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SoCalHoops Recruiting News

Recruiting Event & Tournament
Calendar Updated--(Apr. 22, 2001)

We're continually hearing from people who ask us about what events we think are the best tournaments coming up between now and the end of the summer, where the best places are to go to watch good high school prospects, and where good high school prospects can also be seen by college coaches. We've already got a calendar of events, and our tournament listings, while not updated specifically for 2001, feature many events which are recurring. 

However, in order to specifically answer with regard to recruiting,  it's really necessary to get a clearer understanding of when certain events will be taking place and whether they will be occurring when Division I & II college coaches can look at players (e.g., evaluate them), when coaches can make "contact" and when they can't (e.g. when during the year they'll have to rely on the scouts under the current NCAA recruiting calendar).   So, we've taken the very nice event calendar which was prepared by Clark Francis of the HoopScoop and Dinos Trigonis of Fullcourt Press, and have prepared an overlay of the NCAA recruiting calendar.  We have not included every event on the east coast or in the midwest because many of these events, camps and leagues just won't be attended by folks from SoCal.  If you want the complete national calendar of events, you can find it at the HoopScoop

For definitions of the phrases, see the NCAA's "Frequently Asked Questions--Recruiting Terms and Phrases". We've changed the color coding slightly from the HoopScoop Calendar.  Important recruiting events featuring top west coast players are set shown in red.  The entries below are not at all complete and we will add to them in the next few days in order to more completely list what's happening during the remainder of this spring and summer, and we'll also update thye list to include some of the major & minor local high school tournaments where you might also see college coaches this summer.  The stuff below though is pretty good for starters.  One other note, we haven't yet begun to fill in the 2002 events.   They're still open, but expect to see many of the usual events, such as the Double Pump East Tournament, the Rockfish Spring League, Fullcourt Press events, etc.    The one big question mark at this point is what next summer (e.g., summer 2002) will look like.  See our note below. 

March 16--22, 2001
Contact Period

West Coast
Rockfish Spring League, LACC,   March 3-April 20
Fullcourt Press Spring League, Long Beach, March 9-April 16
CIF State Finals at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, March 16-17
Double Pump Discovery Shootout, CSUDH, March 17-18
San Diego Super 60  League, March 18-May 6

Other Events
Eastern Invitational New England Sweatshop, Boston,  March 16
Eastern Invitational New England Top 100,  Boston, March 17-18
Eastern Invitational Sunshine Invitational, Orlando, FL, March 17-18
Eastern Invitational Southern Invitational, Greenville, SC, March 17-18
Eastern Invitational New York Sweatshop,  NY, March 19
Eastern Invitational Philadelphia Sweatshop, PA, March 20
Eastern Invitational Baltimore Sweatshop, MD, March 21
Eastern Invitational Washington, DC Sweatshop, March 22

March 23-28, 2001
Quiet Period

West Coast
Rockfish Spring League, LACC,   March 3-April 20
Fullcourt Press Spring League, Long Beach,  March 9-April 16
San Diego Super 60 Spring League, March 18-May 6

National Elite Events
McDonald's All American Game, @ Duke,  March 28

March 29-April 3, 2001
Dead Period

NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis, MN, March 30 & April 2

April 4-5, 2001
Quiet Period

Wheelerchair Classic,  St. Johns, NY, April 3-5

April 6-8, 2001
Contact Period

West Coast:
adidas Double Pump Easter Tournament, CSUDH April 6-8
Rockfish Spring League Playoffs, April 8
BCI Spring Tip-off, Phoenix, AZ, April 6-8

National Elite Events
Kentucky Derby Classic Game, Louisville, KY, April 6
Capital Classic All-Star Game @ MCI Center, Wash., DC, April 7

Other Events
Boo Williams Invitational, April 6-8
Charlie Weber Invitational, April 6-8
Hoop Group Jam Fest, Providence, RI, April 6-8
Greg Swaim Big Time Shootout, Oklahoma City, OK, April 7
Greg Swaim Big Time Shootout, Tulsa, OK, April 8

April 9-12, 2001
Dead Period

West Coast
Las Vegas Easter Classic, April 11-14

National Elite Events
Sonny Vaccaro Roundball Classic, April -9

April 13-20, 2001
Contact Period

West Coast
Rockfish Spring League Playoffs, April 14
BCI Spring Tip-off, Phoenix, AZ, April 13-15
Las Vegas Easter Classic, April 11-14
Fullcourt Press Senior Showcase, Long Beach, April 16
Las Vegas HS Invitational @ UNLV, April 19-21
Oakland Slam-N-Jam Showcase,   April 19-21
Rockfish Spring League All Star Games, April 20

