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HIDDEN GEMS AAU

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.

Hidden Gems offers this competitive schedule at a low cost per player that depends on which team you play on in the organization. Teams range from $300-$700 per player. ALL Payments are made to the P.O. Box or online here: http://www.leaguelineup.com/forms.asp?cmenuid=16&url=hiddengems&sid=1022755010

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, 3 T-Shirts(1 for Player & 2 for Parents), Full SweatSuit, Gym Sack, Hidden Gems Socks(3 Pair), + 35% off Team Shoe Options.  

HIDDEN GEMS AAU STAFF

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: Eric Pothoven & 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 NorthWest Coach: Mike Frey & ________
16u White Coach: Quintin Aden & ________
15u Black Coach: Ed Thompson & ________
15u Orange Coach: Rob Matthews, Dan Warner, Steve Cesaro

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:
TBD

TRYOUTS: Full Fees(or at least 30-40%)due same day if chosen
17u: February 28th 4-6pm at J. Ashburn Yth Ctr
16u:
February 28th 4-6pm at J. Ashburn Yth Ctr
15u: February 28th 4-6pm at J. Ashburn Yth Ctr

2015 (2016 CLASS) 17u AAU COLLEGE PROSPECTS

POINT GUARDS:
* Deonte Henderson - 5'10/PG Toledo Start 3.1GPA/19ACT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZfcRPmfTGk&feature=youtu.be 
* Jake Bourget - 5'10/PG Delaware Hayes 3.4GPA/22ACT OFFERS: Rio Grande
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTF3BJCYh0Q
* Nick Kahler - 5'10/PG Upper Arlington 4.0GPA/29ACT
* Antonio McGary - 5'11/PG Hilliard Darby = 270Hoops #80 Overall in Central District
* Jaylon Smith - 5'10/PG Centennial 2.4GPA/_ACT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AGf2-q_Ji4&list=PL9018DA5FB5C04385&index=111

WINGS: 
* Nick Pothoven - 6'4/G-F Dublin Scioto 3.9GPA/28ACT OFFERS: Shawnee St = 270Hoops #58 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTZ_zewIb0&feature=youtu.be
* Matt Gierhart - 6'4/F-G Worthington Kilbourne 3.2GPA/22ACT OFFERS: Rio Grande = 270Hoops #83 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnhc4bCklNU 
* Charles Aden - 6'2/SG Harvest Prep 3.0GPA/_ACT OFFERS: St. Thomas = 270Hoops #59 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqG1D4q__JM
* Coy Kitchen - 6'2/G-F Lancaster 3.2GPA/22ACT OFFERS: Rio Grande
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE9TO0LUQFk
* Austin Springer - 6'2/SG Mount Vernon 3.7GPA/23ACT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7_gUUuEajU
* Sam Hickey - 6'4/G-F Toledo Whitmer 3.3GPA/23ACT
https://youtu.be/HV5nv4PL4Kw
* Jack Kaufman - 6'2/G-F Gahanna Lincoln 3.5GPA/24ACT

FORWARDS: 
* Mark Milholland - 6'4/F-G Marysville 4.5GPA/30ACT = VALEDICTORIAN
* Jalen Daoust - 6'5/F Toledo Central Catholic 3.0GPA/25ACT
* Matt Carpenter - 6'4/F Marysville 3.2GPA/21ACT

POSTS:
* Osaretin "Goose" Onaiwu - 6'5/PF Eastmoor 3.5GPA/18ACT OFFERS: Bluefield St, Rio Grande = 270Hoops #46 in Central District:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hadIv1k8XMw
* BJ Hamilton - 6'6/PF-C Pickerington North 3.0GPA/16 ACT = 270Hoops #72 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8p62Y3yme8
* Nick Thompson - 6'7/PF-C Dublin Coffman 4.4GPA/34ACT OFFERS: Ave Maria = 270Hoops #96 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ojZDhiYF4
* Tanner Cowgill - 6'7/PF-C Thomas Worthington 3.8GPA/22ACT OFFERS: Shawnee St
* Seth Miles - 6'9/C Canal Winchester 3.4GPA/23ACT = 270Hoops #71 Overall in Central District
* Luke Mayer - 6'8/PF-C Hilliard Davidson _._GPA/18ACT = Prep Spotlight #9C in Ohio, 270Hoops #24 in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDH0Pey1n_c
* Nash Wilson - 6'4/PF Lancaster
* Colton Kashner - 6'10/C New Albany

HIDDEN GEMS 17U BLACK

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Nike Cup = April 8-10th
Circle City Shootout = April 15-17th
King James = April 22-24th 
Spiece RunNSlam = April 29-May 1st
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
States/National Qualifier = June 3-5th
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
Adidas Invitational = July 6-10th
Nike Championship = July 15-17th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th
 
