News Post

New York’s top high school basketball stars to be honored at 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer

New York, NY – November 13, 2007 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced the members of the first ever 2K Sports New York State High School All-Star Team for basketball. These rising stars were chosen by members of the media, as well as all men’s high school basketball coaches in New York State. They will be honored along with their coaches at the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Championship Games on November 16th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The 2K Sports High School All-Star Team includes the following members:

Lance Stephenson Junior Abraham Lincoln High School

Justin Green Senior Abraham Lincoln High School

Kemba Walker Senior Rice High School

Durand Scott Junior Rice High School

Chris Fouch Senior Rice High School

Sylvan Landesberg Senior Holy Cross High School

Kevin Jones Senior Mt. Vernon High School

Mookie Jones Senior Peekskill High School

Erving Walker Senior Christ the King Regional High School

Ryan Peason Senior Christ the King Regional High School

Darryl Bryant Senior St. Raymond High School for Boys

Omari Lawrence Junior St. Raymond High School for Boys

Brandon Triche Junior Jamesville-Dewitt High School

Kevin Phillips Senior Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School

Jayvaugh Pickston Sophomore Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School

David Imes Senior Boys & Girls High School

Patrick Jackson Senior Boys & Girls High School

Ben Cronin Senior Henninger High School

Dane Miller Junior Rush-Henrietta High School

Sean Kilpatrick Senior White Plains High School

Trinity Fields Senior Benjamin N. Cardozo High School

“These young athletes are the future of college basketball and their dedication to the sport is admirable,” said Mark Goodrich, 2K Sports Product Marketing Manager for College Hoops. “2K Sports is proud to celebrate these young men and their coaches for their hard work and achievements in high school basketball.”

The team will take center court at half-time with their coaches as they are recognized on live television. The 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer tips off the college basketball season with a tournament of 16 teams from 16 different conferences in action across the country. The top four teams advance to the Championship Rounds in New York City.

2K Sports has a proven track record of creating the most realistic college basketball video game experience available. They will release College Hoops 2K8, the return of the best rated college basketball game for five straight years* and the best selling college basketball video game series in 2006**, later this month. College Hoops 2K8 allows gamers and fans of the sport to experience college basketball like never before, with breath-taking visuals and new features that define what it means to play college basketball. The title is rated E for Everyone and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems.

For more game information log onto www.2ksports.com.

*According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2007 college basketball video games.

**According to NPD Funworld data for college basketball titles sold on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 platforms.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

About the NCAA

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 380,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 49,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA Championships in Division I, II and III sports. For more information, go to www.ncaa.org.

The "Officially Licensed Collegiate Products" label is the property of the Collegiate Licensing Company. All names, logos, team icons, and mascots associated with the NCAA, universities, and conferences are the exclusive property of the respective institutions. NCAA, the NCAA logo, and NCAA Basketball are trademarks or registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. All rights reserved.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

“PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them. The Company has no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary significantly from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of factors. These risks and uncertainties include the matters relating to the Special Committee’s investigation of the Company’s stock option grants and the restatement of our consolidated financial statements. The investigation and conclusions of the Special Committee may result in claims and proceedings relating to such matters, including previously disclosed shareholder and derivative litigation and actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or other governmental agencies and negative tax or other implications for the Company resulting from any accounting adjustments or other factors. Other important factors are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, and in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the third quarter ended July 31, 2007 in the section entitled “Risk Factors.”

Post A Comment
Only OS members can post comments
Please login or register to post a comment.