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R.I.P., Terrell Coleman.

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on October 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)



The Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball Committee sends condolences out to the family, friends, and teammates of Terrell Coleman, who tragically passed away while playing the game that he loved.


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Tommy Anderson Receives 2013 All American Award

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on October 14, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Sport Director Tommy Anderson was awarded with the All American Award for the second year in a row, coming just short of being awarded the Growth Award for 2013. This award was presented at the 2013 AAU Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

2014 District Championships Posted

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on October 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)



The 2014 Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball District Championships have been posted. Click link to view them. (CLICK HERE)

Georgia United Wins National Title

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on July 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)



Georgia United used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Team IZOD and win the AAU 7th Grade National Championship. The team from Georgia jumped out to a huge lead before Team IZOD rallied back. In the fourth quarter the game went back and forth for a while before Georgia eventually secured the win in the final minute. Congrats to Georgia United for getting the National Championship. Stay tuned as we bring you the top performers from today.


 

Article Courtesy of:

www.basketballspotlight.com

AAU 7th Grade Nationals Championship Game Top Performers

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on July 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Jamie Lewis (Georgia United)



Georgia United took home the title and we saw some impressive players during the finals. Here are the top performers we saw in the championship game.



AAU Nationals 7th Grade Championship Top Performers

Jamie Lewis Guard (Georgia United)- Lewis was added to the roster for the trip and the hired gun was just too much. He used a crafty handle and unique scoring ability to break through the IZOD defense. During the final moments he drained a big trey from the corner and a three point play the old fashioned that put the game away. He finished with a game high 23 points.



Corderius Hastings Guard (Georgia United)- Hastings was a total bully on both ends of the floor. He forced the IZOD guards into several turnovers by turning them and ripping away the rock. On offense he broke down defenders while using the high screen. He also knocked down some big shots and finished with 17 points. He was tough to contain.



Travis Anderson Guard (Georgia United)- The combo guard started the game off with two big treys. He played well off the penetration skills of Hastings and Lewis. Even during transition he was smart enough to go to the corner and get ready to receive the pill. On defense he joined the trapping Georgia United hounds as they forced numerous turnovers.



Nazi Reid Forward (Team IZOD)- I left Memphis knowing that Reid has to be at least a Top 5 player in his class. This week he took his game to an entirely new level. He was very aggressive on the offensive end and was a dunking machine. He also extended his range out to the 3 point line. On defense he was just as dominate in terms of shot blocking and averaging close to 20 rebounds a game. He also has the ability to stay out of foul trouble which is impressive for a big forward so young.



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www.basketballspotlight.com

BREAKING NEWS: Roster Check-In Information

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on March 23, 2013 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (1)

There will be roster check-in at all Georgia AAU Boys’ Basketball District (State) Qualifying Tournaments. Please arrive at least thirty (30) minutes prior to your first scheduled game to check in. You are allotted four (4) non-athletes and fifteen (15) athletes on your official AAU roster.

 

To check in your athletes you will need the following:

 

◾Your official AAU roster, which can be procured from aausports.org

◾Birth certificates

◾Proof of grade (current report cards or current progress reports)

◾Current AAU cards

 

Each non-athlete must check-in by showing the registrar their government issued ID to receive their badge. The registrar will verify that the non-athlete is indeed on your team’s official AAU roster; if they are not on your official AAU roster, they will not be allowed to sit on the bench during your scheduled game(s). Badges must be worn at all times on the bench and to enter the playing facility free of charge.

 

Game officials (referees, tournament director, sport director, etc.) will enforce the badge rule.

 

Athlete = Players

 

Non-Athlete = Coaches, team administrator(s), water boy(s), water girl(s), etc.

 

Registration for 2013 District Qualifiers

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on March 5, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Register now for YOUR 2013 District Qualifiers. Click here to register: http://coachoregistration.com/cgi-bin/signup.pl?cd=ga_aaubb.

GA AAU Boys' Basketball Sport Director Recognized

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on November 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (3)



Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball Sport Director Tommy Anderson received two (2) awards at the 123rd AAU National Convention this year, in Hawai`i: the Growth and All-American awards. The Growth Award was for growing the Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball membership 780 members from 2011 to 2012. The All-American Award was for the number of teams that Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball sent to the 2012 AAU Boys' Basketball National Championships.


Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball and Florida AAU Boys' Basketball were the ONLY two districts to receive both the Growth and All-American awards.


Without everyone's support, this would not have been possible.


Thanks!


AAU Announces New President

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on October 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Article courtesy of aausports.org.


Lake Buena Vista, FL—The Amateur Athletic Union, the nation’s leader in youth sports, announces the appointment of Henry Forrest as the organization’s new president. Forrest assumes the role after the sudden passing of former president, Louis Stout.


Forrest brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, having served in multiple leadership roles within the AAU for over 20 years.


