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Hennessy 2024 Court Tour with NBA

Hennessy 2024

Hennessy x NBA courts shine with PlayOn Decals https://www.hennessy.com/en-us/collaborations/hennessy-spirit-nba Hennessy kicked off a multiple-city spanning event series with the NBA during the league’s All Star Weekend in Indianapolis. To showcase the brand as the spirit of the NBA, the pop-up event included a custom bar and special guests. And, of course, a special edition basketball court provided by Praters Flooring.  The bright, color-blocked gradient court provided a showstopping backdrop for the main event. Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings) and Natasha Cloud (Phoenix Mercury) took on Jewel Lloyd (Seattle Storm) and Jackie Young (Las Vegas Aces) in a 2-on-2 battle between WNBA greats. Streamed live on Hennessy’s Instagram, the winners received $20,000. With today’s top talent competing on the court, safety took priority. And that’s where Praters Flooring PlayOn Decals come in. Coated with finish so that they have the same feel as the rest of the floor, PlayOn Decals are the only option proven to be safe for athletes. Additionally, these decals don’t compromise design for safety. With limitless possibilities, Hennessy designed a stunning court for stars to play on.  And it didn’t stop there. Since All Star Weekend, Hennessy has brought the court to more NBA venues – including Dallas

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Hawks YMCA 2024 dedication ceremony

Atlanta Hawks YMCA Revamp

Praters Assists Atlanta Hawks With YMCA Revamp https://www.si.com/nba/hawks/culture/hawks-and-state-farm-unveil-10th-good-neighbor-club-at-the-andrew-and-walter-young-family-ymca-in-southwest-atlanta The Atlanta Hawks continue their commitment to giving back to their community by renovating the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. Partnering with State Farm, and with help from Praters Flooring, the NBA team unveiled their tenth Good Neighbor Club in the area. The ceremony included mayor Andre Dickens, city council members, and featured Dominique Wilkins – Hawks legend and Naismith Hall of Famer.  The YMCA’s basketball court was dedicated to Wilkens 15 years ago, and the new floor keeps that legacy alive. In his ten first seasons with the Hawks, Wilkens averaged more than 25 points per game. He was a nine-time NBA All Star, and won the dunk contest twice. He’s one of only 5 Hawks players to have their jersey retired by the franchise.  Wilkens and the Young brothers spoke about the importance of sports and the YMCA as a community center during the ceremony. “A lot of times in life, it’s sports that bring people together,” Wilkins said. “You come to a Y, and you can’t help but be a good man. You can’t help but be a strong man,” Andrew Young said. The goal of the Good

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State Farm 2023 Straight On Court View

State Farm 2023

The Thrilling Showdown: State Farm Champions Classic 2023 in Chicago https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2022/11/chicagos-united-center-to-host-2023-state-farm-champions-classic/ The State Farm Champions Classic 2023 took center stage on November 14th, captivating basketball fans with two electrifying matchups in Chicago. As Michigan State clashed with Duke and Kansas faced off against Kentucky, the stage was set. Undeniably, it was an unforgettable evening of high-stakes basketball action showcasing the talent and passion of four powerhouse programs. Michigan State vs. Duke: A Clash of Titans: The opening game of the State Farm Champions Classic pitted the Michigan State Spartans against the Duke Blue Devils in a battle of basketball titans. With both teams boasting a rich history of success and a roster filled with top-tier talent, anticipation was at an all-time high. From buzzer to buzzer, the intensity never waned as the Spartans and Blue Devils traded blows in a thrilling display. Kansas vs. Kentucky: A Rivalry Renewed: Next, basketball fans were treated to another highly anticipated matchup as the Jayhawks and Wildcats clashed. With a history of memorable encounters on the hardwood, the Jayhawks and Wildcats renewed their rivalry with a fiercely contested battle that had fans on the edge of their seats. From clutch shots to highlight-reel dunks,

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NBA IST 2023 Atlanta Hawks Center Logo

NBA IST 2023

Praters Flooring Showcases NBA Team Spirit: NBA IST 2023 Edition https://www.nba.com/news/in-season-tournament-101 In the vibrant world of professional basketball, team spirit isn’t just confined to the players on the court. In fact, it extends to every aspect of the game, including the courts themselves. Specifically, this sentiment was vividly on display at the NBA In-Season Tournament (NBA IST) 2023. Praters Flooring showcased its unparalleled craftsmanship by painting 11 basketball courts, each representing a different NBA team. From the blue and teal hues of the Charlotte Hornets to the iconic purple and gold of the Los Angeles Lakers, Praters Flooring brought the essence of NBA fandom to life with its stunning court designs. The NBA IST 2023 showcased its unifying tournament design with 11 distinct but similar court designs. Truly, what set these courts apart from the regular season floors was the trophy centerpiece that adorned each center court. This centerpiece served as a unifying symbol, representing the shared aspirations and dreams of all participating teams. Iconic Trophy Centerpiece: A Symbol of Excellence: The iconic trophy centerpiece, meticulously painted on each court by Praters Flooring, was the focal point of each NBA design. Indeed, standing tall and proud, it symbolized the pursuit

