Posted On: 05/30/19 6:24 PM

Hundreds of high school basketball programs about the state are headed into the team camp portion of the summer, while dozens of others have already started this period. According to the NCAA Division I Men's Recruiting Calendar, the next two weekends are yellow weekends, also known as the quiet period, where college recruiters' allowance to speak with recruits is reduced to on-campus visits, strictly.

Team camps, unlike AAU tournaments, are scholastic events, where athletes compete for their high schools in several scrimmages during a week- or weekend-long, round-robin bracket with no playoff or bracket advancement.. These events are usually hosted by a school or a school district and spread across multiple gyms. Though scores are kept in these contests, they are not reflected on any record and are essentially meant as a gauge for a team's collective progress.

In these scrimmages, high school coaches are able to lock-in their starters for the upcoming season, establish their bench, test newcomers and underclassmen and work on situational playmaking that isn't so easily replicated in practice. All of this can be accomplished under the blanket of repetition,

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