The All Star Girls Report Summer League will make its debut in 2015, featuring 32 elite teams in each age group, for 17U, 16U and 15U; and in the end one team will stand alone in each division.
The ASGR Summer League will provide the answer to questions about which travel teams are the best, or how the top two post players or point guards would match up. 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.
The concept, and the involvement of ASGR, immediately received a positive reaction from the summer circuit participants.
“This is going to be awesome. I think it’s going to blow everything else out of the water,” said Coach John Washington of the Kentucky Top Prospects program. “We are very, very happy that we have been given this opportunity.”
“I think this is great,” said Coach Tony Gorham from the Maryland Pride. “This approach will give us an opportunity to play all of the quality teams in the league play, and we will still get the chance to play all the other teams in the regular events.”
“I think it will be great for the college coaches to see the best playing against the best, and I also think it will be great for the teams to have something important to play for,” noted Coach Bryan Williams from the Westchester Hoopers in New York. “When we are playing in the league, you will be playing to win every game. There will be something at stake every time you take the court.”
“All our parents and kids are excited,” added Gotham. “They are looking forward to playing against the top programs like Mac Irvin Fire, FGB, Wallace Prather Celtics, and all those other clubs that everyone knows. We know this is a great opportunity for us.”
The league will also give individual players a unique opportunity to shine.
“Now we will really have a chance to see the best against the best,” noted Gotham. “In the past, you had players who claimed to be Top 25 type players, but they never really played against the top competition. With this league, no one is going to be hiding. Everyone is going to face real competition, and we’ll know for sure who the best players are.”
The All Star Girls Report was launched by White in 1995, and it has been providing the nation’s most accurate player ratings for the past 20 years. White’s Top Ten All American Camp has produced 175 McDonald’s All-Americans since 2001, and he spent 15 years serving as a grassroots consultant for major brands such as adidas, Reebok and FILA. White, who currently serves on the McDonald’s All-American Selection Committee, successfully launched the Michael T. White Signature Shoe and Clothing Line in 2008.
The fact that the event is being run by the experienced ASGR staff has been a major selling point with the travel programs.
“We played at a number of ASGR events over the summer, and they were all great experiences,” said Williams. “They always do a great job with everything. Mike (White), Bret (McCormick) and everyone they have working the events is outstanding.”
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.