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Posted On: 03/19/18 8:00 AM
The first ever “Grassroots United” event debuted yesterday in the north metro Atlanta area. The event featured a few of Georgia’s top grassroot, AAU, shoe programs such as Nike EYBL’s Athletes of Tomorrow and Adidas Gauntlet’s Atlanta Celtics and Game Elite. It was not an event where all these programs face one another and we have a winner, but having everyone under one roof for a major workout and extreme training session. This event was presented by Ultimate Assistant or aka Coach G, who coaches Game Elite, and the Paul Millsap foundation. “We are competing to get better” said Coach G. Ball handling, finishing, shooting, and passing drills were all in show at yesterday’s event.
The Grassroots United workout was also lived streamed on Georgia’s own famous SUV TV. The event was not for the public and spectators. It was to give college coaches a bench mark or sneak peak of what prospects they will be looking to follow this AAU season. This event featured not just Georgia’s own top prospects but a few nationally known prospects as well. Top players in 2019 point guard Ashton Hagans (Newton HS/Game Elite), 2019 forward Isaac Okoro (McEachern HS/AOT), 2020 guard Brandon Boston (Norcross HS/AOT), and more. Well known trainers in Mark Edwards, Nick Stapelton, Coach Rob Allen, and several others, were there to teach and help these kids become better players on the court.
For a first time showing, the Grassroots United was very organized and the environment was fantastic. Media coverage was loaded as well as On the Radar, Prep Hoops, All Metro Hoops, Rivals, OST247, Take Flight Hoops, and more were all on hand to get a preview on what we will be seeing this spring and summer. The first main event will tip off next weekend as Athletes of Tomorrow will be hosting the March Madness Final Four Tip Off Classic at McEachern High School. Programs in AOT (GA), Atlanta Express (GA), Game Elite (GA), B Maze Elite (TN), Southern Stampede (GA), Atlanta Celtics (GA), Each One Teach One (FL), and more are expected to attend. 8