Things got started today in Memphis while more action in Memphis and Louisville highlight the second portion of the busy summer scene.
The River City Showdown 2010 tipped off today with a plethora of good teams dotting the 17 and under division including the Memphis Magic Elite, M33M, Mid-State Ballerz, Memphis YOMCA, Memphis Heat, T.G.AN.D. Express, Memphis Elite, Memphis Disciples, Memphis Idlewild Wildcats and the Memphis Magic Gold.
The event features teams in age groups 13 thru 17 and concludes with championship action on Sunday, in which I hope to attend.
Information and pool schedules; as well as, teams can be found at http://www.beaconline.com/.
Across town the Memphis Super Shootout begins action tomorrow and runs until their championships on the 11th. The feature squad is the Memphis Select and will have nine 17 and under teams including Elite Basketball Academy featuring two of the nations top 100 ranked players and the Arkansas Warriors.
More information on this tournament can be found at www.memphissupershootout.com.
In Kentucky the Eddie Ford Kentucky Hoopfest kicks off tomorrow with action beginning and running through the 12th.
The state is well represented in the 17 and under division by the Knoxville Panthers, Team Nashville, Tennessee Ice, Nashville Celtics and Chattanooga Steam.
In the 16 and under division the Nashville Elite, Tennessee Tigers, Music City Jags, Pilot Rhinos and Nashville Celtics will represent, while in the 15 and under division the Nashville Celtics, Tennessee Tigers and East Tennessee Pyro will be on hand.
I am currently in Kentucky and will cover the event for numerous sources including our fine web publication and hope to make the trip over to the Bluff City for the finals action on Sunday.