AboutThe newly named Elite 14 Showcase was founded as a high school basketball tournament located on the border between two rival states (Texas and Oklahoma).
The Texas/Oklahoma Shootout (the original name) was founded in September 2004 as a means to showcase the abundance of basketball talent between the two states.
Although showcasing talent was the premise, the pride of state dominance would provide the unique intensity that would make the Texas/Oklahoma Shootout become the first of its kind throughout the entire nation.
After several years known as a ten team Texas/Oklahoma Shootout, interest grew from schools outside these two states borders.
After securing commitments from several nationally ranked schools from neighboring states the newly named Elite 14 Showcase replaced the former name of the Texas/Oklahoma Shootout.
In September 2009 the Elite 14 Basketball Showcase was introduced and a logo designed and trademarked.
In preparation for the Inaugural 2009 Showcase, the list quickly grew past the ten teams with numerous clamoring for an invitation.
Due to budget and gym limitations the decision was made to cap the number of teams at fourteen representing school.
In the short seven years of existence the Elite 14 Showcase has drawn national media attention with write-ups in High School Sports the Magazine, ESPN.com, Maxpreps.com, rivals.com, Okhoops.com, Texasboysbasketball.com, metroplexhoops.com and ballislife.com to name a few.
The Elite 14 Showcase has featured individuals that have been selected as McDonaldŐs All-Americans, Jordan Brand All-Americans, Boost Mobile 24 All-Americans, and several NBA first round draft picks.
With so many talented individual performers and nationally ranked teams, the Elite 14 Showcase has and will continue to attract the nationŐs top college coaches from the top universities.
The 2011 Showcase attracted coaches from nearly all the BCS Conferences along with numerous mid-major Division-I, Division II, NAIA, and Junior College conferences.
In 2011, there was reported over thirty division I coaches in attendance. The Elite 14 Showcase committee will continue to research and invite the nationŐs top individual performers and high school programs which will allow this event to gain an even larger national audience.
This is not an AAU Tournament. All players are competing with their local high school teams and are under the guidelines of their states high school association. This is a sanctioned UIL scrimmage.
Info10th Annual Showcase
Saturday, November 8, 2014
ContactHirschi High School
3106 Borton Lane
Wichita Falls, TX 76306