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 teams that choose to stay in their team hotel.
Hidden Gems AAU teams will be given: 7-13 Top Quality Tourneys, 2 Practices per week, Quality Uniform(s), Full SweatSuit, Practice Jersey, 3 T-Shirts, Gym Sack, + 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 Asst Director of Quality Assurance: Keith Wilson Directors of Travel: Marilyn Makiewicz & Frank Grace
PRACTICE & COACHING INFORMATION
2014 COACHING STAFF: 17u Black Coach: Kyrem Massey, Nick Tillman, Lance Leslie 17u White Coach: Jason Brown, Justin Brown 17u Orange Coach: Butch Henderson 17u Grey Coach: John Davis & Rich Smith 16u Black Coach: Kevin Brooks 16u White Coach: Eric Pothoven & David McKinley 16u Orange Coach: Jeff Davis & Brett Klisares 16u Grey Coach: Dan Warner 16u Gold Coach: Rob Matthews & Mark Griewe 16u Navy Coach: James Bourget 15u Black Coach: Chris Joseph & _________ 15u White Coach: Joe Dennsion 15u Orange Coach: Keith Boyd & Ron Carter 15u Grey Coach: Mwana Parham & __________ 15u Gold Coach: JR Shumate
H.S. Special Asst Coach: Marvin King, Jerry Shumate, Clay McGowen, Dave Gump
PRACTICE SITES: Ultimate Sports Center - 1200 Steelwood Rd. Col, Oh 43212 J.Ashburn Center - 85 Clarendon Ave Westerville North HS - 950 County Line Rd Gahanna Christian HS - 817 N. Hamilton Rd Arts Impact Middle School - 680 Jack Gibbs Blvd Newark HS - 314 Granville St
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 1-2 National Club Challenge = 2-2 King James = 2-3, Final 4 Bronze Tyger Bball Challenge = 4-2, Final 4 Thomas Worthington Classic = 2-2, Pool Champion Super 16 = 0-4, Gym Rats Summer Classic = 0-3 All Ohio Pre-National = July 5th-6th MidWest Youth Tournaments Nationals = July 12-13th
ROSTER: Kaleb Vaughn - 6'4/F-G Toledo St Johns John Key - 6'3/F Springfield Nathan Flowers - 5'11/PG Pickerington North Kamon Craine - 6'4/PF Canal Winchester Titus Killen - ___/G Central Crossing Seth Tighe - 6'0/F Ready Demonte Washington - 6'2/F Marion Franklin
Hidden Gems - 2015 17u Prospects
Drew Grombacher - 5'10/G Toledo Central Catholic 3.5GPA Zach Henderson - 6'3/PF Thomas Worthington Jeremiah - 5'8/PG Centennial Greg Glick - 6'4/F Marion Franklin Nathan Dugue - 6'2/F Gahanna Christian Ramone McCorry - 5'10/PG Westerville Central Seth Tighe - 6'0/F Ready
HIDDEN GEMS 16U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 4-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 OBBL - Cincinnati = 4-1 Adidas Challenge = 3-1, Pool Champion, Final 4 RunNSlam = 3-1, Pool Champion OBBL - Cleveland = 3-1 Super 16 = 3-2, Pool Champion States = 3-2, Elite 8 in Ohio OBBL - Columbus = 3-1 Adidas Invitational = 3-1, Pool Champion Indiana Classic = 2-1, Pool Champion Louisville AAU Nationals = 2-4(33-16)
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 1-2 OBBL - Cincinnati = 1-4 Adidas Challenge = 2-2 Elite Bball Classic = 2-2 OBBL - Cleveland = 1-3 Central Oh Classic = 2-3 Kings Island = 3-2(12-18) OBBL - Columbus = July 5-6th MidWest Youth Tournaments Nationals = July 12-13th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 24-27th
