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Red Bull Midnight Run

On Saturday, July 13, Girard College was the site for the Philadelphia edition of Red Bull’s Midnight Run competition.

The goal of the summer-long tour is to find the best basketball players in each of nine cities across the United States: Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Houston, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.

The eight best players at each stop will be hand-selected to represent their city at the Red Bull Midnight Run Finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY this December. Interestingly enough, there’s no prize money on the line: The only thing that’s at stake is each city’s reputation.

Pride also happened to be a motivating factor last weekend at Girard College, and with Hot 107.9’s DJ Damage providing the soundtrack for the evening, the action was fast-paced – far more intense than your average summertime pick-up game.

The participants consisted of former area high school and college standouts, professionals who currently make a living playing overseas, and even a few streetball legends. The most notable player in the building was 6’5″ swingman Jarrett Kearse, who once starred at Simon Gratz and West Virgina before a stint on the AND1 mixtape tour.

With players boasting nicknames such as Amistad, Steroid, Thor and The Predator, there was definitely no shortage of personalities in the building. And although we’re still a few months away from finding out which city has the best ballers in America, it’s clear that the eight players selected to represent Philly in the finals will do the City of Brotherly Love proud.

Red Bull Thre3style Regional Preview with DJ PHSH, DJ LAYZEEBOY, DJ Petey C, Trayze and Zeke

Last night special guests were invited to Old City’s Barra to catch a sneak preview of tonight’s Red Bull Thre3style Regional event at Voyeur Nightclub. Invitees vibed out to the sounds of DJ PHSH, DJ LAYZEEBOY, DJ Petey C, Trayze, Zeke, as they sipped on complimentary drinks and enjoyed the super tasty buffet.

I won’t tell you who I think the best is, all I can say is that tonight is going to be INSANE. These five finalists are bringing five unique sounds to the stage and it’s hard to tell who will be the East Coast representative.

We’ll just let DJs Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak and Z-Trip decide. For now, here are some photos from last night…