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New York City's Prep Stars Take Center Stage

Posted by RyanActive on Aug 10, 2010 11:33:25 PM

While the World Basketball Festival is what the title suggests--a celebration of basketball's global impact--Nike is making sure to give a nod to one of the world's best basketball cities.


New York City and the young talent it produces annually will be celebrated during the weekend's events. The most intriguing way is with the Battle of the Boroughs, a four-team tournament matching up the best high school players in Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem against each other. The first two games (Brooklyn vs. Bronx, Harlem vs. Queens) take place Friday at Rucker Park, with the winners playing Saturday.


It's probably the most anticipated part of two full days of action at Rucker Park, thought by many to be the most famous basketball court in the world. Rucker is a streetball court, but event organizers are laying down a wood court for the weekend action.


Being on the west coast, I'm well aware of the tremendous talent coming out of New York, but not too familiar with what borough is the best. So have it, east coast iHoopsters: of Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, which borough do you think will go 2-0 this weekend?


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