BEAVERTON, Ore. —Nike will once again invite some of the nation's best high school basketball teams to New York City's premier high school basketball event – the Nike Super 6 Showdown. The event serves as a pinnacle moment in the New York City hoops scene showcasing top, up and coming talent from five New York City area teams as well as one Minnesota team.
The Nike Super 6 Showdown will take place Friday, February 13, 2009 at Fordham University's Bronx Campus in the Rose Hill Gym.
The 2009 games include 5 of the top 30 ranked high school basketball teams, according to the ESPN Rise Boys Basketball Pre Season Poll: 15th ranked Rice High School (NYC), 28th ranked Paterson Catholic High School (NJ), 3rd ranked St. Patrick's High School (NJ), 8th ranked Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY), Thomas Jefferson Campus High School (Brooklyn, NY) and 25th ranked Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, MN).
Three of the six teams have competed in the invitational before. This is Rice High School's fifth year, and both St. Patrick's High School and Patterson Catholic High School have competed once before.
The games kick off with Paterson Catholic vs. Rice at 5:00 pm, followed by St. Patrick's vs. Abraham Lincoln at 7:00 pm, and closing the event is the Hopkins vs. Thomas Jefferson game at 9:00 pm.