AAU ready to host first-ever All Star game

AAU ready to host first-ever All Star game

Spokane’s AAU Basketball is wrapping up its 26th season as the premiere youth basketball league in our area and to highlight this great season, eighth grade boys and girls will play in the first ever all-star game this weekend.

As these student athletes are wrapping up their season soon, Sunday’s games are a great chance not only to showcase their talent, but get people excited about Hoopfest, which is just a few months away.

“Hoopfest is around 365 days a year, not just the last weekend in June, with our programs like Spokane AAU,” Hoopfest marketing director Bailee Neyland said.

Some of the kids have been in the program since 2nd grade but, as eighth graders, it’s their last year of eligibility to play in AAU. So, for the first time since the league started, this Sunday those players will come together for the first ever All Star AAU game, with two special coaches – former Zags Corey Violette and Richard Fox – leading the teams.

“We are the area’s premier youth competition so we provide, you know, our league season, our tournaments, and this weekend will just be a great way to get all of them together,” Neyland said.

The All Star game is Sunday at West Valley High School. The girls hit the court at 1 p.m. while the boys will play at 3 p.m.