For the second consecutive year, Nike EYBL partners with FloSports to spotlight basketball’s up-and-coming stars
AUSTIN, TX — April 9, 2018 — FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, today announced an exclusive partnership with the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) to air the 2018 seasons for both the 17U and E16 EYBL (boys) and 17U Girls EYBL. The partnership will air every session exclusively on FloHoops.com.
Now in its second consecutive year of streaming EYBL, FloHoops is the global leader in live prep basketball coverage. As one of the most elite and prestigious summer basketball leagues, the EYBL will showcase the top high school players from around the country, profiling teams and athletes, and featuring unmatched content on the game’s up-and-coming players.
The EYBL circuit consists of 40 boys teams and 32 girls teams competing in four and three sessions, respectively, to advance to the EYBL Championship at the Nike Peach Jam or the Girls EYBL Championship at Nike Nationals. Notable players in the past have included R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish, Bol Bol and Keldon Johnson.
FloHoops will provide live coverage of 900 EYBL games throughout the 2018 boys and girls seasons, as well as offer original films and in-depth stories on players, teams, and the EYBL and Girls EYBL.
- EYBL & E16 Session 1: April 20-22 – Dallas, TX
- EYBL & E16 Session 2: April 27-29 – Indianapolis, IN
- EYBL & E16 Session 3: May 11-13 – Atlanta, GA
- E16 Session 4: May 25-27 – Hampton, VA
- EYBL Session 4: May 26-27 – Hampton, VA
- EYBL & E16 Finals at Peach Jam: July 11-15 – North Augusta, SC
EYBL Girls Schedule:
- GEYBL Session 1: April 20-22 – Hampton, VA
- GEYBL Session 2: July 6-8 – Indianapolis, IN
- GEYBL Session 3: July 6-8 – Louisville, KY
- GEYBL Nationals: July 10-12 – Chicago, IL
“FloSports is excited to extend our partnership with the Nike EYBL summer series supporting both the elite youth boys (U17 and E16) and girls divisions,” FloSports SVP Global Rights Acquisition and Subscription Phil Wendler said. “Established as the top grassroots summer series, the EYBL, along with FloHoops’ year-round prep and grassroots programing, makes FloHoops the No. 1 platform to watch the nation’s future NCAA and NBA stars live from anywhere in the world.”
“EYBL is one of the largest and most established summer basketball programs, and our fans expect and deserve in-depth and comprehensive coverage to follow their favorite players,” said Carlton DeBose, Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball Director. “FloHoops’ commitment to providing this type of content and coverage made it a natural choice to partner again, and we’re looking forward to working with the FloSports team throughout the 2018 EYBL season.”
Alums of the EYBL include some of the top NBA players in the world, including New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (MeanStreets), Philadelphia Sixers guard Ben Simmons (E1T1) and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (Alabama Challenge). In addition to the NBA, 83 Nike EYBL alumni participated in the 2018 NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
WNBA stars such as Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes (Essence), Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver (Fairfax Stars), and Atlanta Dream forward-center Elizabeth Williams (Boo Williams) are also all GEYBL alumni.
To access live and on-demand coverage of EYBL events, visit FloHoops.com and become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the games on your big screen by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
Follow FloHoops on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for schedules, previews, highlights and updates of each session.
For more information, visit www.FloSports.tv.
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About Nike EYBL
Nike Elite Youth Basketball is a division of NIKE, Inc. dedicated to improving the game of basketball. EYBL 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.