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 D1 Nationals in Louisville 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 and subject-specific assistance.
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: Teams will be responsible for room fees for coaches who do not have a child on the team.
AAU Gear Package: 4-12 Top Quality Tourneys, 2 Practices per week, 1 Reversible Uniform, T-Shirt, Full SweatSuit, Gym Sack, Hidden Gems Socks(2 Pair), + 35% off Team Shoe Options.
HIDDEN GEMS AAUSTAFF
DIRECTORS: AAU Program Director: Lucius Jones AAU Program Vice President: Kevin Brooks Director of Basketball Operations: Marvin King H.S. Director: Justin Brown Grade School Director: Ed Thompson Director of Compliance: Chris Blakely Director of Recruiting: Kevin Brooks Director of Quality Assurance: Jeff Davis Asst Director of Quality Assurance: Kyrem Massey Special Advisory Executive Director: Victor Dandridge
PRACTICE & COACHING INFORMATION
2016 COACHING STAFF: 17u Black Coach: Chris Joseph & Brian Burrier 17u NorthWest Coach: Kevin Brooks & 17u Orange Coach: Mwana Parham & Craig Shoemaker 17u East Coach: JR Shumate 17u White Coach: Jeff Hartman 16u Black Coach: Jeff Givens 16u Orange Coach: Jason Brown, Eric Locklear, Kyrem Massey 16u White Coach: Quintin Aden 15u Black Coach: Ed Thompson 15u Orange Coach: Rob Matthews, Dan Warner, Tom Helbig, Steve Cesaro 15u White Coach: Matt Selby, Jay Hazelbaker
Shooting Coach: Jerry Shumate Special Advisor: Dave Gump
PRACTICE SITES: Waggoner Middle School - 340 Waggoner Rd Centennial High School - 1441 Bethel Rd Dublin Jerome High School - 8300 Hyland Croy Rd Columbus State CC - 550 E. Spring St
PRACTICE SCHEDULE(MAY 31st-JUNE 24th SCHEDULE):
HIDDEN GEMS 17U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 3-2 Nike Cup = 3-1, Pool Champion Circle City Shootout = 4-1, Pool Champion, Tournament Runner-Up King James = 4-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Gold Bracket Spiece RunNSlam = 3-1, Pool Champion Hidden Gems Gemboree = 4-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Super 16 = 2-2 Hidden Gems Invitational = 4-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Adidas Invitational = 4-1, Pool Champion Nike Championship = 4-2, Tournament Runner-Up Ft Wayne Nationals = 4-1(39-13), Pool Champion
ROSTER: * Nick Muszynski - 6'11/C St Charles 3.1GPA/27ACT = Prep Spotlight #5C in Ohio, 270Hoops #4 Overall in Central District, TDP #6C in Ohio OFFERS - Wright St, UNC Ashville, Niagara, Air Force: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewqfpeNXDc * Nathan Lessing - 6'2/G Fairlawn 4.0GPA/24ACT * Braden Budd - 6'1/G St Charles 3.95GPA/28ACT = 270Hoops #22 Overall in Central District https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47BNNJMXyc * Justin Carter - 6'3/G-F Newark 3.0GPA/21ACT = 270Hoops #24 Overall in Central District * Josh Daman - 6'6/PF Marysville 3.9GPA/28ACT * Kyle Burrier - 6'3/G-F Dublin Jerome * Jay Joseph - 6'4/F-G Worthington Christian = MT VERNON NAZARENE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om32hhiLYcQ * JJ Cooper - 6'5/F Reynoldsburg 3.8GPA/22ACT = * Tommy McDonald - 6'4/F New Albany 3.6GPA/24ACT * Jordan Nash - 6'0/G New Albany
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 5-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Nike Cup = 0-4 Midwest Elite College Showcase = 2-2 Pickerington Classic = 2-1, Pool Champion Adidas FastBreak Fest = 3-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Gold Bracket Cardinal Classic = 5-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Hidden Gems Gemboree = 0-3 Super 16 = 1-2 States/National Qualifier = 1-2 Hidden Gems Invitational = 1-2 MYT Nationals = 7-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Adidas All-In Classic = 1-3 Ft Wayne Nationals = 3-2(31-22)