“Mr. Forrest has been around the AAU for a long time and knows what our organization needs to continue to be successful in the future,” said James Parker, Director of Operations for the AAU. “I am looking forward to working for Henry, a man who is full of integrity and always does what is right for our AAU members.”


Forrest is a natural-born leader with over 35 years of law enforcement experience. He will continue to champion the positive ideals and goals set forth by the AAU for its members.


“No words can adequately express our sadness at Louis Stout’s passing or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him,” said Forrest. “I am honored to step in and assist our organization during this transition to make us stronger. I can assure you, the AAU will continue to be the industry leader in youth sports now and for years to come.”


Prior to stepping in as President, Forrest served in multiple capacities for the AAU including: AAU 1st and 2nd Vice President, Arkansas Boys Basketball Director and the Chairman of the AAU Compliance Committee.


AAU President Louis Stout Passes Away at Age 73

Posted by Georgia AAU Boys' Basketball on September 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Article courtesy of aausports.org.

 

Louis Stout, president of the national Amateur Athletic Union and one of America’s most prominent leaders in the sports world, died early this morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.Stout, 73, widely credited with asserting strong and decisive leadership to adopt new policies that better protect hundreds of thousands of AAU youth athletes from any type of abuse, has been highly regarded for decades as one of the sporting world’s leading administrators, educators and coaches.  During a distinguished career that dates back to the early 1960’s, Stout championed positive ideals and goals for thousands of young people.


“In our greatest hour of need, Louis demonstrated the vision and determination to positively change the AAU culture into a higher level of safety and protection,” said Henry Forrest, AAU acting president, of Stout, who was just 30 days from retirement from the AAU board when he assumed the role of president.  “He will be forever remembered as the architect who established the highest standards for safety and protection at AAU and for ensuring our program’s continued success.”


Stout took the helm of the organization following allegations of sexual abuse of children dating back nearly 30 years ago — leveled against the AAU’s longtime former president.


Stout’s leadership resulted in a range of measures the AAU has implemented to protect its athletes, including detailed background checks required for all adults involved in AAU activities; clear policies and procedures designed to ensure that young athletes are never left alone with individual adults; and the requirement that all AAU volunteers and staff report any incidents of suspected child abuse to law enforcement and to officials of the AAU and related sports clubs. Strong new training programs about preventing sexual abuse for athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers are also part of Stout’s significant legacy.


“In many ways Mr. Stout is an historic figure,” said Lauren Book, founder of the non-profit organization Lauren’s Kids and an advisor who helped the organization develop its new safeguards.  “I greatly admire the courage and resolve he displayed in establishing new benchmarks for the security and protection of young athletes.”


“The entire ESPN Wide World of Sports organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Louis Stout and wish to express our condolences to both Lou’s family and the AAU family,” said Ken Potrock, Senior VP/Global Sports Enterprises for Disney Sports.  ”He was an exceptional man, one committed to the sporting youth of America. His passion for the Amateur Athletic Union will be greatly missed but his vision will undoubtedly carry forward.”


Louis Stout was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky, on May 17, 1939.  His sports journey began at the Banneker School in Cynthiana, where as a sixth-grader he made the varsity basketball team.  When Banneker closed its doors, he enrolled at Cynthiana High, earning all-state recognition three times.  As a senior, he averaged nearly 31 points and 25 rebounds, numbers impressive enough to garner him All-American honors, and a college scholarship. He played at Regis College for Cynthiana native and later University of Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall.


After graduating, Stout spent a brief period teaching in Colorado before getting the call to replace the legendary S.T. Roach as head basketball coach at Dunbar High in Lexington, Kentucky.  When Dunbar High was closed due to consolidation, Stout moved to Tates Creek High in Lexington, first as an assistant, then as head coach.


In 1971, Stout became an assistant commissioner for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), working in that capacity for 23 years under four different commissioners.  In 1994, he was named commissioner of the KHSAA, becoming the first African-American to head a state high school athletic association in the country.  Stout also officiated softball, baseball and college basketball, earning the reputation as a superb referee and umpire.


Louis Stout was inducted into the 11th Region Basketball Hall of Fame, Kentucky Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, AAU Softball Umpire Hall of Fame, AAU Hall of Fame, and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Hall of Fame.


“Louis will be remembered for his great warmth, humility and optimism,” said Ron Crawford, AAU national treasurer.  “He made a lasting impression on everyone he met, as well as on the lives of the thousands of athletes who play under the AAU banner.”


“Mr. Stout often said that having the opportunity to positively impact young people’s lives was a far greater reward than winning a game, trophy or ribbon,” said James Parker, AAU director of operations.  “That gold-medal approach to life will be his enduring legacy.”


Stout is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anna, a son, Juan, and two grandchildren, Louis Stout II and Calvin Em’re Cooks.


Funeral arrangements are pending.

 



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