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 Odens Spiece Indy Heat and Mike Beasleys D.C. Assault? Folks, thats in pool play!
Scout.com will be in Fayetteville on the campus of the University of Arkansas for the event. Well 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 (Scout.com 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)
Thats nearly half of Scout.coms Top 25 congregated together for one event! Did we mention the young kids?
2007 standouts like Michael Beasley (Scout.com 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 ScoutHoops.com will be there to bring you all the action.
Plus, Scout.com West Coast analysts Tracy Pierson and Greg Hicks
will be out in Las Vegas where the action should be just as hot!