FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Tennessee State AAU Championship was held this past weekend at the A Game complex and although some of the best teams in state bypassed the weekend, we watched many new athletes, and a few familiar ones make a big impression. Winners for each division were: 8th Grade Div 1 – TN Flight Select, 9th Grade Div 1 – TN Xtreme Little, 10th Grade Div 1 – A Game Springer, 11th Grade Div 1 – TN Fury Gold. Here are a few of the standout players:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball released the final list of 135 invited and self-invited players who will compete in the U16 National Team Trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here May 23-27. The particpants include 32 top players invited by the USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee and an additional 103 players who were accepted through an open application process.
Following four days of trials held from May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced the 12-member team who will represent the United States in its attempt to capture its fifth-straight gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship to be held July 18-28 in Klaipeda and Panevėžys, Lithuania.
It wasn’t much of a spring fling for the other clubs, but Essence had a great time at the Spring Fling 2 at Disney World May 10-12.
The Florida operation won the premier brackets for both the tenth and 11th grade and in both cases Essence defeated sister Nike-sponsored Central Florida Elite (CFE as their uniform logo goes).
Though the tournament hosted all ages from rising seniors down to elementary school groupings. Full Court primarily followed the action in the older sections but did find future stars in the middle school ranks.
This spring and summer a handful of talented young ladies will begin to separate themselves from the pack as the best rising juniors in the country. With that in mind, we have released our list of more than 100 players (listed alphabetically) in the 2015 class who are must-see hoopers. Players on the 2015 Full Court Fresh 50 Watchlist will be evaluated during the AAU season and are being considered for the 2015 Full Court Fresh 50 player rankings, which will be released in September.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Thirteen prior USA Basketball international gold medalists will compete against 21 more of the nation's top female athletes aged 19-years-old or younger for the right to represent the United States in the 2013 FIBA U19 Women's World Basketball Championships, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Last spring we first heard of a tournament in the northeast corner of the Volunteer State called the Tennessee Miracle Tournament. This year upon examining their list of 118 teams we were impressed with number of talented teams from numerous states spanning from Ohio to Florida and made the trip to Jefferson City to watch the Middle School and High School divisions.
USA Basketball has invited 33 of the nation's top freshmen and sophomores to participate in the U16 National Team Trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 23-27. The elite group will compete for 12 roster spots along with an additional 100 to 125 players who will attend the trials as part of the open application process. The entire trials roster will be announced prior to the star of trials in mid-May.
The team is expected to be announced early on May 27 after several days of workouts and scrimmages.