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12 July 2012

Wilson Wave Chosen as Official Basketball of Ball Up Streetball Tour

Ball Up players rave about the Wilson Wave's 24 Groove design which improves grip and control for all aspects of their game.
Chicago Illinois - July 12, 2012  -  The 2012 Ball Up Street Tour has exclusively selected the Wilson Wave basketball to be played on their global tour. Wilson Wave Technology is the perfect fit for the Ball Up style of play which features high flying dunks, ankle breaking crossovers and unrivaled ball control. Featuring a 24 precision groove design for game changing grip and control, Wilson Wave technology is unlike anything else. Countless legendary street ballers will dominate with the Wave including Grayson "The Professor" Boucher, Taurian "Air Up There" Fontenette and Larry "The Bone Collector" Williams.

"The Ball Up Tour is one continuous highlight reel of incredible plays", says Alan Davenport, Global Business Director for Wilson Sporting Goods. "With the increased grip and control the players will get from the Wave basketball, their game will be elevated to another level.  Wilson is excited to be part of the action."

Added to the smooth surface of the Wilson Wave panels are 24 precision grooves that help players aggressively grip the ball and transition into proper shooting alignment quicker than ever before. The Wave's revolutionary grooves provide more leverage points when ball handling, allowing players to pull off the most explosive moves.

"The Wave's aggressive channel design allows me to be even faster off the dribble while making sharper moves and breaking down my opponent, " says The Professor, Ball Up Street Tour Player. "The ball feels smaller in your hands and you can just control it better. It improves all aspects of my game.

Like the Wilson NCAA Official Game ball, the Wilson Wave features a patented Moisture Absorbing Cover that wicks away sweat during play. It's meticulously designed with patented Laid in Channels for a 100% Composite Leather Cover, and features an exclusive Cushion Core Technology that provides unmatched touch and feel of the ball. With its truly groundbreaking technologies, the Wilson Wave basketball is sure to bring unstoppable performance to the Ball Up Street Tour. 

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment. The company designs, manufactures and distributes advanced equipment that helps players improve their performance. Wilson's core categories include Baseball, Football, Basketball, Softball, Bats, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear, and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis).