SportsEngine Play’s 2nd Season of NXTPRO Sports PRO16 Basketball Will Have More Than 10,000 Games Streamed Live and On-Demand

NBC Sports Next and NXTPRO Sports are showcasing some of the highest-ranked college basketball prospects in the U.S. across more than 10,000 games this spring and summer, the majority streamed live and with all games available on-demand via SportsEngine Play, NBC Sports Next’s newly launched and first-of-its-kind streaming platform for youth and amateur sports.

As the exclusive streaming and video partner of NXTPRO Sports, a developmental program and league that showcases elite youth basketball prospects to colleges of all levels, SportsEngine Play is providing a variety of video services for each of the PRO16 league’s 35 tournaments. NXTPRO Sports will utilize SportsEngine Play’s video technology to enhance the overall experience for the players and their families through live streaming, video-on-demand, highlights, and more.
The NXT/PRO16 league this year is showcasing more than 15 of the nation’s top 2024 recruits who are expected to advance to the highest levels of Division I basketball. In its inaugural year in 2023, the league showcased 19 players who earned a national ranking and more than 1,000 athletic scholarships were awarded to the league’s athletes.
The last-second shot by University of South Carolina commit Eli Ellis to clinch Hickory, N.C.’s TLBA club team victory against BTI from Pasadena, Calif., on May 11 provided an example of the types of thrilling finishes viewers are enjoying on the PRO16 circuit on SportsEngine Play in 2024. The matchup also was part of a four-game slate on the 2024 SportsEngine Play schedule simulcast on ROKU and the NBC Sports Channel, found on Peacock.
Several of the athletes featured include:
Chris Cenac Jr., Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, La.
Ranking: 15
Class: 2025
Xavion Staton, Sierra Vista H.S., Las Vegas, Nev.
Ranking: 22
Class: 2025
Kingston Flemings, William J. Brennan H.S., San Antonio, Texas
Ranking: 25
Class: 2025
Nikolas Khamenia, Harvard Westlake H.S., North Hollywood, Calif.
Ranking: 32
Class: 2025
Eric Reibe, Bullis H.S., Potomac, Md.
Ranking: 48
Class: 2025
Eli Ellis, Moravian Prep, Hudson, N.C.
Ranking: 66
Class: 2025
Cameren Paul, South Grand Prairie H.S., Dallas, Texas
Ranking: 87
Class: 2025
“The volume of games on the PRO16 schedule is a testament to the video capabilities SportsEngine Play can offer leagues and organizations,” says Nick Busto, Vice President, Video Operations, Youth & Recreational Sports, NBC Sports Next. “With a host of top prospects competing across more than double the number of games from last season, the PRO16 league in 2024 on SportsEngine Play is an exciting destination for athletes and fan communities to catch some of the best competition in youth sports.”
The next tournaments on the circuit will take place May 24-26 in Norman, Okla., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Phoenix, Ariz., with all games streamed live and on-demand on SportsEngine Play. The league schedule will run through July 28, including three live periods when college coaches can watch athletes compete in person or visit their school. Additional key markets hosting tournaments across the country will include Memphis, Tenn., Phoenix, Ariz., Atlanta, Ga., Philadelphia, Pa., Las Vegas, Nev., and more.

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