You have heard Kobe Bryant and others knock AAU basketball in America. Here is a great article on why I don’t believe he is entirely correct. There is a reason why there are less dominant NCAA teams holding number rankings for the entire year. There is a reason why small colleges can knock off big time colleges, or a guys like Damion Lillard coming from a small college can make a big impact in the NBA. The world of AAU is evolving with better coaches everyday looking to give back and share their knowledge to the next generations. Sure there are some issues with AAU but overall here is why it is good. Best Way to Develop Young Players
Jared Stohl is the lead trainer and coach with the D-1 Elite AAU basketball program. Jared is a former D-1 standout with University of Portland Pilots and Euro Pro. In 2010, he was Division 1 number one 3pt shooter in the nation and is currently #3 all-time in the West Coast Conference for 3pts made.