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Flyin' to the Hoop showcases top talent from area and country to Dayton

DAYTON -- Ranked as the #2 showcase event in the nation by CBS Sports/MaxPreps, the 12th annual Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin’ To the Hoop Invitational 2014 will occur over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, January 17-20, 2014, at Kettering’s James S. Trent Arena.  The event features some of the top ranked teams and highest-rated high school players in the U.S.  The invitational presents 37 teams playing 22 games over four days.

A number of local teams have been invited including Beavercreek, Dayton Dunbar and Trotwood Madison among others.  It is anticipated that numerous recognized university and college coaches/recruiters will once again be in the stands. According to Eric Horstman, founder of the event, “more than 350 players in the first ten years of the tournament went on to play NCAA Division I college basketball, including 23 players that went to the NBA.  Eighteen current NBA players have participated in the event including the last two #1 draft picks—Anthony Davis (NO) and Anthony Bennett (CLEV). The caliber of talent at this event is amazing to witness.  Spectators will be watching future college and NBA stars.”

To learn more about the Invitational and to purchase tickets log onto www.flyintothehoop.com.

Sports Image ® (parent company of Flyin’ To The Hoop) is a sports marketing company targeting school athletic departments and other grassroots organizations across the country to help them acquire new equipment and much-needed revenue for their programs. Currently, Sports Image ® has helped by donating over $8M in equipment and $600,000 in revenue to schools in states all across the nation. In the summer of 2009, Sports Image ® officially became licensed to franchise its’ business opportunity in exclusive territories across the nation to give others the chance to follow their dream and own their own sports marketing business. 23 franchises have already been awarded nationwide. Sports Image ® was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in September of 2010 as one of the “hot, new” franchises of the year.

The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, an independent, non-profit organization funded by a county-wide customer hotel/motel bed tax, serves as an economic catalyst by marketing and promoting the community as THE Ohio destination and providing services for tourism events, conventions, leisure and business travel and advocacy for destination development.Flyin' to the Hoop showcases top talent from area and country to Dayton

Wednesday, January 15 2014, 11:24 PM EST

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