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Nike "Elite Youth Basketball League" Custom Trophies (2012-13)

Nike EYBL 2012 Custom CO Web.jpg
Nike EYBL 2012 Custom CO Web.jpg

Nike "Elite Youth Basketball League" Custom Trophies (2012-13)

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Bennett Awards recently produced a new custom awards design for Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). The Nike EYBL was formed to create a unified basketball league for some of the countries top 17 & Under AAU basketball teams. The EYBL features Nike’s top 40 sponsored AAU teams. These teams compete in tournaments throughout the spring and summer, and their cumulative records determine which teams get to go to the EYBL Finals, the final league tournament where the EYBL champions are crowned a receive a championship trophy.

In 2012, league tournaments were held in Minneapolis, Hampton, Dallas, and Oakland. The 24 teams with the top cumulative records in these tournaments were invited to the EYBL Finals, which were held July 18-22, 2012, at the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina. In the 2012 finals, the Oakland Soldiers defeated the Toronto CIA-Bounce to secure the championship.

Bennett Awards supplied Nike with the championship trophy for both the 2010 and 2011 tournaments. This was a custom perpetual trophy that featured a pewter Nike basketball mounted on a custom-made hardwood base. A close-up of this recognition award can be seen by clicking the following link: "NIKE EYBL Custom Awards 2010-11".

For 2012, Nike commissioned Bennett Awards to created a new custom trophy design with a more unique, distinctive flair. For these new recognition awards, Bennett Awards created a unique design that featured a pewter Nike basketball perched on the rim of a pewter basketball net. This net was attached to a pewter base, which was then mounted on a larger hardwood base. The base feature a personalized engraved plate with the Nike EYBL logo, and lettering of “Elite Youth Basketball League 2012 Champions”.

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