— It’s every high schools basketball player’s dream to one day play on a real NBA court. The varsity boys basketball team from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School will have their wishes come true as they take on San Gabriel Academy live at the Staples Center on Wednesday, February 12, at 3 p.m.
Not only do the Guards get the chance to play on a real NBA court, but they also get to stick around to see the pros play as the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Portland Trail Blazers later that evening at 7:30 p.m. The team, their fans and their families and friends get two for the price of one as part of the Clippers’ Play Where the Pros Play: Pregame Court Time program for youth and high school basketball teams.
“I’m not sure that the players will really understand the thrill and excitement of this Staples Center game until they step out onto the court,” said Coach Julian Andrade. “It definitely is a special and memorable moment that the players can share for the rest of their lives. We are so glad that the student body will be able to come out and support this special event.”
Ticket prices range from $15 to $55 for both games. Students, parents and friends also have the option of taking a bus to and from school to the Staples Center.