With Adidas recently releasing their summer schedule, all of the three major shoe companies have published their summer circuit dates and All-American Camp dates. The three circuits will overlap events on the second and last weekends in April, as they all host their first and second circuit events. Two of the next three weekends, Adidas will host its Adidas Nations camps. In between those camps Nike will host its third session of the EYBL circuit. Under Armour and Nike pick back up over Memorial Day Weekend as they host their third and fourth sessions respectively.
All of the three brands take a break in June, presumably for skill camps as well as a break before the “live” period. In July all three brands will recommence, although Under Armour and Nike have not listed the official dates for their UA Association Finals and Peach Jam. Adidas will hold events three consecutive weeks with its Guantlet Finale, All-American Camp and Summer Championships.
In August, Adidas will host its Adidas Nations Global, while Under Armour will hold its annual Elite 24 game. Nike will host its Global Challenge, although dates have not been posted.
Some of the key players from our coverage area to watch out for across all three brands are:Anthony Cowan (DC Thunder/Adidas), Jamir Moultrie (DC Thunder/Adidas), Markelle Fultz (DC Blue Devils/UA), Alani Moore (DC Premier/UA), VJ King (Team Takeover/Nike), Matt Coleman (Boo Williams/Nike), Quade Green (We R One/UA), Tony Carr (Team Final/Nike), Lamar Stevens(Team Final/Nike), Myles Powell (NJ Playaz/Nike), Trevon Duval (We R One/UA) Tyus Battle(Team Final/Nike), Jahvon Quinerly (Sports U/UA), Nazreon Reid (Sports U/UA), Omari Spellman (PSA Cardinals/Nike), Rawle Alkins (NY Rens/Adidas), Devonte Green (NY Rens/Adidas),Bryce Aiken (PSA Cardinals/Nike), Sidney Wilson (New Heights/UA) and Ty Jerome (PSA Cardinals/Nike).
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