On Sunday night, the rosters for the 4th annual McDonald’s All-American game were announced with GZT’s Brian Bowen being named a selection. McDonald’s All-Americans represent some of the best graduating high school seniors in the nation. Well regarded as the nation’s premier high school basketball all star event, the McDonald’s All-American Game will take place March 29 at the United Center in Chicago. The 2017 teams feature the best players in the nation, residing in 13 different states.
Since the inception of the McDonald’s All-American Game in 1978, nearly 1,300 players have competed in this event. These players form a highly elite group of talent, and some of the most recognizable names in basketball history, including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James to name a few. Brian joins an ever growing list of Ground Zero Training clients to be selected as a McDonald’s All-American.
Ground Zero CEO Tim Anderson Helps Lead Nike EYB Team To Win Over Bahamas
Ground Zero CEO Tim Anderson was selected to be a member of the prestigious coaching staff for Nike’s “The Trip.” This second annual event features 13 of the top prospects in the nation training in an incredibly competitive environment, leading up to a game against the Bahamas. In addition to Anderson, the coaching staff consisted of 5 Time NBA Champion/ LA Lakers Associate Head Coach Brian Shaw, NBA Champion Rasheed Wallace, and 1997 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Miles Simon.
The trip started with a visit to Washington DC and the White House, where the players met with key advisors while addressing leadership and community impact.
The Nike EYBL Elite team had no problem dismantling the Bahamas team coached by 1st Round NBA selection, Buddy Hield, and walked away with a 113-88 victory. Keep an eye out on these guys as you are bound to see many of them in the NBA soon!