AAU Basketball 2015…..A Return to 2006?

As the top AAU basketball teams ramp up for the upcoming season, could fans be in store for a repeat of the 2006 season? No one can forget the excitement from that year that included incredible match-ups and one of the greatest runs by a team in the history of the sport.  The guard combo of Eric Gordon and Derrick Rose versus Tyreke Evans, or how Jimmer Fredette and his Albany team shot their way deep into tournament play at the Boo Williams invite are just parts of the memorable season.  Maybe the most incredible part of the 2006 season was the 47 game winning streak that the SoCal All stars completed which was led by present NBA players Brandon Jennings and Kevin Love.  Mix these highlights together with one of the greatest dunk shows (SoCal vs. D1 Greyhounds), and you arguably have the greatest year in AAU basketball history.  This upcoming season may bring about a new “greatest season” as some new and incredible talent takes to the floor.  The obvious headliners will include Jayson Tatum, Miles Bridges, Seventh Woods, and Zach Norvell.  But it may be the class behind 2016 that will provide that added spark and excitement which would make this one of the more talked about seasons.  The class of 2017 will bring a vast amount of talent to the floor led by Michael Porter, Jalek Felton, Nojel Eastern, and Victor Bailey Jr.  Bottom line…Fans should get their cameras ready and make plans to witness one of the more memorable AAU basketball seasons. (click on player names for highlights)

Eric Gordon and Derrick Rose versus Tyreke Evans

Jimmer Fredette

Brandon Jennings and Kevin Love

Jayson Tatum

Miles Bridges

Seventh Woods

Zach Norvell

Michael Porter

Jalek Felton

Nojel Eastern

Victor Bailey Jr.

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