieCourtney No. 1 2 3 4 5 10 11 14 15 32 33 

Name LaQuintonRoss MylesMack TyroneJohnson MauriceHarkless JabarieHinds NaadirTharpe DesmondHubert JaKarrSampson MichaelGbinije DajuanColeman AlexMurphy

Pos. F G G F G G C F F F/C F

Ht. 6Ͳ8 5Ͳ10 6Ͳ2 6Ͳ6 6Ͳ0 6Ͳ0 6Ͳ9 6Ͳ8 6Ͳ6 6Ͳ10 6Ͳ8

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown/School Burlington,N.J./LifeCenterAcademy Paterson,N.J./St.Anthony Plainfield,N.J./MontroseChristianAcademy(Md.) Jamaica,N.Y./SouthKentSchool(Conn.) MountVernon,N.Y./MountVernon Worcester,Mass./BrewsterAcademy(N.H.) CreamRidge,N.J./NewEgypt Akron,Ohio/BrewsterAcademy(N.H.) Chester,Va.,/BenedictineSchool DeWitt,N.Y./JamesvilleͲDeWitt Wakefield,R.I./St.Mark’sSchool(Mass.)

College OhioState Rutgers Villanova St.John’s WestVirginia Kansas Uncommitted St.John’s Duke Uncommitted Duke

WESTTEAM–HeadCoachGregWise;Assistant:RoyceHuseman No. 0 1 4 5 15 21 30 34 44 55

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Name JulienLewis RasheedSulaimon NormanPowell L.J.Rose ShabazzMuhammad D’AngeloHarrison PerryEllis RyanAnderson ShaquilleCleare CameronRidley

Pos. G G G G G/F G F F C C

Ht. 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ4 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ5 6Ͳ3 6Ͳ8 6Ͳ8 6Ͳ9 6Ͳ11

Cl. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown/School TexasCity,Texas/LaMarque Houston,Texas/StrakeJesuitCollegePrep SpringValley,Calif./Lincoln Houston,Texas/SecondBaptistSchool LasVegas,Nev./BishopGorman MissouriCity,Texas/Dulles Wichita,Kan./WichitaHeights Lakewood,Calif./LongBeachPolytechnic Houston,Texas/TheVillageSchool Richmond,Texas/Bush

College Texas Duke UCLA Uncommitted Uncommitted St.John’s Uncommitted BostonCollege  Uncommitted Texas


2011 ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP April 3 - Doubleheader South 93, North 91 (OT) West 107, East 104

Most Outstanding Players: Tony Parker - Jr. - Miller Grove - Uncommitted (South) B.J. Young - Sr. - McCluer North - Arkansas (North) Perry Ellis - Jr. - Wichita Heights - Uncommitted (West) Mo Harkless - Sr. - South Kent School - St. John’s (East)

B.J. Young accepts the Most Outstanding Player Award for the North Team from Gazelle Group President, Rick Giles. 7


Advertisements that ran in the Houston Chronicle.

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A billboard truck appeared at various locations and events around the city of Houston in the days leading up to the All-American Championship.

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Gatorade’s logo on the courtside banner and coolers on team benches were shown in-arena, on ESPNU, ESPN3 and sports highlight shows across the country.

Minutes of television exposure on the courtside banner Game North vs. South

Network ESPN3 ESPN3

Game Time (EST) 3:00pm 4:30pm

Minutes of exposure 13:49 10:55

East vs. West North vs. South

ESPNU

9:00pm

13:49

East vs. West

ESPNU

10:30pm Total:

10:55 48:28

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Myles Mack of St. Anthony’s class of 2011 is committed to Rutgers (left).

Perry Ellis was the Most Outstanding Player for the West Team (right).

EAST vs. WEST D’Angelo Harrison, 2011 St. John’s commit, drives to the basket (left).

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Alex Murphy of St. Mark’s school will play for the Duke Blue Devils in 2011 (right).


NORTH vs. SOUTH

Gatorade’s display on team benches during each game (below).

Gary Harris, a 2012 guard from Fishers, Indiana ranks amongst the top of his recruiting class (above).

Tracy Abrams, a 2011 commit to Illinois, shoots during game action (above).