ROSTER:
Nick Muszynski - 6'11/C St Charles 3.3GPA/26ACT = Prep Spotlight #5C in Ohio, 270Hoops #4 Overall in Central District, TDP #6C in Ohio
Jay Joseph - 6'4/F-G Worthington Christian 3.9GPA/26ACT = Prep Spotlight #14SF in Ohio, 270Hoops #21 Overall in Central District:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om32hhiLYcQ 
Nathan Lessing - 6'1/G Fairlawn 4.0GPA/19ACT
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/18ACT = 270Hoops #24 Overall in Central District
JJ Cooper - 6'5/F Reynoldsburg 3.8GPA/22ACT = 270Hoops #34 Overall in Central District
Kyle Burrier - 6'3/G-F Dublin Jerome
Tommy McDonald - 6'4/F New Albany 3.6GPA/24ACT
Jordan Nash - 6'0/G New Albany

HIDDEN GEMS 17U NORTHWEST

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Nike Cup = April 8-10th
Circle City Shootout = April 15-17th
King James = April 22-24th 
Spiece RunNSlam = April 29-May 1st
Adidas May Classic = May 6-8th
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
States/National Qualifier = June 3-5th
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
Adidas Invitational = July 6-10th
Orlando D1 Nationals = July 13-18th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th

ROSTER:
Keshawn Underwood - 6'4/G-F Zanesville _._GPA/_ACT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef2Q78mZUcY
Jake Montgomery - 6'9/PF-C Thomas Worthington 3.2GPA/22ACT = Prep Spotlight #9C in Ohio, 270Hoops #25 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEQRN1EtoSc
Darryl Robinson - 6'5/G-F Toledo Bowsher  
Christian Carter - 6'2/G Thomas Worthington 2.2GPA/18ACT = 270Hoops #43 Overall in Central District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ5uA3GAFuk 
Corey Wyman - 5'10/PG Westfall 3.5GPA/_ACT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z9jl3__gPw
Josh Daman - 6'6/PF Marysville 3.9GPA/27ACT = 270Hoops #58 Overall in Central District
Grant Smith - 6'8/PF-C Hartley 3.6GPA/_ACT
Taevion Kinsey - 6'3/G Eastmoor(2018) = Prep Spotlight #6PG in Ohio, 270Hoops #9 Overall in Central District
Tariq Brown - 6'6/F-G Eastmoor(2018) = Prep Spotlight #8SF in Ohio, 270Hoops #19 Overall in Central District, TDP #8SF in Ohio 

HIDDEN GEMS 17U EAST

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
TBD = April 8-10th
TBD = April 15-17th
TBD = April 23-24th
Cardinal Classic = May 6-8th 
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
2-3 More TBD

ROSTER:
Dre Norman - 6'1/G Morgan(#23)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNvyle5WFYM 
Jayden Turner - 6'1/G Worth Christian = 270 Hoops #45 Overall in Central District
Shamar Brown - 6'3/G-F West = 270 Hoops #63 Overall in Central District
Cameron Barron - 6'4/F-G Olentangy Orange
Jake Garrison - 6'4/F-G Westerville South
Shumate(Soph) - 6'4/G-F Newark
Parker Black - 6'3/G-F Meadowbrook
Newark
West Jeff
TBD

HIDDEN GEMS 17U ORANGE

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
College of Wooster Memorial = April 8-10th
Midwest Elite College Showcase = April 15-17th
Adidas Hoops Challenge = April 22-24th
Adidas FastBreak Fest = April 29-May1st
Cardinal Classic = May 6-8th 
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
States/National Qualifier = June 3-5th
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
MYT Nationals = July 9-10th
Adidas All-In Classic = July 15-17th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th

ROSTER:
Kyle Matoszkia - 6'5/F Johnstown = 270Hoops #33 Overall in Central District
Ryan Alexander - 6'3/G-F Columbus Academy = 270Hoops #30 Overall in Central District
Shawn Parker - 6'11/C Dublin Jerome = 270Hoops #48 Overall in Central District
Caleb Whitehead - 6'3/G-F Reynoldsburg
Alex Kelso - 6'5/F Big Walnut
Kyle Gillman - 6'4/G-F Pickerington North
Clay Shoemaker - 6'2/G Grove City Christian 3.0GPA/19ACT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pcx2RR8t4&feature=youtu.be
Austin Preston - 6'2/G-F Adena
Zion Parham - 6'1/G Eastmoor
Caleb Wears - 6'4/PF Patriot Academy


HIDDEN GEMS 17U WHITE

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
College of Wooster Memorial = April 8-10th
Midwest Elite College Showcase = April 15-17th
Marion Bball Challenge = April 23-24th
May Day Classic = May 6-8th 
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
Ohio Varsity Classic = May 27-29th
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
MYT Nationals = July 9-10th
Nike Championship = July 15-17th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th

