The summer of 2015 will have an extra spark thanks to the new All Star Girls Report Summer League. The league will feature 32 elite teams in each age group, for 17U, 16U and 15U. The best of the best will compete throughout the summer, with the League crowning its champions at the Summer Basketball Playoff in Charlotte at the end of July.
When the concept was announced, it immediately received a positive reaction from the summer circuit participants.
“This is going to be a great league for a lot of very, very competitive teams that might not have a shoe contract,” said Muhsin Muhammad, the former NFL standout who now works with the NC Spartans program. “Our girls love to compete, and they want to play against the best competition possible. This league is going to give them that chance.”
“We are very excited about this opportunity,” Scott Hazelton of MASS Rivals added. “You have a chance to play against top notch clubs, and there will be teams from all over the country. We’re up in the Northeast, so we wouldn’t normally see top teams from places like California or Idaho or Alabama.”
Each team in the ASGR Summer League will play three regular season games. These games will be scheduled on the days leading up to the traditional major ASGR events, including the tournaments in Raleigh, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas. The Summer League games will be separate from these main tournaments. Each League team will play in the Summer Basketball Playoff, with the regular season contests used for seeding purposes.
“I think the format for the league is very cool,” said Hazelton. “It doesn’t exclude anyone. I think it’s a very, very smart set up because everyone can still be involved in the main events. The teams that are not in the league still have an opportunity to play against the elite teams.”
The fact that the event is being run by the experienced ASGR staff has been a major selling point with the travel programs.
“They have a reputation for running great events. They are second to none in that regard,” Hazelton said. “When you look at what they do with the Deep South Classic and their other events, you know that the organization of the league is going to be very, very good.”
“We’ve played in the Deep South Classic the past two years, and each year our girls got some serious exposure,” Lassiter said. “Those events have been great for our program, so we’re all looking forward to more of that type of exposure.”
For more information about ASGR, you can visit www.ASGR.info, or you can follow us at www.Twitter.com/ASGR1995. For information on league opportunities and the uniform purchase program, you can contact Mike White at (818) 298-3488.