Three Vegas tournaments packed with talent

Las Vegas is the place to be this weekend. Almost every single top basketball prospect will be in Sin City for one of the three AAU Basketball Tournaments. Cat Tracks will be there to provide full coverage.

The action actually starts Friday night at 12:01 a.m. with the Pangos Midnight Madness event. This is not a tournament but a series of exhibition games played at the brand new Jerry Tarkanian Basketball Academy.

At 12:00 the first four "mini-games" get started. The highlight of the first games will be a match-up between EBO/EA Sports and RBC. Playing in that game are Wildcat recruits Quincy Pondexter, Jeff Withey, James Harden and Alex Stepheson. Among those also scheduled to play at the same time are Jrue and Justin Holiday, Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas and possibly Lance Thomas.

The 12:30 games are scheduled to feature Jerryd Bayless, Harper Kamp, Robert Sacre, Andy Poling, Jamelle Horne, DeAndre Jordan and more. At 1:00 a.m. we'll see Darnell Gant and 1:30 will feature Drew Viney.

The action starts early the next day. The biggest obstacle is getting enough bodies to all of the schools. The tournaments are set up at different ends of town. The Big Time head quarters are at least 30 minutes away from Main Event and both are even further from the Super64.

Most of the first day will be spent at the Big Time. We'll get our second look at Harden, Bayless and Stepheson plus first looks at the SoCal All-Stars who's roster includes the likes of Chase Budinger, Taylor King, Taj Gibson, Brandon Jennings, Malik Story, James Keefe, Daniel Hackett and, get this, Kevin Love. That's right, apparently with Portland Legend's teammate Kyle Singler on the shelf with a knee injury, Love is rumored to be running with the All-Stars.

Prior to the SoCal All-Stars game is the game of the day, and maybe the summer. The Spiece Indy Heat, the team with Greg Oden, Eric Gordon, Daquan Cook among others will take on O.J. Mayo and the D1 Greyhounds. Later that night we'll go out and check out EBO, Lance Thomas and the Portland Panthers.

All of that on the first day. Over the next few days we'll be seeing guys like Alex Jacobson, Gary Johnson, Nic Wise, Jeremy Franklin, Jordan Hill, Seth Tarver and many, many more.

We'll have news, notes, interview and scouting reports. We'll also have photo galleries, video highlights and all the latest news. In addition to the Cat Tracks coverage, we'll have all the best coverage from across the network. That means stories by the likes of Dave Telep, Jeff Goodman, Greg Hicks, Eric Bossi and many others.

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