NBPA and ADG Current the Inaugural ADG MONEYBALL


The Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation (NBPA) and the Athletic Improvement Group (ADG) are happy to announce ADG MONEYBALL, an newbie basketball showcase together with monetary literacy and Title, Picture and Likeness (NIL) workshops. The inaugural occasion launches in Washington D.C. from August 12-14, 2022, on the Walter E. Washington Conference Middle. The showcase will function eight (8) 17U boys elite journey groups with NBPA member affiliations. Along with the competitors on the court docket and academic workshops, the NBPA Basis will help a go to to the Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition on the night of August 12. The groups will even attend dinners collectively all through the weekend, one in every of which can embrace a fireplace chat with Baron Davis, 2x-time NBA All-Star and present media and tech investor, and Que Gaskins, Chief Model & Development Officer for the NBPA and interim President of THINK450, the NBPA’s innovation and content material engine.

The groups competing within the showcase embrace: 

1.     Okay-Low Elite (Kyle Lowry)

2.     Crew Curry (Steph Curry)

3.     Crew Durant (Kevin Durant)

4.     Crew Melo (Carmelo Anthony)

5.     Crew Takeover (Victor Oladipo)

6.     Crew Trae Younger (Trae Younger)

7.     Crew Trezz (Montrezl Harrell)

8.     Crew Reality (Quinn Cook dinner)

Video games will start on Friday, August 12 and run by way of Sunday, August 14. See right here for the total schedule of video games.

“We’re thrilled to host this first-of-its-kind showcase that includes among the excellent journey groups of a number of of our members,” stated Tamika Tremaglio, NBPA Government Director. “Our gamers are so captivated with instructing the sport to the subsequent technology, and this showcase is about supporting their work in that house. By creating this platform with our gamers, we’re constructing a singular expertise for his or her groups to compete in opposition to each other whereas additionally offering crucial academic assets — all in the most effective basketball cities within the nation and my hometown, Washington D.C.!”

“This showcase is a good alternative for these younger gamers to show themselves in opposition to different high expertise from across the nation and be taught extra about necessary subjects off the court docket,” stated Trae Younger, NBPA member whose workforce will compete within the inaugural showcase. “To have all of the groups competing affiliated with completely different gamers across the league is actually particular and I do know I can communicate for all of us after I say we might be intently following to see whose workforce actually is the perfect.”

“We all know it’s extremely crucial to coach these younger athletes now in order that they’ll make knowledgeable monetary choices all through their careers,” stated Mark Jerome, Managing Accomplice, the Athletic Improvement Group (ADG). “We created and designed ADG MONEYBALL with that in thoughts, bringing in former gamers and consultants to discuss monetary literacy and NIL to set them up with the instruments to succeed down the highway.”

ADG MONEYBALL is offered in partnership with Chase and with the beneficiant help of Occasions DC. Extra companions embrace ShowBall, BodyArmor, SLAM, Legends, and BallerTV.

“We’re so excited to proceed our partnership with the NBPA and supply necessary monetary literacy content material to those unbelievable student-athletes,” stated Frank Nakano, Managing Director of Sports activities & Leisure Advertising and marketing at JPMorgan Chase. “Understanding the importance that monetary well being performs in long-term well-being, we hope our academic classes are in a position to assist these athletes additional develop their off-the-court confidence, particularly within the enviornment of economic literacy”

“Occasions DC is honored to host and help the inaugural ADG MONEYBALL occasion on the Walter E. Washington Conference Middle,” stated Ralph Morton, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports activities & Leisure Division at Occasions DC. “Bringing collectively the nation’s high student-athletes in partnership with the NBPA and ADG mixed with dynamic academic workshops is an thrilling alternative to create a precious and enduring expertise within the District. We’re trying ahead to presenting this elite newbie basketball event to the followers and our better neighborhood from the center of downtown Washington, DC.”

ADG MONEYBALL is open to the general public and tickets will be bought at www.adgmoneyball.com. For media thinking about overlaying the occasion, please e-mail [email protected] together with your request.

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