House of Hoops PRIDE currently showcases 13U, 15U. 16U and 17U boys basketball teams.
House of Hoops PRIDE will expand its AAU program by including additional age groups and girls teams next season!
Players are featured from various NJ townships:
If you’ve been playing basketball, you’ve probably dreamed of it: A college coach scouting your games, hoping you’ll come and play at his or her school.
However, the odds aren’t great. The NCAA estimates only 3.1 percent of high school players go onto play on an NCAA team. Still, there are 4,100 freshman roster positions on NCAA teams, and college scouts are still watching.
Making your high school team used to mean everything for the nation’s best players. Today players are putting their AAU records and accomplishments on college questionnaires ahead of what they did for their high school team.
AAU basketball is important for the growth of young players.
AAU fills a void and provides opportunities to showcase their talents and secure their basketball futures. Athletes have the chance to play a game they have grown to love against others with similar dreams and ambitions. The quality of play is usually better than they could have found in their own ‘backyards’.
The summer is the time to shine!
For the nation’s best players, the summer season has become more important than their traditional high school season. Summer basketball is growing steadily with nearly 300 events involving approx. 6,000 high school players – and the competition level is high.
The exposure factor is a matter of simple logistics.
NCAA rules allow college coaches about the same number of days for evaluation during the high school season as the summer. But coaches would rather see several hundred players in one setting, as they can in the summer, than crisscross the nation to see one player at a time while also coaching their own team. Another factor is the early signing period, allowing a player to sign with a college after his junior season. That has helped make the most important time for top players the summer before and after their junior year.
The AAU season is a delicate one because this discovery period can lead to anything from a Division I scholarship to a road to nowhere. The deeper AAU teams advance through tournament brackets, the more colleges will be there to see them. That is particularly important in July, the height of the AAU viewing period, when colleges have their best access.
The NBA boasts over 200 players who have succeeded in their careers through AAU development. Just to name a few:
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Will your name be next?