ABGG 2018  |  ABGG 2017ABGG POSTPONED until 2020-Across Border Global Games est. 2017

North America’s Premiere International Basketball Event Across Border Global Games #ABGG 2017 & 2018 created by Aerial Promotions hosted @therisecentre in association w/ @balln_prep (Ball’n Across Border Select USA Team) is postponed until 2020. Be Advised that the Across Border Global Games is an exclusive event to TRC-The RISE Centre. Funding & Operation of the Canadian event is solely the donation/sponsorship of TRC and has no partnership with any other organizations. Ball’n Across Border Select USA & individual teams are independently operated. ABGG is NOT associated with any Toronto based programs or people. We look forward to planning another Across Border Global Games in 2020 at The RISE Centre, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.   ABGG 2018 | ABGG 2017   Contact abgg@theRISEcentre.com
ABGG – Canada Select Director: Jim Wilson – jwilson@theRISEcentre.com
ABGG – USA Select Director: Prentice Beverly – prentice.beverly@gmail.com
#ABGG @ABBGShowcase (Twitter, Instagram & Facebook)
@theRISEcentre | @Balln_prep | @aerialpromotions
@TRCacademy (Instagram) | @TRCWolfpack (Twitter)
ABGG Red Carpet Social: ABGG@theRISEcentre.com
Basketball BeaUtiful Photoshoot-Media Credentials: smile@aerialpromotions.ca
The RISE Centre: 411 Elgin St, Brantford, ON N3S-7P5 | www.theRISEcentre.com
Website: https://www.therisecentre.com/eng/abgg       Phone: 1-844-4 weRISE (93-7473)

Across Border Global Games May 11-13, 2018: Futures-Underclassmen-Upperclassmen Women’s Game by Ball’N Prep USA Selects & RISE Canada Selects ROGERS TV

The Second Annual Across Border Global Games (ABGG): The Across Border Global Games is the FIRST Women All Star game in Canada, compared to McDonald’s All-American and the Jordan Brand events. The Across Border Global Games will commence on Friday May 11th, 2018 for Media Day at The Rise Centre (TRC) Brantford-Ontario, Canada. More specific details to follow. Please send an email to abgg@therisecentre.com should you require game media credentials &/or would like to attend Media Day. The Across Border Global Games and their partners have come together to deliver a premier post-season high school basketball event on a global stage.
Pre Event Press Release | Registration | Post Event Press Release
Location: The RISE Centre, 411 Elgin St. Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3S 7P5
Date: Friday May 11th, 2018-Saturday May 12th, 2018
Time: Three games will be featured on Saturday, May 12th, 2018
2:00 pm ABGG Futures Game 
4:00 pm ABGG Underclassman Game 
6:00 pm ABGG Upperclassman Game
Cost: Ticket payment is $20 online [Tickets are $25 at the door] Purchase tickets by visiting HERE
ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS $60.00 Includes access to licensed lounge and players meet & greet with lunch and dinner

If you would like more information about the @ABGGshowcase please contact Jim Wilson (905) 520-8330, jwilson@therisecentre.com or for Ball’N’prep USA Selects email Prentice Beverly
RISE Canada Upperclassmen Selects 2018: #4 Xianna Josephs 6’1” F TRC Academy| #7 Keishana Washington 5’7” PG Drexel| #10 Julia Chadwick 6’2” SF Robert Morris| #11 Justina King 5’9” PG Longbeach State |#12 Kylee O’Hara 6’0” G/F Florida International |#13 Eleanore Marciszewski 6’0” SG James Madison | #14 Niyah Becker 6’2” SF University of Utah|#15 Laura Donovan 6’0” SG Queens | #18 Savannah Day 6’1” PF TRC Academy| #23 Christina Morra 6’3” F/C Wake Forest | #25 Adebola Adeyeye 6’2” F Buffalo|#32 Andrea Torres 6’2” F University of Utah | Coaches: Jodi Gram, Agnes Borg
BallN Prep USA Upperclassmen Selects 2018: Rhyne Howard 6-2,G,Kentucky | Brooke Moore 5-6,G,Auburn | Jazmine Massengill 6-0,G,Tennessee | Marissa Mackins 5-8,G,Temple | McKenzie Forbes 6-0,W,California | Zipporah Broughton 5-9,G,Rutgers | Elizabeth Dixon 6-3,F,Georgia Tech | Caitlin Hose 5-10,PG,Georgia | Aquira DeCosta 6-2,W,Baylor | Xaria Wiggins 6-1,W,Mississippi State | Joanne Allen-Taylor 5-9,G,Texas

