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NY2LASports Swish N’ Dish recap

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The AAU basketball season kicked off this past weekend with the NY2LA Swish N’ Dish located in Mequon, WI. Not only does this event serve as the unofficial opener for AAU play, but it also brings together some of the top teams in the Midwest regardless of shoe affiliation. Teams from Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour went head to head during the event, but it was two Nike programs that advanced to the championship game. ... Read More »

WCE Scout Camp Colorado recap

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West Coast basketball impresario Ryan Silver held his West Coast Elite Scout Camp in the Denver suburb of Parker, Colorado, on Sunday, April 6. The event mixed a handful of “national” level prospects with a greater balance of in-state players, for a solid day of spring hoops. Big men make their presence felt A quartet of high-major caliber nationally ranked post prospects headlined the camp. From the class of 2015, View Park (CA) center Chance Comanche and ... Read More »

McDonald’s All-American Tuesday practice recap

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The second day of practice for the McDonald’s All-American teams was short and sweet. Both teams went at it for just over an hour, before they played a closed scrimmage later in the afternoon. Yesterday, it was the West team that came out with the intensity in drills and scrimmages, but today the East squad matched their level of play which created a hard fought session this morning in Chicago, IL. EAST Top Players: Romelo ... Read More »

McDonald’s All-American Monday practice recap

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The McDonald’s All-American week has begun. While the skills competition, three-point shootout, and slam dunk contest will be broadcast on ESPNU this evening, the players showcased their skills to the media and NBA personnel in the morning. Both the East and West teams went through an hour and a half practice session at the Quest Multiplex in Chicago, IL in an event open to NBA scouts and front office personnel. While there were not any ... Read More »

2014 Under Armour High School Showcase

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The 2014 Under Armour High School Showcase took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 11, 2014. Thanks to Under Armour for the game recaps! Prime Prep (Texas) Defeats Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) 68-67 OT The finale of the inaugural Under Armour Showcase proved to be the best game of the day, as Prime Prep (Texas) willed their way to a thrilling 68-67 overtime victory over Wesleyan Christian (N.C.). SMU Mustangs signee Emmanuel Mudiay and sophomore guard Terrance Ferguson earned ... Read More »

2013 adidas Nations recap

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The 2013 Adidas Nations tournament took place this past weekend in Garden Grove, CA and wrapped up with a televised championship game in Long Beach, CA. Some of the top talent in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 classes in the United States played against each other, as well as against foreign teams that represented Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Russia. After four months of continuous travel, the players were on their last fumes but ... Read More »

Vegas Friday – Top performers

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Friday was the conclusion of pool play and for some, the beginning (and end) of tournament play at the three major tournaments in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada. Hoopniks.com hit the hat trick in attending games at adidas Super 64, Las Vegas Fab 48 and Las Vegas Classic, but the non-sightseeing travel in the Vegas Valley was necessary in order to make progress on our checklist of yet to be viewed talented teams and ... Read More »

Vegas Thursday – Top performers

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Thursday saw pool play action across far flung gyms in the greater Las Vegas Valley, with more than 1,500 boys grassroots travelling teams in action at dozens of multi-court venues. Luckily, each of the three major tournaments, the adidas Super 64, Las Vegas Classic and Las Vegas Fab 48, each had a semblance of “super pool” action, which pitted the most talented squads against each other, and largely maintained a competitive balance against each other. ... Read More »

Vegas Wednesday – Fab 48 Tip Off Challenge

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Grassroots basketball tournaments and events very seldom live up to observer’s expectations for various reasons — but that cannot be said for Wednesday’s evening action at the Las Vegas Fab 48. An abbreviated scheduled, termed the Tip-Off Challenge, hit the hardwood at the palatial Bishop Gorman High School, with an intriguing slate of elite high-major talent and the associated coaches. The “live” period opened for college coach attendance as the clock struck 5 p.m., and ... Read More »

UA Summer Jam – Final recap, top performers

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This past week, Homestead High School in Mequon, WI featured a who’s who of college coaches in attendance for the UA Summer Jam. High-powered college hoops coaches like John Calipari, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Roy Williams, and many others made the journey to check out the most impressive display of talent in the second July evaluation period. Things got off to a hot start as more than 400 coaches appeared on the first day which ... Read More »

UA Summer Jam – Thursday recap

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Two days of competition are in the books in Mequon, Wisconsin for the UA Summer Jam, presented by NY2LASports, and this time the 16U age group got to share the main stage at Homestead High School. On the first day of play, the who’s who of college basketball filled the bleachers to watch Cliff Alexander take on Myles Turner and while several big time match-ups occurred, it was the young kids that drew the coaches ... Read More »

UA Summer Jam – Wednesday recap

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The second live July recruiting session kicked off Wednesday evening with the UA Summer Jam, put on by NY2LA Sports, held at Homestead High School in Mequon, WI. Normally this tournament has to play second fiddle to the Nike Peach Jam, but this year the Summer Jam stands alone as the major draw during the second July period, as evidenced by the 450 coaches passed through the doors on the first day of play. Battle ... Read More »