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The Heads Up! Foundation

The DFW HS All-Star &

Unsigned Senior Showcase

  

The DFW HS ALL STAR & Unsigned Senior Showcase committee has just unveiled the Official Nominations for the 4th Annual ALL STAR & "Hidden Gems" Showcase Games! The 2021 teams will feature some of the state’s top talent hailing from the DFW Metroplex. In the last four years, Heads Up! has set the stage for over 100 unsigned seniors to showcase their talents, giving college coaches/recruiters one ‘last look' with at least 50 of those student-athletes receiving college scholarships. 

 

Heads Up! has dedicated over 17 years mentoring student-athletes/leaders, providing quarterly opportunities for development and exposure that prepares them for their future. Our Inaugural ALL STAR Exposure Showcase in 2017 featured 22 of the best players in Dallas county (East vs West) - all set before a host of college coaches/recruiters; and only 4 players had college commitments prior to tip-off. Within 6 weeks following that presentation, 14 of those unsigned Seniors were offered college scholarships. We proudly attribute that to the mass media exposure, direct support and leadership, and advocacy provided by our organization. 

 

In 2018, HeadsUp! introduced the Unsigned Senior Combine - "HIDDEN GEMS" - which allows eligible, high school Seniors with little or no college offers to showcase their abilities with timed/measured events like the lane agility drill, vertical jump, and full-court sprints. Top performers are selected to play in the Showcase Game that precedes the ALL STAR Game. This unique feature has proven to be a successful tool for solid college exposure.

 

ALL STAR WEEK ACTIVITIES

Mandatory Volunteer Initiatives

Media Day

Virtual Awards Ceremony

 Unsigned Diamond Combine

All Star Sunday - 2 Games

 

ALL STAR WEEK is principally covered by HeadsUp! MEDIA – a media entity within The Heads Up! Foundation – that produces record viewership via its online and social media platforms.  Since 2017, HeadsUp! MEDIA has generated over 500k+ monthly impressions, 30K+ daily impressions. With an estimated 10M+ annual viewership reach, HeadsUp! MEDIA has summarily become a trusted source for quality media/scouting coverage . Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, this year we will rely heavily on live streaming available for subscribers. Stay tuned for details. 

 

“The student-athletes selected to the DFW HS ALL STAR Showcase rosters represent the future of basketball,” notes Jabari Johnson, Founder of The Heads Up! Foundation. “We’re always excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the finest basketball talent across the metroplex while raising funds and awareness for our cause. We are honored to serve as a launch pad of success for our student-athletes and look forward to following their respective careers at the next level.” 

 

Sponsorship, Advertising & Vendor opportunities are available. 

EMAIL: headsupmediagroup@gmail.com for details.

 

All proceeds benefit The Heads Up! Foundation - a local, nonprofit organization founded in 2003 on a mission to UPLIFT YOUTH through sports, education, and mentoring.  Since inception, The Heads Up! Foundation has impacted over 1,000,000 lives through youth mentoring, educational enrichment programs, and community outreach.

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Alumni

2019 

Tyrese Maxey  (South Garland /Kentucky)

Jalen Wilson   (Denton Guyer /Kansas)

DeVion Harmon ( Denton Guyer/Oklahoma)

Tyreek Smith (Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill /Texas Tech)

Marcus Sasser Jr   (Red Oak /Houston)

Chris Harris Jr    (South Garland/Oklahoma St)

Isaiah Range  (Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill /Tarleton St)

Daniss Jenkins (Dallas Hillcrest/Pacific)

Jakevan Leftridge  (Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins/Troy)

Davian Sanders (Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins/Panola College)

Cobe Williams ( Dallas Kimball/Louisiana Tech )

Trey Tennyson  (Mansfield Legacy/Central Conneticut St)

Samazha Hart  (Dallas Pinkston/Stephen F Austin)

Zahad Munford  (Dallas Carter/Grambling St)

Terrell Williams Jr  (Mansfield/Southern)

Jarius Hicklen  (Desoto/Oklahoma Baptist)

Trazarien White  (Mansfield Timberview/Air Force)

Jalen Roberts ( Lancaster/Mountain View College)

Max Abmas    (Dallas Jesuit/Oral Roberts)

Tre Jones    (Kennedale/Texas-Arlington)  

Julius Marble  (Dallas Jesuit/Michigan St)

2017

Marcus Garrett (Dallas Skyline /Kansas) 

TJ Starks  (Lancaster /Cal-St Fullerton) 

Zach Simmons(Cedar Hill /North Texas) 

Kortrijk Miles (Dallas Lincoln/Temple College) 

Tim Johnson  (Mansfield Timberview/Pratt )

Sammy Brooks  (Dallas Skyline/Texas A&M-Kingsville) 

Devin Pullum (Little Elm/Eastern New Mexico) 

Kedrian Johnson  (Dallas South Oak Cliff/West Virginia) 

Terreon Randolph (Dallas Skyline /Grambling) 

Trey Watts  (Dallas Skyline /Citrus College) 

Myles McDougal (Duncanville /Western Texas) 

 

2018

Kaden Archie  (Midlothian /UTEP) 

Isaac Likekele  (Mansfield Timberview/Oklahoma St) 

Kennedy Milton  (Dallas Lincoln /Oral Roberts)

Letre Darthard  (Denton Guyer /Hargrave Military) 

Zach Wrightsil  (Prosper /Loyola) 

Tavevion White (Prosper/IUPUI) 

Caleb Jordan (Midlothian /St Marys) 

Xavier Bryant (Greenhill /Sam Houston State)

Kelyn Pennie (South Grand Prairie/Jacksonville College) 

Larry Wise (Waxahachie /North Texas) 

Montre Gipson(Waxahachie /Midland College) 

MarQualen Grant  (Waxahachie /West Texas A&M)

Brandon Bird  (Denton Guyer /Oklahoma Wesleyan) 

Jared Peel (Dallas Kimball /Navarro JC) 

Jimmie Kelly (FW OD Wyatt/McClennan JC)

Daylon Tanksley (FW OD Wyatt/LIFE University)
Jordan Kapiloff (LD Bell/Arkansas Baptist University)

Steven Samuels (Dallas Bishop Lynch/Garden City) 

Cameron Jones (Mansfield Summit/Richland College)

Noah Wheeless (Birdville /Richland College) 

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