RISE Canada Underclassmen Selects 2018: #3 Donna Ntambue 5’7”-SG/SF-2019 Lucien Page | #5 Merissah Russell 6’1”-G-2020 Capital Courts | #9 Kiandra Browne 6’2”-SF-2020 St. Laurent Express | #10 Mide Oriyomi 6’0”-SF-2019 King’s Christian | #11 Aaliyah Edwards 6’2”-SF-2019 Frontenac S.S | #12 Roxane Makolo 5’9”-G-2019 Dawson College | #14 Deanna Tuscherau 6’1”-PF-2019 G.W Graham | #15 Makayla Ennis 6’1”-G-2019 TRC Academy | #21 Kayla Drummond 6’3”-F-2020 Crestwood Prep | #22 Aerial Wilson 5’10”-PG-2019 TRC Academy | #23 Micah Dennis 5’9”-PG-2019 St. Joseph’s College| Coaches: LeeAnna Osei, Laeticia Amihere
BallN Prep USA Underclassmen Selects 2018: Sammantha Brunelle 6-3,F,2019,Monroe HS (VA) | Zia Cooke 5-8,G,2019,Rogers HS (OH) | Chloe Chapman 5-9,PG,2019,Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) | Rickea Jackson,6-3,W,2019,Detroit Edison (MI) | Jordan Isaacs 6-3,F,2019,St. Francis (GA) | Sydnei Caldwell 5-10,W,2019,Gil St. Bernard’s (NJ) | Jordin Horston,6-0,W,2019,Africentric (OH)| Jala Johnson 5-8,G,2019,Notre Dame (OH) | Sydney Parrish 6-0,G,2020, Hamilton SE HS (IN) | Treasure Hunt 6-2,F,2020, Hamilton Heights (TN) | Madison Hayes 6-0,G,2020,East Hamilton (TN)| Kaydan Lawson 5-11,PG,2020,Orange HS (OH) | Leilani Otuafi 5-9,W,2019,Churchhill County (NV) | Sean Kelly Darks 5-8,G,2020,Walnut Hills HS (OH)| Destinee McGhee

RISE Canada Future Selects 2018: #1 Dominique Ennis 5’4”-PG-2022 Brampton, ON | #4 T’yana Todd 5’11”-G-2022, Vaughan, ON | #6 Lisa Tesson 5’7”-SG-2022, Montreal, QC | #10 Lemyah Hylton 5’10”-G-2022 Mississauga, ON | #11 Abigail Jegede 5’9”-G-2022 Toronto, ON | #14 Helena Lasic 6’4”-F-2021 Brampton, ON | #15 Izabella Zingaro 6’3”-C-2021 Bolton, ON | #20 Hayley Woods 6’0”-SG-2021 Windsor, ON | #21 Isaline Alexander 6’3”-F/C-2021 Keswick, ON | #23 Shyanne Day-Wilson 5’6”-PG/SG-2021 Toronto, ON | #30 Shantavia Dawkins 5’6”-SG/SF-2022 Brampton, ON | #33 Latasha Lattimore 6’5”-SF/PF-2021 Toronto, ON | Coaches: Rob Angione, Jessica Roque
BallN Prep USA Future Selects 2018: Se’Qouia Allmond 5-6,PG,Whitehaven HS TN | Mariah Gordon 5-6,G,Braden River HS FL | Janay Outten 5-6,G,Fort Myers FL | Kelbie Washington 5-6,PG,Norman HS OK | Ta’Niya Latson(22’) 5-7,G,Hawaii| Chaniya Clark 6-2,P,Fort Myers HS FL | Shyanne Sellers 6-0,G,Aurora HS OH | Essence Cody (23’) 6-3,P,Atlanta,GA | Saniaa Wilson 6-2,P,Rochester, NY | Tylei Byrd 5-11,F,New Madrid MO | Karoline Striplin 6-2,F,Geneva County AL | Judea Watkins(23’) 6-0,G,Winward MS CA | Sania Caldwell(22’) 5-9,G,New Jersey | Darnisha Farris 6-1,F,Carolina Prep NC

