Some of the nation’s best go head-to-head and a much bigger cause
ATLANTA, Georgia – 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 nation on March 27, 2022. UCAAG – the brainchild of the former basketball player from the UMass, Horace Neysmith – has curated an elite roster of alums that includes the NBA’s Anthony Edwards, Jonathan Kuminga, Zion Williamson as well as collegiate personalities like Duke’s Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, and more. There will be four demo matches during the event, all of which will be simulcast on SUVtv and HBCU League Pass Plus.
The schedule of matches and broadcasts will take place as follows:
11 a.m.: Showcase of rising stars
12:30 p.m.: Underclassman All American Game – Select
2:30 p.m.: Underclassmen All American Game – Classic
4 p.m.: Junior showcase game
Event location: 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 talent while providing players with information that helps prevent diabetes. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011, Neysmith changed his diet and increased his exercise frequency to gradually get rid of diabetes medication. His experience created a sense of urgency to provide players with information focused on awareness and prevention instead of a reaction once things hit a certain point. Beyond programming the event for this purpose, all net proceeds will go to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.
“The Underclassmen All American Games brings together two of my greatest passions: basketball and the fight against diabetes,” says UCAA Founder Horace Neysmith, “As important as it is to showcase talent notables and nationals these games will feature, it is equally crucial that we encourage them to take care of their bodies in a way that focuses on prevention rather than reaction. Sponsors of the event include:
Admission to UCAA games is free for everyone 17 and under, and tickets are $10 for everyone else. Fans and supporters who cannot attend can watch every game live and on demand on SUVtv and HBCU League Pass Plus. “Since its inception, the Underclassmen All American Games has provided exposure to some of the nation’s top and up-and-coming high school basketball players,” said Marques Burnett, Founder of SUVtv, “We look forward to this year’s broadcasts on our platform and on HBCU League Pass Plus as we seek to maximize the reach of basketball fans, college coaches and anyone 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 in community engagement and fundraising related to the cause. We know that diabetes has a material cost and impacts on the health of black families. We are excited to raise awareness and expose this important issue to our HBCU audience,” said Todd F. Brown, General Manager, 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 hosted many future college stars and eventual NBA draft picks who took advantage of the national stage introduction provided by UCAAG.
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