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EYBL may change travel basketball

Nike steps in to organize and provide championship for travel teams

Originally Published: April 8, 2010
By Christopher Lawlor | ESPN.com

Leave it to Nike to revolutionize the travel basketball circuit.

After bouncing around a simple concept for the past five years, the company with the trademark swoosh will debut the Elite Youth Basketball League this weekend at the Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton, Va.

"We were looking to bring structure to the travel game," said Jeff Rogers, the league commissioner and director of Nike elite grassroots basketball. "We have had a tremendous response without having played a ...

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