More than 5,500 elite athletes from across the nation went head-to-head at the AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championships (July 19-23) and Super Showcase (July 26-30) events, which returned to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort this summer.
The AAU National Championships (16U, 17U and 18U) and AAU Super Showcases (8th Grade, 15U/9th Grade, 16U/10th Grade, 17U/11th Grade) attracted an estimated 360 total teams – 120 to Nationals and 240 to Super Showcases – from an estimated 30 states, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada. Many of the top teams and athletes were showcased in front of hundreds of college coaches.
Top teams who participated in AAU National Championships and Super Showcases include: Alabama Fusion, All Ohio Red, Atlanta Xpress, BABC, Boo Williams Summer League, Canada Elite, DC Blue Devils UAA, Georgia Stars EYBL, Houston Defenders, NY Lightning, Team Charlotte UAA, Team Felton, Team M.O.A.M. Adidas and Albany City Rocks.
The AAU National Championships are just one of the marquee youth events that took place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this summer. In July, the complex was also home to the AAU National Club Championships for track and field, where the nations top sprinters, distance runners and field athletes competed for top honors.
The AAU National Championships are the proving ground for the next generation of college and professional superstars. A number of current NBA stars, including Dwyane Wade (Chicago Bulls), Chandler Parsons (Memphis Grizzlies), reigning two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and 2016 NBA Champion Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), competed in these events as youth athletes.
For more information about the AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championships and Super Showcases, visit www.aauboysbasketball.org.