Bennett Awards recently completed the creation of a new custom awards design for NIKE. This custom awards design was created for NIKE to use as a perpetual trophy for the NIKE Youth Elite Basketball League (EYBL). This was the inaugural season for the EYBL, which consisted of a series of basketball tournaments that featured 42 top elite 17 & under youth basketball teams. The inaugural season culminated on July 15, 2010, when the EYBL finals were held at the NIKE Peach Jam basketball tournament in North Augusta, SC. In the augural championship game, Team Takeover beat the St. Louis Eagles, and then hoisted the unique award created by Bennett Awards on ESPN.
The unique custom awards design stands 22” tall, and features a 2’ pewter NIKE basketball mounted on a tiered 15” custom base made from alder wood. A silver engraved plate is attached to the base, and features the NIKE EYBL logo and name. Each year, the winning team’s name will be added to this unique award, and that team will keep and display the custom award until a new champion is crowned.