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Wholly owned and operated by Nike Elite Youth Basketball, Nike Nationals is the premier girls' travel team tournament in the country. The event is held at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina and showcases 20 Elite Nike team programs along with 16 of the organizations' 15-under teams. Players like Maya Moore have solidified their reputations at the invitation-only event.
For last summer's run, Nike created this special edition Nike Nationals colorway of the Hyperfuse 2011. The shoe is volt-based with Vivid Blue hits on the laces, inner lining, outrigger and outsole. Nike Nationals is also branded across the tongue and custom Elite Youth Basketball insoles line the interior.
These were limited to the ladies of the Nike Nationals tournament, but you can try your hand at this sample on eBay today.