It will be a busy summer for Gary Bell Jr.
While it's always fun covering the regular season and the NCAA Tournament, there is no doubt that the AAU Circuit is my favorite time of the basketball year. After spending last summer knowing that there was very little chance that Gonzaga would bring in any new recruits, it's refreshing to know that the coaching staff will be scouting some of the top prospects in the country this upcoming summer. Gonzaga fans can certainly expect to see updates about Coach Few, Coach Lloyd, Coach Giacoletti, and Coach Daniels traveling around the country to keep tabs on Kyle Dranginis, GBJ, Kyle Wiltjer, and other prospects that they have identified. In order to keep all of our readers updated on what the summer holds for some of the commits and top prospects, we have started to assemble the summer schedule of some of the key members of the 2011 and 2012 class so that fans can have the opportunity to check out some of these guys in person. The first schedule that we were able to put together is that of Gary Bell Jr. and his Seattle Rotary Select AAU team. We would like to thank Daryll Hennings of Seattle Rotary Select for providing us with this information.
May 14th-16th: Nike Elite Youth Basketball League- Session #2 (Houston, TX)
May 28th-31st: Nike Elite Youth Basketball League- Session #3 (Los Angeles, CA)
July 11th-15th: Nike Peach Jam (This is a tournament that Rotary must qualify for)- (Augusta, SC)
July 21st-26th: Star Vision Sports Center Stage Tournament- (Las Vegas, NV)
July 26th-28th: Desert Duel Summer Prep Memorial- (Phoenix, AZ)
Gary Bell Jr. Individual schedule:
June 16th-20th: NBA Top 100 Camp- (University of Virginia)
June 23rd-26th: Deron Williams Skills Academy Camp- (Chicago, Illinois)
June 27th- 30th: Gonzaga Basketball Team Camp/ Elite Camp (we have not confirmed this 100% yet)- (Spokane, WA)
July 5th-7th: Lebron James Skills Academy Camp- (Akron, Ohio)