ABGG 2017    Inaugural Across Border Global Games 2017

Brantford, Ontario – April 20,2017 – The RISE Centre located at 411 Elgin Street Brantford, On N3S 7P5, will be hosting the 2017 Across Border Global Games (ABGG) on Friday May 5 and Saturday 6, 2017. The ABGG is the 3rd biggest game next to the McDonald’s All-American and the Jordan Brand classic in North America featuring future Olympic hopeful’s from the United States of America and Canada respectively. The futures game, consisting of some of the best grade 9-11 players will take place at Saturday May 6, at 2:00PM and the main event consisting of some of the best graduating seniors will take place Saturday May 6, at 4:30PM.

On the Canadian side the main event features Hailey Brown who attends St John’s College in Brantford, On and plays for TRC Academy out of The RISE Centre. She is currently ranked as the #1 high-school women’s basketball player in Canada and is also ranked #38 in the world in her graduating class of 2017 as per ESPN.com. In The Futures game, Laeticia Amihere will be suiting up for the Canadian side. She is currently ranked #1 in Canada and #3 in the world in her graduating class of 2019 as per ESPN.com Across Border Global Games will prove to be a venue to showcase the best in Women’s high school basketball on an international platform. The Rise Centre is excited to host the very best young ladies from the United States and Canada in a battle of the borders. The landscape of women’s basketball is changing at a rapid rate. Identifying these young talented athletes will be an instrumental part of bringing awareness globally to support and promote women’s basketball” Jim Wilson – Director ABGG CANADA [CANADA Select ABGG Womens Roster]

On the American side the main event features several McDonald’s and/or Jordan Brand All Americans. Chasity Patterson is currently ranked #4, Maya Davis ranked #11, Rennia Davis ranked #12 are all Top 15 players in the world as per ESPN.com for the graduating class of 2017. In the Futures game dynamic duo Samantha Brunelle and Chloe Chapman will be rolling with the USA. Brunelle is currently ranked #1 and Chapman is ranked #6 in the world in the Class of 2019 according to ESPN.com. The Across Borders Global Games is a tremendous opportunity for our young ladies to gain valuable international experience. The coaches and players are excited about traveling and competing in Canada. Hopefully, this is the first of many steps for Across Borders Global Games to aid in youth development on the international level.” Prentice Beverly – Director ABGG USA [USA Select ABGG Women Roster]

This year’s Across Border Global Games (ABGG) will be exclusively broadcasted on Rogers TV and Live streamed on the Rogers TV Facebook live page. The Facebook Live hyperlink is the following:  https://www.facebook.com/RogersTVWR/

Tickets for the ABGG are $15 and are available for purchase online. Tickets purchased at the the RISE Centre on the day of the event will cost $20. All tickets are general admission and are valid for both games. Additional event information can be found at www.therisecentre.com.  Lastly, The Swoosh Lounge located in the VIP section above the playing surface will have a license bar for the event. Spectators (19yr+ only) will able to purchase an alcoholic beverage, while watching the festivities below.

