ATLANTA, GA – March 23, 2022 – The 2022 “Hoops For Diabetes” Underclassmen All American Game (UCAAG) will feature some of the best high school basketball players in the country on March 27, 2022. The UCAAG – the brainchild of former UMass basketball player, Horace Neysmith – has hosted a list of elite alums that include the likes of the NBA’s Anthony Edwards, Jonathan Kuminga, Zion Williamson as well as collegiate standouts like Duke’s Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, and more. There will be four showcase games during the event – all of which will be simulcast on SUVtv and HBCU League Pass Plus.
The game & broadcast schedule will run as follows:
11am: Rising Stars Showcase
12:30pm: Underclassman All American Game – Select
2:30pm: Underclassmen All American Game – Classic
4pm: Junior Showcase Game
Event venue: Old Norcross High School,321 Price Pl NW, Norcross, GA 30071
In 2016, Horace Neysmith created the Underclassmen All American Games to showcase high level basketball talents while equipping players with information that helps them prevent diabetes. Diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic in 2011, Neysmith changed his diet and increased his exercise frequency to gradually work himself off of diabetes medication. His experience created a sense of urgency to equip players with information geared towards awareness & prevention instead of a reaction once things have reached a certain point. Beyond the event programming with this goal in mind, all net proceeds will go to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.
“The Underclassmen All American Games bring two of my biggest passions together: the game of basketball and the fight against diabetes”, says UCAA Founder, Horace Neysmith, “As important as it is to showcase the notable & national talents these games will feature, it’s just as crucial that we encourage them to take care of their bodies in a way that focuses on prevention instead of reaction.” Event sponsors include:
Admission to the UCAA games is free for everyone 17 and under, and tickets are $10 for all others. Fans and supporters that are unable to attend can watch each game live & on demand on SUVtv and HBCU League Pass Plus. “Since its inception, the Underclassmen All American Games have provided exposure for some of the best up-and-coming high school basketball players in the country”, says Marques Burnett, Founder of SUVtv, “We look forward to this year’s broadcasts on our platform and on HBCU League Pass Plus as we look to maximize the audience of basketball fans, college coaches, and all looking to support a great cause.”
All four games can be viewed at theSUVtv.com or https://www.hbculeaguepassplus.com/HBCULP/
“Urban Edge Network is pleased to participate with community engagement and cause related fundraising. We know that diabetes has a material cost and health impacts on the black families. We are pleased to bring awareness and exposure to this important issue to our HBCU audiences,” says Todd F. Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Edge Network, Inc./ HBCU League Pass Plus
About The Underclassmen All American Game
Since 2016, the Underclassmen All American Game (UCAAG) has been the premier event for the nation’s top freshmen and sophomores. The game has been home to many future college stars and eventual NBA draft picks that have leveraged the introduction to the national scene that the UCAAG provides.
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