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Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A flurry of late activity hit the wires on Sunday with a couple of huge commitments as the high school season started to swing into full gear. That and information on the NY2LA Sports Classic this weekend, the new SUMMER SIZZLE tournament for girls next year, and more in today's news and notes...
SUMMER SIZZLE FOR GIRLS TEAMS SET FOR JUNE 3-5, 2010
Next year we offer up a new tournament exclusively for girls programs with the SUMMER SIZZLE set to tip-off June 3-5, 2010 inside the luxurious Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin. The past couple of years we had combined this girls event with our NY2LA Sports Invitational in late May but not anymore as the late May event will be exclusively for boys teams while the SUMMER SIZZLE tournament will be open exclusively to girls 4th grade to 11th grade teams. The tournament will feature a three (3) game guarantee with multi-team discounts available for programs bringing more than one team to the tournament. With a complete focus on all the girls teams in attendance the SUMMER SIZZLE stands to heat up the summer circuit for girls programs with a host of quality programs already confirmed to attend. For more information on the NY2LASPORTS.COM SUMMER SIZZLE tournament for girls June 3-5, 2011 CLICK HERE
2010 NY2LA SPORTS CLASSIC November 26-27, 2010
This upcoming weekend is set to feature the fourth annual NY2LA Sports Classic November 26-27, 2010 with boys and girls high school games taking place throughout the greater Milwaukee area. Headlined by a matchup that will feature Louisville bound McDonald’s All-American candidate 2011 SG Wayne Blackshear and Chicago Morgan Park against Iowa State bound 2011 SF Elgin Cook and Milwaukee Hamilton, the annual high school event features a loaded group of boys and girls high school teams from the state of Wisconsin. For a preview of this weekend's event CLICK HERE. For more information on this year’s event CLICK HERE
NEW JULY “LIVE” TOURNAMENT
The desert in Las Vegas, Nevada promises to be as hot as ever next July during the second half of the “live” evaluation period and NY2LASPORTS.COM will be front and center with THE FINAL CHAPTER, a new tournament added to our family of events for next year. The tournament will be a certified event for Division 1 college coaches and will tip off July 22-26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is open to 15u-17u teams with multi-team discounts available for programs bringing more than one team to the event. A loaded field of teams from across the country is already confirmed to be in attendance for what promises to be another loaded field of talent for college coaches to check out during the crucial July “live” evaluation period. For more information on this sizzling event in Las Vegas next summer CLICK HERE
NEXT LEVEL INVITATIONAL AND SUMMER JAM BOTH RE-CERTIFIED FOR 2011
We are very pleased to announce that Next Level Invitational and Summer Jam basketball tournaments will once again be certified for Division 1 college coaches in 2011 as the NCAA has approved both of those events for certification in 2011 once again. The Next Level Invitational will be held July 6-9, 2011 and the Summer Jam July 12-15, 20111in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out more about each of these events go their respective pages on the website by clicking on the logo at top of our home page HERE
Indiana struck big on the recruiting trail this past weekend as they landed two of the top 2013 prospects in the country in G/F Devin Davis of Warren Central H.S. (IN) and SF Collin Hartman of Cathedral H.S. (IN). Both rank as top 50 prospects nationally after strong summers with the Eric Gordon All-Stars and Indiana Elite programs respectively. Hartman turned in an electric shooting exhibition at the inagural NY2LASPORTS.COM Futures Camp this past summer and is regarded as one of the top pure marskmen in the country regardless of class. These are both great gets for the Hoosiers who have landed verbal commitments from many of the top young prospects in the state of Indiana over the past couple of months.
Pittsburgh's 2011 class received a boost over the weekend as commit Khem Birch of Notre Dame Prep decided to re-classify up to a 2011 prospect and has reportedly signed with Pittsburgh now as a 2011 talent. Birch was previously regarded as a top 10-15 prospect in the 2012 class and now sits at #15 on our board in the 2011 after re-classifying. He played with the Expressions Elite program during the grassroots travel season.
Georgia Tech snuck in and landed a solid commitment from 2011 G Bobby Parks Jr., one of the top scoring talents in the class. There were a number of rumors floating around about Parks possibly re-classifying and things of that nature but the Yellow Jackets secured a commitment from Parks over the weekend and his could be a huge grab as Parks can really score the basketball. He played with the M33M program during the grassroots travel season.
2012 PG Kevin Ferrell of Park Tudor High School in Indiana is scheduled to announce his intentions later this week. Ferrell also known as "Yogi" is regarded as one of the top lead guards in the 2011 class after a stellar spring/summer travel campaign with the Indiana Elite program. Given the recent hot streak of the Indiana Hoosiers in keeping in-state talent at home, early indications are that Ferrell may go ahead and commit to the Hoosiers as well later this week. As always we will update you when those intentions become clear.
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION
A new holiday tournament for middle school prospects was announced last week as the 2011 Holiday Hoopfest will tip off January 1-2, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The inaugural tournament will feature separate elite and competitive divisions for 3rd-8th grade boys and girls. The tournament will offer up a 3 game guarantee built around pool play and single elimination playoffs with customized individual trophies/medals and t-shirts awarded to all first and 2nd place teams in each division. The tournament will offer up multi-team discounts as well. It is open to grassroots travel teams, school feeder programs/teams, etc. For more information on this upcoming event CLICK HERE
One tournament that needs no introduction is the annual Swish & Dish Spring Warm-Up, which has grown into one of the true measuring sticks for tournaments during the spring and summer. Next year’s event will tip off April 1-3, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with divisions for boys 9u-17u teams. This tournament annually draws many of the top teams and prospects in the country at every level and next year’s is already set to feature a ridiculously loaded field once again with teams from 12 states already confirmed to attend along with a laundry list of top 100 prospects up and down the classes as well. For more information on the 2011 Swish & Dish Spring Warm-Up CLICK HERE.
The 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Invitational is set for May 20-22, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This tournament is annually one of the premiere tournaments in the country to close out the spring travel season and it once again promises to be loaded with talent as a host of teams are already confirmed to attend the sixth annual event. For more information on the 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Invitational CLICK HERE
The 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Futures Camp will take place June 25-26, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The camp is open to rising sophomores and juniors (i.e. 2013-2014 prospects) and last year it featured some top national prospects including, but not limited to, the likes of Collin Hartman, Deonte Burton, Duane Wilson Jr., etc. For more information on next year’s camp CLICK HERE
The 2011 NY2LASPORTS.COM Generation Next All-Star Camp will take place August 5-7, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This camp is open to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (i.e. 2015-2017 prospects) once again and annually features some of the premiere middle school talent in the country. The camp will once again be covered in-depth by NY2LASPORTS.COM, PHENOMNATIONHOOPS.COM, and the HOOPSCOOP. For more information on next year’s camp CLICK HERE
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Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.