AAU Nationals Notebook

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – TheInsidersHoops.com takes you inside the rather chilly gym at Disney's Wide World of Sports and lets you in on the pulse of the tournament.

Around The Gym

We heard yesterday that NC Gaters point guard Darryl Thompson scored 39 points in a game. Apparently, Thompson is holding offers from UNC-Greensboro and Appalachian State. Mountaineers head coach Houston Fancher was in the gym today. … Two "hot" teams are no longer with us at the AAU's. The Super Showcase champs, the St. Louis Eagles 17s, were ousted by the Newark Rams. Later in the day, the Houston Hoops got to heave ho from Spiece Central. … Houston Select shooting guard Jawan McClennan know who is recruiting him and he's pretty comfortable with the choices. Today, we witnessed Lute Olson of Arizona and Frank Haith of Texas at a Select game. McClennan's just a junior. Will Texas and Arizona recruit against each other for everybody?

Did you know that Wesley Green's father Kenny was a first round NBA selection and former standout at Wake Forest? … Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton and South Florida's Seth Greenberg were in the gym for Green today. Both schools are on his list. … Virginia head coach Pete Gillen was in the gym watching Blake Adams. … Vakeaton Wafer drew a heckuva crowd today. Billy Donovan was in the house. So was Mike Davis and assistants from Charlotte, Oklahoma State and Arkansas. … RAP point guard Tyler Relph said that Clemson, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Richmond, Hofstra and Northern Illinois have offered. …

We heard that North Carolina head coach Matt Doherty has spent a significant amount of time in Venezuela shadowing David Padgett and paying close attention to Aaron Brooks. … NC Gaters forward PJ Tucker will miss the remainder of the event with a strained MCL. … Gary Williams, Al Skinner and Pete Gillen watched Courtney Sims today; Sims scored 10 in the win. Williams later reappeared in the gym to watch Reyshawn Terry. … Also in the gym for Terry were assistants from UConn, South Carolina and NC State. ..

Andrew Lavender said he's going to see what August brings before he starts sorting out his list. In the gym for him today was an assistant from Oklahoma and coach Sampson. Louis Orr and Rod Barnes were the other head coaches and they were joined by assistants from North Carolina and Pittsburgh. … George Mason and Old Dominion were in the house for Eddie Green-Long. …

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