Media Day will be taking place on May 5, 2017 from 5PM-9PM. All Media Personnel are welcome to attend both days to cover the event. Please correspond with Jeremie Kayeye in order to obtain media credentials. Instructions are below. 2017 Across Border Global Games by Rogers YouTube

2017 USA SELECT Womens Roster – Player Profiles

2017 USA SELECT UPPERCLASSMAN – Download Upperclassmen RosterUSA Upperclassmen Player Profile Download
#0 Kasiyahna Kushkituah 6-4  P Tennessee | #1 Chasity Patterson 5-6 PG Texas | #3 Khayla Pointer 5-6 PG LSU | #4 Myah Taylor 5-7  PG Mississippi State | #5 Rennia Davis 6-2 G Tennessee |#6 Dani Lawson 6-2 F Purdue | #7 Autumn Newby 6-1  F Vanderbilt | #8 Unique Thompson 6-2  P Auburn | #9 Gabrielle Connally 5-7  PG Georgia | #10 Bianca Jackson 6-0 G  South Carolina | #12  Kiana Chew 6-2 P Arizona | #15  Eva Rubin 6-5 P Arizona State | Coaches: Dyneisha Jones Charles: Henderson HS AL | Shelia Seymore: Pennick FL | CANADA Select Upperclassmen Roster

2017 USA SELECT UNDERCLASSMAN –Download Underclassmen Roster | USA Underclassmen Player Profile Download
#1 Chloe Chapman 5-9 PG 2019 | #2 Mariah Jones 5-6 PG 2018 | #3 Naira Jones 5-8 PG 2020 | #4 Maori Davenport 6-4 P 2019 | #5  Marissa Mackins 5-8 G 2018 | #6 Brooke Moore 5-6 G 2018 | #7 Kryslyn Jones 5-7 G 2019 | #9 Samantha Brunelle  6-2  F 2019 | #10 Rhyne Howard 6-2 G 2018 | #11 Jazmine Massengill 6-0 G 2018 | #15 Kaydan Lawson 5-9 PG 2020 | Coaches: Tony Smith: Homewood Flossmoor HS IL | Corey Hairston: Carolina Prep NC | CANADA Select Underclassmen Roster

2017 CANADA SELECT Womens Roster – Player Profiles

2017 CANADA SELECT UPPERCLASSMEN – Download Upperclassmen Roster | CANADA Upperclassmen Player Profile Download
#4 Reece Mungar 6’1” S/F/Shooting Guard Northern Kentucky | #5 Hailey Brown 6’2” Forward Michigan| #6 Raizel Guinto 5’ 4” Point Guard Louisiana Tech | #7 Louise Forsyth 6’ Shooting Guard/2-3 Gonzaga | #8 Jama Bin-Edward 5’ 11” Small Forward Ryerson | # 9 Tamara Farquhar 6’  Wing Perdue | #13 Leyki Sorra 5’ 10” Shooting Guard Ryerson | #14 Shaina Pellington 5’ 8” Point Guard/Guard Oklahoma  | #15 Samantha Gucciardi 6’ 2” Forward Windsor | Coaches: Christa Eniojukan: Team Ontario U17 HC, Durham Elite HC | Carly Clarke: Ryerson University HC, Canada Basketball Jr. National HC | Rob Angione: Southwest Academy Women’s HC | USA Select Upperclassmen Roster

2017 CANADA SELECT UNDERCLASSMEN – Download Underclassmen Roster | CANADA Underclassmen Player Profile Download
#2 Kylee O’Hara 6’ 1” Wing Forward | #3 Xianna Josephs 6’ 1” Forward | #7 Keishana Washington 5’ 6” Point Guard | #10 Justina King 5’ 7” Point Guard | #13 Laeticia Amihere 6’ 3” S/F  | #14 Niyah Becker 6’ 1” Guard/Wing Verbal Utah | #15 Makayla Ennis 6’ Guard/Wing | #18 Savannah Day 6’ 1” F/Power Forward | #21 Kate Moran 6’ 4” F/C | #22 Aerial Wilson 5’ 9” Point Guard | #23  Christina Morra 6’ 3” Forward  Verbal Wake Forest | Coaches: Jeremie Kayeye:  TRC Academy, RISE Prep HC,  RISE Operations | Lee Anna Osei:  TRC Academy Women’s HC | Agnes Borge: Manager Youth Player Development Canada USA Select Underclassmen Roster

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