ROSTER:
Matthew Zolkin - 6'7/C Westerville South
Isaiah Dewberry - 6'4/F Grove City
Adam Porter - 6'4/PF Wellington
Luke Phillips - 6'3/F Canal Winchester
Hunter Oda - 6'1/G Grove City Christian
Grant Hartman - 6'3/F Grandview
VJ McGee - 5'11/G Westland
TBD POST
TBD PG
TBD PG
TBD

 

HIDDEN GEMS 16U BLACK

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Nike Cup = April 8-10th
Circle City Shootout = April 15-17th
King James = April 22-24th 
Spiece RunNSlam = April 29-May 1st
Adidas May Classic = May 6-8th
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
States/National Qualifier = June 3-5th
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
Adidas Invitational = July 6-10th
Orlando D1 Nationals = July 13-18th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th

ROSTER:
Logan Swackhammer 6'1/PG Chillicothe Unioto 4.0GPA/_ ACT = Prep Spotlight #18G in Ohio, TDP #11 PG in Ohio
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4926914/logan-swackhammer
Jaedyn Carter - 5'10/PG Thomas Worthington 270Hoops #30 Overall in Central District
Isaiah Hairston - 6'4/F Eastmoor = TDP #11 PF in Ohio, 270Hoops #36 Overall in Central District 
Craig Burt - 6'5/F Centennial 270Hoops #41 Overall in Central District
Jeremiah Green - 6'2/PF Columbus South
Lucas Thompson - 6'4/F Fairfield Union
Darby Tyree - 6'7/F Miami Trace
Brandon Kennedy 6'1/G Chillicothe Unioto
_____ Givens - _'_/_ ________
TBD POST or FORWARD
TBD GUARD

HIDDEN GEMS 16U ORANGE

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
College of Wooster Memorial = April 8-10th
Circle City Shootout = April 15-17th
King James = April 22-24th
Spiece RunNSlam = April 29th-May 1st
Cardinal Classic = May 6-8th
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
States/National Qualifier = June 3-5th
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
MYT Nationals = July 9-10th
Orlando D1 Nationals = July 13-18th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th

ROSTER:
Faison Tucker - 6'4/G Linden
Alexander Benseler - 6'3/F New Albany
Dominique Mattox - 6'5/C Ready
Major Lowe - 6'1/PG Hartley
TBD POST
TBD POST
TBD POST OR FORWARD
TBD PG
TBD PG
TBD
TBD

HIDDEN GEMS 16U NORTHWEST

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Bean City Hoops Challenge = April 8-10th
Circle City Shootout = April 15-17th
King James = April 22-24th
RunNSlam = April 29th-May 1st
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
Adidas Invitational = July 6-10th

ROSTER:
Harrison Gough - 6'7/F  Lima Bath. 
Chad Frey - 6'2/PG  Lima Bath
Brady Sweeny - 6'2/G-F  Lima Shawnee
TBD POST
TBD POST
TBD POST OR FORWARD
TBD PG
TBD
TBD
TBD

HIDDEN GEMS 16U WHITE

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Wildcat Classic = April 8-10th
Midwest Elite College Showcase = April 15-17th
Marion Bball Challenge = April 23-24th  
May Day Classic = May 6-8th
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Falcon Basketball Classic = May 20-22nd
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
MYT Nationals July 9-10th

ROSTER:
* Collin Barteau - 6'0/G Mt Vernon
Julius Mallory - 5'11/PG Thomas Worthington
Jah Bennett - 6'6/C Africentric
Dashn White - 6'3/F Columbus South
Noah Brechbuler - 5'11/G Dublin Scioto
Wesley Williams - 6'3/F-G Thomas Worthington
Evan Whitaker - 6'5/PF-C Grove City
Nic Miller - 6'2/F Central Crossing
TBD POST or FORWARD
TBD PG
TBD

HIDDEN GEMS 15U BLACK

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Nike Cup = April 8-10th 
Circle City Shootout = April 15-17th
Adidas Challenge = April 22-24th 
Spiece RunNSlam = April 29-May 1st
Cardinal Classic = May 6-8th
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
Adidas Invitational = July 6-10th
Adidas All-In Classic = July 15-17th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th

ROSTER:
Treohn Watkins - 5'10/PG South = Prep Spotlight Top 75 Overall in Ohio, 270Hoops #8 Overall in Central District
Dorian Holloway - 6'3/G-F Eastmoor = Prep Spotlight Top 75 Overall in Ohio, 270Hoops #15 Overall in Central District
Ethan Heller - 5'11 Sheridan
Myles Martinez - 6'5/PF-C Centennial 
Cade Canter - 6'4/PF-C Ready
Sheridan O'Neal - 6'3/F-G Lima Shawnee
Nakhi Taylor - 6'1/G-F Groveport
EJ Thompson - 5'6/PG Harvest Prep
TBD POST OR FORWARD
TBD

