Rose City Showcase

The inaugural adidas Rose City Showcase in 2003 was a three-day event averaging 700 fans daily including "Hoop Junkies" of all ages and from all parts of the Portland metro area to support Portland's own Inner City Players youth basketball programs. More than 50 volunteers worked nonstop to insure that all areas of the event and hospitality were executed efficiently and professionally.

By 2007 the Rose City Showcase was on the move to becoming one of the top invitational tournaments in the country. The tournament format expanded to cover 17U- 11U, which will began to bring some of the "NATIONS NEXT" to Portland to join the expanded, exclusive tournament. Players like Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers, who led Kansas to the 2008 NCAA Championship, all had one thing in common - they participated in the Rose City Showcase. 

NBA players Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks), Marvin Williams (Atlanta Hawks), Martell Webster (Portland Trailblazers), Randolph Morris (New York Knicks), Spencer Hawes (Sacramento Kings), Marcus Williams (Los Angeles Clippers), Javaris Crittendon (Memphis Grizzlies), Ricky Sanchez (Denver Nuggetts) and Gerald Green (Houston Rockets) participated. In 2008 the field was expanded to include brackets for 9U and up.

The Rose City Showcase field includes over 144 of the top boys AAU teams ages 9U - 17U and continues the tradition of featuring the NATIONS NEXT on our exclusive Portland stage established in 2007.

For more about the Rose City Showcase visit the tournament website at


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