Allstate Sugar Bowl Welcomes Elite Young Athletes to New Orleans for AAU Hoops park
The Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsored the Primetime Super 60 AAU Basketball Tournament for the third year over Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans. The event featured over 400 boys' teams, including many of the top-rated AAU teams in the country, from second-grade to ninth-grade playing multiple games at 24 locations around the city. The tournament featured young athletes from 22 different states and drew 10,000-12,000 visitors to the city – the event jumped from approximately 270 teams in 2012 to 360 for 2013 and then over 400 this year.
Upper Division Winners:
Second grade: Florida Nightrydas def. Arkansas Hawks, 38-30
Third grade: Team ASA (Georgia) def. Florida Nightrydas, 36-30
Fourth grade: Gulf Coast Blue Chips (Texas) def. Thunder Elite (Texas), 43-36
Fifth grade: Texas Tarheels def. Georgia Xclusive, 37-26
Sixth grade: West Coast All-Stars (California) def. Arkansas Hawks, 36-26
Seventh grade: Arizona i10 Celtics def. Texas Express Elite, 56-55
Eighth grade: Team Ramey (Missouri) def. ATR (Louisiana), 85-43
Ninth grade: Team Penny (Tennessee) def. Red Storm (Louisiana), 46-38
Full results are available by visiting: http://www.saauboyshoops.com/1nolaSuper60.html
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.