HIDDEN GEMS 15U ORANGE

SCHEDULE:
Hidden Gems HoopFest = April 2-3rd
Wildcat Classic = April 8-10th
Midwest Elite College Showcase = April 15-17th
Adidas Challenge = April 22-24th
Adidas FastBreak Fest = April 29-May 1st
May Day Classic = May 6-8th
Hidden Gems Gemboree = May 14-15th
Super 16 = May 20-22nd
Hidden Gems Invitational = July 2-3rd
MYT Nationals = July 9-10th
Nike Championship = July 15-17th
Ft Wayne Nationals = July 21-24th


ROSTER:
Bailey Francis 6'4 PF Liberty Union = Prep Spotlight Top 75 in Ohio
Joey Maynard - 6'0/G Hilliard Davidson
Avonti Duncan - 5'_/PG Harvest Prep
Zach Mayer - 6'1/F Hilliard Davidson
Dominic Cesaro - 5'_/G Centennial
TBD POST
TBD POST OR FORWARD
TBD PG
TBD
TBD
TBD

2016 17u PROSPECTS

Ridge Young - Logan Elm
Jalen Garrett - 5'10 Dayton Ponitz
Antwan Reynolds - Harvest Prep
Simon Kroos - 6'1 Bexley
Caleb Fox 6'1 G Liberty Union
Quenton Jeffers - Reynoldsburg
* Robert Littlejohn - 5'11/G Reynoldsburg
* Mitchell Naim - 6'0/G Worthington Christian

* Jalen Horton - 5'10/PG Pickerington Central
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubtPxRlcQE&list=PL9018DA5FB5C04385&index=87
Nick Livingston - 6'1 Hilliard Davidson
Nick Janning - 6'0 Watterson
Eddie Anders - 6'4/G Dublin Jerome
Justin Whitcomb - 6'3 Upper Arlington
* Will Hollingsworth - 5'9/G Olentangy Liberty
* Steve Whinham - 5'10/G Grove City Christian
Teddy Parsley - 6'0/G Granville
Jordan Butler - 6'6 Grandview Heights
Ramses Redman - 6'4 CC
Carter Grooms - 6'4/F Grove City
Konnor Dorsey - 6'4/PF Dublin Coffman

2016 16u PROSPECTS

Alexander Adams - 6'6 Oregon Cardinal Stritch
Carson Carter - 6'3/G-F Johnstown
- 6'4 Chillicothe Unioto
 - 6'0 Chillicothe Unioto
* Caleb Kull - 5'8/G Lancaster


Ty Wiley - /PG Pickerington North
Itika Wynn - 5'10/PG Mifflin
Julian Malone - /PG Westerville North
* Michael Cochran - 5'9/G Columbus South
* Elijah
Noah Berry - Wellington
Jacques Jah Blevins - John Glenn
Mike Woods - 6'4 CC
John & Robert Faller 6'3 Wellington
* Kaden Daniels - 6'0/G Mt Vernon
Craig Mazzoli -
* Tariq Green - 6'1/F Columbus South
Mark Mayle -
Collin Woodside - Fairfield Union
Trevor Grady
Nick Carlson
Whitehall

2016 15u PROSPECTS

Ezra Manjon - Gahanna
Cole Kazmerzak - 6'2/F Hilliard Davidson
Christian - 6'4 Hilliard Davidson
Dazion Hilliard -
Maxwell Young 6'4 Teays Valley
Myles Coleman
Gicobi Massey - _'_/_ Eastmoor 
Lucas Colburn
Nathan Pelino
Donavan Waugh

Owen Hazelback - Johnstown
D'Monte Jones - 6'6 Linden McKinley
Colton Landis - 6'6 Pickerington Central
Gerard Reynolds - 6'3 Whetstone
Ben Roddrick - Olentangy Liberty
N'Elle Simmons - 6'4 Beechcroft
Max Martz - 6'4 Upper Arlington
Keyshawn Heard - 6'5 Newark
Kayin Derden - 6'1 DeSales
Ben Fort - Reynoldsburg
Sol Hines - Harvest Prep
Payton Moyer - Toledo St Johns
Lunden McDay - 6'2 Groveport
Morgan Safford - 6'2 Hartley
Jaiden Lipscomb - Gahanna
Antonio Green - Pickerington Central
Caleb Young - Zanesville
Nick Welch - 5'11 St Charles
Jamari Doe 6'1 Harvest Prep
Javohn Garcia -
Darius Battle - 6'1
Gavin ____ Worthington
KJ King - 6'4 Westerville North
Seth Payton
Simon Helbig
Javaughn Miller 6'3 Harvest Prep
Ben Thompson
Chass Loving
Michael Devereaux 6'3 Central Crossing