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Jimmy V Classic 2023

Jimmy V Classic 2023

Shining Bright: The Jimmy V Classic Lights Up Madison Square Garden https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2023/08/espn-events-sets-matchups-for-2023-jimmy-v-mens-classic-presented-by-corona/ On December 5, 2023, basketball fans gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the Jimmy V Classic. Hosted by ESPN, this event honors the legacy of legendary coach Jim Valvano. While also raising funds for cancer research through the V Foundation. Featuring thrilling matchups between FAU vs. Illinois and North Carolina vs. UConn, the Jimmy V Classic promised an evening of high-stakes basketball and philanthropy. Adding to the allure was the exquisite court design by Praters Flooring, which captivated audiences with its simplicity and elegance. Praters Flooring – Setting the Stage: Praters Flooring spared no expense in creating a court that would complement the grandeur of Madison Square Garden. Eschewing elaborate designs, Praters Flooring opted for a sleek and understated approach, featuring a black border that framed the court with sophistication. However, the twinkling lights design adorning the sidelines stole the show, adding a touch of magic to the playing surface. FAU vs. Illinois – A Battle of Grit and Determination: The evening kicked off with a compelling matchup between the FAU Owls and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Both teams brought their A-game

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NBA Paris 2024 Full Stadium

NBA Paris 2024

NBA Paris 2024: Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers in Paris. https://www.nba.com/news/adam-silver-media-availability-nba-paris-game-2024 Basketball fans around the world tuned in as the NBA Paris 2024 game unfolded at the Accor Arena in France. This highly anticipated matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers showcased the best NBA talent on an international stage. Adding to the spectacle was the breathtaking basketball court, meticulously crafted by Praters Flooring. The floor featured an awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower design that captivated audiences from tip-off to buzzer. Firstly, setting the stage for this epic showdown was the exquisite basketball court designed and painted by Praters Flooring. Renowned for their unparalleled craftsmanship, Praters Flooring delivered a masterpiece that perfectly encapsulated the essence of Parisian charm. Significantly, stretching from top to bottom of the court, the iconic Eiffel Tower design served as a stunning centerpiece. Unquestionably, paying homage to the city’s rich history and cultural significance. However, what truly set the court apart were the intricate details incorporated in the three-point areas and along the border. Of course, this created a mesmerizing, multi-layered pattern adorned the surface, adding depth and dimension to the court’s aesthetics. The seamless integration of these design elements transformed the playing surface into a work

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Portable
Projects

NBA Paris 2024 Full Stadium

NBA Paris 2024

NBA Paris 2024: Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers in Paris. https://www.nba.com/news/adam-silver-media-availability-nba-paris-game-2024 Basketball fans around the world tuned in as the NBA Paris 2024 game unfolded at the Accor Arena in France. This highly anticipated matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers showcased the best NBA talent on an international stage. Adding to the spectacle was the breathtaking basketball court, meticulously crafted by Praters Flooring. The floor featured an awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower design that captivated audiences from tip-off to buzzer. Firstly, setting the stage for this epic showdown was the exquisite basketball court designed and painted by Praters Flooring. Renowned for their unparalleled craftsmanship, Praters Flooring delivered a masterpiece that perfectly encapsulated the essence of Parisian charm. Significantly, stretching from top to bottom of the court, the iconic Eiffel Tower design served as a stunning centerpiece. Unquestionably, paying homage to the city’s rich history and cultural significance. However, what truly set the court apart were the intricate details incorporated in the three-point areas and along the border. Of course, this created a mesmerizing, multi-layered pattern adorned the surface, adding depth and dimension to the court’s aesthetics. The seamless integration of these design elements transformed the playing surface into a work

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Alabama state university court from the half court line featuring the yellow and black hornet logo.

Alabama State University

PRATERS CREATES A STUNNING LOOK FOR THE ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY COURT – #SWARMAS1 bamastatesports.com Alabama State University unveiled a stunning new look for its basketball court. It features a black and gradient tan design with a unique honeycomb overlay at the three-point line. The new design perfectly reflects the university’s commitment to excellence and innovation in athletics. The honeycomb pattern, in particular, is a nod to the industriousness and hard work that the university’s student athletes embody. The sleek, modern Alabama State University’s court design inspires the team and impresses spectators as they compete. The black and gradient tan color scheme creates a bold, eye-catching look that is sure to turn heads. The combination of black and tan is a classic color pairing that exudes sophistication and elegance. The use of a gradient in the tan color adds a sense of depth and dimension to the court. Simultaneously, the gradient provides a subtle contrast to the black sections. The overall effect is a court that is both stylish and timeless. The honeycomb overlay at the three-point line is a unique and visually striking element of the new design. The honeycomb pattern is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also represents

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MTSU

For one of praters longest customers, MTSU, A revamped court that captures the school’s history for a big anniversary! https://goblue raiders.com/ sports The Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University, known as The Glass House to students and alumni, turns 50 in 2022. And the school took on many renovations to celebrate. In addition to state-of-the-art smart windows, 17-foot photo panels that take visitors through the 50-year history of the Murphy Center, and retro uniforms, MTSU revamped the basketball court in commemoration of the big year. The new court features light gray stain in the body, accented by a darker gray stain in the 3 point arcs, and a bright blue border. Center court boasts the Middle Tennessee winged horse mascot, Lightning, in paint on top of a dark gray stained state of Tennessee.

