AAU Basketball took a blow yesterday, as it was announced that the Nike EYBL is cancelling the rest of its 2020 season, which includes well-known events like the Peach Jam.
Of course, events like the Peach Jam are among the most notable recruiting events of the year, where dozens of the top recruits in the country come together for a tournament with many of college basketball’s top coaches in the stands.
It’s often where the top risers first get noticed, concerns about players’ games become more prevalent and widespread, and for Kentucky, we often get a good look at which players John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff are making a priority in the upcoming class.
As of now, there’s been no announcement about the other circuits, primarily the ones ran by Adidas and Under Armour, but it wouldn’t be terribly surprising if those circuits were to put a halt to things as well.
This is also interesting timing as it comes on the heels of a report on Friday that the NCAA and the NABC are looking at scheduling evaluation periods in a few months, specifically in August, September, and October.
The recruiting game has certainly changed, so it will be interesting to see how it effects this year’s class.
Tweet of the Day
As I go to bed tonight, my overwhelming feeling is sadness.— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 31, 2020
I remain an optimist. Most people are good. But we are better than this
Our state and our country are in a sad state of affairs right now.
If Kentucky has success, a lot of it will be due to Terry.
These were pretty easy to guess.
Losing out on Xavier Henry turned out to not be that bad.
The conferences want federal legislation.
But he and the 49ers apparently aren’t even close on negotiations.
Probably going to be a former player or coach.