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Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
This time of the year is extremely slow for commitments so it only makes sense that one of the top players in the country came off the board over the weekend via a commitment a month ago. Hence the world of grassroots recruiting. That along with details on next year's Swish & Dish Spring Warm-Up and more in today's news & notes...
SWISH & DISH SPRING WARM - UP TIPS APRIL 1-3, 2011
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.
SUMMER SIZZLE FOR GIRLS TEAMS SET FOR JUNE 3-5, 2011
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
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
Bobby Cremins and the College of Charleston struck huge on the recruiting trail in the month of November. This past weekend sources indicated that 2011 PF Adjehi Baru had committed to the College of Charleston, which was a surprise to many as Baru is considered a top 25-50 prospect by most nationally and easily could've gone to most high major programs in the country. After hearing that Baru had committed, other sources indicated that it had not happen but not we are hearing that Baru did in fact commit and also went so far as to sign a letter of intent with the College of Charleston without an annoucement as he just wanted to keep it quiet. Needless to say this is a huge pick-up for Bobby Cremins as Baru was one of the most coveted bigs in the country still on the board after a stellar campaign with the Team Loaded program.
2012 PF Nick Osborne of Muncie H.S. (IN) has interest coming from Butler, Stanford, Ball State, Miami (OH), Evansville, IUPUFW, Dayton, Fordham, and Valparaiso. He played with the Eric Gordon All-Stars this summer.
2012 G Patrick Ingram of North Central H.S. (IN) has Saint Louis, Southern Illinois, Ball State, Dayton, and Indiana State on his trail right now. Ingram also played with the Eric Gordon All-Stars this summer.
2012 C Brent Calhoun of Warren Central H.S. (IN) has seen interest from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, IUPUI, Ball State, Valparaiso, Dayton and Evansville. He was with the Eric Gordon program as well.
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
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.