The 9th Annual Ballislife All-American Game presented by Eastbay in Long Beach, Calif. at The Long Beach Convention Center, will feature many of the nation’s top high school boy basketball players. The national high school all-star game is set to take place on May 4th.
As traditional media outlets struggle to capture the attention of basketball’s new generation of fans, Ballislife.com has created a successful marriage between traditional editorial coverage and industry-leading video content, the latter which is the main medium to consume grassroots and high school basketball-related content. Ballislife.com has developed into a main hub for fans, coaches and players to watch highlights of the nation’s best talent, follow the nation’s top teams in the FAB 50 National Rankings, and learn about the latest styles and popular trends in basketball.
Over the past 15 years social media has allowed knowledgeable basketball fans to publicly question the validity of traditional national all-star games selection process. As a result, BIL created its own national all-star game in 2011 with the goal of selecting the most deserving players regardless of geography, mainstream player rankings, or shoe affiliation. The 2019 edition of the BIL All-American Game includes some of the best talent in the nation.
Scheduled to participate at the event is 6-foot-5 Anthony Edwards, arguably the nation’s top player from Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta, Ga.). Other top-rated players scheduled to compete include Florida-bound Scottie Lewis of Ranney School (Tinton Falls, N.J.) and Trendon Watford (Mountain Brook, Ala.)
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 (Rancho Christian, Temecula, Calif.). The Ballislife All-American game will feature three Duke recruits: Boogie Ellis (Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif.), Vernon Carey (University School, Southwest Ranches, Fla.), and Cassius Stanley (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth, Calif.).
Past BIL A-A Game 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).