ROSTER: Nate Ackison - 6'7/PF-C Marysville Coy Kitchen - 6'2/G-F Lancaster 3.8GPA/ Brandyn Neal - 6'0/G Lake 3.1GPA/ Colton Kashner - 6'9/C New Albany 3.2GPA/ Bryce Johnson - 6'3/F-G Pickerington North Jak Klisares - 6'3/F-G Upper Arlington Corey Cesaro - 5'8/PG Centennial Joe Davis - 5'8/PG Thomas Worthington 3.5GPA/ Angelo Moore - 6'1/PF Centennial
HIDDEN GEMS 16U GREY
SCHEDULE: OYB State Championships = 1-3 Buckeye Prep = 0-3 National Club Challenge = 1-2 Adidas Challenge = 0-3 Elite Bball Classic = 2-2 Thomas Worthington Classic = 1-2 Super 16 = 1-3 Tri-Villiage Classic = 3-2, D3 TOURNAMENT CHAMPION MidWest Youth Tournaments Nationals = 2-2
ROSTER: Onno Steger - 6'4/G-F Upper Arlington Nick Thompson - 6'6/C Dublin Coffman Ryan Almond - 6'4/PF Briggs Antonio McGary - 5'11/PG Hilliard Darby Dmitri Warner - 5'7/PG St Charles Blaine Brown - 6'1/F Marysville Henry Schuler - 6'2/G-F St Charles Seth Miles - 6'6/C Canal Winchester Jack Campbell - 6'2/F Thomas Worthington Chance LeHota - 5'11/G-F Thomas Worthington
HIDDEN GEMS 16U GOLD
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 2-1, Pool Champion OBBL - Cincinnati = 1-4 King James = 2-2 RunNSlam = 2-3 OBBL - Cleveland = 2-2 Super 16 = 1-4 States = 0-3 OBBL - Columbus = 3-2 TBD = July 9-13th Adidas Classic = July 18-20th TBD = July 24-27th
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 0-3 National Club Challenge = 2-2 Hidden Gems Hoop Fest = 2-2 Thomas Worthington Classic = 2-2 Defiance = 1-3, D3 Runner-Up OV Classic = 2-2, D3 TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Tri-Villiage Classic = 1-2
ROSTER: Jaylon Smith - 5'8/PG Centennial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0zF1-aR7HY&feature=youtu.be Bowen Pryor - 6'5/C St Charles Matt Carpenter - 6'4/PF Marysville Nick Bush - 6'2/F Dublin Jerome Mike Coon - 6'2/F Dublin Jerome Jake Bourget - 5'10/PG Delaware Hayes Donovan White - 6'4/PF-C Gahanna Lincoln
Hidden Gems - 2015 16u Prospects
Will Yoakum - 6'_/_ Delaware Hayes
HIDDEN GEMS 15U BLACK
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 6-0, Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION OBBL - Cincinnati = 4-1 Adidas Challenge = 4-1, Pool Champion & Final 4 RunNSlam = 4-1, Pool Champion OBBL - Cleveland = 4-1 Super 16 = 4-2 OBBL - Columbus = 3-1, OBBL Runner-Up Adidas Invitational = 4-1, Pool Champion Adidas All-In Classic = 3-1, Pool Champion Ft Wayne Nationals = 4-1(40-10), Pool Champion
ROSTER: Josh Daman - 6'6/F Marysville Nick Muszynski - 6'8/PF-C St Charles Justin Cork - 6'2/SG Meadowbrook Jacob Montgomery - 6'7/PF-C Thomas Worthington Hunter Dennison - 5'7/PG Newark Justin Carter - 6'3/F Newark Aaron Latiolas - 5'10/SG Heath Cameron Barron - 6'4/G-F Olentangy Orange Eric Staib 5'7/PG - Gahanna Lincoln Jimmy Rao - 6'3/G-F Thomas Worthington
HIDDEN GEMS 15U ORANGE
