Third Round of Athletes Announced for 2017 Under Armour All-America Game
THIRD ROUND OF ATHLETES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 UNDER ARMOUR
ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME
Baseball Factory has recruited top high school talent for the 10th annual game in Chicago on July 29th
Baltimore, MD (June 30, 2017) – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA, UAA) the leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today is excited to announce the 3rd wave of players selected to participate in the 2017 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The game, which will be played at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 29th, brings together the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The game, in its 10th year, will be broadcast on MLB Network.
Under Armour All-Americans are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts and will compete in an American vs. National team match-up. The All-America Baseball Game caps off a four-day, comprehensive baseball experience staffed by some of the game’s very best players and coaches, including a formal workout in front of Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a home run derby.
“Each athlete selected to attend should feel a sense of accomplishment, and we’re excited to continue investing in this great game’s next class of young superstars,” said Ryan Collins, Director of Global Sports Marketing at Under Armour. “This summer will mark a decade of our commitment to hosting this game, and we are proud to extend a one-of-a-kind opportunity to players to showcase and grow their talents at the national level.”
Below are the additional players who have committed to compete in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game:
Luke Bartnicki – LHP, 6’3, 205 – Walton High School, Marietta, GA
Denzel Clarke – OF, 6’4, 187 – Everest Academy, Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Nander De Sedas – IF, 6’2, 195 – Montverde High School, Montverde, FL
Ethan Hankins – RHP, 6’6, 210 – Forsyth Central High School, Cumming, GA
Jeremiah Jackson – IF, 6’0, 165 – St. Luke’s Episcopal School, Mobile, AL
Kumar Rocker – RHP, 6’4, 250 – North Oconee High School, Watkinsville, GA
Austin Wells – C, 6’1, 180 – Bishop Gorman High School, Henderson, NV
“These seven talented athletes are a great addition to an already stacked roster for the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “Our team of scouts has been following these players for a long time, but was extremely impressed with their recent performances and is confident they have the ability to compete at the highest level. We look forward to seeing them showcase their skills at Wrigley Field this summer.”
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 284 of the 323 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game have been selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 83 first round picks. Top players from the 2017 draft include: Royce Lewis (2017 No. 1 Overall Pick, Minnesota Twins); Hunter Greene (2017 No. 2 Overall Pick, Cincinnati Reds); Jo Adell (2017 No. 10 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Angels); Shane Baz (2017 No. 12 Overall Pick, Pittsburgh Pirates); Nick Pratto (2017 No. 14 Overall Pick, Kansas City Royals); Heliot Ramos (2017 No. 19 Overall Pick, San Francisco Giants); David Peterson (University of Oregon | 2013 Under Armour All-America Game | 2017 No. 20 Overall Pick, New York Mets); DL Hall (2017 No. 21 Overall Pick, Baltimore Orioles); Alex Lange (LSU | 2013 Under Armour All-America Game | 2017 No. 30 Overall Pick, Chicago Cubs
For more information on the 2017 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit http://www.baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.
About Baseball Factory, Inc.
Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players with world-class instruction and life-changing experiences, which when combined, lead to future success both on and off the field. Baseball Factory holds over 600 events nationwide each year in all 50 states and over 150 cities. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 450 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 100,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 100% of Division I and Division II programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com.
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