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2007 Native Elite Sports Showcase to announce National High School Basketball Awards


MACY, Neb. - On July 28, the scheduled 2007 Native Elite Sports Showcase Basketball Camp will announce the winners of the National High School Coach of the Year, also the first ever top five Boys and Girls High School All-American Team and the first ever High School Player of the Year in Indian country.

The event will feature elite American Indian boys and girls throughout the country. The camp is designed to expose players to college coaches from Division I, II, III, NAIA and Junior colleges. In addition, players will also compete in slam dunk and 3-point competitions.

''This is a very historic event for us and all of Indian country,'' said Barry Webster, N.E.S. president. ''Our goal was to bring the national spotlight to Native youth and give them the honor and recognition they truly deserve.''

The camp is a two day event scheduled for July 27 and 28. The camp will take place at the Omaha Nation Public School Gymnasium in Macy, Neb. Players from Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma are expected to attend.

''We're very excited about this year's talented group of student-athletes coming in,'' Webster said. ''We are also proud of the fact that these student-athletes not only got it done on the court but in the classroom as well.

''We would like to thank the players, parents, coaches, and athletic directors for their support,'' he said.

In addition, the top magazine SLAM will be doing a feature article on the event.

''Adding SLAM Magazine was an added bonus for our event. We're extremely excited and look forward to working with these folks,'' Webster added.

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