Now in its 12th season, the Nike Summer Showcase is considered by most analysts and collegiate basketball coaches to be the most competitive and prestigious Summer basketball event in the United States.
Featuring 288 teams and close to 4,000 student-athletes from 44 states and Canada, the Showcase is one of the largest and most geographically diverse basketball tournaments in North America. It remains one of just four elite Nike-sponsored girls' basketball events conducted in the July observation period, status it has held since 1999.
In 2009 the Showcase confirmed attendance of a record 533 college basketball coaches, including representatives from virtually every NCAA Division I and II institution along with dozens of Division III, NAIA and junior college coaches.
The 2010 Showcase will be conducted July 10-13 on 28 courts in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs.