The 2021 grassroots basketball season is right around the corner, and another elite event has been added to the calendar.
Philadelphia's Nike Elite Youth Basketball League affiliate Team Final will be hosting the 12th-annual 'The Scrimmage' on April 17-18 at the Grail Sports facility - Team Final's brand-new affiliate gymnasium in Wilmington, Delaware.
The event will feature five shoe-sponsored teams from the region, with action taking place at 17U, 16U, and 15U.
This will be the first event of the calendar season for Team Final, as last season's entire season was wiped out due to COVID. Team Final is expected to have one of the best teams in America as they feature seven ranked prospects; Jalen Duren (247 No. 2), Justice Williams (247 No. 35), Dereck Lively II (247 No. 46), Otega Oweh (247 No. 115), Corey Floyd Jr (247 No. 110), Jameel Brown (247 No. 123), Quadir Copeland (No. 164). Team Final EYBL will enter 2021 season ranked No. 1 in the country at the 17U level.
The event will count as a 'Circuit Series' event in the soon-to-launch Circuit Scoring System, meaning the event/tournament is operated by a shoe-sponsored program and winning at the event will count for more points.
A finalized event field and media availability will be announced soon.