Frequently
Asked Questions

All you need to know about the 2015 Ball Up Million Dollar Summer Challenge

The Fundamentals
01
what is the BALL UP million dollar summer challenge?
EVERY SUMMER, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, TEAMS BATTLE IT OUT TO BE CROWNED KINGS OF THEIR CITY. IT'S TIME TO SEE WHO WILL GO FROM LOCAL LEGEND TO NATIONAL CHAMPION. BALL UP IS LAUNCHING THE MILLION DOLLAR SUMMER CHALLENGE, THE FIRST NATIONAL SUMMER BASKETBALL COMPETITION CHALLENGING THE TOP PLAYERS AND TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY TO GO AT IT FOR A NATIONAL TITLE. PLAYED IN SIX MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, THE SUMMER CHALLENGE WILL FEATURE ELITE COMPETITION THAT RAISES THE BAR OF SUMMER BASKETBALL AND CULMINATES WITH THE TOP TEAMS FROM EACH CITY COMPETING ON A NATIONAL STAGE FOR A LIFE CHANGING PRIZE AND ULTIMATE BRAGGING RIGHTS.
The Fundamentals
02
WHERE WILL THE COMPETITION TAKE PLACE?
New York City
Philadelphia
Washington DC
Indianapolis
Chicago
Los Angeles
THE CHALLENGE: HOW DOES IT WORK?
how it works
04
market play
6 BUMDSC markets consist of 8 teams

Final rosters are locked after each team’s third game

Each player must compete in at least 4 games in order to be eligible for THE playoffs, championship, and awards
The Fundamentals
03
WHEN WILL THE COMPETITION TAKE PLACE?

LAUNCH DATES

Washington, DC - Saturday, May 30th
Los Angeles - Sunday, May 31st
New York City - Saturday, June 6th
Philadelphia - Saturday, June 6th
Chicago - Sunday, June 7th
Indianapolis - Sunday, June 7th

LOCAL PLAYOFFS

Washington, DC - July 10th - 12th
Los Angeles - July 10th - 12th
Chicago - July 17th- 19th
Indianapolis - July 17th - 19th
New York City - July 17th - 19th
Philadelphia - July 17th - 19th

NATIONAL PLAYOFFS & CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 1 - July 30th
Round 2 - July 31st
CHAMPIONSHIP - August 1st
how it works
Each team has a maximum of ten players

Players cannot play on multiple teams in the BUSC

Six game regular season schedule
how it works
Standings to be determined by win / loss records, tiebreakers are as follows:

Head to head matchup Point differential

(total points scored vs. total points allowed)
how it works
05
what are the game rules?
5 v 5

Two 20 minute halves

Shot clock: Twenty-four seconds

Running clock until final three minutes (except FTs)

Timeouts: Each team is awarded six total timeouts per regulation, three per half

No zone defense rule
06
The Competition
Local Playoffs
Top six teams per market will make the market playoffs, a single loss elimination bracket
Top two teams in each market will receive a bye for the first round of the playoffs

Dates
DC & LA: July 10th - July 12th
NYC, Philly, Indy, Chicago: July 17th- 19th
Friday: Two games
Saturday: Two games
Sunday: Slam Dunk, Three Point
Sunday: Championship game
National Championship
The market champion from each city will participate in a National Championship to be played in Los Angeles The format will consist of a single loss elimination six team tournament to determine a National Champion.

Round One: Thursday, July 30th
Round Two: Friday, July 31st
National Championship:
Sunday, August 2nd
07
crown prizes
National Summer Challenge Championship Team $500,000
MVP of National Summer Challenge $5,000
Coach of National Summer Challenge Championship Team $15,000
NATIONAL SUMMER CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

$50,000    MARKET CHAMPION (PER MARKET)
$5,000    MARKET CHAMPION COACH (PER MARKET)
$2,500    REGULAR SEASON MVP (PER MARKET)
$2,500    MARKET SCORING CHAMPION (PER MARKET)
$2,500    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (PER MARKET)
$2,500    PLAYOFF MVP (PER MARKET)
$7,500    3 POINT CONTEST CHAMPION TEAM (PER MARKET)
$7,500    SLAM DUNK CONTEST CHAMPION TEAM (PER MARKET)

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Contact

General Info:

