Houston Hoops: Ball Up’s Search For The Next In Town July 5


Calling all Houston ballers and hoops heads!

An incredibly huge and popular tour will be making its way into the boundaries of the Bayou City!

What’s the skinny?

Ball Up, a top-tier, world-renowned brand in terms of showcasing some most amazing aspects of street ball will be bringing their crowd-pleasing tour titled “Search For The Next” to University of Houston’s Hofheinz Pavilion this Sunday.

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Search for the Next is a tour featuring a crop of some of the greatest basketball talent out there and is certainly a must-see for a purist.

So, here’s a recap of what’s going down:

WHAT: Ball Up’s “Search for the Next” Tour

WHEN: Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: University of Houston’s Hofheinz Pavilion

HOW MUCH:  Tickets can be had for as little as $17.

The near two-month long roadie kicked off in Los Angeles June 20th and will continue through 10 cities in the U.S. before culminating back in the City of Angels in early August.

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  • Houston (July 5), of course, is just one of their stops and the other nine cities are/were:   Omaha, Neb. (June 27), Kansas City, Mo. (June 28), Washington, DC (July 2), Indianapolis (July 11), Chicago (July 12), Philadelphia (July 18), New York (July 19) and Birmingham, Ala. (July 26).

    With a tour featuring some of the well-known blacktop legends such as The Professor, the Bone Collector, AO and Sik Wit It, the event is certainly primed to include plenty of entertainment for everyone!

    Here’s how the tour operates:

    In each city, local amateurs will have an opportunity to tryout and showcase their talents against those aforementioned ballers who are a part of the Ball Up All-Star roster.

    What’s on the line for those amateurs?

    A spot on Ball Up’s All-Star roster and a $100,000 contract for the finalist!

    If that’s not motivation to win the whole damn thing, I don’t know what is!

    There will be 1o players that will be selected out of that said group of amateurs and will participate in a duel against the All-Stars later on in the event.

    A guest NBA star will serve the role as a coach and we prepare them adequately for the challenge that has been set forth for them.

    Wow — what not a better motivation than an actual NBA player that has your back?!?

    Two MVPs will be selected out of the 10 and will be invited to an intense combine camp to which the final 10 of those selections out of that happening will compete in a championship game against the All-Stars at StubHub Center in L.A. August 1.

    The ultimate finalist will selected by premier evaluators of basketball skills in Ball Up judges and a guest NBA star.

    It’s a long, winding road for the participants but there’s no doubt that these guys will give it their all and demonstrate to the world why they’re best and belong in the street ball conversation.

    And by the way, Search for the Next will be filmed at each city stop and packaged together as a television series on Fox Sports which continues to garner substantiated ratings for the network.

    In fact, NBA stars that have headlined the event in the past were:  James Harden, Joakim Noah, Kyle Lowry, Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas, Julius Erving and Dennis Rodman.

    So if you have a free moment and if you want to check out an event that’s second to none, I implore you do so!

    Head on out to the Hof to be dazzled!

    For more information about the event and the tour itself, visit www.BallUp.com.

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