Best Buy Tournament
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Dates: May 25-27
Event Web Site: Best Buy
Reporting Staff: Brian Snow
Top Teams: Indiana Elite, M33M, Team Thad, Worldwide Renegades, Ohio Basketball Club, Michigan Mustangs, Eric Gordon All-Stars, Team NLP, Minnesota Pump N Run, Florida Rams, TP Elite, Wisconsin Swing, Wisconsin Playmakers
Top Players: Chris Walker, Brannen Greene, Kasey Hill, Jaylen Brown, Devin Williams, Deonte Burton, Matt Thomas, Luke Fischer, Zak Irvin, Monte Morris, Derrick Walton, Leron Black, Austin Nichols, Adonys Henriquez, Hyron Edwards
Looking Forward To: The Florida Rams have been arguably the best 17-and under team in the country this spring, and can they continue this run against quality competition. Zak Irvin will go against Brannen Greene in a quality pool play game. Also how will Austin Nichols show himself, and has LeRon Black made the next step as a prospect. Also this gives a chance for some young stars like Brown and Edwards to prove themselves at a high level.
Where: Oakland, California
Dates: May 25-28
Event Website: EYBL Oakland
Reporting Staff: Josh Gershon
Top Teams: Albany City Rocks, California Supreme, E1T1, CIA Bounce, Oakland Soldiers, Houston Hoops, The Family, MoKan Elite, Howard Pulley, Mean Streets, Team Texas Titans, All-Ohio Red, ICP Elite, Mac Irvin
Top Players: Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, James Young, Nick King, BeeJay Anya, Marcus Lee, Andrew Wiggins, Jahlil Okafor, Jabari Bird, Allerik Freeman, Jonathan Williams, Tyler Ennis, Tyus Jones
Looking forward to: After watching Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Stanley Johnson all season, I’m looking forward to seeing both West Coast prospects in a highly competitive AAU environment.
Are You From Here Classic
Where: Dallas, Texas
Dates: May 25-27
Event Website: Are You From Here Classic
Reporting Staff: Evan Daniels
Top Teams: Houston Defenders, Atlanta Xpress, Las Vegas Prospects, Sports U, Texas Select, Run GMC, Illinois Wolves, Net Gain Sports, D.C. Assault, Team Loaded, Baltimore Panthers, Philly Pride, Utah Reign
Top Players: Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Trayvon Reed, Shaquille Carr, Christian Wood, Karl Towns, Emmanuel Mudiay, Rashad Vaughn, Kevon Looney, Kendall Stephens, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin, Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins, Nick Emery, Dwayne Morgan, Rysheed Jordan
Looking forward to: Over the course of the spring I’ve seen what the adidas and Nike stables have in regards to talent, now it’s time to take a peak at the Under Armour teams. Also Karl Towns is widely thought of as the top prospect in the 2015 class, this will be my first look at him so I’m excited to evaluate him.