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Rockies Basketball heads to DC to defend Title

By Rockies Basketball, 07/20/16, 1:15PM MDT


Competing in the Diamond Division for Ultimate Bragging Rights


Rockies Basketball will once again head to the elite USJN/Nike National Tournament July 22-25, this year as the defending National Champion 2015.    In its 30th year,  this national tournament is acknowledged as the premier tournament of the year to compete in because of its longevity of attracting the best teams in the country and Canada to compete.  

"To attempt to repeat as the Champion of the elite Diamond Division will be tough, as the competition between 48 of the best teams in the country is fierce.  But, we are ready for the challenge," shares Johnnie Bratton, president and coach of Boulder Rockies Basketball.

The members of  Rockies 17U Black team competing this year will be Peyton Carter, Camilla Emsbo, Kira Emsbo, Emma List, Jasmine Jeffcoat,  Shelby Megyeri, Jade Odom, Bo Shaffer, Courtney Stanton and Chloe Welch. 

Bratton continues, "I am so proud to be associated with this talented group of girls.  They are a determined and hard-working and supportive team."

The 17U Black team games will be played at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  There will be 30 courts and over 300 teams competing in the entire tournament.

Here is the 17U Black tournament schedule:

FRI  22          4 p.m.         Hall B-4

SAT 23       2:30 p.m.    Hall B-8

SAT 23       5:10 p.m.    Hall B-16

SUN 24       8:00 a.m.     Hall C-21

SUN 24     12:35 p.m.     Hall C-29

MON 25    TBD

Click Here to see the entire schedule.

USJN Tournament Details  Here

Boulder Rockies Basketball,  a Colorado girls club basketball club is the leading provider of scholarship opportunities for female basketball players in the Rocky Mountain region.  Since 1999, the Rockies have assisted in the placement of more than 200 student-athletes into some of the most notable academic and basketball programs in the United States. Founded in 1987, the Rockies are one of the most respected girls basketball club programs in the country and the only organization in  Colorado to hold the designation as a Blue Star Travel Team.  

In 2014 the Boulder Rockies won the Blue Star National Championship in Augusta, Georgia, another first for Colorado club basketball and in 2015, the Rockies were Blue Star National runner-ups.

For more information about Boulder Rockies Basketball or its players, please contact Johnnie Bratton at   Player profiles for each the 2017 Rockies recruit class can be located at


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