Scout.com is reporting that the three major shoe companies involved in AAU basketball have finalized their schedules for the imminent spring/summer season. This is the major evaluation opportunity for both high school prospects and college coaches for the next several months and it allows us a good opportunity to see who the Villanova staff is evaluating (and who their competition might be).
Given Villanova's Nike ties and their strong recruiting pipelines with both the Philadelphia-based Team Final and DMV-based Team Takeover it's likely that you'll see the 'Nova staff spend plenty of time on the Nike circuit in the coming months.
If you're in one of these areas, these are good events for basketball junkies that feature a ton of elite prospects.
Lonnie Walker, Mohamed Bamba, Jermaine Samuels, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Quade Green, Chris Lykes, D.J. Harvey, Jordan Tucker, Brandon Randolph, Cameron Reddish, Tremont Waters, Christian David
April 15-17: EYBL (Brooklyn)
April 22-24: EYBL (Indianapolis)
May 13-15: EYBL (Hampton, Va.)
May 27-30: EYBL (Atlanta)
July 6-10: Nike Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)
*Nike hasn't released dates for their NIKE Basketball Academy
Trevon Duval, David Beatty
April 15-17: UAA I (New York City)
April 22-24: UAA II (Indianapolis)
May 28-29: UAA III (Los Angeles)
June (date not specified): Steph Curry Camp (Oakland)
July 6-9: UA All-American Camp (Charlotte)
July 13-16: UA Finals (Atlanta)
Kellan Grady, Makai Ashton-Langford, Aaron Wheeler
April 15-17: Gauntlet Series (Dallas)
April 22-24: Gauntlet Series (Atlanta)
May 28-29: Gauntlet Regionals (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles)
July 6-9: Gauntlet Finals (South Carolina)
July 20-24: Summer Championship (Las Vegas)