The AAU Super Showcase presented by Champion is an invite-only event for the nation's marquee U-17 AAU boys' basketball teams. It includes two days of pool play and a single-elimination tournament. Notable players from previous years include NBA All-Stars Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Amar' Stoudemire.
Former Duke and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams will be on hand speaking to the players and taking part in activities. A two-time AAU Super Showcase participant, Williams was the 2001-02 NCAA Player of the Year while at Duke before becoming the No. 2 pick of the 2002 NBA Draft. Williams' career was cut short when he mangled his left knee in a motorcycle accident, and he now does work for ESPN as a college basketball analyst.
Now in its 11th year, the AAU Super Showcase is a breeding ground for future NBA stars. Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Amar'e Stoudemire, Al Jefferson, Monta Ellis, Rudy Gay, Emeka Okafor, Luol Deng, Rashard McCants and Sean May have all played in the event. The 2008 champion, Oklahoma City-based squad Athletes First, featured Kansas-bound guard Xavier Henry.
Here's the rundown of teams competing in the 17-Under event:
All Ohio Red
New Jersey Celtics
Martin Bros Select
New York Gauchos
Each (1) Teach (1) Elite
St. Louis Eagles
Albany City Rocks
Jax Lee Bulls