Next Level Hoops Fest once again features eight top national high school basketball programs

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The second annual Next Level Hoops Fest will once again feature eight of the top high school basketball programs in the country. The tournament will be played December 28-30, at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville.

The eight teams participating in the three-day tournament will provide some of the most competitive high school basketball in the Southeast. Each of the eight teams will play three games over three days. The event will feature a standard three-round winners bracket with a championship game on the evening of December 30.

The field includes Christ Presbyterian Academy (Tenn.), Whitehaven High School (Tenn.), Mountain Brook High School (Ala.), Spain Park High School (Ala.), University High School (La.), Arkansas Baptist (Ark.), Hopkinsville High School (Ky) and Ballard High School (Ky.).

"I’m so excited to be a part of the second annual Next Level Hoops Fest that will once again be hosted on the campus of Christ Presbyterian Academy,” said Drew Maddux, head boy’s basketball coach at CPA. “The first-year acceptance and response to the event was really inspiring and encouraging, and we are thankful for the eight programs and school communities that will be represented this year.”

Knight Eady, a sports marketing company in Birmingham, Alabama, will manage the tournament. Knight Eady specializes in collegiate and high school sports marketing and brand experiences.

“The vision for Knight Eady is to create first-class experiences for student-athletes to compete at a high level,” said David Knight, CEO of Knight Eady. “Our goal with the Next Level Hoops Fest is to continue to raise the bar and set a new standard for high school athletic events.”

Building off a successful inaugural tournament, Knight Eady and Christ Presbyterian Academy plan to continue to grow the Next Level Hoops Fest into one of the preeminent high school basketball tournaments in the country.

“I’m very thankful to once again partner with the amazing and talented group of people at Knight Eady and thankful for the vision we collectively share to bring an incredible experience to our guests from seven different southeastern communities,” Maddux said. “It’s an honor and privilege to be a part of this event that will be a fixture in Nashville for years to come.”

For more information on the tournament, including sponsorship and community support information, please contact David Knight at david@knighteady.com. Matchups and game times will be posted on the tournament website and communicated through social media in the fall of 2015.

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