September 2010 High School Wiretap

Nike Hoop Summit Extends Stay In Portland To 2012

Dec 29, 2010 2:33 PM

USA Basketball, Nike and the NBA Portland Trail Blazers today announced that the agreement to hold the annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., at the Rose Garden has been extended through 2012. The Nike Hoop Summit has been held at the Rose Garden in Portland since 2008.

Additionally, it was announced that the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit will be played on Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. (PDT).

"We are very pleased to be able to return the Nike Hoop Summit in 2011 and 2012 to Portland and the Rose Garden," said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball Executive Director/CEO. "Portland has been a fantastic home for the Nike Hoop Summit the past three years, and we hope to build on the game's popularity moving forward. This game, while featuring the world's top young basketball talents, has proven to be incredibly competitive and exciting every year. We hope the Portland community will continue to demonstrate its love of basketball by coming out to Nike Hoop Summit and watching the future stars of the NCAA and NBA."

Press Release

Tags: High School, High School Nike Hoop Summit

Lower Merion Names Gym After Kobe

Dec 17, 2010 1:23 PM

Lower Merion High in Pennsylvania named their gymnasium after Kobe Bryant in a Thursday dedication ceremony.

Bryant donated $411,000 to fund the facility - part of Lower Merion High School's newly completed $100 million campus, which opened this fall.

"He's someone that doesn't like to come back to a lot of fanfare," said school district spokesman Doug Young. "This was a chance for us to honor his contributions."

Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, High School, NBA