Josh Level Basketball Classic
The game will be played at Dudley High School, this coming Saturday, May 20th at 7pm.
Doors Open at 6pm and game starts at 7pm…
Admission $10.00 Adults/$5.00 Kids/Children 8 and under FREE…..
Get out there and support the Level Family…Joseph Level had raised his children to help and respect their community and now you have a chance to help them help others, in memory of Josh Level….
Here are the rosters:
Grey Team- Pj Hairston(Coach)
Brandon Huffman – UNC Chapel Hill
Jordan Perkins – NCCU(GDS)
Brendan Austin – WSSU(WES)
Coby White – UNC- Chapel Hill….2017 HS Player of the Year in many state-wide circles….
JP Moorman – Temple(GDS)
Jalek Felton- UNC- Chapel Hill
Kobe Langley- Virginia Tech(SWG)
Kam Langley – NC A&T(SWG)
Jaylen Hoard – Maryland, NC State, Providence etc offers(WES)
John Newman – Wake Forest, Providence, clemson etc offers(GDS)
Naji Marshall- Xavier
Purple Team- Diante Baldwin(Coach)
Will Dillard – App St, UNC- Charlotte, Boston U offers(GDS)
Jalen Spicer – NC A&T(NWG)
Aaron Wiggins – Kansas, Arizona, Flordia Wake Forest etc offers(WES)
Keyshaun Langley- Virginia Tech(SWG)
Iran Bennett – Marshall
Ian Steere- Kansas, Florida St, Clemson etc offers(WES)
Jalen Seegars – UNC- Asheville(HPCA)
Jarius Hamilton – Duke, UNC- Chapel Hill, Kansas, NC State etc offers
Lavar Batts – NC State
Blake Harris- Missouri
Wendell Moore- UNC- Chapel Hill, Syracuse, NC State etc offers(Cox Mill)…One of the current most highly recruited high school basketball players in the state of North Carolina…
History of the Event:
Four years ago, the city Greensboro lost a young and promising member of the community. Josh Level was a seventeen year old basketball star that passed away playing the game he loved. His passing hit home for many people as over 2000 people attended his memorial service. This gathering of the community; black and white; young and old; rich and poor, illustrated that he was known much more for his high character off the court than his high flying basketball endeavors on the court. His best friend, Kanayo Obi- Rapu Jr. made it a priority that just because Josh is physically gone, his name and legacy will never be forgotten.
For his senior project in 2014, Kanayo formulated an idea that has the basketball community rumbling every year. Kanayo founded the Josh Level Classic which is a charity basketball game that features the top high school basketball players in the state of North Carolina as well as the country. This year is no different as all 24 of our confirmed participants have either committed to a university or have a scholarship offer; 23 of the 24 players have Division one offers. We have gathered what we believe the best to be the best overall pool of talent in our event’s history with several nationally ranked players and future ACC players. Also we will have several current professional basketball players as well as college players in attendance as honorary guests and coaches. We want as many people as possible to come out and witness this gathering of talent and more importantly, honor and celebrate the life of Josh Level.
The proceeds of this game are given to the Level family who are in the closing stages of certifying the Josh Level Foundation as 501c3 organization. This foundation will divvy the money up to anti-bullying efforts and Kanayo’s ultimate goal of providing every amateur gymnasium to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) which could have saved Josh’s life.