Other Events
adidas Hoop Challenge, Fairfield, CT, April 12-15
Future Stars Shootout in Des Moines, IA, April 13th-14th
Executive Inn East-West All-Star Game,  Louisville, KY, April 14
Tony Squire's Richmond Shootout, VA, April 14-15
Prep Spotlight Best of the Midwest Tournament,  Toledo, OH, April 15-16
Eastern Invitational MetroTop 100, Seton Hall,  NJ,  April 17-18
Motown Hoop Challenge at Detroit, MI, April 19-21
Houston Superstars Tournament,  April 19-21
St. Louis All American Tip-Off, April 19-21

April 21-May 31, 2001
Quiet Period

West Coast
AAU (10U-14U) Regionals, Moreno Valley, CA, April 27-29
AAU (10U-14U) Regionals, Moreno Valley, CA, May 4-6
Sports Express LA Challenge, Citrus JC, May 4-6
Mats Madness Memorial Weekend Tournament, Fresno, May 26-28

Other Events
Motown Hoop Challenge at Detroit, MI, April 19-21
Houston Superstars Tournament,  April 19-21
Rick Bolus' Unsigned Senior Workout, Shepherdsville, KY, April 21
Houston Hoops Tournement at Kingwood, TX, April 27-29
Spiece Run'N-Slam @ Purdue, IN, May 4-6
Cleveland Hoop Challenge, Cleveland, OH, May 4-6
Howard Pulley Tournament in Minneapolis, MN, May 4-6  
Hoop Group Southern Invitational, Charlottesville, VA, May 4-6
Hoop Group Jayhawk Invitational, Lawrence, KS, May 11-13
Hoop Scoop All-American Premiere Camp, Memphis, TN, May 18-20
Bob Gibbons' Tournament of Champions, NC, May 25-27
Tony Squire's Memorial Day Bash in Rochmond, VA, May 25-27
Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, IN, May 26-28

June 1-July 7, 2001
Quiet Period

West Coast Events
Belmont Shore Boys (Grades 3-8) Camp, Long Beach, June 2-3
East-West Be the Best Classic in Las Vegas, NV, June 1-3
BCI Nationals (10s,  11s, & 12s), Phoenix, AZ, June 28-July 2

National Elite Events

Coca-Cola All-American Classic, Las Vegas, NV, June 3
Nike Hoop Jamboree (underclassmen), St. Louis, MO, June 20-24
NBA Player Association Camp,  Princeton, NJ, June 26-July 1

Other Events
Five-Star Camp, Hampden-Sydney, VA, June 8-13
Charlie Weber Invitational, June 15-17
Rumble in the Bronx,  June 15-17
Five-Star Honesdale I, June 16-21
Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest, Lehigh Valley, PA, June 8-10
Atlanta Basketball Classic, GA, June 20-24
Western AAU National Boys Tournament, Salt Lake City, UT, June 23-30
"Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp, Georgetown, KY, June 24-28
AAU Nationals (13-U), Memphis, TN, June 24-July 1
AAU Nationals (16-U),  Detroit, MI June 27-July 3
AAU Nationals (14-U), Orlando, FL, June 27-July 4
Five-Star Pitt I, Coraopolis, PA, June 30- July 5
Eastern Invitational Team Camp, Trenton, NJ, July 5-6
AAU Nationals (15-U), Kingsport, TN, July 1-July 8

July 8-14, 2001
Evaluation Period

West Coast
adidas Double Pump West Coast All-Star Camp #1, CSUDH, July 7-10
Superstar Camp, UC-San Diego, July 7-10
adidas Double Pump West Coast All-Star Camp #2, CSUDH, July 11-14
Rim Rattler All West Camp, Lynwood July 11-14

Elite Level (Invitation Only)
Nike All-American Camp, Indianapolis, IN, July 5-10
adidas ABCD Camp, Teaneck, NJ, July 7-11

Other Events
Five-Star Backcourt Camp, Corapolis, PA, July 6-9
Five-Star Post-Development Camp
, Corapolis, PA, July 6-9
Eastern Invitational Camp I, Trenton, NJ, July 7-11
BCI Nationals (13s, 14s, 16s, 17s) Dallas, TX, July 7-July 11
"Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp,  Georgetown, KY, July 8-12
Prep Stars Basketball Camp, UNC-Charlotte, NC, July 8-12
AAU Nationals (12-Under), Virginia Beach, VA, July 8-July 15
Five-Star Pitt II, Coraopolis, PA, July 10-15
adidas Three Stripes Best of the Best,  Hempstead, NY, July 11-14
Greg Swaim Big Time Shootout, Oklahoma City, OK, July 12
Derek Smith Shootout, Louisville, KY, July 12-13
Nike Peach Jam in Augusta, GA, July 12-14
Great American Shootout, Denton, TX, July 12-15