B.J. Young, ranked No. 15 in the ESPNU 100, warms up before the game (left). Ryan Boatright, Mr. Basketball of Illinois and future UConn Husky, drives to the basket (right).

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All-American Championship on ESPN3 (ISCI Code: PEBG0517H) Airtime (EST) Date: 4/3/2011 Game 1: North vs. South Time: 3:00 pm Date: 4/3/2011 Game 2: East vs. West Time: 4:30 pm

3:08 3:35 4:06 4:38 5:09 5:38

pm pm pm pm pm pm

Commercial Spots: 6

All-American Championship on ESPNU (ISCI Code: PEBG0517H) Airtime (EST) Date: 4/3/2011 Game 1: North vs. South Time: 9:00 pm Date: 4/3/2011 Game 2: East vs. West Time: 10:30 pm

9:08 pm 9:35 pm 10:06 pm 10:38 pm 11:09 pm 11:38 pm

Commercial Spots: 6

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2011 ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAM

Table of Contents Welcome .......................................... 1 About the Event............................. 2-3

Gatorade’s logo appeared inside the front cover (above right) and full ad was displayed on the back cover (below right). The programs were distributed to players, coaches, families, and fans on-site.

North Team ................................... 4-6 Head Coach Lou Adams, Ast. Coach Craig Brownson, Ast. Coach Cortez Hale, Tracy Abrams, Ryan Boatright ......................... 4 Kevin Ferrell, Gary Harris, Mycheal Henry, Hanner Mosquera-Perea ................................. 5 Chasson Randle, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Sam Thompson, B.J. Young ............................ 6

South Team................................... 7-9 Head Coach Isaac Pitts, Ast. Coach Wayne Jones, Tyler Adams, Robert Carter.........7 Rodney Hood, Ky Madden, Dai-Jon Parker, Tony Parker .....................................................8 Sir’Dominic Pointer, Levi Randolph, Julian Royal, Josiah Turner...............................9

Team Rosters ............................ 10-11 East Team ................................. 12-14 Head Coach Jason Smith, Ast. Coach Ronnie Courtney, Dajuan Coleman, Michael Gbinije, Maurice Harkless .................12 Jabarie Hinds, Desmond Hubert, Tyrone Johnson, Myles Mack .........................13 Alex Murphy, LaQuinton Ross, JaKarr Sampson, Naadir Tharpe.....................14

West Team ................................ 15-17 Head Coach Greg Wise, Ast. Coach Royce Huseman, Ryan Anderson, Shaquille Cleare .............................................15 Perry Ellis, D’Angelo Harrison, Julien Lewis, Shabazz Muhammad .....................................16 Norman Powell, Cameron Ridley, L.J. Rose, Rasheed Sulaimon .........................................17

2012: New Orleans......................... 19 Autographs .................................... 20

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April 3, 2011 M.O. Campbell Center Houston, Texas Doubleheader – 2pm CT North Team vs. South Team East Team vs. West Team


The All-American Championship was widely heralded in various media platforms. In addition to extensive coverage in the print media, numerous electronic media outlets dedicated to high school sports embraced the event. Among the outlets that chronicled the inaugural All-American Championship are: - Austin American Statesman - ESPN.com - Indianapolis Star - CBSSports.com - Las Vegas Review-Journal - FoxSports.com - Tuscon Citizen - MaxPreps.com - Wichita Eagle - Rivals.com - Asbury Park Press - Scout.com - Long Beach Gazette - SNY.tv - Long Beach Press Telegram - New York Times - Asheville Citizen Times - New York Post - Houston Chronicle - North Andover Eagle Tribune - Dallas Morning News - Ogden Standard-Examiner - Palm Beach Post - Baltimore Sun

- Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus - Coast2Coast Recruiting - HighSchoolSports.net - HoopNicks.com - IllinoisLoyalty.com - InsideTheHall.com - KAKE-TV - National Recruiting Journal - NOB Recruiting Journal - PointGuardU.com - Yardbarker.com - GothamHoops.com

