2016 Las Vegas Fab 48 Tip-Off Challenge Info
The 4th annual Las Vegas Fab 48 Tip-Off Challenge will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2016 @ Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas NV).
This 16 team exhibition showcase has served as the "tip-off" to the Las Vegas week of live events and has served as a major stage of such future NBA & college stars as Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks), Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76'ers), Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons), Cliff Alexander (Portland Trailblazers), Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers), Rashad Vaughn (Milwaukee Bucks), Daniel Hamilton (UConn), Tyler Dorsey (Oregon), Stephen Zimmerman (UNLV) and Josh Jackson (Kansas signee).
The event is an invitation-only event and only top nationally ranked grassroots teams will be invited. The event is open for viewing to the public: admission charge $15
College coaches that have attended here include: Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), John Calipari (Kentucky), Bill Self (Kansas), Roy Williams (North Carolina), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Sean Miller (Arizona), Jay Wright (Villanova), Kevin Ollie (UConn), John Thomson (Georgetown), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Steve Alford (UCLA), Ben Howland (Mississippi State), John Belein (Michigan), Dana Altman (Oregon), Lorenzo Romar (Washington), Tony Bennett (Virginia), Larry Brown (SMU), Shaka Smart (Texas), Thad Motta (Ohio State), Bruce Pearl (Auburn), Mark Turgeon (Maryland), Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Mark Few (Gonzaga), Cuonzo Martin (Cal), Rick Barnes (Tennessee), Lon Krueger (Oklahoma), Frank Martin (South Carolina) and Ed Cooley (Providence).
As has been the case in past years, a large contingent of national/regional media and scouts are expected to attend. National media/scouts attending past tip-offs include Van Coleman (The Basketball Channel/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Clark Francis (Hoop ScoopMcDonald's Committee), FrankBurlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Brick Oettinger (PrepStars.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Jerry Meyer (247Sports.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Eric Bossi (Rivals.com/McDonald's All-American Game Selection committee), Paul Biancardi, Jeff Borzello, Jeff Goodman, John Stovall & Joel Francisco (ESPN.com), Evan Daniels & Josh Gershon (Scout.com), Seth Davis & Doug Gottlieb (CBS Sports), Scott Phillips (NBC Sports), Aggrey Sam (SLAM Magazine), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net & BallisLife.com), Horace Neysmith (All-Metro Sports), Patrick Stanwood & Sean Ceglinsky (Nothing But Net Magazine), Chris Lawlor (Blue Star Media), Thom Jones (TJ Sports), Aran Smith (NBADraft.net), Jonathan Givony (DraftExpress.com), Christian Popoola(PremierBall.com), Chad Groth (AreaCodesBasketball.com) and Matt Rodriguez (BallisLife.com).