HoopNation secure exclusive spot in JUMP10 Challenge
HoopNation secure exclusive spot in JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge, China 2018.
This August a HoopNation NZ Select Team will be winging their way to China to play in the prestigious JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge in Shanghai. The invitation only event is exclusive to 12 international teams as well as 4 Chinese teams all vying for the title of JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge Champions and a total prize money of $USD200,000.00.
“We are extremely honoured to be invited to this world class event and aim to take the best athletes who will be available in August to represent HoopNation New Zealand” says HoopNation co-founder KJ Allen. “Securing our place in the JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge has been something we have been working on for a while now” he says.
JUMP10 founder Andy Wu launched the event in 2016, quickly making an impact on the international basketball scene. “We have seen the growth of HoopNation in NZ and invited KJ and Paul to be a part of the JUMP10 program” says Wu. “We will only work with the most influential and professional basketball organisations and HoopNation is exactly that. We are excited that they will host the JUMP10 team selection in NZ for the very first time and attend the event in China” .The JUMP10 leadership team is confident that there will be great success with this new collaboration between JUMP10 China and HoopNation New Zealand.
The presence of the JUMP10 event in China has achieved phenomenal growth in only three years and has some amazing statistics. “The event is huge and gaining significant momentum in China and internationally” says HoopNation co-founder Paul Berridge. “The online audience is 5 million and a video audience of 12 million” Berridge says. With exposure on 10 tv channels and 20 news media outlets and teams attending from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Australia, HoopNation is joining a distinguished international group. Berridge and Allen will invite the best available athletes to try out for the team at a JUMP10 selection event. The HoopNation NZ team will be finalised in May.