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All-American Championship Rosters Announced Inaugural event to feature the nation's top high school boys basketball players FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2011 Contact: Ray Cella 609-921-1300 (rcella@gazellegroup.com) PRINCETON, N.J. - Forty of the best high school boys basketball players in the country have committed to participate in the inaugural All-American Championship, which will take place April 3 in Houston, Texas. "Our goal for the All-American Championship is to provide avid fans of college basketball the chance to see the next generation of All-Americans and we have realized that goal," says Gazelle Group president Rick Giles. "These forty players have already made their marks on high school basketball and will, without doubt, make their marks on the college game. I am proud that we have been able to assemble such a talented group of young men and look forward to a great day of basketball." Representing the North squad are Tracy Abrams (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel H.S.); Ryan Boatright (Aurora, Ill./Aurora East H.S.); Kevin Ferrell (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor School); Gary Harris (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern H.S.); Mycheal Henry (Chicago, Ill./Orr H.S.); Hanner Mosquera-Perea (LaPorte, Ind./La Lumiere School); Chasson Randle (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island H.S.); D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central H.S.); Sam Thompson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young H.S.); and B.J. Young (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North H.S.). Members of the South team are Tyler Adams (Brandon, Miss./Brandon H.S.); Robert Carter (Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville H.S.); Rodney Hood (Meridian, Miss./Meridian H.S.); Ky Madden (Lepanto, Ark./East Poinsett County H.S.); Dai-Jon Parker (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton H.S.); Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove H.S.); Sir'Dominic Pointer (Fraser, Mich./Quality Education Academy (N.C.)); Levi Randolph (Madison, Ala./Bob Jones H.S.); Julian Royal (Milton, Ga./Milton H.S.); and Josiah Turner (Sacramento, Calif./Quality Education Academy (N.C.)). The East team consists of Dajuan Coleman (DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt H.S.); Michael Gbinije (Chester, Va./Benedictine School); Maurice Harkless (Jamaica, N.Y./South Kent School (Conn.)); Jabarie Hinds (Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon H.S.); Desmond Hubert (Cream Ridge, N.J./New Egypt H.S.); Tyrone Johnson (Plainfield, N.J./Montrose Christian Academy (Md.)); Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony H.S.); Alex Murphy (Wakefield, R.I./St. Mark's School (Mass.)); LaQuinton Ross (Burlington, N.J./Life Center Academy); and Jakarr Sampson (Akron, Ohio/Brewster Academy (N.H.). The West squad includes Ryan Anderson (Lakewood, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic H.S.); Shaquille Cleare (Houston, Texas/The Village School); Perry Ellis (Wichita, Kan./Wichita Heights H.S.); D'Angelo Harrison (Missouri City, Texas/Dulles H.S.); Julien Lewis (Texas City, Texas/La Marque H.S.); Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman H.S.); Norman Powell (Spring Valley, Calif./Lincoln H.S.); Cameron Ridley (Richmond, Texas/Bush H.S.); L.J. Rose (Houston, Texas/Second Baptist School); and Rasheed Sulaimon (Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep). In all, 26 seniors and 14 juniors will participate in the All-American Championship. CLICK HERE to view the complete roster. A panel of the nation's most respected media covering high school basketball serves as the

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5/23/2011 All-American Championship selection committee for the All-American Championship: Paul Biancardi (ESPN.com); Eric Bossi (Rivals.com); Frank Burlison (Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram); Evan Daniels (Scout.com); Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop); Joel Francisco (ESPN.com); Rob Harrington (Prep Stars); Jason Hickman (Max Preps); Jim Hicks (RCS Sports, Houston); Tom Konchalski (High School Basketball Illustrated); and Chris Lawlor (New York Daily News). The All-American Championship will be held on Sunday, April 3, at the 6,400-seat M.O. Campbell Center in Houston. The first game of the doubleheader will match the North vs. the South, followed by East vs. the West. Game times and coaching staffs will be announced shortly. Tickets to the inaugural All-American Championship can be purchased at www.allamericanchampionship.com. The All-American Championship is produced by The Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, the CBE Classic, the Legends Classic, and the CBI presented by Zebra Pen. The Gazelle Group is a member of USA Basketball. For more information on The Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

