It's Showtime! Fourteen 17U Arizona club teams head to Las Vegas to participate in the first evaluation period of 2005. Hundreds of college coaches will be watching starting on Saturday April 16. The NCAA only allows evaluations on weekends during the school year, so all the teams in the LV Showcase will be playing up to 4 games that day. We will have updates throughout the weekend starting Friday night.
Comments on the top AZ teams headed to Sin City:
Arizona Magic: Has best talent from top to bottom. Bayless gets his chance to shine. Polk needs to have strong showing to redeem his elite status. Kamp will be the hot topic among high majors who get a first look. Rodgers could emerge as best wing propect in class of 06.
Arizona Stars: Kal Bay will have over 25 coaches at their first game Saturday. Including many high majors. Coble needs to perform as elite status is on the line. Wilson will generate a buzz.
Arizona CTB: After a quarterfinal finish in the Las Vegas Easter Classic, Mike Martin, Devin Stewart and TJ Topercer have heard the phone ring a plenty. Plus Desert Mountain's 6-7 Kevin Hassett (2006) and Westwoods Paul Mallory (2006) are out to prove their worth at the DI level. Hassett has Ivy League written all over him. 2 Ivy's are already on his trail.
Arizona Cagers: Rodney Brown, Steve Hudson and David Jackson (2006) are coming off a BCI Championship. Their first draw, Double Pump #1 pit themselves against the infamous Lawrence Westbrook, a 5-10 two guard who after the season ruined his chances of respect by saying what he did in IN THIS ARTICLE, The Cagers have just added Miichael Broom as well.
Arizona Cagers-Rage: Sean Imadyi is quietly developing a rep. Scout.com Recruiting expert Greg Hicks has already put him on his radar.
Southwest Rebels: DJ Nicholas could land on some top
10 wing lists with a big showing. Guard
Matt Rosinski is not far behind. PG Brock Entner has caught the eye of "Super Scout" Dave Telep of scout.com.
Schneiders All Stars: Led by David Schneider, a 06 guard from Brophy. Coached by Dad Jeff Schneider. Not sure who else on the roster, but we will have breakdowns on all. I hear David has been offered by USC, North Carolina State etc...
Team Phoenix: Eric Hipolito (2006) and Demetrious Crowell (2006) headline the potentials. Throw in Shane Edwards and all 3 have a big opportunity in Vegas. Athletic team who will win games this summer!
ARIZONA CLUB TEAMS SCHEDULE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (POOL PLAY ONLY)
Las Vegas Showcase (Nike)
vs. So Cal All Stars Red 9:10am UNLV McDermott Center - Saturday April 16.2005
vs. Georgia Elite 12:40pm UNLV McDermott Center - Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Athletes for Life (California) 10:20am Durango High School Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Olympus Titans (Utah) 1:50pm Durango High School Saturday April 16. 2005
Arizona CTB Purple
vs. AV Coyotes (California) 11:30am Spring Valley High School Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Colorado Chaos (California) 4:10pm Spring Valley High School Saturday April 16.2005
vs. Victoria (Australia) 10:20am UNLV McDermott Center - Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Cavs (California) 12:40pm UNLV McDermott Center - Saturday April 16. 2005
Schneider All Stars
vs. Southern Nevada Seniors 7:40pm UNLV McDermott Center Friday April 15. 2005
vs. 1 Tough School (California) 3:00pm Durango High School - Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. San Diego All Stars Gold 8:00am Doolittle Rec Center - Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Inland Reebok (California) 11:30pm Durango High School - Saturday April 16. 2005
Arizona Cagers - Rage
vs. Dimond High School (Alaska) 10:20am Durango High School - Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. FOH Utah 1:50pm Durango High School - Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. California Elite 9:10am Spring Valley High School Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. ARC BTI (California) 12:40pm Spring Valley High School April Saturday April 16. 2005
Schneider All Stars Silver
vs. Next Level Santa Monica 8:50pm UNLV McDermott Center Friday April 15. 2005
vs. Las Vegas Lighting 12:40pm Spring Valley High School Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Carl Jr. Superstars (California) 10:20am Bonanza High School Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Belmont Shore North 1:50pm Bonanza High School Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. RBC West 12:40pm Doolittle Rec Center Saturday April 16. 2005
vs. Branch West Purple 3:00pm Doolittle Rec Center Saturday April 16. 2005
Double Pump Adidas Tournament
vs. Louisiana Future 5:45pm Valley High School Friday April 15. 2005
vs. Wisconsin Swing Red 5:45pm Desert Pines High School April 15. 2005
vs. Pump and Run #1 7:00pm Valley High School Friday April 15. 2005