MDSCinfo@ballup.com

Press & Media Inquiries:

ashton@theidagency.com
geller@5wpr.com
The Fundamentals
01
what is the BALL UP million dollar summer challenge?
EVERY SUMMER, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, TEAMS BATTLE IT OUT TO BE CROWNED KINGS OF THEIR CITY. IT'S TIME TO SEE WHO WILL GO FROM LOCAL LEGEND TO NATIONAL CHAMPION. BALL UP IS LAUNCHING THE MILLION DOLLAR SUMMER CHALLENGE, THE FIRST NATIONAL SUMMER BASKETBALL COMPETITION CHALLENGING THE TOP PLAYERS AND TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY TO GO AT IT FOR A NATIONAL TITLE. PLAYED IN SIX MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, THE SUMMER CHALLENGE WILL FEATURE ELITE COMPETITION THAT RAISES THE BAR OF SUMMER BASKETBALL AND CULMINATES WITH THE TOP TEAMS FROM EACH CITY COMPETING ON A NATIONAL STAGE FOR A LIFE CHANGING PRIZE AND ULTIMATE BRAGGING RIGHTS.
The Fundamentals
02
WHERE WILL THE COMPETITION TAKE PLACE?
New York City
Philadelphia
Washington DC
Indianapolis
Chicago
Los Angeles
THE CHALLENGE: HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Fundamentals
03
WHEN WILL THE COMPETITION TAKE PLACE?

LAUNCH DATES

Washington, DC - Saturday, May 30th
Los Angeles - Sunday, May 31st
New York City - Saturday, June 6th
Philadelphia - Saturday, June 6th
Chicago - Sunday, June 7th
Indianapolis - Sunday, June 7th

LOCAL PLAYOFFS

Washington, DC - July 10th - 12th
Los Angeles - July 10th - 12th
Chicago - July 17th- 19th
Indianapolis - July 17th - 19th
New York City - July 17th - 19th
Philadelphia - July 17th - 19th

NATIONAL PLAYOFFS & CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 1 - July 30th
Round 2 - July 31st
CHAMPIONSHIP - August 2nd
how it works
04
market play
6 BUMDSC markets consist of 8 teams

Final rosters are locked after each team’s third game

Each player must compete in at least 4 games in order to be eligible for THE playoffs, championship, and awards
how it works
Each team has a maximum of ten players

Players cannot play on multiple teams in the BUSC

Six game regular season schedule

Standings to be determined by win / loss records, tiebreakers are as follows:

Head to head matchup Point differential

(total points scored vs. total points allowed)
how it works
05
what are the game rules?
5 v 5

Two 20 minute halves

Shot clock: Twenty-four seconds

Running clock until final three minutes (except FTs)

Timeouts: Each team is awarded six total timeouts per regulation, three per half

No zone defense rule
06
The Competition
Local
Playoffs
Top six teams per market will make the market playoffs, a single loss elimination bracket
Top two teams in each market will receive a bye for the first round of the playoffs

Dates
DC & LA: July 10th - July 12th
NYC, Philly, Indy, Chicago: July 17th- 19th
Friday: Two games
Saturday: Two games
Sunday: Slam Dunk, Three Point
Sunday: Championship game
National
Championship
The market champion from each city will participate in a National Championship to be played in Los Angeles The format will consist of a single loss elimination six team tournament to determine a National Champion.

Round One: Thursday, July 30th
Round Two: Friday, July 31st
National Championship:
Sunday, August 2nd
07
the crown
prizes
National Summer Challenge Championship Team $500,000
MVP of National Summer Challenge $5,000
Coach of National Summer Challenge Championship Team $15,000
NATIONAL SUMMER CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

$50,000 MARKET CHAMPION (PER MARKET)
$5,000 MARKET CHAMPION COACH (PER MARKET)
$2,500 REGULAR SEASON MVP (PER MARKET)
$2,500 MARKET SCORING CHAMPION (PER MARKET)
$2,500 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (PER MARKET)
$2,500 PLAYOFF MVP (PER MARKET)
$7,500 3 POINT CONTEST CHAMPION TEAM (PER MARKET)
$7,500 SLAM DUNK CONTEST CHAMPION TEAM (PER MARKET)

08
Contact

General Info:

MDSCinfo@ballup.com

Press & Media Inquiries:

ashton@theidagency.com
geller@5wpr.com