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The U.S. Junior Nationals is known as one of the premier competition event organizations in the United States. USJN operates grade-based, team-oriented boys and girls basketball tournaments and events from grades 5th through 12th grade.

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USJN Basketball Events

Event Details

Great America Showcase: 6th Annual

This event is operated by USJN

Tournament Event: Registration open to teams

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06/22/2012 - 06/24/2012
Ages: U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U17
Games: 4

Fees and Registration

Registration Fee: $415.00
Registration Deadline: 06/16/2012

Early Registration Discount Available
$350.00 by 04/22/2012

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Event Information

Event Coordinator: Chris Mennig

6th annual - 40+ teams the past 3 years. 10+ college coaches attended in 2010 & 2011.

2-4 pool games played on Friday and Saturday (starting at 6 pm on Friday - optional for those who are in town and want a game that night). Pool winners will compete in tournament play on Sunday & all other teams will get their guaranteed 4th game (done by 5pm).

Venue Information

Fieldhouse at Hinkston Park (6 crts)

800 Baldwin Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085

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Admission Information

ADMISSION: Weekend Pass: $20 / Saturday Day Pass: $15 / Sunday Day Pass: $10 / Children 10 and younger are FREE **** All U.S. Junior Nationals Tournaments, Blue Star Showcase Events, and Blue Star Camps are subject to cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. In the case that we have to cancel, we will notify all registrants as soon as possible and refund the registration fees. All hotel reservations, travel, or other cost, are the sole responsibility of the registrants. Therefore, U.S. Junior Nationals and Blue Star Productions will not be held liable for any of those costs incurred in the event of a cancellation.

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Hotel Information

Marriott Deerfield Suites

Two Parkway North
Deerfield, IL 60015

Denise Greiff
Phone: (847) 405-9666

$99/night - 20 rooms available. Standard suites. Ask for "Blue Star Basketball Rate". Block held until 6/21/12.

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Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center

6161 West Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Linda Smith

$119/night - 10 Run of House rooms available. Ask for "Blue Star Basketball Rate". Block held til 6/1/12.

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Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Lincolnshire

505 Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Charmagne Dixon
Phone: (847) 232-5351

$72/night - 35 rooms available. King with Sofa Sleeper. Ask for "Blue Star Basketball Rate". Block held until 6/8/12.

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