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 with no refunds 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 and guaranteed invite & discount into the Hidden Gems Showcases are added bonuses to all involved players within the organization.
Travel: Red Roof Inn is the Hidden Gems Basketball Hotel. Players & Parents all save 15% per room. Coaches rooms will be paid for by Hidden Gems for full teams that choose to stay in their team hotel. Teams that choose to stay in any other hotel will be responsible for 50-100% of the room fees for coaches.
Hidden Gems AAU teams will be given: 4-12 Top Quality Tourneys, 1-2 Practices per week, Under Armour Reversible Uniform, 3 T-Shirts(1 for Player & 2 for Parents), Small Duffel Bag, Sling/BackPack, Gym Sack, Hidden Gems Socks(2-3 Pair), + 35% off Team Shoe Options.
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: Chris Blakely Director of Recruiting: Kevin Brooks V.P. of Recruiting: Jeff Davis Director of Quality Assurance: Marvin King Special Advisory Executive Director: Victor Dandridge
PRACTICE & COACHING INFORMATION
2015 COACHING STAFF: 17u Black Coach: Eric Pothoven, Kevin Brooks, Nick Tillman 17u Orange Coach: Leonard "Butch" Henderson & John Davis 17u White Coach: Dan Warner & Steve Cesaro 17u Grey Coach: James Bourget, McShan Smith, Tom Miles 17u Silver Coach: Rob Matthews & Jerry Shumate 17u Navy Coach: Bill Little & Tom Kahler 16u Black Coach: Chris Joseph & __________ 16u Orange Coach: Joe Dennison & _________ 16u White Coach: Mwana Parham 16u Grey Coach: Craig Shoemaker & Rod Matlock 15u Black Coach: Jason Brown & Eric Locklear 15u Orange Coach: Monte Ward
Shooting Coach: Jerry Shumate Post Play Coach: Clay McGowen Special Advisor: Dave Gump
PRACTICE SITES: Waggoner Middle School - 340 Waggoner Rd J. Ashburn Youth Center - 85 Clarendon Ave Sawyer Recreation Center - 1056 Atcheson St Centennial High School -
PRACTICE SCHEDULE(Thursday, July 2nd thru Tuesday, July 21st at J.Ashburn Yth Ctr): 17u Black = Tues 630-8p 17u Orange = Thurs 630-8p 17u White = Thurs 8p-930p 17u Grey = Tues 8-930p 16u Orange = Tues 630-8p 16u White = Thurs 630-8p 16u Grey = Thurs 8-930p 15u Black = Tues 8-930p
HIDDEN GEMS 17U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 3-2, Final 4 Circle City = 5-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION National Club Challenge = 5-1, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION King James = 2-3, Final 4 Silver RunNSlam = 2-2, Pool Champion Adidas May Classic = 5-1, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION(Silver) Nike Super 16 = 2-2 States/National Qualifier = 2-2(26-13), AAU States 5th Place Finish Adidas Invitational = July 8-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Louisville D1 Nationals = July 21-26th
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 2-2 Buckeye Prep Invitational = 4-2, Tournament Runner-Up National Club Challenge = 3-1, Pool Champion King James = 2-2 Adidas Fast Break Fest = 2-2 Cardinal Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Nike Super 16 = 5-2, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION(Silver) States/National Qualifier = 1-2(22-14) Adidas Invitational = July 8-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: Carter Kinnaird Austin Gossett Cole Pirwitz Nick Kahler Matt Kinnaird Spencer Mitchell Anthony Little
HIDDEN GEMS 16U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 4-0, Pool Champion TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Buckeye Prep Invitational = 7-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION(2 17u Wins, 1 vs 17u Champ too) Nike Cup = 3-2(both to AO RED), Pool Champion, Gold Championship Game King James = 3-1, Pool Champion Adidas Fast Break Fest = 4-1, Pool Champion, Gold Championship Game Nike Super 16 = 3-2, Final 4 Gym Rats Memorial RunNSlam = 2-1(26-7), Pool Champion Adidas Invitational = July 8-12th Adidas All-In Classic or Eddie Ford = July 17-19th Ft Wayne D1 Nationals = July 23-26th
