Category: AAU basketball

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The Speed of the Game.


Scouts on hand looking for the next big thing during ‘The 8’ Tourney hosted by Big Foot Hoops. How do you prepare for fast-paced, super skilled action at the highest level?

Hands. Feet. Eyes.  All working together as one.  The speed of the game can be a challenge for some. Players find out reel soon that something, something, just aint right (singing in my Keith Sweat voice). It’s one thing to simulate game speed in practice, it’s another to be able to perform when it counts.  Big time players make it look easy, some would say even appearing to play in slow motion.  All while still able to show killer instincts when it counts.  Pull the dagger you feel me.



Many players making the leap from another country, such as Alemany Class of 2018 F Fred Odhiambo, are finding out the speed of the game is much faster.  How does one compensate?  Image by PopScout.

Many who are in the lab, working on their game, find out the hard way family.  It’s a two way street:  game preparation vs. game time performance.  Picture this…You practice with the best trainers, putting in hours of work in the lab.  You compete in practice and go to work during pick up games.  Unfortunately, when it’s time to shine under the lights, you just can’t seem to develop that magic needed to excel and impress the powers that be – D1 scouts. Players showing up from other countries with skills of their own, are finding out real fast they must step their game up to “a hole ‘notha level” in order to compete with the big boys.


So you got aspirations of making it to the league huh?  Let’s be honest…could you truly perform at the highest level?  Image by PopScout.

It will be interesting to see those who truly want to make it to the big dance and those who just want to be a part of the team.  2017-18 should yield some true thoroughbreds, punching their ticket to a college campus of choice. Like those Gatorade commercials folks…is it in you?  If you know deep down inside you don’t have what it takes to make an impact, step aside for soldiers who truly want to make a difference.  Sorry for being blunt fam’.  Game recognize game.

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In The Lab

In the lab spotlights up and coming soldiers who look to stake their claim as the next big thing.  Staying in the lab – whether it’s on the men’s or women’s end of the court,  shouldn’t matter.  Working on your game should be a number one priority.  The 2017-18 season is just an alley-oop away.  Can you elevate your game to the next level and grab hold of that elusive scholarship?

This week we take a look at a rising star on the campus of Sierra Canyon.  She’s just a Soph., so look for this young stud-muffin to step her game up in the next few years.  Will she be able to put the squad on her back – if needed, catapulting SC to another State Title?  Only time will tell.


Ashley Chevalier
Class of 2020
5’7 Guard
Sierra Canyon High School
AAU Club: Blessed By God

Good prospect who runs the PG position with confidence, seeing the floor well and making solid decisions with the rock. With her pass first mentality, she’ll definitely keep her teammates happy when dropping dimes in their direction.  Sits on the defensive end of the floor, showing good lateral movement with her on the ball defense. Has the ability to become a good shooter because of her lefty status – showing nice form and rotation on her shot.  Nice size and grit for a PG (5’10) who should only get better as she progresses in her high school career.  Looks to be developing that killer instinct at a rapid pace.  As the daughter of Sierra Canyon Boy’s Head Coach Andre Chevalier, dad should be able to provide some words of wisdom, as this young lady continues to climb the ladder of Cali’s top recruits. Stud-muffin indeed.

Take a look at a few clips from the 2017 AAU Summer circuit as Ashley puts in work for Team BBG.

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Team Cal Tourney Finale Mixtape


A G1 Elite guard pushes the rock during the 2017 Team Cal Summer Finale Tourney held at John Burroughs High and Reseda High.  Image by PopScout.

Check out the Tourney Mixtape from the last day of action spotlighting a few clubs.  The summer has come to a close but it doesn’t mean you have to.  Keep working on your game as if you have none.

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