AAU Boys Basketball Elite Tournaments Coming to Louisville
Division 1 National Championships and Super Showcase to be held in 2014, 2015, 2016 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
AAU President Henry Forrest states: "Louisville is a perfect location for the AAU Boys Basketball D1 National Championships and Super Showcases for so many reasons, we will be in the heart of basketball country where there is tremendous fan avidity and enormous media interest in the sport. Louisville is centrally located in the U.S. and easy to reach for a large number of our teams and their families, fans, and college coaches; and the Kentucky Expo Center is a premiere event friendly facility located in close proximity to hotels, inter-state highways and the airport."
"Besides location and facilities, another reason we're coming to Louisville is the experience and cooperation of our partners in the local community", added Forrest. "We are working closely with the management teams from the KEC, the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Louisville Sports Commission, all experts in staging major events. In addition, we forged a tremendous partnership with Eddie Ford, one of the longtime premiere promoters of youth basketball in the Midwest and South.
Ford, owner and operator of the 32 -year-old Kentucky Hoopfest, the nation's oldest travel team basketball tournament held annually at the KEC, will provide 15 hardwood courts as well as his expertise and operational support for the AAU event.
The 2014 edition of the AAU Nationals and the Super Showcase will span six (6) days (July 22-27) and is expected to attract 340+ teams, 200 officials, more than 900 college coaches and thousands of avid basketball fans.
Detailed information regarding general admission tickets and participating teams info will be announced soon.
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