Hidden Gems AAU will provide a competitive schedule that will include most the big name tournaments in Ohio and surrounding states. Top teams will travel to AAU Nationals in Florida as well.
A respectable coaching staff is in place full of Varsity Level H.S. Coaches from successful programs within Central Ohio. Many of the coaches have played College and Professional Basketball, which allows them to teach from first-hand experiences.
Also our Academic Advisor will be available for summer ACT/SAT Preparation. As always with any Hidden Gems endeavor, "Exposure & Improvement" will be a priority.
All sales are final as we provide and expect 100% loyalty on both sides as we move toward our common goals of exposure & improvement.
Half Price Hidden Gems College Placement & Personal Training, and guaranteed invite & discount into the Hidden Gems Showcases are added bonuses to all involved players within the organization.
Travel Costs are estimated at $50.00 per weekend, per kid. Teams stay in Choice Hotels with Continental Breakfast & indoor swimming pools.
Hidden Gems AAU teams will be given: 7-13 Top Quality Tourneys, 2 Practices per tournament week, Quality Uniform, Practice Jersey, 2 Orange T-Shirts, Hoodie, Gym Bag, Gym Sack.
HIDDEN GEMS AAU STAFF
DIRECTORS: AAU Program Director: Lucius Jones AAU Program Vice President: Kevin Brooks H.S. Director: Justin Brown Grade School Director: Ed Thompson Director of Compliance: Jeff Davis V.P. of Compliance: Chris Blakley Director of Recruiting: Kevin Brooks V.P. of Recruiting: Jeff Davis Directors of Quality Assurance: Marvin King & Keith Wilson Directors of Travel: Marilyn Makiewicz & Frank Grace
PRACTICE & COACHING INFORMATION
2013 COACHING STAFF: 17u Black Coach: Zac Krauss & Justin Brown 17u Orange Coach: Brandon Hoke 17u White Coach: Rob Matthews & Marvin King 17u Grey Coach: Alex Buchholz 16u Black Coach: Kyrem Massey & Lance Leslie 16u Orange Coach: Nick Tillman 16u White Coach: John Dinkins & Mr Campbell 15u Black Coach: Kevin Brooks & Keith Wilson 15u Orange Coach: Mike Ensminger & Jeff Davis 15u White Coach: Vanwert McGee & Steve Cesaro 15u Grey Coach: Eric Pothoven & Mark Greiwe 15u Gold Coach: Brett Lawrence
PRACTICE SITES: Thomas Worthington H.S. - 300 W.Dublin Granville Waggoner Middle - 340 Waggoner Rd Kilbourne M.S. - 50 E.Dublin Granville Lazelle Woods Rec Ctr - 8140 Sancus Blvd Medina M.S. - 1425 Huy Rd Columbus Humanities Arts & Technology School - 1333 Morse Rd Dodge Rec - 667 Sullivant Ave Grove City - 3703 Broadway
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 4-2, Final 4 Top Division O.B.B.L. - Cincinnati = 2-1 Pitt JamFest = 2-2, King James = 2-2, Final 4 Bronze RunNSlam = 1-3 O.B.B.L. - Cleveland/Canton = 4-3 Super 16 = May 17-19 States = May 31-June 2 O.B.B.L. - Columbus = July 6-7 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Best of the Midwest = July 18-21 Orlando Nationals = July 23-29
