The Epic is proud to host the Heads Up Foundation DFW HS All-Star & Unsigned Senior Showcase this weekend! Come check out the action this weekend featuring young men showcasing their skills for college coaches and the all-star game featuring some of the top prospects in the nation signed to schools such as Kentucky, Michigan, Gonzaga, and more!
Saturday, March 16th – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Unsigned Senior Combine: Performance Platform for Student-Athletes seeking college scholarship exposure
$5 spectator fee for family/friends
Sunday, March 17th – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Unsigned Senior & All-Star Game Day
$10 Spectator Donation @ the door
- 3:30 p.m. – 3-Point Shootout
- 3:45 p.m. – “Diamonds in the Rough” Unsigned Senior Game
- 5:15 p.m. – Slam Dunk Contest
- 5:30 p.m. – “Cream of the Crop” All-Star Game
For a list of participants and more information regarding this event and the Heads Up Foundation, please visit https://www.theheadsupfoundation.org/2019dfwallstarshowcase
The Greater DFW HS All-Star & Unsigned Senior Showcase committee has unveiled the official nominations for the 3rd Annual All-Star & Unsigned Senior games! The 2019 teams will feature some of the state’s top talent hailing from the DFW Metroplex. In the last two years, Heads Up! has set the stage for over 100 unsigned seniors to showcase their talents, giving college coaches/recruiters one ‘last look’ with at least 30 of those student-athletes receiving college scholarships.
Heads Up! has dedicated over 15 years mentoring student-athletes/leaders, providing quarterly opportunities for development and exposure that prepares them for their future. Our Inaugural Exposure Showcase in 2017 featured 22 of the best players in Dallas county (East vs West) – all set before a host of college coaches/recruiters; and only 4 players had college commitments prior to tip-off. Within 6 weeks following that presentation, 14 of those unsigned Seniors were offered college scholarships. We proudly attribute that to the mass media exposure, direct support, and access provided by our organization.
Last year’s event introduced the Unsigned Senior Combine which allowed eligible, high school Seniors with little or no college offers to showcase their abilities with timed/measured events like the lane agility drill, vertical jump, and full-court sprints. Top performers were selected to play in the Showcase Game that preceded the All-Star Game. This new feature has proven to be a successful tool for solid college exposure.
Prior to this action-packed weekend, the selected All-Star athletes will participate in a mandatory Volunteer initiative led by Heads Up! to support small, local outreach initiatives in underserved areas in Dallas. An exclusive Media Day event will follow at The Epic (Grand Prairie, TX) that will include participant interviews/photos, promotion of the GDHSS event and some more!
This premiere event will be principally covered by HeadsUp! MEDIA – a media entity of The Heads Up! Foundation – that produces record viewership via its social media platforms. Since December 2017, HeadsUp! MEDIA has generated over 500k+ monthly impressions, 17,000 daily impressions. With an estimated 5M+ annual viewership reach, HeadsUp! MEDIA has summarily become a trusted source for quality media/scouting coverage .
“The student-athletes selected to the Greater DFW HS All-Star Showcase rosters represent the future of basketball,” notes Jabari Johnson, Founder of The Heads Up! Foundation and event organizer. “We’re excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the finest basketball talent across the Metroplex while raising funds and awareness for our cause. We are honored to serve as a launch pad of success for our student-athletes and look forward to following their respective careers at the next level.”
The All-Star & Unsigned Senior Showcase games are open to the public. Tickets are on sale now! Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.
All proceeds benefit The Heads Up! Foundation, a local nonprofit organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to uplift youth through sports, education, and mentoring. Since inception, The Heads Up! Foundation has impacted over 1,000,000 lives through youth mentoring, educational enrichment programs, and community outreach.