The End of AAU: What’s Next For Grassroots Basketbagust 2019

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The End of AAU: What’s Next For Grassroots Basketbagust 2019

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:10 am

Peach Jam, other sneaker events could move to August starting in 2019 due to proposed Rice Commission changes in grassroots basketball+

... And it could be the last one held in July.
“The Peach Jam is supposed to be held in August [in 2019] when the coaches can’t be out,” longtime New York-based recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said Saturday by phone. “It’s not official, but that’s what they’re thinking of.”
It’s possible Under Armour and Adidas could also shift their final summer events to August from July due to the Rice Commission proposals for changes in grassroots basketball looming for 2019.
“Too soon to tell,” one Under Armour source said.
The proposed changes — discussed briefly this week by Jeff Goodman on his Podcast — include sweeping reforms to the grassroots calendar. Here is additional information on the proposed calendar, according to industry sources.
**Nothing will change between Sept. 9 – May 1.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:21 am

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Grassroots basketball isn’t going anywhere. There are so many programs that do so much good. Also you think of the number of players that will lose the opportunity to be evaluated and and be seen. Finally you think the coaches that will be brought in won’t have agendas. Stop!
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:32 am

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The people that condemn grassroots basketball never met or spent time with anyone involved. Easy to point fingers when you buy into the rhetoric. Sad that a group that by in large does so much good gets stereotyped in such a negative way. Horrible decision.
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Re: Peach Jam, other sneaker events could move to August 201

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:30 am

Reclassifying trending up in college basketball, for better or worse

... In its suggestions to the NCAA, the Condoleezza Rice-led Commission on College Basketball said it fears changes in the one-and-done rule might lead the reclassification trend to accelerate faster, bringing even younger players to college basketball.

Some college coaches who have boosted their rosters with reclassifying prospects, like Kentucky’s John Calipari, dismiss those concerns due to the demands of the college and professional games.

“You have to be academically ahead (to reclassify),” Calipari said. “Now there’s been a couple, ‘How did that happen?’ But it’s very few. They’re kids that are ahead academically. But the second thing is, if you’re not mentally mature enough or physically ready why would you reclassify?”

Future NBA players Andre Drummond (Connecticut), Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Noah Vonleh (Indiana) and Wayne Selden Jr. (Kansas) are just a few of the high-level prospects who reclassified to play college a year earlier than initially expected.

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The End of AAU: What’s Next For Grassroots Basketball

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:07 am

The End of AAU: What’s Next For Grassroots Basketball

In an attempt to take power away from AAU coaches, the NCAA is expected to announce their decision to end the July recruiting period, thus reforming grassroots basketball. The anticipated change will be NCAA and USA Basketball funded regional camps in place of the July recruiting period. There will be four regional camps that will feature around 2,000 or 3,000 athletes held on rotating college campuses. The top 700 or so players at these camps will then compete at another camp that the committee hopes will be run by G League coaches, and possibly even college and NBA players. But what does this mean to AAU and grassroots basketball?

The Camps
It is expected that college coaching staffs will nominate up to 35 players to attend the camps. To our knowledge, this is the only way a player can gain entry to the camps. Because of this, it is imperative that athletes be on a college coaching staff’s shortlist of recruitable players as soon as their sophomore or junior year of high school.

In order to get on a coaches radar you must do well on your high school team, use recruit management systems to contact coaches, attend college prospect camps and/or go to exposure events that have the ability to put out press on your talents. If a player fails to get on a college coaching staff’s shortlist of recruitable players, there is a high possibility that that particular player will not receive a basketball scholarship.

High/Mid Major Division I Programs
High Major Division I programs will benefit from these camps; these programs will be able to see all of their recruits compete against high level competition in a short period of time. It also allows coaching staffs to evaluate talent based on skill without the influence of sneaker sponsored teams and/or coaches, in theory achieving the NCAA’s goal.

It is also expected that players in the 2020 class will have the option of going to the NBA out of high school, thus ending the one and done rule. These players will be evaluated by NBA scouts at the camps.

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Re: The End of AAU: What’s Next For Grassroots Basketbagust

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:41 am

Adam Silver on ending one-and-done: 'We’re ready to make that change

LAS VEGAS — The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done.

Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or internationally. Such a move would have to be collectively bargained with the National Basketball Players Association, but Silver’s tone on this topic was the strongest sign yet that it’s only a matter of time.

“My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change,” Silver said after the conclusion of the latest round of owners’ meetings. “It won’t come immediately, but…when I weighed the pros and cons – (and) given that (former Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice and her (NCAA) commission has recommended to the NBA that those one-and-done players now come directly into the league and, in essence, the college community is saying ‘We do not want those players anymore,’ I mean that sort of tips the scale in my mind that we should be taking a serious look at lowering our age to 18.”

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