Many of the nation's top Amateur Athletic Union boys basketball teams and players will be at Grant High this weekend for the fourth annual Rose City Showcase.
The eight-team lineup in the elite Super 17's division includes the nationally ranked DC Assault (Washington, D.C.), D-One Greyhounds (Ohio), Pump • Run All-Stars (Calif.), Atlanta (Ga.) Celtics and SoCal All-Stars (Calif.), who feature Lake Oswego High star Kevin Love. The D-One Greyhounds have been led by O.J. Mayo and Bill Walker, considered by some to be the top two prep players in the nation.
Four games are set for today, Saturday and Sunday, starting at 5:30 today and 3:15 p.m. during the weekend.
Younger age-group divisions will play at Grant, Benson and Franklin starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A three-day pass for all games is $20, a day pass is $10, and ages 9 and under get in free.
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