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Coaching Staff Announced for All-American Championship High School all-star event to take place in Houston on April 3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2011 Contact: Ray Cella 609-921-1300 (rcella@gazellegroup.com) PRINCETON, N.J. - Four of the nation's most successful high school basketball coaches will serve as head coaches for the inaugural All-American Championship, which takes place on Sunday, April 3, in Houston, Texas. The West team will be coached by Yates High School (Houston, Texas) head coach Greg Wise. Wise led Yates to a No. 1 national ranking in five national polls in 2009-10 when his team set a national high school record with a 114.6 points per game scoring average. A nine-time coach of the year during his career, Wise just completed his fifth season at Yates. Jason Smith, head coach at Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.), will serve as head coach of the East team. Smith has been the head coach at Brewster for 11 seasons, leading it to the National Final Four each of the past 4 seasons. In 2009-10, the Bobcats captured the NEPSAC Class AAA Championship for the second time in three years and won the National Prep School Championship. Brewster is the only program to win both the NEPSAC Class AAA title and National Championship in the same campaign. The South team head coach will be Isaac Pitts, head coach at Quality Education Academy (Winston Salem, N.C.). Pitts has been the head coach at QEA since 2008. In that time, he has guided QEA to three consecutive National Christian School Athletic Association national championships (2009, 2010, 2011). The North squad will be led by Lou Adams, head coach at Orr High School (Chicago, Ill.). Adams led Orr to a 20-8 record in 2010-11 after guiding the Spartans to the 2010 regional championship. These head coaches will be assisted by four Houston area head coaches: Craig Brownson (Travis High School, Richmond, Texas), Ronnie Courtney (Bush High School, Houston, Texas), Royce Huseman (Kingwood High School, Kingwood, Texas), and Wayne Jones (Strake Jesuit College Prep, Houston, Texas). In addition, Cortez Hale (Perspective Charter School, Joslin, Ill.) will also assist. Their team assignments will be determined at a later date. The All-American Championship will be held on Sunday, April 3, at the 6,400-seat M.O. Campbell Center in Houston. The first game of the doubleheader will match the North vs. the South, followed by East vs. the West. Game times and television arrangements will be announced shortly. Tickets to the inaugural All-American Championship can be purchased at www.allamericanchampionship.com. The All-American Championship is produced by The Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, the CBE Classic, the Legends Classic, and the CBI presented by Zebra Pen. The Gazelle Group is a member of USA Basketball. For more information on The Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

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All-American Championship Selection Committee Announced FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2010 Contact: Ray Cella 609-921-1300 (rcella@gazellegroup.com) PRINCETON, N.J. - A panel of the nation's most respected media covering high school basketball has been assembled to comprise the selection committee of the inaugural AllAmerican Championship. "We are indebted to these gentlemen who have volunteered to assist us in making the AllAmerican Championship a highly successful event. The knowledge and passion these gentlemen have for high school basketball is without parallel," said Gazelle Group president Rick Giles. The All-American Championship selection committee includes: Paul Biancardi, ESPN.com Eric Bossi, Rivals.com Frank Burlison, Long Beach Press-Telegram Evan Daniels, Scout.com Clark Francis, Hoop Scoop Joel Francisco, ESPN.com Rob Harrington, Prep Stars Jason Hickman, Max Preps Jim Hicks, RCS Sports Tom Konchalski, High School Basketball Illustrated Chris Lawlor, New York Daily News The inaugural All-American Championship will be held in Houston, Texas, site of the men's collegiate basketball championship, on April 1 and April 3, 2011. The event will consist of four teams representing each region of the country. Each team will play a semifinal round game on Friday, April 1 with the consolation and championship games taking place on Sunday, April 3. All games will be played at the 6,400-seat M.O. Campbell Educational Center. In addition, the event will establish a cultural and educational program for the participants. The All-American Championship will provide avid fans of college basketball the chance to see the next generation of All-Americans in person. It is important to note that this tournament will be conducted under the criteria listed in the NCAA bylaws that permit participation without it being considered an all-star competition. Thus, it will not "count" toward the NCAA limitation of two all-star contests in which seniors are permitted to play in order to retain their first year of NCAA eligibility. For more information on the All-American Championship, go to www.allamericanchampionship.com. The All-American Championship is produced by The Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, the CBE Classic, the Legends Classic, and the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). The Gazelle Group is a member of USA Basketball. For more information on The Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

