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 -
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(17-8), Pool Champion Adidas May Classic = May 8-10th Nike Super 16 = May 15-17th States/National Qualifier = May 29-31st 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(13-9) Cardinal Classic = May 8-10th Nike Super 16 = May 15-17th States/National Qualifier = May 29-31st Adidas Invitational = July 8-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Louisville or Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: * Nick Thompson - 6'7/PF-C Dublin Coffman 4.3GPA/34ACT * Ryan Menapace - 6'5/PF Westerville Central 4.62GPA * Coy Kitchen - 6'2/G-F Lancaster 3.8GPA/ * Antonio McGary - 5'11/PG Hilliard Darby * Austin Springer - 6'2/G-F Mount Vernon Deonte Henderson - 5'10/PG Toledo Start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LbAfwCEeJQ Cam Logwood - 6'3/F Urbana Mark Milholland - 6'4/F Marysville Charles Aden - 6'2/F-G Harvest Prep Jack Kaufman - 6'2/G-F Gahanna Lincoln Jeremiah Fair-Harris - 5'8/PG Centennial
HIDDEN GEMS 17U WHITE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 1-3 Buckeye Prep Invitational = 0-3 (Lancaster)Gale Hoop Classic = 1-2 Adidas Hoops Challenge = 0-3 Tyger Basketball Challenge = 3-2, Final 4 Cardinal Classic = May 8-10th Nike Super 16 = May 15-17th Tri-Village Classic = May 29-31st MYT Nationals = July 11-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: * Dmitri Warner - 5'7/PG Centennial 3.5GPA/26ACT * Matt Gierhart - 6'3/F-G Worthington Kilbourne * Jack Campbell - 6'3/F Thomas Worthington * Ramone McCorry - 5'11/PG Gahanna Lincoln Chase Huffer - 6'7/PF-C Canal Winchester Kamron Block - 6'5/PF Thomas Worthington Nash Wilson - 6'4/PF-C Lancaster Bryce Johnson - 6'3/G-F Pickerington North Corey Cesaro - 5'8/PG Centennial 3.0GPA/24ACT TBD
HIDDEN GEMS 17U GREY
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 0-2 Buckeye Prep = 0-4 National Club Challenge = 1-3 Adidas Hoops Challenge = 0-3 Elite Basketball Classic = 1-3 Cardinal Classic = May 8-10th Super 16 = May 15-17th Tri-Villiage Classic = May 29-31st MYT Nationals = July 11-12th Adidas All-In Classic = July 17-19th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 23-26th
ROSTER: * Matt Carpenter - 6'4/F Marysville * Colton Kashner - 6'10/C New Albany * Seth Miles - 6'9/C Canal Winchester * Shawn Fullen - 5'9/G Centennial * Jacob Walker - 5'11/G Olentangy Jake Bourget - 5'10/G Delaware Hayes Jaylon Smith - 5'8/G Centennial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0zF1-aR7HY&feature=youtu.be Chaz Caldwell - 6'1/PF Eastmoor BJ Hamilton - 6'6/PF-C Pickerington North Braden Young - 6'1/G-F New Philadelphia
HIDDEN GEMS 17U SILVER
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 2-3 Buckeye Prep = 1-4 Capital City HoopFest = 0-4 Marion Basketball Challenge = 1-3 Elite Bball Classic = 1-2 May Day Classic = May 8-10th Super 16 = May 15-17th Ohio Varsity Basketball Classic = May 22nd-24th
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(21-4), Pool Champion, Gold Championship Game Nike Super 16 = May 15-17th Gym Rats Memorial RunNSlam = May 22-24th 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(15-9) Adidas May Classic = May 8-10th Nike Super 16 = May 15-17th States/National Qualifier = May 29-31st 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 * Jacob Montgomery - 6'8/PF-C Thomas Worthington * Travon Brown - 6'5/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 * Aaron Lachley - 5'11/G Heath * Kobe Webber - 5'10/G Newark * Eric Staib - 5'7/PG Gahanna Lincoln
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(12-9) Cardinal Classic = May 8-10th Super 16 = May 15-17th Tri-Villiage Classic = May 29-31st 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 Ryan Alexander - 6'3/G-F Columbus Academy Alex Kelso - 6'4/PF Zanesville Grant Hartman - 6'4/PF Grandview Savon * Brett Bates - 6'4/PF Columbus Academy
HIDDEN GEMS 16U GREY
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 0-3 Buckeye Prep = 0-3 Nike Cup = 1-3 Marion Basketball Challenge = 1-2 Dirty Dozen Classic = 2-1 Cardinal Classic = May 8-10th Super 16 = May 15-17th Tri-Villiage Classic = May 29-31st
ROSTER: * Clay Shoemaker - 6'2/G Grove City * 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 * Quintin Caine-Jeffers - 5'11/G Reynoldsburg * Mitchell Naim - 6'0/G Worthington Christian * ______ 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 = April 24-26th Elite Bball Classic = May 1-3rd Cardinal Classic = May 8-10th Nike Super 16 = May 15-17th Cedar Point = May 22nd-24th 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 Jeremiah Green - 6'2/F Columbus South Dashn White - 6'3/F Columbus South Darius Butler - 6'1/G Reynoldsburg Dominique Mattox - 6'5/C Hartley Caleb Kull - 5'8/G Lancaster Jelani Simmons - /G Beechcroft _______ - _'_/C Africentric _______ - _'_/G Africentric TBD
HIDDEN GEMS 15U ORANGE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 1-3 Buckeye Prep = 0-3 Capital City HoopFest = Marion Basketball Challenge = Bring Your Game = May 2-3rd Eddie Guice Memorial Classic = May 8-10th Central Ohio Bball Classic = May 15-17th Cedar Point = May 22-24th
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 TJ Castle - 6'1/F Whetstone 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
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