Posted On: 07/16/21 9:42 AM

College coaches were out at AAU events for the first time in 2 years last weekend and will be back on the road this weekend. Louisville’s Expo center is holding a big event called the Grassroots Showdown. Here’s a quick look at some players to watch this weekend at the Expo. These are not the only players to watch this weekend but we don’t have rosters for most teams in the event.

 

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Kentucky Select Blue has a very solid player with  Brant Smithers Brant Smithers 6'1" | CG Walton-Verona | 2022 State KY from Walton Verona.

Louisville Storm Mucker is a talented group that is fun to watch.  Lavonte Harris Lavonte Harris 6'7" | PF Pleasure Ridge Park | 2022 State KY and Sam Powell Sam Powell 6'7" | PF Oldham County | 2022 State KY lead the charge for that group. 

Louisville Storm Ellis is another good group.  Kam Jones Kam Jones 6'1" | CG Central | 2022 State KY and Justice Cummins Justice Cummins 6'1" | PG Holy Cross (Louisville) | 2022 State KY  bring the firepower on offense.

Cave Gym Elite has a strong core of Lexington kids led by  Tyson Barrett Tyson Barrett 6'8" | PF Frederick Douglass | 2023 State KY and Cade Hilt Cade Hilt 6'2" | CG Paul Laurence Dunbar | 2023 KY .

Louisville Legends are led by  Miles Franklin Miles Franklin 6'2" | PG Ballard | 2022 State KY and Donovan Robinson Donovan Robinson 5'7" | PG Ryle | 2022 State KY and have a really good core of players.

F.O.C.U.S. Select has a lot of talent. They’re anchored by  Maker Bar Maker Bar 6'9" | PF Ballard | 2022 State KY and Tucker Blanford Tucker Blanford 6'6" | PF Bullitt East | 2022 State KY 2023  Gabe Sisk Gabe Sisk 6'4" | CG Ballard | 2023 State #186 Nation KY is another

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