Colleges check out players
Story originally posted at knoxnews.com
Coaches from at least 50 universities and colleges have attended the various girls basketball venues for the AAU Junior Olympic Games the last few days in Blount County.
Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt and her assistants have been just one of many collegiate staffs from across the country who have sent representatives to evaluate the talent.
The list also includes Oklahoma State, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Florida, Kansas and Alabama.
On Deck: Several sports begin play today as the Games head into the final stretch.
Among the marquee sports, boys basketball starts today with games at Christenberry Recreation Center, Grace Christian Academy and Emerald Youth Foundation.
Swimming also opens this morning at UT Student Aquatic Center. Other sports to feature first-day competition include baton twirling (Convention Center) and weightlifting (South-Doyle Middle School).
Sports that have yet to begin are field hockey (Wednesday/U.S. Cellular Soccer Complex), football (Wednesday/U.S. Cellular Soccer Complex), golf (Wednesday/Green Meadow Country Club) and taekwondo (Thursday, Convention Center).
AAU action wraps up Saturday.
The Schedule: Knoxville is scheduled to host the Games again in 2012.
That will mark the sixth time the city played host to the event.
Host cities for the next several AAU Junior Olympic Games are Detroit (2008) Des Moines, Iowa (2009) Hampton Roads (Va.) (2010) and New Orleans (2011).
Tracking Results: Results from Mondays track and field competition are available at aaujrogames.org.