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The `Barnstorming' basketball game scheduled for June 23 at McArthur Court McArthur Court is a basketball arena located on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Also known as "The Pit," it is known as one of the toughest arenas in the country for opposing players to play in. The arena is named for Clifton N. has been canceled, game organizers said Sunday, after the NBA NBA
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The game would have matched a team of former collegiate players, including three Ducks who were recent first-round picks by the NBA, against a group of top high school players. Tickets had gone on sale Friday at an Internet site, and refunds will be given to buyers, the organizers said.
Luke Jackson, the former University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. all-American who had largely been responsible for arranging the game, said he was `very disappointed. ... It would have been for such a good cause.'
The game would have benefited athletic programs at area high schools. If enough funds had been raised from the game, Jackson had said he was hopeful of starting a scholarship fund at Creswell High School, his alma mater.
The cancellation of the basketball game will have no effect on a celebrity golf tournament set up under Jackson's name. That event will go forward, slated for June 29 at Shadow Hills Country Club. Funds from that event will benefit high school athletic programs.
Jackson helped arrange and stage two similar basketball games last year, at South Eugene and Creswell high schools, but no NBA players were involved in those games. They took place before Jackson had been drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They began playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a 1970 expansion team and won their first Eastern Conference Championship in 2007. , and none of the other former collegiate players participating was under contract to an NBA team.
In discussing the game earlier this month, Jackson said his group had taken care to assure it had the approval of all involved sports organizations, from high school governing bodies in Oregon and other states up to and including the NBA. The NBA approval, however, had apparently not been a final ruling.
NBA officials could not be reached Sunday for an explanation of the league's decision.
NBA players who participate in games not sanctioned by the league risk fines and suspensions. In addition to Jackson, former Ducks Fred Jones This article is about the basketball player. For other people with the same name, see Fred Jones (disambiguation).
Frederick (Fred) Terrell Jones (born March 11 1979) is an American professional basketball player who plays at the shooting guard position for and Luke Ridnour Lucas Robin (Luke) Ridnour (born February 13 1981 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. He was born in Idaho and grew up in Blaine, Washington. had indicated they would play, as well as Gonzaga graduate Dan Dickau. All four are under contract to NBA teams.