CONTACT: Sidney Scheideman
February 26, 2014

Sacramento to Host Elite Nike Basketball Tournament

SACRAMENTO, CA –  The Nike Elite Youth Basketball Spring Tournament, which will attract 40 of the top high school age club basketball programs, many of the top high school players from around the nation, and many of the top college coaches, will be coming to Sacramento in April 2014.

The event will be hosted at the newly developed basketball facility at McClellan Park, which becomes the largest basketball facility in Northern California.

Dwayne Jackson of Jackson Sports Academy, with assistance from Brian Jacks of East West Commercial, secured an expansion that totals almost 200,000 square feet in McClellan Park’s free-span hangars, converting the building into the largest basketball facility in Northern California. Over the past seven years, Jackson has leased multiple Sacramento area warehouse facilities in pursuit of growing his girls club volleyball franchise. Just over a year ago, this pursuit lead Jackson to McClellan Park.

The basketball expansion component is made possible with a three-month temporary lease from McClellan Park to specifically accommodate a full schedule of elementary, middle, and high school youth basketball tournaments facilitated by Matt Williams of Jam On It Basketball Academy. Williams is also the Governor of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Pacific District. The Jam On It organization hosts major basketball tournaments throughout the United States and is scheduled to host its first event at McClellan Park on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  A full three-month slate of basketball events will likely be the first step towards a permanent site for large-scale basketball tournaments in Sacramento. Already on the schedule is the 2014 State Middle School Basketball Championships that will be held on March 22 & 23, 2014.

In addition to providing optimal facilities for basketball tournaments, McClellan Park will have other opportunities to shine by virtue of its own Lion’s Gate Hotel. The hotel features over 120 rooms and luxurious suites, plus ample meeting space and The O Club, its fine dining experience (formerly the Officer’s Club at McClellan Air Force Base).

For more information regarding the expansion of the Jackson Sports Academy at McClellan Park, contact Dwayne Jackson at  

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