Allstate Sugar Bowl Hosts Top AAU Basketball Players for Memorial Day
The Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsored the 2015 Primetime Super 60 AAU Basketball Tournament, the fourth year of the event, over Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans. The event featured 351 boys teams, including many of the top-rated AAU teams in the country, from second-grade to 11th-grade playing multiple games at 24 locations around the city. The tournament featured young athletes from 17 different states and drew 10,000-12,000 visitors to the city.
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Upper Division Winners:
Eight & Under: Carolina Stars (North Carolina) def. Dream Chasers (Georgia), 27-24
Nine & Under: Minnesota Spartans def. Nightrydas Elite (Florida), 35-30
10 & Under: NOLA D1 (Louisiana) def. Atlanta Celtics (Georgia), 30-29
11 & Under: Nike Pro Skills (Texas) def. Nike D1 Shooters (Texas), 22-18
12 & Under: Birmingham Storm (Alabama) def. Team Duke (Texas), 41-38
13 & Under: George Hill (Indiana) def. King Street (New Jersey), 53-32
14 & Under: Arizona Vipers def. Red Storm (Louisiana), 54-46
15 & Under: George Hill (Indiana) def. I-10 Celtics (California), 53-51
16 & Under: SR1 MS Basketball (Mississippi) def. N. MS Kings (Mississippi), 71-69
17 & Under: Team SAC (Alabama) def. Houston Rookies (Texas): 67-56
The states represented at the tournament were Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
The Sugar Bowl, which has a rich history with the sport of basketball dating back to 1936, is scheduled to sponsor three major high school tournaments this year. The roundball schedule began with the fourth annual Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic in January; it continued with the Primetime Super 60 tourney and will wrap up with the 61st annual New Orleans CYO High School Tournament in November. In addition, the Sugar Bowl Committee was a key part of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four this past spring.
The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through all of its year-round slate of events, the organization has generated over $2 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.