Elite Showcase Basketball Classic (ESBC) was established in 2009 to deliver more than basketball games to our Nation's Capital. Over the past five years the ESBC has grown to attract the nation's premier male and female high school basketball players from around the United States to Washington, D.C.

The ESBC has gained attention throughout the nation and attracts more than the average basketball enthusiast and is now one of the nation's fastest growing and well-respected elite high school basketball showcases. The ESBC plays host to some of the premier student-athletes around the country that have been nominated by their high school coaches, AAU coaches, talent evaluators and others throughout the basketball community. Many of the student athletes who have participated in the ESBC have advanced their collegiate careers to compete in many of the premier college basketball programs in the country.  

Beyond the court the ESBC prides itself in paying respects to the forefathers of the game of basketball.  In 2011, the ESBC committee honored Boid Buie and named its Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in his name. Mr. Buie was an unsung pioneer in the world of basketball, a member of the tennis and basketball teams at Tennessee State University, a member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, a professional basketball team owner, among other achievements. A great contributor to the game of basketball that is cherished and loved by sports enthusiast to this day.

From the inaugural game to the most recent the ESBC is represented by many of our alumni that laced up their game shoes for Duke, Wichita State, Louisville, Miami, Florida State, Baylor, Oklahoma State University, Georgetown, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oregon State, Kansas, Maryland, Wake Forest, UNC Asheville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, South Florida, William and Mary, Norfolk State, Howard, Virginia Commonwealth (VCU), Rice, West Virginia, James Madison, Boston College, American, the US Naval Academy and many others. In 2011 and 2012 the ESBC was represented in the men's and women NCAA National Division I Tournament with advancement to the Sweet 16.

Over the last 15 years the game and business of basketball has expanded beyond the boundaries of the United States into International markets. Recognizing that growth, the ESBC has taken a similar path of brand recognition and company growth. With the explosion of women sports, we pay close attention to the young ladies who have taken the game of basketball to new and exciting heights.  Our young ladies that represent the ESBC have made the event a well-rounded event that has attracted some of the top premier high school players in the country.

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