Posted On: 05/17/19 3:00 PM

After more than a month of following Iowa teams around the Midwest, we’ll get a chance to stay home this weekend and catch some of the state’s best talent right here in Des Moines at the always-entertaining Kings of the Court. The Iowa Gym Rats tournament will be held at Kingdom Courts Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon, we’ll be there for a good portion of it. Below, we take a look at the 17u field; what to expect and who to watch.


Teams to Watch 

Pure Prep - Oskaloosa's Xavier Foster is one of the best 2020 forwards in the country and holds a lengthy list of high-major offers, including Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas and UCLA; but there's plenty of guard talent on this team, too, including Aquan Smart from Illinois, who is another D1 talent. 

Kingdom Hoops Navy - A group of unsigned 2019 guys carried this team to a title at Midwest Live! in Omaha last month. Hoovers' Hosea Treadwell and Adam Jackson, and Valley's Trayvon Williams and Aguek Deng were playing that weekend. The group features top 2020 guards Matt Ockey and Tyler Johnson, maybe the best shooting duo in

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