Ten-time NBA All-Star and 3-point bucket master for the Miami Heat, Ray Allen, will return to play at the 25th annual American Century Championship, July 15-20 at Edgewood Tahoe.
|NBA superstar, Ray Allen, will return to the 25th Annual American Century Championship.|
One of the most accurate 3-point and free throw shooters in NBA history, Allen is a 10-time NBA All-Star, and has won two NBA championships, as well as an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men's basketball team. He's even acted in two films, including the 1998 Spike Lee film "He Got Game" with Denzel Washington and as Marcus Blake in the 2001 film "Harvard Man."
As a 16-year veteran, Allen is the NBA's all-time leader both in three-point field goals made and attempted in the regular season as well as is among the NBA's all-time leader in three-point field goals made in the postseason.
He joined the Miami Heat in 2012 after making a name for himself with the Boston Celtics and before that the Seattle SuperSonics and the Milwaukee Bucks. Among his accomplishments, in 2009 he broke the Celtics franchise record in consecutive free throws made previously set by Larry Bird; in Game 2 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Allen set the record for most three-pointers made in an NBA Finals game on 8–11 shooting.
He broke Michael Jordan's record of six three-pointers in one half by hitting seven in the first half and had tied Scottie Pippen and Kenny Smith's record for most three-pointers in one game in the NBA Finals by half time. Allen also became the first player in NBA history to have two separate games of scoring at least seven three-pointers in the NBA Finals.
During Allen's first season with the Miami Heat, he averaged 10.9 points per game and made 88.6 percent of his free throws while playing an average of 25.8 minutes per game. On April 25, 2013, while playing Milwaukee in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs, Allen made his 322nd career three-pointer in the playoffs, which broke Reggie Miller's record for most three-pointers made in NBA playoff history.
Allen, who placed 37th overall in the 2013 American Century Championship, will be joined by basketball stars past and present, including NBA All-Star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors; Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd; University of Connecticut basketball coach Geno Auriemma; former head Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro and five-time NBA champion Steve Kerr.
Advance tickets are available now at www.TahoeSouth.com. Tickets are also being sold beginning June 1 at 127 Raley's, Nob Hill and Bel Air locations throughout Northern California and Nevada.
Daily tickets will also be sold at the gate. Tickets are $15 for the Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Amateur on Tuesday – Thursday, July 15-17; and $25 for each tournament round, Friday – Sunday, July 18-20. A Patron Badge Season Pass, good for admission all six days, will be on sale for $60. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied with a paid adult.