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Event Details

Great America Showcase: 11th Annual

This event is operated by USJN

Tournament Event: Registration open to teams

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06/24/2017 - 06/25/2017
Ages: U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17
Games: 4+

Fees and Registration

Registration Fee: $435.00
Registration Deadline: 06/17/2017

Early Registration Discount Available
$385.00 by 04/24/2017

Event Information

Event Coordinator: Chris Mennig

11th annual - nearly 50 teams past 7 years. 10+ college coaches attended last 5 years.

3 pool games played Saturday starting at 8am. Pool winners will compete in tournament play on Sunday & all other teams will get their guaranteed 4th game (done by 5pm).

Blue Star Basketball Evaluator & Media will be in attendance.

College Coaches - Pre-Register by emailing

Venue Information

The Fieldhouse at Hinkston Park (6 courts)

800 Baldwin Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085

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Admission Information

All U.S. Junior Nationals Tournaments, Blue Star Showcase Events, and Blue Star Camps are subject to cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. In the case that we have to cancel, we will notify all registrants as soon as possible and refund the registration fees. All hotel reservations, travel, or other cost, are the sole responsibility of the registrants. Therefore, U.S. Junior Nationals and Blue Star Productions will not be held liable for any of those costs incurred in the event of a cancellation. All special requests must be entered on the team page at the time of registration. We are not able to process emailed requests. No requests are guaranteed

Hotel Information

SpringHill Suites Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee

4101 Fountain Square Place
Waukegan, IL 60085

April Dean
Phone: (847) 688-9800

30 rooms available - $119/night for King Suite w/Full Sofabed and/or $129/night for Double Queen Suites. Rate includes SpringHill Suites Breakfast Buffet. Ask for "Blue Star Basketball" group rate. Block held until 6/2/17.

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Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center

6161 West Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031

Michelle Diltz
Phone: (847) 336-6300

$115/night - 25 Double Rooms w/breakfast available. Ask for "USJN/Blue Star Basketball" group rate. Block held until 5/23/17.

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Springhill Suites Chicago Lincolnshire

300 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Deanna Pfingsten
Phone: (847) 793-7500

$133/night - 15 King Suites available. Complimentary breakfast included. Ask for "USJN Great America Showcase" group rate. Block held until 6/2/17.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North-Waukegan-Gurnee

611 Lakehurst Road
Waukegan, IL 60085

Ashley Swank
Phone: (847) 473-4400

$125/night - 20 Standard Two Queen rooms available. Complimentary "Express Start" breakfast included. Ask for "U.S. Junior Nationals" group rate. Block held until 5/24.17.

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Courtyard Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee

3800 Northpoint Blvd.
Waukegan, IL 60085

Ericka Varga
Phone: (847) 689-8000

$89/night - 5 King rooms available. $99/night - 10 Queen/Queen rooms available. Ask for "U.S. Junior Nationals Basketball" group rate. Block held until 6/2/17.

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