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#AskCoachB: AAU ball good for commits?

11/7/2013

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Yes because AAU has its place for the high school player. If a prospect commits after his junior year, he must continue to improve and challenge himself as he heads into his senior season. Even though he may be committed, AAU competition is better than most environments in the summer and learning how to play with new teammates is a valuable lesson.

A healthy blend of spending time in the gym working on individual skills and playing with your high school team in a local summer league is always important and a big part of the summer. Also, any basketball camp one can go to also sharpens the player’s skill set and knowledge of the game.