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All-American Championship to Air on ESPN Networks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2011 Contact: Ray Cella 609-921-1300 (rcella@gazellegroup.com) PRINCETON, N.J. - The inaugural All-American Championship, a doubleheader featuring the nation's best high school boys basketball players, will be televised on ESPN networks. The games, which will take place on Sunday, April 3, at the M.O. Campbell Center in Houston, Texas, will be carried live on ESPN3.com, beginning at 3:00pm ET. The games will then be rebroadcast in primetime on ESPNU at 9:00pm ET that same evening. The first game of the doubleheader will feature the North vs. the South, followed by the East vs. the West. The players participating in the event have committed to play for some of the nation's elite college basketball programs - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Rutgers, St. John's, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Villanova, and West Virginia. Tickets to the inaugural All-American Championship can be purchased at www.allamericanchampionship.com. The All-American Championship is produced by The Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, the CBE Classic, the Legends Classic, and the CBI presented by Zebra Pen. The Gazelle Group is a member of USA Basketball. For more information on The Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

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Parker, Young, Ellis, Harkless named Most Outstanding Players FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2011 Contact: Ray Cella 609-921-1300 (rcella@gazellegroup.com) HOUSTON, Texas - The inaugural All-American Championship, featuring the nation's best high school boys basketball players, resulted in two games that came down to the final possession. In the first game of the doubleheader, Josiah Turner's (Sacramento, Calif./Quality Education Academy (N.C.)) layup at the buzzer gave the South a 93-91 overtime victory against the North. The South led by as many as 20 points, taking a 49-29 lead with 2:59 remaining in the first half. However, the North stormed back, outscoring the South 48-32 in the second half to send the game into overtime tied at 83-83. Turner scored four of his 13 points in the extra session, including the game-winner. He also handed out seven assists and had six steals Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove H.S) was named the South's Most Outstanding Player for netting a game-high 21 points and hauling down nine rebounds. Sir'Dominic Pointer (Fraser, Mich./Quality Education Academy (N.C.)) tallied 18 points, Levi Randolph (Madison, Ala./Bob Jones H.S.) had 14 points, and Robert Carter (Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville H.S.) added 10 points and a game-best 10 rebounds. The North received 17 points from B.J. Young (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North H.S.), who was named Most Outstanding Player for the squad. Mychael Henry (Chicago, Ill./Orr H.S.) had 14 points, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central H.S.) scored 11 points, Hanner Mosquera-Perea (LaPorte, Ind./La Lumiere School) posted 10 points and nine rebounds, Tracy Abrams (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel H.S.) had 10 points and five assists, and Ryan Boatright (Aurora, Ill./Aurora East H.S.) netted 10 points. In the nightcap, the West led by an 87-67 score with 6:31 remaining in the fourth quarter and then withstood a furious comeback by the East to hold on and earn a 107-104 win. Perry Ellis (Wichita, Kan./Wichita Heights H.S.) earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the West for scoring 14 points and hauling down a team-high eight rebounds. D'Angelo Harrison (Missouri City, Texas/Dulles H.S.) led the West with 21 points. Julien Lewis (Texas City, Texas/La Marque H.S.) had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman H.S.) also had 17 points. Rasheed Sulaimon (Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep) had 13 points and six assists. The East was paced by team Most Outstanding Player Mo Harkless (Jamaica, N.Y./South Kent School (Conn.)) and his 15 points. Michael Gbinije (Chester, Va./Benedictine School) had 14 points, Dajuan Coleman (DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt H.S.) had 12 points and six rebounds, LaQuinton Ross (Burlington, N.J./Life Center Academy) netted 11 points, and JaKarr Sampson (Akron, Ohio/Brewster Academy (N.H.)) and Naadir Tharpe (Worcester, Mass./Brewster Academy (N.H.)) each had 10 points with Tharpe also handing out seven assists. The games were played at the M.O. Campbell Center in Houston, site of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Boxscores may be may founded at www.allamericanchampionship.com

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April 4, 2011 Eric Bossi Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting Analyst Talk about it in Basketball Recruiting Board This spring, there have been several "All-American" type events popping up across the country. However, one of the most intriguing - due in large part to the inclusion of juniors and seniors in the game - is the Gazelle Group's AllAmerican Championship that took place in Houston on Sunday. While Rivals.com didn't attend the event, analyst Eric Bossi broke down the game tape. Here's a look at some of Bossi's observations from the South's 93-91 overtime win over the North, and the West's 107-104 win over the East.

