Real Deal Is Real Strong!

Two cities, three events and a TON of prospects. and Cat Tracks has you covered.

The Real Deal on the Hill, in its first year as a major national tournament, is really loaded. From Wayne Ellington to Thaddeus Young, this weekend in Fayetteville should be a special one.

A quick look at the pools for The Real Deal on the Hill reveals some monster matchups. How about a Saturday afternoon tussle between Greg Oden's Spiece Indy Heat and Mike Beasley's D.C. Assault? Folks, that's in pool play! will be in Fayetteville on the campus of the University of Arkansas for the event. We'll cover some of the marquee matchups and delve into the top players and surprise performers from what is sure to be one of the finest AAU weekends of the calendar year.

Among the highly celebrated players in attendance:

  • Greg Oden, Spiece Indy Heat ( No. 1)
  • Darrell Arthur, Team Texas (No. 4)
  • Wayne Ellington, Playaz (No. 6)
  • Thaddeus Young, Memphis Pump ‘n Run (No. 7)
  • Daequan Cook, Spiece Indy Heat (No. 8)
  • Derrick Caracter, NY Panthers (No. 10)
  • Gerald Henderson, Playaz (No. 12)
  • Lance Thomas, New Heights (No. 13)
  • Mike Conley, Spiece Indy Heat (No. 19)
  • Brook Lopez, EBO (No. 23)
  • Jon Scheyer, Illinois Warriors (No. 24)

    That's nearly half of's Top 25 congregated together for one event! Did we mention the young kids?

    2007 standouts like Michael Beasley ( No. 2), Eric Gordon (No. 6), Nolan Smith (No. 7) plus Michigan Hurricanes teammates Darquavis Tucker (No. 20) and Alex Legion (No. 19) will be on the premises.

    This is one of those weekends where the stars will need to play like big timers each time out or someone is going to bump them from their spot. Games tip-off at 8 p.m. on Friday. The event has an official site but will be there to bring you all the action.

    Cat Tracks will join the West Coast recruiting experts to completely cover the two Las Vegas recruiting events. Players we'll be checking out include:

    Daniel Deane
    Alex Stepheson
    Nic Wise
    Chase Buddinger
    Spencer Hawes
    Seth Tarver
    Kevin Love
    and tons more...

    Keep checking back all weekend long for the top-notch recruiting coverage.

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