The 2019 BILAAG begins at 4:15 p.m. PT/7:15 p.m. ET and is preceded by The BIL Slam Dunk Contest presented by Eastbay beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT. There will be a FREE STREAM on Facebook Live. For the free stream link CLICK HERE.
A plethora of the nation’s best boys high school basketball stars are scheduled to participate in the annual event, include Georgia-bound Anthony Edwards of Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta, Ga.) and Florida-bound Scottie Lewis of Ranney School (Tinton Falls, N.J.).
Two-time California Mr. Basketball Player of the Year Onyeka Okongwu (Chino Hills, Calif.) headlines the California participants, playing in front of his vast local fan base alongside another USC Trojan-bound Ballislife All-American – 6-foot-9 Isaiah Mobley (Temecula, Calif.). The Ballislife All-American game will feature three Duke recruits: Boogie Ellis (San Diego, Calif.), Vernon Carey (Southwest Ranches, Fla.), and Cassius Stanley (Los Angeles, Calif.).
“We’re excited to partner with sponsors such as Eastbay, McDavid and Facebook to produce the most exciting high school basketball all-star game in the country,” said Ballislife President Matt Rodriguez. “Not only are we delivering more fans an exciting game on new-age consumption platforms, our sponsors help us create a better participant experience each year.”
The Ballislife All-American Game had its largest viewing audience ever last year and fans witnessed the first overtime game in the event’s history, as Team Future defeated Team Elite, 146-143. Moses Brown (UCLA) set the pace for Team Future, scoring 16 of his 22 points in the second half. Joining Brown as game co-MVP was Emmitt Williams (LSU), who finished with game-highs of 31 points and 12 rebounds for Team Elite.
Past BILAAG participants include current NBA Rookie of the Year candidate Trae Young (Hawks) and NBA players such as Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Lonzo Ball (Lakers), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Collin Sexton (Cavs), Mo Bamba (Magic), Stanley Johnson (Pelicans), Dejounte Murray (Spurs), Kelly Oubre (Suns), Tyler Dorsey (Grizzlies) and Thon Maker (Pistons).
General admission tickets for the BILAAG and Slam Dunk Contest are $30 each (plus an administrative fee) and VIP/Courtside seats range from $55-$75 (plus an administrative fee).
For ticket purchasing, ticket discounts and VIP details visit: http://www.
Media is also welcomed at the BILAAG practice set for 8:15 p.m. PT, Thursday, May 2 at Shoot360 (2076 Artesia Blvd., Torrance, Calif., 92504).
To view the complete roster of participants selected for this year’s Ballislife All-American Game, please visit ballislifeallamerican.com. There will be numerical rosters available for your convenience on site.
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