AAC Notables Tony Parker, PF/C, South- Parker continued to show progression from last summer. In scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds he was the rare big man who could insert himself into the flow of an All-Star setting. He shows great hands, is outstanding at feeling the defender and picking the correct move. His stock continues to climb. Josiah Turner, PG, South- The Arizona-bound point guard had to transfer as a senior but continues to look like a five-star prospect. While he did have some careless turnovers, his size and ability to create from the point is without peer in 2011. He can create in transition, showed improved mechanics on his shot - even if the results didn't reflect them - and beasted a smaller Kevin Ferrell to get to an offensive rebound and score the game winning bucket at the buzzer in overtime.

2012 big man Tony Parker was impressive at the AAC.

Mycheal Henry, SF, North- It's pretty clear that the strong 6-foot-6 wing should have little issue with making the physical adjustment to college. The Illinois signee is a man out there and blends a pretty refined wing scoring game to go along with his ability to finish at the rim and rebound.

B.J. Young, PG/SG, North- The Arkansas signee finished out his senior year on a high note after some steps in the wrong direction earlier in his senior year. Even among high-level competition, Young demonstrated a lethal first step and creativity in finishing around the hoop. Sir'Dominic Pointer, SF, South- It's going to be really tough for Steve Lavin to keep this Detroit native off of the floor. Physically imposing on the wing, he makes use of his explosive athleticism and flies from end to end looking to make plays. Julien Lewis, SG, West- Lewis looks like he's a college-ready scorer on the wing. He uses the power in his shoulders to ward off defenders and is extremely slick along either baseline. Unafraid of taking advantage of an opening, he's got a quick trigger and makes defenders pay for relaxing. The Texas-bound four-star may be a bit unappreciated at this point. D'Angelo Harrison, SG, West- One of several St. John's signees who looked good, Harrison is another natural scorer. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard showed that he's still got a quick and accurate trigger from deep and loads of confidence. It should also be pointed out that he's got a nose for the ball and is an outstanding rebounder for a two guard.


Perry Ellis, PF, West- Ellis' game is all about making the simple, smart play and being effective with his touches. There wasn't a better big man in either of the two games in terms of running from rim to rim and he's proving to be an excellent spot up shooter. He's still instinctive on the glass and has improved his footwork in the low post. Dajuan Coleman, C, East-He's still not very explosive off of the floor and can be run ragged a bit. But, when the 2012 five-star catches in the lane with his defender sealed, forget it. In the past he's overpowered people but now his footwork is coming in line with his already strong hands and instincts. Naadir Tharpe, PG, East- A four-star point guard headed to Kansas, Tharpe was by far the most steady decision maker and ballhandler. He tossed out seven assists to just one assist and was always making the smart play instead of looking for much flash. He looks effective in pick and roll situations because of his ability to read both his defender and the help.

Final game film observations from AAC Five-star Perry Ellis made the most of his

Levi Randolph will provide a big lift to Alabama. When he can linger on the touches. wing and step into a shot off the catch, he's an excellent shooter. He should allow Alabama to run a lot more pick and roll offense next year because of his ability to spot up and knock down shots. … Shabazz Muhammad was impressive as a transition finisher and showed improved ballhandling and shooting form. Next for him is to add a bit more wiggle and East/West to his game … Duke signee Rasheed Sulaimon looks to be a classic combo guard. The class of 2012 five-star is a pretty good defender, can make plays running the point and is comfortable off of the ball. … There's not a lot of flash to the game of St. John's signee Maurice Harkless, but he makes plays. At St. John's he will be a transition and mid-range finisher who does lots of other little things that don't show up in a box score. … Finally, Desmond Hubert is quite raw on the offensive end and lacks strength. However, the class of 2011 three-star big man is a high-level run and jump athlete who is a very good shot blocker. He looked much more aggressive in contesting shots and running the floor.


