Holiday Hoops Coverage

It's the Holiday season which means it's the time for the holiday basketball tournaments and has coverage from three of the best events in the country. Read on to see what players the USF coaches and others from around the nation were watching

The South Florida assistant coaches hit the road this week to attend some of the bigger tournaments this week. Read on to get a look at the players they were watching.


City of Palms Classic

The Holiday tournaments started with the five day event will run until the 22nd. The Bulls assistant coaches were there and Dave Telep,'s National Recruiting Director, is in Fort Myers (Fla.) for the City of Palms Classic for all the coverage.

Known for always having quality teams and big time prospects, City of Palms organizer Donnie Wilkie didn't disappoint this year, as he landed the top two prospects in the 2008 class, Greg Monroe and Samardo Samuels.

To go with Monroe and Samuels, Greg Echenique, Reggie Bullock, Ray Shipman, Eloy Vargas, Kenny Boynton and Larry Drew are also guys that headline the event..

City of Palms: Day 1 Rundown - Samuels, St. Benedict's have their way

City of Palms: Day 2 Rundown - Harris, Vargas tussle highlights 2nd day

City of Palms: Day 3 Rundown - Monroe, Harris lived up to billing

Amare Stoudemire Invitational Classic

The Amare Stoudemire Invitational Classic's inaugural year looks like it could have one of the best fields in the country. The headliners are 2009 standout Renardo Sidney and the best player in the 2010 class Jeremy Tyler.

The ASIC will runs from Wednesday the 19th through Saturday the 22nd. has recruiting analyst Evan Daniels in Davenport (Fla.) for the duration of the four-day event.

Al-Farouq Aminu is the best 2008 prospect in the event, which also includes JaMychal Geen, Kenny Kadji, Jared Swopshire, Taariq Muhammad, Jordan Hamilton, Aaron Moore, Teeng Akol, Scottie Haralson, David Loubeau and Ray Willis.

ASIC: Day One Rundown - Aminu and Green have big opening nights

ASIC: Day Two Rundown - Sidney and Tyler went head-to-head and Jordan Hamilton went off in day two

ASIC: Day Three Rundown - The championship is set and a pair of California teams will hook up

Chick-Fil-A Classic

The Chick-Fil-A Classic is one of the more underrated events this year, but it certainly has a strong field. Although will only be in Columbia (SC) for one day (the 22nd), it will give us a chance to see a few Top 100 prospects.

In the 2008 class Ty Walker, Miles Plumlee and Murphy Holloway will all be in attendance. As far as underclassmen go, Lorenzo Brown, Milton Jennings and Mason Plumlee are the stars of the field.

Stay tuned for more hoops coverage! 

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