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 3-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Buckeye Prep Invitational = 2-2, Final 4 Nike Cup = 3-2, Gold Final 4 King James = 5-1, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION(Silver) RunNSlam = 2-3 Adidas May Classic = 3-2, Nike Super 16 = 3-3(21-14), Final 4 States/National Qualifier = ? Adidas Invitational = July 8-12th Adidas All-In Classic - July 17-19th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: * Nick Muszynski - 6'9/PF-C St Charles * Tavon Brown - 6'6/F St Charles * Josh Daman - 6'6/F Marysville * Jake Garrison - 6'4/G-F Westerville South * Cameron Barron - 6'4/G-F Olentangy Orange * Hunter Dennison - 5'10/PG Newark * Kobe Webber - 5'10/G Newark TBD POST or FORWARD TBD
HIDDEN GEMS 16U WHITE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 2-2, Final 4 Buckeye Prep = 2-2, Final 4 National Club Challenge = 2-2 Adidas Hoops Challenge = 3-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Gold Elite Basketball Classic = 3-2 Cardinal Classic = 4-1, Pool Champion, Tournament Runner-Up Super 16 = 0-4 States/National Qualifier = 2-3(17-16), Pool Champion, 5th Place Finish MYT Nationals = July 11-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: * Nathan Lessing - 6'1/G Fairlawn * Zion Parham - 6'1/G Eastmoor * Matthew Zolkin - 6'7/C Westerville South * Austin Preston - 6'2/G-F Adena * Connor Dawson - 6'2/G-F Bluffton * Grant Hartman - 6'4/PF Grandview * Savon ______ - _'_/G _________ Ryan Alexander - 6'3/G-F Columbus Academy Alex Kelso - 6'4/PF Zanesville Caleb Wears - _'_/_ ____________
HIDDEN GEMS 16U GREY
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = Buckeye Prep = Nike Cup = 1-3 Marion Basketball Challenge = 1-2 Dirty Dozen Classic = 2-1, Pool Champion Cardinal Classic = 2-1, Pool Champion Super 16 = Tri-Villiage Classic = 3-2, Championship Game
ROSTER: * Clay Shoemaker - 6'2/G Grove City Christian * Kyle Gillman - 6'4/G-F Pickerington North * Kyle Matoszkia - 6'5/F Johnstown * Isaiah Dewberry - 6'4/F Grove City * Luke Phillips - 6'2/F Pickerington North * Quenton Caine-Jeffers - 5'11/G Reynoldsburg * Mitchell Naim - 6'0/G Worthington Christian * Konner Dorsey - 6'4/PF Dublin Coffman
HIDDEN GEMS 15U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 3-2, Gold Championship Game Buckeye Prep = 1-2 Nike Cup = 2-3, Silver Championship Game King James = 0-4 Elite Bball Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion Cardinal Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion Nike Super 16 = ? Cedar Point = ? MYT Nationals = July 11-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: * Itika Wynn - 5'10/PG Mifflin * Alexander Benseler - 6'3/F New Albany * Jah Bennett - 6'6/C Africentric * Dominique Mattox - 6'5/C Hartley * Caleb Kull - 5'8/G Lancaster Jeremiah Green - 6'2/F Columbus South Jelani Simmons - 6'1/G Beechcroft Dashn White - 6'3/F Columbus South Darius Butler - 6'1/G Reynoldsburg ______ Tucker - _'_/G ________ Lucas _____ - _'_/G _________
HIDDEN GEMS 15U ORANGE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 1-3 Buckeye Prep = 0-3 Capital City HoopFest = 3-2, Final 4 Marion Basketball Challenge = 4-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Bring Your Game = 4-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Eddie Guice Memorial Classic = 0-3 Central Ohio Bball Classic = 3-1(15-13), Pool Champion, Final 4 Cedar Point = ?
ROSTER: * Ray Walker - 5'10/ Whetstone * Treauhn Williams 6'3/C Reynoldsburg * Camron Carter - 5'10/G Miami Trace HS * Wesley Williams - 5'11/SG Thomas Worthington * Evan Whitaker 6'4/PF Grove City * Collin Barteau - 5'11/G Mt Vernon * Dominic Reiner - 5'10/ Grove City * Juan Woods - 5'9/G Pickerington Central * Kaden Daniels - 6'0/ Mt Vernon * Michael Cochran - 5'9/G Columbus South * Tariq Green - 6'1/F Columbus South TJ Castle - 6'1/F Whetstone
Hidden Gems - 2015 15u-17u Prospects
Pierce Mowery - 6'2/G Zane Trace Steve Whinham - /G Grove City Christian
Carter Grooms - 6'4/F Grove City Joshua Douglas - 6'1/G Westland Will Hollingsworth - 5'9/G Olentangy Liberty Teddy Parsley - 6'0/Soph Granville Jackson Szabo - 5'10/PG Thomas Worthington
Isaiah Mullens Jacob Dyson Nolan Ansara Braden Donges Luke Wang TWHS Seth Karn 6'3 Grant Cross TWHS Grant Simon Troy Miller TWHS