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Posted on: March 3, 2011 5:59 pm Edited on: March 3, 2011 6:33 pm Posted by Jeff Borzello Before you say something about not needing another high school all-star game, consider the uniqueness of the All-American Championship. While the All-American Championship may never be on the same level as the McDonald’s All-American Game or the Jordan Brand Classic, it has two things going for it – it is for true regional pride, and it takes place in the same city as the Final Four. There are four teams taking part in the April 3 double-header, one from each of the four regions: North, South, East and West. The North plays the South in the first game, with the East facing the West afterwards. Unlike the two major all-star games, the players are actually representing a specific region. The North features players solely from Illinois, Indiana and Missouri; the South takes ones from Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina; the East uses New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia and Massachusetts; and the West has California, Texas, Nevada and Kansas. Because the game occurs the weekend of the Final Four in the same city as it, hundreds of media members, coaches and fans are already in the city. It takes place on the day between the semifinals and championship, giving everyone an opportunity to relax for a couple of hours and take in a couple of excellent all-star games. As for the rosters, the All-American Championship also is unique – it doesn’t include just seniors. There are 14 juniors spread out among the four regions, to go with 26 seniors. For fans that don’t get to see AAU or high school games, it is a chance to see the next crop of great players, as well as the group after that. Despite the McDonald’s and Jordan games taking most of the top talent, the All-American Championship did a good job culling 40 players for two competitive games. The North team has an explosive group of guards, with scorers Ryan Boatright and B.J. Young combining with savvy leaders Chasson Randle and Tracy Abrams. Junior Hanner Parea and Sam Thompson will dunk all day up front. The South has a California import leading the way in point guard Josiah Turner, who plays at Quality Education Academy (N.C.). Rodney Hood, Ky Madden, Dai-Jon Parker and Levi Randolph provide plenty of wing scoring. On the East, versatile perimeter scorers Michael Gbinije and LaQuinton Ross wait on the wings, while dominant 2012 big man Dajuan Coleman camps out down low. Duke-commit Alex Murphy and two St. John’s signees (Maurice Harkless and Jakarr Sampson) are also on the team. The West will be led by 2012 studs Shabazz Muhammad, Perry Ellis, L.J. Rose, Rasheed Sulaimon and Cameron Ridley – all five could be "Burger Boys" next season. They will be fun to watch. It’s not as star-studded as McDonald’s or Jordan, but the All-American Championship has set up a niche for itself that could create a worthy competitor to the two heavyweights. Photo: MaxPreps (Josiah Turner)

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The All-American Championship rosters are out and they contain 39 prospects ranked on Scout.com. The Gazelle Group released the rosters for the All-American Championship on Thursday. The event consists of 40 prospects from around the country. Of the prospects participating 24 are seniors, while 16 are in the class of 2012. 39 of the 40 prospects are ranked in either Scout.com’s 2011 top 100 or 2012 top 75. The event will take place in Houston (Tex.) during Final Four weekend. The double-header will tip off on Sunday, April 3rd at the M.O. Campbell Center. North Tracy Abrams – Illinois Ryan Boatright – Connecticut Kevin Ferrell – Indiana Gary Harris – Undecided Mycheal Henry – Illinois Hanner Perea – Indiana Chasson Randle – Stanford D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera – Undecided Sam Thompson – Ohio State B.J. Young – Arkansas South Tyler Adams – Georgetown Robert Carter -- Undecided Rodney Hood – Mississippi State Ky Madden -- Arkansas Dai-Jon Parker – Vanderbilt Tony Parker -- Undecided Sir’Dominic Pointer – St. John’s Levi Randolph -- Alabama Julian Royal – Georgia Tech Josiah Turner -- Arizona East Dajuan Coleman -- Undecided Michael Gbinije -- Duke Maurice Harkless -- Saint John's Jabarie Hinds -- West Virginia Desmond Hubert -- Undecided Tyrone Johnson -- Villanova Myles Mack -- Rutgers Alex Murphy -- Duke LaQuinton Ross -- Ohio State Jakarr Sampson -- Saint John's West Ryan Anderson -- Boston College

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Shaquille Cleare -- Undecided Perry Ellis -- Undecided D’Angelo Harrison Julien Lewis -- Texas Shabazz Muhammad -- Undecided Norman Powell -- UCLA Cameron Ridley -- Texas L.J. Rose -- Undecided Rasheed Sulaimon -- Duke

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