SCHEDULE: Buckeye Prep = 1-2 OBBL - Cincinnati = 3-2 King James = 0-4, OBBL - Cleveland = 3-3 Super 16 = 1-3 Tri-Villiage Classic = 3-1(11-15), Pool Champion OBBL - Columbus = July 5-6th MidWest Youth Tournaments Nationals = July 12-13th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 24-27th
ROSTER: Malik Sammons - 6'1/G-F Westerville North Austin Bennett 6'2/G-F Westerville North Trooper Williams - 6'1/F-G Central Crossing Cameron Robinson - 6'2/F Central Crossing Riley Burch - 6'2/PF New Albany Austin Preston - 6'1/F Adena Connor Dawson - 6'2/F-G Bluffton Christian Carter - /PG Thomas Worthington Sam Lafontant - /G Thomas Worthington
HIDDEN GEMS 15U GREY
SCHEDULE: OYB State Championships = 4-2, 2nd in State(D2) Buckeye Prep = 0-3 National Club Challenge = 0-3 King James = 1-4, Thomas Worthington Classic = 2-2 Central Oh Classic = 2-1, Pool Champion Gym Rats Summer Classic = June 7-8th MidWest Youth Tournaments Nationals = July 12-13th Ft Wayne Nationals = July 24-27th
ROSTER: Zion Parham - 5'11/G Clay Shoemaker - 5'10/SG Caleb Whitehead - 5'11/SG Shawn Parker - 6'7/C Dublin Jerome Henry Howell - 5'10/G Kyle Gillman - 6'2/G Pickerington North Kyle ____ - 6'4/ Ross Meadows - _/_
HIDDEN GEMS 15U GOLD
SCHEDULE: OYB State Championships = 3-1, Pool Champion, 3rd in State Top Division Pickerington Classic = 2-1 Newark Classic = 4-1, Pool Champion/3rd Place D1 OYB = 3-2, 3rd Place Thomas Worthington Classic = 3-2, 3rd Place All Ohio Memorial = 5-0(20-7), Pool Champion, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
ROSTER: Logan Wolverton - 5'7/PG Meadowbrook Parker Black - 6'3/SG Meadowbrook Aaron Gelhken 6'1" /G Zanesville Rosecrans Cole Williams 6'1/G Bloom Carroll Gunner Hazem - 6'1/ West Muskingum Kaleb Jarrett - 5'8/ Newark Jay Shumate - 5'8"/G Newark(8th) Kevon Allen 5'7"/G Newark (8th) Max Hickman 6'2"/G Sheridan Jakim Murphy - 5'10/ Newark Ryan Metcalf - 6'0/ Newark(8th) Ashton Gilkey - 5'9/ Newark(8th)
Hidden Gems - 2015 15u Prospects
Itika Wynn Lucas Thompson Dashn White Tre Baumgardner Marquise Edwards Jeremiah Green Wesley Williams Jacob Dyson Michael Cochran Corey Roach Tariq Green Alex Morgan Andrew Tate(7th)
Isaiah Parham # 4 G/F Arts Impact MS Steven Napper # 1 F/P Brookpark MS Jason Meggyesy # 30 G Jackson MS Dominic Reiner # 22 G Jackson MS Kaden Daniels # 0 G/F Mt Vernon MS Luke Wang # 11 F/P Juan Woods # 3 G Groveport MS Rayshon Walker # 7 G Dominion MS Trevor Grady # 15 F/P Dublin MS Cameron Carter # 35 G Norton MS
Allasane Tope 6'1 Antonio Malone Jr 5'6 Armani Nanthavong 5'7 Asante Childs 5'8 Corbin Johnson 5'10 Tamar Martin Seth Karn 6'3 Julius Mallory 5'8 Jansen Bennett 5'5
Donnie Palmer Alex Morgan Amere Royster Ryan Metcalf Owen Mohler Ty Scott Cameron Brooks-Harris Colin Woodside Asante Childs Brandon Coleman Noah Curtis Spencer Green Destin Hairston Caleb Holcomb Curtis Jacobs Nate Robinson Nick Schuler Noah Tomlinson Rayshon Walker Noah Willis
Mitch Postak Brayden Carter Trent Trees Alec Mills Grant Cross Grant Simon Luke Schmeling Kyle Heffner Thomas Wilson Troy Miller Colin McCort