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New York Liberty

for the first time ever, A wnba team has an alternate court- Something prevalent in the nBA for Years and praters executed the xbox inspired design for the new york liberty! https://liberty. wnba.com/ Praters collaborated with the New York Liberty to create a gaming-inspired basketball court – the first of its kind in the WNBA.  The Xbox-designed court features the console’s classic colorway, with green dots fading into black in the lanes, a green border, and waves on either end of the floor. The main body of the floor is stained black.  The Xbox court for the New York Liberty debuted at Barclays Center towards the end of the team’s season, as they fought for a playoff spot. Both games played on the court ended in wins for the Liberty against the Los Angeles Sparks. Full Story: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/08/02/xbox-and-ny-liberty-partner-wnba-basketball-court/ https://youtu.be/dJaq2WetaT8

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Tennessee State University

TSU updated their court with a sleek, modern tiger-stripe design, while also paying tribute to a legendary coach from their past. www.tsutigers.com/ In 2021, Praters did a complete overhaul of Tennessee State University’s basketball court, marrying bold designs with a classic nod to the school’s unique history. The new Tigers court features bright blue and navy stripes in the border and three-point areas, and a large navy-and-white tiger head as the center logo.It also has the signature of John B. McLendon, the legendary hall of famer who coached at TSU for three years in the 1950s. While at TSU, McLendon led the Tigers to three national championships in a row in 1957, 1958, and 1959. He was the first collegiate coach in history to win national championships consecutively, and both he and the teams were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Oklahoma City Thunder

oklahoma city thunder

In our first project for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team has a court with a brand new, classic design. www.nba.com/ thunder The design changes to the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball court weren’t earth-shattering, but they did enhance the feel of the floor. The new look is simple and clean. “Thunder” previously sat above the main team logo at center court but was removed in the new design. And the game lines were navy but were switched to white, which contributes to the crisp, modern look. Overall, the floor was brightened, which is on-trend for 2021. It goes to show how a little can go a long way.

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Permanent
Projects

apostolic christian academy

When they wanted to take their court design to the next level, Apostolic Christian Academy chose to be on the cutting edge with satin finish. www.acamaryville.org/ athletics Satin finish products that are safe for athletes have never been available in the United States until now – and Apostolic Christian Academy was one of the very first schools in the country to take advantage of it. Gloss finish is most often found on basketball courts in the U.S., which makes the floor shine. But with this shine also comes reflection from facility lights, and that makes it difficult to set up photos and videos that don’t have glare.With a satin finish, though, that problem goes away. Not only does the floor still look great and designs still pop, but it’s much easier to capture great views of the court on camera – whether that’s for television, marketing, or any other media need your facility has. Just take a look at the difference between gloss and satin finish on the exact same court.

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jacksonville university

A hurricane almost derailed Jacksonville University’s basketball season, but Praters found temporary and long-term solutions to keep that from happening. https://ju dolphins.com/ When Hurricane Irma made landfall in Jacksonville, Florida in September of 2017, Jacksonville University took a huge hit that could have been detrimental to their basketball season. The gym and basketball court were virtually destroyed just one month before their team’s home opener. School officials contacted Praters, and we were on site within 12 hours. After evaluating the damage, we concluded that the floor was a total loss. The roof was also damaged, and needed immediate repair. It looked like the school was going to be unable to use their gym for the upcoming season, which meant they were facing an additional cost of renting a space to host their home basketball games.  After looking at the damage and going over what our options were, we found a way to save JU’s home basketball season. We decided to cut out the affected areas of the court and temporarily place decking above it.  Then, we installed one of our portable rental courts and provided temporary graphics using our PlayOn Decals. The portable court was installed and branded in time

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cumberland county high school

A fresh sand and paint in 2017 for Cumberland County High School won a national design award. https://cchs. ccschools.k12tn.net/ When a school has a particular design in mind, Praters makes the vision come to life. And that was the case for Cumberland County High School in 2017. Admin at the school wanted the basketball court to be a point of pride for the community, a place people could come together and see what the Jets were all about. The design features a light blue stain that covers a majority of the floor, which brings to mind the clear blue sky that the Jets fly in. “Our floor is absolutely immaculate,” head girls basketball coach, Radhika Miller, said. “When other teams come to this gym, the first thing they say is ‘wow!’ And our players take such pride in it. The very first game of the year, we got to run out, and it was all about our new floor. We are so proud to show it off.” And their new court wasn’t all the student athletes had to be proud of that year, either. The boys and girls teams each had an excellent season. Both teams made it to semi-finals

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