ROSTER: * Kyle Matoszkia - 6'6/F Johnstown = 270Hoops #33 Overall in Central District * Ryan Alexander - 6'5/G-F Columbus Academy = 270Hoops #30 Overall in Central District * Shawn Parker - 7'0/C Watterson _._GPA/29ACT * Malik Sammons - 6'3/G-F Westerville North 3.7GPA/27ACT OFFERS: Glenville St * Kyle Gillman - 6'5/F-G Pickerington North 3.6GPA/23ACT * Clay Shoemaker - 6'2/G Grove City Christian 3.0GPA/19ACT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wXIupBCoMU&feature=youtu.be * Austin Preston - 6'2/G-F Adena * Zion Parham - 6'1/G Eastmoor * Bruelle Thompson - 6'3/F-G South
HIDDEN GEMS 17U EAST
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 2-2 Nike Cup = 2-2 Kentucky JamFest = 3-1, Pool Champion King James = 4-2, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Bronze Bracket Adidas May Classic = 2-2 Hidden Gems Gemboree = 0-4 Super 16 = 3-2(16-15)
ROSTER: * Jakim Murphy - _'_/G-F Newark * Cameron Barron - 6'4/F-G Olentangy Orange * Jake Garrison - 6'4/F Westerville South * Jay Shumate(Soph) - 6'4/G-F Newark * Dre Norman - Morgan * Justin Cork - _'_/G-F Meadowbrook http://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recruiting/oh/byesville/meadowbrook-high-school/justin-cork * Logan Wolverton - _'_/PG Meadowbrook * Cole Mayle - _'_/_ Morgan * Daniel Hatfield - 6'3/G-F Northridge * Jayden Turner - 6'1/G Worth Christian = 270 Hoops #45 Overall in Central District * Tyler May -
HIDDEN GEMS 17U WHITE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 1-3 Nike Cup = 1-3 Gale Hoop Classic = 4-1, D2 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS Pickerington Classic = 5-0,Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Midwest Shootout = 2-1, Pool Champion May Day Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Hidden Gems Gemboree = 2-2 Super 16 = 3-3, Silver Final 4 Ohio Varsity Classic = 3-2 Hidden Gems Invitational = 0-3 MYT Nationals = 3-2(27-20)
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 5-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Nike Cup = 2-2, Pool Champion Kentucky Hoopfest = 3-1, Pool Champion King James = 5-1, Pool Champion, Tournament Runner-Up Gold Bracket Championship Game Gold Bracket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiX7m25iMXw&feature=share Spiece RunNSlam = 2-2 Adidas May Classic = 2-2 Hidden Gems Gemboree = 6-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Super 16 = 3-2 States/National Qualifier = 2-2 Orlando D1 Nationals = 1-3(31-15) Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th
ROSTER: * Logan Swackhammer - 6'2/PG Chillicothe Unioto 4.0GPA/_ ACT = Prep Spotlight #18G in Ohio, TDP #11 PG in Ohio http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4926914/logan-swackhammer * Cameron Brooks-Harris - 6'6/F Lakewood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiX7m25iMXw&feature=share * Colin Woodside - 6'6/PF-C Fairfield Union 3._GPA/_ACT = Prep Spotlight #10C in Ohio * Mike Woods - 6'4/G-F Central Crossing 270Hoops #40 Overall in Central District * Craig Burt - 6'5/F Centennial 270Hoops #41 Overall in Central District * Jaedyn Carter - 5'10/PG Thomas Worthington 270Hoops #30 Overall in Central District https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t4-7gwnQyE * Isaiah Hairston - 6'4/F Eastmoor = TDP #11 PF in Ohio, 270Hoops #36 Overall in Central District * Lucas Thompson - 6'4/F Fairfield Union * Darby Tyree - 6'7/F Miami Trace * Brandon Kennedy - 6'1/G Chillicothe Unioto 4.1GPA * Lamonte Powell - 5'8/PG Northland