ROSTER: Robert Jones - 6'7/PF Mansfield Senior = Prep Spotlight #12PF & TDP #10PF in Ohio #3 Geoff Beans - 6'7/F Toledo Ottawa Hills 3.6GPA/ = Prep Spotlight #6PF & TDP #8PF in Ohio #30 Anthony Glover - 6'2/G Toledo St John's 3.7GPA/ = Prep Spotlight #21SG & TDP #16SG in Ohio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkve2_IutgE&list=PL9018DA5FB5C04385&index=125 #43 Brandon Manley - 6'5/PF Bloom Carroll = Prep Spotlight #_PF & TDP #6C in Ohio #1 Manny Powell - 5'8/PG Gahanna Lincoln = Prep Spotlight #19PG & TDP #17PG in Ohio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW913qPd-FI #13 Dymiere Finch - 6'2/G Walnut Ridge 3.4GPA = Prep Spotlight #20PG & TDP #15 PG in Ohio #24 Nate Jameson - 6'5/F Eastmoor 3.5GPA/ #Ranked F in Ohio #5 Chris Byrd - 6'2/SG Columbus South #Ranked G in Ohio #33 Alex Stevens - 6'8/PF-C Delaware Hayes 3.8GPA & 25ACT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueHaA1-RoCM TBD
Hidden Gems - 17u/Orange
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = Pool Champion, 3-1 Elite 8 O.B.B.L. - Cincinnati = Pitt JamFest = 1-2 Adidas Hoops Challenge = 1-3 RunNSlam = O.B.B.L. Cleveland/Canton = May 11-12 Super 16 = May 17-19 States = May 31-June 2 O.B.B.L. - Columbus = July 6-7 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Best of the Midwest = July 18-21 Orlando Nationals = July 23-29
ROSTER: # Wesley Harris - 6'0/PG Montrose Christian Academy #3 Mario Davison - 5'11/PG Mansfield Senior #Ranked G in Ohio 2.7GPA/19ACT #0 Christian Grider - 6'5/F Indian Lake 4.0/GPA/26ACT #14 Jack Parsley - 6'6/PF Granville 3.5GPA/28ACT #40 Ryan Evans - 6'5/PF Marysville 3.7GPA/26ACT #8 Akil Cornish - 6'2/G-F Africentric #4 Jameel Butts - 5'8/PG Mansfield Senior #21 Eli Ketron - 6'5/F Northridge #2 Tyrrell Stewart - 6'3/G-F Thomas Worthington http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00DuGqbRk0 # Caleb Walker - 6'3/F Gahanna Christian
Hidden Gems - 17u/White
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = Nike Cup = 3-2, Silver Championship Game Adidas Hoops Challenge = 3-3, Final 4 Thomas Worthington Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion Super 16 = May 17-19 Gym Rats Summer Classic = June 1-2 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Best of the Midwest = July 18-21 Ft Wayne Nationals = July 25-28
ROSTER: #45 Jahmal Hughes - 5'8/G Eastmoor 3.7GPA/21ACT #Ranked G in Ohio # Cameron Mack - 6'4/F Ontario # Gyasi Gyamerah - 5'11/G Centennial # Shamonty Clark-Manning - 6'5/PF Eastmoor # Keith Scowden - 6'5/C Gahanna Lincoln # Logan Roston - 6'2/G Marysville # Travis Ashcraft - 6'8/C Westland # Sean Blackburn - 5'10/PG Harvest Prep # Payne Meadows - 6'0/PG South Point # Malik Moses - 6'0/F Whetstone TBD FORWARD or POST TBD
Hidden Gems - 17u/Grey
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 1-3 National Club Challenge = 1-2 King James = 1-2 Falcon Classic = Thomas Worthington = 4-1, Tournament Champion Silver Bracket Super 16 = May 17-19 Memorial Run N Slam = May 24-26 Gym Rats Summer Classic = June 1-2 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14
ROSTER: Grant Sinn 6'2/SG Canterbury H.S. #Highly Ranked G in Indiana Lee Holderman - 5'10/G Riverdale Parker Ernsthausen - 6'7/ PF-C Toledo St Johns Michael Blunk - 6'4/C Arlington Kaleb Cashen - 6'6/PF Norwalk Terrell Clark - 6'0 PG Holgate Austin Buchholz - 6'5/PF Holgate(Soph) TBD POST TBD POST or FORWARD TBD
