2022-GRCM-B-DATE-WEB

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IN ADDITION TO THE GymRat CHALLENGE EVENTS IN ALBANY, NY THAT HAVE BEEN A LEGENDARY PART OF THE BASKETBALL LANDSCAPE FOR 25 YEARS. WE’RE ADDING A NEW EVENT TO THE CALENDAR IN 2022 IN THE HEART OF THE MIDWEST….AND IT’S WILL BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPETITIVE EVENTS IN THE NATION….WITH OVER 300 TEAMS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES & CANADA COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER IN THE LARGEST INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITY ON THE CONTINENT IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF COLLEGE COACHES EAGER TO DEFINE THEIR NEXT RECRUITING CLASSES….AS WELL AS NATIONAL TALENT EVALUATORS FROM ESPN AND THE McDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN GAME!!!!

AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED DEVELOPERS OF GRASSROOTS EVENTS IN AMERICA, GymRat BASKETBALL IS PARTNERING WITH THE DEVELOPER OF THE LARGEST INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITIES IN THE NATION TO BRING YOU THE GymRat CHALLENGE AT CHAMPION MILL FROM MAY 21-22, 2022.

THE DEVELOPERS OF NOOK SPORTS ARE BUILDING A 1.2 MILLION SQUARE FOOT, 28-COURT BEHEMOTH JUST OUTISDE OF CINCINNATI, OHIO CALLED CHAMPION MILL. CHAMPION MILL WILL OPEN ITS DOORS IN THE SPRING OF 2022 AS THE LARGEST INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITY ON THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT. NO TEMPORARY COURTS. NO PLAYING ON PLASTIC TILES. JUST PERMANENT COURTS DESIGNED FOR MAJOR BASKETBALL EVENTS. THE GymRat CHALLENGE AT CHAMPION MILL WILL HELP OPEN THIS ONE-OF-A KIND FACILITY BY SHOWCASING TEAMS AND PLAYERS FROM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AT A MAJOR EXPOSURE EVENT THAT WILL BE ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2022 GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL CALENDAR.

The GymRat CHALLENGE IS A TRUE TEST OF BOTH BASKETBALL SKILL AND WILL WHERE TODAY’S NCAA AND NBA, STARS HAVE COME TO EARN THEIR REPUTATIONS OVER THE PAST TWO AND A HALF DECADES AND OTHERS HAVE COME TO COMPETE AGAINST THEM TO SEE HOW THEY MEASURE UP. SINCE 1998, PLAYERS FROM NBA MVP STEPH CURRY TO FORMER NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR & NCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR EMEKA OKAFOR TO NBA ALL-STARS AND FORMER CHICAGO BULLS TEAMMATES JOAKIM NOAH AND LUOL DENG TO NCAA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR & NATIONAL CHAMPIONS JIMMER FREDETTE, KEMBA WALKER, AND SHABAZZ NAPIER, TO PERENNIAL NBA ALL-STARS DONOVAN MITCHELL AND TOBIAS HARRIS, TO 2018 NBA FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICKS MO BAMBA AND KEVIN HUERTER TO 2019 NAISMITH NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR & DETROIT PISTON FIRST ROUND SELECTION ISAIAH STEWART TO 2021 HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS EMONI BATES & JALEN DUREN TO ESPN’S #1 RANKED PLAYER IN THE CLASS OF 2022, DERECK LIVELY AS WELL AS MANY, MANY MORE HAVE ARRIVED AT THE GymRat CHALLENGE TO COMPETE AND BE SEEN, AND EXITED THE GymRat CHALLENGE HAVING CATAPULTED THEMSELVES TO THE TOP OF RECRUITING BOARDS EVERYWHERE.

WITH UNPARALELLED COVERAGE FROM COLLEGE COACHES, SCOUTING SERVICES, AND BASKETBALL PUBLICATIONS, MORE PLAYERS ARE RECRUITED OUT OF THE GymRat CHALLENGE THAN ANY OTHER EVENT IN THE NATION. WITH TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL NOTORIETY ON THE LINE, THOSE THAT PERFORM WELL IN THIS HIGH VISIBILITY EVENT RECEIVE AN UNPARALLELED BOOST IN RECRUITING EXPOSURE. EACH YEAR SEVERAL ALL-GymRat CHALLENGE SELECTIONS ARE TABBED BY THE GymRat CHALLENGE EVALUATION TEAM AS RISING MEMBERS OF THEIR CLASSES BOTH NATIONALLY AS WELL AS REGIONALLY IN THEIR HOME AREAS OF THE COUNTRY. ALL OF THIS, COMBINED WITH A REPUTATION AS THE BEST ORGANIZED EVENT IN THE NATION, MAKES THE GymRat CHALLENGE ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE AND COMPETITIVE STOPS ON THE SUMMER BASKETBALL SCHEDULE.