Top hoopers from all over Southern California competed in Week 1 of the Ball Up Million Dollar Summer Challenge, which tipped off this past weekend in North Hollywood, CA. The Ball Up Challenge is a summer-long tournament that gives teams six US cities—Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Chicago and Indianapolis—a chance to compete for $1 million and bragging rights as the top team in the nation.
Scroll through the photos above to get a closer look at the action in LA over the weekend.
LA Week 1 Standings:
Future Legends (1-0)
VBL All-Stars (1-0)
Kings of L.A. (1-0)
DOBA Sports (0-1)
Swag Champs (0-1)
LA Soldiers (0-1)
LA Players of the Week:
Casper Ware, Cheaters (39 points)
Brian Cook, VBL All-Stars (26 points)
Charles Hinkle, L.A. Soldiers (26 points)
Jr. Lewis, VBL All-Stars (26 points)
Chris Telesford, VBL All-Stars (24 points)
The tournament includes six weeks of regular play every weekend through July 1. Playoffs featuring the top teams from other cities will begin July 10-12.
Week 2 begins June 2 from 2-6 p.m. All games will be held at East Valley HS (5525 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA, 91601) and are free and open to the public.