Hidden Gems - 16u/Black
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 2-2, Final 4 Top Division O.B.B.L. - Cincinnati = Pitt JamFest = 2-1 Adidas Hoops Challenge = 1-2 RunNSlam = May 3-5 O.B.B.L. - Cleveland/Canton = May 11-12 Super 16 = May 17-19 States = May 31-June 2 O.B.B.L. - Columbus = July 6-7 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Best of the MidWest = July 18-21 Orlando Nationals = July 22-28
ROSTER: #32 David Dunnigan - 6'7/PF Cleveland Midpark = Prep Spotlight #7PF & TDP #8PF in Ohio #45 Matt Dwane - 6'6/C Central Crossing = Prep Spotlight #14PF & TDP #14C in Ohio #24 Nicholas Bapst - 6'3/SG Grove City = TDP #14SG in Ohio & HM Prep Spotlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN_URiDsVrA #2 Chase Brown - 5'8/PG Whetstone = TDP #17PG in Ohio & HM Prep Spotlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKauYHiboXk #35 DaJon Moore - 6'3/G Pickerington North #Ranked G in Ohio #3 Jalon Lewis - 5'9/PG Eastmoor = HM Prep Spotlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htWEUx2IQKg #8 Drew Bapst - 6'3/G Grove City #33 Nick Veal - 6'3/G-F Thomas Worthington # Hasan Verance - 6'6/PF-C Linden McKinley * Major Henry - 6'3/F Lakewood
Hidden Gems - 16u/Orange
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 3-2, Final 4 O.B.B.L. - Cincinnati = Pitt JamFest = 2-2 King James = 1-2 RunNSlam = O.B.B.L. - Cleveland/Canton = May 11-12 Super 16 = May 17-19 States = June 1-2 O.B.B.L. - Columbus = July 6-7 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Best of the MidWest = July 18-21 Orlando Nationals = July 23-29
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 1-2 Pickerington Classic = 1-2 Gale Hoop Classic = 1-2 Adidas Hoops Challenge = 1-2 Thomas Worthington = May 10-12 Super 16 = May 17-19 Gym Rats Summer Classic = June 1-2 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Ft Wayne Nationals = July 25-28
ROSTER: Caleb Harris - 6'1/SG Montrose Christian Academy Tarik Sapp - 6'1/G Thomas Worthington Quinnten Mccomas - 6'2/G-F Marion Harding Austin Schaub - 5'11/PG New Albany Cameron Senek - 5'10/G-F Thomas Worthington Sam Maglicic - 6'2/F Watterson Ben Allison - 6'4/PF-C Columbus Academy Camden Taylor - 5'7/G Eastmoor John Thomas Yates - 6'0/G-F Gahanna Lincoln Ashton Sellers 6'4/F Westerville Central TBD FORWARD or POST
Hidden Gems - 15u/Black
SCHEDULE: Nike GrassRoots = Buckeye Prep = 2-2 O.B.B.L. - 3-2 Pitt JamFest = King James = 2-2 RunNSlam = 4-3, Final 4 Silver Bracket O.B.B.L. - Cleveland/Canton = 1-4 Super 16 = May 17-19 All Ohio/MidWest Future Stars = May 24-26 States = May 31-June 2 O.B.B.L. - Columbus = July 6-7 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Best of the MidWest = July 18-21 Ft Wayne Nationals = July 25-28
