Los Angeles, CA– The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced The Chosen- 1’s Invitational, a high school event in partnership with Nike and four-time NBA champion LeBron James, will return to Los Angeles on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC).
The four-game showcase, in its second year, will feature the following high schools: La Jolla Country Day from La Jolla, Calif. (girls), Mater Dei from in Santa Ana, Calif. (boys and girls), Sierra Canyon from Chatsworth, Calif. (boys and girls), St. Vincent-St. Mary’s from Akron, Ohio (boys and girls) and Wheeler from Marietta, Ga. (boys).
The event will feature on-site activations by Nike, providing all fans in attendance the opportunity to take home select Nike-branded items.
Additionally, FAMU’s nationally acclaimed band from Tallahassee, Florida, the Marching 100, will perform at halftime of various games. The Marching 100 has appeared on some of the world’s biggest stages, that includes Presidential Inauguration Parades, Super Bowls, the Rose Bowl Parade, and most recently this past summer in Paris at a high-profile men’s fashion show.
“The Basketball Hall of Fame could not be more thrilled to partner with Nike and LeBron James for the second year of this dynamic event and continue to build upon the excitement that last year’s showcase brought to the city of Los Angeles,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “We look forward to this year’s new home, the Galen Center, and thank USC for their support and commitment to cultivating a first-class experience for the high school programs and their fans.”
Tickets for The Chosen-1’s Invitational can be at the USC Ticket Office or usctrojans.evenue.net.
All games will be streamed on the NFHS Network (nfhsnetwork.com).
Media credentials for The Chosen-1’s Invitational are available at hoophall.com/media.
3:00 PM - Mater Dei vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary's (Girls) 4:30 PM - Mater Dei vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary's (Boys) 6:30 PM - Sierra Canyon vs. La Jolla Country Day (Girls) 8:00 PM - Sierra Canyon vs. Wheeler (Boys)
THE CHOSEN-1’S INVITATIONAL PLAYERS TO WATCH ESPN Top 100 – Class of 2023
#6 Isaiah Collier | Wheeler (Committed to USC)
#34 Bronny James | Sierra Canyon
#54 Arrinten Page | Wheeler (USC)
ESPN Top 60 – Class of 2024
#14 Isaiah Elohim | Sierra Canyon (Committed to USC)
ESPNW Top 100 – Class of 2023
#1 JuJu Watkins | Sierra Canyon (Committed to USC)
#14 Breya Cunningham | La Jolla Country Day (Arizona)
#21 Jada Williams | La Jolla Country Day (Arizona)
ESPNW HoopGurlz Super 60 – Class of 2024
#19 Mackenly Randolph | Sierra Canyon
#24 Tajianna Avant-Roberts | La Jolla Country Day
About The Chosen 1’s Invitational
The Chosen-1’s Invitational was created in partnership with superstar LeBron James, Nike, and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The showcase is one in the Hall of Fame’s series of high school basketball events, which continues to grow, celebrate, and promote the game at all levels around the world. The Chosen-1’s Invitational held its inaugural occurrence on December 4, 2021, at STAPLES Center, featuring Christ the King High School (Queens, N.Y.), Fairfax High School (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, Calif.), and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Akron, Ohio).
About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches, and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum, and events, visit hoophall.com, follow @hoophall @hoophallclassic or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.