The All Star Girls Report is taking another step forward this summer when the All Star Girls Report Summer League will make its debut. 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.
The concept immediately received a positive reaction from the summer circuit participants.
“We put it to a vote, and everyone on the team thought it was a great opportunity,” said Coach Jim Wardwell from the Bay State Magic in Massachusetts. “I think it’s important to experience playing against top level competition. We have always traveled a lot, but it’s never guaranteed that you will play top competition. This format gives us a great chance to showcase our talent.
“Our ultimate goals are to improve the skill level of the players and to get them into college. Playing against great competition is going to help you reach both of those goals.”
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 really like the way it is set up,” said Coach Kenny Parham of the Riverside Hawks program in New York. “Every summer we are looking to play the best competition, but you never knew who you would end up playing. With the league, we already know that we are going to be facing great competition.”
The fact that the event is being run by the experienced ASGR staff has been a major selling point with the travel programs.
“We have played at a number of their events, and they are always top notch,” Adamson said. “All the details are well organized, and you have lots of college coaches. They just have everything that you are looking for as the director of a program.”
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.