The nationís elite prep basketball players are showcasing their skills at the Amateur Athletic Unionís Basketball National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.
The Boys Basketball National Championships began July 10 and continue through Aug. 4. Dozens of college basketball coaches, such as Rick Pitino and John Calipari, are on hand for the championshipsí marquee event, the 11th Grade Boys Gold Super Showcase, which features highly-coveted recruits from the nationís top AAU teams.
This yearís competition features teams such as:
- The Dallas-based Texas Titans, with the ESPN Top 100?s No. 2 player in the country, Julius Randle, and No. 19 Matt Jones, who is verbally committed to Duke.
- The Houston Defenders, with two of the top 10 prep players in the nation in twin package Andrew and Aaron Harrison.
- The GA Stars, with No. 51-ranked Jarquez Smith, 2014?s No. 51 recruit Tadric Jackson, and A.J. Davis, Jr., son of former NBA player Antonio Davis.
- Orlandoís Each 1 Teach 1 team, sponsored by New York Knicks star Amaríe Stoudemire, with Floridaís 2012 Mr. Basketball and No. 18-ranked Joel Berry.
The Gold Super Showcase continues through July 30. For a list of all participating teams, as well as results for each game visit the 2012 AAU Boys Basketball National Championships site.