Ball Up Streetball Season Tips Off on FOX Sports Network With Game Against E-League All-stars During NBA All-Star Weekend

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The 2011 Season Begins With Charity Opener Against Top Celebrity Players at Venice Beach Feb. 19.

Ball Up Streetball announces its tip-off game of the season to be held in Venice Beach, California against a team comprised of the Celebrity All-Star Players from the Entertainment League during NBA All Star weekend on Feb.19, 2011.

Ball Up features one-of-a-kind excitement as the world’s best streetball basketball icons play a wide-open style of basketball characterized by acrobatic dunking, passing, and a technique of play that highlights the free-style athleticism of unique basketball performers. Since streetballers have begun touring their performances have filled arenas throughout the world. Ball Up players garner fans from all walks of life, including children, families, celebrities, and NBA players alike, and this event is sure to be a hit of the NBA All Star Weekend.

Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer previously announced the distribution deal made with Fox Sports Network (FSN) to launch Ball Up Streetball. FSN will broadcast 10 one-hour episodes of live produced streetball games.

Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer commented, “We are thrilled to partner with the Entertainment League for the first game of the season, and with Fox Sports Network in the creation of a new basketball legacy with the franchise.” Ball Up is non-stop entertainment with an average of 40+ dunks per game and one jaw-dropping move after the next. "Ball Up combines the authenticity of streetball, the family event excitement of the Harlem Globetrotters, and the outstanding athleticism of the NBA,” added Spencer.

The Ball Up Streetball Team includes many of the best-known streetball players worldwide, such as “Professor” (Grayson Boucher of Oregon), “Bone Collector” (Larry Williams of Los Angeles), “Escalade” (Troy Jackson of New York), “Mr. Afrika” (Anthony Pimble of New York), “Sik Wit It”(Robin Kennedy of Los Angeles), “Air Up There” (Taurian Fontenette of Houston), “AO” (Aaron Owens of Philadelphia), “Springs” (Jamal Nelson of Detroit), “Pat Da Roc” (Patrick Robinson of Maryland and the Washington, DC area), “Violator” (Renaldo Johnson of Atlanta), and “Special FX” (Ryan Williams of New York). The Ball Up players are NBA competitive, some of whom have already played with Division I colleges and/or the NBA.

E League Celebrity All Star players have included Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Donald Faison (Scrubs), Zach Levi (Chuck), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Role Models), Joel David Moore(Avatar), Frankie Delgado (The Hills), Joel McHale (Talk Soup), Jay Harrrington (Better Off Ted), Clark Gregg (New Adventure of Old Christine, Iron Man), Michael Rapaport (Prison Break), Brian White (Stomp The Yard), Boris Kodjoe (Soul Food), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino), Kenny Johnson (Saving Grace), Jon Huertas (Castle), Dean Cain (Lois and Clark); Drew Lachey, Suger Shane Mosely and Tank.

Already confirmed to participate/attend the upcoming event; Chris Brown, Cedric the Entertainer, Common, Columbus Short (Stomp The Yard, Losers), Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Battle L.A.), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark), Josh Morrow (Young and the Restless), Tank and Brandon Lloyd (Denver Broncos).

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