As reported in an earlier story, for the first time this spring and summer, Nike travel teams will be playing in the brand new Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, know as "EYBL." Well, this week Nike released the league makeup and schedule. Below are the four divisional break downs and schedule.
Division A: Albany Rocks, Baltimore Elite, Georgie Blazers, Howard Pully, Louisiana Select, Mean Streets, Team Final, Tennessee Travelers Wisconsin Elite and YOMCA.
Division B: All-Ohio Red, Arizona Stars, Each One Teach One, King James, South Carolina Ravens, Seattle Rotary, Spiece, Team Takeover, Team Texas and The Family.
Division C: Alabama Challenge, Athletes First, Birmingham Storm, Boo Williams, California Supreme, Houston Hoops, ICP, Jackson Tigers, Oakland Soldiers and st. Louis Eagles.
Division D: Arkansas Wings, BABC, Charlotte Royals, D-One Sports, Friends of Hoop, Georgia Stars, Mac Irvin Fire, Metro Hawks, New Jersey Playaz, New york Gauchos, Southern Kings and Team Florida.
The EYBL, will played in 4 sessions beginning with April 9-11 in Hampton, Virgina, May 14-16 in Houston, Texas, May 29-31 in Los Angeles, California and the league championship at the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina July 12-15th.
All-Ohio will kick off league play in Hampton, VA. with non-league games against the Albany Rocks, YOMCA, St. Louis Eagles, Wisconsin Elite and the Oakland Soldiers. With their announcement, Nike also listed dates and locations for their other elite events such as the skills Academies, including the LeBron James Skills Academy, the Hoop Jamboree, the King City Classic and the Global Challenge. Stay tuned to Buckeye Prep this summer as we cover all of the action at these four new events.