There is a new team on the National scene; Blue Chip Nation – the newly formed basketball traveling club team sponsored by adidas from Arizona held their first ever tryouts at the beautiful Jewish Community Center athletic facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona this past Saturday. Hundreds of eager applicants showed up to see if they have what it takes to compete at the most elite levels.
Blue Chip Nation débuted the uniforms, designed by their sponsor; adidas. Other partners for the team are Walgreens, OTO Player Development, Kreative Ninja, BodyArmor the Super Sports Drink and yours truly; ProFile Sports who will be publishing game video, stats, shot charts and athlete bios all season long for the Blue Chip Nation players.
The teams will travel to compete in tournaments in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Minneapolis and Portland Oregon (home of Adidas America). These competitions will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the athlete’s skill in front of college recruiters and scouts beginning with Ron Coleman’s Southwest Showcase here at home in Phoenix Arizona
The team behind the team is a wellspring of experience: Starting with Turell Huff, Program Director, Cedric Cobb, Terrance Moreaux, Scooby Butler, Malcom Moore the Sports Performance Director for 13u – 14u and Roland Gillum Youth Director for the youngest group; 10u – 12u. All-in-all there may be up to eleven teams under the new moniker.
These are exciting times as we kick off the Spring Club Basketball Season. Follow all our channels to see game videos, photos on the team’s Instagram and facebook pages, and come out to support Blue Chip Nation in what may be a rare opportunity to see them play at home at the Main Event March 24 -26 the top boys tournament in Arizona.