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  1. Kobe Bryant rips AAU basketball

    Jan 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant has some interesting takes on American and European basketball skill development at the youth level.

  2. A college basketball fan’s guide to the current grassroots basketball scene

    Apr 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    May 28-30 2011: EYBL tournament at Hanger Athletics in California

    Some questions and answers about the spring and summer basketball scene that drives rankings and dominates recruiting.

  3. Report: D.C. Assault AAU to become D.C. Premier following Curtis Malone’s arrest on federal drug charges

    Sep 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    One month ago, D.C. Assault AAU co-founder Curtis Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges. Malone faces up to 40 years in prison after being arrested on Aug. 9. Days after the arrest, D.C. Assault announced that Malone is now longer associated with the team. On Monday, it appears that…

  4. D.C. Assault co-founder Curtis Malone facing up to 40 years on drug charges

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT

    Two days after a yearlong federal investigation resulted in his arrest, D.C. Assault co-founder Curtis Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of drug trafficking Wednesday. Malone pleaded not guilty to the charges, and if convicted he faces anywhere from five to forty years behind bars as well as a fine ranging…

  5. ‘At All Costs’ aims to provide inside look at grassroots basketball scene (VIDEO)

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    Much has been made about the impact that the growth of grassroots basketball has had on the sport as a whole, with there being no shortage of opinions (both in favor of and against grassroots basketball) on the topic. The makers of the documentary “At All Costs,” which will be released next spring, take a…

  6. Report: AAU to implement mandatory screening for coaches, volunteers, staff

    Jun 10, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT


    As a way to develop accountability and protect the safety of participants, the Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce newly crafted mandatory screening procedures for all adult coaches, volunteers, and staff, the Associated Press is reporting. The AAU had been conducting a six-month investigation into the matter, which produced a 30-page report with proposed…