Agreement includes exclusive live coverage of Nike EYBL and Girls EYBL sessions and finals
AUSTIN, TX — April 20, 2017 — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced an exclusive partnership with Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) to provide live coverage of the 2017 seasons for both the 17U and 16U EYBL (boys) and 17U GEYBL (girls). The partnership will air every session, excluding the boys 17U Peach Jam championship game, exclusively on FloHoops.com.
As the leader in prep basketball coverage, FloHoops will live stream 1,125 EYBL and Girls EYBL games starting with the league opener April 21-23, in Hampton, Va. The EYBL circuit features 40 boys and 32 girls basketball teams from 68 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The EYBL and Girls EYBL teams compete in four and two sessions, respectively, before advancing to the EYBL Nike Peach Jam Championship or the Girls EYBL Nike Nationals.
Leading up to the championship games, FloHoops will provide live coverage throughout the 2017 boys and girls seasons, as well as original films and in-depth stories on players, teams, and the EYBL and Girls EYBL.
- EYBL Session 1: April 21-23, Hampton, VA
- EYBL Session 2: April 28-30, Indianapolis, IN
- EYBL Session 3: May 12-14, Atlanta, GA
- EYBL Session 4: May 27-28, Los Angeles, CA
- EYBL Nike Peach Jam Championship: July 12-16, North Augusta, SC
Girls EYBL Schedule:
- GEYBL Session 1: April 28-30, Hampton, VA
- GEYBL Session 2: July 6-8, Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY
- GEYBL Nike Nationals: July 9-12, Chicago, IL
“Nike EYBL is the most prestigious basketball league featuring the best prep hoops talent in the world,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “Not only is it one of the most competitive leagues, but it also promotes teamwork and leadership on and off the court. The partnership with Nike EYBL will give basketball fans, coaches, and recruiters exclusive access to some of today’s best young players and showcase the spirit and hard work of today’s leading young athletes.”
“Each year we aim to enhance the Nike EYBL experience for the athletes and our fans. This season, we are proud to announce a partnership with FloHoops,” said Carlton DeBose, Director of Nike Elite Youth Basketball. “This platform will allow fans to stream every EYBL game online and stay connected to our events throughout the summer. FloHoops is a leader in the industry and we look forward to sharing their high-quality content.”
Alums of the EYBL include some of the top NBA players in the world, including New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (MeanStreets), Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (Alabama Challenge) and Washington Wizards point guard Bradley Beal (St. Louis Eagles).
WNBA stars such as Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (Cal Storm), former Charlotte Sting guard and current South Carolina coach Dawn Staley (Philly Belles), and Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (Cy Fair) all competed in the GEYBL during their youth playing days.
FloHoops continues to lead the market in original, in-depth basketball coverage. In addition to the Nike EYBL, FloHoops has established partnerships with top high school basketball tournaments such as the Hoophall Classic, City of Palms, Les Schwab Invitational, Chic-fil-A Classic, Hoophall West, and the National Hoopfest Series.
To access the live coverage of Nike EYBL and Girls EYBL, users must subscribe to become FloPRO subscribers on FloHoops.com.
FloSports content is available on all screens with the launch of the FloSports’ Roku and Apple TV 4 apps.
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About Nike EYBL
Nike Elite Youth Basketball is a division of NIKE, Inc. dedicated to improving the game of basketball. EYB offers young players a place to receive superior skill instruction, honest evaluation and life-changing experiences. The programs and events push kids to work hard and to challenge them to be better on and off the court. Follow @NikeEYB for more info.