Posted On: 07/6/18 9:50 AM

It is officially July!  This turning of the calendar to this month signals an end to the High School Summer leagues and shootouts and switches our focus to the final part of the AAU season. Many events are played in Illinois where college coaches can evaluate prospects.  Below we take a look at some of the storylines that we will keep an eye on this month as they play out.


Illinois invades the Run 4 the Roses Event in Louisville

The Run 4 the Roses Tournament held in Louisville this weekend is one of the largest in the country. Over 75 courts in one building with the possibility over 150 teams playing at the same time. A number of high level Illinois AAU teams and players will be participating in this event including the Lincolnway Xplosion 17U that is full of young talent with Taylor Gugiluzza (2020), her sister Taylor (2021) and Sydney Affolter (2021) leading the way. Also keep an eye on Illinois Hoops Dreams 17U Elite with hot shooting Marissa Knoblach (2019) and intriguing wing player A'jah Davis. We will be covering this event and putting together a comprehensive summary of how Illinois teams and players fared

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