An enjoyable early look at college's future stars

Originally Published: August 7, 2007
By Doug Gottlieb | Special to
NEW ORLEANS -- While the recruiting scene has gone quiet and college coaches are finally taking time away from the trail, adidas put the capper on the summer hoops scene with the adidas Basketball Experience, a five-day showcase for U.S. and international high school players. In the months leading up to the event, the top U.S. prospects in the 2008 and 2009 high school graduating classes -- as selected by adidas regardless of high school, AAU or future college affiliation -- convened to practice and compete against one another four times at different locations throughout the country.