Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July AAU Preview - Southern Stampede (Zep Jasper)

During the next couple weeks, our area will be a major hub for the some of the best "grassroots/AAU" basketball in the country.  July is a key time for high school basketball players to be evaluated by college coaches.  There are only 21 days during the Spring and Summer periods when players can be evaluated, and 15 of those days are this month.  With the Nike Peach Jam, the country's premier youth basketball event, and the "Peach State" tournaments hosted in the Augusta area beginning tonight, I am excited about seeing our area's best players face some of the nation's best players and teams.  I observed the action during the Spring period.  Here I will preview four teams that feature area players I follow.  And I will be back throughout the next couple weeks to update you on their progress.

Here is my preview of the Southern Stampede:

My interest in the Southern Stampede, a Nike sponsored team consisting of many of the best players from around the southeast, is simply stated like this:  the team includes Laney's Zep Jasper.  Jasper is no stranger to followers of the area hoops scene and this blog.  See my latest post about Zep here. And see him in action with the Southern Stampede below.

The Stampede will be in our area July 15-19 playing in the Peach State Summer Showcase.  I'll be there!

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