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23 Jun 2015

AAU Partners with Ball N Prep to add ranking to Girls Basketball

AAU Partners with Ball N Prep to add ranking to Girls Basketball

AAU Announces Partnership With Ball N Prep Girls Magazine
Official Ranking Company of AAU Girls Basketball


Lake Buena Vista, FL June 23, 2015 – The AAU announced today it has partnered with Ball ‘N Prep Girls Online Magazine to rank the top players competing in AAU Girls Basketball events this summer.

This new evaluative effort is led by Prentice Beverly, a National Evaluator for Blue Star Media, member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and author of Navigating the Maze: a Grassroots Guide to Women’s Basketball Recruiting.  Also, he has numerous years of service within the AAU Girls Basketball program as an area director and coach.

“Prentice is a nationally known and well-respected high school and college coach who brings experience and instant credibility to AAU’s new ranking initiative,” said Boo Williams, AAU Girls Basketball National Co-Chair and winner of the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Human Spirit Award.

Ball ‘N Prep Girls Online Magazine gives up-to-date insight into the talent rich world of girls’ basketball.  It offers coaches and parents a nationally known outlet to showcase their players. Readers are provided ‘players to watch’ lists from around the country as well as a comprehensive list of top seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen each year.

Ball ‘N Prep staff will be evaluating basketball talent at the following 2015 AAU National Championship events: AAU 6th Grade Div. I, II & III National Championship, June 28th - July 3, in Hampton, Virginia, the AAU 7th Grade Div. I, II & III National Championship, June 28th - July 3, in Kings Island, Ohio and the AAU 8th Grade Div. I, II & III National Championship, July 12th – 17, in Orlando, Florida.

The Ball ‘N Prep staff has numerous years of coaching, playing, recruiting and evaluative experience at all levels of basketball.  Rankings will be found at

“AAU Girls Basketball continues to be the premier place for college coaches to see elite players in the country compete,” said Matt Williams, AAU Second Vice President & Girls Basketball National Co-Chair.  “Partnering with Ball ‘N Prep adds value to our events and gives formal recognition to athletes playing in AAU Basketball events.

Over eight hundred (800) college coaches are expected to attend AAU Girls National Championship events in 2015 to watch the next collegiate stars in actio

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