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Posted On: 11/30/16 2:25 PM
The St. Louis Eagles are irrefutably a national power on the AAU circuit. When offered the moniker Andrew Force AAU, the President Tim Holloway politely demurred.
But, Tuesday President Holloway did jump at the opportunity to re-brand St. Louis Eagles to Bradley Beal Elite.
For a program already feared across the nation, the significance of adding an NBA brand helps elevate them even more.
“Having Bradley Beal’s support for the St. Louis Eagles is monumental! It speaks to the core value
of the organization and what we try to instill in all of the young people that we come in contact with;
that is to ‘give back’” stated Tim Holloway, president of the organization.
The St. Louis Eagles have been around since 1988. Every young hooper in the St. Louis area aspires to compete with the Eagles. In the state of Missouri and southern Illinois, only MoKan even belongs in the conversation with the Eagles. The NIKE-sponsorship was well-earned, but this association helps too.
Beal stated, “This partnership is important to me because the Eagles were an important part of my
success and helped me become who I am today. The Eagles have always been like a family and I am excited to elevate basketball in my hometown.”
Beal was the 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year and McDonald’s All-American. Beal was selected by the Wizards with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft from the University of Florida. He played with the St. Louis Eagles from 2008-2010 in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), competing against the top prep basketball players in the country and led the team to Peach Jam finals.
Bradley Beal (NBA-Wizards)
David Lee (NBA-Warriors)
Ben McLemore (NBA-Kings)
Larry Hughes (Retired)
Jayson Tatum (Duke)
Larry Austin (Vanderbilt)
Jordan Barnes (Indiana State)
Jordan Barnett (Mizzou)
Tyler Cook (Iowa)
Silas Adheke (Evansville)
Will Gladson (Princeton)
Kalen Grimes (Mizzou-alum)
Xavier Sneed (Kansas State)
Jared Swopshire (Northwestern/Louisville)
Bradley Beal Elite hits the AAU courts this spring.