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AKRON, Ohio June 28, 2021 -- The next generation of basketball stars are bound for Akron, OH as Gold Level Sports & Entertainment and Three-Time NBA champion Danny Green presents The Battle Basketball Showcase on July 2nd through July 4th at St Vincent St Mary High School. The Battle showcase will feature elite high school AAU teams with the featured team being Team Strive For Greatness which is the program created by Akron native Lebron James. Team Strive For Greatness is lead by UCLA commit Amari Bailey and five-star prospect Lebron “Bronny” James Jr. Throughout the showcase they will play the top teams from the midwest area featuring highly touted recruits like Isaac McNeely, Sencire Harris, Gabe Cupps, and Josiah Harris.The Battle platform was built for elite teams to have a chance to compete against each other and this event represents the best of the best.


“The combination of individual talent and team acclaim is what makes this a must-see event. The Battle is all about competition and culture, and with this event we’re raising the bar,” said Gold Level Sports & Entertainment CEO, Darren Duncan.


“I started my professional career in Cleveland, so it’s awesome to be able to come back and put on an event like this for Northeast Ohio kids,” said NBA Champion, Danny Green


Tickets to The Battle are on sale on June 23rd at 12pm (ET) at,Tickets start at $25.



Day 1

3:00pm  Game 1: Midwest BBC (OH) vs C2K Elite (OH) 17U

4:30pm  Game 2: Strive For Greatness (CA) vs NEO Shooting Stars (OH) 15U

6:00pm  Game 3: C2K Elite (OH) vs Wildcat Select (OH) 17U

7:30pm  Game 4: Midwest BBC (OH) vs Strive For Greatness (CA) 17U


Day 2

12:00pm Game 1: Wildcat Select (OH) vs Midwest BBC (OH) 17U

1:30pm   Game 2: Strive For Greatness (CA) vs C2K Elite (OH) 17U

3:00pm   Game 3: C2K Elite (OH) vs Neo Shooting Stars (OH) 15U

4:30pm   Game 4: Wildcat Select (OH) vs Strive For Greatness (CA) 15U

6:00pm   Game 5: Wildcat Select (OH) vs Strive For Greatness (CA) 17U


Day 3

10:00am Game 1: All Ohio Red (OH) vs Easy Street Family (OH) 17U

11:30am Game 2: C2K Elite (OH) vs Strive For Greatness (CA) 15U

1:00pm   Game 3: All Ohio Red (OH) vs Strive For Greatness (CA) 17U



Nationally Ranked High School Players

#4 Amari Bailey (Strive For Greatness) Class of 2022

#16 Sadraque Nganga (Strive For Greatness) Class of 2023

#28 Lebron "Bronny" James (Strive For Greatness) Class of 2023

#46 Tre White (Strive For Greatness) Class of 2022

#50 Isaac McNeely (Wildcat Select) Class of 2023 

#55 Josiah Harris (All Ohio Red) Class of 2022 - Ohio State, Xavier, Cincinnati Recruit

#65 Reed Sheppard (Midwest Basketball Club) Class of 2023 - Louisville Recruit

#73 Jaxon Kohler (Strive For Greatness) Class of 2022

#76 Shawn Phillips ( Wildcat Select) Class of 2022 - Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Recruit

#78 Sencire Harris (Wildcat Select) Class of 2023 - Xavier, Illinois Recruit

#NR Gabe Cupps (Midwest Basketball Club) Class of 2023 - Ohio State Recruit

#NR Bowen Hardman (Midwest Basketball Club) Class of 2022 - Ohio State Commit




Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Doors Open: 2:30 pm

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Doors Open: 11:30 am

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Doors Open: 9:30 am



St Vincent St Mary’s High School - Lebron James Arena 

15 N Maple St, Akron, OH 44303



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About Gold Level Sports & Entertainment

Gold Level Sports & Entertainment (Gold Level) is a brand marketing firm with expertise in creating sporting opportunities for the next generation of athletes. Gold Level specializes in event operations, television productions, digital engagement, media relations, and developing marketing strategies for brands to increase their sales revenue. Gold Level shares their love for sports with the youth of tomorrow. Gold Level was founded by Danny Green (NBA Champion and current player) and Darren Duncan (former professional international basketball player) – both of whom are actively involved in coaching, training, and youth development through basketball. 


For additional information about The Battle, visit

Instagram: @TheBattleOfficial

Twitter: @TheBattlesUS

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