July 15-24, 2001
Dead Period

West Coast

Other Events
Five-Star Pitt III,   Coraopolis, PA, July 16-21
Eastern Invitational Camp II,  Trenton, NJ, July 17-21
AAU Nationals (19-U), Hampton Roads, VA, July 21-July 27
Eastern Invitational Specialized Position Camp, Trenton, NJ, July 22-24
AAU Nationals (11-U), Cocoa, FL, July 21-July 28
"Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp, Georgetown, KY, July 22-26
Five-Star Pitt IV, Coraopolis, PA, July 22-27
AAU Super Showcase, Orlando, FL, July 24-July 27

July 25-31, 2001
Evaluation Period

West Coast
adidas Double Pump Best of Summer, LMU & CSUDH, July 27-August 2
ARC Las Vegas Grand Finale, July 29-31
Slam-n-Jam NIT @ LBSU
July 29-August 1
adidas Oakland Slam N Jam Elite Eight
, Berkeley, CA, July 29-August 1

National-Elite Level
adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas, NV, July 25-29

Other Events
AAU Nationals (19-U), Hampton Roads, VA, July 21-July 27
AAU Nationals (11-U), Cocoa, FL, July 21-July 28
"Blue-Chip" Basketball Camp, Georgetown, KY, July 22-26
AAU Super Showcase, Orlando, FL, July 24-July 27
Eastern Invitational Camp III, Trenton, NJ, July 25-29
BCI Boys 15s in Colorado Springs, CO, July 26-30
AAU Nationals (17-U), Orlando, FL, July 27-August 2
Five-Star Post-Development Camp, Corapolis, PA, July 28-31

Five-Star Backcourt Camp, Corapolis, PA, July 28-31
Hoop Group Beast of the East,  July 30-31
Greg Swaim Big Time Shootout at Tulsa, OK, July 31st

August 1-Sept. 8, 2001
Quiet Period

West Coast
Nike Global Challenge in Portland, OR, August 2nd-5th

Other Events

AAU Nationals (10-U), Orlando, FL, Aug. 2-9
Eastern Invitational Camp IV, Stroudsburg, PA, Aug. 17-21
Eastern Invitational Specialized Position Camp, PA, Aug 22-25
Five-Star Honesdale II,   Bryn Mawr PA, August 24-29
Five-Star Backcourt Camp, Honesdale,  PA, Aug. 30-Sept. 2
NY Slam Fest, Hofstra Univ.,  Hempstead, NY, Sept. 7-9

Sept.9-Oct.14, 2001
Contact Period

West Coast
Fullcourt Press Fall Hoops Classic, Lynwood, CA, September 14-16
adidas Double Pump Fall Premier Tournament, CSUDH & Lynwood
FullCourt Press Fall Showcase, Long Beach, CA, September 24

Other Events

New York Slam Fest at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, September 7-9
adidas Hoop Challenge, Yale University, New Haven, CT, September 14-16
Five-Star Hoop Classic, Staten Island, NY,   September 14-16
Future Stars Individual Shootout, Hattiesburg, MS, September 15
Charlie Weber Invitational, College Park, MD, September 21-23 
Future Stars Individual Shootout, Milwaukee, WI, September 22

Oct.15-Nov.**, 2001
Quiet Period

(Nov.** date not yet established)

West Coast Events

Other Events

Future Stars Shootout in Des Moines, IA, October 6th-8th

Nov. **--Mar.15, 2002
70 Evaluation Days

This is the "regular high school season;  the new recruiting calendar enlarges the high school evaluation period from 50 to 70 days, at the discretion of the evaluating school.  All other days are "quiet" days.

Mar.16-22, 2002
Contact Period

 

Mar. 23-27, 2002
Quiet Period

 

Mar. 28-Apr. 2, 2002
Dead Period

 

Apr. 3-7, 2002
Contact Period

 

Apr.8-11, 2002
Dead Period

 

Apr. 18-Sept. 8, 2002
Quiet Period

Note: The NCAA 2002 Recruiting Calendar does not delineate any contact periods for summer of 2002 yet.  The actual bylaw delineating the recruiting periods for 2002 are set forth in NCAA Bylaw 30.11.1.  While the NCAA website declares that April 18-Sepatember 8, 2002 is a "Quiet Period" the actual Bylaw language does not so declare.  It is presently silent with regard to the summer of 2002. 

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