Ron Bailey, Publisher
Kevin Jones brings duo of evaluation
period tourneys to DMV.
July 6, 2011 - July is a big time in boys travel team
hoops, with July 6-15 and 22-31 being what the National Collegiate Athletic
Association has determined to be its summer evaluation periods; points
in the calendar where Division I college coaches are allowed to actually
scout players in game situations. Commonly known as open periods, these
dates are vital to college coaches in college basketball's highest rung,
allowing them to actually see possible recruits in competition, matched
against players not on their high school team. It's a big deal, to say
The DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area is widely acknowledged as a talent
hotbed, consequently college coaches at all levels flock to it in serach
of players. Kevin Jones, current head coach at St. Andrews School (MD)
is bringing an event in the first of those aforementioned evaluation periods.
Jones noted of the DC Metro Certified Showcase, his flagship event "It's
a regular tournament, run like a regular tournament. All games will be
in the same gym and it won't be overbooked".
That's 65 teams, 17-under squads and 16 in each of the 15-under, 16-under
classifications balling at the
Discovery Sports Complex in Boyds, MD. The dates are July 8th - 10th.
"For those 15's and 16's, it might be one of their only opportunities
to be in front of college coaches" added Jones. "It's small
enough for everyone to be seen, big enough for high level teams to play
in an eight court facility".
All interested parties, including college coaches should contact Jones
at dcmetroshowcase@gmail. Group
discounts are available. Additional information is available at www.dcmetroshowcase.com.
Past DC Metro Showcase Coverage:
Metro Showcase 2008 All Tourney Teams
Showcase 2008 Final Results
DC Metro Showcase
Metro Showcase 2010 Champ Review
Metro Showcase 2010 Grab Bag