ROSTER: Lepear Toles - 6'4/G Canton Timken #Top 10 in Ohio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIUE-64GrCU Cameron Copeland - /PG Toledo St Johns Kam Miller - 6'4/G-F Gahanna Lincoln Josh Moyler - 6'3/F Columbus DeSales Ethan Guice - 6'6/PF-C Whitehall Luke Mayer - 6'5/C Hillard Davidson Warren Yates - 5'11/G Gahanna Lincoln #Top 30 in Ohio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybGfpd87RI Brandon Burks - 6'1/G-F Pickerington Central Rian Anderson - 6'0/PG Bishop Hartley Lorenzo Haynes - 5'11/PG The Wellington School Tanner Cowgill - 6'4/PF Thomas Worthington J.C. Jordan - 6'2/F Norwalk
Hidden Gems - 15u/Orange
SCHEDULE: OYB States = Pool Champion 3-1 O.B.B.L. - Cincinnati = 1-4 Gale Hoop Classic = 4-2, D3 Tournament Champion Adidas Hoops Challenge = 3-2, Silver Championship Game May Classic = 3-0, Tournament Champion O.B.B.L. - Cleveland/Canton = 2-3 Super 16 = May 17-19 Gym Rats Summer Classic = May 31-June 2 O.B.B.L. - Columbus = July 6-7 Hoosier Shootout = July 10-14 Ft Wayne Nationals = July 25-28
ROSTER: Max Huber - 6'3/G Hilliard Davidson Cam Logwood - 6'2/F-G Dublin Scioto Kris Goodman - 6'0/G Dublin Coffman Marshawn Smith - 6'3/PF Northland Zach Henderson - 6'3/PF Thomas Worthington Joe Davis - 5'8/PG Thomas Worthington Jak Klisares - 6'2/F-G Upper Arlington Brennan Davis - 6'4/F-G Dublin Jerome Nathan Shirley - 6'1/G Tipp City Christian Taylor - 6'3/F Pickerington Central Tayron Washington - 6'2/F Hartley * Mason Mooney - 5'8/PG Dublin Scioto
Hidden Gems - 15u/White
SCHEDULE: Cougar Classic = 2-2 3rd Place Finish OYB State Championship = Pickerington Classic = USA Sports Academy Classic = King James = Thomas Worthington = May 10-12 Ashland U Classic - May 17-19 Tri-Villiage Classic = June 1-2
ROSTER: Brandon Chapman - 6'5/C Grove City Jaret Gerber 5'7/PG Thomas Worthington Sam Saxton - 6'0/G Grove City Angelo Moore - 6'1/F Centennial Mason Shimmel - 6'0/G-F Central Crossing Blake Luebben - 6'3/F Central Crossing Corey Cesaro - 5'8/PG Centennial Onno - 6'0/G-F Upper Arlington Taylor Peterson - 6'4/PF Marion Harding Tylar Willis - 5'10/G Canal Winchester Seth Miles - 6'4/C Canal Winchester
Hidden Gems - 15u/Grey
SCHEDULE: OYB.com Classic = 1-3 Buckeye Prep = 1-3 Pickerington Classic = 3-2, D3 Tournament Champion Newark Classic = 3-1, Pool Champions Buckeye Championships = 2-2, Pool Champion/Championship Game Thomas Worthington = 4-1, D2 Tournament Champion Super 16 = May 17-19 Tri-Villiage Classic = June 1-2
ROSTER: Ryan Menapace 6'4/F Westerville Central Aaron Thompson 5'11/G Toledo St Johns Reece Partridge 5'11/PG Dublin Coffman Drew Dilger - 6'0/G Granville Nick Pothoven 6'1/G Dublin Scioto Jason Greiwe 5'11/SF Dublin Scioto Jacob Alexander - 6'1/G Granville Kamron Block 6'4/PF Thomas Worthington Nick Thompson 6'5/C Dublin Coffman Cole Heilman 5'9/PG Bexley
Hidden Gems - 15u/Gold
SCHEDULE: OYB State Championship = Pickerington Classic = 1-2 USA Sports Academy Classic = 1-2 Newark Classic = Thomas Worthington = May 10-12 Kings Island or Cedar Point = May 24-26 Tri-Villiage Classic = June 1-2
ROSTER: Christian Hooks 6'4/PF Adena Cameron Lawrence - 5'11/G Columbus Academy Jake Weirick - 5'9/PG Worthington Kilbourne Brian Johnson - 6'1/F-G Dublin Scioto Jack Campbell 6'1/PF Thomas Worthington Atticus Lee - 5'8/G Columbus Academy Zack Hoban - 6'1/G-F Olentangy Orange Chance LeHota - 5'11/G-F Thomas Worthington Seth Tighe - 5'10/F Westland