HIDDEN GEMS 16U ORANGE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 3-1, Pool Champion Wildcat Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion Circle City Shootout = 2-1, Pool Champion King James = 1-3 Spiece RunNSlam = 5-3, Tournament Runner-Up Silver Bracket Cardinal Classic = 2-1 Hidden Gems Gemboree = 2-3 Super 16 = 2-3 States/National Qualifier = 0-4 Hidden Gems Invitational = 3-1, Pool Champion, Tournament Runner-Up MYT Nationals = 3-1, Pool Champion Orlando D2 Nationals = 6-2(32-24), 6th Place in D2 Nationals Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th
ROSTER: * Guy Schmidt - 5'9/PG Grandview Heights * Alexander Benseler - 6'4/F New Albany * Bryce Todd - 6'2/G St Charles * Carson Carter - 6'3/F-G Johnstown * Gicobi Massey - 6'1/G Eastmoor Jeremiah Green - 6'2/F South Faison Tucker - 6'4/G Linden Major Lowe - 5'8/PG Hartley Grandview Alexander Adams - 6'6/F Oregon Cardinal Stritch(July Only) TBD POST
HIDDEN GEMS 16U WHITE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 0-4 Wildcat Classic = 1-2 Gale Hoop Classic = 1-2, Pool Champion Elite Bball = 1-3 May Day Classic = 2-2 Hidden Gems Gemboree = 1-2 Midwest Classic = 3-2, Pool Champion, Tournament Runner-Up Hidden Gems Invitational = 1-3 MYT Nationals = 2-3 Adidas All-In Classic = 1-3 Ft Wayne Nationals = 3-2
ROSTER: * Collin Barteau - 6'0/G Mt Vernon * Julius Mallory - 5'11/PG Thomas Worthington * Jah Bennett - 6'7/C Africentric * Riley Peters - /G Grove City Christian * Wesley Williams - 6'4/F-G Thomas Worthington * Evan Whitaker - 6'5/PF-C Grove City * Nic Miller - 6'2/F Central Crossing * Jack Dawson - _'_/_ New Albany * Noah Brechbuler - 5'11/G Dublin Scioto * Sean Tyson - 5'8/PG Centennial * Isaiah Cumberland - 6'_/F ________
HIDDEN GEMS 15U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 5-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Nike Cup = 2-2, Pool Champion Kentucky Hoopfest = 4-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Gold Bracket Adidas Challenge = 4-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 Gold Bracket Spiece RunNSlam = 3-1, Pool Champion Hidden Gems Gemboree = 5-1, Tournament Runner-Up Super 16 = 0-3 Tri-Village = 6-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Hidden Gems Invitational = 2-2 Adidas Invitational = 4-3, Silver TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Adidas All-In Classic = 0-3 Ft Wayne Nationals = 4-1(39-18), Pool Champion
ROSTER: * Treohn Watkins - 5'10/PG South = Prep Spotlight Top 75 Overall in Ohio, 270Hoops #8 Overall in Central District https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cooPAEC4mTs * D'Amonte Jones - 6'7/PF-C Linden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyQoOhnwYw0&feature=youtu.be * Jack Clement - 5'10/PG Bellefontaine * Cade Canter - 6'4/PF Ready * Sheridan O'Neal - 6'3/F Lima Shawnee * EJ Thompson - 5'6/PG Harvest Prep * Nakhi Taylor - 6'1/F-G Groveport * Antonio Green - 5'8/PG Pickerington Central * Nolan Robson - 6'4/F Ben Logan * Myles Martinez - 6'5/PF-C Centennial
HIDDEN GEMS 15U ORANGE
SCHEDULE: Hidden Gems HoopFest = 2-2 Wildcat Classic = 0-3 Midwest Elite College Showcase = 0-4 Marion B-ball Challenge = 3-1, Pool Champion, Tournament Runner-Up Elite Classic = 4-2, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Shootout Bracket May Day Classic = 3-2, Tournament Runner-Up Hidden Gems Gemboree = 0-3 Super 16 = 1-2 Hidden Gems Invitational = 0-3 MYT Nationals = 2-3 Nike Championship = 1-3 Summer Sizzla Showcase = July 23-24th