The 5th Annual FREE BASKETBALL SHOWCASE AKA Kenny Anderson Basketball Showcase took place on Saturday, June 10th, in Twinsburg Ohio at the Twinsburg Recreational Center. The Showcase featured 68 young men from over the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, Spain, and Brazil. The day started with a quick introduction by founder and creator Ian Cunningham, followed by 50 minutes of skills training from top trainers Rollie Smith and Tom Parker of Pushthru Athletics.
The Federation of Christian Officials Referees used this Free Basketball Showcase as a training program. DJ Vell got the players hyped as 8 teams played 3 40-minute games each along with some fantastic challenges again this year, with King of the court 1 v 1 and a 2-man shooting challenge. During the break-in action, teams spoke with Noel Roman and Ian Cunningham while we had 14 college coaches in attendance and many watching online for some of the highest level of basketball as they were recruiting for their respected colleges and universities. The award winners are as follows.
CO-MVP AWARD – Phillip Unangst, New Jersey
CO-MVP AWARD -Jake Sullivan, Lorain Ohio
Defensive Stopper Award – David Brown, Columbus Ohio
Audra Jackson Mr Hustle Award – Clinton Thomas, Akron Ohio
King of the Court 1V1 Award – Antonio Brown, Cleveland Ohio
2 Man Shooting Challenge Award – Jarius Winters, Swansea Illinois & DeMilian Walker, Cincinnati Ohio